These are the 20 most important cameras of the 2010s
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These are the 20 most important cameras of the 2010s

As we near the end of the second decade of the 21st Century, we wanted to take a look back, and reflect on everything that has happened in the last ten years. While the first decade of the century saw enormous leaps and technological advancements, it was in the 2010s that consumer digital imaging really matured.

We've gone through all of the cameras released from 2010 to 2019, and selected twenty which we consider especially significant, plus one phone because, well, this was the decade when that really became a thing.

In this article we're proceding chronologically, starting with 2010, and we've selected at least one camera per year of the decade for special consideration. You can vote on which of those twenty you think should be considered the most important, and as always, leave a comment with other suggestions if you disagree with us.


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Most important cameras of the 2010s
  • Apple iPhone 410.8%
  • Canon EOS R2.5%
  • Canon EOS 6D3.2%
  • Fujifilm GFX 50S3.0%
  • Fujifilm GFX 1005.3%
  • Fujifilm FinePix X1006.1%
  • Leica Q (Typ 116)1.7%
  • Leica T0.4%
  • Nikon D85011.0%
  • Nikon D7505.0%
  • Nikon Z6/75.0%
  • Nikon 1 J/V10.8%
  • Olympus OM-D E-M56.4%
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GH55.2%
  • Pentax K-12.4%
  • Samsung Galaxy NX0.2%
  • Samsung NX12.6%
  • Samsung NX100.4%
  • Sony a7/R16.0%
  • Sony a96.5%
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 5.3%
Total voters: 4,793

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