The rise of smartphone photography just hit another milestone: for the first time in Flickr’s history, half of all photos being uploaded to the photo-sharing service were shot with a smartphone in 2017.
Here’s the breakdown of what cameras photographers are using for the photos being uploaded to Flickr:
Point-and-shoots were a big loser and the victim of the smartphone’s rise, dropping to 12% this year, down from 21% in 2016 and 25% in 2015. Finally, mirrorless cameras have yet to make a big move in the industry: they represented 4% of photos this year, up from 3% the previous two years.
Here’s a breakdown of the camera brand representation on Flickr in 2017:
“When it comes to brands, Apple iPhones remained the dominant camera models, with 54% of the top 100 devices being named iPhone and an almost clean sweep of the top 10 Devices of 2017, accounting for 9 our of the top 10 devices,” Flickr says.
The most popular cameras were the iPhone 6, 6S, and 5S, in that order. The only non-iPhone camera in the top 10 was the Canon 5D Mark III, which placed #9 in 2017. The Canon 5D Mark II was in the top 10 last year, but it has since dropped out and been overtaken by yet another iPhone model.