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Just a question if I may

 
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Jan 17, 2009 16:37 |  #1

The two cameras, Nikon and Canon. Which seems to be the more popular, the most sold?




  
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Jan 17, 2009 16:39 |  #2

would you really base what camera you would get based on who sells more?




  
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Jan 17, 2009 16:45 |  #3

I think it also depends what category you are looking at- consumer DSLR (like Rebel, D40), prosumer (40D/50D, Nikon D90 and D300), prosumer full frame (5D, D700), and professional (1D/1Ds series, D3/D3x). (I don't know for a fact) but I think Nikon sold more of the prosumer and pro bodies in 2008, but Canon sold more of that stuff prior to the D300/D3. I would guess that with the low price point the Rebels are still the most sold consumer DSLR.

If you are looking between Canon/Nikon you really should look at the lens lineup, flash systems etc.. but I'm sure you already know this.


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Jan 17, 2009 16:48 |  #4

Tony007 wrote in post #7098298 (external link)
The two cameras, Nikon and Canon. Which seems to be the more popular, the most sold?

You ask this on a Canon forum. Im not saying the end result of everyone will be answered Canon but a large amount of members in here shoot it so it might not be the right question for an honest answer.


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Jan 17, 2009 16:51 |  #5

You should ask Ashton Kutcher, the master of all things photographic:)!


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Jan 17, 2009 16:57 |  #6

tonylong wrote in post #7098361 (external link)
You should ask Ashton Kutcher, the master of all things photographic:)!

Ergh, makes me shudder to think.

But Kodak just rules - http://uk.youtube.com …DfcyT92wQ&featu​re=related (external link)


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Jan 17, 2009 17:11 |  #7

elysium wrote in post #7098384 (external link)
Ergh, makes me shudder to think.

But Kodak just rules - http://uk.youtube.com …DfcyT92wQ&featu​re=related (external link)

Hey, that was a crack-up:)!


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Jan 17, 2009 17:15 |  #8

The answer is Canon. More Sold. Now go get one.


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Jan 17, 2009 17:28 |  #9

Their market share is nearly equal. Depends on what segment of the market you're talking about, and what year you are asking the question.

And anyways, Hasselblad and Phase One have much smaller shares of the photographic market, but that doesn't mean they don't make good tools... you catch my drift?


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Jan 17, 2009 17:34 |  #10

You would be better off finding a photo of the finish line at the Olympic 100 meter, then count the number of white Canon lenses compared to the number of Nikon lens.

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Jan 17, 2009 17:35 |  #11

AB8ND wrote in post #7098562 (external link)
You would be better off finding a photo of the finish line at the Olympic 100 meter, then count the number of white Canon lenses compared to the number of Nikon lens.

jack

Right, because everyone who buys these cameras is a pro, and using pro gear is the most important thing to everyone, so clearly what the pros use is the best way to judge which camera to buy.

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Jan 17, 2009 17:37 as a reply to  @ Markitos's post |  #12

The answer is Nikon. More sold. Now go get one.


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Jan 17, 2009 17:39 |  #13

capt_tast wrote in post #7098575 (external link)
The answer is Nikon. More sold. Now go get one.

:lol:


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Jan 17, 2009 17:54 as a reply to  @ Markitos's post |  #14

They are pretty close in numbers sold, Canon was outselling Nikon until a year or so ago but I believe that Nikon was a little ahead in 2008 due to bringing out a couple of very good models (not least the D700, which finally gave them a competitor for the 3 year old Canon 5D). Nobody knows for 2009, Nikon may stay ahead or Canon may regain the lead.

Personally, I couldn't care less. The two companies have around 85% of the DSLR market between them, with all the other companies sharing the other 15%.

If you are looking to buy one, I wouldn't base the decision on which is most popular. They are different cameras, produced by companies with different design philosophies. Decide what features are important to you, try the handling out, then decide which system you prefer.

Whichever camera you buy, you will want to add other items to it over time. So make sure that you can get what you want for that body. Nikon have a nice system for using multiple off camera flashguns, Canon have the better range of lenses for example. It really will pay to do some research and think carefully about what you may want to buy later.

As far as quality is concerned, both Nikon and Canon will deliver excellent results.




  
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Jan 17, 2009 18:30 |  #15

Personally, I couldn't care less.

Me, neither, except for the 30 year friend who asked me what to buy & then came back with a Nikon. Every time he asks me a technical question about it, I tell him to ask the salesman 'cause I don't know anything about it?

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