Podcast: Cameras of the Year, 2020


On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we offer an insightful overview of the best cameras released in 2020 and discuss significant trends in the photography industries. Our guest is Kevin Rickert, Senior Sales Trainer for B&H Photo. Rickert is often the first person at B&H to get new cameras in his hands and is responsible for training our staff on the features of a wide variety of gear. He knows his stuff.

We start by mentioning the Canon EOS R5, which many members of our team listed as their favorite camera of 2020, and then we move to new cameras from Leica and FUJIFILM and the unique full-frame entry from ZEISS. We then discuss the compact Sony Alpha a7C full-frame camera and other new cameras from Sony and Nikon, including the D780 DSLR. Also, Ricoh, Olympus, and the impressive Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 get mentioned, and we wrap up cameras by discussing the new iPhones and Hasselblad’s incredible 907X 50C medium format mirrorless camera.

Throughout the conversation, we muse on important developments and trends of the year, including Canon’s and Nikon’s continued investment in their full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses, the increasing number of high-resolution entries from a range of makers, the importance of firmware updates, the use of artificial intelligence in cameras, and, of course, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We close by mentioning a few of the more interesting lenses to arrive this year, including fixed-aperture telephotos from Canon, a great telephoto zoom from Olympus, and fast-aperture prime lenses from Sony, FUJIFILM, and Nikon. Join us for this informative episode.

Guest: Kevin Rickert

Nikon Z 7II Mirrorless Digital Camera
Hasselblad 907X 50C Medium Format Mirrorless Camera
FUJIFILM X100V Digital Camera
Sony Alpha a7C Mirrorless Digital Camera
Leica Q2 Monochrom Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot ZOOM Digital Camera
ZEISS ZX1 Digital Camera
Ricoh GR III Street Edition Digital Camera
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25X IS PRO Lens
FUJIFILM XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR Lens


Host: Allan Weitz
Senior Creative Producer: John Harris
Senior Producer: Jason Tables
Executive Producer: Lawrence Neves