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Canon EOS-1D X And EOS 5D Mark III Get Camera Of The Year Awards

Camera of the year

Both the Canon EOS-1D X (specs & price) and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (specs & price) got a camera of the year award.

Digitalcamerainfo chose the EOS-1D X as the camera of the year, because:

While there were only a couple high-end cameras brought to market in 2011, this year saw the eventual release of some incredible full-frame models from each of the major players. With some fantastic mid-range bodies also seeing the light of day, the Canon 1D X had stiff competition for our top spot once it finally was released to the public. Despite the delay, the 1D X bested all comers in our lab tests, producing the highest overall score of the year. While it's certainly too big, too expensive, and simply too much for most people, the Canon 1D X is, hands-down, the best camera from 2012

Read digitalcamerainfo's EOS-1D X review here. Canon EOS-1D X price check: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

Scott Bourne and the staff at photofocus chose the EOS 5D Mark III as the camera of the year:

This year our team tested many cameras and one really stood out. It was the Canon 5D MK III. […] The 5D MK III is fast both in response time and frames-per-second (up to 6 fps.) It has much better chromatic aberration correction and it’s low-light performance is second to none. It has up to seven frame HDR/bracketing.

The biggest improvement in the 5D MK III is in the auto focus. The camera’s 61-point AF system has 41 cross-type sensors and is miles ahead of its competition and only a hair slower than its big brother the Canon 1DX which in my opinion, has the best DSLR AF system in the world. […]

Ultimately for our team, the selection boiled down to amazing low-light performance, super fast and accurate AF, premium build quality, and incredible DSLR film capabilities. If we had a nit it’s the price, but nothing is perfect.

Camera of the year

Canon EOS 5D Mark III price check: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA


  • iop99

    incredible DSLR film capabilities…

    in Times, where i geta red scarlet-body
    for +- 7000$ i will not spend money on
    this homerecording-cam.
    it is 1200 $ worth…no cent more.

    and it is only a canon… a mass-product.
    same is for gh3 = 600 $
    and others

  • Nick

    How cool that a “neo 5D2” with fixed auto focus and added rate button becomes camera of the year. (Not.)

    D800E wins.

  • Sean

    Are there Canon fanboys who troll Nikon or is it only the Nikon fanboys that have NO life?

  • jake

    sorry Canon fanboys but they dont deserve camera of the year titles.
    IMO, the Olympus EM5 or Sony NEX6 should have been awarded for that title.

  • Nick

    And award for most stupid comment of the year goes to Sean!

    I am far from a Nikon fanboy. I am heavily invested into Canon, but that doesn’t mean that I am emotionally invested.

    The 5D3 is a good camera, but it is not the camera of the year.

    In fact, it doesn’t even deserve to be called 5D3. The “real 5D3” is the D800. Period.

    • Sean


      Take a douche pill, buy a D800, and hope for the best.

  • Dave

    Hey my thoughts are that if Scott Bourne and his crew call the 5D Mark III their camera of the year, great. I think is has a hell of a good list of features.

  • D9000 hal

    Congratz Canon, but 1dx is better

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