Gizmodo Awards 2013: Best Camera

This week we’re announcing the best tech of the year. We’re about to announce the best camera of the year! And the winner is…

Thousands of votes were cast in our week long poll to find the best camera of 2013. Here are the winners!

Readers’ Choice

Canon 70D

Congratulations to Canon on the win!

Honourable Mentions

• Olympus OM-D EM-1


Editor’s Pick

Olympus PEN E-P5

I don’t own a bespoke camera for taking photos anymore, but if I were to shell out my hard-earned for another do-anything, go-anywhere camera again, it’d be the PEN E-P5 from Olympus.

It isn’t the top-of-the-line camera like the Olympus OM-D EM-1 is, for example, nor is it something insane and full-frame like the Sony A7, but it has a depth of field which can’t be ignored when paired with Olympus’ first Pro series lens that we reviewed it with. Gorgeous.

The images are fantastic, the design is spot-on and the glass is incredible. All that adds up to a brilliant camera from Olympus.

Honourable Mention Sony A7 It’s the best of every possible world: a compact, interchangeable-lens, full-frame DSLR for sub-$2000. It could do with a few more first-party lenses, but all in all, it’s more than worthy of an honourable mention.