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SLR and Micro 4/3 Feel the Effect of the Smartphone Camera

Maria LaMagna for MarketWatch:

Consumers in the U.S. spent $1.9 billion on digital point-and-shoot cameras between June 2012 and May 2013 — a 26% drop from the year before, according to The NPD Group’s Retail Tracking Service. Yet Americans spent $2.1 billion on detachable lens cameras during the same period, up 5% from the previous year.

(There’s also this tidbit:

Now, 70% of phones sold around the world contain a camera, said Carolina Milanesi, a vice president of research at Gartner, in a note.

Which I can’t really believe. Only 70%? Where are all these cameraless phones?)