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April 28, 2010: The European Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) has announced its annual awards for 2010.

Voted for by editors and technical editors from the 28 member photo magazines from Europe, Canada, South Africa and the US, the awards cover all major imaging product categories – and then some!

The Award categories this year were updated to include two new categories. ‘Best Compact System Camera (CSC) Advanced’ and ‘Best Compact System Camera (CSC) Entry Level’ were established to represent the new generation of cameras with interchangeable lenses that have been launched in the past year to separate those cameras with incorporated electronic viewfinders from those without.

This year’s awards are as follows:

Best Photo Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Best Professional DSLR: Nikon D3s
Best Medium Format D-System: Hasselblad H4D-40
Best Expert DSLR: CanonEOS 7D
Best Advanced DSLR: Canon EOS 550D
Best Entry Level DSLR: Pentax K-x (pictured right)
Best Prestige Camera: Leica M9
Best Compact System Camera Entry Level: Olympus PEN E-PL1
Best Expert Compact Camera: Canon PowerShot G11
Best Compact Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V
Best Rugged Compact Camera: Casio Exilim EX-G1
Best Superzoom Camera: Fujifilm FinePix HS10
Best Mobile Imaging Device: Kodak Playsport
Best Expert Camcorder: JVC Everio GZ-HM1
Best Entry Level Camcorder: Samsung HMX-H205
Best Imaging Innovation: Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D Technology
Best Professional Lens: AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Best Expert Lens: Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM
Best Entry Level Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
Best Expert Photo Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 3880
Best Multifunction Photo Printer: Canon PIXMA MP990
Best Large Format Printer: Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6350
Best Photo Monitor: Eizo ColorEdge CG243W
Best Fine Art Inkjet Paper: Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique
Best Retail Finishing System: HP Photosmart ML2000D Minilab Printer
Best Photo Kiosk: HiTi Mini Photo Kiosk P510K
Best Photo TV Display: LG Electronics 50/60PK950
Best Accessory: Manfrotto RC2 Joystick Heads series
Best Flash System: Multiblitz PROFILUX PLUS series
Best Pro Photo Projector: Epson EH-TW5500
Best Expert Photo Projector: Panasonic PT-AE4000
Best Storage Backup System: LG NAS N2B1
Best Storage Media: SanDisk Extreme Pro series
Best Photo Scanner: Epson Perfection V600 Photo
Best Photo Frame: Sony DPF-X1000N
Best Digital Accessory: Wacom Cintiq 21UX.

Full details of the awards are available at

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