Friday, June 22, 2007
Flickr a favorite of the digital photo amateurs?
A look at the Flickr camera recently finds that cheaper models are taking the lead in popularity.
Flickr tracks the most popular digital cameras used in posted photos via the EXIF data from the cameras. Digital SLRs from Canon, Nikon and Olympus had been in the lead but they have been usurped recently by point and shoot models.
Yahoo, which now owns Flickr, explains that the merging of Yahoo photo, which appealed to the snapshot crowd, with Flickr has diluted the high end pro shots with photo album faves.
Keep in mind though that users have the choice of uploading scanned images and images with EXIF data stripped out, as is often the case with RAW images shot with high end cameras, so I wouldn't count their camera polls as entirely accurate.
Source: Tech news blog - Web 2.0 - CNET News.com