12th July 2003, 02:33 PM
' Leading the digital camera pack are Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus and Sony. According to Ms Kok, these five brands command an 82-per-cent share of the market.
Digital cameras by Hewlett-Packard, Epson, Kodak and Samsung have only a 2-per-cent share, while Casio, Pentax, Panasonic and other lesser known brands account for the rest of the market.
As the prices of some 5-megapixel cameras fall to as low as $799, Ms Kok expects more serious consumers and amateur photographers to move into this segment of the market.
The average price of a digital camera under 2 megapixels, which is the entry-level, is $423.
Digital pictures are essentially composed of dots, or pixels. So the higher the pixel count, the higher the quality of the image. A 1-megapixel camera would give you a picture that is made up of one million dots. '
The above is extracted from The Straits Times
No wonder there're a major slash in prices for all film slrs recently