XX TIPA AWARDS 2010the best imaging products of 2010 were voted on at the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) General Assembly held from April 8'th to 10'th, 2010 in New York City, USA
Best DSLR Advanced
Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i
Best DSLR Expert
Canon EOS 7D
Best Expert Compact Camera
Canon PowerShot G11
Best Superzoom Camera
Fujifilm FinePix HS10
Best DSLR Entry Level
Best Compact System Camera Entry Level
Olympus PEN E-PL1
Best D-SLR Professional
Best Compact System Camera Advanced
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
Best Compact Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V
Best Prestige Camera
Best Rugged Compact Camera
Casio Exilim EX-G1
Best Expert Camcorder
JVC Everio GZ-HM1
Best Professional Lens
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Best Entry Level Lens
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM
TIPA Awards 2006:
- Nikon D50
- Nikon D200
- Canon EOS 5D
- Canon Digital Ixus 65
- Fujifilm FinePix F30
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1
- Samsung Digimax i6 PMP
- Ricoh GR Digital
CNET Asia readers choice
best digicam (compact) 2009
announced in April 2010.
The good: Stylish design; slim body; packed with useful functions like Hand-held Twilight and Sweep Panorama modes; quick performance.
The bad: Average picture quality with noise showing at ISO 200; inconsistent white balance.
The bottom line: The TX1's slim body and design will appeal to the fashion-conscious crowd, but some users may not like the photo quality.
» Read full review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1
The good: Nice picture quality with accurate colors; 24mm ultra-wide-angle lens; sleek aesthetics; snappy performance; onboard accelerometer makes user experience more interesting.
The bad: Touchscreen operation not intuitive; design of buttons can be frustrating to operate; not as slim as competing models.
The bottom line: The Ixus 200 IS is a camera that delivers good picture quality, but we think its touchscreen implementation could be better.
» Read full review of the Canon Digital Ixus 200 IS
The FX series is Panasonic's flagship lineup for its consumer-oriented point-and-shoots, and the latest model, the Lumix DMC-FX65, incorporates some new technologies that shutterbugs will appreciate. The FX65 succeeds the FX48 which was announced earlier this year and most specifications remain similar. ...
» Read more on the Panasonic Lumix DM
best ENTRY LEVEL DSLR 2009
The good: Full-HD video-recording feature; fast performance; good image quality; high-resolution LCD.
The bad: Autofocus points are small and blink briefly; video clips not as smooth at 20fps.
The bottom line: The EOS 500D is a very decent dSLR for first-time users and the inclusion of full HD video-recording function sweetens the deal.
» Read full review of the Canon EOS 500D
The good: Very good photo quality; fast; video capture; articulated LCD; built-in wireless flash controller.
The bad: Small, dim viewfinder; middling video quality; easy to accidentally change focus points.
The bottom line: Though it falls short in its design, the Nikon D5000 delivers a nice feature set, speedy performance, and great photo quality for the money.
» Read full review of the Nikon D5000
The bad: Mono microphone tends to pick up too much ambient noise; My Color feature can be improved; slow shutdown time.
The bottom line: The GF1 is a very appealing choice for enthusiasts and users who wish to upgrade from a point-and-
Best MID RANGE DSLR 2009
The good: Very fast performance; excellent photo quality; flexible autofocus system; big, bright viewfinder; streamlined interface; wireless flash control.
The bad: Single card slot; some annoying small and hard-to-feel buttons; limited to three shots for bracketing; Live View focusing still slow.
The bottom line: An excellent midrange dSLR, the Canon EOS 7D delivers for the money.
» Read full review of the Canon EOS 7D
The good: Outstanding performance for its class; excellent photo quality; solidly built; flexible custom settings architecture; video capture; onboard wireless flash controller; dual card slots.
The bad: Some annoying design and interface quirks; no significant improvements in high ISO noise performance.
The bottom line: The Nikon D300s is a great camera, especially if you need the burst speed or slightly improved low-light focus. But if you don't care about video, you may want to look for a really good deal for a D300 and use what you save to splurge on a decent lens.
» Read full review of the Nikon D300s
The bad: No video recording function; high ISO images tend to be too noisy; some buttons hard to access.
The bottom line: The A850 is a decent full-frame camera for its price but fussy shutterbugs may not take to its below-average pictures at high ISO settings.
Best Prosumer camera
The good: Fast performance; tilting LCD; Hand-held Twilight mode produces good photos in low light; able to zoom during movie capture.
The bad: Small EVF; no RAW format support; HDMI output requires dongle; no standard continuous shooting mode.
The bottom line: Though it's fast and has some really novel, useful features, the HX1 just doesn't deliver the photo quality expected for its class.
» Read full review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
The good: Flexible LCD; impressive build; good picture quality; snappy performance; plenty of customization options.
The bad: Scroll wheel can be difficult to operate at times; no HD video recording; slightly bulky design may not appeal to some users.
The bottom line: The G11 is an excellentcamera which delivers not just performance but also image quality.
» Read full review of the Canon PowerShot G11
The good: Compact and light; useful features such as time-lapse mode; options for choosing AF frame size; quick to focus; fast performance.
The bad: Picture quality starts to deterioriate from ISO 400; control ring operation can be cumbersome; no multi-aspect mode.
The bottom line: This advanced compact has a good range of shooting options to keep most shutterbugs occupied, but we think there is still room for improvement in some areas.
» Read full review of the Canon PowerShot S90