Digital cameras start selling at last

Worldwide shipments rise by 43 per cent a year

Survey A US market research firm said today that worldwide shipments for digital cameras will be worth over $4 billion by the year 2002. That will be good news for vendors which have struggled to sell the units over the last few years. According to InfoTrends Research Group, the market for low end digital cameras is growing at different rates in different geographies. Japan, despite its recent travails, is the global leader and will account for over 40 per cent of the market this year. North America is close behind. But Europeans are still reluctant to buy, with higher street prices and more demand for better quality cameras. ®

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