Best Digital Camera 2011-2012

eisa-tipa winnersAre you currently in the market for a new digital camera? Here are the Best Digital Cameras which have won award from TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) and EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association ) in the year 2011.


EISA Awards 2011-2012

European Camera 2011-2012 – Canon EOS 600D

canon 600dOverall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info
Canon Rebel T3i (EOS 600D) is a 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera features ISO 100-12800, Improved EOS Full HD Movie mode with manual exposure control, expanded recording [1920 x 1080 Full HD video at frame rates of 30 (29.97), 24 (23.976) and 25.0 frames per second] with new Movie Digital zoom and Video Snapshot features for enhanced movie shooting options, New Scene Intelligent Auto mode and Picture Style Auto incorporating the new EOS Scene Detection System to capture beautiful scenes with ease, 3.7 fps continuous shooting up to approximately 34 JPEGs or approximately 6 RAW, and Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor (3:2) for shooting at high or low angles and 1,040,000-dot VGA with reflection reduction. The camera measures (W x H x D) 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 in./133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7mm and weighs 18.2 oz. / 515g (body only).

See Canon 600D Review Roundup & Sample Photos

European Travel Compact Camera 2011-2012: Casio EXILIM EX-ZR100

casio-zr100Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info
Casio EX-ZR100 is a 12.1 MP Digital camera features 12.5x Optical zoom, ISO 100-3200, HD movie with stereo sound and HDMI output, CMOS-shift image stabilization, HDR, HDR ART, BEST SHOT, Premium Auto, Still In Movie, Dynamic Photo(Play mode only), Slide Panorama, and 3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD), 460,800 dots (960 x 480). The camera measures 4.13′ x 2.33′ x 1.13′/105(W) x 59 (H) x 29 (D)mm and weighs Approx. 5.8oz (Excluding Battery and Memory Card).

See Canon 600D Review Roundup & Sample Photos

European Advanced Compact Camera 2011-2012: Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info
Fujifilm FinePix X100 is the World’s First Hybrid Viewfinder features 12Mp APS-C CMOS censor, a fixed 23mm (35mm equivalent) f/2-f/16 Fujinon lens, EXR Processor, 720p HD movie recording, ISO 100 or 12800 (with boost), 5 fps, Hot-Shoe, and 2.8-inch Ultrafine 1,440,000-dot LCD monitor. The camera measures 125.5mm (W) x 74.4mm (H) x 53.9mm (D) (including lens), weighs 445g / 15.7oz and will be available from March 2011 at for US$1200 in the US and approx. €1000 in Europe.

See Fujifilm FinePix X100 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

European Advanced SLR Camera 2011-2012: Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info
Nikon D7000 is a 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR features Newly developed Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor, Magnesium alloy employed for the body/Superior weather-resistant and anti-dust capabilities, AF system featuring high-density 39 focus points, image-processing engine “EXPEED 2″, Full HD (1,920×1,080, 24p) movie-recording function, ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400 and a 3.0 Inch LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment. The camera measures (W x H x D) 5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in./ 132 x 103 x 77mm and weighs 24.3 oz. (690g).

See Nikon D7000 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

TIPA Awards 2011

Best DSLR Entry Level:Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i / Kiss X5

canon 600dOverall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info
Canon Rebel T3i (EOS 600D) is a 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera features ISO 100-12800, Improved EOS Full HD Movie mode with manual exposure control, expanded recording [1920 x 1080 Full HD video at frame rates of 30 (29.97), 24 (23.976) and 25.0 frames per second] with new Movie Digital zoom and Video Snapshot features for enhanced movie shooting options, New Scene Intelligent Auto mode and Picture Style Auto incorporating the new EOS Scene Detection System to capture beautiful scenes with ease, 3.7 fps continuous shooting up to approximately 34 JPEGs or approximately 6 RAW, and Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor (3:2) for shooting at high or low angles and 1,040,000-dot VGA with reflection reduction. The camera measures (W x H x D) 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 in./133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7mm and weighs 18.2 oz. / 515g (body only).

See Canon 600D Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best Digital SLR Advanced: Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info
Nikon D7000 is a 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR features Newly developed Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor, Magnesium alloy employed for the body/Superior weather-resistant and anti-dust capabilities, AF system featuring high-density 39 focus points, image-processing engine “EXPEED 2″, Full HD (1,920×1,080, 24p) movie-recording function, ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400 and a 3.0 Inch LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment. The camera measures (W x H x D) 5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in./ 132 x 103 x 77mm and weighs 24.3 oz. (690g).

See Nikon D7000 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best DSLR Expert: Olympus E-5

Olympus E-5Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info
Olympus E-5 is a 12.3MP Digital SLR features 11-point High Precision Fully Twin Cross AF system, Dust reduction system, TRUEPIC V+ Image Processor, 30 frames per second in 720pHD Video, ISO 100-6400, and 3.0″ HyperCrystal TFT swivel LCD monitor. The camera measures (W x H x D) 142 x 116 x 75 mm (5.6 x 4.6 x 2.9 in) and weighs 813 g (1.8 lb).

See Olympus E-5 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best Compact Camera: Nikon Coolpix P300

nikon-p300Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info
Nikon Coolpix P300 is a 12.2 MP CMOS Digital Camera features 4.2x Optical zoom, ISO 160-3200, Full HD movie recording at 1080p, Advanced multi-exposure composite image functions for beautiful handheld portraits at night, 360°/180° Easy Panorama mode, Slow and fast motion movie recording, Creative slider for easy image adjustment while shooting, Filter effects (in playback) and 7.5 cm (3-in.) high-resolution 921k-dot (approx.) Clear Color Display. The camera measures (W x H x D) Approx. 103.0 x 58.3 x 32.0 mm (4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3 in.) excluding projections and weight Approx. 189 g (6.7 oz.) with battery and SD memory card.

See Nikon Coolpix P300 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best Expert Compact Camera: Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Check Availability
Olympus XZ-1 (Announced January 06 2011) is a 10MP CCD sensor Digital camera features 4x Optical zoom 28-112mm (35mm equivalent) lens with a F1.8-2.5 maximum aperture range, full manual controls, Dual Image Stabilization, an AF Illuminator, ISO 100-6400, HD Movie recording, and 3.0 inch OELD display with 610k dots. The camera measures 110.6 mm (W) x 64.8 mm (H) x 42.3 mm (D) and weighs 275g (body, battery and media).

See Olympus XZ-1 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best Rugged Compact Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 / DMC-TS3

panasonic-ft3Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Check Availability
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 is a 12.1 Megapixels Digital camera features 4.6x zoom (35mm equivalent: 28-128mm), ISO 100-6400, Altimeter / Depth Indicator / Compass / Barometer / GPS, 3.7 fps in 12.1-megapixel Full Resolution, 1920 x 1080 Full HD Movie in AVCHD Format, iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode for Movie, POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) – Shake Detection, PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.1 HD Lite Edition, and Large, 2.7-inch, 230,000-dot High-resolution LCD. The camera measures (W x H x D) 103.5 x 64.0 x 26.5 mm (4.07 x 2.52 x 1.04 in) and Approx. 175g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.386 lb).

See Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 / DMC-TS3 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best Superzoom Camera: Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HSOverall rating: N/A | Latest Price Info
Canon SX230 HS is a 12 MP Digital Camera features 14x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 28-392mm), ISO 100-3200, Full 1080p HD Video, Dynamic Image Stabilizer, Smart AUTO, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome, and a large, bright 3.0-inch wide PureColor System LCD with high resolution and wide viewing angle. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.16 x 2.42 x 1.31 in. / 105.7 x 61.6 x 33.2mm and weighs 6.88 oz. / 195 g (camera body only).

See Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best Compact System Camera Entry Level: Samsung NX100

Samsung NX100Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Check Availability
Samsung NX100 is a 14.6 Mega-pixels digital camera features 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED Standard Zoom Lens, super large APS-C size CMOS sensor, ISO 100 – 3200, Extension settable : ISO 6400, HD movies in 720p resolution, optional GPS System, and 3.0″ VGA AMOLED Display. The camera measures (WxHxD) 120.5 x 71 x 34.5mm and weighs 282g (without batterY and memory card) 340g (Battery and memory card included).

See Samsung NX100 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best Compact System Camera Advanced: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 is a 16.05 MP Digital camera features 3.00x Optical Zoom 14-42mm (28-84mm eq.), ISO 160-12800, 1920 x 1080p 24fps AVCHD, Fast Light Speed AF for quick, clear photo capture; Advanced iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, and Touch sensitive 3.0″ TFT LCD monitor. The camera measures (W x H x D) 124 x 89.6 x 75.8 mm / 4.88 x 3.53 x 2.98 inch (excluding protrusions) and weighs Approx. 609 g / 21.48 oz (SD Memory Card, Battery, 14-42 mm lens included).

See Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best Premium Camera: Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info
Fujifilm FinePix X100 is the World’s First Hybrid Viewfinder features 12Mp APS-C CMOS censor, a fixed 23mm (35mm equivalent) f/2-f/16 Fujinon lens, EXR Processor, 720p HD movie recording, ISO 100 or 12800 (with boost), 5 fps, Hot-Shoe, and 2.8-inch Ultrafine 1,440,000-dot LCD monitor. The camera measures 125.5mm (W) x 74.4mm (H) x 53.9mm (D) (including lens), weighs 445g / 15.7oz and will be available from March 2011 at for US$1200 in the US and approx. €1000 in Europe.

See Fujifilm FinePix X100 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

EISA Awards 2010-2011

European Camera 2010-2011: Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i

Canon EOS 550DOverall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info
Canon EOS 550D/Rebel T2i is the successor to the EOS 500D / T1i features a 18 megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 processor with ISO 100-6400 (Expansion to 12800), Continuous shooting at 3.7fps, Full HD movie recording with manual control and selectable frame rates, iFCL metering System with 63-zone Dual-layer Metering Sensor, Exposure compensation +/-5 stops, and a 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD with 1,040k dots.

See Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i Review Roundup & Sample Photos

European Advanced SLR 2010-2011: Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7DOverall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info
Canon EOS 7D is a high-end DSLR camera features an all-new 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, a new all cross-type 19-point AF system with improved AI Servo AF, ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800), 8.0 fps continuous shooting, New iFCL Metering with 63-zone dual-layer metering system uses both focus and color information to provide accurate exposure even in difficult lighting, Full HD video at 30p (29.97 fps), 24p (23.976 fps) and 25p, a magnesium alloy body that is dust- and weather-resistant and a 3 inch LCD monitor with 920,000 dots (VGA resolution) with a viewing angle of 160°.

See Canon EOS 7D Review Roundup & Sample Photos

European Super Zoom Camera 2010-2011: Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Fujifilm FinePix HS10Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info
Fujifilm FinePix HS10 is a superzoom digital camera features 30x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 24 – 720mm ), 10.3 megapixels CMOS Sensor, 7-frame shooting mode at an amazing 10fps, at the full 10 megapixel resolution., Super High Speed Movie, Motion Panorama, Motion Remover (which is very useful to remove the tourists from your pictures), Full 1080p HD Movie & Photo, RAW+JPEG Mode, ISO 100-6400, and a 3.0-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots, color LCD monitor. The camera measures 30.6 (W) x 90.7 (H) x 126.0 (D) mm / 5.1 (W) x 3.6 (H) x 5.0 (D) in., weighs approx 636g / 22.4oz and it runs on 4x AA type alkaline batteries.

See Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

European Professional Camera 2010-2011: Nikon D3s

Nikon D3sOverall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info
Nikon D3s professional DSLR is the successor to the popular Nikon D3 features 12 megapixel 36 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor (full frame), 720p HD video recording, ISO 100 – 102400 (boost), Fast, accurate 51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors), continuous shooting up to 9fps, 3-inch super-density 921,000-dot VGA LCD; one-button Live View with two shooting modes, Dual CF card slots with overflow, backup and copy options (CF card not included); up to 4,300 images per battery charge.

See Nikon D3s Review Roundup & Sample Photos

European Multimedia Camera 2010-2011: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 is a 12.1 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera features Touch-screen Operation with 3.0-inch Free-angle LCD Featuring Full-time Live View and Contrast AF System, Venus Engine HD II, Artistic Images with My Color Mode, Peripheral Defocus Mode and Motion Picture P Mode, HD Movie in AVCHD Lite and HDMI Compatibility Featuring VIERA Link, ISO 100-6400, Dust Reduction System, and it comes with the Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. lens. The camera measures 124 x 83.6 x 74 mm / 4.88 x 3.29 x 2.91 inch and weighs approx. 593 g / 20.92 oz (SD Memory Card, Battery, 14-42 mm lens included).

See Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

European Compact Camera 2010-2011: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5VOverall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info
Sony CyberShot DSC-HX5V is a 10.2MP CMOS Digital Camera with 10x Wide Angle Zoom with Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization. The camera also features HD movie recording, integrated GPS receiver and compass, ISO 125-3200, Intelligent Sweep Panorama Mode, and a 3.0″ Clear Photo LCD™ display (230k pixels). The camera measures 4 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ x 1 3/16″ (102.9mm x 57.7mm x 28.9mm ) and weighs 6.0oz. (170g).

See Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V Review Roundup & Sample Photos

European Micro System Camera 2010-2011: Sony α NEX-5

Sony NEX-5Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info
Sony Alpha NEX-5 is a 14.2 megapixel digital camera that features HD video capable APS-C sensor (13 times the size of the typical sensor) in a small body, Interchangeable lenses, ISO range from 200 to 12,800, continuous (2.3fps) speed priority (7fps), Dual Media Slots, Sweep Panorama, and a vari-angle 3 inch Live View LCD. The camera dimensions are approx. 4-3/8 x 2-3/8 x 1-9/16” (W/H/D, excluding protrusions), and it weighs (approx.) : Approx. 8.1oz

See Sony α NEX-5 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

European Advanced Compact Camera 2010-2011: Samsung TL500 (EX1)

Samsung TL500 (EX1)Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info
Samsung TL500 (EX1) is a 10.00 Megapixels digital camera features 3x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 24-72mm) with maximum aperture at the wide end is f/1.8 and slows down to a still very impressive f/2.4 at the long end, ISO 80-3200, Manual Control, and 3″ swiveling AMOLED 614000 dots screen. The camera measures 114x30x65mm and weighs approx. 356g.

See Samsung TL500 (EX1) Review Roundup & Sample Photos

European Travel Compact Camera 2010-2011: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7/TZ10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7/TZ10Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7/TZ10 is a 12.1-megapixel with 1/2.33-inch CCD pocket camera features 12x Optical Zoom (25 – 300 mm in 35 mm equiv.), Venus Engine HD II, ISO 80-1600, HD Movie in AVCHD Lite, POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), AF Tracking – Subject Detection, Travel Mode with GPS, and a 3.0″ TFT Screen LCD Display (460,000 dots). The camera measures 103.3 x 59.6 x 32.6 mm (4.07 x 2.35 x 1.28 inch) and approx. 218 g (0.48 lb) with Battery and SD Memory Card

See Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7/TZ10 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

European All-Weather Compact Camera 2010-2011: Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info
Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 is a 14.0 megapixel CCD features 5x Optical Zoom + 5x Digital Zoom 5.0 – 25.0mm (28 – 140mm equivalent in 35mm photography), ISO 64-1600, and 2.7″ HyperCrystal™ III LCD. The camera measures 3.9″W x 2.5″H x 0.94″D (98.3mm x 63.6mm x 23.9mm) and weighs 7.6oz (215g) without batteries and media card.

See Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Review Roundup & Sample Photos


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