Best Digital Cameras 2010

eisa-tipa winnersGetting a hard time of choosing which digital camera to buy?

Take a look at these updated award winning digital cameras for the year 2010 chosen by TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) and EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association )


TIPA Awards 2010

Best DSLR Entry Level: Pentax K-x

Pentax K-xOverall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info
Pentax K-x is a 12.4 megapixel DSLR camera features Auto Picture and Scene Modes, Creative Processing and Filter Modes, HDR Image Capture, 4.7 Frames per Second Capture Speed, 11 Point Wide Angle Focus, Widescreen HD 720p video at 24 FPS, and a 2.7 inch LCD with Live View and Face Detection. The camera measures (W x H x D): 4.8 x 3.6 x 2.7”, weighs approx. 20.5 oz and is running on AA lithium batteries.

See Pentax K-x Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best Digital SLR Advanced: 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

Best DSLR Expert: 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

Best Compact Camera: 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

Best Expert Compact Camera: Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info
Canon PowerShot G11 is the successor of PowerShot G10 features 10 Megapixels CCD sensor, 5x optical zoom (35mm film equivalent: 28-140mm), DIGIC 4, capability to shoot RAW just like a DSLR camera, ISO 80-3200, and a 2.8-inch TFT 461,000 pixels color swivel LCD with wide viewing angle. The camera measures 112 x 76 x 48 mm and weighs Approx. 355g.

See Canon PowerShot G11 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best Rugged Compact Camera: Casio Exilim EX-G1

Casio Exilim EX-G1Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info
Casio Exilim EX-G1 is a 12 megapixels shock-resistant, waterproof, dustproof digital camera features 3x optical zoom (Approx. 38 – 114mm), Advanced Dynamic Photo function, and a 2.5-inch TFT color LCD 230,400 dots (960 x 240). The camera measures 103.5(W) x 64.2(H) x 19.9(D) mm 4.01″ (W) x 2.53″ (H) x 0.78″ (D) and weighs Approximately 154g / 5.4 oz(Including battery and Memory card).

See Casio Exilim EX-G1 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best Superzoom Camera: 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

Best Compact System Camera Entry Level: Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus E-PL1Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info
Olympus E-PL1 is a 12.3MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens. The camera features built-in flash, In-body Image Stabilization, TruePic V Image Processor, ISO 100-3200, a direct button for HD movies, built-in photo effects, and a 2.7 inches HyperCrystal LCD AR(Anti-Reflective) coating. The camera measures 4.51 in (W) x 2.84 in (H) x 1.63 in (D) / 114.6 mm (W) x 72.2mm (H) x 41.5mm (D) and weighs 10.44 oz / 296g (body only).

See Olympus E-PL1 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best Compact System Camera Advanced: 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

Best D-SLR Professional: 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

EISA Awards 2010

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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11 Comments »

Comment by Mike
2010-05-23 07:46:56

I have to purchase Pentax K-x is a 12.4 megapixel DSLR.

 
Comment by James
2010-05-23 13:33:54

Thanks for this list.. I’m currently looking for updating my canon 20D.. and I think the EOS 550D is the one to go..

 
Comment by Steve
2010-05-23 13:35:53

woohoo.. My Pentax K-x is one of the best cameras.. :p

 
Comment by Tasya
2010-06-24 08:43:28

Great post! Really help me to choose my digital camera for the summer holiday. Cheers!

 
Comment by Luis Abenza Subscribed to comments via email
2010-07-01 06:09:42

Again: Leica is ignored. Why?

 
Comment by Luis Abenza Subscribed to comments via email
2010-07-01 06:11:51

Again: Leicas cameras ignored. Too good, too expensive. Not sufficient butttons?

 
Comment by jamison
2010-09-03 07:31:54

I was thinking of getting the S90, but after reading this list now I’m leaning toward Samsung EX1..

Great photography site.. Thanks!

Comment by Ross Gardener
2010-09-10 19:37:21

Same here..
It looks like Samsung has finally done it! Beat the old players such as Canon and Nikon.. Well nevermind Nikon, they’ve never been able to make a good compact.

 
 
Comment by Williams
2010-11-15 20:06:06

Thanks for the post. Really help me to find the right camera for a christmas gift.

 
Comment by mike goble Subscribed to comments via email
2010-12-22 22:22:33

Dont believe all the experts! I”ve tried out the fuji film hs10 and i was not imressed at all. I’ve read many reviews on different cameras from many online reviews and ill tell ya some of the ones they recomend was some of the worst ive used. tHE FUJI hs10 IS AVERAGE AT BEST! I’VE never used a good fuj icamera. I also tried the olympus uz 3000 i think was the name of it and its outdoor quality was far superior to the fuji, but it wasnt a keeper either.I’m currently waiting on panasonic fz40 to arrive in the mail. I personaly never had and picture quality issues with any panasonic camera ive ever used or owned!

 
Comment by Rap Subscribed to comments via email
2011-01-07 04:22:15

To Mike Goble.

How can you say that hs10 is not a good one? I’m planning to buy one but still having second thoughts about this camera.

 

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