iPhone Dethrones Rebel XTi as Most Popular Camera on Flickr

The L.A. Times‘ Mark Milian has been watching Flickr stats like a hawk, but he says the spike in images uploaded by iPhone users is unclear. We think it’s pretty obvious: Unlike most cameras, the iPhone is internet-enabled, meaning shooters can share their pics just seconds after taking them. Combine that factor with the new iPhone 3GS’ improved 3.0-megapixel camera (up from 2 megapixels), which includes an auto-focus lens, and bam — rapid growth.

I’m reminded of Chase Jarvis’ famous quote: “The best camera is the one that’s with you.”