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Forecast: Digital Still Cameras, Worldwide, 2014 Update

Published: 18 April 2014

ID: G00258514

Analyst(s): Hiroyuki Shimizu

Summary

The digital still camera market, facing severe competition from smartphones and other mobile devices, is forecast to decline 21.5% in terms of units in 2014. Semiconductor suppliers must expand to other market segments that utilize camera technologies.

Table Of Contents

Forecast Data

Analysis

  • Total DSC Unit Production Will Continue to Decline
  • High-End Compact DSCs Have Larger Image Sensors
  • Wireless Connectivity and Cloud Services Are the Keys
  • DSC Vendors Must Focus on Development of Other Camera Technology Applications for Various Market Sectors
  • DSC Semiconductor Trend
    • Image Sensors
    • Image Processors

Assumptions

  • Consumer Spending
  • Product Mix of DSCs
  • Cost Reduction
  • Features and Functions

Methodology

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