Phone Photography

The Most Popular Camera on Flickr is Not a Camera

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It is an iPhone!

Anyways, I’m not too surprised that the most popular camera brand on Flickr is NOT a CAMERA. Take a look at the data from Flickr:

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Why are real camera brands, like Canon and Nikon, showing a downward trend?

Is it because it’s easier to flip out an iPhone (or, any phone) and take a quick snap-shot? Is it because the iPhone’s tonal quality is stunning right out-of-the-box, requiring much lesser post-processing work? Is it because one can do quick in-camera editing with great tools like Snapseed and VSCO? Is it because the iPhone has a better burst rate than one’s current entry-level DSLR? In my opinion, it’s all of the above.

I have a few iPhone photos on my Flickr page, and am including some samples down below. I love the end-result of the image from my phone more than from my Canon 600D. May be, most others using Flickr think so too.

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Canon 600D is a fantastic DSLR — no doubt. But, these days, I’m just plain lazy to grab that half-a-kilo Canon from the bag to take a casual picture. I always go for my phone.

Probably, the next best thing is to ditch the DSLR, and switch to a compact mirrorless camera system. I think, from now on, people getting into photography, or wanting to buy an entry-level DSLR, should seriously consider the mirrorless option. What say you?

By the way, a question to Android fanboys — You’ve the biggest market share. Why aren’t you taking pics? Is it because the photo quality isn’t good enough to post on Flickr? Is it because you hate Flickr? Just curious…

1 Comment

  1. What!! You mean I will have to ditch my Canon SX520 for my kids iPhone6? Your pics have convinced me to try it – they are absolutely “mavelous” – especially the black & whites.

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