Saturday, February 02, 2008

Canon Beats Nikon 9-3 in February Photo Magazine Contests

Canon claimed its fourth winning month in a row with a 9-3 win over Nikon in the reader photo contests in the February editions of the two largest U.S. photo magazines.

Canon had seven of the winning pictures in Shutterbug’s “Picture This!” contest, while one was shot with Nikon and two others were made with other brands.

The score was 2-2 in Popular Photography and Imaging, which resumed its regular “Your Best Shot” monthly contest complete with camera data. Pop Photo skips the monthly contest each January to publish the winners of its big annual photo contest, throwing off our monthly scoreboard. Pop made matters worse this year by not publishing any camera information about the winners of the annual contest.

Canon won last month’s Shutterbug-only contest, and now leads Nikon 14-6 for the year, with two photos shot with other brands. Including November and December of last year, Canon has had four winning months in a row.

This is the third year that NikonvsCanon has counted the monthly results. In 2007, Canon won 71-56 win with other brands accounting for 37 winning photos. In 2006, the score was 89-83 in Canon’s favor, with 43 also-rans.

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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