Posted on 04/11/2019 by guidetocamera
Nikon has been awarded four 2019 Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) World Awards for the Nikon D3500, Z 6, Z 7 and Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens.
The Nikon D3500 won ‘Best DSLR Camera’, while both mirrorless cameras received recognition: the Nikon Z 6 won ‘Best Full Frame Camera Expert’ and the Nikon Z 7 won ‘Best Full Frame Professional Camera’. The ‘Best Mirrorless Wide Angle Zoom Lens’ award went to the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S.
Sponsored by TIPA, a global authority in the photography and imaging industry, the awards cover photographic and imaging products announced between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 that are voted for by editors of leading photo and imaging magazines worldwide.
TIPA comments for Nikon D3500: "This compact and lightweight DSLR is aimed at amateurs who want to step up to a camera that takes full advantage of a wide range of NIKKOR lenses and accessories to boost their photographic fun and creativity. Its 24.2 MP CMOS sensor delivers an ISO range of 100-25,600, handles 5fps continuous shooting, plus has Full HD 1080/60p video capability. With Nikon’s SnapBridge app, users can easily share images with a smartphone or connected device. They can also trigger the camera with the app, and access Nikon Image Space, a free-cloud based sharing and storage service."
TIPA comments for Nikon Z 6: "The Z 6 is aimed at photographers who want excellent performance in low light conditions and 4K UHD video with full pixel readout. The 24.5MP CMOS backside illumination sensor with focal-plane phase detection AF pixels supports a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100-51,200 and works with the latest Nikon image processing engine, the EXPEED 6. The camera has 273 focus points, enabling broad coverage of approximately 90 per cent of the imaging area, both vertically and horizontally. A mid-range sharpening option in the Picture Control menu allows users to make textural elements within the screen sharper or softer with both still and video imaging."
TIPA comments for Nikon Z 7: "The high-resolution mirrorless Z 7 boasts a 45.7MP FX format CMOS sensor that produces large, stunning image files. It supports an ISO range of 64-25,600 ISO with expanded ISO of 32 to 102,400. The EVF has coverage of approximately 100 per cent with the ability to set numerous shooting parameters while looking through the viewfinder. Video capabilities include 4K UHD as well as Full HD 120p shooting, and support of Active D-Lighting, electronic VR, and focus peaking. Timecode support allows for syncing video and sound from multiple devices. Use of NIKKOR Z S-Line lenses allows for quiet and smooth adjustment of exposure during video shooting."
TIPA comments for NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S: "Featuring a design with a nearly flat front lens, the 14-30mm allows for use of filter attachments (82 mm) on the front element thread. Lens construction incorporates 14 elements, with four ED elements and Nikon’s Nano Crystal coating to reduce flare and ghosting. Plus, there’s a stepping motor for smooth and quiet AF, a sought-after feature for both still and especially video capture. Sealed against dust and moisture, the lens also has a customisable control ring that can be utilised for manual focus, aperture, and exposure compensation. The lens is lightweight, at 485g."
See also : Best Photo Gear of 2019 : TIPA Awards
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