Above is the total worldwide shipments of SLR & mirrorless cameras from CIPA members. Prior to 2003 CIPA did not differentiate ILC from point & shoots. So 1999-2002 sales figures were purposely excluded.
Below each year are notable cameras/phones that were introduced then.
It appears that SLR & mirrorless bodies are settling to year 2006 global shipment numbers. I wonder which got most impacted by smartphones... was it consumer bodies, prosumer bodies or professional bodies?
I excluded point & shoot numbers as it is not the focus of most Fred Miranda members
Reference: Jan-Dec 2021 https://www.cipa.jp/stats/documents/e/d-2021_e.pdf
Year 2021 had 1.39 billion smartphones shipped vs 5,330,282 total mirroles & SLRs.
For every 1 ILC about 260 smartphones shipped.