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Canon EOS 5D MkII Named Greatest Camera

David Gilbert


Canon EOS 5D MkII Named Greatest Camera

Our friends on the other side of the office at Amateur Photographer have been burning the midnight oil in the past couple of weeks to bring you the definitive list of the 100 greatest cameras of all time, with the Canon EOS 5D MkII coming out on top.

So weighty was the subject of choosing the greatest cameras of all time, that a special supplement had to be produced and which comes free with the latest issue of Amateur Photographer, which is in the shops from tomorrow, 1 November.

The top 100 list was voted for by readers of the magazine and it seems as if Canon’s high-end DSLR was the favourite – and we can’t argue too much, having given the camera a perfect 10 out of 10 score ourselves when we reviewed it back in 2009.

The results stem from an online poll and in-magazine survey asking readers to give judgment on their three greatest cameras of all time, whether it is cameras they have owned or always dreamed of owning.

Around 15,000 votes were cast over a period of four weeks and the results span over 110 years of photography from 1900 to present day, including point-and-shoot compacts to professional DSLRs. Listed below are the top 10 models, but, for more information and the rest of the list, see the magazine and supplement on sale 1 November..

  • 1. Canon EOS 5D MkII
  • 2. Leica M3
  • 3. Nikon F
  • 4. Olympus OM-1
  • 5. Leica M9/M9-P
  • 6. Canon EOS 7D
  • 7. Olympus Trip 35 (metal body, 1967-1984)
  • 8. Nikon D700
  • 9. Nikon D3s
  • 10. Canon A1

Let us know in the comments below what you think of the results of this poll.

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November 1, 2011, 7:08 pm

So the 7D was voted 6th greatest camera of all time but didn't reach your top ten article a little while back? :S

Martin Daler

November 2, 2011, 12:26 am

Well, not everybody has to agree!

David Gilbert

November 2, 2011, 3:44 pm

Thanks for the comment Chris, but if the round-up you are speaking of is this: http://www.trustedreviews.com/top-ten-cameras_round-up then we were only condsiering cameras in the past 12 months and as you know the 7D was released in 2009.


December 9, 2011, 6:14 am

Thanks David. Good point. I think I just assumed that as the 7D is still the current model, it could be considered in this years round up. I'll just shut up :)

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