Picking the standout camera of this year is going to be difficult as we’ve seen a lot of show-stoppers.
Aside from candidates from the major CAMps - Canon and Nikon - we have stellar successors like the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II and the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 who truly deserve the recognition. But will the Fujifilm X100S sneak up on them and snatch the title? You decide.
And when you vote, you stand a chance to win a load of gadget goodies. Don’t just limit yourself to your favourite snapper though, have your say in our nine other categories. After all it’s a digital democracy, it’s Stuff Singapore's Readers’ Choice Awards.
Canon EOS 70D
Canon traditionalists will love the familiar manual controls but the hopped-up DIGIC 5+ processor, maximum ISO of 12,800 and the ability to shoot 7 frames per second are what truly makes the Canon EOS 70D shine. For those who like to shoot moving pictures, Canon has thoughtfully included full HD video recording capabilities.
Click here to vote for the Canon EOS 70D
Canon PowerShot G16
Although it was released with a whole host of other Canon cameras, the PowerShot G16 was the one that stole the show. As the successor to the much-loved G15, the PowerShot G16 delivers superb shots with its speedy DIGIC 6 imaging processor, 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and 5x optical zoom, while keeping things interesting with new Star photography modes.
Click here to vote for the Canon PowerShot G16
Fujifilm FinePix X100S
The X100’s successor may have just added an S to the back of its name but we think it stands for its improved 16.3MP APS-C sensor and focusing speed, both of which come together nicely to give superb imaging prowess. And we love how its classically good looks contrast with its superb modern features.
Click here to vote for the Fujifilm FinePix X100S
GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition
As the only rugged action cam in our category, the mid-range GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition is every thrillseeker’s choice cam. It comes with built-in Wi-Fi and a solid six-element glass lens with 170 degree field of view in a thinner, lighter package. If you’re looking for an alternative perspective, this hardy snapper records both still and moving pictures for your entertainment.
Click here to vote for the GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition
If you’re looking for full-frame excellence in a small portable package, the D610 is it. With its 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, agile EXPEED 3 processor and never-miss-a-thing 39-point autofocusing system, that money shot will be more fact than fiction. All you have to do now is keep up with this snapper’s smarts.
Click here to vote for the Nikon D610
Olympus OM-D E-M1
All hail the mirrorless camera, especially this petite wonder. We love how it’s not too snobbish to play well with normal lenses via adaptor on top of its own Micro Four Thirds range. This means a ton of options for full-fledged photographers to play with. Moving subjects are no match for the Olympus OM-D E-M1’s speedy focus, and neither are the elements of nature.
Click here to vote for the Olympus OM-D E-M1
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7
As the follow-up to the outstanding LUMIX DMC-GX1, the LUMIX DMC-GX7 does not disappoint. The well connected (Wi-Fi with NFC capability) shooter combines a mirrorless system, 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor and a tiltable LCD screen to make the most of your photography skills.
Click here to vote for the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II
We loved its predecessor so it should come as no surprise that v2.0 is in the running. With built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, the RX100 II also packs a 20.2MP Exmor R CMOS back illuminated sensor and f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens for stellar shots. The fact that it comes in a sleek, well-built package doesn’t hurt its chances either.
Click here to vote for the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II