Out of focus: Smartphones that include cameras will pose a threat to industry operators

Revenue for the Online Camera and Camcorder Sales industry is expected to fall in the five years to 2017. Competition from a myriad of outside sources has shrunk demand for just about all of the industry's core product segments and consumers have fled toward multiuse products and services to the detriment of the industry, despite positive macroeconomic indications. This trend has given consumers more resources to purchase discretionary goods that this industry retails and widened the proportion of buyers with access to online services. While this ostensibly benefits the industry, it has not been able to withstand the competition from smartphones with increasingly high-quality photo and video capabilities that has eaten into the hobbyist market for cameras and camcorders...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Smartphones’ progressively higher-quality cameras threaten industry growth
  • Smartphone manufacturers have upgraded camera technology
  • Internet traffic volume will continue to grow strongly, further benefiting industry operators
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Online Camera and Camcorder Sales industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle. In the 10 years to 2022, industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the economy, is expected to fall at an average annual rate of 3.1%. In contrast, GDP is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 2.0% over this period. Declining IVA is characteristic of a declining industry.The industry also has several other characteristics of a declining industry. For example, the number of operators in this industry fell over the previous five-year period and is expected to continue its decline. Over the 10 years to 2022, enterprise figures are expected to drop at an annualized rate of 2.5%. Contraction at this rate is common among declining industries. Add...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Online Camera & Camcorder Sales Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Camera & Camcorder Sales Industry are

  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of mobile internet connections and Percentage of households with at least one computer in the Online Camera & Camcorder Sales industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Online Camera & Camcorder Sales Industry?

    This industry is composed of e-tailers that sell video cameras, cameras, tapes, discs, video recorders and combination electronic game and disc players. Brick-and-mortar sales of these products are not included in the report.

    Industry Products
  • Cameras and photo equipment
  • Camcorders and video equipment
  • Compact discs, records and tapes
  • Industry Activities
  • Online retailing of cameras
  • Online retailing of camcorders
  • Online retailing of tapes and discs
  • Online retailing of electronic DVD devices
  • Online retailing of electronic game devices
  • 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
  • Percentage of households with at least one computer
  • Demand from photography
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Positive trends
  • Crippling competition
  • Structural changes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Positive trends
  • External competition
  • Internal competition
  • Table: Online Camera & Camcorder Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Camera & Camcorder Sales Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Photography
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Camera & Film Wholesaling
  • Movie & Video Distribution

  • Products & Services
  • Cameras and photo equipment
  • Other
  • Camcorders and video equipment
  • Compact discs, records and tapes
  • Chart: Online Camera & Camcorder Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 45 to 54
  • Consumers aged 35 to 44
  • Consumers aged 55 and older
  • Consumers aged 25 to 34
  • Consumers aged 24 and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Camera & Camcorder Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Camera & Camcorder Sales

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Camera & Camcorder Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Amazon.com Inc.,
  • Table: Amazon.com Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Camera & Camcorder Sales 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 Online Camera & Camcorder Sales Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Stores that have a physical presence and location, as opposed to online retailers.
  • Digital Single-Lens Reflex (Dslr)
  • A digital single-lens reflex camera combines the optics of a single-lens reflex camera, however, it uses digital imaging sensors as opposed to photographic film.
  • Digital Versatile Disc
  • A digital versatile disc, or DVD, provides greater storage capacity than compact discs and are used for consumer video and audio digital formatting.
  • Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (Milc)
  • A mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera is a type of digital camera that provides an interchangeable lens mount and does not have a mirror reflex optical viewfinder.
  • Point-And-Shoot Camera
  • Designed for simple operations, point-and-shoot cameras use focus-free lenses or autofocus, in conjunction with automatic systems for setting exposure options. They are also called compact cameras.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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