Here is a fun little observation that Paul alighted to: The most popular camera model used to create photos uploaded to Flickr on fd’s website is the Nikon D70.
Since the Nikon D70s(#12) and the D50 (#5) has been separated out, we’re really just talking about one camera. What a camera huh? I think emphasizes what I’ve said many times before: that the Nikon D70 stole the thunder from the Canon Digital Rebel (EOS 300D).
I think the Nikon D70 will be remembered as heralding a new standard in dSLR photography, even though the 300D beat it to market by a year.
(Of course, I’m biased since I shoot a D70.)
One thing to note is currently, Nikon is the 3rd most popular make after Canon and Sony. (In reality, it is I think the 4th most popular digital camera make after Canon, Sony, and Kodak). In fact, most of the list is littered with Canon. As one poster put it (tongue-in-cheek):
But seriously, that list is in a dire state… probably more than 2/3 of that is all Canon! The enemy has the upper hand! We must strike back!
Read the thread and notice how many Nikon D70 owners carry Canon digital point and shoots, including the indomitable fd, himself. I currently use a Casio and would love to have a Lumix LX-1 so I guess I’m in the minority.
(I wonder how many Canon zealots shoot Nikon P&S? I’m losing my religion!)