TUAW is reporting that according to Flickr's stats, the iPhone 4 is now the most popular camera across the site. The smartphone's 5-megapixel shooter has finally surpassed the Nikon D90 as the top camera on the photo hosting and sharing service. It's been a slow and steady rise for the iPhone 4 since its debut in June 2010. The cameraphone now sits above the powerhouse D90, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi and the EOS Rebel T1i.
But the news came with a caveat. And it's actually a big one.
As TUAW notes at the bottom of their post, the caveat is in Flickr's fine print. Specifically, it notes that "camera phones are undercounted." Statistics reflect the service's ability to identify the camera used to take a photo of video.
Flickr admits that it's successful "about 2/3 of the time." Still, Flickr receives over 4,800 images shot with iPhone 4s per day, accounting for about 9 million photos. The iPhone 3 remains the overall champion, accounting for almost 36 million submissions.