Digital Imaging Trends

By Staff On Jun 23 2003 - 6:00am




Digital Imaging Trends
Percent of Households
Primary reasons for taking pictures with a digital-still camera
200020012002
To preserve memories:68%68%78%
To send photos by email:77%69%73%
To share later with others:67%68%69%
For pure enjoyment:63%61%62%
Like to take photographs:41%44%45%
To use photos in a computer for hobby:32%35%32%
To give away as gifts:17%17%18%
To use photos for business:17%14%16%
To use photos in a computer for business:19%15%15%
To master the skills involved:15%16%14%
As artistic expression:12%12%10%
To earn income on a moonlighting job:3%3%2%
To earn income on a regular job:1%2%1%
Other:5%7%4%
In the future, what would be required for you to print more of your digital camera images?
If I could print the images in a high-quality format on my own printer:51%
If the printing of digital camera images at home becomes easier and less time-consuming than it currently is:46%
If the price of digital processing was comparable to film processing:38%
If the price of digital camera memory cards was somewhat lower than it currently is:31%
If I could take digital camera memory cards to any local photo processing outlet and have them processed into prints like film now:31%
If the operation and usage of digital cameras became simpler:30%
If I could e-mail my pictures to a store or upload to a store's Web site for pick-up later:15%
If I would not be required to leave my digital camera's memory card at the store:14%
Other reasons related to cost:4%
If the designs of digital cameras were unique and different from analog cameras:3%
If I had more time/a less busy schedule:1%
Not interested in printing images:3%
All other reasons:8%
In the future, what would digital cameras and the surrounding environment have to be like for you to purchase another digital camera or use your camera more?
If the price of a digital still camera was somewhat lower than it currently is:54%
If I could print the images in a high-quality format on my printer:54%
If the media (memory cards) for storing images became less expensive:50%
If there was a simple means by which I could manage and store images:37%
If I could take images to any local photo processing outlet and have them processed into prints:37%
If the editing and modification of images became simpler:36%
If methods of transmitting images (e-mail, etc.) became simpler:32%
If the operation and usage of digital still cameras became simpler:30%
If I could use online photo services and have my images processed into prints:29%
If it was not necessary to upload images onto a computer:28%
If everyone started using digital still cameras:6%
If the designs of digital cameras were unique and different from analog cameras:5%
Under no conditions would I consider buying a digital camera:1%
Other:7%
Base: Households owning digital-still cameras
Source: PMA Camera/Camcorder, Digital Imaging Survey
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