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Everyone’s a winner at TIPAs

About this time of the year followers of the technology press will start seeing press releases  stories such as: ‘Canon fires at TIPA Awards’; ‘Sony’s multiple TIPA awards makes Nikon cry’; ‘Lowepro bags five TIPAs’.

Which would make readers of a more enquiring nature wonder: a) What the hell is a TIPA? (It’s the ‘Technical Image Press Association’); and b) who won the awards that Nikon, or Sony, etc, didn’t win?

‘Lots of companies’ is the short answer to b). The long answer being:

Pentax K3 - Best Expert DSLR
Pentax K3 – Best Expert DSLR

Best Digital SLR Professional: Nikon D4S
Best Digital SLR Expert: Pentax K-3
Best Digital SLR Advanced: Canon EOS 70D
Best Digital SLR Entry Level: Nikon D3300
Best Hybrid Photo/Video Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Best Premium Camera: Nikon Df
Best CSC Professional: Sony Alpha 7R
Best CSC Expert: Fujifilm X-T1
Best CSC Advanced: Samsung NX30
Best CSC Entry Level: Olympus OM-D E-M10
Best Expert Compact Camera: Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM - best entry-level DSLR lens.
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM – Best Entry-level DSLR Lens.

Best Superzoom Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 / ZS40
Best Easy Compact Camera: Samsung WB50F
Best Rugged Compact Camera: Nikon 1 AW1
Best Professional DSLR Lens: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
Best Expert DSLR Lens: Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD
Best Entry Level DSLR Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Best CSC Expert Lens: Fujinon XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS
Best CSC Entry-Level Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ

Manfrotto 190 new series, featuring a vertical-horizontal column mechanism.
Manfrotto 190 new series, featuring a vertical-horizontal column mechanism – Best Tripod.

Best Camcorder: Sony FDR-AX100
Best ActionCam: Sony Action Cam HDR-AS100V
Best Imaging Storage Media: SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-11 Memory Card
Best Professional Lighting System: Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash
Best Portable Lighting System: Nissin i40
Best Tripod: Manfrotto New 190 collection
Best Accessory: SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive
Best Design: Sigma dp Quattro
Best Photo Software: DxO ViewPoint 2
Best Photo Printer: Epson Expression Photo XP-950

Epson Expression Photo XP-950 - Best Photo Printer
Epson Expression Photo XP-950 – Best Photo Printer

Best Fine Art Inkjet Paper: Hahnemuhle Photo Silk Bartya 310
Best Photo Service: Sigma Mount Conversion Service
Best Mobile Imaging Device: Sony QX series
Best Mobile Photo App: Photosmith 3
Best Photo Monitor: LG 21:9 UltraWide 34UM95
Best Photo Bag: Thule Perspektiv series
Best Photo TV Display: LG Ultra HD TV (UB980 series)
Best Photo Projector: Epson EH-TW7200
Best Imaging Innovation: Canon Dual Pixel CMOS AF

 (Special thanks to Margaret Brown, Photo Review, who painstakingly collated the list above and applied a logical sequential order absent from TIPAs own seemingly random log of winners.)



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