A recent study by the NPD Group states that the number of photographs taken by U.S. consumers makes up as much as 27% of all photos. This is up from 17% last year. Concurrently, the number of photos and videos captured by point-and-shoot cameras and camcorders dropped to 44%, down from 52% in 2010.
Along with point-and-shoot and camcorder use being down for capturing photos and video, overall sales of lower-end point-and-shoot camera models and camcorders are down 13-17%.
However, higher-end detachable lens camera sales increased 12% and point-and-shoot camera models with 10x or greater optical zoom increased 16%.
Graph courtesy of the NPD Group Imaging Confluence Study 2011, published on PRWeb.