Toshiba is getting ready to present the world's smallest HDTV camera at the NAB(National Association of Broadcasters) Show later this month. Toshiba's IK-HD1 3CCD HDTV Camera measures just 1.6-inches and weighs 2.3-ounces.
Paparazzi and celebrity stalkers (what's the difference?) all over the world must be collectively drooling at the prospect of such a tiny, inconspicuous camera hitting the market.
Implications - Size matters in this world, only nowadays, it's about going small. Products such as iPods, laptops and phones are all produced as miniature items to provide convenience and portability for consumers. As technology continues to develop and evolve, it's likely that tech companies are going to pump out items that are even smaller than what's currently on the market.
1. Miniature Technology - The trend of creating smaller and more portable technology products, like the 1.6-inch HDTVs, is providing convenience and portability for consumers.
2. Discreet Cameras - The development of tiny inconspicuous cameras, such as the 1.6-inch HDTV camera, presents disruptive innovation opportunities for surveillance, paparazzi, and privacy industries.
3. Evolution of Technology - As technology continues to develop and evolve, the market can expect tech companies to produce even smaller items than what's currently available, like the 1.6-inch HDTVs.
1. Consumer Electronics - The trend of creating smaller and more portable technology products, like the 1.6-inch HDTVs, offers disruptive innovation opportunities in the consumer electronics industry.
2. Surveillance - The development of tiny inconspicuous cameras, such as the 1.6-inch HDTV camera, presents disruptive innovation opportunities for the surveillance industry.
3. Media and Entertainment - The introduction of small and inconspicuous cameras, like the 1.6-inch HDTV camera, has implications for the media and entertainment industry where discreet filming may be required.