What brand of camera do you use?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Bigtree, Sep 25, 2008.

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What Brand of Camera

  1. Nikon

    64 vote(s)
    35.4%
  2. Canon

    82 vote(s)
    45.3%
  3. Konica Minolta

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Olympus

    7 vote(s)
    3.9%
  5. Fuji

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  6. Sony

    10 vote(s)
    5.5%
  7. Other

    16 vote(s)
    8.8%
  1. Bigtree macrumors 6502

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    It looks like most of you use Nikon. Based on looking here everyday for a year.
    So what do you use? BTW I use Canon.

    If other, what is it?
    Any large format fans out there?
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I use:

    Nikon
    Canon
    Panasonic
    Holga
    and
    Lomography
     
  3. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    My first dSLR was a Fuji S2 Pro....then switched to Nikon with my next two dSLRs - D2H then D3.

    As to point-and-shoots - I had an Oly 3030 years ago, switched, and have only used Canon Elph series since.
     
  4. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    I take issue with your poll because Sony bought Konica for starters, and to lump, Pentax, Pansonic, Sigma, Leica and I assume that leaves 'others' for medium format cameras/LF as well is silly.

    Edit your options, open it up a bit more.
     
  5. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    a canon whore.

    love my little elph.

    10D -> 20D -> 30D -> 40D

    now i only have the 40D and 20D, looking forward to maybe purchasing the 50D, but i think a MBP will come first.
     
  6. westernmass macrumors 6502

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  7. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    My first camera was a Canon S3 IS, which I still use occasionally. My current body is a 40D, and I'm about to buy a 24-70mm f/2.8L for it. My next body will likely be whatever the 40D equivalent is at the time.

    I do have quite a lust for a Leica, though...
     
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  11. gnd macrumors 6502a

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    Pentax should be an option

    I think Pentax has the 4th or 5th biggest DSLR market share, it should be one of the options on your poll, not just an "other".

    Pentax K100D user here :)
     
  12. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Not a well designed poll. I have a Nikon dSLR but a Canon P&S. I also have to older, or antique film cameras. I picked Nikon because I tend to used that the most right now.
     
  13. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    I can't believe you left Pentax off that list.

    I use a Canon XSi and love it, but I'd be pretty happy with any of the competitors in its class or above.
     
  14. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

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    Nikon for everything serious.

    Canon Elph for p&s.
     
  15. Bigtree thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You're right on the options. Tried to edit the poll, no dice. What I'm truly interested in is the big 2, Canon, and Nikon. I think people with Mac's tend to support Nikon. Maybe I'm wrong? On other sites it's Canon.
     
  16. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    I think you'll get a lot of people checking the Canon box who are using PnS cameras. My impression is that the majority of the DSLR users on these forums are Nikon users. I don't think it has anything to do with their use of Macs, though; I suspect it's just a coincidence.
     
  17. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Count 1 here for Canon DSLR (and Fuji P&S).
     
  18. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Oh go on...shoo... [waves hands]...I liked being in the minority! :p

    (Yeah, I know, if I really wanted to be in the minority, I'd have a Sigma DSLR or something instead of a Canon.) :)
     
  19. compuwar macrumors 601

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    2007 DSLR Market:

    1. 42.7% Canon 3.81M bodies
    2. 40.0% Nikon 2.98M bodies
    3. 6.0% Sony (Should be about 447K bodies)
    4. 6.0% Olympus (Slightly behind Sony in units sold)
    5. >5.3% Pentax

    Then you have Sigma, Fuji, Samsung (.6%- less than 50K bodies) and Leica in unknown order (There were many more 2006 numbers floating around than there are 2007 numbers.) So Pentax, Sigma, Fuji, Samsung, Panasonic and Leica all split the remaining 5.3% market share- so being "5th biggest" really isn't all that "big" in today's DSLR market, in fact it's basically last in terms of "have our own system and produce a fair number of bodies," since all the other niche players use a mount common with someone else except Sigma who really don't seem to be going anywhere.

    The 2006 stats for Sony and Oly are within two tenths (.2%) of a percent, and Pentax had 5.4% of the market then (just shy of 286,000 bodies.) Canon lost 4% from 2006- but Nikon gained 7%- so there's a net 2.9% gain in the top 4- That's not all at the expense of Fuji (who are basically out of the race but likely don't account for 1% of the market-) and the 2007 numbers were 10 months of pre-D3/D700 sales- so Pentax has to have lost more than .1% of its market share in 2007. If they got to 5%, that'd net them about a 30% increase in unit sales (high tide raises all ships,) so if it were economical to produce then, it's still good (they're likely not about to tank on the loss in share IOW.) However, you have to wonder how much of their previous lift was film to digital converts who aren't likely to update for a couple of years. Given Nikon's high-end releases in the 4th quarter of 2007, they're likely to continue to gain share mostly at the expense of Canon- but if they do release a new D40 price point camera next year, it's likely to eat share off the smaller fish too. Samsung is likely to gain more share as well, especially in their home market- I doubt that's going to come out of Canon or Nikon's pieces of the pie as much as it will Sony/Oly/Pentax.

    To look at the data another way, out of the 7.45 Million DSLRs for 2007, 1.29M weren't made by Canon or Nikon, 841K weren't made by Nikon, Canon or Sony and 394K weren't made by Canon, Nikon, Sony or Olympus.
    We're left with roughly 350,000 units for Pentax, Sigma, Panasonic, Leica and the remaining stock of Fujis.
     
  20. tip macrumors 6502

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    Canon and Nikon for DSLR.
    Nikon and Olympus for P&S.
     
  21. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Are those global stats? Or US only?
     
  22. operator207 macrumors 6502

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    Another Canon user here. I have shot with Nikon, Sony and Minolta D/SLRs.

    I just liked the all around of my XTI when I bought it, though I am thinking of a higher end camera sooner rather than later. Leave the XTI setup for the wife as more of a P&S.
     
  23. Grimace macrumors 68040

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  24. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    OK, so that's a very long-winded way of saying that Pentax belongs in the top five, but just barely. The point remains that it certainly belongs in a list of six brands for a poll like this.

    Almost certainly US only, but I doubt the numbers would change much for the global picture.
     

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