The most popular camera is…..


Source: Flickr 30th April 2013


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.

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Photography degree student with the Open College of the Arts.
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2 Responses to The most popular camera is…..

  1. Catherine says:

    You only find out the difference when they’re printed and not everyone wants to print. I wonder how many people actually save their iPone photos somewhere other than Flickr or Facebook. I’m envisaging a world where people won’t actually know what they or their parents etc looked like in the past!


    • Matt says:

      You’re right, it is worrying that some people don’t save their photos anywhere other than Facebook or Flickr. If one of those sites eventually closed down then their photos could be lost forever. I’d heard that a digital file needs to exist in at least 2 places for it to exist!


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