Apple beats out Nikon to become the second most used camera brand on Flickr last year

Apple beats out Nikon to become the second most used camera brand on Flickr last year
Based on all of the photos uploaded to Flickr last year, Apple leaped over Nikon to become the second most popular camera brand on the site in 2014. Canon topped the list, with the company's cameras used by 13.4% of Flickr's members. 9.6% of Flickr users employed an Apple device to take the pictures they uploaded on the site. That edged out Nikon's 9.3% tally. Samsung (5.6%) and Sony (4.2%) rounded out the top five. Overall, last year over 10 billion photos were uploaded on the site by more than 100 million users.

What about Flickr users' favorite mobile devices? 10.6% of those subscribed to the site were sporting the Apple iPhone 5s, while 7% were clutching the Apple iPhone 4s. The Apple iPhone 4 was in the pockets of 4.3% of Flickr users. The top five included the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III owned by 2% and 1.2% of Flickr members respectively.

In 2013, the iPhone swept the first top five spots ranging from the Apple iPhone 5 (owned by 7.6% of Flickr users in 2013) to the OG Apple iPhone (owned by .7% of Flickr users in 2013). Overall, including the Apple iPad and Apple iPod Touch, eight of the top ten mobile cameras owned by Flickr members in 2013 were Apple devices. In 2014, Apple devices made up seven of the top ten mobile cameras.

source: PetaPixel via RedmondPie

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1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not at all surprised, it's about the best there is.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Agreed. The best over the rest.

20. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Yup. Canon's the best.

25. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Apple iPhone has the fastest access to Flickr compared to a DSLR which is not immediately connected to the Internet. But then DSLR users has many options better than Flickr to upload their photos at. The good thing at Flickr is its user friendly and good to share.

2. oldhamletman

Posts: 72; Member since: Sep 03, 2011

. darkkjedii , Apple cameras have been repeatedly been proven to be far inferior to Nikon, Canon, Galaxy, Nokia 1030.... theres a list a mile long of better cameras.... customers are fanboys is the reason this is going on, not that Apple phone cameras are actually better... in fact, it's laughable.

6. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Even if Steve Jobs came out of his grave and admitted that the iPhone's camera is inferior to what Android flagships are offering, you will still find this troll hailing the iPhone's camera as the best, and his iLover Mxyzbtlk will blindly agree to his comments.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Taking out of your behind doesn't make you right.

12. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

are you mad bro? android is a platform, not a camera. what has platform has to do with phyiscal camera properties :/ youre clearly an hater.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And a dumb one at that.

28. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

if android is a plateform then iphone is also a phone not a camera. ios is also a plateform not a camera. according to your notion people at flickr sounds dumb ass bcoz they are reporting iphone or apple as a camera brand. and if iphone can be reported as a camera then android can also be used in the comment as a camera. so he is not mad, you are totally and clearly mad Jamoga bro, bcoz you cannot calibrate your reasoning skills and lack cognitive skills. according to your logic even the report of apple as a camera brand is wrong

71. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

yap, using fancy words surely trys to make you look smart, but trust me, you are not smart. my logic you didnt even comprehend, and you jumped to conclusion. READ MY COMMENT WELL. the first step to knowlegde is corrupted and youre putting fingers. COGNITIVE SKILLS LOL. IPHONE IS PHONE, MERELY DEPENDS ON WHICH MODEL. IOS IS PLATFORM. ANDROID IS A PLATFORM. NOTE 4 IS A PHONE. PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES OF A PHONE CONTAINS CAMERA , IF THE PHONE HAS ONE. A PLATFORM CANNOT HOUSE A CAMERA. and sorry i couldnt calibrate my skills to your level, i dont go that low.

86. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

surely you dont go that low, you went beyond that. Thats why now you are trying to make sense after my jab. Your comment had nothing to comprehend thats why you have given a long comprehension this time. what you are writing now in caps is just a further explanation of what I said in comment 28. plz come up with something of your own, wake up your dead cognition.

88. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

you surely knw what is like to go low. makes sense cause you cant get simple fact. reply to what i say. you comment has nothing to do with phone or so. possibly you dont hve anything to reply to that lol. while inturn youre trying to act smart. and yeah if you have anything logic to reply, then do so. android is a platform, ios is a platform, not a phone. WHen people lose, theyll try to change subjects, correct spellings, like youre doing now lol!

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My lover is Mrs. W. Mxy and I simply enjoy the best mobile experience out there. I've tried plenty, including Samsungs best, and I prefer Apple. These whack ass, crybaby insults you toss out accomplish nada. My my son, and wife's next phone will be the 6S+, now insult that. And would somebody give majerkoff some green thumbs please.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well said darkk. I've tried plenty myself, Samsung included. The iphone is just what's best. I'm rocking my 6+ and and I'll be rocking the 6S+. The haters will hate.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They do what they do, we do what we do bro. Pitiful life coming to tech sites, just to be a bother.

38. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Besides the Galaxy those others are cameras and the Nokia is specifically a camera phone. As a simple point and shoot with simplicity the iphone is the best.

14. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

since first iphone in 2007 nokia use to destroy iphone's camera, tha is fact. i still remember how n8 destroy iphone 4, lumia 920 vs iphone 5, 1020 vs iphone 5s and even iphone 6. live with it

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Destroyed it how, the iPhone sold more, had a higher customer satisfaction rating, is worth more in resale value, is catered to by way more businesses, and has much better support. In the real world those are the things that matter. Take your fanboy a$$ to sleep

26. pickachoo

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

So according to your comment the s5 is better than the iPhone has it had a better customer satisfaction rate.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So accord this: I rock the 128 gig 6 plus sonnnn. Case closed.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So why is it the iphone that's selling and not Nokia? Nokia phone makes for a good temporary or backup phone but it's not even comparable to the iphone.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not even close

30. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

iphone is selling bcoz of guys like you mxyz who dont have much cognitive skills to pay attention to learning. You know kids need easy things to learn, so apple is doing great work tackling the needs of grown up kids. well, I totally agree with you about nokia. their software was really pathetic. I have nokia 808 and symbian does seem like from 18th century. My brother have lumia 920 with windows and even windows is no where close to android's flexibility. Windows can be a good competitor for ios but need very huge over haul to become a competitor of android.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I learned the Note 4 I had pretty fast, and decided...mehhh. Say what you want, just remember those green thumbs you're after, mean nada. "Dont", should be don't dude, and "well" should've been capitalized. Cognitive right...IJS.

33. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

green thumbs, blue or red thumbs. how you can assume what I am after? cognitive right? in my business we have a saying "assumption is a mother of all fu**ed up jobs". Anyway, it doesnt matter. But your assumption about green thumbs is totally wrong and I didnt get any yet ;) and you got many green thumbs on your posts :p. So are you looking for greens? :p. my assumption about iphone users being like kids hold ground bcoz I have a huge number of ppl in my surroundings who can easily testify my proclaimation.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Capitalize "green" next time.

55. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mxy, their attempts to be bothers have gotten so desperate, they're no resorting to being homophobic . As I said before bro, sad life being tech site bothers. They hate, we enjoy our purchase. BTW, I captured some great pics/vids at my sister in laws bday party last night. OIS is awesome on this thing, lowlight pics/vids look dazzling. We had a blast too!

57. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Your bro? I bet you don't even know his name nor does he know yours, not to mention the kindergartens you both go to. btw kiddo, stop posting fake stories about your life, it is quite clear for EVERYONE on this site that you're nothing but an attention w***re and all this stories you like to come up with doesn't help your non existing credibility. Joke of the day? You claiming you're getting in iPhone 6+s for your kid, who was born on the same day the iPhone 6 was released whichhhhh happened to be the same day you got married on a year before(mother of odds). Anyways, like inwas saying, he is getting his son an iPhone 6+s on his 1st birthday. Lmao

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