Notification Center

This is our new notification center. Inside, you will find updates on the most important things happening right now.


Hmm, push notifications seem to be disabled in your browser. You can enable them from the 'Settings' icon in the URL bar of your browser.

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.

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

New reasons to get excited every week

Get the most important news, reviews and deals in mobile tech delivered straight to your inbox

FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless