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The most popular camera used by the Flickr community is an iPhone

The most popular camera used by Flickr users this year is …. the iPhone. In its Year in Review report, the image hosting and video hosting website and web services suite said that smartphones accounted for 48% of the photos uploaded to Flickr, up from 39% last year. 

DSLR was 25%, down from 31% in 2015, and point and shoot was 21%, down from 25% in 2015. Mirrorless remained flat at 3% of photos uploaded in 2016.

As for brands, Apple continued its dominance. 47% of all Flickr users used an Apple device to upload images to the platform. In fact, 8 of the top 10 devices were iPhones, with the 6, 5s, and 6s in the top three positions.

Canon was the second largest brand used by the Flickr community, with 24% of users choosing the manufacturer. The Canon 5D Mark III and 5D Mark II were the only non-Apple cameras to break into the top-10. Nikon remained in third position with 18% of Flickr users.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.