Future of digital cameras in
the timeline of coming years
Digital technology cameras are constantly changing, enhancing
old features and adding new ones. The technologies existing today were
initially discovered a few years ago, possibly for a different reason may be,
prior to be a part of the present camera scenario. A few interesting additions
to camera technology in the future can be following:
Stronger Sensors: Sensors with way more megapixels of
resolution and with introduction of curved design.
Shrunken Sizes: Very compact cameras that measures 1 inch or even less
in thickness. They can be woven in cloth fibres in the future.
Closer Integration: Innovations in this direction
may integrate cameras into the human body parts. For instance, cameras
installed in contact lenses still exist.
Artificial Intelligence Integrated Cameras: Ability of eye lids
and brain waves to control cameras.
New Formats: Depiction of photos as 3D images or holographic images.
Unlimited battery: Energy to be used by camera can be generated by camera itself
using mechanical or solar energy.
Smell graphs: The smell of the surroundings of the photos can be captured
Dot sight cameras: Objects at long distances can be accessed using Dot
Sight mechanism with higher optical zooms available in the future.
No light required: Cameras will be able to work in the dark due
to high ISO rating.
invented the first “Mirror-less” interchangeable lens camera back in 2008, we
only had three primary categories in the market: point and shoot cameras with
fixed lenses, film or digital SLR cameras with interchangeable lenses and other
specialized cameras – separated mostly by price and features. Then came the
social media taking over a big chunk of the Internet (with Facebook
surpassing Google in traffic), it is very convenient to have a
smartphone that can take pictures that one can instantly share with friends and
family. In 2015, the Camera & Imaging Products Association
reported a 32.5% drop in digital camera shipments made by Japanese
manufacturers, moving just under 4 million units for the month of September,
marking 2.5 years of steady decline. Shipments within the U.S. fell 28.6%, with
export shipments falling 33%. In Europe, shipments decreased by 32.5%, as Asia
experienced a 22% drop compared to 27.4 in other regions of the world. Nokia is already using a 41 megapixels
camera in their Nokia 808 Pure-View cell phone, so we will surely be
seeing more smartphones in the future that will compete head-to-head with point
and shoot cameras. Computing is quickly transitioning to smaller, thinner and
slimmer hardware through tablets, so we already know that the future is with
smaller and more capable devices.
Mirror-less will take
a significant share away from the DSLR market. It is a natural progression
considering Moore’s Law. But DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras
are here to stay for a few years at-least. Once mirror-less cameras get better
in autofocus, EVF, processing power, battery life, shutter lag and have more
in-camera features, most people will be choosing them over DSLRs – for weight
and bulk reasons alone.