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Flickr: How iPhone Dominated 2015 Top Camera Rankings

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Following its usual Year in Review, Flickr has taken a deeper look at the top cameras and brands used by the Flickr community during the year. We know from the previous report that the iPhone remained the most popular camera in the “Flickrverse,” but now we can find out which version dominated.

As Bhautik Joshi, the data scientist of Flickr, reveals in his blog post, Apple’s iPhone accounted for nearly a third of the images posted on the platform, while Samsung’s popularity stalled. Canon’s share fell significantly, and Nikon continued to lose steam. Interestingly, 18% of Flickr photographers used an iPhone and Canon device together, followed by an iPhone-Nikon pairing at 15%.

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To quantify Apple’s popularity on Flickr, here is the list of the top 20 cameras used in 2015. If you take a look at the list, you’ll find that various Apple devices take eight spots, and iPhones take the first six spots. Apparently, the iPhone 6 is the most popular device, accounting for 5% of all photos, followed closely by the iPhone 5s at 4.9%. The iPhone 5 ranks third, followed by the 4s, 4, and 6 Plus.

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After crunching through all the data, Joshi notes that photographers who use one Apple device really like using other Apple devices, as the top 18 camera pairings are iPhone-to-iPhone. Below, you can find a list of the top 10 camera pairings (with a percentage of photographers who use the combinations) in 2015:

Apple iPhone 5s & Apple iPhone 6: 5.40%
[18 more Apple to Apple Pairings here!]
Apple iPhone 5 & Canon EOS 5D Mark II: 1.60%
Canon EOS 5D Mark II & Canon EOS 5D Mark III: 1.60%
Apple iPhone 5s & Canon EOS 5D Mark II: 1.50%
Apple iPhone 4S & Canon EOS 5D Mark II: 1.50%
Apple iPhone 6 & Canon EOS 5D Mark II: 1.40%
Apple iPhone 4 & Canon EOS 5D Mark II: 1.40%
Apple iPhone 5s & Canon EOS 5D Mark III: 1.20%
Canon EOS 5D Mark II & Canon EOS 7D: 1.20%
Apple iPhone 6 & Canon EOS 5D Mark III: 1.10%

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