Grading Every Camera Maker’s 2023 Performance | The PetaPixel Podcast

The last year was huge for the camera industry and saw a swath of new products from just about every manufacturer in support of basically every mount. But narrowing the focus, The PetaPixel Podcast team grades the 2023 performance of every camera maker.

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As PetaPixel closed the door on 2023 and looks forward into 2024, it published multiple stories that looked back on how the major manufacturers fared in the past 365, grading each on what they were able to produce for enthusiasts on a classic scale of A through F.

Using those as a springboard, Chris Niccolls, Jordan Drake, and Jaron Schneider offer their own input on how these companies did in the last year, highlighting what they did well, what could have been done better, and what each company needs to do in the year ahead to impress.

Make sure you check out PetaPixel‘s grades on Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, the L-Mount Alliance, Micro Four Thirds, and the best of the rest to follow along with The PetaPixel Podcast team.

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In This Episode

  • 00:00 – Intro, and welcome back!
  • 06:05 – How did every camera maker fare in 2023?
  • 06:38 – Canon in 2023: grading the RF mount
  • 12:22 – Nikon in 2023: grading the Z mount
  • 20:24 – Sony in 2023: grading the E mount
  • 31:00 – Fujifilm in 2023: grading the X and GF systems
  • 37:21 – The L-mount in 2023: grading the Alliance
  • 44:28 – Grading Micro Four Thirds in 2023
  • 49:17 – The best of the rest
  • 56:49 – What have you been up to?
  • 1:05:19 – Tech Support
  • 1:17:11 – Never read the comments