About a third of young adults 20-26 and 20% of teens say they’ve sent or posted naked or semi-naked photos or videos of themselves, National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. A third of teen boys and 40% of young men say they’ve seen nude or semi-nude images sent to someone else; about a quarter of teen girls and young adult women have. 39% of teens and 59% of those ages 20-26 say they’ve sent suggestive text messages.73% said they knew sending sexually suggestive content “can have serious negative consequences,” yet 22% said it’s “no big deal.”
According to InfoTrends, 40 mln digital cameras will be sold in the United States in 2008, up from 37 mln in 2007. Of those, 2.5 mln will be SLRs, up from 2 mln in 2007.
The Canon EOS Digital SLR, Canon PowerShot G, Fujifilm Finepix S, Lumix (Panasonic) DMC-TZ, Nikon D and Sony Cyber-shot T series rank highest in customer satisfaction with digital cameras in their respective segments, according to the J.D. Power and Associates. The Fujifilm Finepix S series ranks highest in the point and shoot segment with an index score of 757 on a 1,000-point scale, performing particularly well in picture quality, performance and ease of operation. Kodak model series also perform well in the segment and follow the Fujifilm Finepix S in the rankings with the Kodak V series (739), Kodak Z series (731) and Kodak M Series (727).
Among premium point and shoot cameras, the Canon PowerShot G series and the Lumix (Panasonic) DMC-TZ series tie to rank highest, each receiving a score of 773. The Canon PowerShot, in particular, performs well in the picture quality and ease of operation factors. The Lumix (Panasonic) DMC-FZ series follows in the segment with a score of 766, receiving high ratings from customers in the performance factor. In the ultra slim segment, the Sony Cyber-shot T series leads with 794, performing particularly well in all four factors driving customer satisfaction. The Casio Exilim Zoom series (766) ranks second and the Fujifilm FinePix Z series closely follows to rank third with 761.
The Canon EOS Digital SLR and Nikon D series both rank highest in a tie among DSLR cameras, each receiving a score of 823. The Canon EOS Digital SLR receives notably high ratings from customers in picture quality, while the Nikon D series—which ranks highest for a second consecutive year—performs particularly well in ease of operation, performance, and appearance and styling. The study finds that among features that owners want in their next camera, weatherproofing is mentioned most frequently by owners in both the point and shoot (67%), and premium point and shoot (68%) segments, while ultra slim owners desire 4 GB internal memory capacity and DSLR owners desire waterproofing (63%).
Pricing strength will contribute to a strong Q1 2008 for small/medium displays, with global revenue reaching $6.4 bln in Q1 2008, up 17.3% from $5.4 bln in the Q1 2007, according to iSuppli. Revenue in Q1 2008 will decline by 6.5% compared to Q4 2007, but such a seasonal slowdown is typical in the small/medium market. For all of 2008, small/medium display revenue is expected to rise to $27.6 bln, up 14.7% from $24 bln in 2007. This represents a significant acceleration compared to 8.8% growth in 2006.
The global Average Selling Price (ASP) of small/medium displays used for digital photo frames rose to $30 in Q4 2007, up 20% from $25 in Q3 2007. The ASP for small/medium displays for tiny LCD televisions rose to $8.40 in the fourth quarter, up 2.4% from $8.20 in Q3 2007, according to iSuppli.
|Notebook Computers||$19.6 billion||23%|
|LCD TVs||$13.5 billion||74%|
|Desktop Computers||$9.1 billion||2%|
|Digital Cameras||$6.6 billion||-3%|
|MP3 Players||$6.3 billion||7%|
|Source: The NPD Group/Consumer Tracking Service|
US digital camera shipments grew 31% in Q4 2007 from Q4 2006, to 16.6 mln units, IDC said. For the full year of 2007, the US market grew by 23% to 37.7 mln units. Canon held onto the lead in market share for the third consecutive year with 23%, while Sony had an 18% share, and Kodak had 16%.
Digital camera sales in China are expected to reach 8.3701 mln sets in 2008, according to CCID Consulting. Sales volume in Q1-Q3 2007 reached 5.9208 million sets. The figure for Q4 2007 is expected to hit 2.4493 mln sets. For the whole year, total sales volume will reach 8.3701 mln sets, up by 29.9% over 2006.
Chinese video surveillance camera markets earned revenues of $213.8 mln in 2006 and estimates this to reach $484.3 mln in 2013, Frost & Sullivan reports.
Asia Pacific digital cameras market (excluding Japan) is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.9% from 2006 to 2013, Frost & Sullivan says.