As a trend below is an estimate of DSLR and DSC market shrinking with huge 15% in just 5 years:
All right, all right, everybody calm down! There's no fire here.
Sorry, Diko, but this is what happens when bizarre chart types are used to share data--it becomes very hard to interpret what is actually happening. The outer rings are the projected market, the inner rings are the current market. 37% of $9.1 billion is $3.367 billion. 22% of $17 billion is 3.74 billion, an increase
of 11% instead of a drop of 15%. Likewise the units display growth from 329 million to 588 million. Considering that includes projected erosion of the small point-and-shoot market, the growth in SLRs should be larger in percentage terms.
Don't feel bad, it took me almost five minutes to figure this out. The dip***t who created this chart should be spanked IMO. The natural tendency is to compare the rings against each other, which is impossible without a hand calculator. Simple stacked bar graphs would have been much easier to compare visually.
I also would not place a lot of confidence in these projections as they sound overly optimistic. Consider the source: a semiconductor company. Something fishy in the fish market? Perhaps.