What was your Camera of the Year 2011.

pawzitiv

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Dec 9, 2011
33
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
While I'm currently much enamored with my new GX1, for my purposes I find the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 the most compelling camera (err .. sensor module) for 2011. I don't own one but sure do admire it.
 
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Sep 8, 2010
123
London UK
Andy
I would have to go with the Panasonic Lumix G3, Feel's nice, light, Full of features, great EVF, Great swivel screen & Great image quality especially with the Pan/Leica 25mm f1.4 and 14-45mm kit lens.

If money was no object then it would be a Canon 5D Mk2 with 35mm f1.4L but that will have to wait.
 
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stillshunter

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Nov 5, 2010
123
Down Under
Mark
NEX-7.

Those who didn't have a chance to handle it (yet) don't know how nice this camera is.
Wow Pavel. :eek: This is a turnaround, I would have predicted the GH2 for you....so it surpasses the top-o-the-line Panasonic for video as well? A big call my friend. But knowing you it would be 100% on the money. Have you done a review?
 

retow

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Jul 24, 2010
123
Fuji X100, by far.
The hybrid VF is genius. The image quality very impressive, among the very best aps-c sensor cameras. The design, manual controls and build quality top. Simply a joy to use.
 
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Well if I had bought a Fujifilm X100 that would be it but my award goes to the Olympus E-P3 which has addressed most of the issues with my E-P1, reliable and fast AF, a top LCD, an extra function button, some decent glass (like the Olympus 12mm f/2 and 45mm f/1.8), good noise control up to ISO2500 provided you get the exposure right and fun to use. It is a good looking camera too and generally gets praise from others.

Not perfect as the white balance seems to have taken a nose dive, especially with longer exposures.
 
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Armanius

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Jan 11, 2011
123
Houston, Texas
Jack
I am planning to do a write up on my year in review. Or at least that's the plan (amongst many other plans). So I'll hold off on my nomination. At least for now. :)
 

Briar

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Oct 27, 2010
124
Scotland
Karen
The X100 for me for new cameras. I have to say though, the GRD3 (new to me this year) was my biggest surprise and joy!
 
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stratokaster

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Dec 27, 2010
103
Kiev, Ukraine
Pavel
Wow Pavel. :eek: This is a turnaround, I would have predicted the GH2 for you....so it surpasses the top-o-the-line Panasonic for video as well? A big call my friend. But knowing you it would be 100% on the money. Have you done a review?
The GH2 is an excellent camera, I love mine. The NEX-7 is better as a camera, but Micro 4/3 is much better as a system, that's why I don't plan to switch to Sony NEX anytime soon.
 

nippa

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Aug 7, 2010
104
Cheshire UK
Dennis
I've bought 3 cameras this year the Sony Alpha A55 , Lumix G3 and the Fuji X10.

Of the 3 I would choose the Lumix G3.
Although I have two other m4/3 cameras , I have always remained unconvinced that the m4/3 format was going anywhere as the kit was small but not small enough and image quality was good but not good enough .
The G3 changed my mind.
Not only was the camera cheap - ish , it came with Lightroom 3 , the Jpeg quality was much improved and focusing is quick enough to enable shots like this with a lightweight lens (100-300mm)

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Isoterica

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Dec 6, 2011
123
And now I'm feeling like I should test the x100... musttt.. resist.. and BB you know what I mean right now too!
 
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