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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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…