Sometimes, I feel we are a fated economy. After several years of virtual stagnation, we were looking forward to a bounce-back 2016. A good monsoon and a few feel-good factors helped us to be optimistic. Alas, that was not to be. The demonetisation, however well-intentioned, has taken its toll and along with December 2016, the next few months may be a washout. Let’s look forward to a better 2017.
As we move ahead, we wonder what lies in store for the imaging industry in 2017. 2016 saw both, smartphones get better in their picture taking ability and the compact camera market shrinking again. D-SLRs and mirrorless cameras saw some success but the rising prices of high-end D-SLRs are a cause for concern. Why camera manufacturers under attack have not taken the competition by the horns by entering the smartphone market beats one. Again, why have they been so slow in providing easy software to transfer images on to your smartphone or laptop? Does anyone know why?
A very happy and prosperous 2017 to all!
H. S. Billimoria