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iPhone 4 becomes the most popular camera on Flickr

Posted: , by Victor H.

iPhone 4 becomes the most popular camera on Flickr
The iPhone 4 has just become the most popular camera on Flickr beating the Nikon D90 who long held the crown and made us wonder about all the possible reasons behind it. A look at Flickr's stats shows that its professional and semi-professional DSLRs that occupy the rankings as the Canon EOS 5D Mark II comes third, followed by the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi and the Canon EOS Rebel T1i. One thing is evident – the iPhone 4 has a far inferior camera than all of them.

But strangely even with its comparatively humble 5 megapixel snapper, it has managed to outpace the rest with a whopping 4844 average daily users and over 9 million uploaded photos. The reason? The most obvious one is sharing – publishing a picture from the iPhone is a breeze as it only takes a couple of taps, while the rest of the cameras - despite their much better sensors – lack the opportunity to instantly post images to the web.

The second reason is of course availability as a phone is always around allowing for spontaneous shots, while you don't always have your camera around. Looking at the general picture, you'd notice that it's actually the iPhone 3G which has recorded the biggest total in terms of pictures taken among iDevices with over 35 million for its couple of years of existence. What do you personally use more - your phone or your camera?

source: Flickr via GSMArena
iPhone 4 becomes the most popular camera on Flickr

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posted on 22 Jun 2011, 05:25 1

1. android_hitman (Posts: 594; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


oh yeah :))) this is a very important news

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 06:59

2. shashi_n@nokian8 (unregistered)


not make sense, iphone 4 got internet connection and easly upload but Nikon D90 no internet still can remain in top. if nikon D90 got WIFI enable surely on the number 1.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 07:08 2

3. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)


I guess this article was already posted earlier this year on this site. I'm not sure though, but I'm pretty much certain this news already made the headlines. Just sayin'

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 14:38

9. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


Earlier this year it said it was 2nd

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 07:09 1

4. andro (unregistered)


There sure are alot of drones out there with faulty phones lining apples bulging money pockets

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 08:03

5. Rich (unregistered)


twitter = used primarily among young people.... trendy

iphone = young trendy people

makes perfect sense.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 15:36 1

10. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


um i believe this is flicker... and i dont think the iphone is just for young people...

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 10:03

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


didn't we saw this article before? I'm confused

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 13:34

7. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


The more reason that Apple should even improve the already good camera on the iphone.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 13:39

8. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


And trolling continues so full of hate fandroid losers.

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