24 April 2014

Canon achieves four honours at the 2014 TIPA Awards

Canon achieves four honours at the 2014 TIPA AwardsLondon, UK, 23 April 2014 – Canon today announces it has been awarded four honours by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) – one of the world’s leading photo imaging and press associations. The TIPA Awards commend the most outstanding imaging products launched in the past 12 months, and in 2014 Canon has once again been recognised for the technical innovations across its diverse product portfolio.

 The following awards have been granted:
  • Best DSLR Advanced: Canon EOS 70D
  • Best Expert Compact Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
  • Best Professional DSLR Lens: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
  • Best Imaging Innovation: Canon Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Canon achieves four honours at the 2014 TIPA Awards
Canon achieves four honours at the 2014 TIPA Awards

The TIPA panel comprises of editors from 29 of the world’s leading photography and imaging magazines: members span 16 countries spread across five continents. The panel meets annually to discuss the latest imaging products, and considers a range of factors, from innovation to design and overall product quality, in order to select and acknowledge the very best products and technologies.

“We’re incredibly honoured to receive this recognition from TIPA once again; it clearly reflects Canon’s commitment to outstanding quality and innovation across all product ranges.” said Steven Marshall, Marketing Director, Consumer Imaging, Canon Europe. “We’re dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in imaging and constantly challenge ourselves to offer our photographic community – from everyday snappers to pros – the best products for their needs. The awards granted by the TIPA panel today demonstrates the success of this aim.”

In honouring Canon’s award-winning products, the TIPA judging panel offered the following citations:

Best DSLR Advanced: Canon EOS 70D
The Canon EOS 70D features a 20.2 CMOS APS-C sensor and DIGIC 5+ processor that can deliver up to 7 fps and an extended ISO range of 100- 12,800, with an extended range to 25,600 ISO. AF is enhanced with a 19- point all cross-type AF system. The breakthrough in the EOS 70D is the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system that allows for capture of video in Live View with precise AF, as well as very fast AF operation for stills. The Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View II LCD monitor sports 1.04 million dots. Built-in wireless allows for sharing or easy upload to smartphones via the Canon EOS Remote app.

Best Expert Compact Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
Canon PowerShot G series cameras are always highly regarded. The latest, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II, offers 13.1 MP with a multi-aspect 1.5-type sensor, an f/2-3.9 5X zoom (24-120mm equivalent), and numerous custom functions and handling features. Capture options include 14-bit RAW plus JPEG images, with fast and accurate AF via 31 AF points. Composition options are enhanced with the 3-inch tilt-type touch panel LCD, with 1.04 million sRGB dots and 100% coverage, while exposure and camera control is expanded and enhanced via the new Dual Control Rings on the lens barrel. Full HD is available, as is Wi-Fi with NFC capability. Focusing range begins at 2 inches, full-time manual focus with focus peaking is also available.

Best Pro DSLR Lens: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
Aimed squarely at professional sports and wildlife photographers, the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x lens is a high-performance super telephoto zoom lens with an optically matched, built-in 1.4x extender. The benefit is in applications where it is not possible to change lenses quickly, while also protecting delicate equipment such as a digital SLR camera's image sensor in environments with dust and high humidity. The lens incorporates one fluorite and four UD lens elements and a 9-blade circular aperture. A Power Focus mode makes focus shifts quiet and smooth, invaluable for filmmaking. The lens is also highly resistant to dust and water.

Best Imaging Innovation: Canon Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Dual Pixel CMOS AF is a phase-detection AF technology conducted directly on the image sensor plane. The benefit is achievement of dramatically improved AF performance over prior EOS cameras during Live View and video shooting. Because Live View shooting can be used in a manner similar to using the camera's viewfinder, fast and smooth AF performance is greatly enhanced. Dual Pixel CMOS AF is currently available in the EOS 70D and as an option in the C100 and C300 cinema EOS cameras, which are in turn compatible with 103 Canon EF lenses, and we look for this advancement to allow for future development of even more responsive image capture and processing capabilities.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon Europe

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