World Press Photo 2019 Winners Used Canon and Nikon, A Few Fuji, Sony and Leica Insignificant

World Press Photo

World Press Photo is likely the most prestigious photojournalism contest. This year’s winner have been announced (nr. 1 is Crying Girl at the Border), and along with them information about the gear they used.

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:

  1. Canon 46.4%
  2. Nikon 36.6%
  3. Fujifilm 10.5%
  4. Sony 2.6%
  5. Leica 2.6%

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:

  1. DSLR 71.1%
  2. Compact cameras 8.9%
  3. Mirrorless 4.4%
  4. 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.

Among the most used cameras we find the usual suspects (in this order): Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and Mark III, Nikon D5, Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, Nikon D850, Canon EOS 6D, and then more Canon’s and Nikon’s and some Fuji’s. Only one persone used a Sony a7R II and another one a Leica Q.

Is there something to add?

[via Photolari]

Canon EOS RP Ranks Before Sony a7III in Map Camera’s March Ranking

Canon Eos Rp Best Mirrorless

The Canon EOS RP, the company’s first full frame mirrorless camera, already ranks pretty good in Japan, according to Map Camera (large camera retailer in Japan).

The Canon EOS RP ranks ahead the Sony a7 III. First ranked is the Ricoh III GR. This is a good result given the short time the EOS RP is available on the market.

Map Camera’s ranking:

  1. Ricoh III GR 
  2. Canon EOS RP
  3. Sony a7 III
  4. Sony a6400 
  5. Fujifilm X-T30 
  6. Olympus TG-5 
  7. Nikon Z 6 
  8. Canon EOS R 
  9. Canon IXY 200 
  10. Panasonic LUMIX DC-G9 

It seems Canon has another, more inexpensive full frame mirrorless camera on their agenda.

Canon Rebel SL3 vs Nikon D3500 Size Comparison

Canon Rebel SL3

Canon Rebel SL3 at a glance:

  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • UHD 4K Video and 4K Time-Lapse Movie
  • 9-Point AF System; Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • ISO 100-25600
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

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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Canon Rebel SL3 world-wide:

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
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Canon Rebel SL3
Canon Rebel SL3
Canon Rebel SL3

Arguments in favor of the Canon EOS Rebel SL3: 

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images. 
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/25p vs 1080/60p). 
  • Better video autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident movie autofocus. 
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1040k vs 921k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More modern: Is somewhat more recent (announced 7 months after the D3500).

Reasons to prefer the Nikon D3500: 

  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor’s full resolution potential. 
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.57x vs 0.54x).
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 84g or 19 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (1550 versus 1070) out of a single battery charge.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (28 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in August 2018).
[via ApoTelyt]

Canon Rebel SL3 world-wide pre-order links:

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy


Nikon Believes Mirrorless Will Catch Up With DSLRs But The Issue Is EVF Lag

Nikon Z 6

In an interview with DPReview, Nikon execs share their thoughts about the company’s Z 6 and Z 7 cameras and about the state of the mirrorless nation.

As far as I know Nikon is the first company clearly and directly addressing the fact that EVFs (Electronic View Finder) still suck compared to an optical viewfinder.

From the interview (emphasis mine):

Question: How do you think the market for full frame mirrorless will evolve?

Answer: In terms of hardware, it is likely that mirrorless will catch up with DSLR. But one thing that is a challenge is the time lag of electronic viewfinders. Even though we have a great mirrorless [solution], we cannot beat the optical viewfinder.

For really high-level professional photographers at sports events and so on, I believe that the DSLR will survive. I think there will be a synergy between DSLR and mirrorless, so we can expand the market moving forward.

[…] we’re really trying to be the best and provide the ultimate performance of the viewfinder. The view through the viewfinder should be as natural as possible. To achieve that goal we did two things – we focused on the optics, and also on image processing.

Read the interview at DPReview…

Nikon Z mirrorless system:

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy