Flickr’s 2016 Stats Show iPhone Camera Domination Increasing

There are only two dedicated cameras in the top 10 list

Flickr top cameras for 2016
Have a look at the camera breakdown from Flickr uploads in 2016.Flickr

People take a lot of photos with their smartphone cameras. This is something we already knew. But, every year, Flickr releases information about all the photos uploaded to the service, and this year, the iPhone camera domination has continued.

According to Flickr’s data, smartphones now account for 48% of total photos uploaded, with DSLRs falling to 25% (from 31% last year) and compact cameras falling to 21% (from 25% last year). Mirrorless camera remain at 3%, which still seems quite low.

Flickr 2016 Camera Breakdown
Apple dominates on Flickr in 2016 over the big camera makers.Flickr

Sorting by brand, roughly 47% of Flickr users uploaded photos from an Apple device, while Canon held down 24% and Nikon brought in 18%.

The top 10 list of camera models looks even more grim for dedicated cameras, with just two models—Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II and Mark III—squeaking in at number 10 and 8, respectively.

You can also check out the top photos of the year according to Flickr users on its blog post.

Ultimately, none of this data is all that surprising, with the possible exception of that very low mirrorless market share number.

Sorting by brand, roughly 47% of Flickr users uploaded photos from an Apple device, while Canon held down 24% and Nikon brought in 18%.

The top 10 list of camera models looks even more grim for dedicated cameras, with just two models—Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II and Mark III—squeaking in at number 10 and 8, respectively.

You can also check out the top photos of the year according to Flickr users on its blog post.

Ultimately, none of this data is all that surprising, with the possible exception of that very low mirrorless market share number.

How did your shooting patterns change this year? Has your phone become a bigger part of your photography life, or is the dedicated camera still priority number one?

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