EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association), has announced their top photographic awards for 2012 – 2013.
The EISA organisation has been awarding the photo industry with much coveted awards for more than 30 years. The nominations are selected by over 50 specialist interest magazines from over 20 countries. Pity they haven’t moved with the times and included the many specialist web sites on their panel. Here are some of the EISA highlights.
Adobe Lightroom 4, a complete image editing and management package, ideally suited for photographers who know what they want and acheive a quick result. Lightroom is now used by many photographers as their first choice for image editing and resorting to Photoshop CS6 for more advanced image editing.
The Nikon D800 wins the European Camera of the year award. The Nikon D800 has a massive 36 million pixel full frame sensor for ultra high resolution images. The camera has a exceptional high ISO with low noise levels. This camera also has superb video capture capabilities as well as the ability to use the older manual lenses – an important feature if you want full control with video capture. This is the camera that could give the Canon EOS5D Mk III some stiff competition.
The Canon EOS 5D series of cameras opened up opportunities for photographers who wanted to try movie making, but didn’t want to invest large sums of money in specialist video equipment. The camera also opened a whole new industry for third party accessories. Besides the ability to capture movies, the Canon EOS 5D Mk III has an impressive range of features including; a 22 million pixel CMOS sensor, 61 point AF, 6fps shooting as well as full weatherproof resistance.
The Canon PIXMA Pro-1 is a well deserved winner for the European Photo Printer award. I have reviewed this printer and can vouch for the outstanding quality photographic quality that it produces. The printer uses 12 high capacity pigment ink cartridges, which includes five dedicated monochrome inks for outstanding quality with black and white images. I will publish a full review of this printer shortly.
The Canon PowerShot G1 X wins the European Compact Camera award. This camera features a 14-3 million pixel APS-C sensor and its Digic 5 speeds up image processing as well as noise reduction. The camera also features a 4x zoom lens with built in image stabilizer.
The Fujifilm X-Pro1 wins the European Professional Compact system camera category. If you are used to using traditional style cameras then you will be at home with this 16 million pixel camera with its traditional layout of controls and hybrid viewfinder .
Full list of photo awards:
- European Photo Software 2012 – 2013 Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
- European Advanced SLR Camera 2012 – 2013 Canon EOS 5D Mark III
- European Photo Printer 2012 – 2013 Canon PIXMA Pro-1
- European Compact Camera 2012 – 2013 Canon PowerShot G1 X
- European Professional Compact System Camera 2012 – 2013 Fujifilm x-Pro1
- European Professional Camera 2012 – 2013 Nikon D4
- European Camera 2012 – 2013 Nikon D800
- European Compact Sytem Camera 2012 – 2013 Olympus OM-D E-45
- European All Weather Camera 2012 – 2013 Olympus TOUGH TG-1
- European Compact System Lens 2012 – 2013 Panasonic LUMIX G Vario 12 -35mm f2.8
- European Advanced Compact Sytem Camera 2012 – 2013 Samsung NX20
- European Macro Lens 2012 – 2013 Sigma APO Macro 150mm f2.8
- European Travel Camera 2012 – 2013 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
- European Advanced Compact Camera 2012 – 2013 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
- European SLRCamera 2012 – 2013 Sony SLT-A57
- European Lens 2012 – 2013 Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD