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Apr 18, 2011

The iPhone 4 is Killing Compact Cameras When it Comes to Photo Uploads

The iPhone 4 has steadily been pushing its way up the most-uploaded list at Flickr for some time now, it's almost toppled the Nikon D40 off the pedestal. It'll be around a month when Apple receives the Flickr crown, on Flickr, at least.

Interestingly, the D40 is three years old, and the iPhone 4 is under a year old. Behind the iPhone is the Canon EOS Rebel XSi, which is also three years old. The second chart, above, shows the decline of the most popular compact cameras, which coincidentally are all Canon PowerShots.

So what's behind this trend? Is it that more people own iPhones than compacts, or simply that the iPhone's always-connected status (well, if you're not on AT&T, anyway) is a better conduit for uploading pics on the fly?

10 comments:

ed said...

i dont have a problem with this

50 Yen said...

didn't know that

Grafted said...

not really surprised

Jay said...

for as long as the quality of the images keeps improving, this is good news.

Alixander said...

Makes sense to me. An iPhone is more portable than a camera.

Jackie said...

think iphone with data, is so easy, and it has a pretty decent camera for daily shots, nothing professional of course.

MRanthrope said...

kinda sad...nobody appreciates a good camera anymore?

Andy Khun said...

It IS a good camera though.

GoGoGoViral said...

it's because anyone that has one is on it 24/7...

Zombie said...

Because the iPhones camera is much better than a regular camera! lol.