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

Started Oct 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
Aberaeron
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Re: innovation is boring
In reply to tko, Nov 1, 2013

tko wrote:

Innovation is boring unless it does something for you.

EVF? SLT? Mirrorless? What do they do for you? How do they make your photos better? Lot of people don't even like these features. Now that's innovation. Make something that people don't want or need.

I've got a few of those and I really like them. I also have a more traditional DSLR, a Nikon as it happens, and I like that too.

The ones that get used most are the Sony SLT and the Panasonic M4/3 with a Fuji X20 close behind. The Nikon, not so much. Nothing wrong with it and much right, but I prefer the electronic viewfinders and the challenge of the X20.

My favourite camera is the X20, which has an optical viewfinder and isn't the most fully featured and has fewer megapixles and, yes, it smudges green foliage and has less dynamic range than some of the others. But it is still a lovely piece of engineering.

I guess what I'm saying is that I am not a fanboy of any specific type or brand of camera and have a completely open mind. I'll take any brand or type of camera and try and make the best out of it. Contrary to the views of a lot of people, there are different types of cameras to suit different people and DSLR's from Canon and Nikon, while being superb products, are NOT the only camera products worthy of attention and purchase. Indeed if the other brands were not supported and successful, the will to improve and innovate and compete by Canikon would disappear and their consumers would be well and truly shafted.

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