Friday, May 27, 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?

9 comments:

  1. probably the improving quality on these camphones, especially with the iphone.

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  2. those charts are incredible... cant believe the iphone is really that popular

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  3. I had the iphone 4 but got shot of it to get the HTC Desire HD and now I feel free and able to download what I want to my phone plus the camera on my HTC leaves the iphone trailing in its wake. Good riddance to the iphone lol.

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  4. I think the fact that the quality on the iPhone is much improved and it's much easier to use a camera phone than carry a separate camera.

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  5. im jealous, seriously wish i had a dslr

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  6. that is kinda crazy. the iphone 4 camera is really shitty though. and i wish i had the $$ to buy a 5D MKII :|

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  7. Convienince probably plays a large part in the iphones numbers.

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  8. oh boy, that's looks pretty good

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  9. It's because more people own iphones. I'd love to have a real camera, but they're just too bulky to carry aroudn like a smartphone

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