If you’re thinking about getting a camera phone or digital camera to do a spot of educational moblogging or video blogging, have a look at this first. Flickr have collated all of the metadata collected from their photos to provide trend graphs of the most popular photo-taking devices in Flickr (which can even be viewed by brand), including a breakdown of cameras vs camera phones.
The following graph shows the whole of the last year’s stats for the five most popular camera devices overall:
Top-to bottom for the current situation (the right of the graph), Canon EOS 350D (“Digital Rebel XT”), Nikon D50, Canon EOS 20D, Nikon D70, Canon EOS 300D (“Digital Rebel”). It looks like Digital SLRs are still very popular indeed.
The five most popular point-and-shoot cameras have been doing less well over the past year:
There’s a definite downward trend in the second half of the year for all models, even for brand-spanking newly released models like the Canon Powershot SD450 (yellow line).
The graph for the five most popular camera phones is dramatic:
The big winners in this graph are the recently-released Sony-Ericsson K800i (blue), with its excellent 3.2 Megapixel Cybershot camera and Xenon flash; and the Nokia N73 (green), also with a 3.2 Megapixel camera and high quality Carl Zeiss lens.
The trends point towards 3.2 megapixel camera phones becoming very popular indeed, as point-and-shoot cameras continue their slow decline into oblivion.
(via Boing Boing)
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