Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, is honoured to announce it has been awarded three accolades by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) – one of the world’s leading photo imaging and press associations. The awards mark the 23rd consecutive year Canon has been commended by TIPA for its technical innovations.
Two Canon cameras and one Canon lens have been recognised as industry-leading with specific accreditation to meeting the diverse still shooting and video production needs of professional and advanced-amateur users.
The following accolades have been awarded:
· Best Full-Frame DSLR: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
· Best DSLR Standard Zoom Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
· Best Camcorder: Canon XC15
“Canon is very proud to have received recognition from TIPA for our lead position within the imaging industry. It validates our drive and commitment in launching industry-leading products that champion and facilitate visual storytelling through expanded shooting possibilities”, said Richard Shepherd, Pro Marketing Manager, Consumer Imaging, Canon Europe. “As recognised by TIPA, we’re excited to be continuously developing the highest quality products to exceed the needs of our professional photographers and videographers.”
The TIPA panels involves editors from 30 of the world’s leading photography and imaging magazines; members span 15 countries across five continents. The panel meets annually to discuss the latest imaging products, and considers a range of criteria such as innovativeness, use of leading-edge technologies, design and overall product quality, to select and acknowledge the very best products.
In honouring Canon’s award-winning products, the TIPA judging panel offered the following citations:
Best Full-Frame DSLR Expert: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Selected for this year’s “Best Full-Frame DSLR Expert” award, Canon’s EOS 5D Mark IV features a full-frame 30.4MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6+ processor that can capture 7 frames per second stills and 4K 30p video. Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology delivers highly responsive and smooth focusing with subject tracking during video and live view shooting. The camera offers an extensive ISO range (50-102,400); 61 AF points with expanded vertical coverage with 41 cross-points; and a 150,000 pixel RGB-IR metering sensor. Video capabilities include 4K Motion JPEG video at 30p/24p; Full HD recording at up to 60P; HD recording at up to 120p; and still frames grabs of 4K 8.8MP images. There is built-in WiFi/NFC, and GPS functionality.
Best DSLR Standard Zoom Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
Named “Best DSLR Standard Zoom Lens,” this updated version of a versatile, constant aperture zoom has a new optical composition that includes 17 elements in 12 groups, including 4 glass moulded (GMo) aspherical lenses that yield excellent resolving power as well as increase peripheral brightness for enhanced edge-to-edge performance. Highly resistant to dust and water, the lens incorporates an image stabilizer with up to a 4-stop advantage and a 10-bladed circular diaphragm for outstanding bokeh effects. AF is highly responsive due to inner focusing, a ring USM (ultrasonic motor), a high-speed CPU and optimized AF algorithms. Air Sphere Coating aids in the significant reduction of ghosting and flare.
Best Camcorder: Canon XC15
With its compact, portable body, the XC15 is designed for professional videographers and journalists who want a discrete but professional 4K/UHD handheld camera with XLR audio inputs that is ideal for news and film shoots in the field. As a “B” or “C” camera it offers different “Look Settings” to ensure footage can be easily cut with both Canon Cinema EOS and XF and XA Canon camcorders. It offers an advanced 1.0-Type 12MP CMOS image sensor; touch panel control; a wide-angle 10X zoom (27.3-273mm equivalent for video) with Optical Image Stabilizer with 3 IS modes plus separate rings for manual focus and zoom control; and advanced AF features with face detection technology.