Nikon, Panasonic, Fujifilm get photographers excited at Photokina
Photography blog 1001noisycameras ran a poll to let readers decide which cameras they felt were the most exciting and disappointing at the show. The non-scientific survey showed that 81 percent of readers were most impressed by the FinePix X100, a premium compact with an APS-C-sized sensor and fixed focal length lens. As for dSLRs, the Nikon D7000 was favored by 39 percent of readers, while its rival Canon EOS 60D got only a mere 3.3 percent. Sigma's new dSLR, the SD1, scored 29 percent.
As for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs), the just-announced Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 garnered 32 percent of the votes, while the Samsung NX100 trailed behind with 20 percent.
The biggest disappointments at Photokina, according to the poll, were the lack of an ILC from Nikon and Canon, as well as no affordable interchangeable lens rangefinder shooter.
That said, Photokina is not over yet. The show will close its doors on Sunday, though we doubt that there will be any more major announcements from the camera brands.