Technical Image Press Association Unveils the Winners of the TIPA World Awards 2022


The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) has announced the winners of the 2022 TIPA World Awards at the end of April. Along with exciting cameras and lenses that cover a wide range of categories, from expert to professional, the 40 TIPA World Award winners represent the wide range of products and services that make up the imaging industry today, including cameras, lenses, inkjet papers and printers, imaging software, video, lighting, monitors, cameraphones, and more.

The voting took place on April 29, 2022, held this year at Leitz Park in Wetzlar, Germany. The jury comprised editors from professional, amateur, and business publications, both print and online, from Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America, along with a delegate from the Camera Journal Press Club. Better Photography, the only Indian member of TIPA, was represented by Shridhar Kunte, Deputy Editor—Technical.

Along with the awards, the TIPA association has also announced two new Vice Chairmen following Giulio Forti’s retirement—Shridhar Kunte and George Schaub. Forti has instead been elected as Honorable President for Life.

Speaking about the awards, Thomas Gerwers, Chairman of TIPA said, “Each year we have more and more products and new and exciting technology that continue to fuel growth in our industry. We believe that now more than ever our support of the industry and the people who work so hard, be it in production, distribution, or marketing, deserve our thanks and appreciation for their efforts to continue to develop new and exciting products that both expand imaging creativity and potential and point the way to new and exciting technologies in the future.”

Established in 1991, the TIPA general assembly continues to meet every year to discuss projects, share opinions, and comment on industry innovations and trends. The award process begins after the main trade show season, and the nominations are assembled by the Technical Committee of TIPA. Each piece of equipment is analysed and assessed before adding it to the list of nominees. During the meeting, editors choose the products of the year through a voting process.

TIPA World Award honorees this year include long-time industry companies as well as new entrants who represent emerging trends in the photo/imaging industry. While the pandemic and supply chain issues naturally had an adverse effect on sales this past year, many companies brought forth new and exciting products in the camera, lens, software, monitor, video, lighting, smartphone and printer/paper categories. Of special note in this year’s TIPA World Awards are three new cameraphone categories, indicating the growing influence of this mode of imaging on all levels of the marketplace.

The live and simulcast 2022 TIPA World Awards Ceremony will take place during Photopia in Hamburg, Germany from 13 to 16 October.

Here is the list of winners:

1. Best MFT Camera: OM System OM-1

2. Best APS-C Camera: Nikon Z fc

3. Best Full Frame Expert Camera: Sony Alpha 7 IV

4. Best Full Frame Professional Camera: Nikon Z 9

5. Best Camera Innovation: Canon EOS R3

6. Best Rangefinder Camera: Leica M11

7. Best Professional 4K Hybrid Camera: Panasonic LUMIX DC-GH6

8. Best Professional 8K Hybrid Camera: Canon EOS R5 C

9. Best Professional Video Camera: Panasonic LUMIX DC-BS1H

10. Best Medium Format Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50S II

11. Best Vlogger Camera: Sony ZV-E10

12. Best Manual Focus Lens: Laowa Argus FF II 35mm F0.95

13. Best APS-C Prime Lens: Tokina atx-m 56mm f/1.4

14. Best APS-C Zoom Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN | Contemporary

15. Best Full Frame Prime Wide Angle Lens: Sigma 20mm f/2 DG DN | Contemporary

16. Best Full Frame Prime Standar Lens: Voigtländer NOKTON 50mm f/1 Aspherical VM

17. Best Full Frame Prime Telephoto Lens: NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S

18. Best Full Frame Wide Angle Zoom Lens: Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM

19. Best Full Frame Standard Zoom Lens: Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II

20. Best Full Frame Telephoto Zoom Lens: Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II

21. Best Full Frame Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057S)

22. Best Macro Lens: Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

23. Best Travel Zoom Lens: Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD (Model A058S)

24. Best Photo Paper: Hahnemühle Canvas Metallic

25. Best Photo Printer: Canon PIXMA MegaTank G650

26 Best Imaging Software Professional: Capture One 22

27. Best Imaging Software Expert: DxO PhotoLab 5

28. Best Imaging Software Enthusiast:  Skylum Luminar Neo

29. Best LED Light: Aputure LS 1200d

30. Best Flash: Godox Macro Flash MF12

31. Best Tripod: Benro Induro Hydra 2 Waterproof Carbon Fiber Tripod

32. Best Enthusiast Photo Monitor: LG 32” UltraFine Nano IPS Black 32UQ85R

33. Best Professional Photo Monitor: LG 27” UltraFine OLED Pro 27EQ850

34. Best Video Monitor: ViewSonic VP3881a 38″ ColorPro 21:9 WQHD+ IPS Monitor

35. Best Photo Smartphone Professional: Sony Xperia PRO-I

36. Best Photo Smartphone Expert: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G

37. Best Photo Smartphone Advanced: OnePlus 10 Pro 5G

38. Best Photo Retail Service: Kodak Moments LittlePix

39. Best Imaging Storage Media: ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type B 1700 Cobalt

40. Best Photo Service: CEWE PHOTOBOOK Personalised Slipcase

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