iPhone is the most popular cameraphone on Flickr

Not only is the Apple iPhone the most popular phone for browsing the Internet, it is also the most popular phone for uploading pictures. Flickr, the world's largest gallery of online pictures (by some accounts) rates the number of pictures uploaded by each type of camera phone. Guess who just passed the 5 megapixel Nokia N95 in terms of percentage of users? Yep, the 2 megapixel iPhone...

The results tabulated below show that the iPhone has steadily pulled ahead of the top Nokia and Sony Ericsson Phones over the course of the past year. One would expect this lead to dramatically increase once a 3G iPhone is released (faster native uploads).


The results are pretty impressive given that the iPhone isn't even a year old and the specs on the camera are considered by many to be underpowered.

About this graph (from Flickr)

This graph shows the number of Flickr members who have uploaded at least one photo or video with a particular camera on a given day over the last year.

This graph is "normalized", which is a fancy way of saying that they automatically correct for the fact that more people join Flickr each day: the graph moving up or down indicates a change in the camera's popularity relative to all other cameras used by Flickr members.

The graph is only accurate to the extent that we can automatically detect the camera used to take the photo or shoot the video (about 2/3rds of the time). That is not usually possible with cameraphones, therefore they are under-represented.



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