The most significant cameras and lenses of the last 25 years

Fujifilm Finepix X100
(Image credit: Fujifilm)

A lot has changed in the photography industry in the last 25 years, shifting from analog to DSLR, and then to mirrorless. Technology has evolved exponentially, but the modern cameras we see in today's market stand on the shoulders of risks and innovation. 

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, DPReview interviewed several executives from the leading camera and lens manufacturers and asked what they consider its most significant product over the last quarter of a century. Unsurprisingly some named the latest flagship cameras, some of the best mirrorless cameras in the market today, but others named products that perhaps turned the tide and signified breaking ground in new market areas. 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.