- Published on Friday, 16 November 2012 13:31
Makers underscore higher resolution and broader connectivity options to keep the mature line buoyant.
- HD trend: PC cameras from China deliver 640x480 native and 1024x768 interpolated resolutions. Riding on the HD trend, makers have elevated the resolution from 640x480 to 1920x1080 pixels.
- Going wireless: Wired models lead in terms of yield, but cable-free types are gaining steam. The latter category is expected to account for about 30 percent of production by year-end from less than 20 percent in 2011. Bluetooth and 2.4GHz RF kinds are available, with the latter more popular because of its price advantage.
- CMOS stays strong: With a better price-to-performance ratio, PC cameras based on the image sensor type continue to dominate China’s output with a more than 90 percent share. The CCD category, which consists of 8 to 9MP models, is more expensive by 20 percent.
- Price & export outlook: Quotes will remain at current levels in the months ahead. Companies will keep concentrating on key overseas markets Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region. Makers are confident international sales will climb more than 10 percent.
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