The photos are made by the photographers, not the cameras. It is clear, but it is never too much to point out this point and relativize the importance of the team especially when, after reviewing the gallery of winners in the last edition of World Press Photo – with their murders, wars, refugees … – we are ready to talk about Cameras, mirrors and megapixels.
The Spanish photo site Photolari crunched the data and created a set of charts showing the breakdown of camera type, brand, and model in this year’s contest.
Here’s a look at how many times each camera model showed up in the list of winning photos:
Despite being replaced by the Canon 5D Mark IV and despite the rise of the Canon 5DS/5DS R, the Canon 5D Mark III is the star of this edition.
The breakdown of camera brands shows that Canon and Nikon are still dominant, but Fujifilm is now seeing more representation:
In terms of camera system used, DSLR cameras were behind 88.8% of the winners, mirrorless cameras had 5.55%, and other types represented another 5.55%.
Image credits: Illustrations created by Photolari and used with permission. Crown graphic in header illustration by by Heralde