Camera vs Smartphone – Infographic has created an infographic with the title “Camera vs Smartphone” that has some interesting stats we thought our readers might like to learn about, including Eastern Europe and Russia being the greatest region (74.1%) of top smartphone sales growth in the world.

Some of these, perhaps many of these statistics you may well be aware of, including the plummeting global camera shipments, all cameras sales are now at -43%. If you look at the snapshot relating to compact cameras, you will see a sharp decline of sales from 147.5 million units down to 59 million between 2012 – 2014. Of course, this is due to smartphones and the incredible photography that all you wonderful artists create with them. It’s said that 73% of DSLR users take at least one photo each month and yet 91% smartphone users do the same (and we’re sure it’s actually a lot higher and greater than that).

Incredibly there are over 140 billion photos currently in Facebook that compares with Instagram at just 1 billion and Flickr with 8.5 billion. Of course, Instagram users have increased dramatically from 2011 with just 1 million to 2013 there being over 140 million. Instagram picks up 1 new user each second, it has been calculated.

Please take a few minutes to look at this infographic, it’s possibly nothing that you didn’t know already but it’s simplified within this cool looking chart, let me know your thoughts…















Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]


  • Helder

    I am STUNNED that digital camera owners take twice as many photos per month as smartphone users. One of the reasons I got a smartphone was because I was tired of missing photo opportunities when I didn’t have my digital camera with me.

  • Meri walker

    Thanks a million for sharing this data Joanne. I’m continuously dancing with traditional photographers who don’t know this data and/or refuse to take a look at it. Going to pass it on in this format because it’s really easy to digest this way.