DIR October 2017 Tech Trends: Emerging Camera Devices

DIR October 2017 Tech Trends: Emerging Camera Devices


Port Washington, NY—The subject of this month’s Tech Trends is emerging camera devices. According to the NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service, new imaging form factors are increasingly being adopted in households. These devices include dash cams, network cameras, drones as well as instant print cameras.

Emerging Camera Devices Account for 46% of U.S. Unit Sales

Tech-Trends-10-2017-Emerging-DevicesSource: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service

*Traditional products include camcorders, detachable-lens cameras and also digital point-and-shoot cameras.
** Emerging products include dash cams, drones, network cameras and also instant print cameras.

For the 12 months ending in July 2017, emerging form factors accounted for 46% of all camera unit sales in the United States. Moreover, this is an increase from 25% just two years ago.

In addition, overwhelming demand for drones and network connected security cameras, in particular, have helped usher in this new era in photography.—Ben Arnold, Executive Director, Industry Analyst, the NPD Group