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Camera Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Camera Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44313 | Dec 2016

Out of focus: New technologies and competition from large-scale retailers will restrict growth

IBISWorld’s Camera Stores market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The proliferation of smartphones and other devices with advanced camera features has reduced total camera sales
  • Improved smartphone picture quality has reduced demand for industry products
  • A growing proportion of the population is anticipated to take photos using smartphones
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Camera Stores industry has contracted significantly over the past decade. Intensified competition from online retailers and consumer electronic stores has considerably reduced the number of consumers that purchase items from camera stores, forcing several companies to exit the industry. In the coming years, the shift toward new technologies and large-scale retailers is projected to continue, restricting industry growth and cutting into revenue... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Camera Stores industry is highly fragmented, with the average establishment employing just 4 workers in 2016. Moreover, chain stores are uncommon in this industry, indicating that the vast majority of industry establishments are independent businesses that serve niche, regional markets. As a result, the level of concentration in this industry is low, with no single company controlling more than 1.0% of total market share.

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Additional Insights for the Camera Stores Industry

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

  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Experienced workforce
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of mobile internet connections and commerce sales in the Camera Stores industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Camera Stores Industry?

    This industry comprises brick-and-mortar camera stores that primarily sell photographic equipment such as cameras, lighting equipment, film, tripods and other camera accessories. E-commerce, consumer electronic stores and catalog sales are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Digital camerasFilm cameras and photography accessoriesComputer equipmentAudio equipment
    Industry Activities
    Camera equipment retailingPhotographic supplies retailingLighting equipment retailing Tripod equipment retailing

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • commerce sales
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Demand from photography
  • Current Performance
  • Lackluster demand
  • The digital (camera) age
  • Outside competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Declining demand for cameras
  • Declining demand for retailers
  • Table: Camera Stores Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Camera Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Photography
  • Fine Arts Schools
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Audio & Video Equipment Manufacturing
  • Camera & Film Wholesaling
  • Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Digital cameras
  • Film cameras and photography accessories
  • Computer equipment
  • Other
  • Audio equipment
  • Chart: Camera Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • New purchases from households
  • Replacement purchases from households
  • Retailers and wholesalers for resale
  • Businesses for end use
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Camera Stores Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Camera Stores
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Camera Stores Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Camera Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Camera Stores Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of mobile internet connections (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Big-Box Store
  • A retail store that is differentiated by its sheer size and large range of products, including electronics, household goods and other consumer products.
  • Brick-And-Mortar
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • Digital Camera
  • A camera that records images as digital data instead of on film.
  • Digital Single Lens Reflex (Dslr)
  • A digital camera that allows the user to look through the lens and see the image as the lens does; these cameras usually have interchangeable lenses.
  • Megapixel
  • One million pixels; the number of megapixels directly relates to the resolution of the digital image produced. The greater the number of megapixels, the higher the resolution of the resulting image.
  • Smartphone
  • A mobile phone that offers advanced PC-like capabilities, as well as a built-in camera.

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    This report on Camera Stores:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Camera Stores market research report includes:
    • 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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