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Global Image Sensors Market By Processing Technology(2D, 3D), By Resolution(VGA, 3-5MP, 5-10MP, 12-16MP, Above 16MP), By End-User(Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Aerospace, Defense & Homeland Security, Others), By Region–Forecast & Opportunities to 2026

Report Description

Image sensors market accounted for USD 19.0 billion in year 2019. This is projected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 7.6% during the period of 2020-2026.

Covid19 has hit the automotive sector immensely. The production of sensors is almost on paused across the globe due lockdown and social distancing norms. There is a shortage of raw materials for production to resume. Thus the image sensors market is expected to witness drop due to pandemic.


Image sensor is defined as a sensor which is used to detect information and also conveys that information which is used to make an image. Image sensors are used in electronic imaging devices of analog and digital kinds. Devices such as digital cameras, smart phones, and camera featured phone, optical mouse, medical imaging devices and night vision equipments etc.

Market Dynamics (Drivers/Opportunities):

The use of electronic gadgets has been increasing immensely. Cameras are major component of widely used electronic devices such as smart phones, laptop and tablets. This drives the image sensors market towards growth.

Nowadays a single smart phone comes with a installation of multiple cameras in it. This gives features such as optical zooming, lowlight photography, improved high-dynamic range along with portrait mode of picture. This requires use of high quality image sensors. This is an important driving factor of image sensor market.

The utilization of electronic devices such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) has been increasing. VR, AR and artificial intelligence (AI) etc are using cameras involving image sensors. Driverless cars are also using cameras at a large scale. AI, VR, AR and driverless cars are creating large scale opportunities for image sensors.

Market Insights, by Processing Technique

Based on process technique the image sensors market is segmented to 3D Image sensors and 2D image sensors. The 3D image sensors market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR. As the AR, VR, automotive and 3D sensing is adopting 3D image sensors at a large-scale driving sensors market towards growth.

Market Insights, by Resolution

Based on resolution the image sensors are segmented into VGA, 1.3MP – 3MP, 5MP-10MP, 12MP-16MP and more than 16MP. The 12MP-16MP market is expected to grow at a highest CAGR during the forecast period. The increased demand of cameras in consumer goods and automotive sector attributed growth of this segment. 12MP-16MP image sensors are based on CMOS technology and they are also smaller in size giving high resolution this features make them suitable for smart phones and automotive.

Market Insights, by End-user

The consumer electronics accounted for maximum market share in 2019. This segment is expected to maintain its market dominance and projected to register growth at highest CAGR during forecast period. The demand for good cameras is increasing among smart phone users driving the image sensors market during forecast period. Manufacturers are installing 45 cameras in a single smart phone

Regional Insights

Asia-pacific region accounted for maximum market share in the year 2019. The major driver in this region is the huge population and growing demands of cameras in VR, Smartphone along with growing demand of automobile. Asia-pacific region is expected to witness growth at highest CAGR during the forecast period

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The key market players are Sony Corporation, Samsung electronics, OminiVision technology, STMicroelectronics, ON Semiconductor Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Canon Inc, SK Hynix, PixArt Imaging Inc, Hamamatsu Photonics, Toshiba Corporation, Galaxy Core Inc and Teledyne Technologies.

The major market player are focusing on research & development in order to give image sensor of small and compact size to fit it in slim camera phones and other devices.

Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts The Global Image Sensor Market, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Our Company has segmented the global image sensor market report on the basis of processing type, processing technique, resolution, and end-users.

Image Sensor Market Size & Forecast (2017-2026)

  1. Research Framework
    • Market Definition and Product Overview
    • Market Segmentation
  2. Research Methodology
    • Qualitative Research
      • Primary & Secondary Sources
    • Quantitative Research
      • Primary & Secondary Sources
    • Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Region
      • Secondary Research
      • Primary Research
    • Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Industry Participants
      • Market Size Estimation
      • Assumption for the Study
      • Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
  3. Executive Summary
    • Market Snapshot
  4. Industry Insights
    • Industry ecosystem analysis
      • ValueChain Analysis
    • Industry impact and forces
      • Growth Drivers
      • Challenges &Restraints
      • Opportunities
    • Disruptive Technological Analysis
    • Regulatory framework
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Middle East & Africa
      • South America
    • Growth potential analysis, 2019
    • Porter’s Five forces analysis
    • Pricing Analysis
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Middle East & Africa
      • South America
  1. COVID – Impact Analysis
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa
    • South America
  2. Image Sensor Market, By Processing Technique, Market Size & Forecast To 2026

(USD Million 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021-e-2026-p)

  • Introduction
  • 2D
  • 3D
  1. Image Sensor Market, By Resolution, Market Size & Forecast To 2026

(USD Million 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021-e-2026-p)

  • Introduction
  • VGA
  • 3MP – 3MP
  • 5MP-10MP
  • 12MP-16MP
  • More than 16MP
  1. Image Sensor Market, By End User, Market Size & Forecast To 2026

(USD Million 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021-e-2026-p)

  • Introduction
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace, Defense & Homeland Security
  • Medical & Life Science
  • Commercial
  • Others
  1. Image Sensor Market, By Region, Market Size & Forecast To 2026

(USD Million 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021-e-2026-p)

  • Introduction
  • North America Market Size & Forecast To 2026
    • Market Overview
    • COVID-19 Impact
    • By Processing Technique
    • By Resolution
    • By End-User
    • By Country
      • USA
        • By End-User
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America Market Size & Forecast To 2026
      • Market Overview
      • COVID-19 Impact
      • By Processing Technique
      • By Resolution
      • By End-User
      • By Country
        • Brazil
          • By End-User
        • Argentina
        • Chile
        • Rest of South America
      • Europe Market Size & Forecast To 2026
        • Market Overview
        • COVID-19 Impact
        • By Processing Technique
        • By Resolution
        • By End-User
        • By Country
          • UK
            • By End-User
          • Germany
          • France
          • Italy
          • Rest of Europe
        • APAC Market Size & Forecast To 2026
          • Market Overview
          • COVID-19 Impact
          • By Processing Technique
          • By Resolution
          • By End-User
          • By Country
            • China
              • By End-User
            • India
            • Japan
            • South Korea
            • Australia
            • Rest of APAC
          • Middle East & Africa Market Size & Forecast To 2026
            • Market Overview
            • COVID-19 Impact
            • By Processing Technique
            • By Resolution
            • By End-User
            • By Country
              • Saudi Arabia
                • By End-User
              • UAE
              • Qatar
              • Kuwait
              • South Africa
              • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  1. Competitive Landscaping
    • Competitive Benchmarking
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019
      • Global Presence and Growth Strategies
        • Mergers & Acquisitions
        • New Product Launches
        • Investments Trends
        • R&D Initiatives
  1. Company Profile
    • Samsung electronics
      • Company Overview
      • Financial Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
      • Strategic Outlook
    • Sony Corporation
    • OminiVision technology
    • STMicroelectronics
    • ON Semiconductor Corporation
    • Panasonic Corporation
    • Canon Inc
    • SK Hynix
    • PixArt Imaging Inc
    • Hamamatsu Photonics
    • Toshiba Corporation
    • Galaxy Core Inc
    • Teledyne Technologies.
    • Pixelplus Co.
    • Sharp Corporation
  2. Appendix
    • Interrelated Market



Research Methodology

1.1     Research Methodology

The process of market research at PAN Market Consulting is very intuitive being iterative in nature and usually follows the path where Information gathered from secondary research is used to build data models, which are than validated from primary participants. Then same cycle repeats where, according to inputs from primary participants, additional secondary research is done, and new information type is again incorporated into data model. The process continues till desired level of information is not generated.

To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of the product/services. The revenue generated from the sales of product/services has been calculated through primary and secondary research. The report also analyses the key players operating in the market at the global level which are identified through secondary research and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top vendors in the market. The market size calculation also includes product segmentation determined using secondary sources and verified through primary sources.

1.2     Secondary Research

The secondary research source that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to:

  • Company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings
  • Internal and external proprietary databases, relevant patent and regulatory databases
  • National government documents, statistical databases and market reports
  • News articles, press releases and web-casts specific to the companies operating in the market

The source for secondary research includes but is not limited to Factiva, Hoovers and Statista


1.3     Primary Research

We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate data and analysis. A typical research interview fulfills the following end users:

  • It provides first-hand information on the market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, future outlook etc.
  • Helps in validating and strengthening the secondary research findings
  • Further develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding
  • Primary research involves E-mail interactions, telephonic interviews as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment and sub-segment across geographies

The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to:

  • Industry participants: CEOs, VPs, marketing/ product managers, market intelligence managers and national sales managers
  • Purchasing managers, technical personnel, distributors and resellers
  • Outside experts: Investment bankers, valuation experts, research analysts specializing in specific markets
  • Key opinion leaders specializing in different areas corresponding to different industry end users

1.4     Models

Where no hard data is available, we use modeling and estimates in order to produce comprehensive data sets. A rigorous methodology is adopted in which the available hard data is cross referenced with the following data products to produce estimates:

  • Demographic data: Population split by segment
  • Macro-economic indicators: GDP, etc.
  • Industry indicators: Expenditure, product stage & infrastructure, sector growth and facilities.

Data is then cross checked by the expert panel.

1.4.1 Company Share Analysis Model

Company share analysis is used to derive the size of global market. As well as study of revenues of companies for last three to five years also provide the base for forecasting the market size and its growth rate. This model is built in following steps:


1.4.2 Revenue Based Modeling

Revenue based models can be built in two ways – Top-Down or Bottom-Up irrespective of industry. Market size estimated from company share analysis acts as a validation point for bottom-up approach whereas it acts as starting point for top-down approach.


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