Thursday, February 01, 2007

Nikon, Canon Tied 6-6 in February Photo Mag Contests

Nikon and Canon tied 6-6 in February’s reader photo contests in the two largest U.S. photography magazines, but Nikon maintained its lead over Canon in early year-to-date results.

Nikon was the winner in Popular Photography and Imaging’s “Your Best Shot” monthly contest, scoring three winning photos compared with Canon’s one.

But Canon accounted for five winning photos in Shutterbug’s “Picture This!” feature, leaving Nikon with three, while two were taken with other brands.

That adds up to a 6-6 tie for the month, but Nikon leads 15-11 for the year so far, while four photos were shot with other brands. That leaves Nikon/Canon photos outnumbering all other brands combined six-to-one, though the ratio usually averages out to four-to-one over the year.

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 tracks the winners as a means of keeping score in the perennial argument among photographers of which brand is better.

The analysis by is not intended to take sides or to indicate that either magazine favors either camera brand. In fact, the winning brand fluctuates frequently from month to month in both magazines.

Copyright 2007


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