Price of 5 megapixel CMOS digital camera to drop $50 in 2H 2004

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 14 2004 @ 14:39 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Prices for 5 megapixel CMOS digital cameras are expected to drop from around $200 to $150 in the second half of 2004 as Taiwanese companies move into mass production.
The sources indicate that prices for 3-megapixel CMOS sensors are currently around US$10, while 5-megapixel sensors are US$16-18.

Currently, 5-megapixel CCD digital cameras with 3x optical zooms are priced at around US$350-450, over US$200 more than CMOS models of the same resolution.

Sales of CMOS-based models are expected to grow by five percentage points in 2004, from the current 30% of the DSC market, according to Simon Yang, an analyst at the Topology Research Institute (TRI).
Source: DigiTimes


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