No CaNiKoNs at the TOP 2009 Cameras of the Year
The Online Photographer himself and seven TOP contributors pick their cameras of the year for 2009. Seven digital cameras and one film camera were selected, but none of them came from Canon or Nikon! The rest of the major manufacturers had at least one camera each.
It looks like "La Resistance" is picking up momentum, at least among the advanced and enthusiast photographers. The average consumer typically trails the in-the-know-photogs by at least a couple of years, although it is by no means guaranteed that they'll pick up or embrace everything that drips down from the enthusiasts. But it certainly happened with many product categories, including DSLRs and superzooms. We went from four $2000 DSLRs for the hard-core photographers in 2002 to Soccer-Mom and Frisby-Dad running around with D-Rebels or Nikon D40s (plural).