I decided to dig around in Lightroom to see how many photos I took each year, going back to when I started taking digital photos. I ended up grabbing a bit more data just for kicks.
Photos Per Year
In addition to Lightroom data, I grabbed some numbers from Flickr. Looks like 2008 was a good year for photos.
When I looked at the Lightroom data, I checked to see which camera was used the most to create the photos for each year. What surprises me is the 2013 winner. The iPhone 5. Up until this year, my primary camera was typically my DSLR (or point and shoot before I had a DSLR.)
|YEAR||MOST USED CAMERA|
|2002||HP Photosmart 318|
|2003||HP Photosmart 318|
|2004||Canon EOS Digital Rebel|
|2005||Canon EOS Digital Rebel|
|2006||HP Photosmart R507|
|2007||Canon EOS Digital Rebel|
|2008||Canon EOS 40D|
|2009||Canon EOS 40D|
|2010||Canon EOS 40D|
|2011||Canon EOS 7D|
|2012||Canon EOS 7D|
The iPhone 5 isn’t my first iPhone, but it is the first iPhone that has replaced my point and shoot camera. I’m not sure how I feel about this. Don’t get me wrong—the iPhone 5 has a decent camera as long as you’re shooting with a lot of light—but I have a perfectly good Canon EOS M that should be my walking around camera. I’m going to have to make some changes in 2014.
This is why I actually kind of love historical data. It’s fun to play with.
How about you? Has your phone replaced the camera you used to carry around?