The end of the compact camera

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Overrank Senior Member • Posts: 2,914
Re: The end of the compact camera

Slimpie1972 wrote:

I have a question for all of you.

Is the compact camera dead or do we think there is a future for this kind of camera?

The DSLR/MILC market is already being hollowed out by phones so that I suspect in a few years there will only be high end / high margin digital cameras being made at all.  I doubt if there will be a significant investment in compact cameras when almost all the functionality for almost all the users can be achieved by a phone.

I haven't seen any compact camera released in the past year and longer. What is your opinion.

I would like to see the camera industrie make a compact camera that outperforms the performance of a smartphone, but with the inteligence of the smartphone. A compact camera has more room for better optics and a larger sensor so it should not be difficult to produce a compact camera that outperforms a smartphone if we put the intelegence of a smartphone in the camera.

The question that remains is: what do we think is "compact"?

I would say something like a sony rx100 would be compact.

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