Digital Camcorders Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Digital Camcorders Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Resolution (Full HD (1920 x 1080) 1080p, UHD (3840 x 2160) 2160p), By Distribution Channel (Online, Offline), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Published Date: Jul, 2019
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2018
  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-192-4
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2015 - 2017
  • Number of Pages: 80

Industry Insights

The global digital camcorders market size was valued at USD 1.8 billion in 2018. The growth in the media and journalism industry at a global level is expected to have a positive impact on the market growth. Electronic media channels including news organizations have been using camcorders frequently, especially for covering news from remote locations. Additionally, low budget movie and television show production houses use camcorders to reduce their expenses.

Even some of the popular movies including Paranormal Activities and 28 Days Later have been completely shot through these products. Students and apprentices in the fields of film making are the key consumers. Digital camcorders manufacturers have been investing in R&D of the electronic devices and launching the products in line with the requirements of different customer segments.

U.S. digital camcorders market

Over the past few years, video recording has gained traction in domestic celebrations, get together, and festivals. People across the world have started recording life moments including birthdays, marriages, and wedding anniversaries. Easy availability of the product and affordable prices and simple storage technologies have promoted people to record their day to day activities, which include the first steps of a baby walking and funny things that pets do. The social media has initiated a trend of sharing such recordings with friends and families. Therefore, the above-mentioned trends are creating a push for professional camcorder market growth.

Over the past few years, education and academic research have seen a rapid deployment of camcorders. With the advent of digital education, lectures are recorded and uploaded on e-learning sites, which broadens the reach of a teacher. The number of tutors of different subjects and curriculums have been recording their lectures for posting them on the online platforms including Youtube. Similarly, students use these devices for their academic research, experiments, and interviews. The use of such video devices helps them in keeping an evidence for their research and proper presentation of their observation and conclusion. Similarly, surveys and interviews have become much easier to capture and store when recorded with camcorders.

Wildlife researches and documentaries are also driving the industry. The photography of wild animals requires camcorders with prime resolution and their ability to shoot in darkness during night is driving its demand. Furthermore, these devices are capable of providing characteristics including light weight, enough storage capacity, and ability to record high speed motions. Rising spending on safari travel among working class professionals on account of growing consumer awareness regarding luxury leisure activity is expected to promote the utility of camcorders.

Resolution Insights

Full HD (1920 x 1080) 1080p resolution contributed a share of more than 55.0% in 2018. The growth is attributed to huge acceptability of the resolution in the television market, online video streaming sites, and Blu-Ray. This resolution format has been emerged as a substitute to 720p and 1080i, as it had better picture quality for fast moving objects. It captures superior quality videos, which do not strain the eyes and thus, are preferred by people while watching videos online.

UHD (3840 x 2160) 2160p camcorder is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 10.7% from 2019 to 2025. The resolution makes recordings detail inherent and thus, makes the picture quality better. The visual detail and clarity are finer than ever and thus, has been motivating the people to own these products.

Distribution Channel Insights

Offline accounted for the largest share in 2018 as people in developing countries including China, India, and Bangladesh hugely rely upon on nearby stores and convenience departments. Furthermore, people enjoy shopping through these channels for physical verification, instant comparison, and huge reliance. People are careful while spending the huge amount and thus, make sure to verify the product personally before the purchase and in case of further support, get back to the seller quickly.

Global digital camcorders market

Online sales is expected to witness the fastest growth as a result of increasing penetration of smartphones and tablets among millennials across the globe. These channels provide access to a variety of digital camcorders irrespective of any regional and country barriers. Furthermore, access to various product variants on a single platform provides the choices to consumers prior to any purchase. Majority of manufacturers themselves sell the products through their own platforms in order to reach people. The discounts offered at the online sites are significant and are able to draw customers. Along with this, assistance provided by the bloggers over each of these products, their technical specifications, and their comparison to other products available in the market makes the decision easy for buyers.

Regional Insights

Europe is expected to be the fastest growing market, expanding at a CAGR of 11.1% from 2019 to 2025. Tourism is a highly sort after activity among the youngsters of countries including Italy, France, and Greece. Therefore, people prefer carrying their own recording devices to capture these moments with friends and scenic beauties around them. Furthermore, the educational curriculum in some of the countries including Sweden and Belgium believes in giving projects that are practical and is conducted in natural environment. Thus, parents, kids, and most teachers insist upon recording the observations through the use of digital camcorders.

Digital Camcorders Market Share Insights

Some of the key players are Canon Inc.; GoPro, Inc.; JVCKENWOOD Corporation; Panasonic; SAMSUNG; SONY; Toshiba Corporation; and Vivitar Corporation. The market is driven by research and development in these products. Organizations have been launching products consistently to incorporate the newest technologies and evolved functioning. They are increasing their focus on reducing the weight and improving the picture quality.

Manufacturers have been striving to launch products that are affordable for customers and are of fine quality. One of the latest updates made in the product is related to the ability of the device to connect to internet. Products that can connect wi-fi have been launched and these can record and upload media on the cloud simultaneously, which has made live telecast an easy task.

Report Scope

Attribute

Details

Base year for estimation

2018

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, and Middle East & Africa

Country scope

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

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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 the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis on 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 camcorder market report on the basis of resolution, distribution channel, and region:

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

    • Full HD (1920 x 1080) 1080p

    • UHD (3840 x 2160) 2160p

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • Offline

    • Online

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • India

      • China

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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