NDP analyst Steve Baker says digital cameras were one of the major consumer electronics holiday spending posts from 2003 to 2005.
This year this changed a bit as consumer spent $925 on TVs and $825 on digital cameras. Large 30-inch and bigger LCD TVs sold pretty well thanks to the low prices and wide availability. More than 1.3 million LCD TVs were sold during the holiday season.
During the holiday season--the five weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas--spending overall increased 6.5 percent to $8.75 billion, Baker said.
The third-place category was notebook computers, with $810 million spent on a total of 1 million systems, followed by digital media players, with $720 million spent on about 5 million units, Baker said.