Canon picks up six TIPA awards

Canon scores six TIPA 2012 awards

In the annual awards from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Canon has picked up awards for the EOS-1D X, EOS 5D Mark III, PowerShot G1 X, EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye, EOS C300 and the PIXMA MG8250.

TIPA is comprised of 29 member magazines from nine European countries plus Australia, Canada, China, South Africa, USA and the Camera Journal Press Club (CJPC) of Japan. Their general assembly meeting in Cape Town in March voted for the winning products in over 40 categories.

Full details of the winners in each of the categories can be found on the TIPA website. Vanguard the makers of the tripod I reviewed here last year also picked up awards for their BBH-200 Ball Head and the Heralder series of bags. Amongst the accessories Wacom’s Intuos5 series of tablets and the X-Rite i1 Display Pro also picked up TIPA awards this year.

Canon Press release excerpt:

Canon today announces the company has been awarded six separate honours by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) – Europe’s leading photo imaging and press association. Designed to recognise the best products launched in the preceding year, the TIPA Awards are considered the most coveted imaging honours worldwide. The 2012 awards again acknowledge the quality present across Canon’s wide portfolio, including the revolutionary new Cinema EOS range.

Comprising editors from leading photography titles worldwide, the TIPA panel meets annually to discuss the latest products, taking everything from innovation to design and overall product quality into account. The panel selects and acknowledges the outstanding imaging products from the previous 12 month period, and this year awarded prestigious accolades to the following Canon products:

  • Best DSLR Professional: Canon EOS-1D X
  • Best Expert Compact Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Best Professional DSLR Lens: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM fisheye
  • Best Multifunction Photo Printer: Canon PIXMA MG8250
  • Best Video DSLR: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Best Professional Videocamera: Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera

“It is a great accolade to have received six awards from TIPA. This past year has been exceptional for Canon, with a range of ground-breaking product launches, including the landmark EOS C300 and the much awaited EOS 5D Mark III,” said Kieran Magee, Marketing Director, Professional Imaging, Canon Europe. “The phenomenal reception from the TIPA judging panel highlights Canon’s commitment to imaging excellence and the impressive consumer and professional products we have developed.”

Canon’s full press release

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