Ok, this is a mandatory update to our previous post World Press Photo Award post here.
In our previous article, based on the statistics made by thephoblographer, we reported how most of this years’s award winners used Fujifilm and Nikon cameras. ThePhoBlographer writes:
The big winners are Fujifilm and Nikon in terms of camera manufacturers.
More specifically, these were the Fujifilm cameras used: Fujifilm X-H1, X-T3, X-Pro2, GFX100, X100F, X100T, X100S, X100, X-T10)
I was thrilled about it, and reported about it here. And I trusted the great guys over at thephoblographer, who keep delivering great content for the photography community. Honestly I didn’t check it by myself, as today its my birthday, and I have a day planed with my wife at home, cooking and (a bit) drinking ;).
But it turns out, as our fellow FR-readers noticed, the real statistics are a bit different than the one shared at the thephoblographer.
Fujifilm and Nikon are still strongly represented.
In fact, the most prestigious award for the best “General News” image was taken by Yasuyoshi Chiba with his Fujifilm X-H1.
But the most used camera brand overall, was still a Canon.
And yet, year after year, Fujifilm saw a constant rise in terms of awards at the World Press Photo contest. DSLR a constant decline. And yes, it really looks like APS-C is more than enough to take an image worth one of the most prestigious awards on the world.
Maybe, one day, even some popular vlogger like Mr. Jared will be able to take some decent shots with APS-C cameras ;).
Now the ranking:
Camera by brand:
Camera by sensors:
Medium Format 1,96%
Camera by type:
Last year Fuji was 10.5%, now is 17.6%, mirrorless was 13% and now is 33%…
This year Fujifilm won the top award. But also in the past years, Fujifilm was well represented. Look at the awards won in the past few years:
And now, here are the most used cameras this year.