The Camera Journal Press Club of Japan has announced its annual Camera Grand Prix “Camera of the Year” selections.

The Camera Grand Prix 2020 Camera of the Year is the Sony α7R IV. (Source: CJPC.)

Representing magazines or websites specialising in photos and cameras, the selection committee has named the following products as ‘Grand Prix’ winners. The Camera Grand Prix 2020 Camera of the Year award goes to the Sony α7R IV, the fourth generation high-resolution R model in the α7 full-frame mirrorless series.  Many selection members lauded the camera as being “a culmination of the full-frame α series technology,” “the highest performer among current mirrorless cameras,” and “a camera befitting the description ‘all-powerful’.” The α7R II in the same series received the Camera Grand Prix Camera of the Year in 2016. The α7R IV was also selected as the winner in the Camera Grand Prix 2020 Readers Award.

The Camera Grand Prix 2020 Lens of the Year is the Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS. (Source: CJPC.)

Sony also took out the 2020 Lens of the Year award with its FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS lens, which ‘can achieve rapid, quiet, and responsive AF when used with Sony cameras’. The judges also praised its ability to support a teleconverter, top achieve focal lengths up to 1200mm. “As of now, it is the definitive super-telephoto zoom lens for mirrorless cameras, extremely useful for shooting not only motor sports, but also airplanes and wild birds.”

Camera Grand Prix 2020 Editors Awards were given to the EOS-1D X Mark III (shown above) produced by Canon Inc., the Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens produced by Nikon Corporation and the Fujifilm GFX100 camera. Click here for more information on this year’s awards.