The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA), recently announced their outlook on the shipment forecasts by product-type for digital cameras and related goods for the 2011 term.
The group found that total shipments of digital cameras in 2010 reached 121.5 million units, a new record in the time since CIPA began keeping records in 1999.
The shipments reached 100 million units for the first time in 2007, before slowing down for the first time in 2009.
Shipments of digital cameras with built-in lenses (i.e., compact digital cameras) totaled 108.6 million units, a year-to-year increase of 13.2 percent.
CIPA also forecasted that total shipments of digital cameras will reach 131 million units in 2011, a rise of 7.8 percent.