Strategy Analytics: Image Quality & Clarity Important to Avid Camera Phone Users

by Chris Schreiner, Diane O'Neill | Mar 22, 2017

Innovative Camera Features Required to Motivate Change


Boston, MA – March 22, 2017 – As consumers have continued to replace their dedicated digital cameras with mobile cameras due to convenience and comparable quality, the camera on a smartphone holds high importance and is now considered to be one of the most prioritized features. A recent study from the User Experience Strategies (UXS) Service at Strategy Analytics ( has explored avid mobile camera users’ behaviors, motivations and preferences. Based on their current device, image quality and clarity are most important to this subset of users.

Surveying consumers in the US, Strategy Analytics has found that image quality and clarity were also the main motivators behind users keeping their current camera phone. Moreover, features such as those that specifically aid the capture of photos with people and scenery, a good selection of filters and easily accessible editing functionality, were highly desired by avid mobile camera users, in addition to a reliable wide angle lens to capture selfies.

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Monica Wong, Analyst and report author commented, “The most used daily camera features such as tap to focus, on/off flash and filters should also be located in an accessible location, such as a drop down/scroll through menu on the camera or implemented directly into the camera screen.”

Chris Schreiner, Director of Syndicated Research, UXIP added, “In such a competitive market, consumers who do like their current camera device are highly unlikely to replace it without more innovative camera features.”


About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success.


About User Experience Strategies (UXS)

Analyzing UX innovation opportunities in wireless, smart home, and other emerging technologies, UXS forms part of the User Experience Innovation Practice (UXIP) at Strategy Analytics. Focusing on user behaviors, motivations and interests across multiple consumer verticals, UXIP helps clients meet consumer needs, develop usable solutions and deliver compelling user experiences through both syndicated and proprietary research capabilities. With our extensive expertise in large-scale survey work, in-depth interviews, focus groups and observational sessions, UXIP’s research methodologies allow strategic user-centric analysis on the potential for new technologies. Providing actionable insight, go-to-market strategies and business recommendations, UXIP is a leading supplier of consumer knowledge to the technology industry. Click here for more information.


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European Contact: Diane O'Neill, +44(0) 1908 423 669,
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