Latest BCN retail data shows an interesting picture of the full frame mirrorless market in Japan.
If you have a look at the image on top, you’ll see that the Canon EOS RP had a very good start when it was launched, and then started to sell less. The graph also shows that in Japan the Sony a7 III sells better than all its competitor put together. In other words, in April 2019 there were more Sony a7 III sold than the sum of sold Canon EOS R, Canon EOS RP and Nikon Z6 cameras.
You might have heard about the outcry that a Leica promotional video caused in China.
The short flick published by Leica (see below) shows a news photographer covering the protests around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. The promotional video shows the photographer hiding and running from policemen and then taking the iconic picture of “Tank Man”. At the end the Leica logo in shown. But it seems there was no Leica camera involved.
As renowned German newspaper Der Spiegel reports, none of the photographers covering the protests and the crackdown were using a Leica. Jeff Widener (AP), Charlie Cole (Newsweek), Stuart Franklin (Magnum) and Arthur Tsang (Reuters) have confirmed to Der Spiegel that they used Nikon cameras and not Leicas.
And here is the Leica promotional video:
All this mess caused the term “Leica” to get banned in China, which is weird since Leica partners with Huawei. Reuters reports that people searching for the term “Leica” in China receive warnings that they are violating laws.
Btw, Der Spiegel‘s article about the Leica video is titled “Real Photographers use Nikon” :-)
Spanish site Photolari collected all metadata and published some interesting statistics about the photographic gear used at World Press Photo 2019. These statistics show a few interesting things. Let’s first see the ranking:
World Press Photo 2019 brands:
No surprise Canon and Nikon rank first (last year Nikon was 1st and Canon 2nd). The ranking shows that Sony still has a hard time with professional photographers, being used by a meagre 2.6%. Even Fujifilm does better with a respectable 10.5%. No surprise either that almost no one uses Leica.
Mirrorless is taking over, isn’t it? Let’s see the camera system ranking:
Compact cameras 8.9%
Unknown system 15.5%
As expected, full frame system dominate with 73.3%, followed by APS-C with 11.1% (does this figure contain the 10.5% Fuji cams?) , 15.5% are unknown sensor size.
Courtesy of ApoTelyt Here is a size comparison between the brand-new Canon Rebel SL3 and the Nikon D3500. I guess the Rebel SL3 still holds the crown of world’s smallest DSLR.
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