Even if you just pay passing attention to photo technology, it’s hard not to be struck by the contrasting trends in the market.

On the one hand, imaging technology has made some truly extraordinary advances thanks to artificial intelligence, powerful image processors, high-resolution image sensors and virtual reality. On the other hand, film sales are rebounding and teenagers are shooting instant film in between Snapchatting (or whatever it is they’re doing).

So what does the future hold?

The folks at the Cooperative of Photography have taken a stab at answering the question in the video below. As someone who spends a fair amount of time on the question, their guesses strike us as pretty educated.

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Incidentally, in the October issue of PDN we put the question of what the camera of the future looks like to the people who might actually build it–the lead engineers at some of the world’s leading imaging companies. Look for it soon!


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