Last month, we predicted that Apple’s iPhone 4 will soon become the most popular camera on Flickr, the popular image sharing site.
Fast forward to June and not surprisingly iPhone 4 has overtaken Nikon’s D90 as the most popular camera on Flickr, according to the graphs on Flickr’s Camera Finder.
As we’ve mentioned before, there are number of reasons why iPhone 4 is so popular among Flickr users compared to other cameras:
- It is very easy to upload photos using Flickr’s iPhone app or other third party iPhone apps compared to a digital camera.
- You are more likely to have an iPhone with you to capture a moment than a digital camera. The breathtaking photo and video of space shuttle Endeavour rocketing to space captured from an airplane using an iPhone 4 is a a good example of what we mean.
- Apps like Instagram that allow users to take photos, add filters to make them look better or funny and share them with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr etc. are very popular with iPhone users.
- Even though iPhone 4 sports only a 5-megapixel camera, we’ve seen impressive photographs taken using iPhone 4’s camera, emphasizing the point that megapixel count is only one of the several factors that determines the actual quality of the camera, which we’ve often noted in the past. If you’re still not convinced checkout the photos taken using iPhone 4 on ShutterSalt.
We expect Apple to maintain the lead with the launch of iPhone 5 later this fall, which is widely speculated to sport an improved camera, release of iOS 5 that brings number of improvements to the Camera app and third-party apps introducing features that make it fun to take and share photos.
Are you surprised? Has iPhone replaced your digital camera? Please share your views in the comments below.
Hat tip to Razarianfly