3D Camera Market

Global 3D Camera Market Research Report: By Type (Target Camera, Target-free Camera), By Technology (Time-of-Flight, Stereo Vision, Structured Light), By Application (Professional Cameras, Smartphone, Tablets, Computer, Others), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2024-2032.

ICT & Media | January 2024 | Report ID: EMR00516 | Pages: 301

The global 3D camera market was valued at USD 21.52 billion in 2023 and is estimated to reach approximately USD 232.19 billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 30.25% from 2024 to 2032.

The 3D camera is an imaging device comprised of two lenses. It replicates the same image as it is experienced via human binocular vision. The 3D camera captures three-dimensional images, enhancing the visuals’ overall quality. It enables photographers to capture images that create a depth illusion in 2D photographs, improving the visual appeal of the photograph. Moreover, a 3D camera is an imaging technology that allows depth awareness in images that mimic the three dimensions that human binocular vision experiences. Some 3D cameras utilize two or more lenses to capture numerous viewpoints, whilst others use a single lens that moves around.




Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2023)

USD 21.52 Billion

Projected Market Value (2032)

USD 232.19 Billion

Base Year


Forecast Years

2024 - 2032

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Type, By Technology, By Application& Region

Segments Covered

By Type, By Technology, By Application& Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and the Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global 3D Camera Market Drivers:

  • Growing Adoption of Industrial Robots

Industrial robots are transforming many industries by automating operations and enhancing efficiency and productivity. These robots rely on 3D cameras to provide accurate perception and spatial awareness, making them critical components in industrial automation. For example, Zivid offers a diverse range of 3D cameras utilized in manufacturing industries, and the use of industrial robots has grown significantly. These robots perform duties including as assembly, product picking and placement, quality control, and material handling. 3D cameras give depth awareness, allowing robots to accurately detect and manipulate items in complicated settings. For example, in car manufacturing, 3D cameras are used to guide robots during the painstaking assembling of components.



  • Medical imaging provides significant opportunities for 3D cameras

Advancements in Healthcare and Medical Imaging, Automotive and Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), and E-commerce and Product Visualization all offer major market prospects for 3D cameras. In healthcare, 3D cameras are used to capture comprehensive images of patients' anatomy, which aids in surgical planning and telemedicine. For example, 3D cameras linked with medical imaging systems improve the visualization and analysis of anatomical features, resulting in more accurate diagnosis.



  • Limited Data Storage Capacity

The number of challenges restrict the mainstream deployment of 3D cameras market. The most significant impediment is the excessively expensive hardware and software components connected with 3D camera systems. As a result, they are less accessible to small and medium-sized businesses and individual consumers. For example, a startup company that wants to include 3D cameras into its AR glasses may face financial limits, restricting its ability to provide a competitive product.


Segment Overview

  • By Type

Based on type, the global 3D camera market is divided into target camera, target-free camera. The target camera segment dominated the market in 2023 and is expected to dominating during the 3D camera market in forecast period, due to the target cameras are designed to monitor and capture certain subjects or targets, and they are widely used in sports events, wildlife photography, and surveillance systems. These cameras excel in circumstances requiring precise tracking and focus on a specific subject, as they use powerful autofocus systems and predictive tracking algorithms to produce accurate and clear photographs.

  • By Technology

Based on technology, the global 3D camera market is fragmented into time-of-flight, stereo vision, structured light. The stereo vision segment dominated the global 3D camera market in 2023. This is attributed to stereo vision cameras are widely utilized in industrial and manufacturing environments for quality control and inspection, as well as surveillance and security systems. They are also widely employed in consumer devices, including as cellphones and game consoles, for gesture recognition and 3D imaging. The images are then analyzed using stereo vision or stereo triangulation, which compares the two images and identifies discrepancies in item position in the scene. Furthermore, this enables the camera to generate a depth map or 3D model of the scene, which may be utilized in a variety of applications including robotics, 3D modeling, virtual reality, and self-driving vehicles. Stereo vision cameras are utilized in a variety of applications, including robotics, safety, medical technology, bin picking, autonomous cars, agricultural robotics, object tracking, 3D recording and production, and mobile robotic navigation. For instance, in December, Stereolabs will release ZED-X, the industry's first stereo camera designed for robotic process automation and navigation in tough indoor and outdoor environments.

  • By Application

Based on application, the global 3D camera market is segmented into professional cameras, smartphone, tablets, computer, others. The professional cameras segment dominated the 3D camera market with the largest revenue share in 2023. This is due to professional cameras are also commonly employed in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to capture scene geometry and provide immersive experiences. In these applications, 3D cameras are frequently paired with other sensors, such as gyroscopes and accelerometers, to follow the user's movement and modify the viewpoint of the virtual or augmented environment as needed.


Global 3D Camera Market Overview by Region

Asia Pacific dominated the 3D camera market in 2023. This is owing to several factors contribute to this, including increased smartphone penetration, growth in the entertainment business, rising disposable income, and low camera ownership. The expanding usage of 3D imaging in virtual reality, robotics, home automation, and video surveillance is also fueling demand for 3D cameras. Furthermore, key market players prioritize product launches in the region to give clients high-quality items and outstanding service. For example, in February 2023, Alsontech, a maker of 3D vision cameras for industrial robots, revealed its newest model, the AT-S1000-06C-S3. The AT-S1000-06C-S3 is part of the NANO series and utilizes Alsontech's sophisticated binocular imaging technology, which provides industrial automation customers with consistent precision and operating stability.



Global 3D Camera Market Competitive Landscape

In the global 3D camera market, a few major players exert significant market dominance and have established a strong regional presence. These leading companies remain committed to continuous research and development endeavors and actively engage in strategic growth initiatives, including product development, launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By pursuing these strategies, these companies aim to strengthen their market position, expand their customer base, and capture a substantial share of the market.

Some of the prominent players in the global 3D camera market include Sony Corporation, Canon Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., LG Electronics, NIKON CORPORATION, Panasonic Corporation, GoPro, Inc., FUJIFILM Corporation, Eastman Kodak Company, Orbbec 3D Technology International, Inc. and others


Global 3D Camera Market Recent Developments

  • In July 2022, Artilux and II-VI have jointly launched a compact 3D camera utilizing shortwave infrared technology. Specifically designed for 3D sensing applications in consumer electronics and the automotive sector, this camera integrates Artilux's GeSi sensor arrays with II-VI's indium phosphide semiconductor lasers.
  • In July 2022, The TKH Group expanded its product offerings by acquiring Germany-based Nerian Vision Technologies, a move aimed at incorporating stereo vision into its portfolio. Despite the acquisition, Nerian will maintain its brand and existing relationships, becoming part of the TKH Vision network within the machine vision industry. To enhance accuracy in measuring challenging objects, Nerian's 3D cameras seamlessly integrate with active design projectors.
  • In February 2023, Alsontech, a prominent manufacturer of 3D vision systems for industrial robots, introduced its latest addition to the NANO series – the AT-S1000-06C-S3 3D vision camera. Leveraging Alsontech's advanced binocular imaging technology, this camera ensures reliable accuracy and operational stability for industrial automation customers.


Scope of the Global 3D Camera Market Report

3D Camera Market Report Segmentation



By Type

  • Target Camera
  • Target-free Camera

By Technology

  • Time-of-Flight
  • Stereo Vision
  • Structured Light

By Application

  • Professional Cameras
  • Smartphone
  • Tablets
  • Computer
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

  • Global 3D Camera Market Size and Forecast: To identify and estimate the market size for the global 3D camera market segmented by type, by technology, by application& region and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of 3D camera between 2024 and 2032.
  • Market Landscape and Trends: To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global 3D camera market
  • Market Influencing Factors: To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of 3D camera among consumers
  • Impact of COVID-19: To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global 3D camera market affected by the pandemic
  • Company Profiling:  To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The global 3D camera market forecast period is 2024 - 2032.
According to 3D camera market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 30.25% over the coming years.
North America is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2024 - 2032
Asia-Pacific held the largest share in 2023.
The major players operating in the global 3D camera market include Sony Corporation, Canon Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., LG Electronics, NIKON CORPORATION, Panasonic Corporation, GoPro, Inc., FUJIFILM Corporation, Eastman Kodak Company, Orbbec 3D Technology International, Inc. and others.

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