The 2006 TIPA Awards

The Technical Image Press Association have annouced their awards for 2006. Having been an interesting year in product development and releases there were only a couple of surprises, but some excellent products.

The awards were awarded as follows:

D-SLR ENTRY LEVEL - Nikon D50
D-SLR EXPERT - Nikon D200
D-SLR PROFESSIONAL - Canon EOS 5D
MEDIUM FORMAT D-SYSTEM - Hasselblad H2D-39
HI-END PROFESSIONAL CAMERA SYSTEM - Sinar m System
D-ULTRA COMPACT CAMERA - Canon Digital Ixus 65
D-COMPACT CAMERA - Fujifilm FinePix F30
D-SUPERZOOM CAMERA - Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1
MULTIMEDIA D-CAMERA - Samsung Digimax i6 PMP
CONSUMER LENS - Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC
PROFESSIONAL LENS - AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
PRESTIGE CAMERA - Ricoh GR Digital
DIGITAL CAMERA BACK - Leaf Aptus 75
FLATBED PHOTO SCANNER - Epson Perfection V750 Pro
SMALL FORMAT PHOTO PRINTER - Panasonic KX-PX1 / PX10
A4 PHOTO PRINTER - Epson Stylus Photo RX640
A3 PHOTO PRINTER - HP Photosmart Pro B9180
LARGE FORMAT PRINTER - Canon imagePROGRAPH iPF5000
INNOVATIVE PRINTING TECHNOLOGY - Epson UltraChrome K3™
PHOTO PROJECTOR - Panasonic PT-P1SD
INDEPENDENT INKJET PHOTO PAPER - Innova Art FibaPrint Gloss
COLOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - ColorVision PrintFIX Pro Suite
IMAGING PERIPHERAL - Pantone huey
IMAGING INNOVATION - Olympus E-330 Live View
IMAGING STORAGE MEDIA - Lexar LockTight System
STORAGE BACK-UP - Jobo Giga Vu Pro evolution
PHOT0 SOFTWARE - DxO Optics Pro 3.5
MOBILE IMAGING DEVICE - Nokia N80
INNOVATIVE DESIGN - Kata Bags
MONITOR - NEC spectraview 2180 LED reference