Total shipments of digital cameras totalled around 131m last year, up 24pc from 2006, and 45pc from 2005.
dSLR year-on-year growth was 41pc, up to 7.5m units, helped by strong demand in the US, Eastern Europe, and parts of Asia.
Canon remained the no.1 dSLR company with approximately 3.2m units shipped. However, the report noted that Nikon, with 3m units, was catching up fast. Sony and Olympus made up the third and fourth places with around 450k apiece.
In the grand scheme of things, Canon remained the no.1 vendor for digital cameras, followed by Sony, shipping some 20.1m units. Kodak came in third, with Samsung, shipping around 12.6m, making the top-four.
Which digital camera do you own? Have you thought about purchasing a dSLR, if you don't own one already, and, if so, which brand and model?
Canon and Nikon own the dSLR market, but Sony and Samsung are slowly, but surely, launching models that can be considered viable alternatives.
We'd love to hear your thoughts.