I to admit that I used to tote my DSLR or a point-and-shoot everywhere, and now I don't thanks to the iPhone. Whenever I need a snap, I just take out the iPhone and fire away. I miss the quality and flexibility of my real cameras. And I really wish the iPhone had a camera as fast and good as a nice point-and-shoot. And I really really REALLY wish for instant camera access and a physical shutter button. But even with all those missing features, it's oh-so-much more convenient. And most of the time — I hate it sometimes — I just care about the moment.
On top of that, once I started using the iPhone like a Lomo or a Holga — having CameraBag helps — and just catch whatever was going on, I stopped worrying about megapixels, aperture and ISO settings. So I'm not surprised about the Flickr phenomenon. [LA Times via PocketLint]