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TIPA World Awards 2020 winners

Posted on Apr 14, 2020

The Technical Image Press Association has announced the winners of the TIPA World Awards 2020.

TIPA is an international organisation comprising 26 imaging magazines from across the globe, and Photography News is a member.

The 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.

TIPA chairman Thomas Gerwers said: “Given the extraordinary circumstances the world and our industry face today, we felt that we should continue with our efforts in recognising 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 TIPA 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 was 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 organising 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, plus awards within specific market segments and applications. For a full list of the TIPA World Award 2020 winners, along with award citations and images, please visit the TIPA website.

The winners

Best DSLR advanced camera Canon EOS 90D
Best DSLR expert camera Nikon D780
Best DSLR professional camera Canon EOS-1DX Mark III
Best APS-C camera advanced Nikon Z 50
Best APS-C camera expert Sony A6600
Best APS-C camera professional Fujifilm X-Pro3
Best full-frame camera expert Sigma fp
Best full-frame professional camera Sony A7R IV
Best full-frame photo/video camera Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H
Best medium format camera Fujifilm GFX100
Best DSLR prime lens Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD
Best DSLR macro lens Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO
Best DSLR wide-angle zoom lens Tokina atx-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF
Best DSLR professional lens AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR
Best MFT lens Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH
Best mirrorless prime standard lens Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct
Best mirrorless prime wide-angle lens Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 RF
Best mirrorless wide-angle zoom lens Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN | Art
Best mirrorless standard zoom lens Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN | Art
Best mirrorless telephoto zoom lens Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Best professional portrait lens Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM / Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM DS
Best expert compact camera Sony RX100 VII
Best vlogging camera Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
Best premium compact camera Fujifilm X100V
Best inkjet photo paper Hahnemühle Natural Line
Best portable photo printer Fujifilm instax mini Link
Best imaging software DxO PhotoLab 3
Best imaging storage solution SanDisk Extreme Pro CFexpress 2.0 Type B memory cards
Best portable flash Nissin MG80 Pro flash
Best professional LED light ARRI Orbiter
Best travel tripod Manfrotto BeFree GT XPRO
Best tripod head Gitzo 3-Way head
Best professional photo monitor BenQ PhotoVue SW321C
Best professional video monitor LG UltraWide 38WN95C
Best photo smartphone Huawei P40 Series
Best mobile accessory Godox R1
Best colour management solution X-Rite i1Display Studio / i1Display Pro Plus
Best photo lab WhiteWall Masterprint
Best photo service CEWE Photobook with leather and linen cover
Best photo innovation Sony Real-Time Tracking technology

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