Skip to main content

iPhone, Canon, Nikon top Flickr’s most popular cameras of 2015

iphone canon nikon top flickrs popular cameras 2015 space x
This photo of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft launching from Cape Canaveral, from SpaceX's Flickr account, was the most popular photo on Flickr in 2015. SpaceX/Flickr
Once again, Apple’s iPhone was the most popular camera brand that was used to capture images uploaded to Flickr, according to the photo-sharing social network’s Year in Review report. The iPhone, which encompasses all models, accounted for 42 percent of Flickr photos and videos taken in 2015.

DSLRs from Canon (27 percent) and Nikon (16 percent) round out the top three brands, according to the report. In terms of camera types, DSLRs and camera phones aren’t too far apart (31 and 39 percent, respectively), while compact cameras still have a presence at 25 percent. Mirrorless cameras account for only 3 percent. The numbers are based on photos that show EXIF data, so the actual numbers could be higher.

As a photo-sharing site, Flickr isn’t as popular as it once was, and has lost the top spot (that honor now goes to Instagram). And while the rankings aren’t entirely indicative of overall camera usage, they do affirm that we now prefer our phones for photography.

Flickr’s Year in Review also reveals some other interesting trivia. During the four seasons, stark white and true red were popular colors during winter; lawn green and tangerine in spring; dark lime green, sky blue, and ocean in summer; and onyx and tangerine in the fall.

Three photographers — Joe St. Pierre, Reese Herrington, and Kris Williams — received the most views and likes; the U.K., France, and U.S. were the most photographed regions; and the Baltimore Riots, Project Apollo Archive, and the Wonderland Series were the top photo stories.

As for the top Flickr photos of 2015, an image of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft launching into space was the most popular.


Editors' Recommendations

Les Shu
Former Digital Trends Contributor
I am formerly a senior editor at Digital Trends. I bring with me more than a decade of tech and lifestyle journalism…
Does the Google Pixel Watch work with an iPhone?
A person wearing the Google Pixel Watch 2.

Google threw its hat into the smartwatch ring last year when it introduced the Google Pixel Watch, and now it's back for a much-needed encore with the Pixel Watch 2 — an updated version that proves how good an idea it is to wait for the second generation of a new tech product.

The Pixel Watch 2 improves upon its predecessor in nearly every way, with better battery life, a more comfortable design, and far smoother performance. It's enough for Google to make a mark among Wear OS smartwatches and give Samsung’s Galaxy Watch lineup a run for its money in a way that other challengers like the Moto 360 and Oppo Watch never could.

Read more
It looks like the iPhone 16 will get a big design upgrade
Someone holding the Natural Titanium iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Following the release of the iPhone 15 Pro series, several early adopters reported overheating issues. Apple later confirmed that the problem was caused by a software bug in iOS 17, which affected some owners of the phones. The company quickly resolved the issue with the release of iOS 17.0.3 and never acknowledged that hardware played a role in the overheating. Fast-forward to the present, and it now looks like Apple plans to make hardware changes on the iPhone 16 that would make the 2024 handsets less likely to overheat.

According to Apple prototype collector Kosutami, Apple will make two changes to the next round of iPhones. On X, formerly Twitter, they note: "Apple is actively working on graphene thermal system of iPhone 16 Series to solve the heating problem existing before. And the battery of Pro series would change to metal shell, for the same reason."

Read more
How I use my Apple Watch and iPhone to manage my diabetes
iPhone 15 Pro showing One Drop app and kit.

It’s November, which means it’s Diabetes Awareness Month, with World Diabetes Day recently happening on November 14. According to data from the Apple Heart and Movement Study (AHMS) and Apple Women’s Health Study (AWHS), there are about 537 million adults worldwide who are currently living with diabetes, with that number potentially reaching 643 million by 2030. In the U.S. alone, about two out of five people will develop diabetes in their lifetime, and more than one in three adults have elevated glucose levels that put them in the pre-diabetes zone.

I was pre-diabetic since my college years (it runs in both sides of my family), but then my doctor officially diagnosed me with Type 2 diabetes around early 2018. However, I was told that my case was more “mild” than others and that taking some medication — while also cutting out carbs and sweets, plus daily exercise — can help me keep it under control.

Read more