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Gear of the year 2019
Every year DPR staff members each select their personal favorite gear they've used over the past year. In 2019, our picks ran the gamut from phones, drones, ultra-wide lenses, pocketable cameras and beyond.
Dec 20, 2019 at 15:00
Editor Dale Baskin chose the wide angle Laowa 15mm F2 Zero-D lens as his favorite gear of the year. In his opinion, it provides a great balance of size, price and optical performance. He's still on the hunt for the perfect photo of the northern lights.
Dec 18, 2019 at 14:00
A bring-everywhere flying smartphone camera is the best $400 you can spend on a piece of gear this year, says editor Dan Bracaglia. Which is why he's picked the DJI Mavic Mini as his gear of the year.
Dec 16, 2019 at 14:00
Senior Editor Barney Britton's second Gear of the Year pick is the lens that changed his perspective on what a 'nifty fifty' could be.
Dec 13, 2019 at 14:00
The compact form factor, fast and versatile lens, and pop-up viewfinder made Canon's PowerShot G5 X II an easy pick for DPReview editor Jeff Keller's favorite camera of the year.
Dec 11, 2019 at 14:00
The arrival of an EF-M version has given Technical Editor Richard Butler even more opportunities to shoot with the Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN. It's the fifth time he's picked an APS-C product.
Dec 9, 2019 at 14:00
After nearly a decade of using Apple phones, Managing Editor Allison Johnson jumped ship and became the happy owner of a Pixel device. But the iPhone 11 might just tempt her back.
Dec 6, 2019 at 14:00
Over months of using Sigma's 45mm F2.8 Contemporary lens, Reviews Editor Carey Rose rediscovers that there's so much more to a lens than speed and sharpness.
Dec 4, 2019 at 14:00
Senior Editor Barney Britton's first choice for Gear of the Year is a camera that he has carried with him more than any other in 2019 (not including his phone) – the Ricoh GR III.
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