The graph above was captured from Flickr today. It shows the dominance of Apple in the photography market at the moment, with Apple iPhones being the top 3 cameras for Flickr users uploading photographs. Whilst it is reassuring to see Canon DSLRs still in the top 5, it is a concern that they may be redundant one day. Why would anyone want to carry around a bulky DSLR camera and lenses, to then download and edit their photos later, whereas an iPhone is much smaller, pocket-sized, and enables the user to use a variety of apps to edit and then upload their images at the point of shooting, to sites like Flickr, Instagram and Facebook.
However there still remains the issue of quality not quantity. There maybe more iPhone photos on Flickr, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re better than photos that have been taken on a DSLR, where the photographer has had to think about choice of lens and the correct exposure setting.