It’s that time of year when we’re thinking about summer vacations, getting outside, going on trips, and making the kind of memories we want to share on Instagram.
As someone who occasionally makes a living taking photos, I am often asked, “What sort of camera should I get?” A decade ago, the answer was easy: A basic point-and-shoot with a decent resolution. Not anymore. The ubiquity of quality smartphone cameras has all but annihilated the point-and-shoot market. In fact, the basic, portable, fixed-lens digital camera is likely soon to be a thing of the past.
Curious as to how close we are to the end of the point-and-shoot, I dug into Thinknum data to see what sorts of cameras are filling the space left behind. Behold, Amazon’s top-five best-selling cameras of 2018 (so far) [subscribers can see the dataset here]:
Let’s pause here a moment