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April 29, 2008

Winners of the TIPA Awards 2008

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) announces the winners of the XVIII edition of the TIPA Awards

The best imaging products of 2008 were voted on at the organization's General Assembly on April 11, 2008 in Rome. The editors of the 27 member photo and imaging magazines from 11 European countries met to discuss the association's projects, analyze the European photographic scene and vote for the best products launched by the industry in the last 12 months.

Taking into account innovation, ergonomics, design, ease-of-use, efficiency, price/performance ratio, as well as other guidelines, TIPA editors have been bestowing the TIPA Awards to imaging products in various categories since 1991 in order to help photo enthusiasts and professionals make the best purchasing choices. Since technology is constantly changing, the TIPA Awards categories consequently also change. The present categories vary from D-SLR to compact cameras, from printers to software, and from scanners to photo kiosks.

Together, the TIPA member magazines cover most of the aspects of the imaging industry and deal with different audiences and technologies. TIPA editors' expertise is a solid guarantee that when an award is given, it is for a product that is the best in its category at a certain time.

The association is widely known by the general public for its annual Awards and is famous blue logo, which has achieved great international recognition and prestige. “We are very proud”, said Thomas Gerwers, chairman of the association, “ that our awards are the most coveted in Europe and beyond. And this is because our blue TIPA logo is a very clear message of confidence to the final user based on the experience of so many technical journalists.” Additionally, TIPA activities include conducting surveys among the member magazine's readers, visiting companies and factories all over the world and staying in contact with research and development engineers in order to follow the evolution of imaging technology.

And the winners are...

  • Photo Software : Apple Aperture 2
  • Scanner : Canon CanoScan 8800F
  • Interchangeable Lens : Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
  • Digital SLR Camera : Canon EOS 450D
  • Photo Printer & Consumables : Canon PIXMA MP970
  • Technology & Design : Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1
  • Photofinishing : Cewe Color Photobooks
  • Photofinishing : Kodak Adaptive Picture Exchange (Apex)
  • Film : Kodak Professional T-Max 400
  • Digital Compact Camera : Fujifilm FinePix S100FS
  • Photo Printer & Consumables : Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk
  • Photo Printer & Consumables : HP Photosmart A826
  • Storage Solutions : LaCie 2big Triple
  • Technology & Design : Manfrotto Modo Steady 585
  • Accessory : Metz Mecablitz 48 AF-1 digital
  • Interchangeable Lens : AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
  • Digital SLR Camera : Nikon D3
  • Digital SLR Camera : Nikon D300
  • Mobile Imaging : Nokia N82
  • Interchangeable Lens : Zuiko DIGITAL ED 12-60mm f/2.8-4 SWD
  • Camcorder : Panasonic HDC-SD9
  • Digital Compact Camera : Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500
  • Digital Projector : Panasonic PT-AX200E
  • Digital Compact Camera : Samsung NV24HD
  • Computer Peripheral : Samsung SyncMaster XL30 LED BLU
  • Storage Solutions : SanDisk Extreme Ducati Line
  • Photo Printer & Consumables : Epson Stylus Photo R1900
  • Photo Printer & Consumables : Epson Stylus Pro 11800
  • Digital Compact Camera : Sigma DP1
  • Digital Pro Camera System : Sinar Hy6
  • Digital SLR Camera : Sony Alpha 200
  • Photofinishing : Sony Compact Picture Station
  • Accessory : Sony DPF V900, V700
  • Digital Projector : JVC DLA-HD100
  • Computer Peripheral : Wacom Cintiq 12WX
  • Computer Peripheral : X-Rite ColorMunki

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