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When one camera doesn’t do it all, from Suite 48a research Events Market research News Opinion 

When one camera doesn’t do it all, from Suite 48a research

Hans Hartman of Suite 48a recently shared some insights from the recent Beyond smartphones and digital cameras – The Long Tail of Cameras survey, conducted a few months ago among 1,055 North American respondents who take at least 5 photos a month. As shown in the chart above, 63% of the respondents or their partner own a digital camera, showing there is still healthy... Read More
A closer look at interchangeable lens cameras, from InfoTrends Market research News 

A closer look at interchangeable lens cameras, from InfoTrends

KeyPoint Intelligence/InfoTrends recently shared some data from the recently released “2018 U.S. Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera (DILC) Lens Market Study”. The study shows DSLRs enjoy more popularity among point-and-shoot and smartphone owners who are considering the purchase of digital camera within the next year. Interestingly, the chart shows point-and-shoot owners were more interested in professional and advanced DSLRs than smartphone users.... Read More
Mobile to drive three-quarters of holiday ecommerce traffic Market research Marketing News 

Mobile to drive three-quarters of holiday ecommerce traffic

This looks to be a banner holiday retail season, with mobile devices pushing almost 70 percent of e-commerce visits and 46 percent of orders, according to a new Salesforce report, cited in RetailDive. The report added AI-based product recommendations will account for 35% of revenue. Cyber week — from the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday — will generate... Read More
Tracking Android sales trends after 10 years Market research 

Tracking Android sales trends after 10 years

Ten years ago, the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, made its debut a year after the Apple iPhone. Unlike the iPhone, T-Mobile’s device had a physical keyboard. That feature didn’t last, but Android grew in popularity, overtaking iPhone in three years. As the above chart from Statista shows, “most of the smartphone market’s exponential growth over the past decade... Read More
AR shipments to increase more than 30 percent, according to Statista Market research Opinion 

AR shipments to increase more than 30 percent, according to Statista

Statista reports Apple’s acquisition of Akonia Holographics, a small Colorado-based company specializing in smart glass lenses, has added fuel to the rumors Apple is working on augmented reality (AR) glasses that could complement and possibly replace the iPhone in the future. Tim Cook is not the only one to see huge potential in augmented reality. While still in its... Read More
Videos and phodeos enter the mainstream, according to Suite 48a Market research News 

Videos and phodeos enter the mainstream, according to Suite 48a

New study analyzes what’s driving the explosion in user-generated videos and hybrid photo-videos Consumer video sure ain’t what it used to be, according to Suite 48a Analytics, a reserch firm: “The category now includes numerous variations, ranging from full-length to short-form narratives, plus what could be called ‘phodeos:’ hybrids of photos and videos such as Boomerang clips, Instagram Stories and... Read More
Equipment upgrades, advancing smartphone owners will drive digital interchangeable lens cameras Market research 

Equipment upgrades, advancing smartphone owners will drive digital interchangeable lens cameras

(Weymouth, MA) September 13, 2018…Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends is pleased to announce the completion of its 2018 US Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera (DILC) Market Study. This study finds opportunities among first-time buying photo enthusiasts. 72% of those looking to buy a DILC in the next year currently do not own one. The pool of potential buyers will come from smartphone-only... Read More
August retail sales increase 5 percent over last year Market research Press releases 

August retail sales increase 5 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2018 – August retail sales increased 0.1 percent seasonally adjusted over July and 5 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow despite concerns about the growing trade war, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Consumers are still in the driver’s seat,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “Retail... Read More
Statista: iPhones interest is waning Market research Opinion 

Statista: iPhones interest is waning

Apple has scheduled an iPhone event for Sept. 12. But do consumers really care anymore? According to Statista, Apple is rumored to release three new iPhones this year, based on iPhone X design, as well as new Apple Watches. Writer Felix Richter notes, however, Apple’s new product announcements seem to be losing their luster: “While Apple’s iPhone announcements are still... Read More
Futuresource analyst optimistic about future of prints, margins Market research 

Futuresource analyst optimistic about future of prints, margins

Jeremy Wilks, senior market analyst, Futuresource Consulting, recently published an interesting perspective on the demand for prints, called Photo Prints – Part of the Physical Media Revival. In the article, Wilks notes, despite the massive increase in photos being captured per year, demand for prints has declined, due to other ways of sharing and viewing images, like screens, messaging apps,... Read More
Digital camera household penetration is at 55%, according to CTA Market research Opinion 

Digital camera household penetration is at 55%, according to CTA

A recent study from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) shows, for the first time, the three most frequently-owned tech products are screen-based devices. TVs (96%), smartphones (87%) and laptops (72%) are the three most-used devices, according to CTA’s 20th Consumer Technology Ownership and Market Potential Study. The digital camera comes in at 55 percent of household penetration, which is no surprise to... Read More
June retail sales continue ‘steady run’ with 4.2 percent increase Market research Press releases 

June retail sales continue ‘steady run’ with 4.2 percent increase

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2018 – June retail sales were up 0.07 percent seasonally adjusted from May’s strong performance and increased 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year as economic growth continued despite the U.S. trade war with China and other countries, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “This is a healthy retail sales report and... Read More
91% of pictures uploaded to photo-sharing sites are from smartphones, ScanMyPhotos study reveals Market research Press releases 

91% of pictures uploaded to photo-sharing sites are from smartphones, ScanMyPhotos study reveals

2,500 Respondents to study reveals what is missing from photo-sharing apps and online photo-gifting services — decades-past analog photo snapshots. IRVINE, CALIF. (PRWEB) JUNE 21, 2018 `Out of sight, out of mind’ took on added relevance from the internet photography study released today by ScanMyPhotos.com on consumer photo-sharing habits. Short on time? Here is the highlight: Only 225 of 2,500... Read More
CaptureLife data shows growing need for mobile portrait apps Market research 

CaptureLife data shows growing need for mobile portrait apps

CaptureLife recently published the results of a consumer survey discussing the growing need for mobile-portrait apps. The company said it commissioned an independent survey of parents from across the country with children in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade, with the goal to better understand how consumers expect to purchase and interact with professional photography. Among the highlights reported: Consumers want convenience. It’s... Read More
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