Compact point-and-shoot cameras aren’t dead, they’ve just changed

Coolpix, Cyber-shot, PowerShot, Exilim; these compact camera sub-brands now sound like they’re from a bygone era. And its demise has all but been confirmed by a new report from Japan that most major camera makers, including Nikon, Sony and Canon, are drastically reducing their point-and-shoot camera offerings, if not abandoning them altogether.

The Japanese Business Newspaper Nikkei (opens in new tab) talked to all the ex-pocket camera giants for their report, captured by petapixel (opens in new tab)which concludes that “big camera companies” have “stopped developing new compact digital cameras” to focus on “mirrorless cameras with high unit prices”.

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