A report by The Associated Press
suggests that within the next 9 years film may be going the way of the Dodo. Film sales have been declining by 20% each year, with sales as low as 20 million rolls of film expected this year. Sales of film cameras are expected to be similarly low at 100,000 this year, compared to the peak of nearly 19.7 million in 2000, despite new film cameras being announced, such as the Lomo LC-A Wide
In comparison digital camera sales in 2010 were around 141 million. Kodak has recently been concentrating on selling Kodak digital cameras, such as the new Kodak Easyshare Mini
, and Max
. The Kodak Easyshare Max
has build in film modes, designed to emulate a number of famous Kodak films like Kodachrome, and Tri-X black and white. Similarly the second biggest manufacturer of film, Fujifilm, also feature film modes in their new digital cameras, such as the Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR
. What are your thoughts? Are you still buying film?