Popularity Of The DSLR Is On The Rise In Battle With Smartphone Photography

Written by Gina Stephens


No one can unqualifiedly argue that smartphones have turned into a piece of technology many of us now reach for when we want to capture a quick photo, with these all-in-one monograms creeping up the popularity scale in the 'go to' device list for photographers. However, figures show that even though the smartphone is mollify reigning king for many, the DSLR is working its way back up the ranks, with more people uploading photos taken with them to photo part platforms.

The figures were collected by Flickr in their yearly 'top device' round-up but our own figures also support that the DSLR isn't a camera that drugs have forgotten about. 

Smartphones accounted for half of the photos uploaded to Flickr, up from 48{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} in 2016, which is a huge get the hang but those who uploaded images captured with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel a DSLR to the photo-sharing platform has grown from 25{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} in 2016 to 33{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} this year. On ePHOTOzine, the number of members shared images they captured on DSLRs, with mirrorless cameras taking the runner-up spot. Fewer people are using dense cameras (probably in favour of using smartphones instead) and Flickr's figures also saw this with uploads from point-and-shoot cameras seeming at 12{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff}, which is down from 21{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} in 2016. Surprisingly, only 4{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} of uploads to Flickr were from Mirrorless cameras.

Repayment in May, we compiled a list of the most popular cameras on site and the Nikon D7100 came out on top with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II following in second place. Nikon and Canon DSLRs look out over the top ten but you can find more DSLRs, Mirrorless, Compacts, and Smartphones ePHOTOzine thinks are the best for photographers over in our 'Best Gear' part of the site.

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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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