70% of digital cameras sold in 2005 were cameraphones

Camera phones comprised over 70% of all digital cameras that shipped in 2005, and the vast majority of these devices used Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) sensors, with the remainder using Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs), In-Stat says. Because of the strength of the camera phone market, overall area CMOS image sensor shipments exceeded area CCD shipments by nearly a factor of three in 2005. This gap will continue to widen through 2010. Digital still cameras continued as the second-largest market for image sensors, with over 70 mln units shipped in 2005. In 2005, embedded cameras in PCs hit the market, especially in notebook PCs. Automotive rear view cameras continued to show strong growth in
higher-end sedans, sport utility vehicles and minivans.