Tag: compact camera

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Photo walk with the DP2 Quattro at the Japan Festival in Munich

This year once more the Japan Festival, which has been celebrated in Munich for more than 20 years, took place on July 17, attracting hundreds of visitors. So I decided to participate and take some pictures of the fantastic cosplay costumes. In addition to the many dress-ups, the culinary delights and performances conjure up spellbinding subjects ...

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A Beginner’s Experience with the Sigma DP2 Quattro

Most recently, I have decided to take a closer look at compact cameras, so that I can take high quality images while traveling and for everyday use. The Sigma DP2 Quattro is a great camera for beginners, as it is suitable for both portrait and for nature photography as well as for close-ups. I just grabbed ...

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The Development of the Camera Market between 1933 and 2013

The market for photography equipment has been shrinking continually and across all areas for the last years. The decline in sales in low-priced compact cameras is easy to explain: for many, smart phones afford a sufficiently good image quality, are more readily available for snapshots, and, most importantly, people actually carry them with them constantly ...

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German Photo Market 2014: 28,7% less DSLRs sold, demand for EVILs increasing!

A few days ago the Photoindustrie-Verband e.V. published the 2014 sales figures for a number of products on the German photo and imaging market. As was to be expected by now, the demand for digital compact cameras further decreased in 2014. High-end compact cameras are the only ones among compact cameras that continue to sell ...

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The camera market is shrinking: compact camera soon to be an endangered species

According to Cipa, the interest group of the Japanese photo industry, 14 mio cameras have been delivered worldwide in the first quarter of 2013. Compared to the previous year, when 25 mio were shipped, this constitutes a sharp decline of an alarming 40%. Especially the demand for compact cameras has heavily decreased. While 21 mio ...