The Benjamin Kanarek Blog 2009 Camera Awards

The Benjamin Kanarek Blog 2009 Camera Awards

Well, being that everyone is doing it, I thought I would put in my two cents worth.

Here are my choices for Camera’s of the year and there standing… I won’t go in to the why’s unless you ask.

Just one point of clarification, I am no longer affiliated with any brand and thus there is no commercial  bias.

My Favorite Full Frame DSLR’s are the following:

1. Sony Alpha 850
2. Nikon D3X
3. Canon 5D Mkll
4. Canon 1Ds Mklll
5. Sony Alpha 900

My Favorite High End APS-C DSLR’s are the following:

1. Canon 7D
2. Pentax K7
3. Nikon D300s
4. Sony Alpha 550

My Favorite Entry Level DSLR’s are the following:

1. Pentax K-x

2. Canon 500D
3. Nikon D5000

There you have it. Would love to hear your feedback.


About Benjamin Kanarek

Fashion and Beauty Photographer. Some of the magazines I have shot for include: VOGUE (China, Portugal, Brazil, Italia, Paris and South America & Mexico editions), RG VOGUE Brazil, Harper’s BAZAAR (China, en Español & Latin America, Hong Kong, Italy editions), L’Officiel Paris, ELLE (Spain, Portugal and Greece editions), Madame Figaro (France), Cosmopolitan (France and Italy editions), Glamour (France), Votre Beauté, Jardin des Modes, Dépêche Mode, New York Daily News, Fashion District News, New York Times Magazine, W (British edition), WWD, Fashion Magazine (Canada), Flare (Canada), Oyster, Tank, WestEast…

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  • Hey dude,

    What about rating the average joe’s pocket digital camera ? I regrettably bought the new olympus “stylus” water resistant camera and I am not screaming on mount olympus about it!! Not that water proof. Give us a rating on consumer digital cameras!!!!


  • Benjamin Kanarek


    I felt that spending 3 and a half times more money for the 1Ds Mklll and with the improved sensor of the 5D Mkll, it was a much better value for basically the same resolving power. Thus my choosing the 5D Mkll over the 1Ds Mklll.

  • ∑velina

    hi Benjamin,
    i would like to ask for your reason to put the Canon 5D Mkll
    above the Canon 1Ds Mklll.
    i have not used the 1Ds, but assumed it would be better than the 5D.

  • ilya80

    Would love to have Pentax included into the first list, but oh well.
    The day they come up with one ( and i do believe it is going to be a hit ) they get me as one more happy custormer!

    Thanks for sharing your insight.

  • Alexander M.

    Sony A-850 😀

  • Keith Growden

    Hi Ben. Great to see Pentax coming back and getting amongst them. For 3 years my K10D hasnt let me down and all my lens from 30years ago all work and with the shake reduction. Santa bought my wife a K-X for xmas and the high iso pics are amazing.
    Cheers. Keith