For the past 40 or so years Canon and Nikon have ruled the roost. Their combined hegemony over the DSLR camera market has been almost absolute. This carried through from the film days into digital.
But, a funny thing happened on the way to the future. In addition to companies like Panasonic, Fuji and Olympus carving out small by distinct niches in the camera ecosphere, Sony – always an aggressive player in any field in which they play, purchased the imaging division of Konica / Minolta and used this as a springboard to enter the amateur as well as pro camera market.
Taken from the website: Luminous Landscape
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