Fujifilm wins 7 Red Dot Awards… but only 1 for a camera (and 2 for face cream)

Fujifilm wins 7 Red Dot Awards
(Image credit: Fujifilm)

Fujifilm has scooped seven prestigious Red Dot Design Awards – however, only one of those awards was for an actual camera, with the company winning more awards for its cosmetics products. 

Setting a new company benchmark, Fujifilm racked up seven gongs in the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design category. As such, it wasn't the groundbreaking new Fujifilm X-H2S that captured the honors; as a design-driven initiative, it was the charming retro chic of the Instax Mini Evo that brought home the bacon (well, one of the seven slices of it). 

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"The Instax Mini Evo is a streamlined digital instant camera that looks, feels and sounds like an analogue camera," reads the blurb on the Red Dot Design Awards website.

"The housing design combines metal elements with an easy-to-grip black surface that informs the camera’s retro look. In addition, the digital functions are controlled using physical buttons and dials. For example, turning the lens dial lets users select from 10 lens modes, while pulling the film advance lever activates the print function."

(Image credit: Fujifilm)

And what did the jury make of the instant camera, in awarding it a prestigious Red Dot? "The Instax Mini Evo instant camera ably combines the look and feel of an analog camera with the comprehensive functionality of a digital camera."

So, what else won awards for Fujifilm? Unless you're very familiar with the company's non-photographic output, the answer is 'a whole bunch of stuff that you probably never would have guessed'.

Its Pixel Shift Combiner software for cameras such as the Fujifilm GFX 100S picked up a prize, as did its Synapse Vincent image analysis system that creates 3D images from CT and MRI scans (which actually won the Best of the Best Award). 

Also scooping awards were the Fujinon Techno-Stabi TS-X series of binoculars, the labels for its line of chemical reagents, the Astalift Opme intensive hydrating cream and the Astalift Men Starter Kit skincare set. 

So there you have it. Fujifilm is seven trophies richer, and now we all know that Fujifilm also makes award-winning facial products. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.