Welcome to the 1st annual Camera Decision Best Camera Awards! The selection is limited to cameras that have only been released in 2022 and the winners are hand-picked in 7 different categories by our editor.
Table of Contents
- Best Compact / Fixed Lens Camera of 2022
- Best Micro Four Thirds Camera of 2022
- Best APS-C Camera of 2022
- Best Full-Frame Camera of 2022
- Best Medium Format Camera
- Best Hybrid Camera of 2022
- Best Overall Camera of 2022
Best Compact / Fixed Lens Camera of 2022
This has been one of the easiest categories as there are only two compact cameras released in 2022 from major manufacturers! Sony ZV-1F is a specialized camera with a 1-inch sensor targeting the content creators. We appreciate the compact body and the relatively low MSRP but find the fixed 20mm equivalent lens a bit limiting. Ricoh WG-80 is the continuation of company's tough camera series, slight improvements are welcomed but its use is limited due to its small sensor (and odd shape?)
WINNER: Sony ZV-1F
RUNNER-UP: Ricoh WG-80
Best Micro Four Thirds Camera of 2022
We only had three new Micro Four Thirds sensor cameras released in 2022 and the GH6 stood out for us as the most exciting model even though it is heavily video focused. OM System came up with two new models after a long silence, namely OM-1 and OM-5 which is a good sign for the future of the brand but sticking with 20MP with only slight improvements over their Olympus ancestors haven't excited many to be honest.
WINNER: Panasonic GH6
RUNNER-UP: OM System OM-1
Best APS-C Camera of 2022
It has been a good year for APS-C, Canon has released their first RF mount APS-C cameras (EOS R7 and R10) and Fujifilm has released 3 excellent APS-C cameras, 2 of them with 40MP sensors, highest resolution APS-C sensors in the market. We think the X-H2 represents the best of both world when it comes to Hybrid use and the X-T5 is a dream camera for photographers. Not to mention the X-H2s with its stacked sensor 9 first in Fujifilm line-up ) and video oriented features. It has been a hard decision for us but it is good to have options, isn't it.
WINNER: Fujifilm X-H2
RUNNER-UP: Fujifilm X-T5
Best Full-Frame Camera of 2022
Sony has released the 5th version of its high resolution R series cameras with impressive feature set that is even rivaling its flagship Alpha camera, the A1 with a price that is almost $2600 lower. No, it doesn't have the stacked sensor of the A1, nor the 30fps continuous shooting, but sports Sony's most advanced AI powered AF system in addition to all the latest features such as Focus Breathing Correction that lacks on A1, and the brand new Tilt&Flip screen that is the best implementation of its kind. Another improved model is the R6 Mark II, Canon increased the sensor resolution slightly and improved the AF system, making it one of the best FF Mirrorless under $2500.
WINNER: Sony Alpha A7R V
RUNNER-UP: Canon EOS R6 Mark II
Best Medium Format Camera of 2022
Hasselblad X2D 100c with its 100MP BSI CMOS Sensor, 15-Stop Dynamic Range, 5-Axis 7-Stop In-Body Stabilization and built-in internal 1TB SSD Memory is the best digital medium format camera of the year.
WINNER: Hasselblad X2D 100c
Fujifilm X-H2s with its 26MP stacked APS-C sensor that is capable of 6.2K 30p and 4K 120p video shooting with all the video related bells and whistles is our pick for the best hybrid camera. Panasonic GH6 is almost as impressive from video from features perspective only slightly let down by its smaller M43 sensor.
WINNER: Fujifilm X-H2S
RUNNER-UP: Panasonic GH6
Best Overall Camera of 2022
The Sony Alpha A7R V checks almost all the boxes we can think of -except the high speed continuous shooting and lack of a stacked sensor- to make it a dream camera at a price level significantly lower than the flagship cameras from Sony, Nikon and Canon. Its 61MP sensor has delivers excellent dynamic range, ability to crop and the 8K video (although with a 1.25x crop) matches the highest resolution video cameras. The new Tilt&Flip screen puts a smile on both photographers and videographers face and the new 8-stop Image Stabilization is Sony's best implementation so far.
WINNER: Sony Alpha A7R V
What is your pick?
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Sony A7R Geek Stats
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Sony A7R V Key Specs
- Announcement Date: 2022-10-26
- 61MP - Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
- No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
- ISO 100 - 32000 ( expands to 50 - 102800)
- Sony E Mount
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 3.20" Fully articulated Screen
- 9440k dot Electronic viewfinder
- 10.0fps (7.0fps Electronic) continuous shooting
- 8K - 7680 x 4320 video resolution
- 120fps High-Speed Video
- Built-in Wireless
- 723g. 131 x 97 x 82 mm
- Weather Sealed Body
- Replaced Sony Alpha A7R IV Compare
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