Sunday, October 07, 2007

Nikon Beats Canon 6-5 in October Photo Magazine Contests

Nikon beat Canon 6-5 in October’s reader photo contests in the two largest U.S. photo magazines, marking Nikon’s first win since an unprecedented shutout this summer.

Canon beat Nikon 2-1 in Popular Photography and Imaging’s “Your Best Shot” contest for the second month in a row but Nikon outscored Canon 5-3 in Shutterbug’s “Picture This!” feature for the final score of Nikon 6, Canon 3. Other brands scored two hits in Shutterbug but none in Pop.

The scores follow a 7-0 shutout of Nikon by Canon in August and a 5-5 tie in September.

Despite the comeback, Canon still leads Nikon 55-52 for the year, with all others combined at 31. Nikon has had four winning months compared with three for Canon and three months tied. 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.

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