Disposable Camera Market By Application (Amateur, Professional) By Type (Color, Black & White) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2028

About this report

The global disposable camera market report explores the critical analysis of the disposable camera industry using key parameters. The report consists of investment strategies, the need for investments in the disposable camera industry, and the multiple benefits for investors. Importantly, this report sets out major changes in the global technical regulations for the disposable camera industry and how economic and non-economic barriers are helping the disposable camera market grow. Moreover, the report analyzes the global, regional, and country-level historic and forecasted market size. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis of key investment propositions, demand and supply gap, competitors positioning, STAR analysis, SRC analysis, and Tornado analysis. Key technological developments and other analyses such as porter's five forces analysis, PESTEL analysis, value chain analysis, etc.


Key Highlights of the report

How are the major segments performing in the Disposable Camera market?

  • In 2021, the amateur segment accounted for the largest share of the market as it is widely used by people who intend not to spend high amounts on traditional cameras.
  • In 2021, the color segment was anticipated to hold a prominent share in the global disposable camera market as it is widely used due to high consumer preference for color photos.

Which region dominated the Disposable Camera market?

In 2021, the North American region was anticipated to hold a prominent share in the global disposable camera market. There are more disposable camera consumers in the U.S. due to the high awareness of their use, the presence of many travel bloggers, and the growing adventure sports industry. In the last few years, disposable cameras have evolved and become more reliable, adaptable, and convenient due to ongoing technological advancements.

What is the competitive environment of the Disposable Camera market?

The disposable camera industry's competitive environment provides information on the entire economic profit made by suppliers and businesses, the sales and revenues created in this sector, the disposable camera market share globally, the business organization summary, the introduction of new products, and the opportunities for the industrial disposable camera market. For instance, as part of its analog photography product line, Eastman Kodak Company announced the release of the Tri X 400 disposable camera in December 2021. By manufacturing expensive, non-reusable cameras that ultimately go to waste, the company has faced backlash from environmental groups claiming the firm has increased its carbon footprint and created unnecessary waste.

Executive Summary

How Growing Number of Players to Provide Growth in Disposable Camera Market?

With more domestic and international companies providing disposable cameras and related services, the size of the global disposable camera market may grow in the coming years. As a result of the fact that many small and medium-sized firms have targeted the consumer segment by releasing medium to low-quality products that are only intended for one-time use, domestic and regional growth has been much higher than international growth. Therefore, the makers are allowed some freedom to experiment with the final quality as they are only to be used once.

Which are the key investments by the Disposable Camera market players?

Leading players operating in the disposable camera market are focusing on expansion in production capacities for a disposable cameras. Apart from this, players are concentrating on strategic mergers and acquisitions, collaborations and creating awareness among customers via different associations formed to promote smart practices to serve more end users in the domestic market to gain a competitive edge. For instance, It was announced in August 2022 that Alfie Cameras, a startup based in the UK, was seeking beta testers to test and review its next-generation product, the Alfie TYCH, which will be launched in September 2022 and comes with a 35mm film camera. With the new product, 72 half-sized photos can be created along with features like compactness.

Some major players in the disposable camera market are Kodak, Fujifilm, Rollei, Ilford, and AgfaPhoto.

What are the Major Driving Factors for the Disposable Camera Market?

Technological advancements boost market demand for the disposable camera in the market. Increasing consumer demand for disposable cameras will drive market players to invest in research and development and further technological advancements to create better disposable camera versions in the coming years. For example, Japan saw Utsurun launched, which was well received on the market, resulting in other competitors like Canon, Konica, and Nikon producing disposable cameras of their own. This was addressed by Fuji, the original creator of Utsurun, who added features like waterproof cameras, panoramic photography, and flash features in order to attract more consumers while retaining the existing consumer database. Many of the current cameras are equipped with zoom-in and zoom-out options.

What are the Major Risks for the Disposable Camera Market?

Due to the limited scope of disposable camera use, the global market cap may be restricted during its growth trend. Despite all the latest technological advancements, disposable cameras can't compete with regular cameras. Although they are good for one-time use, standard cameras tend to be more popular over time. The unavailability of the product, which is limited by its one-time-use-only feature, ultimately inhibits further growth.

Which is the key application in the Disposable Camera market?

The amateur segment is expected to hold a prominent share in the global disposable camera market during the forecast period. Travelers tend to use disposable cameras for recording memories because they are generally cheaper than traditional cameras. As a result, disposable cameras have a large consumer database among travelers who intend not to spend much on traditional cameras. However, because of its limited scope and poor film quality, it is not recommended for professional use. A digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, which professionals commonly use, costs more than USD 500, while a disposable camera may cost anywhere from USD 40 to USD 50.

How is the Disposable Camera market performing in regions?

North America is anticipated to dominate the disposable camera market. As one of the scenes in the film showcases disposable cameras, the growth of the disposable camera industry is expected to be driven by industry leaders such as Kodak and others, which are constantly upgrading the product. With more tourists traveling from the US to other regions, the demand for one-time-use cameras may continue to grow. In previous years, one-time-use cameras were extremely popular wedding favors. However, one of the key factors for companies to contend with is the increasing concerns of environmentalists and general attitudes toward plastic use and environmental pollution.

Furthermore, the Asia Pacific market is anticipated to hold the largest revenue share in the global disposable camera market during the forecast period. The growth of this market is mainly attributed to the product has been widely accepted by consumers in Japan, China, and South Korea due to constant innovation and high acceptance rates. There are several opportunities for growth in the region due to an increase in end-user awareness, an increase in applications, and the presence of leading manufacturers.

What is the regulatory landscape for the Disposable Camera market?

There is no standard regulation related to the disposable camera, but disposable cameras have become increasingly popular due to the growing number of products and players, raising concerns about their viability status as they lead to higher carbon footprints and plastic waste. International and domestic organizations dealing with the environmental impact of commercial products have started raising concerns about their viability.

What is the Market Size of Disposable Cameras regarding value?

The global disposable camera market is anticipated to grow at a substantial CAGR of 6.50% in the upcoming years. The global disposable camera industry was estimated to be worth USD 815.4 million in 2021 and was expected to be worth USD 1,189.8 million by 2028.

What are the major players planning for the future of the Disposable Camera market?

Growing regional existence and investment in downstream applications are anticipated to deliver a competitive edge in the market. For instance, an English startup named Alfie Cameras, which is based in the UK, announced in August 2022 that it was looking for beta testers to test and review its next-generation product, the Alfie TYCH, which comes with a 35mm film camera and will be available in September 2022. With 72 half-sized photos and compact features, the new product has a lot to offer.

Segmentation of Global Disposable Camera Market-

Global Disposable Camera Market – By Application

  • Amateur
  • Professional

Global Disposable Camera Market – By Type

  • Color
  • Black & White

Global Disposable Camera Market – By Region

  • North America
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • South-east Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East and Africa

Frequently asked questions about the global Disposable Camera market

COVID-19 has had a substantial impact on the market due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of travel impositions, the global market cap generated less revenue, causing market players to lose their largest consumer segment.

North America accounted for the most heightened share in the global disposable camera market.

The growth of this market is mainly attributed to factors such as consumers' growing understanding of the importance of product innovation for disposable cameras, growing numbers of products and players, and technological advancement driving the disposable camera market.

The color segment had a major share in the global market in 2021.

The amateur segment had a major share in the global market.

Disposable Camera Market Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market Value in 2021 USD 815.4 million
Market Value in 2028 USD 1,189.8 million
CAGR 6.50%
Benchmarking Year 2021
Past data 2016 – 2021
Forecast period 2022 – 2028
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Published Date:  Oct 2022
Category:  Technology & Media
Report ID:   60731
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