By Christina Cheddar Berk, CNBC.com News Editor
NEW YORK ( CNBC) -- This year, as I was sorting through pictures for my annual family calendar, I noticed something. A good portion of the pictures I was using were taken not on the brand-new camera we purchased this year, but on my smartphone. Apparently, I'm not alone. A new study from market researcher NPD confirms that consumers are now taking more than a quarter of their photos and videos on their smartphones. The percentage of photos taken with a smartphone ( Apple's ( AAPL) iPhone or any other smartphone) rose to 27% from 17% last year, while the share of photos taken on any camera dropped from 52% to 44%.
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