Digital Camera Decline

Digital cameras lived as a complement to cameraphones for a couple years, then not so much. They are an example of how technology moves from “used-with” to “used-instead-of”.

Camera Production since 1933
Digital camera growth exploded as the first smartphones wave hit (2007-2010), but declined under broader adoption (2011-present). (source)


Digital Camera Decline is an example of Gradually, then Suddenly.

Some people claim that smart phones and Instagram killed Kodak, John Markoff says that isn’t so. See The Kodak Jobs Myth

Cable TV was also initially a complement to broadcast TV, a way to boost the quality of reception. See Cable as Community Antenna

Source: Digital Camera Decline


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