The Best and Worst Gear of 2019, According To DPReview

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DPReview’s Chris and Jordan review what they think is the best and the worst gear of 2019.

Canon doesn’t score very well in Chris and Jordan’s hit lists. They classify the Canon Rebel SL3 as “worst camera of 2019”. At least the EOS R ranks first in the category “most improved camera via firmware”.

The Sony a7R IV is DPReview TV’s best camera of 2019, and the Panasonic S1H best hybrid camera of 2019. The Tamron 35mm f/1.4 is their best lens of 2019. And here is the video about best and worst gear of 2019:

Sony a7R IV:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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There Is No Canon Among The Top 10 Cameras Sold In Japan (November 2019)

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Uh, does that mean something? According to data published by Map Camera there is no Canon camera among the top 10 cameras (new) sold in Japan in November 2019.

Map Camera posts sales figures for both new and used cameras.In the “new cameras” ranking the first Canon camera to rank, at position 12, is the EOS R. Other interesting fact: first and second ranked are both APS-C cameras.

Top 10 cameras sold in Japan:

  1. Sony α6600
  2. Nikon Z 50
  3. Sony α7 III
  4. Sigma fp
  5. Sony α9 II
  6. Fujifilm X-T3
  7. Sony α7R IV
  8. Fujifilm X-Pro3
  9. Sony DSC-RX100M7
  10. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III

In the “used cameras” ranking there are three Canon cameras:

  1. Sony a7R III
  2. Sony a7 III
  3. Sony a7R II
  4. Nikon D750
  5. Canon EOS 80D
  6. Sony a7 II
  7. Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  8. Canon EOS 6D
  9. Sony a9
  10. Nikon D500

What do you think, is the end for Canon getting closer, the Canopocalypse coming soon?

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Camera Market In Loss, CIPA March Report Suggests

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The CIPA March 2019 report doesn’t draw a good picture of the camera market.

It’s in loss, as various execs in the industry have already stated, with the notable exception of Fujifilm (guess they are the only company with good reasons to be optimistic).

In their reports about the Q1 Financials, Canon sees smartphones as the major reason for the shrinking camera market. More and more people switch to a smartphone for their photography, and with phones having a sensor and the optical performance of the Huawei P30 Pro it’s understandable. The future is in computational photography, a domain where smartphone will have an advantage in the foreseeable future.

The Best And Worst Gear Of 2018, According To DPReview TV

Chris and Jordan from DPReviewTV review the gear announced in 2018, and share their opinion about it.

According to Chris and Jordan, this is the situation:

BEST CAMERA 2018

  1. Fujifilm X-T3
  2. Sony A7 III
  3. Nikon Z 6

WORST CAMERA 2018

  1. Yashica Y35
  2. Pentax K1 II
  3. Fujifilm XF10

BEST LENS 2018

  1. Canon RF 50mm F/1.2L
  2. Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8
  3. Sony 24mm F/1.4 FE GM

WORST LENS 2018

  1. Sony 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6
  2. Nikon Z lenses, particulary the 50mm F/1.8

BEST VIDEO CAMERA 2018

  1. Panasonic GH5S
  2. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
  3. DJI Mavi II Pro

And here is the video. Enjoy, and share your thoughts in the comment section.