Photo review site photographyblog.com has been dishing out its camera awards for 2012, with our own camera of the year, the Olympus OM-D E-M5, also bagging their top camera award.
Here’s what they had to say about the camera:
Image quality is where Micro Four Thirds cameras have traditionally lagged behind their APS-C sensor rivals, but the OM-D E-M5 is the first MFT model to equal the results from leading cameras like the Sony NEX-7. Noise doesn’t rear its ugly head until ISO 3200 for JPEGs and even the faster settings prove eminently usable, although the E-M5 does apply some pretty aggressive noise reduction to keep the files clean as shown by the much noisier raw images. We never longed for a camera with a bigger sensor, and you’d have to step up to a full-frame DSLR to see an appreciable leap in image quality.”
The fantastic Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 was lauded as the Compact Camera of the Year 2012 - a choice we’d certainly agree with – while Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 was declared Software of the Year 2012 - something we’d go along with too.
See more winners on photographyblog.com.
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