Photography News issue 72


Gear of the Year

A W A R D S 2019 THE PHOTOGRAPHY NEWSAWARDS 2019 We photographers have never had it so good, and it’s fair to say we’re spoilt rotten when it comes to kit available for producing great pictures and videos. This is your chance to celebrate and recognise your favourite of that gear. We want your votes – it’s free to enter, and you could win a prize!

BEST ENTHUSIAST APS-C MIRRORLESS CAMERA This sector of the market is hugely competitive, and you can see why by looking at the attributes of our shortlist. Included is Nikon’s latest launch, the Z 50, which is the brand’s first camera in this arena.


YOUMIGHT NOT think about it very often, but it is easy to take great cameras, pin-sharp lenses and brilliant lighting kit for granted. Yet without all this fabulous gear, taking andmaking stunning photographsmight not be the pleasure that it is – and that is what these awards are all about. We launched the PN Awards to highlight the wonderful kit we have at our disposal, and it’s a way of saying ‘thank you’ to all those clever people who work hard at creating, innovating andmaking the gear we spend an awful lot of money on. We’ve shortlisted items in all of the product categories, and then you get the chance to pick what you think deserves to win. Voting is done online and it’s free – you don’t even have to register to vote. The only categories where we haven’t done any shortlisting are in the service categories, such as Best Retailer – in those you nominate who you think deserves to win. (Where theremay bemore than one store, please nominate the name of the store group and the individual shop, please.) Go to to cast your vote, follow the ‘Awards’ link and complete the voting form. You can vote in every category, but if you prefer to vote for just a few categories that is perfectly fine, too. It’s entirely up to you – and thank you in advance for your support. Closing date for votes is 19 February 2020

BEST ENTHUSIAST MICRO FOUR THIRDS CAMERA Olympus and Panasonic are the only two major camera brands in the Micro Four Thirds market, but the products available are first rate so there’s still plenty of choice. Cameras

Mirrorless cameras are often used by expert and professional image- makers, and our handful of advanced models in this category represent the state of the art, all offering great features, stunning image quality and reliability, even in the most demanding of environments.

BEST TOP-END MICRO FOUR THIRDS CAMERA An impressive quartet of richly featured and highly capable cameras are destined to fight it out in this category. Fast shooting speeds, high image quality and innovative features are typical in this camera sector, and you get all this in extremely neat, portable packages.

Canon EOS M200


Olympus PEN E-PL9

Canon EOS M6 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II


Olympus E-M10 Mark III


Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Leica CL

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III


Panasonic Lumix GH5S

Sigma sd Quattro H

Panasonic Lumix G90

Nikon Z 50

Panasonic Lumix GH5

Sony A6600

Panasonic Lumix G9

Sony A6400

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