TIPA announces winners of this year’s TIPA World Awards

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The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) announced the 2024 TIPA World Awards for the Best Photo & Imaging Products of the Year. The annual awards reflect the current state and the future direction of technology, products, and services appealing to professional, enthusiast, and amateur consumers.

At the annual General Assembly of TIPA members, held this year in Rome, Italy, representatives from TIPA’s worldwide group of professional, amateur, and business magazines and online publications from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, with a delegate from the Camera Journal Press Club in Japan, voted on TIPA World Award winners in 40 different product categories.

New trends in AI, in both cameras and processing software, were a topic of discussion, with a special presentation by Hans Hartman, president of Suite 48 Analytics and chairman of Visual 1st, and a new individual member of TIPA. Members also noted the growing blend of still and video recording capabilities in cameras in every market category from enthusiast to pro; advances in both technology and offerings in the print-on-demand market; and the remarkable advancement in both the dynamic range and capture capabilities of advanced cameras. Many of this year’s awardees noted exciting products and services that will change the face of the photo and imaging market in the future.

An added feature to this year’s awards, with the announcement of winning products and companies at the TIPA World Awards ceremony, is the new Photographers’ Choice Awards, chosen by TIPA magazine and online readers, with selectees chosen via a poll that is hosted on the Photographers’ Choice 2024 page. Categories include Cameras, Lenses, Accessories, Services, and Tech & Design. Polling closes in the fall, when the TIPA World Awards ceremony will take place.

“Every year, our process for choosing the TIPA World Award winners involves research, testing, and decisions about how each winner will bring new capabilities and excitement to the photo and imaging sector,” said Thomas Gerwers, Chairman of TIPA. “This year, cutting-edge technology, new trends in professional and consumer needs, and the continued evolution of imaging capabilities were all on display and we offer our congratulations to the winners for a job well done.”

The TIPA 2024 Award winners are:

• Best Imaging Software Professional: DxO PhotoLab 7 Elite
• Best Imaging Software Enthusiast: Skylum Luminar Neo
• Best Professional Vido Monitor: Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved Monitor (U4025QW)
• Best Professional Photo Monitor: BenQ PhotoVue SW272U 4K Photo Editing Monitor
• Best APS -C Entry-level camera: Canon EOS R100
• Best APS-C Expert camera: Sony Alpha 6700
• Best medium format camera: Fujifilm GFX100 II
• Best full format expert camera: Nikon Z f
• Best professional full format camera: Nikon Z 8
• Best Professional Hybrid Camera: Sony Alpha 9 III
• Best Premium Camera: Leica M11-P
• Best Compact Camera: Fujifilm X100VI
• Best Professional MFT Camera: Panasonic Lumix G9II
• Best Professional Video Camera: RED V-Raptor 8K VV
• Best Wide-Angle Premium Lens: Laowa 10mm F/2.8 Zero-D FF
• Best standard premium lens: Voigtländer Nokton 40mm F1.2 Aspherical
• Best telephoto premium lens: Sony FE 300mm F2.8 GM OSS
• Best super telephoto premium lens: Sigma 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports
• Best professional portrait lens: Nikkor Z 135mm F/1.8 S Plena
• Best APS-C wide-angle zoom lens: Sigma 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary
• Best APS-C standard lens: Viltrox ProLine AF 27mm F/1.2
• Best macro lens: Sony FE 70-200mm F4 Macro G OSS III
• Best hybrid lens: Canon RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z
• Best instant New camera: Polaroid I-2
• Best wide-angle zoom lens: Tamron 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD
• Best telephoto zoom lens: Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2
• Best superzoom lens: Nikkor Z 180-600mm F/5.6-6.3 VR
• Best photo service: Cewe Freeform Sticker
• Best photo paper: Hahnemühle Baryta Photo Papers
• Best photo smartphone: Xiaomi 14 Ultra
• Best analog photo product: Harman Phoenix 200
• Best professional photo printer: Epson Surecolor P5300//P5360/P5370
• Best storage medium: Lexar Professional CFexpress 4.0 Type B Card Diamond series
• Best professional portable flash: Godox V1Pro
• Best LED light: Godox P600Bi Hard Knowled LED Light Panel
• Best professional printer app: Hahnemühle app
• Best printers App for consumers: Pixum App
• Best Photo Lab: WhiteWall ultraHD sharpening for black and white photo prints
• Best photo book: Fomanu Layflat photo book
• Best AI portrait editing software: Retouch4me AI plugins