The 2014 IPPAWARDS were announced today. The IPPAWARDS have been around since the iPhone came out in 2007. Looking at some of today’s winners it’s really amazing to see how far the iPhone has come as a camera.

Unfortunately their site has been down most of the day so I mirrored some of the photos here that I was able to grab. Hopefully when the site gets back up we’ll have access to higher-res versions of these so keep checking back if these aren’t enough to whet your whistle.

The iPhone has become one of the world’s most popular point and shoot cameras. Yes, technically it’s a cameraphone but put its specs and photos up against just about any point and shoot camera on the market and the iPhone 5s is as good, if not better, than the competition. There’s just something about the way the hardware and the software work together that creates really beautiful images.

Want to know how popular the iPhone is as a camera? Check out Flickr‘s, camera stats. Flickr has been around since 2004, hosts over 10 billion photographs and is a popular choice for professional and amateur/enthusiast photographers to showcase and share their work.

Here are the stats for what cameras were used to take the photos hosted on the site.

Flickr: Camera Finder 2014-06-12 13-20-32

Out of every type of camera used to take the photos that are uploaded to the site, including point and shoots and DSLRs, four out of the top five are iPhone cameras. The fifth is the Canon EOS REBEL T3i which I actually own and is an incredible DSLR camera.

And of course in the cameraphone specific stats the iPhone dominates the entire list. Of course looking at some of the photos above you can see why.

Posted by James Poling

A socialist, tinkerer, thinker, question asker and all around curiosity seeker. If you'd like to reach me you can use the contact link above or email me at jamespoling [at] gmail [dot] com.

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