System Camera of the Year 2015

Awards Winner
Beautifully built, with excellent handling and stellar stills performance, the X-T10 would be a great system camera at any price – but at just £500, this mirrorless wonder is a steal.

The runners-up

A stonking 50MP sensor makes this the DSLR for detail-seekers, and it'll comfortably out-resolve any rival on the market. Bulky it may be, but it's capable of delivering sensational stills.

The 750D is an entry-level dream: it's easy to use, reliable and takes superb pictures thanks to a new sensor and advanced autofocus system. The ideal step up from smartphone photography.

Proving the Canon 750D isn't the only fantastic new entry-level DSLR, the Nikon D5500 is a top notch all-rounder with a huge 24MP sensor, touchscreen and all the bells and whistles you'd want.

The D7200 excels at doing what it's supposed to do – taking pictures – thanks to the combination of a 24.2MP sensor and excellent ISO range. It's a reliably excellent performer.

We loved the original OM-D E-M5 but it's three years old now, so the mark II was a welcome arrival this year. Superb 5-axis stabilisation and top-notch looks mean it was well worth the wait.

A superb example of the advantages of a mirrorless camera, the GF7 is almost impossible compact, takes great photos and video and comes with a very pleasant price tag. Good work all round.

The big news here is that Sony has kitted out the second version of its A7 camera with 5-axis stabilisation - a first for a full-frame cam. A new autofocus system is a further boost.