DALLAS, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report " Image SensorsMarket Analysis&Forecast (2013-2018): By Applications (Healthcare (Endoscopy, Radiology, Ophthalmology), Surveillance, Automobile, Consumer, Defense, Industrial)); Technology (CCD, CMOS, Contact IS, Infrared, X-Ray) And Geography" ,published by MarketsandMarkets, the value of image sensor market was $8.00 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $10.75 billion in 2018, at an estimated CAGR of 3.84% from 2013 to 2018. In terms of volume, the total number of image sensors shipped is estimated to be 1.6 billion in 2013 and is expected to reach 3 billion by 2018. Browse 111 market data tables with 22 figures spread through 241 pages and in-depth TOC on Image Sensor Market Analysis and Forecast (2013-2018): By Applications (Healthcare (Endoscopy, Radiology, Ophthalmology), Surveillance, Automobile, Consumer, Defense, Industrial)); Technology (CCD, CMOS, Contact IS, Infrared, X-Ray) And Geography .http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/Image-Sensor-Semiconductor-Market-601.htmlEarly buyers will receive 10% customization on reports. Early analog sensors were video camera tubes; most currently used are digital charge-coupled device (CCD) or complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) active pixel sensors. Image sensors have shown a steady growth off late across different industry verticals. The major applications of these sensors are in the consumer, automotive, surveillance, and medical segments. The largest application of image sensors is in the consumer segment due to the massive growth in demand for camera-enabled mobile phones and tablets across the globe. These applications mainly use CMOS image sensors due to their lower power consumption, smaller form factor, and faster speeds due to parallel readout and processing. In the past few years, there has been a growing need for security and surveillance cameras especially in public places and offices. The continuous automation of manual processes in factories has also contributed considerably to the increase in demand for image sensors. In the medical segment, there has been a shift towards minimal invasive procedures due to their lesser side-effects and also due to patients preferences.