The Web’s Most Popular Cameras and Their Settings

This infographic assembled by ExploreCams meta-data, to collect and analyze over seven million photos which have been posted on an assortment of websites, including Pixabay, Unsplash, with ExifTool technology.

The information collected by ExploreCams makes it possible to analyze the meta-data of these photos and determine which types of gear and settings are the most popular among photographers. Furthermore, all the data is stored and displayed in the following infographic, which compiles statistics from ExploreCams database. The infographic is updated on a weekly basis, and that will result in its source dataset becoming steadily larger over time.

It is a helpful tool for anyone who is either researching photography techniques or just looking for a new camera to suit their needs. Thanks to the infographic, one can effortlessly further their understanding of the world of photography within a matter of minutes!

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  • Hi, interesting post! Would you be able to share your data set? I’m interested in correlating popularity on photo sites vs camera and settings.

    Great idea …. I will enjoy it … It will enable me to consult photos by camera model , lens type and see photos with the metadata…

    As a futur improovement it would be fantastic to also see where the photo was taken and also have a link in google maps

    Great work ….. Thanks


    When you take into account the 100 billions photos that are annually posted on Instagram, maybe we will have a more correct picture of “the World of Photography”, except if you consider that taking photos with a smartphone is not part of the World of Photography.

  • Awesome site, I’m learning so much about my camera and what each lens does. Thank you!!!

    Is it possible to share the raw data to down in order to understand the distribution of lens features. For example, if I want to buy a new lens, and I can base on focal length and F number distribution data to select suitable lens. Thanks.

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