Samsung NX300 Wi-Fi - Every Day Over 1 Million Photos are Shot and Shared in 60 Secondson Jun 17, 2013
Research undertaken to support the launch of the Wi-Fi-enabled Samsung NX300 camera reveals the story behind a British love of shooting and sharing their lives online.
• We are a nation of 'shoot and sharers' – with 1 in 5 photos now taken purely with the intention of sharing online
• 749 photos are shot and shared in the UK every 60 seconds – that's 1.1 million every day
• 328 million photos are shared online every month in the UK
• Facebook still the UK's preferred social site for sharing photos online with 42% lead over Twitter
A survey of 3,000 people conducted by Samsung to provide insight into photography and sharing trends has highlighted consumers' love of sharing their lives instantly online through their shots.
The research revealed Brits take on average 1.86 billion photos a month, with more than half of those surveyed (52%) stating they share their shots online within a week. And it's not just the volume of shots that they are taking that's staggering; it's the speed at which they share them. Every 60 seconds in Britain 749 photos are shot and shared immediately. That means 1.1 million photos a day (1,079,046) are 'gone in 60 seconds'.
The rise of shooting and sharing photos in the UK is showing no signs of slowing down - 7% of under 35 year olds now share their shots online within 25 seconds according to the Samsung survey. However, Britain is surpassed by the likes of Spain and Italy when it comes to the speed of shooting and sharing. The research, which was also extended to key European countries, revealed that 1 in 4 Spaniards shoot and share their photos within a minute.
The Italians were a close second with 1 in 5 of those surveyed shooting and sharing online in less than 60 seconds (compared to 1 in 10 Brits). The leading online destination for our photos in the UK is Facebook, used by 53% of those surveyed to share their photos with their friends, followed by Twitter 11%, Instagram 7%, Flickr 6% and Pinterest 2% with only a quarter of people (23%) admitting to still using a traditional photo album. Among 18-24s Facebook’s dominance is even stronger – used by 70% to share shots compared to Twitter 29%, Instagram 16%, Flickr 3% and Pinterest 2%.
Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung UK & Ireland comments: 'People are taking more photos than ever before and with more than 91% of adults regularly using social networks, they naturally want to be able to share their pictures instantly with their friends and family. The Samsung NX300 camera was designed with this in mind – thanks to its Wi-Fi connectivity, it's possible for people to capture fleeting moments in stunning quality and then share them instantaneously.'
34% of people in the UK each month do not download and share any photos online, meaning at least 631 million memories a month are kept as private records or lost forever. Across Europe, Germany has the highest attrition rate of digital memories with at least 949 million 'lost' photos.
For more information on the Samsung NX300, please visit www.samsung.com/uk/nx300/
*Source, Guardian October, 2012
**Research conducted by OnePoll on a sample of 3,000 people (500 in the UK) on behalf of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
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