Awards 2010 - Best advanced compact 2010

Winner

Panasonic Lumix LX5

Awards 2010 - Panasonic Lumix LX5

The advanced compact category was one of the most hotly contested in this year's awards. The need for the photographer to have all the functionality of their DSLR without the bulk is ably met by nearly every manufacturer. This year, however, one camera stood head and shoulders above the rest, and has resulted in a compact double for Panasonic. The Lumix LX5 exudes quality in both design and performance, and with a stunning specification to match, few would argue with the award of the advanced compact camera of the year.

Runners Up

Sony Cyber-shot HX5

Awards 2010 - Sony Cyber-shot HX5

Samsung EX1

Awards 2010 - Samsung EX1

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Awards 2010 - Nikon Coolpix P7000

Canon PowerShot G12

Awards 2010 - Canon PowerShot G12