Winner Camera of the Year
Olympus PEN E-P3
Guide price: £700 (body only)
In the past, it was possible to see DSLRs as the 100-metre sprinters of the camera world – big, fast and powerful – and compact system cameras as long-distance runners: smaller, lighter, and prone to taking a while to do their thing. Then came the Micro Four Thirds PEN E-P3, and our running-related categorisation system went out the window. Not that we mind: the first nterchangeable-lens compact to truly keep up with the big boys, the E-P3 can refocus 120 times per second, which is probably more than Usain Bolt.
Packed with wizardry that means it'll take great pics in any situation. The best point-and-shoot around.
Fujifilm Finepix X100
Revolutionary hybrid viewfinder, ultra-cool '50s styling and sensational image quality ensure this will be a future classic.Read review
Canon EOS 600D
An exceptional mid-level digital SLR that offers simply amazing performance for the money. A fightback for consumer SLRs?Read review
Nikon Coolpix S9100
A classy 18x super-zoom. Those lengthy optics are crammed into a pocketable slither of a body that nevertheless feels superbly solid.Read review
Sony Handicam HDR-TD10
If you want to shoot 3D video but donít have James Cameronís wallet, this is the best tri-dimensional camcorder you can buy.