Dixons Retail revealed some of its top-selling product categories of the moment in a media call this morning.
Chief executive Sebastian James said the DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera market was "booming", adding that the company – which owns PC World and Currys – sold a camera every 30 seconds this summer.
"A number of products are doing really well for us – we’re having a terrific time particularly with white goods and large domestic appliances, and we’re having a booming time with small domestic appliances which have got much more sexy over the past couple of years, like KitchenAid emerging in those markets," he said.
"DSLR cameras are a big growth area for us – and tablets continue to be a very fast-growing part of the market.
"We’re gaining market share with cameras, white goods and domestic appliances. We’ve had a big market share gain in TVs."
James also said that Jessops leaving the market "was clearly helpful" [although it has now returned].
"And I think people are recognising the value of having a good camera in the house to take better quality pictures," he added.