According to the CAMERA & IMAGING PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION (CIPA) the total shipments of digital cameras in 2008 exceeded 2007 results by 19.3%.
SLR camera sales increased 29.7% and compact camera sales rose 18.5 year-over-year.
2009 predictions are not so rosy. All camera sales are expected to fall in 2009 rather than increase. The prediction is for a 0.7% decline.
Interchangeable lens sales saw a 25.1% increase in 2008 but in 2009 are expected to grow less quickly at a rate of only 6.1%