Flickr’s most popular camera is still the iPhone if we’re broadly judging what a camera is. But if you’re speaking about devices primarily made with the idea of image capture, then things are a bit different. Sony doesn’t dominate the space on Flickr — which is still for photographers who are serious about their craft and not all in for content creation. The platform caters to photographers first. With that said, Flickr’s most popular camera should come as no surprise.
Flickr’s Most Popular Camera: The Canon EOS R5
The dedicated camera that is rated as Flickr’s most popular camera is the Canon EOS R5. According to the Camera Finder link, amongst the list of cameras used, the Canon EOS R5 is the most popular. This shows a lot of really fascinating data:
- Since the camera came out relatively recently, photographers aren’t necessarily stuck in the DSLR world. This means that it’s not necessarily a platform for aging photographers. Instead, it could also mean that those we might consider to be aging photographers are also adapting and using cameras that they find to be great.
- People didn’t necessarily move away to Sony because of all the marketing hype.
- Photographers didn’t necessarily switch to medium format Fujifilm. In fact, the GFX lineup isn’t even very highly rated
- As far as other brands go, the Nikon D850 is still highly trusted amongst many photographers.
If you go through the most popular photos using the Canon EOS R5, you find beautiful imagery made with the camera for landscape photography.
Sure, Flickr has aged quite a bit. But if you’re still a serious photographer, it’s a very important place for many of us. Flickr’s groups still hold lots of great images in the same way that sub-Reddit groups and Facebook groups do. They’re home to many conversations and have equal amounts of trolls and passionate photographers who do this for the love of it. It’s also not dictated by the same kinds of algorithms. With that said, nudity still surely gets you more clicks and views. But it’s not the driving factor. The platform isn’t also absolutely dominated by it the way that 500px is.
The Canon EOS R5 is a Landscape Photography Powerhouse
So what makes the Canon EOS R5 so good? Well, it had to do with the sensor. This isn’t the same sensor that’s present in several Sony cameras. It does color very well and has access to several lenses that are beautiful in their own right. Canon photographers might use lenses that they had previously with the EF mount system, but Canon’s RF lenses are great for landscape photography too.
It’s still my personally used most favorite camera when it comes to doing actual work. And here are several reasons why that are backed up in the review we did:
- Weather resistance: this camera can keep working pretty much no matter what. It has never failed on me,
- Autofocus that works: the only issues I’ve ever had with autofocus on this camera have to do with low light and people of color moving quickly
- Good selection of lenses: All of Canon’s L glass is pretty unique
- 45 Megapixels is enough: 45MP can print really large and it gives you enough dynamic range while also giving you a lot of nice color depth
- Images right out of the camera look great: Canon’s image quality right out of the camera is some of my favorite. It’s not quite Fujifilm or Leica. But it can do things comparable to Panasonic’s Real Time LUT feature — though only applied to the JPEG files.
We’ve interviewed two photographers who adore the Canon EOS R5 for landscape photography. The first is Paul Zizka, who considers Canon to be essential to his creative vision. Photographer Lalo De Almeida also uses the Canon EOS R5. He’s not a gear fanatic, but he makes incredible images using the camera.