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

Started Oct 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Canon and Nikon dominate the photo world, but I don't understand why.
In reply to meland, Nov 1, 2013

meland wrote:

peevee1 wrote:

pavi1 wrote:

jidery wrote:

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.

They make high quality cameras, not marketing gimmicks.

Are you saying that Rebels and D3x00 which make up like 90%+ of Canon/Nikon DSLR sales are "high quality cameras"?

They usually at cheap as or even cheaper than mirrorless counterparts with similar build quality.

Junk of the junk, NOTHING out there in the class is worse. Cheapest-made plastic bodies, worst controls, tiniest viewfinders not even covering the whole frame (wrong framing every time), slowest processors (sequential shooting speeds), no IBIS, tiniest AF systems, lots of artificial software limitations (like bracketing etc)...

I tried SL1/100D and D3200 in the pdn PhotoPlus Expo. Not as bad as you might thought. AF at least at center-point is as capable as if not better in tracking as entry-level mirrorless. IBIS? That only works with short lenses but not effective in tele lenses and in panning mode.

Sony finally makes $400 (with kit) A3000 to truly compete with the junk. $330 already on some sales. Not sure it is going to work out for them - people don't buy the junk because it is junk and not even for great value - they buy it because of a lot of ads and brand recognition.

Sony lures customers for a bit cheaper bodies such as A3000 or A7R/A7 that I agreed. But when you add Sony lenses and other peripherals, gee, now you pay back such as under-spec but still overpriced FE 35/2.8 (read it's f/2.8 not f/2.0 or f/1.4 that each separates by one full stop) and FE 55/1.8 (again, it's F/1.8, not F/1.4 or F/1.2)...

Who is this guy? And I wonder what substance he's been taking?

LOL. I am wondering too.

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