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Digital camera shipments down 50% from two years ago, according to CIPA Market research Opinion 

Digital camera shipments down 50% from two years ago, according to CIPA

The trend for digital cameras isn’t optimistic, according to CIPA, but may not account for action cams and other innovations The  Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) has published a new graph showing the number of cameras shipped in February 2019 and the numbers aren’t trending well. According to the association, sales were down from January 2019 and had substantially decreased... Read More
February retail sales increased 2.7 percent over 2018 Market research Press releases 

February retail sales increased 2.7 percent over 2018

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2019 – Retail sales were down 0.7 percent in February seasonally adjusted from January but up 2.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year as delays and revisions related to the government shutdown continued to make comparisons difficult, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “The weaker-than-expected February retail sales numbers reflect colder... Read More
NPD predicts low single-digit growth for US CE sales Market research Press releases 

NPD predicts low single-digit growth for US CE sales

According to the forecast, wireless headphones and smart home devices will be among the top growth categories through 2021 PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (PRWEB) MARCH 26, 2019 – The NPD Group today shared insights from its latest Future of Tech report, a three-year technology industry forecast, which predicts low single-digit sales growth in the U.S. consumer technology market through 2021. Following a return to... Read More
Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality headsets poised for significant growth, according to IDC Market research Press releases 

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality headsets poised for significant growth, according to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Worldwide shipments of augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets are forecast to reach 8.9 million units in 2019, up 54.1% from the prior year according to the International Data Corporation (IDC)Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker. Strong growth is expected to continue as global shipments climb to 68.6 million in 2023 with a compound annual... Read More
Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends’ study shows photography and videography industry open to change Market research Press releases 

Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends’ study shows photography and videography industry open to change

In a new study entitled, 2018 Professional Photography and Videography Study, Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends surveyed 1,855 pro photographers and videographers to further explore photo printing, video services, digital camera ownership and usage, as well as the use of the internet. WEYMOUTH, MASS. (PRWEB) MARCH 13, 2019 – In a new study entitled, 2018 Professional Photography and Videography Study, Keypoint... Read More
Keypoint Intelligence adds AR/VR to its Imaging Advisory Service Market research Press releases 

Keypoint Intelligence adds AR/VR to its Imaging Advisory Service

Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends is pleased to announce the expansion in coverage of its Connected Imaging Trends advisory service to include Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). These topics will build on existing coverage of photo and video sharing, social networks and cloud services, as well as mobile devices and apps for all platforms. WEYMOUTH, MASS. (PRWEB) MARCH 05,... Read More
The Knot: Couples Spend an Average of $33,931 on Weddings Market research Press releases 

The Knot: Couples Spend an Average of $33,931 on Weddings

Most Comprehensive Study of Its Kind Reveals How Couples Make Their Own Traditions, Express Their Love Story in Every Detail of Their Weddings Gen Zers, the Future Generation of Wedding Planners, Also Plan to Steer Away From Conventional Tradition as 8 in 10 Desire to Twist Existing Ones, Merge Cultural Customs, or Create Their Own for Their Future Weddings NEW... Read More
IDC reports a slowdown of China’s smartphone market in Q4 2018 Market research Press releases 

IDC reports a slowdown of China’s smartphone market in Q4 2018

BEIJING, February 14th, 2019 – According to the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments in the Chinese market were down 9.7% YoY to approximately 103 million units in Q4 2018. Among the top five smartphone vendors, Huawei was the biggest winner in Q4 on the back of blockbuster flagship models and a steadily rising brand reputation;... Read More
2018 holiday sales grew 2.9 percent amid turmoil Market research Press releases 

2018 holiday sales grew 2.9 percent amid turmoil

WASHINGTON, February 14, 2019 – Holiday retail sales during 2018 grew a lower-than-expected 2.9 percent over the same period in 2017 to $707.5 billion, the National Retail Federation said today after the Commerce Department released data that had been delayed by nearly a month because of the recent government shutdown. “All signs during the holidays seemed to show that consumers... Read More
Let’s find the positive in camera sales Market research News Opinion Press releases 

Let’s find the positive in camera sales

It’s time for the annual CIPA report, which numerous tech blogs and analysts comb over to deduce the trends ailing the camera market. The news can be sobering, especially when leaders like Canon predict a 50-percent drop-off in camera sales within the next two years. On the bright side, the boom in the instant camera category shows there’s life in... Read More
Canon launches print for action initiative to show print remains an influential medium Market research News Press releases 

Canon launches print for action initiative to show print remains an influential medium

New Canon U.S.A. Survey Finds 47 Percent of Americans Would Feel Sad in a World Without Print MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Print has long been a powerful medium to inspire action, from promoting social change to influencing purchasing decisions. It, therefore, comes with little surprise to Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, that nearly half of Americans would... Read More
CIPA provides outlook on 2019 trends for cameras and related goods Market research Press releases 

CIPA provides outlook on 2019 trends for cameras and related goods

The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA: President Kazuo Ushida) has announced the outlook on the shipment by product-type concerning cameras and related goods for the 2019 term. 1. Track record of shipments 2018 In 2018 total shipments decreased by 22.2% year on year in digital cameras with a significant decline in built-in lens digital cameras. In interchangeable lens digital... Read More
NRF forecasts retail sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.4 percent Market research News Press releases 

NRF forecasts retail sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.4 percent

WASHINGTON, February 5, 2019 – The National Retail Federation today forecast that retail sales during 2019 will increase between 3.8 percent and 4.4 percent to more than $3.8 trillion despite threats from an ongoing trade war, the volatile stock market and the effects of the government shutdown. “We believe the underlying state of the economy is sound,” NRF President and... Read More
Retail jobs grew nearly 15,000 in January over December Market research Press releases 

Retail jobs grew nearly 15,000 in January over December

WASHINGTON, February 1, 2019 – Retail industry employment in January was down by 15,100 jobs unadjusted from a year earlier but increased 14,800 jobs seasonally adjusted from December, the National Retail Federation said today. The retail numbers, which exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants, came as the nation added 304,000 jobs overall compared with December, the Labor Department said.... Read More
Worldwide smartphone shipments down 4.9% Market research Press releases 

Worldwide smartphone shipments down 4.9%

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., January 30, 2019 – According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 375.4 million units during the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q18), down 4.9% year over year and the fifth consecutive quarter of decline. The challenging holiday quarter closes out the worst year ever for smartphone shipments... Read More
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