Several compact cameras sub-brands sound like a bygone era: Coolpix, Cyber-shot, PowerShot, Exilim. According to a new report from Japan, most major camera manufacturers, including Nikon, Sony, and Canon, are now significantly reducing their point-and-shoot offerings, if not abandoning them altogether.
According to the Japan business newspaper, major camera companies have stopped developing new compact digital cameras to concentrate on “mirrorless cameras with high unit prices.
This won’t surprise you unless you have just woken up from a cryogenic sleep that started in 2006. Many people now think carrying around a separate photographic tool is about as quaint as carrying a Walkman because Smartphones have become so good. Although Nikkei’s report emphasized the decline of compact digital camera shipments by 97% since 2008 based on data from the Camera Imaging and Products Association (CIPA), there is still evidence that point-and-shoot cameras are alive even thriving. As a result, Nikon Coolpix or Sony Cyber-shot badges will not appear on the front.
Nikkei reported that not all companies were ejecting from point-and-shoot cockpits right away; as Canon stated, “even though they are shifting to higher-end models and still maintain strong support for lower-end models. As a result, they will continue to develop and produce them as long as demand exists. Nikon said it would pay close attention to market trends to determine future production volumes. As a result, you will find only three Nikon Coolpix on sale; the last ones arrived in 2022.
Although, no big organizations like Canon and Sony launched a new compact camera in the last three years. Recently, Panasonic told Nikkei that we have stopped developing new cameras that smartphones can replace. So, same as DSLR, the point-and-shoot will be going in one direction swiftly.
Those who experience point-and-shoot aren’t sticking to smartphones. Thanks to its remarkable features, which include the arrival of accessories and the camera app, which switches your phone into a compact camera.
There is a secret: Canon has been secretly dipping its hand into new kinds of the point-and-shoot camera with many crowdfunded models. All these models are a little more advanced than the average minimal camera. However, the Alice camera was also trying to do the things that have justified the cyber-shots of this world-meld smartphone-style computational power with the regular camera hardware.