Canikon another dinosaur?

Started Jun 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Smaller sensor almost killed Nikon in the pro market

novaoz wrote:

Interesting article on MFT and why it will outlast Canon & Nikon, some of his argument is sound

When Nikon said that they would go for the 1.5x APS-C (DX) format also in the pro cameras, they were almost killed in the pro market by Canon with their 1.3x APS-H sensors.

Then Nikon decided the smaller sensor was the wrong way and developed the D3 with its FF sensor and made a spectacular comeback, regaining market share very fast.

For several years Canon maintained that the 1.3x crop was what the pros wanted for sports, because a 300 2.8 would be like 400 2.8 etc, all the time bleeding market share and status and mindshare among the pros.

Finally Canon instead went for FF in the 1DX, and now C and N are evenly matched.

All the arguments you hear about "reach advantage", more compact teles etc, with m43 also applies to the 1.5x and 1.3x vs FF. Both Nikon and Canon has pretty competitive APS-C cameras, yet the pros prefer FF.

Why - because the results simply are better, and that is all that matters if you want to compete with the best.

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