Amateur Photographer Awards 2012

Watch the AP Awards Ceremony which took place at Quaglinios on 26 January 2012

Power of Photography Award

Winner: Steve McCurry

sponsored by GfK TR

Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Terry O?Neill

sponsored by Grays of Westminster

Consumer Compact

Winner: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V

Nominees:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V

Samsung WB700

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Enthusiast Compact

Winner: Fujifilm X10

Nominees: Fujifilm X100

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Canon PowerShot S100

Fujifilm X10

Consumer CSC

Winner: Samsung NX200

Nominees: Samsung NX200

Sony Alpha NEX-C3

Olympus Pen E-PL3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Sony Alpha NEX-5N

Enthusiast CSC

Winner: Sony Alpha NEX-7

Nominees: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Olympus Pen E-P3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Sony Alpha NEX-7

Samsung NX11

Consumer Camera

Winner: Nikon D5100

Nominees: Pentax K-r

Nikon D5100

Sony Alpha 35

Canon EOS 1100D

Enthusiast Camera

Winner: Sony Alpha 77

Nominees: Pentax K-5

Canon EOS 600D

Sony Alpha 77

Fixed Lens

Winner: Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nominees: Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC

Sigma Macro 150mm f/2.8 EX OS HSM

Nikkor AF-S DX Micro 40mm f/2.8G

Zoom lens

Winner: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM

Nominees: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM

Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM


Winner: Harman by Hahnemuhle Gloss Baryta inkjet paper

Nominees: Kata Pro-Light Bug-203 PL Backpack

Harman by Hahnemuhle Gloss Baryta inkjet paper

3 Legged Thing X1 Brian Carbon Fiber tripod kit

Vanguard The Heralder 38


Winner: Adobe Photoshop Elements 10

Nominees: Bibble 5 Pro

Serif WebPlus X5

Adobe Photoshop Elements 10

Corel PaintShop Pro X4


Winner: Sony XGA OLED Trufinder 2359k dot EVF

Nominees: Phase detection sensor in Nikon 1

Sony XGA OLED Trufinder 2359k dot EVF

Sony 24.3-million-pixel sensor


Winner: Epson Stylus Photo R3000

Nominees: Epson Stylus Photo R3000

Canon Pixma MG8150

Epson Stylus Photo R2000

Best Product of the Year

Winner: Sony Alpha NEX-7

Nominees: Sony Alpha NEX-7

Sony Alpha 77

Nikon D5100

Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Fujifilm X10

Reader Product

Winner: Sony Alpha 77

Amateur Photographer & What Digital Camera Good Service Awards

The Good Service Awards are presented to commend exceptional customer service in photography sales and are voted for by our readers.

High Street Independent Retailer 2012

Gold winner: Camera World

High Street Independent Retailer 2012

Gold winner: Clifton Cameras

High Street Independent Retailer 2012

Gold winner: Grays of Westminster

High Street Independent Retailer 2012

Gold winner: Digital Depot

High Street Independent Retailer 2012

Gold winner: Park Cameras

High Street Multiple Retailer 2012

Gold winner: Calumet Photographic

Online Retailer 2012

Gold winner: Warehouse Express

See photos from the evening of nominees and winners at the AP Awards gallery

See the winners awarded in 2011

About our sponsors

This year our proud sponsors of the awards are Grays of Westminster and GfK Retail and Technology UK.

Grays of Westminster is an award-winning period shop specialising in Nikon products. In 2011 Grays was presented with the What Digital Camera/Amateur Photographer ?Gold Winner? Good Service Award, as voted for by What Digital Camera readers and website visitors. In July this year Nikon UK Limited presented Grays with a stunning heavy crystal trophy that reads: ?Presented to Grays of Westminster to celebrate their 25th Anniversary and their outstanding contribution to Nikon users?.

GfK Retail and Technology (GfK RT) offers powerful insights into consumer goods markets with data from the world’s largest retail network, reporting what’s selling where, at what rate:

90+ countries

370,000+ outlets; representing a universe of 1.7 million shops

4.5 million consumer products

The fact-based information we deliver enhances your decision making process and is fully comparable locally, regionally and even globally.

The Amateur Photographer Awards is an important event for both Grays of Westminster and GfK in terms of supporting the awards itself, but it is also a fantastic occasion for them to be able to share in the successes of the photographic industry.

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Special thanks to Eclipse Presentations for a superb stage and presentation.