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The Best and Worst Cameras and Lenses of 2014, According to The Camera Store


Canadian camera shop The Camera Store has posted the video above naming its selections for this year’s best and worst camera gear. It’s 19-minutes long, and features hosts Chris and Jordan discussing some of camera, equipment, and trends that made a mark on 2014 in good and bad ways.

Here’s a quick look at a few of the big winners and losers mentioned in the video:

Best Still Camera of 2014: Sony Alpha a6000


A powerful, compact, and versatile camera that’s selling like hotcakes and leading in the mirrorless camera revolution.

Runner ups:
2nd place: Pentax 645Z
3rd place: Nikon D750

Best Video Camera of 2014: Sony Alpha a7s


A camera that completely changes the game of video recording with its incredible low light performance.

Runner ups:
2nd place: Panasonic GH4
3rd place: Sony FS7

Best Lens of 2014: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art


The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is a prime lens that Canon and Nikon photographers are choosing over lenses from Canon and Nikon.

Runner ups:
2nd place: Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3
3rd place: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Worst Camera of 2014: Pentax KS1


A camera that has no reason to exist — no one knows about it, and no one owns one.

Runner ups:
2nd place: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
3rd place: DJI Phantom 2 Vision+