"Statement Camera" worthy of GOLD Award

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"Statement Camera" worthy of GOLD Award
Aug 29, 2012

Through photography history there are many "statement cameras" represent milestone of their time. In the most recent years I can think of a few camera belong to "hall of fame". They are (in no particular order):

Nikon 3Ds - out of this world high ISO, among other strong technical aspects;

Nikon 800/800E - medium format resolution in DSLR body, all rounded excellence;

Canon 5DII - Hollywood style movie for the mass, and darm good DSLR too;

Canon 7D - king of APSC, arguably still is even after 3 years;

Sony A55 - bring DSLR to new era, affordable high-end AF and auto focus video too;

Canon S90/95/100 - gang of three ultra compact with kick ass IQ (for compact);

Sony RX100 - "DSLR in your pocket", mother of all compact as of 2012, possibly well into 2013.

Feel free to add your favorite camera (and reason) to the list.

 Amateur Sony Shooter's gear list:Amateur Sony Shooter's gear list
Sony RX100 Sony SLT-A99 Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Sony 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* +6 more
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS 7D Canon PowerShot S90 Sony RX100 Sony SLT-A55
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