Jasper Huitink : October 3th 2005 - 20:54 CET
Cameras most wanted electronic devices
Cameras most wanted electronic devices : Techies Reveal Their 'Wish List' in AvantGo Consumer Electronics Survey; Results Offer Tips for Holiday Shoppers. Electronics of all shapes and sizes are topping the list of "hot" holiday gifts this holiday season. So what goodies are tech-savvy "gifters" and "giftees" looking for this year? Digital cameras top the list of "most wanted" electronic devices, according to two AvantGo consumer electronics surveys with a total of 2,100 respondents. DVD players, GPS devices and HD televisions were also high on the wish lists of the tech-savvy, PDA and smartphone-carrying survey respondents. AvantGo is a service from iAnywhere Solutions, which delivers rich, personalized mobile Web sites.|
AvantGo - Picture quality|
The iAnywhere AvantGo survey reveals respondents' perceptions of the most sought after digital camera features. Picture quality tops the list by far, indicating that no matter how much more technical cameras get, users really just want the ability to snap great pictures, with minimal effort. But bells and whistles are what make picture taking fun and easy. So, when making your selection, keep in mind the following features that respondents call "essential" or "extremely important":
Electronics store - Higher megapixels or better optical zoom
With so many different "bells and whistles" to choose from, walking in to the electronics store or searching online for the perfect digital camera can be a daunting task. Do you pick the camera with the higher megapixels, the better optical zoom or longer battery life? And, with so many features to choose from, which ones are "must have" versus "nice to have"?
Top 10 list - Most important
1. Quality of pictures
2. Picture resolution / megapixels
3. Quality of the lens
4. Fast auto-focus
5. Optical zoom
6. Fast "click to capture" button
7. Fast "power on" to take pictures
8. Battery life
9. Type of memory card
10. Camera design
Digital camera - Purchase plans
And this holiday season is the right time to surprise your "giftee" with a new digital camera! More than 60 percent of respondents indicated plans to purchase a digital camera on their own within six months to a year.
High defenition television & home theater system
If a digital camera isn't the right gift for that special someone, a television might be. While 63 percent of those surveyed already own three or more televisions, 38 percent are planning on purchasing a new television in the coming year, with one-quarter planning on buying an HDTV and 8 percent gearing up for a home theater system.
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