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Friday, February 1, 2008

TIPA Awards names 36 imaging products as the best in Europe

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) announces the winners of the 2008 TIPA Awards. This year, the editors of 27 TIPA member magazines from 11 European countries that voted for the best imaging products in Europe in 2008, awarded 36 photo and imaging products. TIPA was founded in Paris, France, in 1991. It is a nonprofit association registered in Spain, and consists of editors from 27 amateur, professional, and trade magazines from 11 countries.

TIPA Awards 2008:

· Best DSLR Entry-Level: Sony Alpha 200
· Best DSLR Advanced: Canon EOS 450D
· Best DSLR Expert: Nikon D300
· Best DSLR Professional: Nikon D3
· Best Medium-Format D-System: Sinar Hy6
· Best Ultra Compact Digital Camera: Samsung NV24HD
· Best Compact Digital Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500
· Best Superzoom Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S100FS
· Best Entry-level Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
· Best Expert Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f/2.8-4 SWD
· Best Professional Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
· Best Prestige Camera: Sigma DP1
· Best Innovative Design: Manfrotto ModoSteady 585
· Best Flatbed Photo Scanner: Canon CanoScan 8800F
· Best Small Format Photo Printer: HP Photosmart A826 -- Home Print Centre
· Best Expert Photo Printer: Epson Stylus Photo R1900
· Best Multifunction Photo Printer: Canon PIXMA MP970
· Best Large Format Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 11880
· Best Fine Art Inkjet Paper: Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk
· Best Imaging Storage Media: SanDisk Extreme Ducati range
· Best Imaging Innovation: Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1
· Best Photo Software: Apple Aperture 2
· Best Color Management System: X-Rite ColorMunki Photo
· Best Accessory: Metz Mecablitz 48 AF-1 Digital
· Best Digital Accessory: Wacom Cintiq 12WX
· Best Photo Frame: Sony DPF-V900/DPF-V700
· Best Expert Photo Projector: Panasonic PT-AX200E
· Best Professional Photo Projector: JVC DLA-HD100
· Best Film: Kodak Professional New T-MAX 400
· Best Camcorder: Panasonic HDC-SD9
· Best Mobile Imaging Device: Nokia N82
· Best Retail Finishing System: Kodak Adaptive Picture Exchange (Apex)
· Best Photo Kiosk: Sony Compact Picture Station
· Best Photographic Display: Samsung SyncMaster XL30 LED BLU
· Best Photo Service: CeWe Photobooks
· Best Storage Back-up: LaCie 2big Triple
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