' 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