Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Canon Beats Nikon 7-3 in June Photo Mag Contests

Canon had its strongest showing of the year in June’s reader photo contests in the two largest U.S. photography magazines, beating Nikon 7-3 and tying the competition at 34 for the year so far.

Canon was the winner in both Popular Photography and Imaging’s “Your Best Shot” contest and Shutterbug’s “Picture This!” feature, leading Nikon 2-1 in Pop and 5-2 in Shutterbug.

All other brands combined accounted for only four photos out of 14 total winners – a return to tradition after last month, when the combination of “other” brand winners outnumbered both Nikon and Canon numbers for the first time since NikonvsCanon started keeping count. (Five “other” photos won in May, compared with four each for Nikon and Canon.)

June’s 7-3 Canon win brings the year to a 34-34 tie. Nikon and Canon have been the monthly winners twice each while two months (February and May) were ties. Other brands have shot 18 winning photos combined, so Nikon and Canon photos combined still outnumber all other brands combined almost four-to-one.

Canon won 2006 89-83 with all other brands combined accounting for 43 photos.

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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