Digital camera sales reached $24 bln worldwide in 2004

Digital camera sales worldwide will reach $24 bln in 2004 and rise 29% to reach $31 bln in 2009, according to InfoTrends. This year, digital camera makers introduced several 7 megapixel and 8 megapixel models, and, by 2009, cameras of that resolution are expected to be mainstream segments for point-and-shoot cameras.