The 10 Most Popular Cameras of 2020 Per Flickr’s Camera Finder

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Flickr has seen a bit of a resurgence in 2020. The photo-sharing platform has turned into a buzzing community again. I have been using Flickr to personally catalog my images and to interact with other photographers. So far, it has been great. After going through my account and getting things set up, I decided to dive into the website’s metrics to see what the most popular traditional digital cameras per Flickr’s camera finder are. Aside from smartphones (which take the top spots), you might be surprised to learn that DSLRs are still king. Mirrorless cameras are very much the flavor of the month, but there are so many DSLRs still out there. Still, Mirrorless cameras aren’t far behind. After the break, we’ll show you the ten most popular cameras in 2020 based on figures from Flickr.

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What do we mean by traditional digital cameras? We mean Interchangeable lens (ILC) cameras and fixed lens cameras. So, how did we end up with our list of most popular traditional digital cameras? Simple, we took a look at the analytics page on Flickr. We have put into order the cameras that have produced the most uploads to the platform after removing smartphones. Yes, the iPhone 7, iPhone XR, and iPhone X dominate the top spots. Mixed in with the traditional digital cameras, you’ll also find the Samsung Galaxy 7, 8, and s6 (in that order). Google’s Pixel 3, 2, and 3a also make appearances. Once you remove them, the top ten traditional digital cameras listed below are the most popular cameras and have produced the most uploads during 2020.

Canon 5D Mk IV

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In our review, we said:

“I’m amazed at how clean the files from the Canon 5D Mk IV are. Granted, I really shouldn’t be. They’re surely cleaner than most of what Nikon can deliver though it’s debatable if it can outperform the 24MP sensor that some of those cameras use. Of any full-frame camera out there though, the 5D Mk IV probably does the best job sans the Sony a7s II.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Nikon D750

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In our review, we said:

“The Nikon D750 has a nice high-resolution 24.3MP sensor, though it still has an anti-aliasing filter. Though the D750 boasts a very similar sensor to the D610, Nikon claims it is a newly developed sensor with a slightly expanded ISO range of 100 to 12,800 (expandable to 51,200). In actual practice, this camera creates very clean images up to ISO 6400. Combine this broad usable ISO range with a high-resolution sensor and this camera is a very capable workhorse for wedding photographers and studio work.

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Nikon D850

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In our review, we said:

“At one point during the Nikon press trip, the Nikon D850 took quite a splash from the whitewater river. But it survived with no issues; my shirt on the other hand… In addition to that, I took the Nikon D850 and the 28mm f1.4 out into a small rainstorm here in NYC. They both survived with no problems. I’m very confident that the Nikon D850 will survive most of what you throw at it as long as it has all the ports closed shut.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Captured with the Sony A7 III

Pro Tip: DSLR or Mirrorless. Look, it really doesn’t matter what kind of camera you use. Both types of cameras are great. The most important element of any camera is the person who holds it. What is essential, however, is cleaning your camera. If you want your camera to last for many years, you must take care of it. A simple camera cleaning kit is all you need. This one has everything you need, and it’s under $15.

Sony a7 III

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In our review, we said:

“During my testing with the Sony A7 III, I found the autofocus to be positively fantastic. The Sony A7 III, along with the Sony 55mm f1.8, were able to focus in near darkness. This is great for photographers who want to capture moments with no autofocus assist lamp coming on because the Sony A7 III did just that.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Sony A6000

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In our review, we said:

“The Sony A6000 hands down has what could arguably be called the best autofocusing system out there. While it isn’t the fastest, it by far is the smartest and the most responsive–putting some DSLRs to shame in our tests for sure.

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Fujifilm X-T3

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In our review, we said:

“One of the features loved by many Fujifilm shooters is the ability to process images in-camera, applying the various film simulation profiles like Provia, Velvia, Classic Chrome, and Acros to RAW files without the need to first import them into RAW processing software like Adobe Lightroom or Capture One. We were very pleased with the Fujifilm X-T3’s JPEG image quality during our first impressions with the camera. When Capture One announced that it was bringing full RAW file support to Fujifilm cameras, we jumped at the chance to play with the RAW files captured with the X-T3. The results did not disappoint.”

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Olympus OMD E-M1 Mk II

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In our review, we said:

“Olympus has forever been the king of autofocusing and when it comes to the OMD E-M1 MK II, that’s still the case. It’s still got the fastest and most reliable autofocus I’ve ever seen and that is no small statement. Fujifilm, Canon, and Sony all do very well with their mirrorless systems in their newer cameras, but Olympus seriously takes the cake here.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Panasonic GX8

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In our review, we said:

“The Panasonic GX8 looks nice, feels nice, and delivers beautiful images. It will take a skilled editor to make the most of them, but what you’ll also really appreciate is (more than anything) that Panasonic’s colors are absolutely incredible.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Leica M10

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In our review, we said:

“You would think having only three buttons would make things uber complicated, right? Not so. Leica has a favorites menu and a regular menu. You can put your most-used settings in favorites and keep the rest in the other menu. To go back between pages quickly, you just press the menu button. Navigation is easy because this camera doesn’t have a whole load of customization, unlike pretty much everything else on the market. In fact, I’m going to go ahead and say that Leica created the single most simple camera to navigate when it comes to the menu system.

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Pentax K1 II

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In our review, we said:

“If, however, you know how to get the best out of a camera, and don’t mind slowing down to take in the whole experience that photography has to offer, then the Pentax K1 Mk II is a camera you’ll enjoy. It’s not just point, shoot, and be done. You have to work to get the best out of it. It’s incredibly satisfying when all of your efforts come together, and you see the amazing images it can capture.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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