The Cameras We Reviewed in 2020

The Cameras We Reviewed in 2020

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Photographers know a thing or two about perspective. Which is why I think that even though 2020 has been an unmitigated disaster, we should be able to find a few positives amidst the towering garbage heap of misery which this year has been. Sure, I’ve been having panic attacks for the past four months, but damn did we write about some gorgeous cameras this year!

Here’s a list of our favorite camera reviews that we published in 2020. We covered a lot of bases – medium format legends, some lesser known film cameras, old digitals, brand-new mirrorless and DSLRs, half-frames, odd-designs, timeless beauties, and waterproof cameras.

I’ve not included every camera review, because that would just be too much. If you want to look at every camera we’ve ever reviewed, you can see that page here. Oh, and here’s the same index for our lens reviews – because cameras aren’t anything without nice glass.

Our Favorite Cameras of Our Least Favorite Year


Hope you enjoyed those. Over the next week we’ll post similar articles covering the most popular of our posts this year, some hidden gems that we think were overlooked, and more. If there’s anything you’d like us to focus on, please let me know in the comments.

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James Tocchio

James Tocchio

James Tocchio is a writer and photographer, and the founder of Casual Photophile. He’s spent years researching, collecting, and shooting classic and collectible cameras. In addition to his work here, he’s also the founder of the online camera shop Fstopcameras.com.

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5 comments
  • My favorite camera of the year has to be a pristine meterless Nikon F with a Nikkor-H 28mm lens, both, according to their serial numbers, from the 60’s, that I picked up at the beginning of the year. Favorite for two reasons: 1. It was the camera that I used on my last pre-pandemic photo outing; and 2. It sounded (clunk, not clank) exactly like I remembered from when I last used an F over 50 years ago. I enjoyed reading the reviews, particularly on the Yashica-Mat and all things Minolta. Happy New Year!

  • I’m struggling to find any positive about a year in which a family member has died of COVID-19. Good riddance to 2020.

    My favourite camera of the year would be the Fujifilm X100V; a beautiful retro styled digital camera with the soul of a compact film camera.

    • We reviewed that one this year, and it’s indeed exceptional!

      More importantly, I’m sorry to hear about your family’s loss, my friend. Wishing you a much better 2021.

  • Dang I love this site!

    Looking back at the Konica Tomato and Pop review, I recently, because I have problems, acquired two Konica C35 EF3s. One in red (of course), the other in metallic blue. They pretty much are a Pop but with a better lens and zone focusing. So they actually can take decent pics! Weird thing is the shutter speeds only read down to 1/60 sec. I thought that must be a typo, but I checked them when I got them…. Oh well, great good weather cameras!

  • A great lineup of cameras this year with something for everyone. Being partial to Contax SLRs and owning a 167MT I feel more satisfied than perhaps I am entitled to. It has been a challenging year for all, as will probably the next few years be, and photography is one way to either document and to escape, both of which are essential.

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James Tocchio

James Tocchio

James Tocchio is a writer and photographer, and the founder of Casual Photophile. He’s spent years researching, collecting, and shooting classic and collectible cameras. In addition to his work here, he’s also the founder of the online camera shop Fstopcameras.com.

All stories by:James Tocchio