TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) has announced its award winners for cameras, lenses and other technologies for 2020. Canon is fairly well represented in the winner's circle.
- Best DSLR Professional Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
- Best DSLR Advanced Camera: Canon EOS 90D
- Best Mirrorless Telephoto Zoom Lens: Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
- Best Professional Portrait Lens: Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS
- Best Vlogging Camera: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
TIPA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2020 TIPA WORLD AWARDS
Madrid, 14 April 2020
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, “Given 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 were 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.
I've seen the awards appearing for the last 20 or so years and they seem to be increasingly irrelevant. Well, perhaps not for camera marketing departments, who know that if you don't get something this year in a category, it will be your turn next year.
Back when I first started covering this stuff it was obviously still an opportunity for the camera press to have a drink together in some interesting part of the world ;-)
With the photo press a distinctly endangered species and the demise of 'expenses' it's become a lot more of a box ticking exercise. Almost all the big photography web sites are having difficulties from a business POV, with the decline in camera sales and ad revenue.
Presumably it will continue as a virtual get-together of 'influencers' and others able to shout about photography at a video camera...
So, until 2021...
Camera Conspiracies would have an absolute field day with that one. Not even close to true
To be fair, the G7 X Mark III appears at the top or near the top of most "best vlogging camera" lists.
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Congrats to to all other winners!
Now keep moving!
And... by the way:
Canon is *******! :eek:
If you get my drift... ;-)
"You get a trophy. You get a trophy. And, you get a trophy."
Main purpose seems to be so that manufacturers can buy ads from TIPA members touting their "wins."
Who cares ?
Against all those SoNikOn disciples that say Canon is moving too slow, beeing not innovative, not building "THE ONE" imaging solution and will be overtaken by the competition.
Yet marketing and market share numbers tell the opposite - year by year. Have fun!
And it will get even worse! .... for Sony and the likes :-)
+++ The camera industry should collaborate with phone manufacturers.
A.M.: an integrated SIM card slot for the data up / down could be a good starting point arguably of course :)
Then all you need is a microphone...never mind the cameras already have those...and dialing software, and we have cell cameras. :D
(Oh, and a speaker for those few who actually listen on a phone instead of just talking. :LOL::ROFLMAO:)
I think all recent Canon cameras have a speaker already, for movie playback, or for the 1D people: voice memos.
SMDH, yes, you're right. Silly of me.