large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

TrustedReviews Awards 2012: The winners

The Awards

Phones, Tablets, Mobile Games
Cameras and Camcorders TV and Media Streaming
AV, Headphones, Home Audio
Laptops, SatNav, Console Game

Best Compact Camera: Sony Cyber-Shot RX100
TrustedReviews Awards 11
A clear best-in-class winner, the Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 has a much larger sensor than most compact cameras, and has 20.2 megapixels to play with. Having a sensor as large as some interchangeable lens cameras gives it great low-light performance. If you want great image quality but don’t want the bulk of a CSC or DSLR, you can’t go wrong.

2012 Camera of the Year runner-up awards:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
FujiFilm X10

Best Interchangeable Lens Camera: Nikon D800

TrustedReviews Awards 3
If you want a full-frame sensor DSLR but don’t want to spend a huge pile of cash, you need to check out the Nikon D800. At £2k it’s among the cheaper full-frame models, keeping it within reach of the semi-pro photographer. It has a 36.2-megapixel sensor and fantastic image quality.

Best Interchangeable Lens Camera of 2012 Award Runners-up:
Sony NEX-5n
Canon EOS-1D X

Best Camcorder of 2012: Panasonic HC-X900

TrustedReviews Awards 2
If you want the best video quality, to store your memories with real fidelity, the Panasonic HC-X900 is what you’re after.  It uses three 3MP sensors, taking care of each part of the RGB colour array. With a 12x optical zoom that can be extended to 23x with some digital jiggery-pokery, it’s far more flexible than using a DSLR’s video mode.

Best Camcorder of 2012 Award Runners-up:
JVC HD Everio GZ-V515
Sony HDR-TD20VE

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have 9 million users a month around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.