GVR Report cover 3D Camera Market Size, Share & Trends Report

3D Camera Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Technology (Stereo Vision, Time of Flight, Structured Light), By Application (Professional Camera, Smartphone and Tablet, and Computer), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-263-1
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Industry Insights

The global 3D camera market size was valued at USD 1.92 billion in 2018 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 35.8% from 2019 to 2025. The growth is attributed to increasing adoption of the product in entertainment industry coupled with advancements in 3D technology. Increasing demand for 3D content in entertainment segment and related equipment is projected to further drive the demand.

Growing scope of 3D imaging in home automation, virtual reality, robotics, and video surveillance is boosting the demand for 3D cameras. Also, demand for generating 3D models of the objects and surrounding has increased owing to the ease of usage and accuracy. Surging demand for 3D scanning is expected to boost the market growth over the forecast period. Growing application of surveillance in home security, military, and industrial sectors is projected to drive the adoption of 3D cameras across the globe.

China 3D camera market

Increasing demand for 3D content in gaming and entertainment industry coupled with increasing penetration of the 3D technology-enabled devices such as smartphones, tablets, and TVs. Rising popularity of 3D movies is directly driving the demand for professional cameras for shooting the content in 3D. Big tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Apple are investing millions of dollars to increase the efficiency of hardware to identify the depth and distance of objects. Accurate depth and distance recognition is essential in technologies such as augmented reality, robotics and automated cars, widening the scope of application for 3D cameras.

Despite the wide application across various industries, high price compared to the traditional 2D and digital cameras is expected to hinder the market growth. Also, lack of awareness and difficulty in understanding the mechanism among consumers can potentially act as a restraint to the growth. However, companies are investing in R&D to make the technology feasible and cost-effective. For instance, Lucid VR Inc., based in California, U.S. launched LucidCam—a stereoscopic 3D camera enable with 180° wide-angle lens located similar to the average distance between human eyes to recreate depth.

Application Insights

Smartphone and tablet is expected to register the fastest CAGR of 37.7% over the forecast period. Increasing demand for advanced cameras enabled with emerging technologies that provide enhanced picture and video quality by sensing the movements is projected to drive the growth. Properties such as high performance, HD clarity, and real-time sensing is gaining traction among young consumers. For instance, Google initiated project Tango to enable smartphones with 3D cameras have several features such as 3D scanning, modeling, and depth sensing.

Professional camera is anticipated to maintain its dominance over the forecasted period. Increasing demand for 3D films is expected to boost the use of 3D professional cameras to shoot live-action films. Stereoscopic cameras are used for shooting films. Professional 3D cameras are preferred over expensive CGI to save both time and production cost.

Technology Insights

Stereo vision is anticipated to continue leading the 3D camera market over the forecast period. The segment is expected to expand at a CAGR of 35.7% over the forecasted period. This technology enabled cameras are easy to design and are available at low price. Also, they exhibit adjustable range making them more suitable for applications such as 3D movies and photography, range imaging, and stereo views.

Global 3D camera market

Time of flight is estimated to register the fastest CAGR over the forecasted period owing to wide application of the technology in smartphones, drones, healthcare, industrial, automotive, and others. Resistance to ambient time and use of a single viewpoint to calculate depth makes the technology robust to occlusions and shadows and preservation of sharp depth edges. As a result, it is most preferred in automotive and industrial sectors to ensure safety by recognizing moments and gestures and alerting with real-time updates.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific held the largest market share in 2018 and is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 39.3% over the forecast period, attributed to several factors such as increasing penetration of smartphones, enhancing entertainment industry, increasing disposable income, and low camera ownership. Smartphone and table segment in the region is expected to expand at a CAGR of 40.8% over the forecast period.

North America market is anticipated to witness growth owing to rising adoption of the product in military application. Wide adoption of professional cameras can be attributed to growing popularity of 3D movies and presence of huge film industry in the region.

3D Camera Market Share Insights

Major market players include Cannon; Fujifilm; Nikon; GoPro Inc.; Eastman Kodak Co; Panasonic Corporation; Sony Corporation; LG Electronics; Samsung Electronics Corp; and Faro Technologies Inc. Rising adoption of smartphones and consumers’ inclination toward 3D technology and cameras is attracting many smartphone manufacturers to enable smartphones with 3D cameras. Huawei Technologies Co is planning to unveil a new phone with a 3D image capturing technology in 2019.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America & MEA

Country scope

U.S., U.K., Germany, China, Japan, India, Brazil

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global 3D Camera market report on the basis of technology, application, and region:

  • Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • Stereo Vision

    • Time of Flight

    • Structured Light

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • Professional Camera

    • Smartphone and Tablets

    • Computer

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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