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The iPhone is the most popular camera on Flickr

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The rise of smartphone photography is increasingly visible at Flickr, long considered a community for serious photographers.

The Yahoo-owned photo-hosting site today (Dec. 18) released data on the cameras used by its members, and Apple—whose only cameras are embedded in iPhones, iPads, and iPods—came out on top.

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(Flickr)

As the chart below demonstrates, camera phones dramatically rose in popularity among Flickr users starting in 2011. All the while, there was a huge decline in the use of point-and-shoot cameras, which seem to be the biggest losers of the smartphone era.

But as Flickr points out, serious photogs remain on the site, as shown by the steady 1% annual growth of SLRs, those large hulking cameras with interchangeable lenses.

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(Flickr)
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