For the third year, the company is organizing The Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame and invites professionals and amateurs to vote for the best digital cameras and videos.
Specialized in the sale, trade-in and exchange of used photographic equipment, MPB is also a company committed to the evolution of the world of photography. For ten years, supported by a team of specialists, it has established itself as one of the references in the knowledge and analysis of equipment, offering in parallel to its commercial activity technical guides, interviews, studies. As an extension of this research and the promotion of equipment adapted to amateurs and professionals of photography, MPB organizes since 2020 The Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame: a Pantheon of digital photography and video.
Classic, aesthetic, technological?
Each year, a jury of professionals led by MPB founder and CEO Matt Barker and including photojournalists, documentary photographers, journalists, critics, selects about twenty cameras that are submitted to the public vote. And it is the photographers from all over the world who elect the kits that will join the Photo Hall of Fame, divided into five categories: “Classic” (cameras that have established themselves as benchmarks over time, in a world where technology is constantly evolving), “Game Changer” (equipment that has revolutionized photography or video by introducing new technologies or opening up technologies to the general public), “Road tested” (trusted equipment that stands up to the test of time and harsh “Trendsetter” (a camera that is at the heart of the trend, as much technological as it is aesthetically pleasing), “Iconic” (a camera that has achieved the rank of photo or video icon).
In 2021, more than 40,000 votes from around the world were tallied. The Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame honored the Hasselblad 501C (Iconic), the Sony A7 III (Trendsetter), the Nikon D850 (Road Tested), the DJI Mavic2 Pro (Game changer) and the Canon EOS 5D MkIII (Classic). So, which cameras will succeed them? After the jury’s selection, voting will take place in June and July and the results will be announced in August to find out which models will join this Hall of Fame.
A sensitive celebration of photography
This Hall of Fame is a new reference to honor photographic material, in an approach that is both qualitative and sensitive and personal. In 2020, for the first edition of the Hall of Fame, Matt Barker, CEO of MPB, “we could have named the best-selling cameras of all time, but that’s not the same as saying they really changed the photography game. We wanted our celebration of the kit to be nuanced and understand what it meant to people.” A new selection that both announces itself in its time and doesn’t forget what it owes to the past.
- MPB website
- The Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame