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

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



1. xmusicianguy

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 13, 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.

2. troppouncapo

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

3. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

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

4. medalaster01

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

My iphone 4s rocks in camera catafory..

10. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

fo sho, iPhone all the way

11. robinrisk unregistered

oh yea! the iPhone has the best catafory ever!

12. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I know!! That's what we said!

5. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

6. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

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

7. wsker

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

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

8. xray174

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

gs2 :)

9. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

N8 :)

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