Introduction
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Introduction

Somehow another year has passed and it's already time for us to look back on the camera gear releases of the previous twelve months and pick the standout arrivals of 2022.

With Canon, Nikon and Sony all having launched pro-targeted sports cameras at the end of 2021, we thought this year might be a bit quiet, but a gentle trickle of launches developed into a deluge in the last few months. We saw OM Digital Solutions and Fujifilm both bring Stacked CMOS sensors down to slightly more accessible levels with their respective crop-sensor speed machines, and Canon and Sony both 'Mark up' their mid-range full-frame models. Nikon, meanwhile, has been one of a series of companies expanding its lens range amongst a flood of interesting releases. And that's before you get to the smartphones, drones and software, which only continue to improve and expand the capabilities of today's photographer.

There's a lot to keep track of (and still to fully review), but we've been busily shooting the latest releases in the studio and out in the real world to make sure we know how they compare. Here, then, are our awards for what we think are the most compelling new products of 2022. Let us know what yours would be in the comments.