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More than a quarter of all photos and videos are taken on smartphones

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More than a quarter of all photos and videos are taken on smartphones
NPD released its findings from a recent survey about taking photos and videos. It found that the percent of photos taken with a smartphone has risen to 27% from 17% just a year ago. At the same time, the point-and-shoot camera market is down 17% in units and 18% in dollars for the first 11 months of 2011.

This suggests that most users find their smartphones are adequate enough to replace entry-level cameras. Liz Cutting, executive director and senior imaging analyst at NPD, said, “There is no doubt that the smartphone is becoming ‘good enough’ much of the time; but thanks to mobile phones, more pictures are being taken than ever before.

While the point-and-shoot market had declined, detachable lens cameras have seen an increase, so it is obvious that for special events, consumers are still looking to high-end devices to capture those moments.

More than a quarter of all photos and videos are taken on smartphones


So what about you? Does your smartphone meet all your photo and video needs or do you still find the need for a dedicated camera or camcorder?

source: NPD via Mashable

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posted on 22 Dec 2011, 20:09 4

1. xmusicianguy (Posts: 96; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)


I have used a smartphone (Droid X and now Bionic) for recording all of my YouTube music covers for a while now. Much more convenient.

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 20:12 2

2. troppouncapo (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


I have an iPhone 4 and I use it to take pictures and video, but just because I work as video report I need a dedicated camcorder. Anyway just for fun a smartphone it's enough even if most of the time pictures and videos have a really slow resolution.

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 20:48 1

3. kcombs (Posts: 254; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


I have a brand new point and shoot Cannon, and I still use my iPhone for pictures and videos.

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 21:57 2

4. medalaster01 (Posts: 41; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


My iphone 4s rocks in camera catafory..

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 04:52

10. E.N. (Posts: 2366; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


fo sho, iPhone all the way

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 07:35 1

11. robinrisk (unregistered)


oh yea! the iPhone has the best catafory ever!

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 14:49

12. E.N. (Posts: 2366; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I know!! That's what we said!

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 22:32 2

5. BattleBrat (Posts: 1175; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I use my Itouch for video, but still use my Sony DSC-R1 for photos when they count...

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 22:47 4

6. remyrz (Posts: 190; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)


GSII.... my everything! no more to say..

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 00:59 2

7. wsker (Posts: 24; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Xperia neo all u need, in the bright morning, or in poor light conditions!....

Photos, videos!, all good!

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 04:06 1

8. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


gs2 :)

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 04:43 1

9. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


N8 :)

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