When was the last time you used a point and shoot camera to capture a photo? If you’re like most Americans, it’s been awhile. As the quality of mobile phone cameras continues to improve, more and more people are leaving their point and shoot cameras at home, preferring the ease of one “tool” for everything. It’s no wonder that Kodak has recently declared bankruptcy. Over the past year, the percentage of all pictures taken with a mobile phone has increased by ten percent. As the purchase of point and shoot cameras continues to drop, mobile phone sales even surpassed personal computers for the first time in 2011.
The popularity of digital photography has nearly decimated the film camera business with analog comprising 100% of photos taken in 1990 and just 1.05% in 2011, and the total number of photos taken is nearly 6 times greater than it was twenty years ago. In just 2 minutes, we snap more photos than all of humanity in the 1800’s! And guess who has the largest library of digital photos with over 140 billion and 3,500 more added every second? Check out the infographic below to find out.
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