iPhone Remains Flickr's Most Popular Camera in 2017 Ahead of Canon and Nikon

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  1. v0lume4 macrumors 68000

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    Can we talk about how the DSLR percentage went UP? The point and shoot percentage dropping down wasn't completely cannibalized by smartphones. Interesting!
     
  2. falainber macrumors 6502

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    Most likely Android users have their own excellent photo storing/sharing service (Google Photos) whereas iPhone users do not (keep in mind that Flickr and Google Photos are free and iCloud is not).
     
  3. bobob macrumors 68030

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    It would have been hard to believe it if you told me that Apple would sell the world's most popular camera in 2017, when I first saw their QuickTake camera in 1994.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. KingslayerG5 macrumors 65816

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    I honestly thought Flickr was dead like AOL. When I did a MySpace reference comparing Android homescreens to it while iOS is more like Facebook, I had to think about the name Flickr because I completely forgot what it was called!

    I haven't checked on Flickr in like a decade. I opened an account with them back in 2005 and rarely ever used it. I preferred RockYou! because it created slideshows that I could put on my MySpace profile. Too bad that site is dead now.
     
  5. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    I used Flickr heavily back in the day when I had my Canon 40d with a Tamron 18-250mm. It was not bad in those days. Then it was monetized and the app to upload photos became unusable. I didn't like what they did so I moved to Google Photos (called Picasa back in the day) and never looked back. Now I have almost 100k photos there.
     
  6. NinjaHERO macrumors 6502a

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    Hard to beat the convenience of the camera I always have with me. ;-)
     
  7. fairuz macrumors 6502

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    Or it means there's a lot more art.
     
  8. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Exactly. I never take my Canon 40d with me anywhere anymore. It attracts way too much attention in foreign countries, it's a huge pain to haul around, etc... etc... For the last 4-5 years, most of my photos are via my cellphones.
     
  9. fairuz macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, point and shoots are pointless now. DSLRs still serve their purpose because they still take way better quality photos than any phone.
     
  10. jujufreeze, Dec 7, 2017 at 10:46 AM
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    Sorry but even with an iphone X, picture quality pales in comparison to a DSLR.
     
  11. citysnaps macrumors 68030

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    Strong photographs that are compelling to viewers have little to do with the camera that captured them. Rather, it's the photographer, his/her eye, life experiences, curiosity, imagination, ability to read light, compose, and much more.
     
  12. falainber macrumors 6502

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    Not all point&shoots. For example, Sony RX100 and RX10 are still popular and offer much better PQ&functionality than smart phone cameras but they are expensive.
     
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    With its VGA resolution images? Why would anyone even bother sharing low resolution images like that? It's impossible to enjoy.
     
  14. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    I can't stand Instagram. So much advertisement on it now. Once your friends see you on it, they pretty much expect a favorite every single time you see any of their images. lol.
     
  15. DoctorTech macrumors regular

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    4% from iPad sounds about right. I see people using them at events from time to time to take photos.
     
  16. KingslayerG5 macrumors 65816

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    A cool site I used briefly a decade ago was Stickam. It was another social network site but with webcams. That was pretty cool. I was on Friendster, MySpace, Stickam, and Hi-5. I was also still on YM. I didn't use Facebook and Twitter until 2009.

    Flickr was no big deal. I think AOL left more of an impact on me since that's how I started when going online back in early 1998 as a 17-year old chatting with chicks online. Would hear that "you've got mail" after that dial-up sound. Then I watched the movie based on it.

    AOL became like Meg Ryan's career after 2000. Flickr was always a tiny blip on my radar.
     
  17. falainber macrumors 6502

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    50% - smartphones and 54% Apple also means 0% Android (also considering the total share for dedicated cameras = 49%). So, Android users ignore Flickr but Apple users sort of like it.
     
  18. KingslayerG5 macrumors 65816

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    I honestly thought Instagram killed Flickr. There's already a better solution than Flickr and iCloud...

     
  19. zGene077 macrumors newbie

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    You must be a great photographer then...
     
  20. fairuz macrumors 6502

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    That and Facebook with their low-res images and JPEG compression. "Do I look like I know what a JPEG is?" I can't stand photo sharing or storage services that alter the image.
     
  21. Piggie macrumors 604

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    You may just as well say a McDonalds Burger is more popular that a gorgeous well cooked tender steak.
    Juts because more McDonalds are sold and eaten does not make it any better.
     
  22. actripxl macrumors 6502

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    It's not better if you want your photos with all its details, flicker gives me 1TB for free which holds my DSLR images while Google charges $10 a months. What works for you works for you not for everyone, I want all my photos will all its details and not compressed.
     
  23. nviz22 macrumors 68040

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    I don't even bother taking a DSLR or a digital camera around since the iPhone does a good enough of a job for me.
     
  24. arthography macrumors newbie

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    yeah, in difficult situations with a DSLR (where I'd need extra hardware or preparation) my iPhone plus can get quite acceptable results!
    --- Post Merged, Dec 7, 2017 at 11:40 AM ---
    I do. But quick panoramas, good HDR in the camera, quick videos, it works well with the iPhone plus. The lighting has to be exceptional though. Otherwise you have a kind of a dissolving on the picture quality when you zoom in (the definition is still there but colours and structures are leaking into each other). A DSLR will take a perfectly sharp picture with any lighting, if done properly (preparation and hardware ...).
     
  25. nviz22 macrumors 68040

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    At the same time, a phone is just more convenient to use at concerts, at parties, etc. I have friends with high end cameras, so they normally use that stuff. For me, I just use FHD 60 FPS for videos and the standard picture mode w/ my X.
     

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