Canon 5D Mark II passes the iPhone to become the most popular camera on Flickr

The iPhone 4’s reign as the most-used camera on Flickr has come to an end. Apple’s iPhone 4 has been unseated at the hands of Canon’s 5D Mark II DSLR, ending an impressive 9 month stint at the top. The Mark II’s successes are likely attributed to the $300 price cut the Mark II saw after the Mark III was released. Yesterday, 4,643 owners of the Mark II uploaded a photo to Flickr, compared to 4,460 iPhone 4 users.

For its part, the Apple iPhone 4 is falling out of grace as more users adopt the iPhone 4S, which saw 3,544 users upload pictures to the Flickr service yesterday. With the incredible sales numbers Apple enjoyed during Q4 2011, it’s likely the Mark II’s reign at the top might quickly come to an end at the hands of the iPhone 4S, if it every truly unseated the iPhone at all.

Flickr has admitted that it’s ability to accurately pin pictures to mobile devices comes with an accuracy of around 67%, as it can only tell when it automatically detects the device. This results in mobile devices being underrepresented in the number, which could easily account for the 5% difference separating the iPhone 4 and Mark II devices. Regardless, I think it’s safe to assume that a significant number of iPhone users are uploading photos to Flickr, and as long as other platforms continue to push out device after device, Apple will also be holding the top spot among camera phones for the foreseeable future.

When it comes to camera phones, Apple devices expectedly took the top 4 spots on Flickr, with the iPhone 4 followed by the 4S, 3GS and 3G. The international Samsung Galaxy S II rounds out the top 5. This should come as no surprise, as the Galaxy S II is the only single Android device that has come close to matching the sales of Apple’s iPhone devices.

[via Mashable]

  • I agree to that. iPhone4s has a really clear camera resolution that you wouldn’t resist  to always take a picture and upload it to your favorite social media sites.

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