Saturday, March 22, 2008

Nikon and Canon Score 6-6 Double Tie in April Photo Magazine Contests

Nikon and Canon scored a rare 6-6 double tie in the reader contests in the two largest U.S. photo magazines in April.

The two photo giants have fought to a draw four times before since started tracking the contests in 2006 – March 2006 plus February, May and September of 2007. But this was the first time that there were simultaneous ties in both magazines.

Nikon and Canon each claimed five of the winning shots in Shutterbug’s “Picture This!” contest for April, with no winning shots made by other brands. The score was tied 1-1 in the “Your Best Shot” contest in Popular Photography and Imaging, with one photo by another brand (Sony).

Nikon won in March, breaking a four-month winning streak by Canon. Canon currently leads the year 23-18 with seven winning photos shot with other brands.

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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