Posts Tagged ‘statistics’

Crunching the Numbers: Four Insights We Can Glean from Camera Sales Data

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With every passing year, the digital camera sales dataset offered by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) grows more comprehensive. These records are made available to the public by this coalition of camera manufacturers which includes Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, Sony, Sigma, Ricoh, Olympus, and dozens of other recognizable brands. Since 2002, they’ve been improving and increasing the scale of their database, which now separates digital cameras into fixed-lens, mirrorless and DSLR categories, and reports sales figures for different regions.

It sometimes seems that commentators are primarily interested in the CIPA data to prove just how far up a creek camera manufacturers are so far this decade. But these depressing pronouncements are just scratching the surface. Here’s some other things the data shows: Read more…

Lenstag Infographic Shows How Gear Gets Stolen and What Gear Gets Filched Most

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We take no responsibility if you’re all of a sudden afraid to take your camera anywhere after reading this (especially if you have a Nikon D7000 or a Canon 60D), but this gear theft infographic by anti-theft service Lenstag is packed interesting information that we think every photographer should be aware of. Read more…

Instagram Hits 150 Million Monthly Active Users, Adds 50 Million in 6 Months

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There’s no denying Instagram is extremely popular, but where some might be thinking (or maybe hoping) that the photo sharing app’s growth is slowing down, that doesn’t seem to be the case. According to numbers released by the company itself, Instagram just broke the 150 million monthly active user mark. Read more…

Stock Site Stats Reveal the Most Popular Cameras Among Stock Photographers

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About a week ago, the stock photography website Dreamstime got in touch with us to offer us some exclusive information. Having recently added a “search-by-camera” feature, they had compiled a huge amount of statistical data on the most popular cameras being used by their 150,000+ contributing photographers.

Well, keeping in mind that Francis Bacon once said “knowledge is power,” we told them to go ahead and send the stats over. What we received was a veritable smörgåsbord of interesting (and perhaps useful) information. Read more…

Nikon Updates Vibration Reduction Stats to Comply With New Standard

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This month, the Consumer & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) released a new standard to help make better sense of the world of image stabilization. Theoretically, the standard will make sure that all manufacturers test and report image stabilization statistics the same way, so you can better compare between lens brands.

And although we haven’t heard anything from any other company, Nikon has already hopped aboard and released a list of CIPA-compliant numbers. Read more…

Vine Adds Android Front Camera Support as Use Dips Due to Instagram Video

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One of the hashtags that made its way around the Internet after Instagram video was announced last week was #RIPVine. That, of course, was referencing Twitter’s 6-second looping video app that many believed would now be brought low by Instagram’s new 15-second capabilities.

Unfortunately for Twitter, recent statistics seem to confirm this belief, even as Vine fights back by adding more features. Read more…

Vine Picks Up Steam, Passes Instagram in Total Daily Twitter Shares

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Earlier today, we shared the news that SnapChat may be on the way to a $1 billion valuation even as the company moves aggressively towards a monetization scheme. Now, it’s Vine’s turn to shine, as the 6-second video sharing app proves its worth by blowing past Instagram in total daily Twitter shares. Read more…

Video Breaks Down the Sheer Number of Photos Uploaded Every Minute

In a recent video, the people over at BuzzFeed decided to put numbers to all of the things that happen online every single minute. And in-between facts regarding how many Google Searches and Tweets go out every 60 seconds, they also included a few really interesting photo facts. Read more…

Brides Often Regret Not Spending More on Wedding Photography

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If you’re set to get married soon and are in the process of planning for the big day, here’s a tip that might save you from some sadness further down the road: don’t go cheap on the photography if you can help it. It turns out that spending too little on photography is one of the biggest regrets brides have after their wedding, while spending too much rarely causes remorse.

For a wedding issue that will soon be hitting newsstands, New York Magazine created an infographic titled “What They Would Have Done Differently.” The magazine asked one hundred recent brides about what they’d do differently if they could go back in time.
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Black Internet Users Use Instagram More Than White People, Study Finds

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The Pew Internet & American Life Project released the results of a survey this week that sheds light on social media use among Americans. One of the networks they asked participants about was Instagram.

After surveying 1,802 Internet users in late 2012, the study found that 13% of Internet users use the mobile photo sharing service. It also found that the service is “especially appealing” to “Adults ages 18-29, African-Americans, Latinos, women, [and] urban residents.”
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