TIPA Awards 2011

TIPA - Technical Image Press Association  present the best photographic products in various categories like design, innovation, the use of leading edge technology, user friendliness, price and performance. These were the criteria kept in mind at the time of evaluation.

As we all know, Canon and Nikon are the top contenders, as nothing beats them in terms of commercial success and reliability. Canon received three awards, whereas Nikon stood one behind with two awards. However, the Nikon Software Collection won the Best Photo Software Award, putting aside Adobe Photoshop CS5 which had won awards for six consecutive years.

TIPA Awards 2011 announced - these were the BEST in their respective segments.

DSLR Cameras
Professional   : Pentax 645D
Advanced      : Nikon D7000
Expert           : Olympus E-5

Compact Cameras
General       : Nikon COOLPIX P300
Expert         : Olympus XZ-1
Rugged       : Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3/ DMC-TS3
Premium     : Fujifilm FinePix X100
Superzoom  : Canon Powershot SX230 HS

Compact System Cameras

Expert       : Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH2
Entry level : Samsung NX100


Professional : Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L ISII USM
Expert         : Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Entry Level  : Tamron SP 7--300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD

Photo Software
Nik Software Complete Collection

Photo Service
Fujifilm 3D Print Service

Imaging and Innovation
Innovation           : Sony SLT Translucent Mirror Technology
Innovative design: Casio EXILIM TRYX TR100
Storage Media    : Panasonic Gold Pro SDHC UHS-1

Kodak Professional Portra 160

Tripod                           : Vanguard Auctus Plus 323CT
Digital Camera Back      : Phase One IQ
DSLR Video accessory   : Redrock nano DSLR rigs
Photo Bag                     : Vanguard Skybone

These were the awards presented by the TIPA in various segment. For more information visit tipa.com. Nikon being my favorite should have bagged more. Sony World Photography Awards were also announced this month.