EISA Awards 2018-2019 winners revealed

Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera

This year's EISA Award winners have been revealed, with Canon, Nikon and Sony scooping multiple prizes for their latest products.

Sony was this year's biggest winner, with seven separate awards across its range of consumer electronics, five being photo products. Its A7 III was honoured as the EISA Camera of the Year, while its A7R III managed to claim the EISA Professional Mirrorless Camera.

Sony A7 III

Sony A7 III

Elsewhere, the company's RX10 IV scooped the Superzoom Camera prize, while its FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM and FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS lenses respectively walked away with the Mirrorless Wide-angle Zoom Lens and Mirrorless Telezoom Lens awards.

Canon EOS M50

Canon EOS M50

Canon, meanwhile, scored victory with its EOS 6D Mark II, that camera being awarded the DSLR Camera prize. The EOS M50, meanwhile, grabbed the Best Buy Camera award, while the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM bagged the DSLR Prime Lens gong. On top of all that, the company's clever Speedlite 470EX-AI flashgun walked off with the EISA Photo Innovation award – and you can see just why the judges were so impressed with in the video below.

Nikon didn't leave empty-handed either. Its D850 won the EISA Professional DSLR prize, while its AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR grabbed the Professional Lens award. Fujifilm, meanwhile, managed to bag the Mirrorless Camera prize with its X-H1, and you can see our video review of that camera below.

Panasonic's GH5s walked off with the Photo Video Camera award, while Tamron managed to win the DSLR Telezoom Lens of the Year prize for its 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD, in addition to the Best Mirrorless Standard Zoom Lens of the Year for its 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD. Finally, Sigma's 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens won the DSLR Zoom Lens award.

The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) organisation comprises editors from 53 special interest magazines across 25 countries, and it has been awarding prizes for photography since 1982.

Read more: The best cameras right now

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Matt Golowczynski

The former editor of Digital Camera World, "Matt G" has spent the bulk of his career working in or reporting on the photographic industry. For two and a half years he worked in the trade side of the business with Jessops and Wex, serving as content marketing manager for the latter. 

Switching streams he also spent five years as a journalist, where he served as technical writer and technical editor for What Digital Camera before joining DCW, taking on assignments as a freelance writer and photographer in his own right. He currently works for SmartFrame, a specialist in image-streaming technology and protection.