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TIPA Award winners announced - The votes were made and counted at the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) General Assembly in New York and the list of winners has been announced.
The editors of the 28 photo magazines from around the world who are members of the assembly have voted and the results for the most coveted photo and imaging awards are in.
The winners are:
|Best Photo Software||Adobe Photoshop CS5
|Best Photo Service||Blurb Inc|
|Best DSLR Advanced||Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i|
|Best Large Format Printer||Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6350|
|Best Multifunction Photo Printer||Canon Pixma MP990|
|Best Expert Compact Camera||Canon PowerShot G11|
|Best DSLR Expert||Canon EOS 7D|
|Best Rugged Compact Camera||Casio Exilim EX-G1|
|Best Mobile Imaging Device||Kodak Playsport|
|Best Photo Monitor||Eizo CG243W|
|Best Superzoom Camera||Fujifilm FinePix HS10|
|Best Imaging Innovation||Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D Technology|
|Best Fine Art Inkjet Paper||Canon Infinity Baryta|
|Best Photo Bag||Vanguard UP-Rise series|
|Best Medium Format D-System||Hasselblad H4D-40|
|Best Finishing System||HP Photosmart ML1000D Minilab printer|
|Best Photo Kiosk||HiTi Mini Photo Kiosk P510K|
|Best DSLR Entry-Level||Pentax K-x|
|Best Special Award||The Impossible Project|
|Best Prestige Camera||Leica M9|
|Best Photo TV Display||LG Electronics 50/60PK950|
|Best Storage Backup System||LG NAS N2B1|
|Best Accessory||Manfrotto Joystick Heads series|
|Best Flash System||Multiblitz PROFILUX PLUS System|
|Best Professional Lens||Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II|
|Best DSLR Professional||Nikon D3s|
|Best Entry-level Compact System Camera||Olympus PEN E-PL1|
|Best Advanced Compact System Camera||Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2|
|Best Expert Photo Projector||Panasonic PT-AE4000|
|Best Entry-level Camcorder||Samsung HMX-H205|
|Best Storage Media||SanDisk Extreme Pro, series|
|Best Pro Photo Projector||Epson EH-TW5500|
|Best Photo Scanner||Epson Perfection V600 Photo|
|Best Expert Photo Printer||Epson Stylus Pro 3880|
|Best Entry Level Lens||Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM|
|Best Expert Lens||Sony 28-75mm f72.8 SAM|
|Best Compact Camera||Sony Cyber-shot HX5V|
|Best Photo Frame||Sony DPF-X1000N|
|Best Expert Camcorder||JVC Everio GZ-HM1|
|Best Digital Accessory||Wacom Cintiq 21UX|
Canon have scooped five TIPA awards for the second year running, Epson and Sony have both won three and Pentax won the Best Entry-level DSLR category for their Pentax K-x.
"The TIPA Awards independently honour the most innovative products on the market – those offering the latest technologies, high quality design and true ease-of-use. Receiving awards for both photo and printing products clearly demonstrates the quality that runs through our range and reflects Canon’s commitment to imaging excellence" comments, Guido Jacobs, Marketing Director, Consumer Marketing, Canon UK and Ireland.
Mary McNulty, Head of PR and Communications at Epson Europe said: "Epson has shown year after year that we are committed to developing products that are technologically innovative and that set new standards in the industry. We are honoured to be presented with three TIPA awards this year which will fuel our determination to continue providing our customers with outstanding digital imaging products."
TIPA was founded in 1991 as an independent, non-profit Association of European photo and imaging magazines.
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