One notable feature of the smartphone is its camera. Typically, the system consists of a camera module that has a lens and a CMOS sensor.
Apple’s latest iPhone XS, for example, features a dual-camera system that, according to Apple, integrates “the ISP, the Neural Engine, and advanced algorithms to unlock new creative possibilities and help you capture incredible photos.”
How has this rise of smartphone technology affected the camera and photo equipment industry? According to the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA), with members including Olympus, Canon, Sony, and Nikon, among others, worldwide camera shipments have dropped by almost 80 percent between 2010 and 2017.
To see the progression of worldwide photo camera shipments from CIPA members from 1951 to 2017, check out the infographic below, courtesy of Statista.