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Evolve or die: After 100 years, cameras face bleak future

 
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Nov 19, 2013 09:40 |  #1

http://www.nbcnews.com ...e-bleak-future-2D11591048external link


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Nov 19, 2013 10:01 |  #2

An exceptionally pointless piece that isn't really worth the time it takes to watch. "Cameras" in general aren't facing a bleak future, and it is really no different today than it was when the market shifted from large plate based camera systems to smaller film bodies 'way back when'.

"Cameras" aren't going anywhere, but the form factor used for the vast majority of cameras is merely changing. There is still lots of market space and economic drive behind camera development. Camera phones suck to use, and it is because they're a phone with a camera slapped on. Lets see an actual imaging company release a decent camera with a good smart phone built in.


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Nov 19, 2013 10:05 |  #3

In other news: All living things will eventually die.


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Nov 19, 2013 10:13 |  #4

Only the housing ie form factor is changing.


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Nov 19, 2013 10:24 as a reply to cdifoto's post |  #5

More people are taking more photos than ever, says the report about the death of the camera.


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Nov 19, 2013 10:30 |  #6

"Sales of Canon compact cameras fell 26% worldwide from April-June 2013 in volume terms (year-on-year) but demand for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D DSLRs continued to grow and the EOS 700D ‘proved popular' in Japan over the three months."
Read more at http://www.amateurphot​ographer.co.uk ...dwide#tcu7kfSHprZ8I​qVB.99external link

Compact cameras are dying because smartphones are a legitimate replacement for many people. But that means a higher percentage of sales are on higher markup items like DSLR. Selling less cameras with higher profits is not terrible news for Canon.

I wonder if Canon could collaborate with a phone company. Maybe help them make a "real" camera phone. "The new Canon Powershot XBR by LG". The Canon name carries a lot of weight for people interested in photos.


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Nov 19, 2013 10:30 |  #7

sjones wrote in post #16463641external link
More people are taking more photos than ever, says the report about the death of the camera.

Funny, huh? :lol:


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Nov 19, 2013 10:34 as a reply to cdifoto's post |  #8

The one fact they got right is that more people are taking more photographs than ever before. The majority of them are unlikely to buy an advanced digital camera just as the prior generation of Polaroid and Brownie users were unlikely to buy an SLR. A certain percentage will decide to pursue photography as a hobby or profession. That number continues to grow as the number of photographers grows. Multi-purpose tools have always been less satisfactory than those with a single purpose. Devices whose primary function is to take photographs will be with us for a long time to come.




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Nov 19, 2013 12:04 |  #9

Hear that folks... cameras will be innovated out of existence... they will all magically vanish!

I'm amazed my old film cameras haven't already left me to go die under a rock somewhere.




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Nov 19, 2013 12:56 |  #10

Yawn.


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Nov 19, 2013 13:07 |  #11

iamascientist wrote in post #16463887external link
Hear that folks... cameras will be innovated out of existence... they will all magically vanish!

Three business men were walking down the street to have lunch, one a man from Germany, one from US, and one from Japan.
As they are walking, a phone rings...the German holds his thumb to his ear and his little finger in front of his mouth and begins to talk. After his call ends, the guy from the US asks the German about his phone capability, and the German replies about having a earphone speaker implant in his thumb and a microphone implant in his little finger. The US guy comments, "Impressive!"
A couple minutes later, the US guy asks his companions to stop, "I want to take a picture of that impressive building!" He turns his head, and blinks, and then says "Thanks, got that!". The German asks about how he took a picture, and the US guy responds, "There is a neural tap to my optic nerve, that feeds the signal to a digital camera." The Japanese comments, "Oh, velly implessive!" as they continue to walk.
A few more minutes pass, and another phone rings followed by a screech. The Japanese man starts to unbuckle his belt after pausing, and apologizes to his companions..."Excuse, please, FAX coming in...I have not upgladed to PDF output and viewing yet!


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Nov 20, 2013 00:25 |  #12

I have thrown away all of my cameras. The article told me to.


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Nov 20, 2013 00:31 |  #13

Luckless wrote in post #16463592external link
An exceptionally pointless piece that isn't really worth the time it takes to watch. "Cameras" in general aren't facing a bleak future, and it is really no different today than it was when the market shifted from large plate based camera systems to smaller film bodies 'way back when'.

"Cameras" aren't going anywhere, but the form factor used for the vast majority of cameras is merely changing. There is still lots of market space and economic drive behind camera development. Camera phones suck to use, and it is because they're a phone with a camera slapped on. Lets see an actual imaging company release a decent camera with a good smart phone built in.

Give it time. Apple has updated their iPhone's camera every year... which is a lot faster than other companies are updating...

Consider how the current generation of digital backs is already one full generation behind in connection technology... They are just now adopting USB 3.0 support...


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Nov 20, 2013 00:31 |  #14

DocFrankenstein wrote in post #16465657external link
I have thrown away all of my cameras.

Whereabouts?


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Nov 20, 2013 00:36 |  #15

bidkev wrote in post #16465665external link
Whereabouts?

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