Sony's RX1 fixed 35mm full frame compact has received the prestigious Camera Grand Prix 2013 title, while Sigma's 35mm F1.4 DG HSM was named lens of the year. The awards, organized by the Japanese Camera Journal Press Club have a history of recognizing what prove to be historically significant cameras. Meanwhile, the Editors Awards were given to the Canon EOS 6D and Sigma's DP Merrill series of compacts.

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We felt similarly positive about the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 and the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM and awarded both our Gold Award when we reviewed them.

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The main awards, established in 1984, are selected by a 57-member panel made up from the Camera Journal Press Club (CJPS), along with a selection of editors and experts from around the world. The Editors Awards, meanwhile, are decided between the council members of the CJPS. The Editors Awards also have a tradition of identifying significant products, including Adobe's Lightroom and the Panasonic DMC-G1 (the first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera), rather than just high-end heavyweight cameras.