The Camera GP2012 Camera of the Year award is presented to the best still camera released on the Japanese market between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012.
This is the seventh time a Nikon camera has received a Camera Grand Prix “Camera of the Year award”, the last being the Nikon D3, which won the award in 2008.
The recipient of this year’s Readers Awards was selected through online voting by general users between March 20 and April 10, 2012. With the selection of the Nikon D800 this year, Nikon digital cameras have received the Readers Awards four times in the past five years, proving just how highly regarded the cameras are by a large number of users.
“The Nikon D800 was selected as the Camera GP2012 Camera of the Year based on comprehensive evaluation of the camera as a whole”, said the award committee. “Equipped with a 36.3-million pixel image sensor, the Nikon D800 is capable of capturing images with superior resolution. The number and variety of its advanced functions enable recording of both photos and movies with better image quality than ever before. The D800 offers performance and functions equal to those of Nikon’s flagship model at an affordable price. The extremely durable body also supports use under even the most severe photographic and environmental conditions.”
Since its release in March of this year, the D800 has been extremely well received. It was also the recipient of the TIPA Awards 2012 Best D-SLR Expert Award.