AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER AWARDS 2014

The Amateur Photographer Product Awards 2014 winners announced

AP Awards 2014

The Amateur Photographer Awards 2014 took place on 30 January at One Whitehall Place, London. This was our opportunity to highlight the photographic equipment that excited and impressed us in 2013.

Two personal awards were 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 and Amateur Photographer Good Service Awards to commend exceptional customer service in photography sales.

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The winners are as follows: 

POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD - ADAM PRETTY

EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD - MARTIN PARR

You might expect What Digital Camera to choose the same products as Amateur Photographer but it has a slightly different readership and don't always review the same products. Therefore, there is a separate award for the overall product that was rated the best of 2013.

What Digital Camera Product of the Year 2013 is the Olympus OM-D E-M1

 

 Now we reveal Amateur Photographer's choices for the best gear of 2013.

 Accessory of the Year is the  Manfrotto 190 XPRO3 Tripod 

 

Software of the Year is  Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

 

Printer of the Year is the Epson Expression Photo XP-950

Consumer compact camera of the year is the Canon PowerShot S110

Enthusiast Compact of the year is the  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Professional Compact of the Year is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 and RX1R

 

Bridge Camera of the Year is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Consumer Camera of the Year is the Nikon D5300

 

Enthusiast Camera of the Year is the Canon EOS 6D

Consumer Compact System Camera of the Year is the Fujifilm X-M1

 

The Enthusiast Compact System Camera of the Year is the Panasonic Lumix GX7

 

Premium Compact System Camera of the Year is the Sony Alpha 7R

 

Zoom lens of the year is the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Fixed focal length lens of the year is the Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro

AP Innovation of the year is the  anti-aliasing simulator in the Pentax K-3  

 Every year the members of the forum vote for the item that they think deserves to win AP Product of the Year. It doesn't have to be a product that they own - it just has to be a camera, or accessory, that they feel has been a significant development and one that is worthy of winning the award.

The Amateur Photographer Reader Product of the Year is the Pentax K-3

 

The final product award is the big one. The Amateur Photographer Product of the Year is selected from the winners of each of the previous categories as being the best overall.

The Amateur Photographer Product of the Year is the Sony Alpha 7R

 

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

Recommended Retailer - Digital Depot


 
Recommended Retailer - Wex Photographic 

Gold Retailer - Calumet 


Gold Award - Camera World   


 
Gold Award - Clifton Cameras  


 
Gold Award - Grays of Westminster  


 
Gold Award - Park Cameras

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