Auto exposure: The incorporation of high-quality cameras in smartphones has stifled industry revenue

The Camera and Film Wholesaling industry, which distributes photographic equipment and supplies, has declined over the past five years. Much of this decline is attributable to the incorporation of high-quality cameras in smartphones, which continues to pose a substantial threat to industry operators. As camera phone technology has improved to nearly match the quality of a typical digital camera, consumers have increasingly opted for a single device with a built-in camera. These advances have rendered many of the industry's products obsolete, while the proliferation of wholesale bypass has made intermediary distributors less relevant to the industry's supply chain...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$11bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-5.0%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
11,963
Businesses
1,078
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The growing success of digital cameras will likely slow as overall demand for cameras and photography continues to decline
  • Smartphones will siphon more sales away from entry-level still cameras
  • Wholesalers will still have to contend with market saturation for digital cameras
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Camera and Film Wholesaling industry has struggled to adapt to the digital age. Changing consumer preferences and technological advances in competing industries have rendered many of the products sold by this industry obsolete, while increasing wholesale bypass has reduced industry participation and caused profit margins to decline. Additionally, improvements in the manufacturing process and a decline in demand for photographic equipment have caused the prices of these products to fall, further accentuating the industry’s declining revenue. Consequently, IBISWorld estimates industry revenue will decline at an annualized rate of 5.0% to $11.1 billion in 2017, decreasing 5.1% in 2017 alone...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Camera & Film Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Camera & Film Wholesaling Industry are

  • Provision of superior after-sales service
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of mobile internet connections and Consumer spending in the Camera & Film Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What's in this report

    What is the Camera & Film Wholesaling Industry?

    Industry operators wholesale photographic equipment and supplies, including digital cameras, photofinishing equipment, photographic film, television cameras and projection equipment. This industry does not wholesale office supplies, photocopying equipment, microfilm equipment or household video cameras.

    Industry Products
  • Still picture photographic equipment for households
  • Motion picture photographic equipment
  • Photographic film
  • Developing supplies
  • Still picture photographic equipment for commercial use
  • Other photographic equipment and supplies
  • Industry Activities
  • Photographic camera equipment and supplies wholesaling
  • Television camera wholesaling
  • Video camera (except household) wholesaling
  • Film developing equipment wholesaling
  • Photographic film wholesaling
  • Identity recorder wholesaling
  • Motion picture camera equipment and supplies wholesaling
  • Photo finishing equipment wholesaling
  • Photographic equipment and supplies wholesaling
  • Projection equipment (e.g., motion picture, slide) wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Consumer spending
  • Price of diesel
  • Demand from camera stores
  • Demand from photography

  • Current Performance
  • Diminishing demand
  • Digital revolution
  • Wholesale bypass and industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Declining demand for cameras
  • Declining demand for wholesalers
  • Table: Camera & Film Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Camera & Film Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Camera Stores
  • Movie & Video Production
  • Television Production
  • Photography

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Still picture photographic equipment for households
  • Other photographic equipment and supplies
  • Motion picture photographic equipment
  • Photographic film
  • Still picture photographic equipment for commercial use
  • Developing supplies
  • Chart: Camera & Film Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other wholesale establishments
  • Businesses for end use
  • Retailers
  • Other
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Camera & Film Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Camera & Film Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Camera & Film Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Canon Inc., SYNNEX Corporation,
  • Table: Canon Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: SYNNEX Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Camera & Film Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Camera & Film Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of mobile internet connections (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Analog
  • A nondigital camera that requires photographic film to develop pictures.
  • Digital Single Lens Reflex (Dslr)
  • A digital camera that uses a mechanical mirror system and pentaprism to direct light from the lens to an optical viewfinder on the back of the camera.
  • Megapixel
  • One million pixels. In digital imaging, a pixel, or picture element, is the smallest item of information in a digital image.
  • Single Lens Reflex (Slr)
  • A camera that typically uses a semi-automatic moving mirror system that permits the photographer to see exactly what the film will capture.
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