USB Camera Controller Market Size Report & Overview 2023–2030

USB Camera Controller Market Forecast to 2030 - Global Analysis by Type (USB 2.0 and USB 3.0), Device Type (Remote and Joystick), Connectivity (Wired and Wireless), and Application (Residential and Nonresidential)

Publication Month : Jul 2023

  • Report Code : TIPRE00029970
  • Category : Electronics and Semiconductor
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 195
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[Research Report] The USB camera controller market size is expected to grow from US$ 1.82 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach US$ 4.87 billion by 2030; it is estimated to record a CAGR of 15.1% from 2023 to 2030.


USB Camera Controller Market Analyst Perspective:

The USB camera controller market has witnessed notable growth and evolution in recent years. The surging demand for camera controllers in industrial and scientific applications drives the USB camera controller market. USB camera-controlling equipment finds application in various sectors, including scientific research, industrial imaging, and machine vision. The requirement for precise and accurate control over camera functions drives the demand for USB camera controllers in these sectors. Also, the increasing demand for professional photography and videography would create potential growth opportunities for the USB camera controller market in the coming years.

USB Camera Controller Market Overview:

A USB camera controller is a device that enables control and communication between the operator and the camera. It utilizes a USB interface which include USB camera controller chip and USB camera controller IC to establish a connection and allows operators or users to control various functions and settings of a camera remotely. The market growth is attributed to the growing number of commercial construction projects. For instance, in Q2 of 2022, the construction of the Eight Office Tower project started, which is expected to be completed in Q1 of 2024. It will be a 25-story office tower in Washington, the US. Post construction of such projects, the need for high-end security and surveillance is expected to raise the demand for USB cameras as users can control them through their remote or joystick and move or focus them at different places in the camera range.

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USB Camera Controller Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 1.82 billion in 2023
Market Size Value byUS$ 4.87 billion by 2030
Growth rateCAGR of 15.1% from 2023 to 2030
Forecast Period2023-2030
Base Year2023
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USB Camera Controller Market Driver:

Increasing Mining Activities to Drive USB Camera Controller Market

The rising demand for different metals and minerals is increasing mining activities worldwide. Various countries are increasing their investment to expand their mining site to fulfill this rising demand. For instance, in August 2022, the Mining Chamber of Mexico (Camimex) announced an investment of US$ 5.5 billion in 2022, which is an increase of 15.2% from 2021. Similarly, according to the government of Western Australia, in 2022, ~US$ 26 billion was invested in Western Australia's mining and petroleum sectors. Such growing investment in the mining industry will further raise mining production worldwide. According to the Statistics of the Swedish Mining Industry 2021 report, in 2021, Swedish ore production reached 88.6 million metric tons, a rise of 22% since 2015. Also, as per the Australian Bureau of Statistics, mining production in Australia increased by 5.7% in the first quarter of 2023. Thus, such growing mining production worldwide is expected to raise the demand for security and monitoring to ensure the safety of employees, equipment, or materials. This increasing need for real-time monitoring is raising the demand for remote control USB cameras at the mining site, as the authorities can check every movement at the mining site by moving the camera through its controller and focusing on any particular area when needed. Through this, the authorities can detect any suspicious activities at the site and provide an alert in case of any danger. Hence, the growing mining activities worldwide are boosting the growth of the USB camera controller market.

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USB Camera Controller Market Segmental Analysis:

Based on type, the global USB camera controller market size is segmented into USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. The USB 2.0 segment held the larger USB camera controller market share in 2022, as it can be connected to multiple devices without additional software. Also, it is preferred for imaging applications for cameras as it can handle large bandwidth and provide a data transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps. Further, it eliminates the need for additional power sources since it enables the camera with its inbuilt power connectivity.

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USB Camera Controller Market Regional Analysis:

The USB camera controller market size is broadly segmented into five major regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South America (SAM). APAC held the largest USB camera controller market share in 2022, followed by North America and Europe. The region also is expected to register the highest CAGR in the market from 2023 to 2030.

In APAC, the growing live streaming & broadcasting industry is one of the major factors expected to raise the demand for control USB cameras. According to a report by Conviva, Asia has seen a massive growth of 172% in streaming time. Thus, the growing live streaming industry in the region is pushing the market players to develop innovative solutions, propelling the growth of the USB camera controller market. For instance, in May 2021, THine Electronics, Inc. introduced its new THEIA-CAM family of camera Reference Design Kits. The new kit is based on THine's THP7312 image signal processor (ISP), Cypress' EZ-USB CX3 USB 3.0 camera controller, and Sony's IMX258 13MP CMOS PDAF image sensor. The camera kit provides ultra-high resolution, superspeed USB, and instant autofocus, which can be used to develop and produce embedded streaming video applications.

USB Camera Controller Market Key Player Analysis:

The USB camera controller market consists of the players such as Aver Information Inc, Genesys Logic Inc, Infineon Technologies AG, PTZOptics, Realtek Semiconductor Corp, Shenzhen Minrray Industry Co Ltd, Sonix Technology Co Ltd, Sony Group Corp, SZ Tenveo, and TREEHAVEN Technologies Inc, which continuously work on providing different USB cameras, such as subsite sewer camera, crawler inspection camera, pipe crawler camera, sewer crawler camera, and others. Among the players in the USB camera controller market, Infineon Technologies AG and Sony Group Corporation are the top two players owing to the diversified product portfolio offered.

USB Camera Controller Market Recent Developments: 

Inorganic and organic strategies such as mergers and acquisitions are highly adopted by companies in the USB camera controller market. A few recent key market developments are listed below: 

  • In 2023, Sony Electronics released a new version (Version 1.08) of the Camera Remote Software Development Kit (SDK), which enables remote camera operation and setting adjustments. Version 1.08 expands the compatible models and broadens the variety of potential applications with additional capabilities. The SDK can now be utilized with the ZV-E1 full-frame interchangeable lens camera, thanks to version 1.08.
  • In 2022, Canon announced the creation of a new remote control for still photographers, which will allow professional photographers to operate Canon interchangeable-lens cameras remotely. The future of camera-controlling remotes is likely to shift toward wireless technology and integration with new devices.
  • In 2021, Infineon Technologies AG created a turnkey solution with its Time-of-Flight (ToF) partner pmdtechnologies and the premier vision-based imaging specialist ArcSoft that allows a ToF camera to work under the display of commercial smartphones. It will deliver consistent, high-quality infrared pictures and 3D data for security applications such as facial authentication and mobile payment.
  • In 2021, the THEIA-CAM Kit is built around Infineon's EZ-USBTM CX3 USB 3.0 camera controller and THine's THP7312 image signal processor (ISP). It has a 13MP PDAF camera module based on Sony's IMX258 CMOS image sensor. The ISP firmware compensates for variations in CMOS camera module characteristics from unit to unit, allowing users to scale for high image quality consistency in production. This package, which includes optimized firmware, software development kits, reference circuit schematics, and related materials, reduces clients' time-to-market while avoiding high initial expenses for designing embedded systems.
  • In 2021, The VC520 Pro2 Conferencing System and CAM520 Pro2 Conferencing Camera from Aver Information Inc. provided superior camera technology and updated smart AI functions for futuristic meetings. It has a wireless USB controller that allows it to handle many cameras at the same time.
  • In 2021, The VC520 Pro2 Conferencing System and CAM520 Pro2 Conferencing Camera from Aver Information Inc. provided superior camera technology and updated smart AI functions for futuristic meetings. It has a wireless USB controller that allows it to handle many cameras at the same time.
  • In 2021, Sony released an update (Version 1.04) to their Camera Remote Software Development Kit (SDK), which adds the Alpha 1 and RX0 II to the list of compatible cameras. The advent of these models creates numerous new opportunities for businesses to leverage Sony's industry-leading technology to create customized camera applications to optimize their workflow. The most recent SDK version expands USB and Wired Ethernet connectivity possibilities, increasing the number of cameras that may be connected and controlled remotely.
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Type, Device Type, Connectivity, and Application

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the driving factors impacting the global USB camera controller market?

1. Growing Mining Activities
2. Rising Construction Projects Worldwide

What is the incremental growth of the global USB camera controller market during the forecast period?

The incremental growth, expected to be recorded for the USB camera controller market during the forecast period, is US$ 3.05 billion.

What are the future trends of the global USB camera controller market?

Rising Innovation in USB Cameras with Controllers

Which are the key players holding the major market share of global USB camera controller market?

The key players, holding majority shares, in USB camera controller market includes Infineon Technologies AG, Sony Group Corporation, Canon Inc, Realtek Semiconductor Corp, Marshal Electronics.

What is the estimated global market size for the global USB camera controller market in 2023?

The global USB camera controller market was estimated to be US$ 1.82 billion in 2023.

What will be the global market size for the USB camera controller market by 2030?

The USB camera controller market is expected to reach US$ 4.87 billion by 2030.

The List of Companies - USB Camera Controller Market

  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Realtek Semiconductor Corp
  • Sony Group Corp
  • Aver Information Inc
  • Genesys Logic Inc
  • Shenzhen Minrray Industry Co Ltd
  • TREEHAVEN technologies Inc
  • PTZOptics
  • SZ Tenveo
  • Sonix Technology Co Ltd

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