Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Revenue for the Camera Equipment Manufacturing industry in China is expected to total $15.3 billion in 2013, up 9.6%. Annualized growth over the past five years is estimated at 6.5%. The share of revenue contributed by the four largest players, Foshan Pulihua, Canon, Samsung, and Sony, is expected to increase to about 73.3% of total industry revenue in 2013.
China has become the world's largest production base for camera equipment, and digital cameras have gradually become the dominant products, in place of traditional film cameras. An estimated 90% of industry output in 2013 will be digital camera equipment, up from about 41.0% in 2004.
Basic digital cameras are no longer a luxury good for many Chinese people.... 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