TIPA awards 2011


The Technical Image Press Association has just announced their favourite products of 2011 from their General Assembly, which convened in Istanbul (lucky sods). Representatives from 29 member magazines didn’t just discuss which cameras and imaging products they liked the best, but that does seem to be the most interesting bit. There were over 40 categories, from best entry level dSLR to best photo kiosk (yes, really it was the Mitsubishi Gift Kiosk, by the way), so here are the edited highlights.


They’ve shared the love around here:

  • Best entry level: Canon Eos 600D (yes, I want it even more now)
  • Best advanced: Nikon D7000
  • Best expert: Olympus E5 (it must be the being rugged thing)
  • Best professional: Pentax 645D

Compact cameras

Nikon's P300

Again, there’s been another even split across different manufacturers for these prizes.

  • Best general: Nikon P300 (did they read our reviews round-up yesterday?)
  • Best expert: Olympus XZ-1
  • Best superzoom: Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
  • Best premium camera: Fujufilm Finepix X100

Mirror-less cameras

Okay, so they called them compact system cameras. And there aren’t so many from which to choose. But anyway.

  • Best entry level: Samsung NX100
  • Best expert: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Sigma 70-200 lens


  • Best entry level: Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
  • Best expert: Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
  • Best professional: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

And some of the rest

  • Best film: Kodak Professional Portra 160
  • Best tripod: Vanguard Auctus Plus 323CT
  • Best imaging innovation: Sony SLT, Translucent Mirror technology

You can check out the full list of winners, including best inkjet paper and photobag, on the TIPA website.