AP Awards 2013

The Amateur Photographer Product Awards 2013 winners announced

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The Amateur Photographer Awards 2013 took place on 7 February 2013 at The Film Museum, County Hall, London and were split into the following categories:

  • Accessory of the Year
  • Software of the Year
  • Printer of the Year
  • Consumer Compact Camera of the Year
  • Enthusiast Compact of the Year
  • Bridge Camera of the Year
  • Consumer Camera of the Year
  • Enthusiast Camera of the Year
  • Professional Camera of the Year
  • Consumer Compact System Camera of the Year
  • Enthusiast Compact System Camera of the Year
  • Zoom Lens of the Year
  • Fixed Focal Length Lens of the Year
  • Innovation of the Year
  • AP Reader Product of the Year
  • Product of the Year

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

During the Awards Ceremony retailers were also presented with the What Digital Camera & Amateur Photographer Good Service Awards to commend exceptional customer service in photography sales.

 


Power of Photography

Winner: Jim Brandenburg
Sponsored by GFK




Exceptional Achievement in Photography

Winner: Sir Simon Marsden
Sponsored by Grays of Westminster

 


Accessory of the Year

Winner: Wacom Intuos5 touch

Fotospeed Platinum Baryta paper
Nikon SB-910 Speedlight
Vanguard BBH-200 ball head
Wacom Intuos5 touch
Winner:Wacom Intuos5 touch


Software of the Year

Winner: Tiffen Dfx v3.0
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Nik Color Efex Pro 4
Nik Snapseed for iOS
Tiffen Dfx v3.0


Printer of the Year

Winner: Canon PIXMA PRO-1
Canon PIXMA PRO-1
Epson Stylus Photo 1500W
Epson Stylus Photo PX730WD



Consumer Compact Camera of the Year

Winner: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Olympus Tough TG-1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V



Enthusiast Compact Camera of the Year

Winner: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G1 X
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon Coolpix P7700
Olympus Stylus XZ-2
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100


Bridge Camera of the Year

Winner: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Fujifilm X-S1
Nikon Coolpix P510
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200



Consumer Camera of the Year

Winner: Nikon D3200

Canon EOS 650D
Nikon D3200
Pentax K-30
Sony Alpha 57



Enthusiast Camera of the Year

Winner: Nikon D800/E
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D600
Nikon D800/E
Sony Alpha 65
Sony Alpha 99

 


Professional Camera of the Year

Winner: Canon EOS-1D X
Canon EOS-1D X
Leica M Monochrom
Nikon D4



Consumer Compact System Camera of the Year

Winner: Samsung NX210
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
Samsung NX210
Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-F3



Enthusiast Compact System Camera of the Year

Winner: Fujifilm X-Pro1
Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-Pro1
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Samsung NX20

 


Zoom Lens of the Year

Winner: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Samsung 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 ED OIS
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

 


Fixed Focal Length Lens of the Year

Winner: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Olympus 15mm f/8 Body Cap lens
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC
Sigma APO Macro 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM

 





Innovation of the Year

Winners: Samsung Galaxy Camera AND X-Trans CMOS sensor in the Fujifilm X-Pro1

Leica M Monochrom
Samsung Galaxy Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DCS-RX1
X-Trans CMOS sensor in the Fujifilm X-Pro1



AP Reader Product of the Year

Winner: Nikon D800/E
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
Nikon D800/E
Olympus OM-D E-M5



Product of the Year

Winner: Nikon D800/E


Amateur Photographer & What Digital Camera Good Service Awards


High Street Independent Retailer 2013

Gold winner: Camera World



High Street Independent Retailer 2013

Gold winner: Clifton Cameras



High Street Independent Retailer 2013

Gold winner: Grays of Westminster



High Street Independent Retailer 2013

Gold winner: Park Cameras



High Street Independent Retailer 2013

Silver winner: Premier Ink & Photographic



High Street Independent Retailer 2013 

Bronze winner: Digital Depot
 


High Street Multiple Retailer 2013

Silver winner: Calumet Photographic

 


High Street Multiple Retailer 2013

Bronze winner: London Camera Exchange

 


Online Retailer 2013

Gold Winner: Camera World


 
Online Retailer 2013

Gold winner: Clifton Cameras

 


Online Retailer 2013

Gold winner: Park Cameras



Online Retailer 2013

Bronze winner: Wex Photographic


With thanks to our sponsors

This year our proud sponsors of the awards are Grays of Westminster and GfK.


Grays of Westminster is a multi-award-winning company specialising in Nikon products. Grays was presented with the What Digital Camera/Amateur Photographer 'Gold Winner' Good Service Award, as voted for by What Digital Camera readers and website visitors, in 2011 and again in 2012. The President of Nikon UK described Grays of Westminster as "a long-standing institution in the photo industry" when awarding them with a unique trophy for twenty-five years of outstanding contribution to Nikon users.




GfK are one of the world's leading research companies
. Every day, their 12,000+ experts discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop in over 100 countries. They use the latest technologies and smartest methodologies to help their clients deeply understand the most important people in the world: their customers. 

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The Amateur Photographer Awards is an important event for both Grays of Westminster and GfK in terms of supporting the awards itself, but it is also a fantastic occasion for them to be able to share in the successes of the photographic industry.

Special thanks to Macallan Single Malt and Green & Blacks for their contributions.

      
   

Many thanks also to Philips PicoPix for sponsoring the AP Awards after-party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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