Canon, Nikon and Sony are the big winners in this year’s TIPA World Awards which have just been announced by the Technical Image Press Association. Canon heads the list of awardees with wins in five categories, with Nikon and Sony following closely with four each, while Sigma and Fujifilm have each won three categories.
In all, awards have been presented in 40 categories of imaging products, recognizing excellence in the areas of design, technical innovation, capabilities and performance.
The annual TIPA World Awards are judged by the Association’s member magazines which currently number 26 titles from around the globe, including Future's very own Australian Camera.
Judges usually meet at a predesignated location to discuss the awards. However, as magazine representatives were unable to travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time in the Awards’ 29-year history, judging was conducted online. Consequently, TIPA’s Technical Committee – which includes Australian Camera’s editor, Paul Burrows – was tasked with drawing up a shortlist of potential candidates for members to consider.
Canon achieved wins with the EOS-1D X Mark III (Best Professional DSLR Camera), EOS 90D (Best Advanced DSLR Camera), RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM (Best Mirrorless Telephoto Zoom Lens), RF 85mm f/1.2 USM DS (Best Professional Portrait Lens) and the PowerShot G7 X Mark III (Best Vlogging Camera).
Nikon’s winners are the D780 (Best Expert DSLR Camera), Z 50 (Best Advanced APS-C Camera), Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct (Best Mirrorless Standard Prime Lens) and AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR (Best DSLR Professional Lens).
Other notable winners in the 2020 TIPA World Awards are the Sigma fp (Best Expert Full Frame Camera), Sony A7R IV (Best Professional Full Frame Camera) and Fujifilm X-Pro3 (Best Professional APS-C Camera).
Perhaps not surprisingly, Fujifilm’s GFX 100 was judged Best Medium Format Camera and the X100V won the award for Best Premium Compact Camera, while Sony’s Real-Time AF Tracking technology has been judged the Best Photo Innovation.
For more information about the 2020 TIPA World Awards visit the organization's website (opens in new tab).
2020 TIPA World Awards Winners
Best Advanced DSLR Camera – Canon EOS 90D (opens in new tab)
Best Expert DSLR Camera – Nikon D780 (opens in new tab)
Best Professional DSLR Camera – Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (opens in new tab)
Best Advanced APS-C Camera – Nikon Z 50 (opens in new tab)
Best Expert APS-C Camera – Sony A6600 (opens in new tab)
Best Professional APS-C Camera – Fujifilm X-Pro3 (opens in new tab)
Best Expert Full Frame Camera – Sigma fp (opens in new tab)
Best Professional Full Frame Camera – Sony A7R IV (opens in new tab)
Best Photo/Video Full Frame Camera– Panasonic Lumix S1H (opens in new tab)
Best Medium Format Camera – Fujifilm GFX 100 (opens in new tab)
Best DSLR Prime Lens – Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD (opens in new tab)
Best DSLR Macro Lens – Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO
Best DSLR Wide-Angle Zoom Lens – Tokina ATX-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF
Best DSLR Professional Lens – AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR
Best MFT Lens – Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH (opens in new tab)
Best Mirrorless Standard Prime Lens – Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct (opens in new tab)
Best Mirrorless Wide-Angle Prime Lens – Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 RF (opens in new tab)
Best Mirrorless Wide-Angle Zoom Lens – Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art (opens in new tab)
Best Mirrorless Standard Zoom Lens – Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art (opens in new tab)
Best Mirrorless Telephoto Zoom Lens – Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM (opens in new tab)
Best Professional Portrait Lens – Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 USM DS (opens in new tab)
Best Expert Compact Camera – Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VII (opens in new tab)
Best Vlogging Camera - Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III (opens in new tab)
Best Premium Compact Camera – Fujifilm X100V (opens in new tab)
Best Inkjet Photo Paper – Hahnemühle Natural Line
Best Portable Photo Printer – Fujifilm Instax Mini Link (opens in new tab)
Best Imaging Software – DxO PhotoLab 3 (opens in new tab)
Best Image Storage Solution – SanDisk Extreme Pro CFexpress 2.0 Type B memory cards (opens in new tab)
Best Portable Flash – Nissin MG80 Pro
Best Professional LED Lighting – ARRI Orbiter
Best Travel Tripod – Manfrotto BeFree GT XPRO Carbon
Best Tripod Head – Gitzo 3 Way Fluid Head
Best Professional Photo Monitor – BenQ PhotoVue SW321C
Best Professional Video Monitor – LG 38WN95C-W UltraWide
Best Photo Smartphone – Huawei P40 Series
Best Mobile Accessory – Godox R1
Best Colour Management Solution – X-Rite i1Display Studio/i1Display Pro Plus
Best Photo Print Service – Whitewall Masterprint
Best Photo Book Service – CEWE Photobook leather and linen cover
Best Photo Innovation – Sony Real-Time AF Tracking technology
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