To survive, Mitarai says Canon, which produced pioneering autofocus gear popular with professional photographers, will shift its focus to corporate customers in fields like surveillance and medical care.
“People usually shoot with smartphones,” Mitarai said in an interview with Nikkei. “The digital camera market will keep falling for about two years. In our company, cameras have declined at around 10 percent a year in the past few years. Professional and amateurs use about 5 to 6 million units. Finally, the market will hit the bottom.” More here.
Can’t remember the last time I used a real camera. I, like most others, have gotten used to poorer quality photos as a worthwhile price for the ease of use. The same applies to poorer quality music on phones.