In its recently released annual report, Yahoo-owned image service Flickr has noted that nearly half of the photo uploads in 2016 come from smartphones, though DSLRs and mirrorless cameras still capture better photos overall.
According to the figures posted by Flickr in its year in review, shots from smartphone cameras now contribute 48 percent of the photo uploads; thereby marking a significant increase over the 2015 figures which showed that 39 percent photo uploads came from smartphones.
In comparison to smartphones, DSLRs accounted for 25 percent of the photos uploaded to Flickr, marking a 25 percent plunge from 31 percent of photo uploads in 2015; while point-and-shoot cameras accounted for 21 percent photo uploads, as against 25 percent in 2015. Mirrorless cameras, meanwhile, remained flat at 3 percent of Flickr's photos uploaded in 2016.
Going by the latest Flickr report, the list of smartphones which have contributed to Flickr's photo uploads this year is topped by Apple devices. Nearly 47 percent of the photos with camera data attached have been uploaded from Apple hardware.
Flicker has further elaborated in its annual report that 8 of the top 10 devices contributing to photo uploads on the service were iPhones. At a distant second place was Canon, which accounted for the remaining two devices in the top 10 ranks, and contributed 24 percent of photo uploads to Flickr.