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

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12 Comments

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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