A compact camera is also known as point and shoot camera. It is a type of still camera used in still photography. Compact cameras have multiple built in options to capture photographs as per requirement, namely, autofocus, exposure, flash, and focus free lenses. It is often used to take snapshots of vacations, parties, and reunions. Most compact cameras have optical zoom between 30x to 60x. There are two main types of compact camera systems: a film point and shoot camera and a digital point and shoot camera. A film point and shoot camera does not have inbuilt memory. Photos clicked by film point and shoot camera can be saved in non-reusable film cartridges. A digital point and shoot camera has inbuilt memory and it is reusable. Compact camera systems are available in different designs, sizes, and types. Compatibility of the compact camera system may vary with its application in various industries. Moreover, choosing a suitable compact camera depends on multiple parameters such as size, lenses capacity, memory, ease of use, zoom capacity, design, shooting options, image quality, speed, ease of handling, and budget of the consumer. The global compact camera system market is expected to expand at a considerable pace in the near future.
A major factor driving the compact camera system market is expansion of the travel industry. The market is also influenced by factors such as product performance and capability, optical lenses, inbuilt memory, and durability of the compact camera system. Key drivers that have boosted the popularity of compact camera systems include increased demand for entertainment, good quality photographs, and rise in the spending power of the population. Moreover, rise in demand for high quality cameras to click high definition photographs that are used in the fashion industry, and growing interest and inclination toward photography as a career especially among the youth are expected to drive the compact camera system market in the coming years. However, lack of awareness and knowledge about using a camera is expected to be a major factor restraining the growth of the compact camera system market. Moreover, high cost of the camera, long time required to charge camera batteries, and growing demand for high definition inbuilt cameras in smartphones are expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period. Nevertheless, growing awareness about the use of compact cameras through training programs and events is expected to create significant opportunities for the market.
The global compact camera system market can be classified based on sensor type, system type, application, end-user, and region. Based on sensor type, the market can be categorized into CMOS sensor and CCD sensor. In terms of system type, the market can be segmented into Ultra-Compact Compact Camera Systems, Rugged Compact Camera Systems, Super Zoom Compact Camera Systems, and Travel Zoom Compact Camera Systems. Based on application, the market can be classified into shutterbugs and professional photographers. In terms of end-user, the market can be categorized into commercial and personal. Based on region, the global compact camera system market can be classified into North America (The U.S., Canada, and Mexico), Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, Australia, and others), Middle East & Africa, Europe (The U.K., Germany, France, Russia, and Italy) and South America.
Major players operating in the global compact camera system market include Canon, Samsung, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Sony, Leica Q, Ricoh, Olympus Tough, Zeiss, Nikon, JK Imaging, and Vivitar. All these players compete with each other with respect to their product portfolio in order to survive in the market. Top companies are therefore focusing on acquisitions, offering the most competitive wholesale pricing, manufacturing new structured innovative products with sustainable designs, and increasing their research services to strengthen their presence in the global compact camera system market. This is likely to lead to the introduction of many advanced products in the market during the forecast period.
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