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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

TIPA awards recognized best photo and imaging products of 2009

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) announces the winners of the 2009 TIPA Awards. The best imaging products of 2009 were voted on at the association's General Assembly in April and included editors of 25 member magazines from 11 European countries.

Taking into account innovation, ergonomics, design, ease of use, efficiency, price/performance ratio, as well as other guidelines, TIPA editors have been bestowing the TIPA Awards to imaging products in various categories since 1991 to help photo enthusiasts and professionals make purchasing choices. Since technology is constantly changing, the TIPA Awards categories also consequently change. The present categories vary from DSLR to compact cameras, from printers to software, and from scanners and photo kiosks to professional lighting systems.

The awards ceremony will be June 10, at the Grand Hotel Schloss Bensberg, near Cologne, Germany.

Winning products were:
Best Photo Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2
Best Studio Generator: Broncolor Scoro series
Best DSLR Expert: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Best Expert HD Camcorder: Canon LEGRIA HF S10
Best Expert Photo Printer: Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II
Best Expert Compact: Canon PowerShot G10
Best Professional Lens: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
Best Storage Backup System: Data Robotics Drobo
Best Film: Kodak EKTAR 100
Best Photo Frame: Kodak OLED Wireless Frame
Best Photo Monitor: Eizo ColorEdge CG242W
Best Compact Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR
Best Photo Service: Fujifilm Photobook Brilliant
Best Imaging Innovation: Fujifilm Super CCD EXR
Best Accessory: Vanguard Alta Pro series
Best Fine Art Inkjet Paper: Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta, 315g
Best Medium-Format Digital System: Hasselblad H3DII-50
Best Mobile Flash Generator: Hensel Porty Lithium
Best Photo Kiosk: KIS Photobook Maker
Best Prestige Camera: Leica M8.2
Best Photo Bag: Lowepro Classified AW series
Best DSLR, Professional: Nikon D3x
Best DSLR, Advanced: Nikon D90
Best DSLR, Entry Level: Olympus E-620
Best Mobile Imaging Device: Nokia N86
Best Retail Finishing System: Noritsu D502
Best Rugged Digital Compact Camera: Olympus mju Tough 8000
Best Imaging Storage Media: Panasonic 32GB SDHC
Best Design Innovation: Panasonic Lumix G series
Best Best Compact Flash System: Profoto D1 series
Best Entry Level Camcorder: Samsung SMX-F34
Best Expert Photo Projector: Epson EH-TW5000
Best Pro Photo Projector: JVC DLA-HD750
Best Multifunction Photo Printer: Epson Stylus Photo PX800FW
Best Large-Format Printer: Epson Stylus Pro GS6000
Best Entry-Level Lens: Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
Best Expert Lens: Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM
Best Super-Zoom Digital Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
Best Photo Display: JVC LT-42WX70EU
Best Digital Accessory: Wacom Intuos4

[source: PMA Newsline]
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