The cameras on the iPhone are the most widely used on Flickr

The cameras on the iPhone are the most widely used on Flickr
Flickr has released its review for 2016 and found that the pair of cameras on the iPhone are the most widely used by the Flickr community. 47% of the pictures uploaded to the site came from the iPhone. 24% came from a Canon branded camera, while 18% were shot on a Nikon branded snapper. Overall, eight of the top ten devices were Apple iPhone units; the top three were the Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 5s and the Apple iPhone 6s. The only non-Apple devices in the top ten were the Canon 5D Mark III and 5D Mark II.

48% of the pictures uploaded to Flickr this year came from a smartphone. That was up from the 39% of Flickr pictures that came from intelligent handsets last year. Pictures from a DSLR camera made up 25% of the photos posted on the site this year, down from the 31% of pictures that were taken by a DSLR camera last year. Mirrorless cameras were responsible for 3% of Flickr-posted photos this year, flat from 2015's contribution.

Since we take our smartphones everywhere, it is no surprise to see smartphone cameras used on a leading percentage of Flickr posted photos. In fact, smartphone cameras are ahead nearly 2 to 1 over DSLR cameras. Still, it is more than just being handy that explains the popularity of smartphone cameras. Over the years, the technology has improved to the point where pictures taken from smartphones look amazing.

Flickr produced a couple of graphs detailing the information that we just told you about, and posted some of the photos that were named "Best of 2016." Check them out by clicking on the slideshow below.

source: Flickr via 9to5Mac



1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Too bad we can't post images here. I'm sure a mod could screen for profanity.

2. Papa_Ji

Posts: 873; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Nothing surprising... Due to lack of storage on iPhone and they can't even insert micro SD card, so flickr is 1 of the place where iSheep can save their photos.

3. AlikMalix unregistered

Idiot. How about transferring photos and videos off on to your PC and back to iPhone remotely and wirelessly. I do it everyday without iTunes, wires, or restrictions. I transfer full movies from PC to iPhone in a matter of couple of minutes - wirelessly - just drag and drop. Also, Buying a reliable and fast sd card cost nearly as much as upgrading the storage - and internal storage is always faster and more reliable. On top of that iPhones internals nmve storage is much faster compared to android devices. Flickr has been integraded with iOS for years (if you choose to activate it in settings) - it is just easier that way - and it's a great storage service that alllows for hotlinking as well. In my life: sd cards were obsolete before I bought my first smartphone. The damn untangling and snagging of headphone wires were gone year and a half before Apple finally removed the jack. And I welcomed the lightning port as it was all pro's and non of the cons. I dont have one electronic in my house that has mini/micro USB port. Apple makes devices for people like me - f**ken get over it. If it doesn't work for you because you cling to Sd cards, old ports, and wires - don't diss progress and those companies that are willing to lose customers in order to move forward.

4. peace247 unregistered

blah blah blah.... whatever....iphone sux

8. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

And the circlejerk continues

7. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

"Also, Buying a reliable and fast sd card cost nearly as much as upgrading the storage" It costs 200$ to add 232GBs Meanwhile here is a SD card that has a capacity of 200GBs and costs 64$. Now sure you can say internal storage is faster but SD is plenty fast for majority of people and its versatile.

12. Papa_Ji

Posts: 873; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Really a dumb..... After buying SD card once it can be used for many years. So it's better to spend 64$ once....

16. AlikMalix unregistered

You gonna trust your photos and videos to a cheap s**t like that? There are hundreds of complaints that the photos are lost or disappearing off these cheap and even expensive ad cards. I said fast and reliabile. I've seen how my Note 4 took forever to show all the photos stored on external! Most of apps do not even work on external. If you want quick access to all the photos instead of waiting as they're loading thumbnails one by one (1000s of photos) is a price you pay when you save a few bucks even if you buy the most expensive ad card. Don't f**ken bulls**t me. External drives even the expensive ones (not this cheap shot you posted) is slow as hell compared to internal.

19. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Sandisk 200GB has a read speed of 90mb/s. Thumbnails once loaded wont load ever again. Even the first time it will fly through them and not one by one. I have 30GBs of video on my SD card and its always there instantly. Even when moving them from internal to external is really fast.

18. PhoenixFirebird

Posts: 127; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Just like you, when I first using smartphones, I thought SD cards are so nice and cheap. But then, I begin to notice that every SD card I bought began unstable in one year making the phone really slow. Now, I just use internal storage on both Android and iOS which makes things a lot faster.

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4313; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Is it 2010? People are still using Flickr? Crazy. Makes sense though when it's preloaded in the settings in an iPhone. Makes the less tech savvy user base think it's a feature.

14. Unordinary unregistered

For photography, yes.

17. AlikMalix unregistered

Flickr is a great "store and show off" your photos. You rather use facebook?

9. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

What's Flickr?

10. Joosty

Posts: 487; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Lol at obsolete SD card storage. And old ports. It's called options... Do you have options? Why no, no you don't. Your only options are as follows my fellow iPhone friend, Size, Capacity, and color. Meanwhile, do I really need a 200GB SD card on top of my internal 64GB on my LGV20? Probably not, but I have one anyways. Also, this phone has the best audio listening experience through 3.5mm headphone jack by a million. Old ports? I can also use thebL USB C as a port for headphones as well. Options.... And btw, this was typed from my work phone, an iPhone 7 plus which I love as well. Come at me fanboys.

11. jauling

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

lulz who uses flickr??

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Flickr gets more and even more obsolete as each year passes...

15. Unordinary unregistered


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