The Canon EOS 550D has been voted European Camera 2010-11 by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA).
The EISA judges – who included Amateur Photographer Editor Damien Demolder – praised the DSLR as an ?excellent entry level camera, as it offers a wide range of features in a well-designed body?.
The EISA judging panel added: ?Full HD video recording is available with full manual control of exposure and focusing, as well as still image modes for photographers of all skills.
?The camera has the same 18-million-pixel resolution as the high-end EOS 7D, and offers very similar image quality, but in a camera that is much more affordable.
?This is a well-specified camera packed with features that will help all types of photographer enjoy their hobby more.?
The 550D’s higher-spec sibling, the EOS 7D, triumphed in the Advanced SLR category.
Meanwhile, Nikon?s D3S bagged this year?s European professional camera title.
The Nikon D3S was lauded as the ?perfect DSLR for professional sports, action and low-light photography?.
Last year’s Best SLR Camera title was won by the EOS 550D?s predecessor, the Canon EOS 500D.
Keep an eye out for upcoming issues of Amateur Photographer magazine for a full list of this year’s winners.