For those considering investment in the 3D camera industry, it is important to understand development policies, plans, manufacturing processes and cost structures of the industry. The report covers all these aspects as well as import/export, supply and consumption figures, revenue and gross margin by regions (United States, EU, China and Japan). The same data can be added for other regions.
Get information about the leading 3D camera industry players with their company profiles, product pictures/specifications, capacity, actual production, product price, revenue and contact information. This storehouse of information will enrich the knowledge of the industry insiders and potential entrants or investors. The valuable statistics presented in the report about the industry will serve as an important source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the 3D camera market.
Outlook for 3D Camera Industry
The incorporation of 3D technology in cameras has facilitated capturing of high quality three-dimensional, life-like visual images of objects. This technology is being used extensively in professional cameras, camcorders, smart phones, and tablets. People who are exposed to 3Dcamerasfind their transition from old photography technology to the new technology refreshing.
3D cameras have diverse use in media, entertainment industry, security, and military training. Their technology has even made it possible to learn plane flying through simulations. The film industry has also contributed immensely to the growth of the 3D camera industry. Movie goers are now becoming more aware of the technology by viewing 3D movies. In the gaming industry also, the use of 3D technology is on the rise to enhance the virtual experience of gaming.
Another growth area is security surveillance, home automation and mobile robots, where the 3D imaging is being used extensively. Developments in 3D scanning technologies enable the market players to launch products delivering high-quality images or videos. Constant innovations in 3D scanning applications and advent of technically advanced applications such as 3D imaging in smart phones or tablets are the drivers for the growth of the market.
Segmentation in the 3D Camera Industry
3D camera technologies are segmented into time-of-flight, stereo visioning and structured light imaging. The time-of-flight cameras render high sophistication and quality. The stereo visioning cameras are cost effective solutions, commonly used in movie-making applications. The structured light cameras are least portable, but they capture details of an object from multiple angles simultaneously.
The time-of-flight technology is used in automotive, healthcare, and industrial sectors for providing 3D camera solutions for various purposes. It is very useful for autonomous driving with increased safety through real-time alerts of driving conditions.
In industrial applications, time-of-flight sensors are useful for recognizing and calibrating human gestures. These ensure human safety in human-machine interfaces and automated processes.
The 3D cameras are also classified into two categories based on the focus technology used by them. These categories are – target camera and target-free camera. The target camera focuses at one particular-object, whereas the target-free camera does not focus on any particular-object. The features of target cameras make them useful in object tracking and surveillance. They are used for asset monitoring of industrial applications.
North America – Hub for 3D Camera Technology
North America is a dynamic hub for the growth and developments in 3D camera technology, particularly the target cameras. It has a notable share in the revenue generation of the 3D camera industry. The USA is a major user of the 3D technology owing to its industrial and military requirements.
Among the companies who sell 3D cameras in the USA not all are based in the USA. It would be interesting to look forward to how the global 3D industry shapes under the stringent rules and regulations for companies proposed to be implemented by US President.
The North American hub of the 3D camera industry will receive a challenge from the Asia-Pacific market which is constantly growing and advancing. The population in developing countries will have more access to 3D camera technology in future, considering improvement in the standard of living, more disposable incomes and technological developments which will make the 3D camera technology cheaper and accessible.
Major Market Players in the Industry: The leading market players in the 3D camera industry are Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony, Fujitsu, Intel, Kodak, LG, and Samsung.