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Flickr: iPhone, Apple products among top cameras of 2015
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Dec 18, 2015, 08:00 PM
Apple's continued dominance of mobile photography increased in 2015, with an annual report from cloud photo service Flickr showing that Apple cameras in its iOS devices accounted for seven of the top 10 cameras used in the images uploaded to the service, with some of Canon's DSLRs making up the balance of the top spots. Two Android-based phones, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5, made into the top 15 at 11th and 13th spots respectively, while the Nikon D90 just beat out the combined number of iPads used.

Apple's two newest iPhones (and presumably its very latest iPad revisions) did not appear within the top 20, due to the brief availability of the models at nearly the end of the surveyed period. DSLRs and smartphones made up the whole of the top 20, with Apple taking eight of the top 20 spots, with the combined total of Apple devices accounting for 18.52 percent of all the cameras used create and upload images posted on the service. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s alone account for nearly 10 percent of all cameras noted by Flickr.

The statistics compiled by the service are accurate, but by its own admission somewhat misleading; Flickr says that iPhone owners in particular also tend to e Canon camera owners, and use both types of devices to take and upload images, leading to a lot of overlap among owners. The iPhone has dominated Flickr's list of most frequently-used cameras for years thanks to their popularity and mobility; no consumer point-and-shoot cameras were listed in the top 20 at all, and the field has been all but extinguished by improvements in flash, post-processing, and sensor technology improvements in smartphones in recent years.

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