Canon vs Nikon. A Never ending war. Left image: newsmaritime.com. Right image: digitlist.com
The photojournalist, professional and amateur photographers have made Nikon and Canon as a heated debate in the world of photography. Various reviews about these two Japanese brands also warmed up photography magazines, newspapers and became "a matter of confusion" when one would choose a new camera, whether to be a Canon or Nikon enthusiast.
The debate has not ended in the smartphone era. Canon and Nikon also got a tough challenge from various other camera brands like Sony, Olympus, Leica, even Samsung, and certainly from the engineers who designed the smartphone. Now you can choose a smartphone that has been armed with advanced photography technology, there are even certain brands that claim their smartphone can make great photographs, with the results of quality photos like DSLR cameras. The professional photographer might reject the claim, and still believes DSLR cameras as the most appropriate tool to create images with the best quality.
You may have read about the various myths and facts become part of the history of the competition between Nikon VS Canon. The consequences of myths and facts affect many people before they choose Canon or Nikon. There seems to be no other choice for a professional and amateur photographer, other than Canon and Nikon. Though there are many high-grade cameras such as Leica, Pentax, Sony, Panasonic or Olympus, even Russia and China is also known as a camera that has its own characteristics. You may be a Pentaxian, a nickname for Pentax camera lovers, who are unaffected by the myths that accompany the long journey of Canon and Nikon cameras.
It is said that Canon has an image processing system that is able to keep the frame rate faster than that offered by Nikon, so the system can help to smooth the results on the image, so you do not have to do too much editing after shooting. Is this true?
Canon is also favored for indoor photography such as for photo shoot in studio photos, fashion show or wedding party. Nikon is often praised for being great for outdoor shooting like landscape photography, wildlife photography, and is perfect for supporting police activities when photographing crime evidence at a crime scene. In fact, professional photo journalists also use many Canon cameras, not just Nikon.
Enche Tjin, a photography writer on the inet.detik.com site when answering a reader's question has an interesting opinion. He said, bawha photos from Canon cameras have a tendency that is a bit soft, so the texture is not too clear, so it is suitable to make a smooth facial skin. Moreover, the colors produced in the default setting (factory) rather tend to be warmer (yellowish) so that the skin color looks more attractive.
Tjin found the photographs produced from Nikon cameras usually more detailed and sharp, up to the level of texture, so if it is used for landscape photos, the texture is more obvious, but for a portrait photo texture of the face which are clearly make the face less interesting, except Models with perfect skin and makeup.
This conclusion is not necessarily the approval of the other photographers, both Canon and Nikon enthusiast. Like painting as a work of art, everyone has a different perspective, as well as photography. There are technical aspects, art and subjectivity that would affect people's impression on a photographic work.
Camera technology has grown so rapidly, so the boundary between facts and myths on Canon and Nikon is getting blurry. Professional photographers are not too concerned about certain brands can be categorized as the most superior camera. Perhaps the superiority of a brand can only be distinguished from their annual sales, not on the artistic aspect.
Like a painting, sculpture or a beautiful song, then praise and criticism will be very subjective, though technically debatable in the photo lab, which you can easily find in photography magazines and various websites that review the camera and comparison.
Instead of dizzy with the debate between Canon VS Nikon, you just need to remember the old saying: "The Man Behind the Gun". A photograph can be considered beautiful, sharp, artistic and great, is very dependent on the photographer, not just the technology solely. Do you also have the same opinion?