Analyst briefing on technology trends in digital camera market will be held today in the lobby work space of citizenM London Bankside Hotel.
Analysts of Market Research Media present a series of report predicting demise of digital camera market as we know it today:
Software Defined Digital Camera Market
Multiple Lens Digital Camera Market Scenario
Impact of Pixel Shift Technology on Digital Camera
New computational imaging technologies and the concept of software defined camera with open SDK may disrupt a fragile balance and create tectonic shifts in professional photography market dominated by Canon, Nikon and Sony. Smartphone manufacturers are more dynamic than photography heavyweights in pursuing innovation to improve image quality in small form factor. It’s only matter of time before technology trends in mobile photography will migrate into professional photography world. While Sony and Fujifilm are thriving on innovation, without much concern about cannibalizing their own successful product lines, Canon and Nikon lag in innovation. Dissatisfaction is growing among loyal customer base of Canon, the largest camera and lens manufacturer is known for holding back and suppressing advanced features in new model to avoid cannibalization of higher positioned models. Also Canon’s policy of extremely rare software updates is quickly becoming anachronism in software-powered world.