MPB, the world’s biggest online platform for used photography and videography kit has announced the five pieces of kit that have been selected by public vote to go into The Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame Class of 2022.
The Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame celebrates the cameras and lenses that have made a mark in the digital photography and film industry. MPB worked with a global nominating committee comprising some of the industry’s esteemed photographers and journalists (including me) to decide a shortlist of 25 products to go to a public vote.
The inductees to the Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame Class of 2022 are:
This was the third year of the Hall of Fame and it brought in a record vote with 117,955 votes cast from 105 countries. Five voters also won a Fujifilm X100.
Matt Barker, CEO and founder of MPB said, ‘I’m delighted by this year’s response. Each year Hall of Fame gets bigger and bigger. This years votes have exceeded the past two years combined, which is an incredible achievement and testament to how much excitement and debate there is around the best photo and video kit. We launched the Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame to give visual creatives around the world an exciting way to engage in their passion, with a chance to immortalise their favourite kit. The votes are an attestation of the love people have for camera kit.’
Fujifilm X-T2: This wonderfully retro-styled camera has an all-metal body with intuitive controls so it doesn’t just look good, it feels great and behaves like a modern Classic.
DJI Mavic 3: A Hasselblad camera enables this drone to capture superb images during super-smooth flights while the omnidirectional obstacle sensing helps it avoid a collision.
Fujifilm X100: The very first X100 series camera is now 10 years old. It has the style of a classic analogue model combined with great digital technology, a recipe that means it’s still loved by street and travel photographers today.
Nikon Z7: Alongside the Z6, the Z7 was Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera, but it didn’t seen like a first generation camera. It’s responsible for countless Nikon DSLR users switching to mirrorless photography.
Leica Q2: Small and beautiful, this weather-sealed full-frame compact camera sports a 28mm f/1.7 Summilux lens and fast focusing. It’s perfect for capturing candid images and fleeting moments.
Classic: The nominees in this category stand as benchmarks for quality in an ever-changing world of gear. A ‘Classic’ is a valued piece of kit for anyone looking to get into photography.
Game Changer: The photo and video kit that disrupted the fields of photography and videography by ushering in new technology, expanding product capabilities, or making quality more accessible.
Iconic: The crème de la crème of photo kit. Iconic cameras are the ones you idolise, they’re symbols of quality and inspiration.
Road Tested: The kit workhorses, the Road Tested nominees are the tried-and-true gear you reach for when you have to get the shot. From rainforests to runways, these nominees deliver time and again.
Trendsetter: The Trendsetter shapes conversation about how it looks, as well as the images it captures.