“There was a point in time where Nokia overtook Kodak as the biggest ‘camera company’ in the world,” Ewan Spence reports for Forbes. “In broad strokes Kodak didn’t manage to make the jump to digital and online, while Nokia worked on creating ‘good enough’ imaging in its first smartphones, before pushing forward and becoming the undisputed king of smartphone imagery (with the Nokia 808 PureView representing ‘peak camera’ for Nokia, Symbian, and the first generation of smartphones).”
“Flickr’s release of data on the most popular cameras used on the Yahoo-owned social photography sites shows the clear winner from the ‘second generation’ of smartphones,” Spence reports. “Apple. And it’s unlikely to stop there for Cupertino. The mobile market belongs to it today, next up is surely the prosumer market and the dominant position of Canon.”
“Canon and Olympus top the lists for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, while Apple takes the number one spot for most popular mobile camera and top individual camera (of any type),” Spence reports. “Given the volume of smartphones out there, I would have expected to see more variation in the smartphone-focused top lists. Instead it’s an almost clean sweep for Apple.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Bill” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]
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