UK, London, 14 May 2013: Nikon Europe announced that four of its products have won accolades in the highly prestigious TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) awards.
TIPA, Europe’s leading image press association, has given the prize for ‘Best D-SLR Advanced’ to the Nikon D7100, ‘Best Easy Compact Camera’ to the Nikon COOLPIX S01, ‘Best Superzoom Camera’ to the Nikon COOLPIX P520 and the ‘Best CSC Entry Level Lens’ to the Nikon 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF.
TIPA Awards are independently voted each year by 29 photographic magazines across five continents. The jury takes into account innovation, the use of leading-edge technology, design and ergonomics, ease of use as well as price / performance ratio, when deciding the winner of each category.
Nicolas Gillet, Product Manager, Compact Digital Cameras for Nikon Europe says: “It is a real privilege for Nikon Europe to win four TIPA Awards across the D-SLR and compact camera segments, as well as for one of our NIKKOR lenses. Our COOLPIX range had a strong year, which included our two award winners – the stylish and easy to use S01 and the incredibly versatile bridge camera that captures any situation, the COOLPIX P520.”
Marina Gurevich, Product Manager at Nikon Europe says: “We are very proud that the Nikon D7100 has followed the success of its predecessor, which took the same prize in 2011. It is a fantastic achievement to receive this continued recognition across our wide range of products.”
TIPA Best D-SLR Advanced: Nikon D7100
The TIPA jury comments: “The DX format Nikon D7100 has a new 24.1 CMOS sensor and 51-point AF system, including 15 cross-type sensors. The D7100 can record up to 6 frames per second at full resolution, with an additional frame in the rate (at slightly lower resolution) when using the new 1.3X crop mode. The impressive 3.2-inch LCD has an equally impressive 1,229K RGB dot resolution, excellent for both still and HD video recording. Along with numerous Picture Controls and Effects (available to both still and video shooters) as well as advanced photo features, the durable magnesium alloy cover construction and a 150k cycle shutter elevate this camera to the advanced class.”
TIPA Best Easy Compact Camera Nikon COOLPIX S01
The TIPA jury comments: “The diminutive 10.1 MP S01 has a 1/2.9-inch CCD sensor and incorporates a 3X Nikkor glass zoom lens that yields a focal length equivalent of 29 to 87mm (35mm format). Weighing in at a mere 3.4 oz (96 gm) and measuring 2.1 x 3.1 x 0.7 inches (51.2 x 77 x 17.2mm), the camera delivers a shutter speed range of 1-1/2000 seconds, an ISO range of 80-1600, and can also record HD video in MOV mode (MPEG-4 and AVC/H.264). In offers numerous scene modes and in-camera special effects editing plus exposure compensation in +/-2EV. Exposure is programmed Auto, as befits an “easy” compact that is eminently portable.”
TIPA Best Superzoom Camera
Nikon COOLPIX P520
The TIPA jury comments: “The 42X integral Nikkor glass lens in the COOLPIX P520 delivers up to 1000mm coverage with built-in VR (vibration reduction). The 18.1MP sensor has an ISO range of 80-3200, with “push” sensitivities available in certain modes. There are numerous scene and creative modes, plus the P520 allow the user to create video with a host of resolution options, including Full HD. Close focusing begins at 50cm (1.8-inch) at the wide end and 5’ at the tele end of the zoom range, plus there’s a macro setting of 1cm (0.4”) at wide. A 3.2-inch, vari-angle 920k dot monitor makes for clear viewing with 100% coverage.”
TIPA BEST CSC ENTRY LEVEL LENS
Nikon 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
The TIPA jury comments: “Made for all Nikon 1 Compact System cameras, the equally compact NIKMKOR 11-27.5mm lens (equivalent 30-74mm) measures a mere 2.26 x 1.22 inches (57.5 x 31mm) and weighs only 2.8 oz (80g). With 8 elements in 8 groups, a 7-bladed diaphragm and 1 ED and 1 aspherical element, the lens offers focusing as close as 1 foot (0.3m). Featuring internal focusing (IF), which only shifts lens groups during focusing, this lens adds little to the camera weight or size when carried or in action, making it an ideal companion lens with eminent portability.”