Jackson, Mich. — Despite a sharp uptick in the number of households with camera phones, fewer consumers than ever are sharing their camera phone images, according to a new study from the Photo Marketing Association.
In a January survey canvassing 5,985 families, 35 percent reported owning a camera phone, up from 26 percent in the previous year. Of that figure, only 24 percent reported sharing images via e-mail or wireless transmission, down from 28 percent in 2005 and 36 percent in 2004.
The percent of camera phone owners who print their images was unchanged at 4 percent.
More than 80 percent of camera phones on the market are under 2-megapixels, PMA said.