Flickr: More than half of the images submitted to us this year came from an iPhone

Flickr: More than half of the images submitted to us this year came from an iPhone
With the end of the year rapidly approaching, photo and video hosting site Flickr revealed some interesting stats about 2017. Of the billions of photos uploaded to Flickr this year, images taken with a smartphone accounted for 50% of them, up from 48% last year. Digital Single Lens Reflex snappers made up 33% of the submissions, up from 25% in 2016. As you might expect, the good ol' point and shoot camera suffered the biggest decline during the year, dropping from 21% of uploaded pictures in 2016 to just 12% in 2017.

The top brand? The Apple iPhone camera was the most widely used, accounting for 54% of the top 100 devices employed by Flickr subscribers. The Apple iPhone camera also took all ten places on the list of top ten devices used in 2017. Canon and Nikon placed second and third with 23% and 18% of the top 100 cameras, respectively. Last year, the iPhone was on top, used in 47% of images uploaded to Flickr, followed by Canon (24%) and Nikon (18%).

Flickr also released its top photos of 2017, and we've included the top three with this story. If you want to see what great photographers can achieve, simply click on the slideshow below!


source: Flickr

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18 Comments

1. theot14430 unregistered

I didn't know Nike made cameras.

2. imran86

Posts: 208; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

a typo i would say.

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Just shoot it

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4113; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Isn't it preinstalled on iPhone still? Makes sense because no one else is using this...

4. lyndon420

Posts: 6742; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Definitely on all the Verizon branded ones.

11. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I recently bought an iPhone 8 and Flickr was not preinstalled, nor have I ever bought an iPhone with Flickr preinstalled.

13. admin_user

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Flickr was one of the the first platforms for photos and still has many pro users... It´s photo sharing for adult people. Instagram and Facebook is for children.

5. torr310

Posts: 1646; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Females like iPbone and selfies more than males. The result is expected.

7. nikhil23

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Obviously. Most Android users use Google Photos

14. admin_user

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Since when you can share, discuss and browse photos like on flickr with Google Photos? For Google Photos you need direct links and albums and there is no public access.

15. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

If average users need to "share, discuss and browse photos", they'll use instagram or facebook

17. admin_user

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Those platforms are for children and not for pro users. They use flicker because there you also have exif information and you can search for specific cameras.

19. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Absolutely not true, Instagram is not for children and is used for many pro users. Just google photographers and Instagrams and you'll see an abundance of pro photography on there. Sure with 40 million photo's uploaded a day, Instagram has a lot of kids and teens, but also pros.

16. lyndon420

Posts: 6742; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Google photos is awesome like that...some of us aren't looking to broadcast our photos for the whole world to see.

18. admin_user

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Flickr was invented for showing, discussing and be inspired by photos of people that are interested in things like urban culture, wonders of nature, traveling around the globe, architecture.. Not so much for sharing private pics with family members.

8. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

I honestly did not know Flickr was still around.

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Same.. I think it kick the bucket along with photobucket and imagebucket :-/

9. gamehead unregistered

forgot about this site

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