The 3D Camera Market Value is expected to grow at a rate of 20.3% by 2028 | USD 9.1 Billion

Chicago, Sept. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 3D Camera Market Value by Image Detection Technique (Time of Flight, Structured Light, Stereoscopic Vision), Type (Target Camera, Target-free Camera), End-user Industry and Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, RoW) - Global Forecast to 2028. The 3D camera Companies are dominated by players such FARO (US), Ricoh Co., Ltd. (Japan), Leica Geosystems AG (Switzerland), Panasonic Holdings Corporation (Japan), Intel Corp. (US), and others.

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3D Camera Market Size Dynamics

Driver: Increasing adoption of industrial robots

The use of 3D cameras in robotics and drones is becoming more common. Using 3D cameras in robotics can significantly improve the performance and efficiency of manufacturing and other industrial applications. For instance, by using 3D cameras to capture detailed information about the environment, robots can be programmed to perform complex tasks with greater precision and accuracy. This can lead to increased efficiency, reduced waste, and improved safety in industrial settings.

Restraint: Technological limitations

Despite advances in 3D camera technology, there may still be technological limitations that impact the quality of images and videos captured. For example, 3D cameras may struggle to capture accurate depth information in low-light conditions or environments with complex lighting. This can limit their adoption in certain applications, such as professional filmmaking or scientific research.

Opportunity: Growth of AR/VR

The growth of 3D cameras has played a vital role in driving innovation and development in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). For instance, 3D cameras capture in-depth information, which enables more realistic and immersive AR/VR experiences. This helps users feel more connected to the virtual world. 3D cameras can also track body movements and gestures, which enables more natural and intuitive interaction with virtual objects, allowing users to make hand gestures to manipulate objects in AR/VR environments.

Challenge: Competition from established camera manufacturers

Prominent camera manufacturers such as Canon, Sony, and Nikon have well-developed brand recognition and customer loyalty, making it difficult for new players to enter the market. These manufacturers have established distribution channels and marketing networks that can be difficult to compete with. These players have experience in high-volume manufacturing, which allows them to produce cameras at lower costs than newer players. Furthermore, the limited demand for 3D cameras increases the per-unit production costs, making it challenging for new players to compete on price.

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Market Leaders- Top 3D Camera Market Size


Ricoh is a Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company that produces 3D cameras and other imaging solutions. Ricoh 3D cameras use advanced imaging technology to create high-quality 3D scans with accurate depth and color. The company offers a wide range of scanning solutions, from handheld cameras to fully automated systems. Ricoh’s 3D cameras can integrate with other technologies, such as CAD and 3D printing. This allows users to create and work with 3D models across different platforms and applications, making it easier to use 3D scanning for various industries.


Leica Geosystems AG (Leica) provides measurement and information technology solutions. Leica caters to various industries such as surveying & engineering, building & heavy construction, safety & security, agriculture, sports and entertainment, mining, and power. The company operates in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. In the 3D camera market, Leica offers a range of products designed to capture high-resolution 3D images and videos.

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