After a year has ended, it is always rather interesting to go back and see what the most popular cameras were, and what sort of images they produced. Luckily for us, Flickr makes this super easy and recently published the results of their Exif scan.

Flickr’s Most Popular Cameras of 2014


Top Camera Brand: Canon

According to Flickr, the most used camera brand on the social networking site was none other than Canon. It was not in a landslide though; the popular brand only accounted for 13.4% of the total users. The next up was Apple with 9.6%, Nikon with 9.3%, followed by Samsung and Sony with 5.6% and 4.6% respectively.


Top DSLR Camera: Canon 7D

Canon may have just released the follow up in the 7D Mark II, but no other DSLR was used more on Flicker in 2014 than the original 7D. That is actually quite impressive given the age of that camera and the speed at which technology moves these days.

olympus-omd-e-m5 Top Mirrorless Camera: Olympus OMD E-M5

Now this will likely be a surprise to many of you who follow the Mirrorless world, but according to Flickr, the most used mirrorless camera on the social network in 2014 was none other than the Olympus OMD E-M5.  Sony’s A7 and NEX-6 were next in line for top honors in this booming market.


Top Mobile Camera: Apple iPhone 5

Unlike the previous two results, this one should not come as a surprise at all, with the Apple iPhone 5 taking the cake as the most used mobile camera of 2014. In fact, the only non-Apple product on the top 5 listing is the Samsung Galaxy S3 with 1.3%.

Some pretty interesting results. I was really surprised with the 7D and OMD E-M5 being included. If you are interested in the full results, you can find them over on Flickr’s website, or via PetaPixel here.

[via PetaPixel]