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Monday, April 13, 2015

TIPA Awards 2015 - TIPA Reveals Their Best Cameras and Imaging Products




The TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) Awards for 2015 have just been announced, covering their selection of the best photographic and imaging products launched in the past 12 months.

A couple of our favourites made it through to the list which we’ve highlighted below.


Best Photo Printer: Epson SureColor P600 A3+ Inkjet Printer

There’s nothing quite like a finished print on gorgeous, tactile paper stock. Having recently acquired the Foto Riesel print lab, we’re certainly getting addicted to it. The Epson SureColor P600 outputs some stunning prints, up to A3 in size.

We love its desktop size (our office printer is somewhat less so at almost 2 metres in length!) and the new Epson SureColor inks with exquisite blacks. Long live print!

Pro-tip: try out Canson Infinity Baryta or Platine Fibre Rag paper. They’re something special.

Best Professional DSLR Lens: Canon EF 11-24 f/4L USM

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM is a stunning performer that shoots wider than ever. We love the dramatic perspectives and sweeping photos that come with this impressive focal range, just make sure you’re wearing nice shoes – they may well be in frame!

Best Photo/Video Camera Professional: Sony a7s

The Sony A7s, otherwise known as, the little camera that could. Featuring one of the best low light full-frame sensors to date coupled with 4K video, a silent electronic shutter, and the ability to adapt almost any manual focus lens to it, this camera is certainly accolade worthy.

Sony’s A7s pairs perfectly with the CSC or mirrorless prime lens category winner, the Zeiss Loxia 50mm f2 and 35mm f2 lenses, which bring the fantastically designed Carl Zeiss Biogon and Planar formulas to the digital mirrorless age. (The Biogan and Planar lenses are special order lenses at DCW).

Best CSC Professional: Samsung NX1

Samsung is onto a good thing with the NX1 – It’s fast, well-built, and packs some serious punch. There’s a lot to like about this camera, but some standouts include 15fps high speed continuous shooting with autofocus, a snappy AF system with 205 Phase and 209 Contrast Detect points, and 4K video at a cinematic 24fps.

Reviews for this camera have been wildly positive, and we’re very interested to see where Samsung goes from here.

Best Superzoom Camera: Nikon COOLPIX P610

With 60x Optical Zoom that starts at a wide 24mm and reaches an impressive telephoto end of 1440mm (in equivalent 35mm focal lengths), the Coolpix P610 is an incredibly versatile camera. 

We’re a fan of the 5-stop advantage vibration reduction which is necessary for getting the most out of the huge superzoom range. GPS, Full HD video and a host of other features make it a perfect companion for travel!

The Canon SX60 HS ultrazoom is certainly no slouch either. While it didn’t walk away with a TIPA award, its 65x Optical Zoom starts at a super-wide 21mm equivalent, and extends to 1365mm.


You can see the full list of TIPA Award winners for 2015 on their webpage

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