Thursday, August 27, 2009

iPhone Is Now the Most Popular Camera in Flickr

Despite all of them being counted as a single model, this fact is still impressive: The iPhone is now the number one camera in Flickr, the most popular image network. It's also the only cellphone in the top 5.

I've to admit that I used to tote my DSLR or a point-n-shoot everywhere, and now I don't thanks to the iPhone. Whenever I need a snap, I just take out the iPhone and fire away. I miss the quality and flexibility of my real cameras. And I really wish the iPhone had a camera as fast and good as a nice point-n-shot. And I really really REALLY wish for instant camera access and a physical shutter button. But even with all those missing features, it's oh-so-much more convenient. And most of the time—I hate it sometimes—I just care about the moment.

On top of that, once I started using the iPhone like a Lomo or a Holga—having CameraBag helps—and just catch whatever was going on, I stopped worrying about megapixels, aperture, and ISO settings. So I'm not surprised about the Flickr phenomenon. [LA Times via PocketLint]

(HT Lifehacker)

1 comment:

Ali Hasanain said...

Now here's an Apple product I support to the hilt.

I never carried a point-and-shoot around to capture everyday scenes. Now, I whip out my phone whenever I see a nice flower on the street, or a nice car on the road.

On my recent trip to Chicago, I took along my point-and-shoot everywhere I went, but I would usually just end up taking pictures with my phone.

Unless I had a dSLR, or one of those high-end point-and-shoots that looks like a baby dSLR, I'd leave any other camera at home.

And the new 3GS model has 3 instead of 2 megapixel camera. I compared the new model at the Apple store to my old version, and the difference is humongous.

Buy an iPhone, quick!