The Best Cameras, Lenses, and More! The Editor's Choice Awards for 2021




The year 2021 was fascinating for the photography tech world. Presented by loads of semi-conductor issues, the photo world took to doing what we've been asking for for years. They put out more firmware updates, produced more lenses, and gave longer life to some of the best cameras. In some ways, we hope that sustainability sticks around for years to come. It also meant that companies tried some things that they wouldn't have done before. Their brave choices added a lot of sparkle to the current selection of products. So today, we're rounding up the Editor's Choice Awards for 2021. Here are the best cameras, the best lenses, and the best photo accessories of 2021.

The Phoblographer's various product round-up features are done in-house. Our philosophy is simple; you wouldn't read a Wagyu beef steak review from a lifelong vegetarian. And you wouldn't get photography advice from someone who doesn't touch the product. We only recommend gear we've fully reviewed. If you're wondering why your favorite product didn't make the cut, there's a chance it's on another list. If we haven't reviewed it, we won't recommend it. This method keeps our lists packed with industry-leading knowledge. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Take a look at the best cameras, lenses, and accessories for 2021.

 

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The Best Cameras for 2021

2021 didn't give us a ton of new cameras. But, those that came out were good in many regards. Some brands should just never make cameras. Others really worked to improve on their products through a lot of good changes. Some are just better than others and worth being called the best cameras. And we've changed our review format specifically to showcase this. Our reviews now include a section discussing any innovations a camera has. Sure, you might think your Sigma FP is one of the best cameras you've ever bought. But can it hold a candle to the Sony a1? We work with all the manufacturers to review the best cameras, and don't have any brand loyalties. Everyone on staff is an independent journalist. This is ensured during our hiring process. This way, no one is obliged to say that the brand whom they're on the payroll for is one of the best cameras. We find practices like that unethical. And we take choosing the best cameras very seriously.

Here are the best cameras of 2021 that we've tested.

Fujifilm GFX 100S

 

Our review concluded:

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DJI Air 2S

 

Our review concluded:

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Sony a1

 

Our review concluded:

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Leica SL2S

 

Our review concluded:

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The Best Lenses for 2021

Tamron 17-170mm f2.8 Di III-A VC RXD

 

Our review concluded:

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Sony 50mm f1.2 G Master

 

Our review concluded:

Buy Now

Leica 35mm f2 APO Summicron-M

 

Our review concluded:

Buy Now

OM System 20mm f1.4

 

Our review concluded:

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Fujifilm 33mm f1.4 LM R WR

 

Our review concluded:

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Panasonic 50mm f1.8 Lumix S

 

Our review concluded:

Buy Now

Leica 50mm f2 Summicron-M

 

Our review concluded:

Buy Now

Funleader Contax 35mm f2 Hack

 

Our review concluded:

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Panasonic 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 Lumix S

 

Our review concluded:

Buy Now

Tamron 35-150mm f2-2.8 Di III VXD

 

Our review concluded:

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Sony 35mm f1.4 G Master

 

Our review concluded:

Buy Now

Nikon 50mm f1.2 Z

 

Our review concluded:

Buy Now

Nikon 40mm f2 Z

 

Our review concluded:

Buy Now

Sony 70-200mm f2.8 OSS G Master II

 

Our review concluded:

Buy Now

The Best Photo Accessories for 2021

Of course, we can't forget about accessories. In fact, we've reviewed the most out in the field of any surviving photo publication or any photography outlet, including YouTubers. And here's the good stuff for 2021. Check out the best photo accessories of 2021 that we've reviewed.

Morally Toxic Valkyrie 25L

 

Our review concluded:

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Kono Monolit 100

 

Our review concluded:

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PrismFX Radiant Filter

 

Our review concluded:

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Tenba DNA 16 Slim

 

Our review concluded:

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Flashpoint Xplor 100

 

Our review concluded:

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WANDRD PRVKE II

 

Our review concluded:

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Fujifilm Instax Link Wide

 

Our review concluded:

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