Just for fun: Google Trend comparison between the Canon EOS-R, Nikon Z7 and Sony A7III

This is a Google Trend comparison between the new EOS-R, Z7 and A7III. Of course you have to keep in mind that this isn’t a very accurate tool. People for example also do search for “Nikon Z” or “Canon EOS-R”. But I did compare the terms that were the most used. Maybe the only trend we can learn from this is that there is no clear winner yet…

I repeat, this is not a scientific comparison. Still, interesting to look at!

First BCNranking for October shows Canon EOS-R outselling the Nikon Z7 by two to one


BCNranking finally gave us a glimpse into the effects of the new Full Frame mirrorless war: The Canon EOS-R managed to outsell the Nikon Z7 by two to one. In Nikon’s defense the Z6 still has to start shipping and this is surely going to have a major impact.

The Sony FF mirrorless share dropped from 99,5% (0,5% is Leica) down to 67%. Canon owns 22% and Nikon 10%.

One more thing: APS-C sales went down and MFT sales fell even more rapidly. The Full Frame battle is making the first victims? Below you can see the share based ons ensor size. With Blue being APS-C, Red is MFT, Green FF and Purple other sensor sizes.

via Digicameinfo

New financial reports: Fuji doing ok, Canon not so ok and Olympus very bad

Let’s take a look at the latest financial reports:

Fuji (reports here):
Fuji is doing well with an increase in revenue reported on a year to year basis. The operating income is down -9,1% but this is due to increased advertising and R&D costs that should help boosting sales of their new products in the upcoming quartals.

Canon (reports here):
The revenue dropped by 5%. But Canon still expects to recover in the upcoming months due the mirrorless camera introduction.

Olympus (reports here):
Now they are really doing bad! They had a huge 9,2 million YEN loss and they had to revise the forecast and expect a year to year revenue drop of 13%. And it with Full Frame getting mainstream it will become even harder for Olympus to make money with their cameras and lenses. Maybe it’s time for them to move to FF or medium format?

New YN450 Camera specs: Uses the Panasonic 16MP Four Thirds sensor

Youngnou shared some more YN450 Camera specs on Facebook:

*Support Android 7.1 operating System
*5-inch incell 1080P Multi-Touch display
*Support Canon EF DSLR lenses
*Panasonic’s M4 / 3 CMOS sensor ,16MP, equipped with Qualcomm 8-core processor
*Support 4K video recording @ 30fps
*8MP front Camera
*Support full Netcom 4G / 3G network data and WIFI connection
*With 3GB RAM+32GB storage built in and up to 32GB of expandable storage
*Support dual-MIC stereo
*Support GPS function
*Support 3.5MM headphone jack
*4000 mAh battery
*Simple-designed body, easy to operate.
*Built-in dual LED flashes
*Support RAW format

So it uses a Four Thirds sensor but supports EF lenses. I wonder what mount it uses!

Canon interview with HardwareZone. They admit their current tech does not allow Full Frame 4K

HardwareZone interviewed a bunch of Canon managers. Summary via CanonWatch:

Why is there no in-body image stabilization (IBIS) in the EOS R?

Shoji Kaihara: We had to look at the balance of the entire camera, like the size and other aspects. Based on that, it’s not something we are able to include in the EOS R at this time. We are quite aware that there are pros and cons to that […]

Why does the EOS R shoot 4k video with a 1.7x crop?

Shoji Kaihara: When developing the EOS R, we looked at all the hardware we had in the pipeline. When we look at the image processor and CMOS sensors that we have — we have restrictions, unfortunately, and that’s why we ended up with the 1.7x crop […]

What are the biggest challenges your team faced when developing the EOS R?

Tetsushi Hibi: It comes down to the mount size. When you go mirrorless, some restrictions get lifted. What that means is that we can go for optimum optical performance.

We wanted to make the back-focus (flange-back distance) as short as possible, and the lenses as big as possible. But then the mount would have to be larger. If the mount becomes larger, the grip gets moved out, which means a bigger camera. However, when we look at the market, the camera sizes are getting smaller […]

Why you won’t succeed in photography

Ted Forbes:

Success requires work. It also requires understanding how to get people’s attention. I got a question from a viewer about how to succeed in photography. This individual is somewhat frustrated and its completely understandable. I personally believe that everyone in the world has the power to do anything they want. There are countless people who are proof of this. But the bottom line is that most can’t/don’t/won’t which is why my advice should fire you up even more.

• Define what you are trying to succeed at specifically. Chase that goal, but don’t close yourself off to other opportunities.
• Be careful about “creating work for yourself”
• Do the work. This is the most obvious, but its the most difficult. Its also what makes people ultimately give up. Do the work.