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Flickr has released its list of camera brands that were used the most to capture photos on the photography website in 2014. The top five were: Canon at 13.4 percent, Apple at 9.6 percent, Nikon at 9.3 percent, Samsung at 5.6 percent, and Sony at 4.2 percent.

Apple overtook Nikon for the second place spot in 2014. The iPhone 5, 4S and 4 were the top three for both 2013 and 2014, with the Canon EOS 7D and the Nikon D7000 unchanged in 4th and fifth place respectively.


It’s incredibly interesting that Apple has overtaken big photography brand Nikon, on a professional photography focused site like Flickr. The Yahoo-owned property had more than 10 billion photos that were uploaded by more than 100 million unique users in 2014. Of course, not all people on Flickr are professionals. But still, interesting.

Via: The Next Web

  • Harry Choi

    Well maybe this means that people who use apple phones upload on flicker more. Not all people who use Nikon upload on flickr. Of course the number of apple camera would be bigger – You can upload it straight from the phone after you take it. Unlike many of Nikon’s camera. Although you can transfer the pictures much easier than before, it is pretty limited unless you can upload the picture straight from the camera. I mean plus, what if all the people who owned Samsung or nikon upload it to some other websites or blogs? What about tumblr? So I think that this list is very limited and and I don’t really understand why this is something like competition where you have a place for certain brand. It just means that more people use apple than nikon for UPLOADING not just taking picture.

    • Vincivin

      No, you are wrong. It’s only about which brand the photos were taken with. It has nothing to do with the uploading process.

    • Sleaka J

      Spoken like somebody who is in denial.

      • yungcinnabun

        he’s right though, and these numbers are dumb for all we know a few 5 year olds could’ve uploaded hundreds of thousands pictures of nothing they don’t mean anything. what I really wanna know is how many professionals actually uploaded pics from an iPhone i bet it would be in the 3% range. typical fanboy always gets butthurt when someone doesn’t agree with bs statistics

      • Sleaka J

        A textbook example of irony.

      • yungcinnabun

        lol why you so butthurt for? irony? what because they dont tell you how many professionals actually use an iPhone for photography when none of them do so those numbers dont really mean anything sorry fanboy

      • Annie Leonhardt

        Let the beast Annie set everyone straight with a little bit of logic… Number are always import. Always.

        This statistic showed that more photos uploaded to Flickr were taken with iPhone’s. Now this does not mean an iPhone is superior than a Nikon, it doesn’t mean people prefer to take photo’s with their iPhone instead of a Nikon, it simply means people are using their embracing their phones mobile camera and uploading it to Yahoo’s service with offers 1TB of storage for all those photos.

        This statistic was by no means a competition… why some of you idiots took it as a competition is beyond me.

        Apple is pushing 60 million iPhone’s a quarter, and Nikon is pushing roughly 5 millions units a “year”. With more people being satisfied with their iPhone’s camera and starting to actually use it, they will need a place to upload. Where else than on a free 1TB service? At the rate Apple is selling iPhones, they should have passed Nikon on Flickr ages ago.

        Professionals use both their DSLR’s and their iPhones.

        Some of these idiot’s never took a statistics class in their life. Can’t even understand a simple statistic.

        A summary of the statistic in plain English for less intelligent: “According to the data from 2013 – 2014, you could assume Apple users loved the camera and began using it more, thus causing a 1.9% increase in iPhone picture uploads to Flickr.”

        This post had little to do with Nikon…

    • iDB’s gotta brag about every little Apple victory, no matter how pointless it is.

      • George

        And they never talk about negative news regarding apple. I follow a bunch of android websites and they are never like this.

      • Annie Leonhardt

        So… you’re saying negative news is never posted here? Either, this is your first time here, You’ve never read more than one article a day, Never made it to page 2, you’re a DroidSheep, or all of the above.

      • George

        I am a tech fan in general, this stupid fandroid and isheep shit doesn’t do anything for me so kindly piss off.

      • Annie Leonhardt

        Clearly you’re a droidsheep. GO BACK TO ANDROID CENTRAL… Clearly you aren’t reading anything on the iOS blogs… negative things are posted ALL the time… MORE SO for the past 2 months about lawsuits, disputes, negative PR… etc.

        so your post didn’t cover up the fact I revealed you were a Droidsheep on an iOS blog attempting to troll about the content here.

      • George

        Please go seek help

      • Annie Leonhardt

        Typical deflection response. No worries, champ. I’m out of your league, you didn’t stand a chance.

      • Just ignore it. Live the 12 year old to enjoy it’s victory in it’s delusional world, ’cause you can’t ever use conventional logic to reason with it.

      • Annie Leonhardt

        Read my post above, and get mopped Electric Droid Sheep that trolls on iOS blogs.

        Guy comes to an iOS blog and expects them not to post Apple news.

        Hey buddy, I’ll give you a heads up… YOU’RE ON THE WRONG BLOG… Android users are getting dumber by the day…

  • gittlopctbi

    So interesting how photography has evolved and is evolving over the last 20 years. Amazing, really.

  • Matt

    Well I mean it is also easier to upload your unedited iPhone pics to flicker you know, cause a Nikon SLR doesn’t have that capability…

    • Sleaka J

      And yet, somehow the Canon doesn’t have that capability either…

      But don’t let facts get in the way of talking bullshit.

      • Annie Leonhardt

        Clearly more professionals use Canon over Nikon. That 5D Mark III is a beast… Who wouldn’t want to show off those beauties on Flicker 😉

        Regardless, Apple will over take them as well, in-time. Apps taking up more space, pictures taking up more space, Flickr is integrated into iOS… clear up space by uploading to Flicker. 1TB is nice.

  • Xee

    Anyone follow any really good photographers on Flickr that use iPhone or mostly use iPhone? I would be keen to see/follow too!

  • So, more iPhone users use flickr than Nikon users…not that the iPhone beats Nikon in flickr camera tests, as I initially interpreted the title.

    • Jacob S

      It’s a common practice now even on big medias to have a stupid title looks more attractive and the story has nothing to do with what you thought by reading the title. Idb is not different from anyone else.

    • Annie Leonhardt

      As it should be interpenetrated, but not everyone has a brain. Nikon was just mentioned to get people to read the article.

  • Ray Holloway

    “It’s incredibly interesting that Apple has overtaken big photography brand Nikon, on a professional photography focused site like Flickr.”

    No, it’s not interesting. What this really shows is there has been an increase in mobile photography as people are taking pictures with their iPhones and uploading them right away. If you’re going to make that claim, you might as well say that Apple has overtaken Canon when it comes to recording video because a lot of people record videos using their iPhones except the majority of them aren’t uploaded to sites like Flickr. There is a Flickr app which allows photo uploads. Nikon does not have any apps that allow you to upload from your dslr camera directly. Only a few Nikon camera’s even have WiFi built it. Even the earlier versions of Instagram had the share option where you could upload a picture to Instagram and if you linked your Flickr account, it would be uploaded to Flickr as well.