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04-18-2011, 03:23 AM #1
iPhone 4 Soon to be Top Camera on Flickr
Currently, the most popular camera used to upload pictures to Flickr is the Nikon D90, a fine DSLR that costs over a thousand dollars. But in about a month or so, if trends continue, Apple’s iPhone 4 will take the lead as the most popular camera on Flickr. The Nikon D90 has been out for about three years now and has sold very well, but the iPhone 4, which has been out for under a year and is considerably less expensive, is about to take the top spot on Flickr.
It’s really not too surprising, however, as many people keep their iPhone’s with them most the time. A big, heavy, DSLR, may take much higher quality photos, but they can’t compete with the convenience of a smartphone. The iPhone’s camera has progressively gotten better and better over the years. Now the images produced with the iPhone 4 are really quite good, especially for a camera with a microscopic lens.
You would think that regular point and shoot cameras would be right at the top of the list on Flickr as well, but this is not the case. Point and shoot camera sales have actually been on the decline in recent years and the majority of camera manufactures may one day stop producing them altogether, if this trend continues.
The iPhone also takes the top three spots when it comes to the most popular camera phones, as well. The HTC Evo 4G and Droid Incredible round out the list at number four and five. Surprisingly, the older model iPhone 3G is in second place ahead of the 3GS model, even though it only has a two megapixel camera.
With so many cameras available today that are capable of taking great looking pictures, it’s not too surprising to find that convenience has trumped quality. Just about any point and shoot camera will deliver better image results than a smartphone, but who wants to carry an extra electronic device if you don’t have too. Professional photographer Chase Jarvis recently published a photography book where the only camera that he used was an iPhone. The book is aptly titled, “[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Best-Camera-One-Thats-You/dp/0321684788"]The Best Camera Is The One That's With You[/ame].” Flickr users would apparently agree.
04-18-2011, 03:39 AM #2
Sweet! Good read.
04-18-2011, 03:41 AM #3
iPhone 4 does really have nice camera.
04-18-2011, 04:28 AM #4
i was just reading this over at gizmodo it will be the top camera once the iphone 5 comes out if it have a 8mp camera like the rumors say
04-18-2011, 04:33 AM #5
I'm sure this has been said before but a high mp doesn't automatically make it a good picture
04-18-2011, 04:44 AM #6once the iphone 5 comes out if it have a 8mp camera like the rumors say
i'm sure this has been said before but a high mp doesn't automatically make it a good picture
04-18-2011, 04:49 AM #7
all i need to say...
04-18-2011, 05:27 AM #8
04-18-2011, 06:08 AM #9
Last edited by politicalslug; 04-18-2011 at 06:08 AM. Reason: Automerged DoublepostThey can have my jailbreak when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.
04-18-2011, 06:08 AM #10
The iPhone 4 camera is amazing... on the phone's screen, On a normal computer screen, its shockingly sh!t
what happens on iPhone, stays on iPhone lol
04-18-2011, 06:38 AM #11
04-18-2011, 06:47 AM #12
"You would think that regular point and shoot cameras would be right at the top of the list on Flickr as well, but this is not the case. Point and shoot camera sales have actually been on the decline in recent years and the majority of camera manufactures may one day stop producing them altogether, if this trend continues."
I doubt it, if for one fact, who wants to have your "camera" ring when you're trying to compose a shot? In other words, there is much to be said for having a dedicated camera, and nothing will ever replace that.
04-18-2011, 08:33 AM #13
04-18-2011, 08:46 AM #14
I like GizmodoHe who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
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04-18-2011, 09:26 AM #15
@Lombardo Joe, the same as far as reporting could be said about mmi.
As for the iPhone 4's cam, it's more about convenience. I also own a DSLR, but carrying isn't bad. IMO, the bad part is having to carry multiple lenses in order to get that perfect shot.
04-18-2011, 09:46 AM #16
....has nothing to do with modifying my i device....
04-18-2011, 10:28 AM #17
I don't think it really matters which camera is at the top and my iPhone 4 camera is very good on my iPhone. The droids suck even if they have 8 MP cameras. All of the iPhones beet the droids because droids should die.
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04-18-2011, 10:46 AM #18
04-18-2011, 10:54 AM #19
The line: " Point and shoot camera sales have actually been on the decline in recent years and the majority of camera manufactures may one day stop producing them altogether, if this trend continues." is one of the dumbest things I have read on mmi. So basically you're saying a person's only options, if your ridiculous statement rings true, is a phone camera or a DSLR.
Maybe you should stick to facts in your reporting and leave the outlandish speculation to MR or The National Enquirer.
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04-18-2011, 12:16 PM #20
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