Sunday, March 02, 2008

Nikon Beats Canon 6-3 in March Photo Magazine Contests

Nikon claimed its first victory of the year and its first win in five months with a 6-3 score over Canon in the March reader contests in the two largest U.S. photo magazines.

Nikon claimed six of the winning shots in Shutterbug’s “Picture This!” contest, while one was made with Canon and three were made with other brands.

The score was 2-0 in favor of Canon in the “Your Best Shot” contest in Popular Photography and Imaging, with one photo by another brand.

The four shots made by other brands marked one of the rare times that other brands – even combined – have been able to outscore either Nikon or Canon. The third-party winners included one each by Sony, Pentax, Olympus and Konica-Minolta.

Canon had won the past four months in a row and still leads the year 17-12 after Nikon’s strong showing this month. Other brands account for six photos.

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.

Copyright 2008


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