Canon wins 6 EISA Awards – Canon EOS R5, 90D and 1D X Mark III snag honors

Canon wins 6 EISA Awards – Canon EOS R5, 90D and 1D X Mark III snag honors
(Image credit: EISA)

Setting the standard in technical innovation and optical excellence, Canon is once again recognized by the Expert Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) by winning six prestigious accolades spanning its mirrorless and DSLR camera bodies and lenses. 

Despite this year’s unprecedented challenges, Canon says it "has maintained its commitment to introduce products which push the boundaries and open new possibilities for photographers and filmmakers."

Redefining mirrorless with the game-changing Canon EOS R5, Canon picked up the EISA Camera Innovation Award. DSLRs still made their presence felt, however, as the flagship Canon EOS-1D X Mark III earned itself the EISA Professional Camera Award, while the highly popular Canon EOS 90D enthusiast body took home the EISA APS-C Camera Award. 

In addition, four of Canon’s RF mirrorless lens series – compact, lightweight models packed full of useful technology – were recognized by EISA, including the remarkably compact Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, the stunning Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM, along with the upcoming Canon RF 600mm f/11 IS STM and RF 800mm f/11 IS STM that promise to democratize wildlife photography.

"These accolades reflect Canon’s longstanding heritage in delivering optical excellence, driven by its commitment to research and development, and guided by customer feedback," said Canon. "Every product demonstrates Canon’s continued support for both DSLR and mirrorless systems, offering photographers and filmmakers a competitive, full-choice line-up that makes the ‘impossible’, possible."

Canon won the most awards, but the Fujifilm X-T4 took home the EISA Camera of the Year trophy (Image credit: Rod Lawton)

Other manufacturers enjoyed success at the awards, too. Fujifilm scooped top honors for the Fujifilm X-T4, which won EISA Camera of the Year, and the Fujifilm X100V was recognized as the best Compact Camera. 

Sony and Nikon took home four awards apiece, for both cameras and lenses, with the Sony A7R IV bagging the Advanced Full Frame Camera gong, the new Sony ZV-1 winning the Vlogging Camera category, the nifty Nikon Z50 securing Best Buy Camera and the Nikon D780 securing Full Frame Camera bragging rights. Here's the full list of winners: 


Fujifilm X-T4 – Camera of the Year
Fujifilm X100V – Compact Camera
Nikon Z50 – Best Buy Camera
Canon EOS 90D – APS-C camera
Nikon D780 – Full Frame Camera
Sony A7R IV – Advanced Full Frame Camer
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III – Professional Camera
Panasonic S1H – Photo/Video Camera
Canon EOS R5 – Best Innovation
Sony ZV-1 – Vlogging Camera


Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM – Lens of the Year
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art – Wideangle Zoom Lens
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM – Standard Zoom Lens
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD – Telephoto Zoom Lens
Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD – Travel Zoom Lens
Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS – Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR – Professional Telephoto Zoom Lens
Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G – Wideangle Lens
Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S – Portrait Lens
Canon EF 600mm & 800mm f/11 IS STM – Lens Innovation


DJI Mavic Air 2 – Camera Drone
DxO Nik Collection 3 by DxO – Photo Software
Eizo ColorEdge CS2740 – Monitor

Read more: 

Canon EOS R5 review
Canon EOS R5 vs R6: what are the differences and which is best for you?
Canon EOS 90D review
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review

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Peter Travers

The editor of PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Peter 14 years of experience as both a journalist and professional photographer. He is a hands-on photographer with a passion and expertise for sharing his practical shooting skills. Equally adept at turning his hand to portraits, landscape, sports and wildlife, he has a fantastic knowledge of camera technique and principles. As you'd expect of the editor of a Canon publication, Peter is a devout Canon user and can often be found reeling off shots with his EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR.