Best Digital Cameras 2013

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 2013 chosen by TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) and EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association )

TIPA Awards 2013

Best Digital SLR Entry Level: Canon EOS 100D (EOS Rebel SL1)

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 is a 18.0 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 3.0-inch Touchscreen and Full HD Movie Mode. It features DIGIC 5 Image Processor, Clear View II Touchscreen LCD, ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600, Full HD 1080 Video with Continuous AF, 4.0 fps Continuous Shooting, 9-Point AF System, and Scene Intelligent Auto Mode. The camera is designed in Compact and Lightweight body that Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses. It measures (W x H x D) 4.6 x 3.6 x 2.7″ / 11.7 x 9.1 x 6.9 cm and weight 13.05 oz / 370 g body only, without battery or card. The measure makes it as the smallest and lightest digital SLR camera in the world.

See Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best Digital SLR Expert: Canon EOS 6D

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Canon EOS 6D is a 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor Digital SLR Camera with DIGIC 5+ Image Processor. It features Full HD 1080p Video recording with Manual Controls, 11-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point, 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor, Extended ISO Range of 50-102400, Up to 4.5 Full Resolution FPS, Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes, Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity, included a 3.0-inch Clear View High Resolution LCD. The camera measures (W x H x D) 5.7 x 4.4 x 2.8″ / 14.5 x 11.2 x 7.1 cm and weight 27.16 oz / 770 g. It sold for $1,784.99 (Body Only)

See Canon EOS 6D Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best CSC Expert: Fujifilm X-E1

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Fujifilm X-E1 is a new 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor compact system camera with a 2.36-million-dot EVF. It features EXR Processing Pro Image Processor, Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound, Focal Plane Shutter, High Speed Contrast Autofocus, 100-25600 ISO Range, FUJIFILM X-mount, Magnesium Alloy Body, and has a 2.8-inch LCD 460K Dot Resolution. The camera measures (W x H x D) 5.1 x 2.9 x 1.5″ / 129 x 74.9 x 38.3 mm and weight 10.58 oz / 300 g without battery, memory card, accessories.

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Best Expert Compact Camera: Fujifilm X20

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Fujifilm X20 is a 12.0 Megapixels Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD. It features Fujinon 28-112mm f/2-2.8 Zoom Lens, Advanced Optical Zoom Viewfinder, 2.8-inch LCD Monitor with resolution up to 460k-Dot, EXR Processor II, Intelligent Hybrid AF System, ISO 100-12800, Full HD 1080 Video at 60fps, Film Simulation and Advanced Filters. The camera has Die-Cast Magnesium Body Construction with measures (W x H x D) and weight 12.45 oz / 353 g.

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Best Superzoom Camera: Nikon COOLPIX P520

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Nikon Coolpix P520 is a 18.1MP Back Side Illuminated CMOS Sensor Digital Camera with 42x Optical Zoom and 2x Digital Zoom. It features 4.3-180mm f/3-5.9 NIKKOR Zoom Lens, 24-1000mm 35mm Equivalent Focal Length, EXPEED C2 Image Processing Engine, 3.2-inch Vari-angle 921K-dot LCD Monitor, Full HD 1080/60i Video Recording with Stereo Sound, GPS Records the Location of Each Shot, Optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, and Optical VR Image Stabilization System. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.9 x 3.3 x 4″ / 125.2 x 84.1 x 101.6 mm (excluding projections) and weight 1.21 lb / 550 g (with battery and SD memory card).

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Best Easy Compact Camera: Nikon COOLPIX S01

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Nikon COOLPIX S01 is a 10.1-Megapixels Resolution CCD Sensor Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom NIKKOR Glass Lens. It features 29-87mm Equivalent NIKKOR VR Lens, EXPEED C2 Image-Processing Engine, One Touch 720p HD Movie Recording, 7.3GB Internal Memory, Built-In Battery & Flash, Automatic Scene Detection, Special Effects and Creative Modes, and has a 2.5-inch Rear Touch Screen LCD. The camera measures (W x H x D) 3.1 x 2.1 x 0.7″ / 7.87 x 5.33 x 1.78 cm and weight 3.4 oz / 96 g.

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Best Digital SLR Advanced: Nikon D7100

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Nikon D7100 is a 24.1 MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR with EXPEED 3 Image Processing Engine. It features No Optical Low-Pass Filter, 1080p Full HD Video Recording, 3.2-inch LCD Monitor with 1,229k-dot resolution, Optical Viewfinder with OLED Display, 6 fps Up to 100 Shots at Full Resolution, 51-point AF with 15 Cross-type Sensors, Built-In Flash with Commander Function, and designed with Magnesium Alloy Body; Moisture Resistant. The camera measures (W x H x D) 5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0″ / 135.5 x 106.5 x 76 mm and weight 1.49 lb / 675 g camera body only. It sold with price of $1,196.95 and cheaper than Canon EOS 6D.

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Best CSC Entry Level: Olympus PEN E-PL5

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Olympus PEN E-PL5 is a 16.0-Megapixels Live MOS Sensor Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens. It features TruePic VI Image Processor, Full 1080i HD Video recording, F.A.S.T. Auto Focus, In-Body Image Stabilization, ISO Range to 25600, 12 In-camera Art Filters, and has a 3.0-inch Flip Portrait LCD w/ Touch Control, includes FL-LM1 Flash Unit. The camera measures (W x H x D) 110.5 x 63.7 x 38.2mm and weight Approx. 279g [body only].

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Best Rugged Compact Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (DMC-TS5)

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 is a 16.1-Megapixels High Sensitivity MOS Sensor Digital Camera with 4.6x Leica DC Zoom Lens; 28-128mm. It designed with Waterproof to Depth of 39′ (12 m), Shockproof, Freezeproof, Dustproof capabilities, and features 3.0″ 460k-dot TFT LCD Display, Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Mic, Wi-Fi Connectivity, Power Optical Image Stabilization, 10fps Burst Shooting at Full Resolution, and Built-in Creative Effects. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.3 x 2.7 x 1.1″ / 109.2 x 67.4 x 28.9 mm and weight 6.63 oz / 188 g camera body only.

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Best CSC Professional: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is a 16.05MP Digital Live MOS Sensor SLR Camera with Micro 4/3 Sensor and Lens Mount. It features Magnesium Alloy, Weather Sealed Body, Full HD Video 1080/60p 50Mbps IPB and 24p 72Mbps ALL-I, Venus Engine Image Processor, OLED Monitor and Live View Finder, Contrast Auto Focus System, Full-Area Focusing and Pinpoint AF, Electronic Front & Rear Shutter, and Auto HDR for Still Photographs. The camera measures (W x H x D) 5.2 x 3.7 x 3.2″ / 132.1 x 94.0 x 81.3 mm and weight 19.4 oz / 550 g with SD card and Battery.

See Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best Mobile Imaging Device: Samsung Galaxy Camera

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 is a new device combines leading-edge camera capabilities with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and wireless network connectivity. It features 16.0-Megapixel 1/2.3” BSI CMOS images sensor, 4.1-86.1mm f/2.8-5.9 lens, Full HD movies recording, 21x optical zoom, optical image stabilisation, and a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD touchscreen. The camera measures (W x H x D) 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm and weight 305g.

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Best CSC Advanced: Samsung Smart Camera NX300

Overall rating: N/A

Samsung NX300 is a new compact system cameras features 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor that combined with DRIMe IV Image Processor. It also offer 3D Still & Video Capture Capability, Full HD 1080p 60fps Video recording, 3.31″ AMOLED Tilt Touch Screen Display, Hybrid Auto Focus System, Touch AF and Touch Control LED, Dual Channel Wi-Fi via SMART CAMERA App, 100-25600 ISO Sensitivity Range, and has Stylish Retro Design. The camera measures 122 x 63.7 x 40.7mm and weight 280 g (without battery).

See Samsung NX300 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best Premium Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 is a 24.0 Megapixels full-frame (24x36mm) CMOS sensor Digital Camera with 14-bit RAW and Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F2 prime lens. It features Full HD 24p Video with Manual Controls, High Speed AF as Fast as 0.13 Seconds, Full Frame 24MP Bursts at up to 5fps, Dedicated Focus, Iris and Macro Rings, Shoe for Flash, Light or External Mic, Auto HDR Protects Highlight and Shadow, ISO Range 100-25600, and has a 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD Display. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ x 2 3/4″ (113.3 x 65.4 x 69.6mm) and weight 17 oz (782g).

See Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

EISA Awards 2013

European Camera: Nikon D800

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Nikon D800 is a 36.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera. It comes with incredible features to capture outstanding images like a 36.3-megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24.0mm) CMOS sensor, Full 1080p HD broadcast quality video and minimized rolling shutter, Multi-Area Full HD D-Movie Video Recording Mode, Comprehensive high fidelity audio recording and playback control, including View simultaneous Live View output on external monitors and record uncompressed video via HDMI terminal. The camera measures 5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2 in. and weight Approx. 31.7 oz. (900g) camera body only.

See Nikon D800 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

European SLR Camera: Sony α SLT-A57


Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Sony SLT-A57 is a 16.1 MP Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor DSLR camera with Translucent Mirror Technology, 3D Sweep Panorama and 18-55mm Zoom Lens. This camera also comes with variety of interesting features such as High-speed 12 fps continuous shooting, 15-point AF system with 3 cross sensors, Full HD Movie recording at 60p (50p), High sensitivity (ISO 100-16000), Face Detection, Smile Shutter and Face Registration including a 3.0″ LCD TruBlack™ tilt/swivel screen. The camera measures (W x H x D) (132.1 x 97.5 x 80.7mm) excl grip & lens mount and weight Approx. 1lb 5.7 oz (618g) (w/battery & media).

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European Advanced SLR Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

canon-eos-5d-mark-III Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Canon has finally announced the Canon EOS 5D Mark III to replace the popular EOS 5D Mark II which was released around 3.5 years ago. The EOS 5D Mark III features 61-point high density wide-area AutoFocus system enables you to get sharper photos with more precise detail. Some Other improvements over its predecessor are th continuous shooting which now is up to 6.0 fps recording up to 16,270 continuous JPEG images to a UDMA mode 7 card in a single burst, 14-bit DIGIC 5+ processor, the ability to record digital stereo sound at 48KHz with manual control over audio level, a standard 3.5mm mic socket enables the use of third-party microphones and also improve the ISO sensitivity which now is range from 100–25,600 extendable to ISO 102,400 (2 Stops better).

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European Professional Camera: Nikon D4

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Nikon D4 is a 16.2 MP CMOS FX Digital SLR with Full 1080p HD Video. It comes with a 91,000-Pixel RGB sensor, improved 51 point AF System, High-speed continuous shooting at approx. 11 fps* in FX format, Advanced Scene Recognition System, High ISO sensitivity up to 50-204,800, and a wide-viewing angle 3.2-inch TFT LCD monitor with resolution up to 921k-dot. The camera measures (W x H x D) Approx. 160 x 156.5 x 90.5 mm/6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6 in. and weight Approx. 1,340 g/2 lb 15.3 oz with battery and XQD memory card.

See Nikon D4 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

European Compact System Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Olympus OM-D E-M5 is a 16 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3.0-Inch Tilting OLED Touchscreen and 12-50mm Lens. It features 9 FPS High-Speed Sequential Shooting, 5-Axis Image Stabilization, LCD electronic viewfinder, Latest TruePic VI image processor, Improved C-AF autofocus with 3D tracking, and Flash sync speed up to 1/250th sec. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.8 inch x 3.5 inch x 1.7 inch and weight Approx. 15 ounces (CIPA guideline compliant, with BLN-1 battery and Memory card). According to dpreview the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is the winner of the Best Camera of 2012. It available at Amazon with price of $1,199.00.

See Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

European Advanced Compact System Camera: Samsung NX20

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Samsung NX20 is a new 20.3 Megapixel Compact System Camera with 1/8000 fast shutter and Built-in WiFi. It features Full HD movie recording, Clear AMOLED Swivel Display, Wide Range ISO of 12,800 and an i-Function 2.0 for easy to adjust key camera settings. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.8″ x 3.53″ x 1.56″ and weight 0.75 lbs. body only.

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European Professional Compact System Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro1

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a 16MP Digital Camera with APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor. The camera features FUJINON Interchangeable “XF LENS” and Original “X Mount”, 2nd Generation Hybrid Viewfinder, Focal Plane Shutter and has a 3.0-inch LCD including Focal Length Changeable Hybrid OVF. The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has measures (W x H x D) 139.5 x 81.8 x 42.5 mm (5.5 x 3.2 x 1.7 in.) and weight Approx. 450 g / 15.9 oz. (including battery and memory card).

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European Compact Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Canon PowerShot G1 X is a 14.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 4x Wide-Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Lens. It features include 28mm Ultra Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabalizer, HS SYSTEM, DIGIC 5 Image Processor, Full 1080p HD Video recording with Stereo Sound including 14-bit RAW + JPEG format, and has a 3.0-inch Vari-angle PureColor System LCD with 922.000 dots for shooting at a variety of angles. The camera measures(W x H x D) 4.60 x 3.17 x 2.55 in. (116.7 x 80.5 x 64.7mm) and weight Approx. 19.0 oz. / 534g (Including the battery and memory card).

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European Advanced Compact Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is a 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor Digital Camera with 3.6x optical/7.2x Clear Image Digital Zoom. It features Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 3.6x zoom, P/A/S/M modes, JPEG and RAW image shooting, Full HD 1080/60p video recording with manual control, and a 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD display. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4 x 2.3 x 1.4″ / 10.2 x 5.9 x 3.6 cm and weight Approx. 8.5oz (240g) (Battery and Memory Stick Duo included). We are highly recommends this camera for selling photos online because its performance to take excellent photos according to user and expert reviews below. We are also recommend some of the rivals of this camera.

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European Travel Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V is a 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 20x Optical Zoom. It features High speed AF, Full HD 1080/60p video recording with dual record, GPS and Compass functionality, 10fps, 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode, and has a 3.0-inch LCD. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.20 x 2.44 x 1.36″ / 106.6 x 61.9 x 34.6 mm and weight 9.0 oz / 255 g with battery and card. It is available with price of $299.00 at Amazon online store.

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European All Weather Camera: Olympus TOUGH TG-1

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS is a 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom. It features Full HD Video recording with HDMI, Multi-Motion Movie IS, 8x Super-Resolution Zoom and F2.0 Hi-Speed Lens, iHS Technology, GPS & eCompass. The camera also has unmatched rugged durability of Crushproof 220 lbf, Waterproof (12m/40 ft), Shockproof (2m/6.6 ft) and Freezeproof (-10°C/14°F) and has a 3.0-Inch screen with 610k OLED. It measures (W x H x D) 100.2mm x 64.5mm x 26.0mm and weight 221g. This camera got EISA Awards 2012-2013 as EUROPEAN ALL WEATHER CAMERA.

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European Lens: Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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European Macro Lens: Sigma APO Macro 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM Macro
Overall Rating: ★★★★½

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European Compact System Lens: Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

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