Position-and-shoot compact cameras are not lifeless, they’ve just altered

Coolpix, Cyber-shot, PowerShot, Exilim these compact camera sub-brands all now sound like they are from a bygone era. And their demise has been all-but-verified by a new report from Japan that most significant camera producers, like Nikon, Sony, and Canon, are now radically scaling back their stage-and-shoot digital camera choices, if not abandoning them solely.

The Japanese small business newspaper Nikkei (opens in new tab) spoke to all of the previous giants of pocketable cameras for its report, picked up by Petapixel (opens in new tab), which concludes that the “major digital camera providers” have “stopped creating new compact electronic cameras” in get to concentrate on “mirrorless cameras with significant device price ranges.”