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TIPA World Awards 2020

The editors of TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) have voted and announced their 2020 winners (cameras introduced in 2019 – 2020 time frame).

We’re very surprised not to see the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III (Expert) and the Fujifilm X-T4 (Expert). In fact, there does not seem to have any MFT (Micro Four Thirds) mirrorless cameras that made the list, and that’s a shame. If your camera did not make the list, not to worry (What do editors know? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ ).

CAMERAS
  • DSLRs
    – Best DSLR Professional Camera: Canon EOS-1DX Mark III
    – Best DSLR Expert Camera: Nikon D780
    – Best DSLR Advanced Camera: Canon EOS 90D
  • Medium-Format
    – Best Medium Format Camera: Fujifilm GFX100
  • Full-Frame
    – Best Full Frame Professional Camera: Sony A7R IV
    – Best Full Frame Photo/Video Camera: Panasonic LUMIX DC-S1H
    – Best Full Frame Camera Expert: Sigma fp
  • APS-C
    – Best APS-C Camera Professional: Fujifilm X-Pro3
    – Best APS-C Camera Expert: Sony a6600
    – Best APS-C Camera Advanced: Nikon Z50
  • Compact Fixed-Lens
    – Best Premium Compact Camera: Fujifilm X100V
    – Best Vlogging Camera: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
    – Best Expert Compact Camera: Sony RX100 VII

If we break these down for each camera manufacturer:

  • Canon
    – Best DSLR Professional Camera: Canon EOS-1DX Mark III
    – Best DSLR Advanced Camera: Canon EOS 90D
    – Best Vlogging Camera: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
  • Fujifilm
    – Best Medium Format Camera: Fujifilm GFX100
    – Best APS-C Camera Professional: Fujifilm X-Pro3
    – Best Premium Compact Camera: Fujifilm X100V
  • Nikon
    – Best DSLR Expert Camera: Nikon D780
    – Best APS-C Camera Advanced: Nikon Z50
  • Panasonic
    – Best Full Frame Photo/Video Camera: Panasonic LUMIX DC-S1H
  • Sigma
    – Best Full Frame Camera Expert: Sigma fp
  • Sony
    – Best Full Frame Professional Camera: Sony A7R IV
    – Best APS-C Camera Expert: Sony a6600
    – Best Expert Compact Camera: Sony RX100 VII

I believe we should add one more winner for Sony here:

  • – Best Photo Innovation: Sony Real-Time Tracking technology

If we break these down for each category:

  • Professional
    – Best Medium Format Camera: Fujifilm GFX100
    – Best Full Frame Photo/Video Camera: Panasonic LUMIX DC-S1H
    – Best Full Frame Professional Camera: Sony A7R IV
    – Best DSLR Professional Camera: Canon EOS-1DX Mark III
    – Best APS-C Camera Professional: Fujifilm X-Pro3
  • Expert
    – Best DSLR Expert Camera: Nikon D780
    – Best APS-C Camera Expert: Sony a6600
    – Best Expert Compact Camera: Sony RX100 VII
  • Advanced
    – Best DSLR Advanced Camera: Canon EOS 90D
    – Best APS-C Camera Advanced: Nikon Z50
    – Best Premium Compact Camera: Fujifilm X100V
    – Best Vlogging Camera: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

See more after the Press Release.

> Visit TIPA World Awards 2020

PRESS RELEASSE

TIPA Announces Winners of 2020 TIPA World Awards

Madrid, Spain, 14 April 2020: The Technical Image Press Association has announced the winners of the 2020 TIPA World Awards. Along with exciting cameras and lenses that cover every category, from entry level to expert to professional, TIPA World Award winners in 40 categories represent the wide range of products and services that make up the imaging industry today, including inkjet papers, imaging software, storage media, accessories, lighting, monitors and more.

Said Thomas Gerwers, Chairman of TIPA, โ€œGiven the extraordinary circumstances the world and our industry face today, we felt that we should continue with our efforts in recognizing the best imaging products of 2020.

“We believe that now more than ever our support of the industry and the people who work so hard, be it in production, distribution, or marketing, deserve credit and our thanks and appreciation for their efforts to continue to develop new and exciting products and grow into the future. Of course, while the process of nomination and selection of award winners had to adapt to the circumstances, we maintained our usual rigorous standards in our considerations.”

The Award Process
Beginning in late 2019 and through March, 2020, nominations within select categories were gathered by the TIPA Technical Committee. Editors from member magazines were consulted, equipment was tested and evaluated, and new categories, representing emerging imaging trends, were considered.

Finalists are usually voted on at the TIPA General Assembly, attended by representatives from TIPA member magazines from around the world, and originally scheduled for mid-March in Las Vegas this year. When travel restrictions began to be implemented the TIPA Board decided that voting should of course still take place, so product recommendation and an online voting procedure was instituted for members from around the world.

“Our hope,” said Thomas Gerwers, “is first of all that everyone remains safe and that this pandemic eases. We look forward to organizing a General Assembly later this year to welcome new member publications and continue our efforts to work with editors from the worldwide TIPA group of professional, amateur, and business magazines and online publications to support and grow the imaging industry.”

TIPA World Award honorees this year include long-time industry companies as well as new entrants and those who represent emerging trends in the photo/imaging industry, as well as awards within specific market segments and applications. For a full list of the 2020 TIPA World Award winners, along with award citations and images, please visit www.tipa.com.


LENSES

Portrait
– Best Professional Portrait Lens: Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM (DS)

Macro
– Best DSLR Macro Lens: Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO

Wide Angle / Wide Angle Zoom
– Best DSLR Prime Lens: Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD
– Best DSLR Wide Angle Zoom Lens: Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF
– Best Mirrorless Prime Wide Angle Lens: Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF
– Best Mirrorless Wide Angle Zoom Lens: SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art
– Best MFT Lens: Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH

Standard / Telephoto / Telephoto Zoom
– Best DSLR Professional Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR
– Best Mirrorless Prime Standard Lens: NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct
– Best Mirrorless Standard Zoom Lens: SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art
– Best Mirrorless Telephoto Zoom Lens: Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM