When the first digital cameras were brought to the market in the early 1990s, no one could have foreseen how quickly digital would gain market share and displace film as the dominant technology used to take pictures. In many applications, the conversion is well underway, if not completed. Th e analog

photographic industry as we know it is all but gone. Many companies from that era have ceased to exist, while some are still in the business but have completely changed the way they operate as well as the line of products and services they sell. It will still be a few more years until the shakeup of the industry and the players is complete and the marketplace stabilizes.