JAKARTA - The development of an increasingly vibrant smartphone and continuing to bring innovation in a number of different features, making the pocket camera market (Compact) decline. It was one of them due to the ability of the camera lens on the improved smartphone devices.
Sintra Wong, Division Manager of Canon Image Communication Product, said total sales of the digital camera market reached 1.4 million units in 2012. While in 2013 the total digital camera market overall sales decreased to 1.3 million units.
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"This decline occurred in the sale of compact cameras, the factors that cause one of them is because the role of the camera for photos, irreplaceable functions from the smartphone camera is also getting nice," said Wong to Okezone on Wednesday (06/04/2014).
However On the other hand, Wong also said it was not happening on a DSLR type camera. Sales DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) thus increased, as the market for this camera is not enticed by a DSLR.
"The figure of 1.3 million in 2013, accounting for 300 thousand DSLR. Its market is different, a quality smartphone cameras also have not been able to keep up with DSLR, "said Wong.
But Wong also said despite the decline, the trend of pocket cameras
still more extensive and popular rather than DSLR cameras, pocket camera segment because users can reach up to the mothers.
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"While on a DSLR camera from quite a while now wearing civilian users, but still only a limited number," said Wong.