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12-26-2008, 08:04 AM   #1
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Digital camera popularity poll 2008

Translation result for http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/special/2008/12/25/9905.html

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Interesting results...

K20D, K-m and W60 are in top 10.

12-26-2008, 08:53 AM   #2
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Love those translations:
In addition, K20D and K-m of pen tax, following to 8 rank and 9 rank, ranking in. The fact that pen tax goes within 10 ranks K10D of 2006 popularity poll (1 rank) with 3 rank (K100D) is ever since. Because 2007 had the chaos of HOYA, revival for the fan delightfully probably is the place such as one tide.
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it's just gonna get better for Pentax. I picked up my K20 couple of weeks ago and was talking to the salesman, I asked him if Pentax is doing well, he said the big 2 are selling more but lately, there is more interest in Pentax. Of course advertising sells that is why he said, most who come from P & S asked for the C* and N*.
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Because 2007 had the chaos of HOYA, revival for the fan delightfully probably is the place such as one tide.
Well that explains the 7th place position perfectly.

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Three in the top 10? Must be a skewed poll or something. I've read several posts about Pentax being so low on the popularity list that they'll surely close the company any day now...

And why the foreign surveys, those posts saying Pentax is going under didn't mention anything about a market outside the U.S.? Do people use cameras in other countries?
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There are 4 FF cams in the list. Seems Pentax needs one, too!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ron Boggs Quote
Three in the top 10? Must be a skewed poll or something. I've read several posts about Pentax being so low on the popularity list that they'll surely close the company any day now...

And why the foreign surveys, those posts saying Pentax is going under didn't mention anything about a market outside the U.S.? Do people use cameras in other countries?
Japan does not use cameras.
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QuoteOriginally posted by no_one Quote
There are 4 FF cams in the list. Seems Pentax needs one, too!!

no. it seems that despite the lack of FF, Pentax is doing things right, and designing cameras that people like using.

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So this isn't an owner survey right?

G-1 has been out for a month or so and its #1

Eos 5D mark II is just getting into owners hands this week and it got 2248 votes.

D3x is just becomeing available this week and it got 1173 votes.

I think this is a popularity contest and not a poll of actual owners.

But still any press is good press:

LUMIX DMC-G1 (2,546 votes 32.5%),

D700 (2,363 votes 30.2%),

α900 (2,260 votes 28.9%),

EOS 5D Mark II (2,248 votes 28.7%),

D90 (1,714 votes 21.9%),

D3X (1,173 votes 15.0%),

K20D (952 votes, 12.2%),

K-m (913 votes 11.7%),

EOS Kiss X2 (870 votes 11.1%),

EOS 50D (852 votes 10.9%),

E-420 (828 votes 10.6%),

E-30 (826 votes 10.6%),

E-520 (618 votes 7.9%),

α350 (442 votes 5.6%),

K200D(436 votes 5.6%),

M8.2 (380 votes 4.9%),

D60 (235 votes 3.0%),

α300 (210 votes 2.7%),

α200 (156 votes 2.0%),

EOS Kiss F (70 votes 0.9%)





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I am actually in the process of acquiring G1 myself. It can take a lot of range finder lenses and this is a bonus for me
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QuoteOriginally posted by OPTMEKX& Quote
Of course advertising sells that is why he said, most who come from P & S asked for the C* and N*.
Which is in itself funny, because Nikon's P&S cameras are mediocre at best (the days of the Coolpix 900 series are long!), and Canon's offerings very arguably behind Panasonic and Fujifilm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ron Boggs Quote
Three in the top 10? Must be a skewed poll or something. I've read several posts about Pentax being so low on the popularity list that they'll surely close the company any day now...

And why the foreign surveys, those posts saying Pentax is going under didn't mention anything about a market outside the U.S.? Do people use cameras in other countries?
Pentax traditionally does much better in the home market (Japan) than it does in the rest of the world.
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