“What a difference 8 years makes. St. Peter’s Square in 2005 vs. 2013.” (via Photo by nbcnews • Instagram)
As noted by blech: “the first photograph is actually of John Paul II’s funeral, rather than Benedict’s election, but there is one rogue phone camera in the bottom corner, so it still looks as if it’s the availability of technology, not the type of event, that dictates the difference in camera usage.”
Plenty of cameraphones in this photograph, also via blech:
“Mourners taking pictures with cellphones of Pope John Paul lying in state in St. Peter’s. Their photo opportunities lasted just 30 seconds.” from the New York Times, 8 April 2005. Photograph: Patrick Herzog.