1. Sony DSC-RX1
Claming to be the world’s first compact camera with a 35mm full-frame sensor, the RX1 aims to deliver DSLR quality imaging but in a much smaller body. The 24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor will allow more light in to produce images with great clarity, while the Carl-Zeiss 35mm F2 fixed lens should let you get nice and close to pictorial targets. At 70mm thick and just 482g in weight, it will also be less of burden carrying around on your hols without compromising on the snapping quality.
Price: £2,600 | UK Release date: November 2012 | Link: Sony
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On the hunt for a new pic-grabber? Here's our round-up of the best camera launches and announcements from Photokina 2012
While the iPhone 5 and HTC's first Windows Phone 8 smartphones hogged the headlines this week, over in Cologne Photokina 2012 has been awash with a host of new camera kit to help you deliver those stellar pics.
Whether you are after a solid compact performer or a retro-looking snapper, we've picked our best cameras from this year's show.