Apple beats Canon to become the top camera brand on Flickr

Flickr is out with its end-of-the-year statistics for 2015 as the year comes to an end. With this, we can get a look at the insights of how the camera industry has been throughout the year.


Flickr is out with its end-of-the-year statistics for 2015 as the year comes to an end. With this, we can get a look at the insights of how the camera industry has been throughout the year.

 Apple beats Canon to become the top camera brand on Flickr

Image: Flickr

This year, Apple's iPhone has dethroned Canon to get to the top of the chart and getting a lead over point and shoot cameras, at least on Flickr. Canon and Nikon cameras have seen a steep decline in popularity while Samsung's growth looks stagnant. Sony and Fujifilm have managed to stay steady.

"Apple grew from a quarter to nearly a third by the end of the year. Canon’s share fell significantly and Nikon continued its slow decline; however the last two major players – Sony and Fujifilm – stayed pretty steady throughout the year," Flickr said in the blogpost.

In 2015, 18 percent of Flickr photographers used Apple and Canon together, followed by Nikon at 15 percent. 11 percent of the Flickr community used Apple and Samsung together while traditional camera-phone and DSLR pairings dominate this list.

Some other highlights of the report include photographers using one Apple device really like using other Apple devices, the top 18 camera pairings are iPhones to iPhones. The Canon 5D mark II and III is usually paired with iPhones and there also also a few Canon and Nikon combinations.


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