Stand alone digital camera sales have been in pretty step declines lately. But what if we look ahead a little? 5-10 years from now it’s very likely we’ll be wearing our personal computers. The iPhone is an amazing digital camera but what happens when people stop carrying their iPhones and go with just their smartwatches? Watches might get cameras but I think they will be too awkward for most people in most use cases.
How about a Zippo lighter sized digital camera? It would need to be beautiful, but also super durable, and work seamlessly with any device through WiFi or Bluetooth or whatever radio we’re using a decade from now. We can already fit an awesome camera into something key-fob/Zippo-lighter sized, and I would be totally into going mobile with just a LTE smartwatch & a tiny SLR-quality wireless camera on my keychain.
Update – I’ve suddenly realized that I’m essentially imagining a slightly smaller, more beutiful GoPro camera. I would not be surprised to see GoPro expand its line to include more fashion focused versions.