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Best CSC Professional camera 2012

Discussion in 'Fuji X Forum' started by macjim, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    although you can doubt whether any CSC is currently really professional, Sony and Olympus are probably a little disappointed about this!
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'm walking, living proof that a better camera does NOT make one a better photographer. Although let the record show that I love mine.
     
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  3. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Well, Sony and Olympus might not be that disappointed after all, because they also won. It appears that the logic behind the TIPA Awards is if you have enough categories, everyone ends up a winner. In the CSC sector alone, there are four awards:

    Best CSC Entry Level: Olympus Pen E-PL3
    Best CSC Advanced: Panasonic Lumix GX1
    Best CSC Expert: Sony Nex 7
    Best CSC Pro: Fuji X-Pro1

    And, I guess they do not consider the Leica M9P a CSC, since they gave it its Best Premium Camera award rather than any of the CSC awards.

    Looks like marketing BS to me...

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  4. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    I have no doubt that some CSCs are professional.
     
  5. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    Spot on.
     
  6. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

    677
    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland

    Best "Premium Camera"? What kind of award category is that? :)
    Also interesting ist the distinction between "Digital SLR Professional" (Canon) and "Digital SLR Expert" (Nikon)...

    There's almost a category for every single product that's brought to market per year... :)
     
  7. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Someone should tell them that 2012 isn't over yet.
     
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  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    a bullet point for every camera box
     
  9. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Dan / Country Parson: ofcourse many CSC's can be used to achieve results that can be used in professional context (newspaper, magazine, art exhibit), but for a camera to be considered "professional" I think it should be built to be a tool that's so reliable and versatile that a pro can really depend on it. IMO the OM-D comes closest to this, with its many options, extensive lens choices and weather-sealing, but Olympus themselves said the OM-D isn't meant for the professional market (unlike the E-5), because it isn't built to almost-guarantee a working life of over 100,000 shots.
     
  10. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Which camera won Best CSC n00b? Ummm... it's not for me, really! I have a friend looking for a system.
     
  11. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Everybody wins a prize! Nobody goes home empty-handed!
     
  12. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Wait, I just noticed that the E-M5 won the Best Compact System Camera category. Maybe Pentax is the only vendor not to get an award this year. :crying:
     
  13. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    They obviously forgot to pay their annual dues to TIPA.
     
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  14. Bluebear

    Bluebear SC Regular

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    Jul 24, 2012
    St Albans, Herts, UK
    It simply depends who is using it! After all, it's the photographer who's the pro, (or not as the case may be), not the camera.