Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Nikon Beats Canon 7-5 in November Photo Mag Contests

Nikon ended Canon’s three-month streak to score a 7-5 win in November’s monthly reader photo contests in the two largest U.S. photography magazines.

Six of the winning photos in Shutterbug’s “Picture This!” competition were made with Nikon cameras compared with two for Canon. Canon did better in Popular Photography and Imaging’s “Your Best Shot” contest, accounting for three photos to Nikon’s one.

That makes the score 7-5 in favor of Nikon this month, with three photos shot with other brands.

Canon still leads year-to-date totals 88-80, but the good showing for Nikon tightens Canon’s lead to eight compared with a 10-photo lead a month ago. Canon had won the past three months in a row and has won five out of the past 11 months. Nikon has now won five months also, while one month – March – was a 5-5 tie. All other brands combined total 42 for the year. On an annual basis, the number of winning photos shot with either Nikon or Canon continues to outnumber winning photos shot with all other brands combined 4:1.

Popular Photography and Imaging and Shutterbug run photo contests for readers each month. The majority of winning photos are shot with either Nikon or Canon cameras, and www.NikonvsCanon.com tracks the winners for the amusement of readers engaged in the perennial argument among photographers of which brand is better.

The analysis by http://www.nikonvscanon.com/ is not intended to indicate that either magazine favors either camera brand. In fact, the winning brand fluctuates frequently from month to month in both magazines.

Copyright 2006


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