updated 03:30 pm EDT, Mon August 11, 2008
Flickr phone/camera stats
The Apple iPhone is by a wide margin the phone most used by Flickr uploaders, updated charts from the site suggest. The charts track the number of people with a particular device "who have uploaded at least one photo or video with a particular camera on a given day over the last year," according to Flickr, and show the iPhone as nearing 100 percent of site cameraphone users. Nokia's N95 has an overlapping figure of about 70 percent, but the N73, N82 and Sony Ericsson K800i are the only other phones on the list, at just over 20 percent each. The N73 and K800i are in decline, while both the iPhone and N95 are increasing in popularity.
Flickr cautions however that while the charts are normalized against increasing site membership, only phones that identify themselves can be recorded, and these are likely a minority.
In the realm of regular cameras, the three most popular compacts are variants of Canon's PowerShot series, led by the SD1000. The two most popular DSLRs are versions of Canon's Digital Rebel, while Nikon's D80 is in third place. The only professional-grade camera on the list is Canon's EOS-40D, ranked at fourth.