Canon and Nikon dominate the photo world, but I don't understand why.

Started Oct 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
sshoihet
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Re: Canon and Nikon dominate the photo world, but I don't understand why.
In reply to jidery, Oct 31, 2013

jidery wrote:

I shoot Sony, the only camera maker with SLT and one of the few with EVF. Then there is Pentax, one of the few SLR's with in body stabilization. On the smaller side you have Fuji, probably the best mirror less camera out there. Olympus and Panasonic are pushing the boundaries of what can be done with a small sensor.

Canon and Nikon are just boring compared to Sony, Olympus, Pentax, Panasonic, and Fuji. I don't understand why Canon and Nikon dominate with their lack of innovation.

I have Canon point and shoot and mirrorless cameras and 2 Nikon DSLRs with about 250K images on them in the last 2.5 years.  I use them because they work and they do everything i need them to do at a price that was reasonable.  I'm not sure what excitement you want out of a camera, they're tools; it's the photography that's the exciting part!

Pushing the boundaries doesn't mean anything if there's no demand for the functionality that you've added to your product.  I work developing consumer products, and frequently i hear "we need to add functionality "X" to our product, we need to make it wireless and people should be able to control it with their phones" but rarely is anyone able to demonstrate to me that there's demand for that functionality which will actually turn into increased sales and profit for the product.

Sometimes a simple product is what people want, sometimes when none of the big boys are doing "it" there's a reason; their market analysis has determined that there isn't sufficient demand.  Some of the smaller players need to add that functionality to try and differentiate their product from Canon and Nikon.

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