It was a year in which the pixel numbers in cameras got bigger even as the cameras themselves became smaller. G&G lists out the top cameras of 2012.
1. Nikon D800: It is not just about the megapixels and amazing still picture quality. This camera can be a game changer just for its broadcast quality video.
2. Olympus OM-D EM-5: Much smaller than a DSLR, but up to almost all tasks you throw at it. Unparalleled low-light photography makes it a winner all the way.
3. Sony Cybershot DSC RX100: The star of the high-end compacts, this camera's F1.8 lens and macro abilities were good enough to endear it to many. Did we say it could click in RAW too?
4. FujiFilm Finepix SL300: How would you like a 200x zoom in you bridge camera? When you get a telephoto lens at under Rs 20,000 with a host of other features, you better take it.
5. Samsung WB150F: What is Samsung doing in a camera top 5, you might ask? Well, the 90x zoom, optical image stabilisation and Wi-Fi in good enough to get this compact top billing.