Friday, September 5, 2008

Nikon or Canon, Who Wins? (hint) it's the photograhers.

While I don't usually dig too deeply into the rumors flying around I am not beyond entering to an occasional speculation. Such as it is on the near eve of Photokina 2008 which will be held during Septermber 23-28. While I don't have all the scoop, there is one site that has a great repository of Camera and Photograhy info and that is 1001 Noisy Cameras. Click the link for the full details.

Allthough there are may speculations, rumors and announced products one that caught my eye was the following from the WIRED blog.

  • The background: Nikon put out a print advertisement in Rangefinder magazine, regarding an announcement to be made at next year's WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) conference. The teaser reads "Don't miss it. It's gonna be BIG!"

    This subtle hint combines with a leak to Nikon Rumors which seems to show the specs of a new, larger sensor, called MX Format. The final piece of the puzzle comes from the afore-mentioned Nikon Watch: A reader tells them that the MX sensor will be a huge 48 x 48 mm. That's right, a decidedly old-school medium format square sensor. A big sensor that will sport a whopping 48 megapixels.

Elsewhere rumors hint at a Canon 7D or a large format camera; indicating that Canon has not been idle in face of the new challenge by Nikon's D3. All in all the photographers are the winners because the camera manufacturers are making it possible to capture more images in more situations. Photokina starts in a little over two weeks; we'll know a lot more then!

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