The 5-megapixel camera on the iPhone 4 has made it on Flickr’s top five list many times before, but for the first time, it beat out all the other DSLR cameras on the list. Cameras like Nikon D90 and Canon EOS 5D Mark II were once ahead of the iPhone 4 by miles but with the phone being available on the two largest U.S. carriers and other development in the phone’s availability, this changed in a two month span.
The iPhone 4 is currently the only phone on the top 5 list, but the iPhone 3G was also leading the pact for an undetermined amount of time. This was followed not so closely by the iPhone 3GS and the Evo 4G. This changed quickly when the iPhone 4 started climbing while the 3G lost ground.
This goes to show how well Apple produced the iPhone 4’s camera, the software that goes with it and the popularity of the device. To be honest, Android phones aren’t very integrated with Flickr and that might be the main reason why you don’t see a device like the Galaxy S included in this list.
Nonetheless, Apple is rumored to be working up an 8-megapixel sensor for the next generation of iPhones. With the increased resolution, I’m sure there will be some improvement in the lens and software, so the phone can keep up with its normal standard of quality we’ve grown to love.