DPReview has awarded its favorite products of 2018, and the photo gear review site has given its top award—Product of the Year—to the Sony’s a7 III. The full-frame mirrorless was also considered the year’s Best Midrange ILC.
And if the continued rise of mirrorless cameras was ever in question, there were two other MILCs on the shortlist—the Fujifilm X-T3 and the Nikon Z7—and Tamron’s 28–75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens. (That Tamron lens, by the way, is the first third-party zoom lens designed to be compatible with Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras.)
Other interesting category winners, from the perspective of the underwater image-maker, are the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM for Best Prime Lens, Sony RX100 VI for Best Compact Camera, Fujifilm X-T3 for Best Consumer Still/Video Camera, Canon EOS M50 for Best Entry-Level ILC, and Nikon Z7 for Best High-End ILC. The Nikon D3500, shortlisted for Best Entry-Level ILC, was the only DSLR that made an appearance this year—another sign of the times.
Check out the full list of awards here.
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