Comments on: Cameraphone Survey Displays Results

Today, Snapfish released the results of a new national survey of 500 Americans who own or intend to buy a camera phone in the next 12 months. The independently conducted national survey, reveals dozens of key findings on the use of and opinions regarding camera phones. Results include the finding that 56% of those surveyed think camera phones will replace digital and film cameras within the next two decades.
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FIRST POST ON A NEWS TOPIC :)

ackmondual @ 1/18/2005 5:53:54 PM # Q
Wah hoo! First post on a news topic.

anyways.... don't i need at least 1000 subjects for these kinds of statistical surveys to be accurate? 500 doesn't seem like alot.
Also surprised at the results of ppl wantint digicam phones to replace seperate digicams. I would've thought that common users would want the superior use and quality of a seperate unit, in addition to professional photographers who always needs the best in equipment.

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RE: FIRST POST ON A NEWS TOPIC :)
Bhalrog @ 1/18/2005 7:41:40 PM # Q
Actually, only 33 people in a sample are required to start approximating the general population (look, university stats actually came in handy!). That said, the more people in the sample, the better. And yes, most polls usually do use about 1000 people, in order to provide really meaningful data.

I agree with your statement about the separation of phonecams from real digicams. I certainly would rather use my 6 MP digicam for taking actual pix, and save the phonecam for use somewhere I wouldn't brin a real camera, like a club or something.

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Frenchie @ 1/18/2005 8:16:07 PM # Q
what is with people and camera phones? i think they are the dumbest idea ever. Look a phone with a camera and look a Toaster with a TV on it. Look convergant devices are great. But if i want 2 take a picture of a celebrity or somebodies wedding i'd use a REAL camera with flash not some crap .03 mega pixel camera/phone/toaster oven

The world will end in 2006. Just as it was predicted in the bible along with the release of Microsoft Longhorn.... :p
RE: FIRST POST ON A NEWS TOPIC :)
RhinoSteve @ 1/19/2005 2:19:20 PM # Q
I agree that there is not a critical mass here on the survey. Good survey companies hit the "magic 1000" whenver you are talking about a mass market technology.

I would give the error of this survey 20% considering the group of people polled.
RE: FIRST POST ON A NEWS TOPIC :)
potter @ 1/19/2005 2:41:02 PM # Q
Assuming I am remembering my statistics correctly...

* At a sample set size of 500, the 95% confidence interval (the error rate usually stated in statistics reporting) would be 3.13% (call it +/-3%).
* At a sample set size of 1000, the 95% confidence interval would be 2.21% (call it +/-2%).

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Survey says...

joad @ 1/19/2005 12:03:15 AM # Q
[QUOTE:}"56% of those surveyed think camera phones will replace digital and film cameras within the next two decades." [QUOTE]

...about the same timeframe PalmOne may need to finally release a smartphone with more memory than just a 32MB chip (16mb usable). ;}

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Full Report.

potter @ 1/19/2005 2:48:10 PM # Q
Can we get to the full statistics report?

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maybe in the low end

commando @ 1/19/2005 6:29:47 PM # Q
Camera phones could well replace low end digital cameras for people who take small numbers of photos. Midrange cameras come into their own for larger prints or more difficult situations, like low lighting. My digital camera and associated gear cost thousands of dollars and is many, many times larger than a phone, phones could not replace that in the forseable future.

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