Smartphones have come a long way from the earliest days as recent years have seen significant progress in terms of features. One of these many advances is obviously smartphones’ cameras as regular users use their cameras to capture everyday moments. Unsurprisingly, Flickr’s latest year-in-review data has shown that the number of images taken with smartphones are still rising and about half of the images in the platform were taken using smartphones’ cameras.
According to the latest report, smartphones were the leading devices used by users to take pictures and the number has gone up from 48 percent from a year earlier. Surprisingly, DSLR have seen the largest jump as DSLRs account to over 33 percent of total images on the platform, up from 25 percent back in 2016.
As for manufacturers, Apple is leading the market as 9 out of top 10 devices used to take pictures were iOS devices. Behind Apple, Canon remains to be the second most popular brand with Nikon in third place.
Despite the rise in numbers, smartphones are still far away from replacing cameras. Largely because uploading an image in the platform is much easier compared to the processes involved with DSLR. For instance, the company released top 25 images of the year which primarily consist of images taken using DSLR cameras which suggests that despite the innovations, smartphones will not replace DSLRs anytime soon.