Flickr’s Camera Uploads Dominated by Smartphones, Mirorrles almost Non-Existing
Flickr has just released their new year in review statistics. Some stats are surprising, some are obvious.
What is pretty obvious is that Flickr uploads is dominated by smartphones (42% of photos). Actually, it is dominated by iPhones. 4 of the 5 most popular Cameras on Flickr are iPhones, with one being a Samsung Galaxy.
Second in popularity come the DSLRs (Canons with 27% and Nikons with 16%). You know who is not on the top five? Mirrorles. Actually if you look at how many photos on Flickr were taken with Mirrorless cameras, it’s only a mere 3%. I am not sure if this says more about the state of the mirrorles market or about Flickr.
If you look at camera sales over the few years, this co-responds with the trend of more camera phones in people’s hands, and kinda fits with the fact that Mirrorless is just penetrating the market (though mirrorless is holding more than 3% of the market).
This is quite a change even from 2013-2014 where Canikon had more photos in the pool than the smartphones.
What the report does not tell us is has this made a change to the type of images that the Flickr community uploads. Has the explosion of smartphones made Flickr a kind of Instagram with more advanced photographer going to other sharing sites as 500px?
[via Flickr Blog]
Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.