Smartphones Affecting dSLR Sales

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    The IDC says that constantly improving smartphone camera technology may have a significant negative impact on high-end digital camera sales.

     According to the IDC, the improving quality of smartphone cameras could lead to a significant negative impact on high-end digital camera sales.  Both Canon and Nikon-lowered sales forecast numbers for the end of the fiscal year.  Experts expect a 9% drop in interchangeable-lens cameras that many pro photographers use.  But smartphones like Nokia’s Lumia 1020 with a 41-megapixel PureView camera that features controls similar to many dSLRs and the new iPhone 5S with a wider aperture and more sensitive sensor just make it so easy for everyone to look like a pro for less.  However, one Canon rep had this to say about the smartphone/dSLR comparison—“taking photos with smartphones and editing them with apps is like cooking with cheap ingredients and a lot of artificial flavoring.”