A camera bag is an accessory which protects the camera from physical damage such as breakage and from dirt. A camera bag keeps the photography kit safe for a longer duration. Camera bags are also available with a rain cover for waterproof protection; with adjustable and padded shoulder strap; multiple compartments; and other features. Manufacturers use durable and flexible material which makes the camera bag stylish and easy to use. All these features increase the demand for camera bags from both professional and non-professional photographers. Camera bags are available in different sizes, colors, features, and price range. In addition, camera bags are designed in such a way that one can easily carry a laptop, tablet, and documents all in one bag. All these features are expected to accelerate the global camera bag market during the forecast period. The photography market is reshaping the whole camera bag market. Various factors in the market accelerates the growth of camera bags such as increasing disposable income in middle class families, increasing population, growing participation in photography, and increasing adoption of Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras and point-and-shoot cameras across the world. However, rapid volatility in raw material prices is expected to hamper the growth of the global camera bags market.
The global camera bags market can be segmented on the basis of product type, material, size, end-user, distribution channel, and geography. Based on product type, the market is segmented into bag pack, messenger bag, shoulder bag, holster & cases, and others. Holster & cases bags are used to carry point-and-shoot cameras. In terms of material, the global camera bags market is classified into polyester, velvet, silicone, leather, cotton, and others. Based on size, the market is segmented into small, medium, and large. On the basis of end-use, the market is classified into professional photographers and non-professional photographers. The professional photographer segment is expected to be the most attractive during the forecast period. Based on distribution channel, the camera bags market can be classified into online distribution channel and offline distribution channel. The offline distribution channel is further sub segmented into hypermarkets/supermarkets, specialty stores, and others. Hypermarkets/supermarkets is expected to be the fastest growing segment during the forecast period.
In terms of geography, the global camera bags market is classified into Asia Pacific (India, China, Japan, and Rest Of Asia Pacific), Europe (Germany, France, U.K., and Rest of Europe), North America (U.S, Canada, and Rest of North America), Middle East & Africa (GCC, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa), and South America (Brazil and Rest of South America). Europe is anticipated to hold a large share in the camera bags market. This is primarily due to the presence of key market players and relatively faster adoption; hence the higher market share as compared to other regions. The camera bags market in Asia Pacific is expected to see fast growth rate followed by North America. The rising demand for premium products among the young population across Asia Pacific and North America is expected to accelerate the camera bag market during the forecast period. South America and Middle East & Africa is also anticipated to contribute to the camera bags market during the forecast period.
Major players operating in the global camera bags market are Case Logic, Crumpler Pty Ltd, M Billingham & Co Limited (Trading as Billingham), Tiffen, Altura Photo, Vitec Imaging Distribution Inc., Tenba, Artantik LTD, JENOVA, Vitec Group Italia Spa (Italy), kieselbags.com, Peak Design, Gura Gear, LLC, Lap Shun Manufacturing Co Ltd., Think Tank Photo, Inc., and others.
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