More people are now relying on their cellphones to take primary pictures, according to a study by the Consumer Electronics Association. The number, though still on the minority, is growing. CEA said camera phones account for 9% of primary still image capture, more than double the figure for 2005.
â€œAmong consumers who now classify their cellphone as their primary image capture device, 47% also own a digital camera,â€ says Tim Herbert, CEA market research senior director.
The study indicated though that consumers have yet to significantly engage in the practice of substituting digital cameras with camera phones . But â€œas cellphones progress to 3-plus megapixels, offering greater storage and more features, this trend may change,â€ Herbert said.