Digital camera market leaders: Sony, Kodak, Canon, Olympus

Sony delivered 1 mln consumer digital cameras in Q3, only 10,000 more than Kodak, IDC said. Canon ranked third with 800,000 shipments, followed by Olympus with 585,000. Other major camera makers include Fuji, HP and Nikon. IDC estimates that 24 mln digital cameras will be sold in the United States in 2004, up from nearly 17 mln in 2003, and sales could jump to $8 bln from $5.7 bln.