Nikon most used camera on Flickr, iPhone 4 about to change that


We speculated about smartphones killing point-and-shoots earlier this year, and now the data is backing us up. Flickr, a popular online photo sharing website, has released stats on what cameras were used to take the pictures that appear on their website.

As you can see from the graph, the Nikon D90 is currently the most popular camera for Flickr users. Fine. But what's that yellow line shooting up that looks like it's about to overtake the D90? It's the iPhone 4. 

It makes sense that people are using their iPhones as point-and-shoot cameras these days. It is not necessarily that the "old" cameras are bad; cell phones are just so much more convenient since you always have them with you. And now that they can also take great (maybe even excellent) pictures, it makes sense for more people to leave the extra camera at home.

Since we now have data on the iPhone, I would like to see some stats on Android devices. They are relatively widespread, after all, and I would have thought they would have a spot on Flickr's graph, even if differences in handset hardware and software could make reliable tracking of Android devices difficult. Even with the exclusion of Android devices, this new trend in photography is certainly interesting, especially to dedicated camera manufacturers.

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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2 thoughts on “Nikon most used camera on Flickr, iPhone 4 about to change that

  • Avatar of Mr Burns

    If you add up all the Canon cameras, then they beat everyone.

  • Avatar of Captain America

    Not an apple to apple comparison. The Nikon D90 is not a point and shoot camera, it is a mid-range DSLR in Nikon’s line-up. Actually, ALL of the cameras in the graph are DSLR.


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