2013 Camera of the year ... ? (Per SteveH)

Started 10 months ago | Polls thread
Rod McD
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Re: The whole concept of a Camera of the Year is flawed
In reply to blue_skies, 10 months ago

Hi,

Sorry to be Jonah, but IMO the whole concept of a Camera of the Year award should not be taken too seriously.  Just like every other award for the best car, boat, golf club, smart phone or whatever.  To me, it's just a marketing device - a flag flying award for the manufacturers and for reviewers like Mr Huff and other photography internet sites.  The notion of comparing photographic apples and oranges as if they're relevant to an identical and completely rational audience is ridiculous.

The simple reason that the A7s aren't "blowing away" the EM1 is that people like and choose different things.  Viva la difference, and thank goodness we have both out there to choose from.  People can debate the features, lens choices, right through to the maths of equivalent  ISOs, DOFs and any other technicality, but there is a point where a camera meets the 'good enough' test for each individual.  And after that it's more personal than rational.  There is absolutely no substitute for simply liking a camera.

Rod

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