Taipei, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 21:07 (GMT+8)
partly cloudy
Taipei
24°C
Digitimes Research: DSC model number drops sharply in 2013
Betty Shyu, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Monday 30 December 2013]

As demand for DSCs is waning, brand vendors are turning cautious about releasing new models. In 2013, the top-7 vendors released a total of only 81 DSC models, a sharp drop of over 40% from 2012. Fujifilm, which used to flood the market with multiple models, had a dramatic drop in the number of new models in 2013, while Nikon was the only vendor with an increase.

In November-December 2013, only two new DSC models were released: the Olympus Stylus 1 and Fujifilm XQ1. Both of them are mid-range/high-end models featuring high-end specifications such as large apertures in order to differentiate from smartphones cameras, according to Digitimes Research.

The Stylus 1 features a constant F2.8 maximum aperture and instead of the usual five-axis sensor-shift image stabilization technology, the stabilization mechanism is in the lens, the first time Olympus has ever adopted such a technology. Because of the new technology, the Stylus costs US$572.

The XQ1 has the smallest size among Fujifilm's high-end X series DSC models. It only has a width of 10cm and thickness of 3.33cm. The maximum aperture of the device's wide-angle lens is at F1.8. The device is priced at US$367.

Realtime news
  • O-Film expected to produce for 35% of handset touch panels in 2014

    Displays | 47min ago

  • Taiwan solar cell makers see surging orders from China

    Green energy | 50min ago

  • Taiwan market: Epson launches CISS printers

    Before Going to Press | 8min ago

  • FIC ruggedized tablet subsidiary receives procurement orders from Brazil

    Before Going to Press | 32min ago

  • Unitech to ramp up capacity for any-layer HDI and flex-rigid boards

    Before Going to Press | 33min ago

  • China white-box tablet vendors gaining foothold

    Before Going to Press | 1h 9min ago

Pause
 | 
View more

2014 China smartphone market and industry - Forecast and analysis

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Mar 25, 18:27

This Digitimes Research Special Report examines two aspects of the China smartphone market. The first part covers the China smartphone market, measuring local shipments in China from both China-based vendors and international vendors such as Samsung and Apple...

2014 global high brightness LED market, trends and shipment forecast

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 13, 18:26

Digitimes Research estimates that the production value for high brightness LED chips will have an annual growth rate of 12.9% and reach US$12.74 billion in 2014. The applications that will drive growth momentum are LED lighting, tablet, mobile, and automotive...

Global tablet market – 4Q 2013

GLOBAL TABLET | Apr 8, 12:22

Global tablet shipments grew 25% sequentially and 29.8% on year to reach 78.45 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013 benefiting mainly by economic recoveries of Europe and North America, which relatively boosted demand during the year-end holidays.

China smartphone AP shipments – 4Q 2013

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Apr 8, 12:20

Global smartphone AP suppliers will see their shipments to China grow only 13.5% on year and drop 3.1% on quarter in the first quarter of 2014. The largest supplier MediaTek is seeing its shipments weakening and its LTE products so far still have not yet been...

China touch panel industry – 4Q 2013

CHINA TOUCH | Apr 8, 12:17

From the fourth quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2014, China touch panel makers' largest growth will be in the notebook and 11-inch and above size tablet segments, with makers such as O-Film Technology and Mutto Technology focusing on metal mesh thin-film...

MSI product press release
China FPD industry, 2013-2016
2014 global smartphone market forecast
  • Trends in the upstream LED equipment and materials industries, 2H13

    This report examines the outlook for upstream, which includes MOCVD equipment, rare earth materials and sapphire substrates, is also particularly significant as an indicator of trends in the LED industry as a whole over the next year.

  • Global AMOLED market analysis and forecast, 2011-2015

    This report analyzes the current state of development and strategies of the two largest AMOLED panel makers, Samsung and LG Display, examines the potential of the AMOLED handset panel and OLED TV markets, and takes an in-depth look at the competitiveness of S. Korea in the AMOLED sector.

  • ASPs of TD-LTE chips to remain stable initially as suppliers are limited

    While a number of IC vendors have begun shipping chips supporting TD-LTE, including base band chips, radio frequency chips, APs, SoC solutions and soft modems, shipments of base band chips account for a majority share of total TD-LTE chip shipments currently, according to Digitimes Research.