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Digitimes Research: Taiwan sees increased 4Q14 digital camera shipments
Betty Shyu, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei

Ability Enterprise, Altek, Asia Optical and Foxconn Electronics together shipped 3.99 million digital cameras during the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing 13.9% on quarter and 15.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

In terms of image sensor and resolution, 16-megapixel CMOS accounted for 43.7% of shipments, 16-megapixel CCD for 27.5%, 20-megapixel CMOS and CCD together for 22% and 18-megapixel CMOS for 5.5%, according Digitimes Research's latest Taiwan ICT Tracker report on digital cameras.

Nikon was the largest client accounting for 43.2% of shipments, followed by Sony (18.5%), Casio (8.8%), Fujifilm (8.8%), Samsung Electronics (7.5%), Olympus (4.5%) and Panasonic (2.5%).

Among the four ODMs, Ability Enterprise accounted for 68.5% of shipments, Altek (23.5%), Foxconn (4.5%) and Asia Optical (3.5%).

There were an estimated 42.29 million digital cameras shipped globally in 2014, slipping 31.5% on year, and global shipments in 2015 are expected to drop 25%.

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