Japanese digital camera shipments to grow 7.5% in 2007

Growth in digital camera shipments by Japanese makers in 2007 is expected to slow to 7.5% from 2006, when lower prices and a wider variety of models with interchangeable lenses spurred growth to 22%. Demand will continue to lose speed as shipment growth is expected to slow to 4.3% in 2008, and 2.5% in 2009.