The Most Stolen Camera Award Goes to….

In Features by Jim Harmer

Lenstag, a mobile app that lets you record your camera serial numbers and then find it if it gets stolen, publishes data showing the most stolen camera models, as well as where cameras are stolen.  Petapixel posted the data in an infographic and it's too good not to share.

Interesting that the D7000 tops the list.  But frankly, I don't blame the perps.  It's one of those models that will go down in history as a favorite.  But I will point out that the data is from Lenstag's users.  I'd like to see the data taken one step further and include a breakdown of Lenstag users compared to sales of the camera per capita to see what camera models are actually more likely to be stolen.  Really, all this shows is that D7000 users are the largest segment of Lenstag's users.

And where do you need to watch out for your gear most?  In the car.  I always put my camera in the trunk so it is out of sight, which also keeps the gear from getting overheated in the summer.

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Jim Harmer is the founder of Improve Photography, and host of the popular Improve Photography Podcast. More than a million photographers follow him on social media, and he has been listed at #35 in rankings of the most popular photographers in the world. He blogs about how to start an internet business on