Smartphones are usually seen and named as the culprit for the shrinking camera market. But there might be more.
Robin Wong discusses the shrinking camera market from a broader perspective, and identifies four reasons for it.
We can easily point the blame solely to the existence of smartphones, but that is not the only reason. I admit smartphone camera improving drastically over the years with the convenience of only carrying one device to do it all, there seems to be less reason to pick up a dedicated camera. I acknowledge that smartphones played a huge contributing factor to the shrinkage of the camera market overall, but in this I want to explore several other valid reasons why less and less people are buying cameras.
The other reasons he identified are:
- Camera has hit sufficiency
- Interest in photography is dying
- Social media changed the landscape of photography
- Photography is stagnant