The sales of these devices, which added to close to 80 percent of total digital camera sales in 2011 saw a steep decline, as it accounted just 30 percent in 2013 and is expected to see a further dip in 2014.

Though some Canon models would still be available at below Rs 10,000 mark, according to one of the company’s officials, the segment won’t be pushed further. Besides, the surge in popularity of high-end compact cameras and digital SLRs further led to the decline in sales of low-end cameras.

Fujifilm India will trim the number of models in the entry segment and will expand the high-end compact segment, according to the company’s executive vice-president Rohit Pandit.

On the other hand, Sony India sales head Sunil Nayyar said that the company will continue to sell its sub-Rs 10,000 cameras for one more year before taking a final call.

With customers showing more inclination towards the DSLRs, low-end cameras are getting gradually sidelined. Taking this very fact into consideration, the segment may soon cease to exist anymore in the market.