Photo Stats

It’s been a while, both for this journal and for photo stats. However, in the past few weeks we’ve finally managed to cross the 450,000 photo mark, so here’s some new stats and graphs to celebrate!

First, the table of photos by camera. The last several months, in particular, have seen me shift from carrying my iPod and a DSLR (D90 or D7100), to my work iPhone and a DSLR, and finally to primarily relying on my work iPhone. The camera quality, at this point, is decent enough for what I shoot (random snapshots), and a phone is a lot easier to carry around than a DSLR. The shutter releases are also a bit out of control because of *how* I shoot… it’s still a lot simpler for me to take most photos as bursts and sort it out later, which leads to the crazy statistic of me keeping about 6% of all photos “shot” on the iPhone 8 Plus.

Intel Pocket PC camera October 6, 2000 – September 18, 2003 1077 days; 2.95 years 15,829 photos $200 14.7 photos per day 1.26¢ per photo
Olympus C3000 Zoom September 28, 2001 – December 5, 2003 798 days; 2.186 years 10,647 photos $450 13.3 photos per day 4.23¢ per photo
Kodak Easyshare DX6490 December 8, 2003 – March 17, 2006 830 days; 2.274 years 49,413 photos $500 59.5 photos per day 1.01¢ per photo
Nikon D50 March 22, 2006 – November 15, 2009 1334 days; 3.655 years 105,067 photos $570 78.8 photos per day 0.54¢ per photo
+$250 repair cost 0.78¢ per photo
106,916 shutter releases $570 80.15 shutter releases per day 0.533¢ per shutter release
+$250 repair cost 0.77¢ per shutter release
Samsung SL30 July 27, 2009 – December 1, 2016 2684 days; 7.35 years 21,616 photos $70 8.05 photos per day 0.32¢ per photo
Nikon D90
(Current)
February 26, 2010 – November 30, 2018 3199 days; 8.76 years 208,699 photos $780 65.24 photos per day 0.37¢ per photo
289,872 shutter releases 90.61 shutter releases per day 0.27¢ per shutter release
iPhone 5 June 23, 2013 – December 23, 2014 548 days; 1.5 years 130 photos $0
(Provided by work)
0.24 photos per day 0.00¢ per photo
149 shutter releases 0.27 shutter releases per day 0.00¢ per shutter release
iPhone 6 Plus January 8, 2015 – January 11, 2018 1099 days; 3.01 years 4883 photos $0
(Provided by work)
4.44 photos per day 0.00¢ per photo
23,352 shutter releases 21.25 shutter releases per day 0.00¢ per shutter release
Nikon D7100
(Current)
December 2, 2015 – December 24, 2018 1118 days; 3.06 years 24,112 photos $620 21.57 photos per day 2.57¢ per photo
64,702 shutter releases 57.87 shutter releases per day 0.96¢ per shutter release
iPod Touch 6 December 2, 2017 – September 28, 2018 300 days; 0.82 years 4955 photos $160 16.52 photos per day 3.23¢ per photo
55,269 shutter releases 184.23 shutter releases per day 0.29¢ per shutter release
iPhone 8 Plus
(Current)
March 8, 2018 – December 28, 2018 295 days; 0.81 years 4838 photos $0
(Provided by work)
16.4 photos per day 0.00¢ per photo
80,236 shutter releases 271.99 shutter releases per day 0.00¢ per shutter release

Here are the dates on which I took each 25,000th photo as well as the number of days between each 25,000th photo. The data confirm my suspicion that I’m still slowing down on photos.

25,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 125,000 150,000
January 12, 2004 October 20, 2004 April 10, 2006 April 20, 2007 December 4, 2007 February 7, 2009
282 days 537 days 375 days 228 days 431 days
150,000 175,000 200,000 225,000 250,000 275,000
February 7, 2009 July 4, 2009 April 14, 2010 September 4, 2010 June 23, 2011 December 23, 2011
147 days 284 days 143 days 292 days 183 days
275,000 300,000 325,000 350,000 375,000 400,000
December 23, 2011 August 24, 2012 June 2, 2013 February 17, 2014 March 21, 2015 November 13, 2015
245 days 282 days 260 days 397 days 237 days
400,000 425,000 450,000
November 13, 2015 April 29, 2017 December 2, 2018
533 days 582 days

Here’s the usual graphs. First, number of photos taken by month, log scale y-axis:

Same thing but with a linear y-axis (second graph only includes time after graduation from CMU):

Total number of photos taken through time (second graph only includes time after graduation from CMU):

And amount of time between 1000 photos (second graph only includes time after graduation from CMU, so it starts at 131,000):

There’s not much happening otherwise, life-wise. We’re now in the Christmas break time, which is really nice. :)

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