Tony Northrup and Chelsea review the hits and misses of their 2021 predictions and also make camera predictions for 2022. Will Sony release a Z5 competitor? Will Canon release a high res R5 called the R5C? Will Nikkon release long glass for their wildlife capable Z9?
It's that time of year again! Tony and Chelsea pick their winners of the year for the best computer, lens, accessories, drone, innovation, consumer camera, and pro camera.
Tony reviews the latest Canon Rumors (via canonrumors.com), including the Canon R5c, a video-centric cinema camera with 45 megapixels, 20 FPS stills, and 8k/30 or 8k/60 video. He also covers the Canon R1, Canon's flagship mirrorless camera, with at least 30 FPS (but probably more like 40 FPS), 8k video, and a battery that will shoot all day. Also, what happened to the Canon R7 and R10? When will we see the APS-C Canon RF cameras??
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Tony digs into why all the most successful camera companies, including Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, Pentax, and Fujifilm, are Japanese.
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The answer is complex, with 4 major turning points: 1) In the 1940s, WWII's divided occupation of Germany set it back, while the United States' occupation of Japan seems to have helped the Japanese camera companies 2) In the 1950s, the Korean war brought many photojournalists to the US-occupied Japan, and David Douglas Duncan, in particular, had great success with Japanese lenses on their Leica cameras. In the US, Joe Erinreich promoted Nikon heavily. 3) In the 1990s and 2000s, US digital camera companies (such as Kodak and Polaroid) failed to transition to the digital era. 4) In the 2010s, the transition from conventional cameras to smartphones saw non-Japanese camera companies (such as Samsung) exit the market. Japanese camera companies didn't have the freedom to easily exit the industry because of the legal challenges around layoffs. Sources * Software is second class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqMSWuSeDPA * This discussion https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/the-quality-mechanical-camera-japan-vs-germany.416815/ * Ehrenreich: https://www.nytimes.com/1973/02/09/archives/joseph-ehrenreich-65-dead-brought-nikon-camera-here.html http://www.klassik-cameras.de/WestdeutscheSLR.html * By User:52 Pickup - Based on map data of the IEG-Maps project (Andreas Kunz, B. Johnen and Joachim Robert Moeschl: University of Mainz) - www.ieg-maps.uni-mainz.de., CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4951565 * By Yokosuka City Council - Welcome Yasuura House in Red Fox, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17725027