« Best DSLR Entry Level: Nikon D5600
This 24.2MP star has a 5 fps
continuous mode and 39-point
« Best APS-C DSLR Expert: Pentax KP
Weather-resistant and dust-proof,
it has a 24.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor
with no low pass filter.
« Best Full-Frame DSLR Expert:
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
This DSLR sports a full-frame 30.4MP
CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6+
processor that captures 7-fps stills and
4K 30p video.
« Best DSLR Professional: Sony a99 II
The a99 Mark II has a 42.4MP Exmor
R CMOS sensor inside its magnesium
alloy body and an enhanced buffer
that can handle up to 12 fps shooting
with AF/AE tracking.
« Best DSLR Wide Angle Zoom Lens:
SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
Designed for full-frame DSLRs but can
also be used with APS-C sensor
cameras to deliver an impressive 18-
36mm field of view.
« Best DSLR Standard Zoom Lens:
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
This updated version of a versatile,
constant aperture zoom has a new
optical composition that yields
excellent resolving power as well as
increase peripheral brightness for
enhanced edge-to-edge performance.
« Best DSLR Telephoto Zoom Lens:
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3
Di VC USD G2
Built for full-frame DSLRs but can also
be used on APS-C DSLRs to deliver
an incredible 225-900mm focal
length range (approximate,
depending on the camera).
« Best DSLR Prime Lens:
SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
Aimed at portrait photographers,
this full-frame 85mm lens in Sigma’s
Art series achieves extremely low
levels of chromatic aberration.
« Best Professional Lens:
Nikon PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED
A standout tilt-shift full-frame
perspective control lens.
«Best Medium-Format Camera:
FUJIFILM GFX 50S
Containing a 51.4MP CMOS sensor
( 43. 8 x 32.9mm) and X-Processor Pro
engine, the GFX-50S is a compact and
lightweight camera with a 2.36M
dot touchscreen LCD as well as a
detachable 3.69M dot EVF.
« Best Mirrorless CSC Entry Level:
Housing an APS-C 24.3MP X-Trans
CMOS III sensor, the X-T20 records
both JPEG and 14-bit RAW stills and
4K, Full HD and HD video.
« Best: Mirrorless CSC Expert:
Delivers up to ISO 51,200 sensitivity
and has extremely impressive AF
performance in low light.
« Best Mirrorless CSC Professional:
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
The lightweight and weatherproof
E-M1 Mark II offers two very
high-speed shooting sequences,
15 fps (mechanical) and 60 fps
(electronic), as well as 4K Ultra HD
video recording (30/25/24 fps) with a
built-in stereo mic.
« Best CSC Standard Zoom Lens:
Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-
35mm/F2.8 II ASPH/POWER O.I.S.
This fast 12-35mm lens offers silent
operation via its inner focus drive
system, plus smooth brightness
changes when zooming or panning
due to a micro-step drive system.
« Best CSC Telephoto Zoom Lens:
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-
100mm 1: 4.0 IS PRO
Providing a 24-200mm effective
focal length range for MFT cameras,
the Olympus 12-100mm lens has
splash-proof, dust-proof and freeze-proof construction.
« Best CSC Prime Lens:
Fujinon XF 23mm F2 WR
This fast, wide-angle lens is
constructed with 10 elements in
6 groups and incorporates a pair of
aspheric elements that aid in creating
crisp images throughout the frame.
« Best Expert Compact Camera:
Sony DSC-RX100 V
The RX100 V has a 20MP 1-inch Exmor
RS CMOS sensor and a high-resolution
OLED EVF as well as a 3.0-inch TFT LCD, all
within a camera that fits easily in the pocket.
« Best Super Zoom Camera: Panasonic
The FZ80/FZ82 offers an incredible
60x 20-1200mm integral optical zoom.
« Best Professional Compact Camera:
The X100F comes with a new 24.3MP
APS-C CMOS sensor and an updated
X-Processor Pro engine.
« Best Rugged Camera:
Nikon COOLPIX W100
Waterproof to 33 feet, shock-proof
to 5. 9 feet, freeze-proof to 14-degree
F, with a 13.2MP CMOS sensor.
« Best Camcorder: Canon XC15
With its compact body, the XC15
is designed for videographers and
journalists who want a discrete but
professional 4K/UHD handheld
camera with XLR audio inputs.
« Best Professional Photo/Video
Camera: Panasonic LUMIX DC-GH5
The lightweight GH5 is a weather-resistant MFT camera with a 20.3MP
Live MOS sensor.
« Best Photo Printer:
Epson SureColor SC-P5000
The P5000 is a 17-inch
desktop proofing, photo and fine-art printer offering a 10-color ink set,
aPrecisionCore TFP printhead and
Epson Precision Dot technology.
« Best Inkjet Paper: Canson Infinity
Baryta Prestige 340gsm
This 340gsm inkjet paper features
acid-free alpha-cellulose and cotton
with a true Barium sulphate (“baryta” coating).
« Best Imaging Software:
Luminar is an affordable alternative to
subscription-based and even some
standalone image editors.
« Best Camera Accessory:
Manfrotto Lens Filter Suite
Combining Manfrotto filters and
XUME magnetic adapters, this allows
photographers to instantly and easily
connect filters to their lens.
« Best Lighting Accessory: Nissin Air10s
The Air10s is an advanced TTL strobe
commander in the 2.4Ghz N.A.S.,
Nissin Air System.
« Best Imaging Storage Solution:
SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD
The Extreme 900 promises up
to 9x the speed of an external hard
drive, and holds up to 1.92TB of data.
« Best Imaging Processing Equipment:
Wacom Intuos Pro
Highly portable at less than half an
inch thick. It has a smaller desktop
footprint than previous models.
« Best Professional Flash System:
Flash duration as rapid as 1/63,000
second across the entire 10-stop
energy range. Ideal for outdoor flash work.
« Best Portable Flash:
Metz mecablitz M400
The compact M400 has a guide
number of 40 at ISO 100 and is
compatible with a wide range of
« Best Tripod: Vanguard Alta Pro 2
tripod with 263AB 100 ballhead
Allows for ease of setup and flexibility
in shooting angles and heights.
« Best Photo Monitor: LG 27MD5KA
(UltraFine 5K Display)
LG’s 27MD5KA (UltraFine 5K) monitor
brings coveted extra-high resolution
to photographers using MacBook Pro.
« Best Photo Smartphone:
HUAWEI P10 / P10 Plus
Huawei’s new flagship, P10—and
the twin P10 Plus—comes with either
a 5.10- ( 1,920 x 1,080) or 5.50-inch
( 2,560 × 1,440) high-res display.
« Best Camera Drone:
DJI Phantom 4 Pro
A 1-inch 20MP sensor camera with
4K/60 fps video and 14 fps bursts.
« Best Action Camera:
The Balanced Optical SteadyShot
image stabilization system works even
in 4K and high-speed recording modes.
« Best 360° Camera:
Nikon KeyMission 360
The KeyMission is waterproof, shock-proof and freeze-proof with no
additional housing required.
« Best Photo Print Service:
White Wall ultraHD Photo Print
Printed on high-end Fuji Crystal DP
II paper, the lab uses a new process
that keeps paper perfectly flat during
exposure, thus ensuring edge-to-edge
sharpness and detail.
« Best Photo Bag:
Manfrotto Pro Light 3N1-36
Comes with three carry options for
three different gear configurations.
« Best Design: Hasselblad X1D-50c
Less than half the weight of previous
medium-format digital cameras.
Every year, the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) selects
the best imaging products across a range of categories.
In 2016, the Photo+ Group, which includes both PDN and
Rangefinder, became a member of TIPA and is proud to
present this year’s winners. (Congrats to Rf reader Dana
Fernandez who won a Pentax K- 1 in TIPA’s Reader Survey.)
2017 TIPA Award Winners