【PConline gossip 】 I saw a very interesting copywriting question some time ago , About Sony 、 nikon 、 Canon's three major camera equipment manufacturers , Which one is better ？ What are the advantages and disadvantages of ？ For those who are just planning to buy a camera , Also very concerned about . Different camera brands have their own digital camera lens system , The lenses are not in common with each other . I can't talk to Panasonic 、 Pentax 、 Fuji and other matching use . therefore , About the characteristics of each camera , Today, let's talk about the personal experience of using it .
Objective to , When friends who don't know how to take photos consult some photography gods about camera equipment , The equipment Party will teach you “ Profound ” Photographic equipment knowledge , They tend to be “ Canon party ”、“ Sony party ”、“ The Nikon party ”、“XX The party ” A member of the , They all believe in buying their own brands . Because it cost money , So let the equipment give you a sense of superiority . The arguments between the parties are endless , And those who really want to buy a camera are often confused . I still don't know who is more suitable for me .
It happens that all of my three major Japanese camera brands are in use , I'm not a fan of any one , Let's analyze Sony objectively 、 nikon 、 Canon has its own characteristics . First, brand history , It's not hard to find out , Nikon is the oldest manufacturer of cameras , since 1917 It has been a hundred years since it was founded in , It is the first Japanese manufacturer of camera lens , Before the advent of digital cameras , Nikon is also the leading Japanese camera manufacturer , In the research and development of mechanical and optical technology , They all have strong strength .
Canon is much younger , Founded on 1937 year , In the age of mechanical Cameras , Because of the late start , It's not a big name , Rely on Nikon's camera lens to develop its own camera business , It took a while to start making your own lens . And with the development of digital cameras , Camera industry reshuffle , All electronic, big caliber EF Bayonet push out , It quickly reversed the competitive situation , With Canon's continuous innovation , Now it can be said that he is firmly at the top of the photo industry .
And when it comes to Sony's history of making Cameras , It's quite shallow , Starting from consuming digital cameras , The only way to enter the field of professional cameras is 10 Years of time . If you don't have enough information, buy it , Acquired Minolta Konica , And working with Zeiss , So it's a slow start , But it's growing fast , Today's scale can be the same as canon 、 Nikon tied up . When it comes to Minolta 、 Konica , Both are outstanding in the film age , But with the advent of the era of digital cameras , Because the development speed can't keep up with the product upgrading . Gradually eliminated by the times , But the technical strength of optics is also extraordinary .
From a historical point of view , Nikon camera relies on its optical R & D capabilities , Deep cultivation of picture quality , Now the camera is in sharpness 、 Tolerance and so on , They've all done it , Like Nikon D810、D850 Wait for the camera ; And canon, needless to say , With the advantage of camera bayonet , In the telephoto lens 、 In terms of large aperture lens, many products with good reputation have been launched , Like the one with the largest aperture in the same focal section 85mm F1.2、135 The highest pixel Canon 5Ds/5DsR, Products cover from photo shooting to output devices , And have achieved a very good reputation and market share ; And Sony Cameras , Despite the acquisition of Minolta , Got a lot of fans , The following A The system can be used with Minolta , We also cooperate with Zeiss, an old German manufacturer , Also launched a lot of classic lens . But in the brand position is obviously inferior to Canon and Nikon . After all, it's late to enter the market , Besides the lack of brand awareness , The size of the lens is not as big as the first two . In the eyes of professional users , The maturity of the system is still not enough .
say concretely , SONY 、 nikon 、 What's the difference between canon and canon ？ Canon 、 Nikon mainly uses SLR cameras , Sony mainly uses micro single cameras . Canon 、 Nikon's professional cameras have always been SLR structures , This has always been the case since the film age , So today's product technology is very mature , Professional characteristics and durability are also inherited . Manipulation is also more in line with the needs of photographers , There are many professional shortcuts . Sony has not been in the professional market for a long time , More importantly, due to the continuous development of new types of cameras , It has been transformed from SLR to single power, and then to today's micro single . There are also two kinds of lens bayonets , Today's Sony is dominated by micro orders , But the maturity and continuity of the system really can't compare with the SLR system , In order to meet the needs of more people , There are professional features and entry-level settings in operation . Even flagship models , There is also such a design idea . Maybe ordinary users are better at it , But it's hard for old photographers to adapt to this kind of manipulation , The experience of using SLR is far from that of using SLR .
For Sony , Its biggest selling point is definitely not the camera , It's sensors , Today Sony is the largest supplier of image sensors . So the biggest selling point of Sony cameras is sensors , The latest A9 Come on , The control of the fuselage 、 Set the same as before A7 Almost the same , But a lot of new features are loaded into it , These new features include high-speed serial shooting , Almost full screen focus and so on rely on the upgrade of the sensor to achieve . And Canon 、 Nikon competes , We also rely on our own strength in sensor research and development . Canon has its own sensors , We also use our own sensors , But for Nikon 、 Over the years, we rely on other suppliers to provide sensors to produce , A large part of these products use the sensors provided by Sony . So almost every generation of professional cameras . Nikon's and Sony's products are very similar in output specifications .
Although Sony sensor has a good reputation , But it didn't bring an absolute breakthrough to Sony's camera , At present, Canon still has the largest market share , Sony has the same market share as Nikon , In this year's announcement, it just surpassed Nikon in the second place . The main reason is also in the product itself . Nikon uses Sony sensors , But in the image quality performance of each generation of products, it is better than Sony's own products , High sensitivity, higher purity , Tolerance is also better , That's the difference in algorithm . And the other side , Although Canon produces and sells its own sensors , There has been no external supply for so many years , But the newly developed full pixel dual core CMOS sensor , The auto focus ability of the sensor is much better than that of competitive products , In terms of comprehensive performance , Occupy the dominant position in the camera industry . relatively speaking , Sony sensors are good , But the camera didn't show much . In terms of no reverse sales , Not even Olympus 、 Panasonic is so stable .
Sony faces competition from Canon and Nikon , Using the tactics of Tian Ji's horse racing , Abandoned the market of single electric camera and SLR camera , Using the strategy of high-end micro singles and professional SLR , Focus on portability . Hope to achieve dislocation competition . But in fact, this strategy is just to make Sony camera more famous , The improvement of competitiveness in professional fields is not very obvious . It's only after so many years of operation that it's just getting better . The miniaturized fuselage is holding 、 There are more restrictions on handling and battery life , Professional photographers are more cautious in choosing equipment .
Apart from the differences in the fuselage itself , The lens systems of the three companies also have their own characteristics . The first is scale , Canon has the largest number of SLRs , In particular EF After the bayonet , It's very fast in terms of speed , Nikon, on the other hand, hesitated to give up the focusing motor of the fuselage for a long time , It makes the construction of lens group lag behind . Even live at the Olympics , The full screen Canon white cannon is a very good advertisement , Took the lead in occupying the stadium , Nikon made it up in a few years . Although it used to be Nikon wide angle , Canon telephoto , Nikon has 14-24 Niuniu's big light bulb lens , Suppressed canon for many years , But in recent years, Canon 11-24 This one 135 Widest ultra wide angle lens , Inspired the strength of Canon lens group . meanwhile , Nikon black guns are constantly on the market , The lens strength of the two families is equal , The categories are also perfect .
Although Sony camera lens directly took Minolta lens for development , The overall level of perfection is pretty good , But in recent years, there is a lack of core technology of technological research and innovation , Minolta lens is suitable for alpha The system was gradually abandoned , Although it was launched after the acquisition 135STF Wait for the bull , But because of the bayonet problem , These will also be history . There is no advantage in quantity . The emerging micro single camera FE The lens group is just starting , It's hard to compete with Canon Nikon in terms of product quantity , And a lot of lens sizes are related to A Bayonet SLR camera lens is the same size , It doesn't reduce the size and weight of the lens according to the characteristics of the micro single camera . Plus Sony's cheap body but expensive lens , So not many professional users really use the Sony system , It's hard to see Sony in the stadium to see that . in general , Or canon 、 Only professional SLR cameras like Nikon can get a richer experience , Sony needs more time to accumulate precipitation , Otherwise, like Sony FE70-200 F2.8GM This kind of lens , It's huge , And the price is higher than that of Canon of the same level 、 Nikon costs thousands more , It makes wechat lose the significance of portability .
in general , Canon 、 nikon 、 SONY , They all have their own characteristics , From history to today , Camera manufacturers are constantly improving , Sony's micro single camera and sensor technology is undoubtedly an innovation , But Tian Ji's horse racing tactics may not work . When professional consumers buy Cameras , It's not just about the performance of the camera , Lens group 、 Manipulation 、 Picture quality 、 Performance and other aspects also need to be considered comprehensively . That's why , Canon has become the number one in the industry , Better understand the cameras and functions consumers need , Whether it's a professional camera or a no reflection camera , We'll all be number one ; Nikon, on the other hand, relies on its years of camera power , Although using Sony sensors , But you can still get very good shooting quality , Don't let Nikon fans down ; The market performance of Sony micro single camera is not bad at present , It's just that they're new people after all , Lack of technology accumulation of the camera itself , But relying on the advantages of electronics is still difficult to move professional users . So if you want to go deep into photography , Prefer canon or Nikon SLR Cameras . If it's just everyday play , So Sony micro single is a good choice , Just if you want to upgrade , On the one hand, more money is needed , On the other hand, there are relatively few choices , You need to think carefully about getting started .