The Camera That Holds The Title Of Most Used On Flickr Might Surprise You

Oct 1, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

The Camera That Holds The Title Of Most Used On Flickr Might Surprise You

Oct 1, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

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The Canon Rebel T3i is the first dedicated camera to show up on the list. (Photo: Canon T3i by Andy Malmin)

In fact, the cameras that hold the title of not only the most used, but also the second, third, and fourth most used cameras on the popular photo sharing website might grab your attention. Chris Gampat from The Phoblographer, did some researching on the matter recently and discovered that the usual suspects from Canon or Nikon don’t even make the list until the 5th place slot. Do you know which camera model holds all the glory? If you guessed Apple, pat yourself on the back. The iPhone 5, the iPhone 5s, iPhone 4s, and iPhone 4 round out the top four, respectively, while Canon finally makes it on to the board with their Rebel T3i claiming fifth.

The data, which is available via Flickr’s Camera Finder Tool, serves as a reminder of how widespread photography has become as our smartphones progressively approach new levels of quality and, perhaps more notably, accessibility.

 

As Gampat points out, there has been a growing interest in photography and more and more hobbyists are shooting photos with their mobile devices and investing in entry level equipment, which helps to explain the stark turn around from when these polls showed models like the Canon 5d Mark II among the most popular.

The charts on the Camera Finder help serve as evidence of the clear shift in how we are collectively taking our photos.flickr-camera1

 

To that end, however, Canon was number one on the list of camera brands used on Flickr with 234 different models represented. Apple, Nikon, Samsung, and Sony round out the top five most used brands.

[ via The Phoblographer | Photo: Canon T3i by Andy Malmin on Flickr ]

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15 responses to “The Camera That Holds The Title Of Most Used On Flickr Might Surprise You”

  1. Synth Demos Avatar
    Synth Demos

    Reason is iPhone users are attention seekers….

    1. MUM Avatar
      MUM

      and shooting a trillion selfies a day and a billion boring “my food” images say nothing about quality.

  2. Hugh Williams Avatar
    Hugh Williams

    I wonder how much this has to do with the Flickr app uploading pictures in the background.

  3. 32134124234 Avatar
    32134124234

    and 90% are crap….

  4. Jeff Grundman Avatar
    Jeff Grundman

    Lol.

  5. Matheus Novaes Avatar
    Matheus Novaes

    IPhone #fuckclickbait

    1. Nguyễn Ngọc Minh Hằng Avatar
      Nguyễn Ngọc Minh Hằng

      Fanksss

  6. Rob Avatar
    Rob

    This just goes to show that real photographers are leaving Flickr in droves.

  7. David H Avatar
    David H

    I think it might also be related to “pro” photographers choosing to upload fewer shots. An iPhone user might upload every shot, while the pro might upload only the best of the bunch.

    1. Tiffany Mueller Avatar
      Tiffany Mueller

      certainly

  8. Casey Braunger Avatar
    Casey Braunger

    Oh. My. God. The phone that is in everyone’s pocket is the most popular!?!? Ohmygodohmygodohmygod!! Mind. Blown.

  9. Albin Avatar
    Albin

    I read the linked article but did not see exactly what is being counted for these brands and models: number of images posted? number of members of camera enthusiast “groups”? or (what the manufacturers would be interested in) the number of consumers? These are not necessarily correlated numbers.

    Certainly, the obvious trends have been the exhaustion of the lucrative but short-lived DSLR learner boom and replacement by the cheap but probably more durable smartphone boom. Not sure which boom, if either, is producing better images but would guess the latter.

  10. Renato Murakami Avatar
    Renato Murakami

    If you were surprized by this you must be living under a rock or something. Quantity quality etc.

  11. Shachar Weis Avatar
    Shachar Weis

    Click-bait writing style is getting old.

  12. Z Avatar
    Z

    Like others said / eluded – the path of least resistance to Flickr is through a phone so naturally those will dominate. Take a picture and it’s on Flickr – quality or not. With a “real” camera, you put in your computer, sort it, format it, edit it, sort it again, and then only upload your best ones. By then you may also be too tired and just forget about it.