Best Cameras of Photokina 2012
20th Sep 2012 | 15:50
Claming to be the world’s first compact camera with a 35mm full-frame sensor, the RX1 aims to deliver DSLR quality imaging but in a much smaller body. The 24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor will allow more light in to produce images with great clarity, while the Carl-Zeiss 35mm F2 fixed lens should let you get nice and close to pictorial targets. At 70mm thick and just 482g in weight, it will also be less of burden carrying around on your hols without compromising on the snapping quality.
Following on from the EOS 60D in style, shape and weight, is the EOS 6D packing a 20.2 megapixel camera with full-frame CMOS sensor ideal for the photo-enthusiast. Canon have put a large emphasis on photo sharing with their latest range of cameras boasting in-built Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity to get pictures out on the web promptly.
Price: £1,799 (body only), £2,519 (with 24-105mm f/4 lens)
This retro-styled compact camera stays well and truly in its comfort zone. With the same sensor featured in the X-S1 and X10 (2/3-inch EXR-CMOS) there is no doubt that the camera will produce decent images while the faux-leather finish, available in tan, black and red, is certainly an acquired taste.
Price: Around £400
This luxury camera currently only exists in prototype form, but the partnership between Sony and Hasselblad intends to stitch together high-end camera tech with top-quality aesthetics. Under the hood is a 24.3MP APS-C format sensor, 25 AF points, capable of 10fps shooting and ISO settings 100-16000. Each camera can be custom designed with ‘luxury’ materials including: wood, carbon, titanium, leather and gold – yes, gold.
Price: Estimated from £5000 (depending on materials)