MPB, the world’s largest resale platform for digital photography and filmmaking kit, today announced the five inductees to the Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame inaugural Class of 2020. MPB established the Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame to honour the best photo and video equipment of the digital era.
The 2020 Inductees are:
• Classic category: Nikon D700.
• Game Changer category: GoPro HERO
• Road Tested category: Nikon D810
• Trendsetter category: Fujifilm X100F
• Iconic category: Hasselblad 500CM
The inductees were chosen by photographers, filmmakers and creatives from 157 countries who cast a total of 40,985 votes during the six-week voting period. Twenty-five nominees across the five categories appeared on the ballot, which was selected by the camera experts at MPB.
“I’m thrilled by the response,” says Matt Barker, CEO and founder of MPB. “We launched the Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame to give creative people around the world an exciting way to engage in their passion and a chance to help make photo history. The votes are testament to how much people love their camera gear.”
MPB will present awards to the manufacturers of the 2020 inductees, and the gear will be enshrined in displays later this year at MPB offices in Brighton, Brooklyn, and Berlin. The life and legacy of the 2020 inductees will be celebrated on the MPB website and on social media.
About the Inductees
The Classic inductee is renowned for its incredible image quality, build quality and character.
GoPro HERO sports camera
The Game Changer inductee revolutionised point-of-view filming for sports and otherwise impossible-to-capture activities.
A near-perfect all-rounder, the Road Tested inductee brought high resolution to a familiar package, with reliable ISO performance.
Beautiful and portable, the Trendsetter inductee is the retro camera everyone wishes they had in their kitbag right alongside their pro body.
The Iconic inductee features an iconic shape from an iconic manufacturer and has helped create much of the world’s finest work.
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