Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years to 2015, revenue for the Camera Equipment Manufacturing industry in China declined at an annualized rate of 5.0% to total 9.0 billion. Revenue contributed by the four largest industry players, Foshan Pulihua, Canon, Samsung and Sony, is expected to account for 73.3% of total industry revenue in 2015.
China has become the world's largest production base for camera equipment. In addition, digital cameras have gradually become the dominant products in place of traditional film cameras. An estimated 90.0% of industry output in 2015 will be digital camera equipment, up from about 41.0% in 2004.
Basic digital cameras are no longer considered a luxury good for many people in China.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Digital cameras (excluding digital SLR cameras)
Digital cameras (excluding digital SLR cameras) were first introduced to the Chinese market in 1996. The digital camera segment as a share of industry revenue was quite small in the past due to the low image quality of such products. However, products have developed rapidly since 1996 as technology has improved significantly. At the end of 1999, digital cameras with 2.0 megapixels were introduced. These products had good image quality compared to film cameras, which stimulated high demand for digital products. Digital cameras do not require film, which reduces costs for consumers, and makes them more attractive. Since 2004, digital cameras have dominated the market in place of film cameras... purchase to read more