2020 vision: 10 industry predictions – what will thrive, what won't survive?

2020 vision: 10 industry predictions – what will thrive, what won't survive?

Now that 2019 is almost over, it's time to look towards 2020 and consider what the start of the new decade has in store for us. 

While it pains us to say it, the camera market in 2019 was pretty bleak, with depressingly downward trending graphs virtually everywhere you looked. The official statistics have yet to come in, though it looks exceedingly likely that 2018’s patterns will repeat once again – likely in an amplified state. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.