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The magazine has announced the AP Award 2011 winners in several categories. The Amateur Photographer Awards has recognised the best photographic equipment for 35 years. There were 18 categories for 2011, 15 of which are for excellence in product design and function, two for outstanding people of our time, and a further category for good retail service.
Winner of Entry Compact System Camera of the Year – Samsung NX100
Winner of Advanced Compact System Camera of the Year – Samsung NX10
The NX10 is Samsung’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera whose compact body, high resolution, and rapid AF sensor fulfilled the needs of its users.
AP praised the NX series as the best value for money. ‘It’s easy to use and has a nice grip and excellent image quality compare with other competitor’s products.’
Meanwhile, Samsung EX1 has been nominated for ‘Enthusiast Compact Camera’, and the i-Function Lens has been nominated for ‘Technical Innovation’.
A full list of this year’s star performers is published here.