Apple’s iPhone 4 could soon be the most popular camera used to upload photos to Flickr, overtaking the Nikon D90 DSLR. The iPhone still has a little way to go before it reaches the top spot, but if the current trend continues it will overtake the D90 in around one month.
Although the iPhone 4 only launched just under a year ago, it is considerably less expensive than the Nikon D90 – which has been on the market for around three years and costs over a thousand dollars. Its smaller form factor, and the fact that everyone carries their iPhone everywhere, is believed to be one of the reasons why the device is proving to be more popular than a traditional camera.
The iPhone 4 does steal the top spot when it comes to the most popular camera phone, with its 3G and 3GS siblings taking the second and third spots respectively. The HTC Evo 4G is in fourth, while the HTC Droid Incredible is in fifth when it comes to the Flickr community.
As iPhone cameras continue to improve with each generation, it seems casual snappers are choosing to leave their digital cameras and home and use their iPhones when they’re out and about. Could there be a point when smartphone cameras are so good that they eradicate the need for a regular point and shoot?