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Which of the following best describe your system and location?
Canon, Europe 39%  39%  [ 24 ]
Canon, North America 11%  11%  [ 7 ]
Canon, Rest of World 15%  15%  [ 9 ]
Nikon, Europe 13%  13%  [ 8 ]
Nikon, North America 13%  13%  [ 8 ]
Nikon, Rest of World 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Other, Europe 7%  7%  [ 4 ]
Other, North America 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Other, Rest of World 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 61
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 Post subject: Balance of power 2010
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 4:37 pm 
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Just curious. I think I have run a similar poll in the past which I'll try to find at some point. But let's see how things have changed. Or not.

The basic theory being tested is that Nikon are more popular in North America, and Canon are more popular in Europe. Is this the case?

Apologies to other brand users, but there's only so many options I can put up.

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I actually see quite a lot of nikons, but perhaps it's my eye that's trained for spotting those..

Nikon europe here for me.

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Of course I didn't say that a particular brand was exclusive to a region. What I'm more curious about is what the distribution is like. The supposition in the top post could possibly be very wrong. May be it is balanced, or some other surprise. Probably will take a day or so before any picture forms to allow people in different time zones to join in.

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I voted for Nikon Europe. Most of the people I know own Canon,because they are cheaper...well,in their heads,anyway.


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I don't like Nikon UI, thats pretty much the only reason.
Otherwise I would have had a D90 or D300.

(Canon, Europe btw)

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Other, Europe. The balance of Nikon and Canon DSLRs seem pretty even where I come from and go to...

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There are 4 others in Europe. Two of them are me and Bjorn. Who are the other two?


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Canon, Europe. Should be quite interesting to see the overall results.


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Canon Europe. For now... ;)

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Canon, North America

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 11:04 pm 
Nikon - Europe here. I chose Nikon over Canon because Nikon starter and midrange bodies felt better in my hands. So far, I'm very happy with the choice :)


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90% of cameras I see in California are Canon.


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 3:50 am 
it's a mix around here on the east coast USA (Massachusetts to be exact) but it seems canon's got a slight edge over Nikon.

For what it's worth I've never seen or met a person using any other brand of DSLR's other than Nikon and Canon. I'm sure that there are some.. but DRASTICALLY fewer users of sony/olympus/pentax/ etc. Most stores in the area only carry nikon/canon and sometimes sony. If you want one of the less sought after brands you have to go to a specifically designated camera store, and even then stocks are brutally low. I called 5 different area camera stores looking for an olympus e620, none of them had one in stock, in fact 3 out of the 5 replied "we only carry canon and nikon, sorry". I did find a rather large comercial store that had an "e600" in stock, which is essentially the same camera.. but they didn't have any other olympus lenses aside from the kit model.

Sorry to rant, just trying to prove a point that it's very canon/nikon dominated where i'm from... but hey, i guess it's like that most places, right?


I was extremely close to being "north america other" but after maybe a years worth of debating, i'm officially North America Nikon


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Canon Scotland :D

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 11:32 am 
Im Nikon Europe (UK)

Interesting that I see about half canon half nikon entry level dslr's, I guess because novices assume that the camera has anything to do with picture quality :wink:

But then for semi-pro models (D700, 5D, a900, E3 etc) I start to see a lot more Sony, pentax, fujifilm etc coming into the equation.


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