The graph above shows how the popularity of major camera brands have changed over the past half decade.
“Point-and-shoot cameras continue to lose share to cameraphones, and SLR has had a 1% per year growth,” Flickr found. “Samsung’s growth stalled in 2015, while Apple raced to the top as the most-used camera brand on Flickr at the beginning of 2015.”
Some people are also ditching their DSLRs for mirrorless cameras, which has been seeing 1%-per-year growth. Here’s a chart that shows trends in camera types:
The leaderboard for the most popular cameras of 2015 is dominated by Apple: its phones occupy 8 of the top 20 spots. The Canon 5D Mark II shows up at #7:
Another interesting finding is that a larger percentage of photographers on Flickr use more than one camera brand. Here’s a breakdown of popular primary and secondary camera pairings:
The most popular pairing is shooting with Apple and Canon. Interestingly, many photographers also use Canon and Nikon cameras together for their work — the companies may be age-old rivals, but you don’t always need to choose between one or the other.