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Canon celebrates 25th straight year of Technical Image Press Association awards

Press Release:

TOKYO, April 2, 2019—One Canon camera and three Canon lenses have been recognized with “Best Photo and Imaging Product” awards by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), representing 30 photo and imaging magazines from 14 countries and regions. Encouraged by these awards, Canon will continue to create products that meet the needs of a wide range of users, from entry-level to professional photographers.

Canon award winners:

Normalnorm

EOS 7D MK II
Dec 25, 2012
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If you work in the photo industry you will realize these are "awards" that are designed to advertise products of the companies that support the organization. Just like JD Power awards, categories are created to allow everyone to bring home a trophy.
 
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jeffa4444

EOS 6D MK II
Feb 28, 2013
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Im a big Canon fan buts its a little premature to be awarding the Canon RP its barely been on sale.
 

jvillain

EOS 80D
Sep 29, 2018
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Im a big Canon fan buts its a little premature to be awarding the Canon RP its barely been on sale.
And I was rather intrigued that the RP is "Best full frame camera advanced" so is the RP just a better advanced full frame camera than the R or the Z7 for that matter?
 

FramerMCB

Canon 40D & 7D
Sep 9, 2014
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"Advanced" is apparently the category below "Expert" which is below "Professional"
I believe the idea here with the "best advanced full frame" terminology is speaking to the fact that the RP is about the cheapest, full-frame mirrorless camera available currently. The fact that it's full frame is what makes it an "advanced" camera, at least in this particular usage. At least this is how I see it. I see the best part of the award as coming from the price-point coupled with the fact that it's full frame...
Again, only my 2 cents.
 

degos

EOS RP
Mar 20, 2015
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Isn't the Sony A7-something significantly cheaper, by hundreds of dollars? For someone wanting to get into FF mirrorless, $800 seems a more reasonable budget even if it's not the most sophisticated camera around. Though it probably won a similar award back in history.

The elephant in the room being that first-time-full-frame enthusiast photographers are more likely to pick up something second hand like a used 6D.
 
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Excellent wins by No 1 Canon and although on this award 'Best full frame camera advanced: Canon EOS RP' some may say that it isn't warranted if you compare it against some more advanced spec cameras like the Sony A7 MK 3 and Nikon Z's you need to take account of the strong and stronger EOS RF lenses that complement and strengthen the EOS R's and also being able to mount excellent EF FF & EFS glass to the EOS R bodies.
 
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SwissFrank

EOS RP
Dec 9, 2018
304
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Excellent wins by No 1 Canon
??? No, as I said before, there were a huge number of awards and Canon won practically none of them and arguably not the most interesting categories either.

Excellent wins by No 1 Canon and although on this award 'Best full frame camera advanced: Canon EOS RP' some may say that it isn't warranted if you compare it against some more advanced spec cameras like the Sony A7 MK 3 and Nikon Z's
The awards clearly have many categories. The RP won a relatively low "advanced" category, while the Nikon Z's beat out the R in the "expert" and "professional" categories. Read the link below.

https://www.tipa.com/en-en/awards/tipa-world-awards-2019.html
 

unfocused

EOS 1D MK II
Jul 20, 2010
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Springfield, IL
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This is that participation award though isn't it? Where everyone (except maybe Pentax, sorry) wins some award.
Yes. It's an association of photography magazines. They hand out awards so that their advertisers will buy ads in the magazines to say they won an award. Each of the participating magazines will run a story about the awards, further promoting the association and the manufacturers. And, all the manufacturers put out press releases announcing they won a prize and further promoting the organization. All connected in a circle, each with one hand on the other's...well...you get the idea.

Nothing wrong with it, as long as you understand what is going on.

I'm surprised all the "rumors" sites on the web don't get together, form an organization and hand out their own awards.
 
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SwissFrank

EOS RP
Dec 9, 2018
304
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They hand out awards so that their advertisers will buy ads in the magazines to say they won an award.
That seems unduly pessimistic, unless you can point to cases where the awards didn't go to deserving products. I just bought an R but I'd agree the Nikons are a bit better, if you only look at the current camera not the system that the maker is signalling they'll bid around it.

And if the awards were a stitch-up, wouldn't Canon get an award for the R? In a stitch-up it doesn't make sense for the "expert" and "pro" MILFFs to both be the same maker.

At best, the manufacturers may be served by there being so many categories. For instance the RF won the "advanced" MILFF award, a slot below "expert" and "pro." I don't know that there was another MILFF in that price/capability range.
 

Del Paso

M3 Singlestroke
Aug 9, 2018
579
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Isn't the Sony A7-something significantly cheaper, by hundreds of dollars? For someone wanting to get into FF mirrorless, $800 seems a more reasonable budget even if it's not the most sophisticated camera around. Though it probably won a similar award back in history.

The elephant in the room being that first-time-full-frame enthusiast photographers are more likely to pick up something second hand like a used 6D.
Sorry, but the Sony A 7 is one of the worst cameras I ever had in hand.
The mirror hits the mirror-box hard, inducing vibrations, the menus are horrible, whether sealing non-existent, ergonomics a catastrophe...
$ 800 are too expensive for such a c..p!