Study: Most Cameraphone Users Don’t Share

A new survey from Ireland’s Research and Markets finds that while built-in cameras are among the most popular features of mobile phone handsets, comparatively few cameraphone users regularly transmit pictures to other users, or even store the images for later use.

The report, Mobile Imaging Services – Focusing on the User Experience, found that while people are initially enthusiastic about the potential uses of a phone’s built-in camera, but are quickly disappointed by difficult-to-use features, slow transmission speeds, and poor image quality.

The survey found that only about one in twenty cameraphone users prints pictures taken using their phones or stores cameraphone pictures to a Web site provided by their mobile carrier. Perhaps more significantly, over 60 percent of cameraphone users expected to share pictures with others using messaging services, but, in reality, just over one quarter of current cameraphone users