Thursday, March 01, 2007

Nikon Beats Canon 7-4 in March Photo Mag Contests

Nikon beat Canon 7-4 in March’s reader photo contests in the two largest U.S. photography magazines, maintaining its lead in year-to-date results and blocking Canon from a win for the fifth month in a row.

Nikon was the overwhelming winner in Shutterbug’s “Picture This!” monthly contest, scoring five winning photos compared with Canon’s one. But Canon accounted for three winners in Popular Photography and Imaging’s “Your Best Shot” feature compared with Nikon’s two. Other brands got four shots into Shutterbug but none into Pop.

That adds up to a 7-4 win for Nikon for the month, bringing Nikon’s lead for the year so far to 22-15, while eight photos were shot with other brands. That leaves Nikon/Canon photos outnumbering all other brands combined 4.6 to one.

Nikon has been the winner four out of the past five months (February was a tie), leaving Canon without a winning month since a three-month streak that ended last October.

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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