Market research company InfoTrends has released its predictions for the North American consumer digital camera industry.
Consumer electronics such as televisions, computers, games consoles, mobile phones and tablets are increasingly being connected with wireless services. But, said the company, “if digital cameras do not integrate with this ecosystem, they run the risk of being left out of the equation”.
“Vendors need to increase the velocity of these introductions and make 2012 the Year of the Connected Camera. Camera vendors can no longer continue solely down the path of standalone digital cameras. All vendors should have at least one WiFi enabled point & shoot or ILC model in their line-up, and move towards offering WiFi as a standard feature.”
The forecasts come as part of InfoTrends’ North America Consumer Digital Camera Forecast: 2011-2017.
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