iPhone 4 Becomes Most Popular Flickr Camera

In what is just another tribute to Apple's iPhone team, it has just been revealed that the iPhone 4, the company's most recent handset, has overtaken the Nikon D90 as the most used camera on Flickr, the popular photo sharing website owned by Yahoo.

The phone had long been the most popular smartphone having surpassed its predecessor, the iPhone 3G, a long time ago.

Interestingly, the graph provided by Flickr leads us to believe that quite a few iPhone 3G users swapped their phones for an iPhone 4, rather than an iPhone 3GS, judging by the sudden drop the latter's usage experienced earlier this year.

The only Android smartphone in the pack is the HTC Evo 4G which is on the verge of being pushed into fifth place by the iPod Touch and its relatively amateurish HD-ready camera.

The fact that the iPhone offers a wealth of photo sharing applications as well as the intuitiveness of the platform may explain why it is so popular on Flickr.

The iPhone 5 is rumoured to sport an even better camera than the five-megapixel unit on the iPhone 4 with fifty percent more pixels and potentially a (maybe two) separate LED flash.

Although Flickr is more of an enthusiast's picture-sharing website than anything else, the rise of the iPhone and smartphones in general may hint at the rapid decline of stand alone digital click and shoot cameras.