Nikon?s D700 digital SLR has won overall Product of the Year at the annual awards hosted by Amateur Photographer (AP) magazine.

The Nikon D700, which also scooped high-end DSLR of the year, beat two competitive models with higher pixel counts, Canon?s EOS 1DS MARK III and the Sony Alpha 900.

AP?s editorial technical team said that the D700 takes the best bits of the D3, including the sensor and the AF, white balance and metering systems, but incorporates them in a smaller, lighter, and less expensive body, aimed at enthusiast photographers.

For full details of why it won, along with the names of other category winners, look out for next week?s issue of AP, in shops on Tuesday and available to subscribers from tomorrow.

This year’s categories were:

Accessory of the Year

Printer of the Year

Consumer Digital Compact of the Year

Enthusiast-level Digital SLR of the Year

Entry-level Digital SLR of the Year

Enthusiast Digital Compact of the Year

High-End Digital SLR of the Year

Zoom Lens of the Year

Fixed Focal Length Lens of the Year

Software of the Year

Technical Innovation of the Year

Nikon D700 camera wins award