Mirrorless is not such a big deal after all

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by EricRose, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. EricRose

    EricRose Mu-43 Regular

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    Seems flickr did an analysis of what camera types were used in 2015. Mirrorless is pretty much a non entity compared with cellphones and DSLR's.

    Flickr Year in Review 2015
  2. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    Technically a cellphone is mirrorless :biggrin:
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  3. EricRose

    EricRose Mu-43 Regular

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    Hey Phocal your such a technical tootie :th_salute:
  4. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

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    Maybe we just don't like Flickr.:)
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  5. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 All-Pro

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    I think that says more about the type of people who use Flickr than anything else... :biggrin:
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  6. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Unfortunately I'm the 3 %, I'm going for a protest!!
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  7. bikerhiker

    bikerhiker Mu-43 All-Pro

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    To break down the DSLR line.

    Canon: 5D Mk3, Mk2, Rebel T3i, 6D and 7D
    Nikon: D7100, D7000, D90, D3200, D3100

    Photography is about taking pictures not chasing gear. These people know that. :)
  8. boatman37210

    boatman37210 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 28, 2012
    Time. Just takes time. Mirrorless still a new tech.
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  9. nzdigital

    nzdigital Mu-43 Regular

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    I also think it says more about Flickr use than it does about Mirrorless use.

    Don't remember the last time I used Flickr, or even looked at it, although I am on there somewhere.

    Cellphone dominance doesn't surprise me at all though.
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  10. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro

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    I use Flickr, but am getting ticked that the Flickr app on my cell phone keeps accessing my location information every time I use it. I removed the Yahoo app from my phone because it pinged my location dozens of times a day (they own Flickr).
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  11. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    You only need to look at dropping sales figures of DSLRs to know that it is a big deal.

    "The consumer shift to smartphones for casual photo taking has pummelled demand for compact cameras, while the growing popularity of lighter mirrorless cameras has taken away market share from higher margin single-lens reflex cameras.
    Read more at Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/27/canon-results-idUSL4N0SM25K20141027#epw6FFgFrlfTPMCf.99"


    State of the Camera Industry Report: Are Canon/Nikon dying?

    "In mid-2014, research firm NPD reported that mirrorless camera sales were up 16.5%, while overall DSLR sales fell 15%. "

    "It’s interesting to see the changes in the industry. While overall sales numbers around the world show a sliding DSLR market and a mirrorless market holding steady, the sentiment that I see from passionate photographers is a strong trend toward mirrorless and specifically to Sony."

    IMO, the main thing holding back mirrorless is their reputation for AF performance to be inferior to DSLRs. Parental units are a big segment... little buggers don't sit still.

    PS> I too am part of that flickr 3%. (Sony, Leica, and Olympus)
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  12. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 All-Pro

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    I saw a comment somewhere on this story. It mentioned that Flickr isn't consistent on what is called mirrorless. The comment mentioned that Sony E-mount is considered P&S. I don't know if that is true or not, but it would be interesting to see what Flickr considers mirrorless.

    Edit: In the comments on the PetaPixel report on this there is a discussion on how Flickr categorizes, or doesn't, multiple cameras. The data may simply be meaningless.
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  13. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I checked my GX7 and it isn't categorized at all for some reason, and my GX1 is categorized as a point and shoot. None of the newer Oly cameras are categorized, either, so yeah, data's meaningless.
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  14. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    I think that I

    Yeah, some of my pics are categorized as P&S as well.
  15. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    as a paying customer, I really wish I can say something positive about Flickr, but... stupid
  16. jrsilva

    jrsilva Mu-43 All-Pro

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    I'm one of those 3% users because I like the way I can show and share my pictures.
    But I think Flickr doesn't know what mirrorless cameras are at all...
    My Panasonic and Olympus cameras appear with dumb icons categorized as point and shoot.
  17. ApGfoo

    ApGfoo Mu-43 Regular

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    why type of pictures do they post though?!
  18. dweller

    dweller Mu-43 Veteran

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    apparently EM5 is classed as DSLR not Mirrorless by flickr so these stats are skewed probably
  19. jrsilva

    jrsilva Mu-43 All-Pro

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    This is the way Flickr classify mirrorless cameras:

  20. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

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    As part of the 3%, I had to look. And the Panasonic mirrorless cameras are all listed as DSLRs.
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