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T3 Awards 2021 shortlist officially announced

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The T3 Awards 2021 shortlist has been officially announced – and some of the best camera, smartphone and drone tech has made it into the top results. The T3 Awards covers everything from the Brand of the Year, to the Best Gadget Under £100/ $100, to the Best Dashcam – and even to the Best Duvet! 

In reflection of how so many of us have been working from home over the past year, this year's T3 Awards event introduces a new WFH Heroes category, which is designed to celebrate the people, products and services that have helped make life easier over the past 12 months.

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The winners of the T3 Awards 2021 (opens in new tab) will be announced throughout the week of Monday 07 June and will appear in issue 322 of T3 magazine, which is on sale Wednesday 09 June. 

There are plenty of categories for the T3 judging panel to sift through, but here are a few that we're particularly excited to see the results for:

T3 Awards 2021 shortlist

Gadget Of The Year

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2021), Bowers & Wilkins PI7, DJI Air 2S, Insta360 GO 2, LG G1, OnePlus 9 Pro, PlayStation 5, Samsung QN900A

Best Dashcam

Garmin Dash Cam 66W, Garmin Dash Cam Mini, Mio MiVue 866, Nextbase 622GW, Thinkware U1000 4K UHD Dash Cam

Best Drone

DJI Air 2S, DJI FPV, DJI Mini 2, PowerVision PowerEgg X Wizard, Ryze Tello

Best Action Camera

DJI Osmo Action, GoPro HERO 8 Black, GoPro HERO 9 Black, Insta360 GO 2

Best Camera

Canon EOS R6, Fujifilm X-E4, Nikon Z5, Panasonic Lumix S5, Sony A7C

Best Smart Security

Arlo Essential Indoor Camera, Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera, Ring Video Doorbell, (2nd gen), TP-Link Kasa KC115, TP-Link Tapo C100

Best Phone

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, Google Pixel 5, Huawei Mate 40 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Sony Xperia 1 II, Xiaomi Mi 11

Best Video Streaming Service

Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount Plus

Discover more details at the T3 website (opens in new tab) – and don't forget to keep an eye out for the results in early June!

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Best dash cam (opens in new tab)
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With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab) and  Digital Photographer (opens in new tab). Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.