Well, hasn't 2012 gone by quickly? We're nearly at the end of another year, and 2012 was one of the busiest that we can remember, as camera manufacturers regained some momentum after the economic downturn and various natural disasters. This year saw a lot of innovation and movement at the top of the ranges of biggest camera manufacturers, making it a fantastic year for photo enthusiasts and reviewers alike (even if we are completely exhausted at this point). So at the end of an incredibly busy year we want to know which cameras stood out for you.

Because there were so many products released this year, we've made a fairly long shortlist of 14 models, spanning everything from enthusiast compacts to high-end DSLRs, following lengthy arguments discussions within the dpreview office. We made this selection based on cameras that we've had time to use extensively, and that we really like. If you think we've missed a camera off that's seriously deserving of the title, leave a (polite) comment and we'll add it to the total. No fanboyism please, it's been a long year. And remember that you can only vote once.

Have your say

What was the best camera of 2012?
  • Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i1.8%
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III14.4%
  • Fujifilm X-Pro 16.2%
  • Nikon D800/E22.1%
  • Nikon D6007.8%
  • Olympus OM-D EM-523.3%
  • Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS0.3%
  • Olympus PEN-Lite E-PL50.5%
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH32.2%
  • Pentax K-303.3%
  • Sony Cyber-shot RX15.6%
  • Sony Cyber-shot RX1007.1%
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A571.2%
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A994.2%
Total voters: 14,807

We'll announce the results on December 31st.