The best camera company

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Richard
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Canon and Nikon have the competition covered
In reply to Airless, Apr 23, 2013

To say one is the best would be difficult but Canon and Nikon have the competition completely covered in everything.

You maybe able to put Sony in one of those spots and have the same results, they defiantly have some clout.

These three camera companies are all that is needed and the rest are and have been struggling for some time now.

Oly has a few good ideas but it could not compete with the top 3 and if m4/3rds continues the decline in the US. This company could be in trouble. The rest are not even in the running.

Airless wrote:

Time to settle this debate once and for all, at least until this year's new cameras are all announced. I'm dead set on finding out which camera brand is truly the best. Here are the choices:

Olympus

Sony

Fuji

Panasonic

Leica

Pentax

Nikon

Canon

Samsung

These are roughly in order of how likely they should be to win. So pick the best brand(s) and defend your choice. Informed, well-articulated comments are preferred, and no trolling please; nobody likes to see decent threads get sabotaged. No reason why a solid discussion can't take place without a flame war.

Now have at it!

P.S. I'll start: Olympus is the best brand because it has cool retro styling, professional IQ in a very portable sized camera, retro design, IBIS, a wide range of lenses (including compatible Panasonic and 3rd party lenses), compact-sized lenses, strong secondary market, reasonably priced, rumored fast zoom lens coming, and Olympus is an awesome name. Sony is cool too but their NEX lenses aren't quite as good, not as much selection, and too large.

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