Camera makers are worried because their market is getting saturated. Just about every U.S. household that was going to buy a digital model has one. Sales were slowing even before the economy tanked.
I spoke this weekend with WTOP about how camera makers are responding. They are getting smarter, and so are their cameras.
They had to move beyond the megapixel race, which was becoming a yawner. The leap from 10 to 12 megapixels, or even 8 to 10, doesn't seem nearly as dramatic as from 3 to 5 megapixels. Manufacturers are hoping we'll buy cameras that not only have lots of pixels, but also help us make better use of them.