16.6 mln digital cameras sold in the US in Q4 2007

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%.