The Amateur Photographer Awards have recognised the best photographic equipment for 38 years. We are looking forward to announcing the winners of the 2015 Amateur Photographer Awards on 5th February.

The 2015 Amateur Photographer Awards will be split into different categories for cameras, software, printers, accessories, lenses etc as well as the Good Service Awards for retailers. This recognises retailers who have been commended as giving great sales and after sales service.

There will be a grand prize for the all important Amateur Photographer Reader Nominated Product of the Year.

Two personal awards will also be presented to those who have produced exceptional photography and contributed greatly to photography with a Power of Photography award and an Exceptional Achievement in Photography award.

The nominations for the best photographic equipment are as follows:

Accessory of the Year
• Kingston SDXC UHS-I Class 3 (U3)
• Lumu light meter
• Manfrotto MK055XPRO3
• Nissin i40
• Phottix Mitros+
• Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

Software of the Year
• DxO OpticsPro
• Nik Analog Efex Pro
• OnOne Perfect Photo Suite
• Reallusion FaceFilter PRO

Mobile imaging app of the year
• Adobe Lightroom mobile
• Camera Awesome
• CyberLink PhotoDirector
• Flickr Mobile
• Instagram Hyperlapse
• ProCamera
• Triggertrap Mobile

Printer of the Year
• Canon PIXMA iP8750
• Canon PIXMA MG7150
• Fujifilm Instax SHARE SP-1
• Epson Expression Premium XP-605

Enthusiast Compact of the Year
• Canon PowerShot G7 X
• Fujifilm X30
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
• Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Premium Compact of the Year
• Fujifilm X100T
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
• Sigma dp2 Quattro

Bridge Camera of the Year
• Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
• Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Consumer SLR Camera of the Year
• Canon EOS 1200D
• Nikon D3300
• Pentax K-S1

Enthusiast SLR Camera of the Year
• Canon EOS 7D Mark II
• Nikon D750
• Sony Alpha 77 II

Professional SLR Camera of the Year
• Nikon D4S
• Nikon D810
• Pentax 645Z

Consumer Compact System Camera of the Year
• Olympus Pen E-PL7
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
• Samsung NX3000
• Sony Alpha 5100

Enthusiast Compact System Camera of the Year
• Fujifilm X-E2
• Olympus OM-D E-M10
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
• Samsung NX30
• Sony Alpha 6000

Premium Compact System Camera of the Year
• Fujifilm X-T1
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
• Samsung NX1
• Sony Alpha 7S

Zoom Lens of the Year
• Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
• Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
• Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S
• Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM | A
• Sony Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T* 24-70mm f/4 OSS ZA
• Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD

Fixed Focal Length Lens of the Year
• Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2R
• Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Asph Power OIS
• Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A
• Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4

Innovation of the Year
• Lytro Illum light field sensor
• Panasonic 4K Photo
• Samsung NX1 BSI CMOS APS-C sensor
• Sigma Foveon Quattro sensor
• Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III pop-up EVF

AP Reader Product of the Year
• Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
• Fotospeed Panoramic
• Fujifilm X-T1
• Fujinon XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6R LM OIS WR
• Nikon D750
• Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
• Pentax 645Z
• Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

We will announce all the winners following the AP Awards ceremony on 5th February.