Yahoo owned Flickr has revealed the top camera brands that were used to capture photos uploaded on its website in 2014-2015. Apple's devices have gained top slot in comparison to leading camera brands. While camera brands are still taking a huge share, Apple phones were most widely used among smartphones when it came to uploading photos on Flickr.
Apple has taken top spot on Flickr displacing Nikon for the second place after Canon last year. Other leading brands where photos on Flickr came from, include Nikon, Samsung, Sony and Fujifilm in that particular order.
The blog was posted by Bhautik Joshi, Data Scientist at Flickr. The blog post states that there has been a steady decline in the number of photos uploaded from Point and Shoot cameras in the past five years losing their popularity of smartphones.
Samsung growth stalled in 2015 while at the beginning of the year Apple raced to the front of the pack as the most used camera brand on Flickr. Apple grew from a quarter to nearly a third by the end of the year. Apple accounts for 25.2 percent of all devices used to upload photos on Flickr. Unsurprisingly, it shows that photographers who use one Apple device really like using other Apple devices; the top 18 camera pairings are iPhones to iPhones. The iPhone 6 accounts for almost 5 percent of all devices used to upload photos on Flickr.
Surprisingly SLR cameras share grew by 1 per cent per year. This represents the solid, steady, enthusiastic and professional photographers of Flickr.