Camera sales are falling and it's partially our fault.

Started Aug 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
digitallollygag Contributing Member • Posts: 991
Re: Camera sales are falling and it's partially our fault.

Cope wrote:

Most amateur photographers do not frequent web forums, so any conversation here is not likely to affect their purchase habits. I can tell you that I bought my wife a Nikon Coolpix S4000 a couple of years ago, and the battery will not hold a charge for more than a week. Because of this, and because she has an iPhone 4, I am hesitant to buy another P&S and risk low battery life when she has a phone that will run all day and take good pictures. I believe smart phones are the main issue here.

If your iphone runs all day, I'm jealous. We all have to carry chargers with us. I guess if you don't actually use the phone it has a great long battery life.

The battery in my old D100 runs circles around my iPhone5's battery.

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