Home » Uncategorized » Megapixel Display Devices Surge in 2004

Megapixel Display Devices Surge in 2004

Megapixel-enabled camera phones accounted for 3% camera phone shipments in 2003. As overall camera phone growth surges, megapixel-enabled handsets will grow at a 700% rate in 2004 to account for 12% of total camera phone shipments. Because of the price/value sensitivity of traditional cellular users, camera phone vendors will offer a relatively lower level of technical functionality to remain affordable to mass-market users, driving camera phones to displace DSC usage in part in lower-tier DSC price categories (US$250 retail and lower).

This report analyzes global camera phone sell-in by vendor in 2003. It forecasts global camera phone sales by megapixel sensor quality through 2009. The report also compares annualized camera phone shipments by vendor with the top 6 digital still camera vendors worldwide in 2003.

David Kerr, Vice President of the Global Wireless Practice, noted, “In the clearest sign yet of mobile digital convergence, NEC, Nokia, Samsung and Panasonic all outsold Sony, the world’s largest digital still camera vendor in 2003. Only Sony / Sony Ericsson and Samsung, of the major traditional digital still camera vendors, are positioned to exploit massive camera phone growth through the end of the decade. Those DSC vendors without a strong cellular division or wireless partner, such as Olympus will find themselves under increasing competitive pressure in the long-term.”

Report author, Neil Mawston, noted, “NEC, with a 16 percent global share, was the world’s leading camera phone vendor in 2003. With more than 90 percent of its shipments including a camera module by the end of 2003, NEC has made imaging the centerpiece of its device strategy.”

Other key findings from this report include: 84 million camera phones were shipped worldwide in 2003 versus 49 million digital still cameras; Asia is still the largest demand center, but Europe will represent over 25 percent of sales in 2004; Tumbling wholesale ASPs and strong retail subsidies will fuel 2004 growth; Vendors are driving camera phone adoption by adding functionality that mimics the imaging form factor and highly familiar man-machine interface that users are already highly familiar with through traditional film-based and digital still camera use; more than half of all camera phones will have 1 Megapixel plus resolution by 2006.

About MobileMan

Check Also


Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.


Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.


Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games


Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...


Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.


No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.