Top Devices of 2017 on Flickr

Just as we’ve done in previous years, as part of our year-end celebration of Flickr photography, we’ve taken a deeper look at the cameras and camera types used to upload to our platform.

In 2016, we saw previous years’ trends continue with the top manufacturers and devices. Smartphone use has grown as the dominant device choice, by volume of uploads, while point and shoot and DSLR cameras both lost a few percentage points in their share of total uploads.

Smartphones accounted for 50% of the photos uploaded to Flickr, up from 48% in 2016.
DSLR was 33%, up from 25% in 2016, and point and shoot was 12%, down from 21% in 2016.
Mirrorless remained at 4% of total uploads for the third year in a row.

When it comes to brands, Apple iPhones remained the dominant camera models, with 54% of the top 100 devices being named iPhone and an almost clean sweep of the top 10 Devices of 2017, accounting for 9 our of the top 10 devices. The Canon 5D Mark III placed 9th in the Top 10 Devices on Flickr of 2017. The iPhone6, iPhone6s, and iPhone5s were the most popular iPhone cameras respectively. Canon was the second largest brand used by photographers on Flickr, responsible for 23% of the top 100 devices. Nikon was the third most popular brand of 2017, with 18%.



View more of Flickr’s Year In Review 2017 data with our Top 25 Photos of 2017, Top Photos In Each Country, and Top Photos In Each Genre blog posts, and join the conversation online with #SeenOnFlickr!