The Technical Image Press Association has finally announced the winner of the TIPA World Awards 2021. The awards shed light towards the best cameras and lenses for photographers of various skill levels.
The nominations for the awards were gathered by the technical committee editors of TIPA which consists of magazines from across the world. The equipments are then tested and evaluated taking into consideration any new technologies for emerging trends.
The classification for the products started early in 2020 e and the voting finally took place on April 30 2021.
The winners in the ‘Camera’ category are:
- Best APS-C Camera, Entry Level — Canon EOS M50 Mark II
- Best APS-C Camera, Advanced — Fujifilm X-S10
- Best APS-C Camera, Expert — Pentax K-3 Mark III
- Best Full-Frame Camera, Advanced — Nikon Z6 II
- Best Full-Frame Camera, Expert — Nikon Z7 II
- Best Full-Frame Professional Camera — Sony Alpha 1
- Best Photo/Video Camera, Advanced — Sigma fp L
- Best Photo/Video Camera, Expert – Sony Alpha 7S III
- Best Medium Format Camera — Fujifilm GFX100S
- Best Vlogger Camera – Sony ZV-1
- Best Professional Video Camera – Panasonic LUMIX DC-BGH1
Sony seemed to have received most of the awards but apart from that, the results are spread out among the leading brands in the market.
While Nikon and Sony nabbed the full-frame still camera awards, Cannon managed to get awarded for the best entry-level APS-C camera.
The winners for the ‘Lens’ category are:
- Best Prime Wide-Angle Lens — Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift
- Best Prime Standard Lens — Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM
- Best Prime Telephoto Lens — Canon RF600mm f/11 IS STM
- Best Wide-Angle Zoom Lens — Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S
- Best Standard Zoom Lens — Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD (Model B070)
- Best Telephoto Zoom Lens — Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056)
- Best Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens — Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary
- Best Portrait Lens — Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art
- Best Macro Lens — Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art
The two brands that stand out of others with the majority of awards are Sigma and Tamron, whereas Canon, Nikon, Sony and Laowa bagged one award each.
However, the criteria opted by TIPA is not clear enough, it can be seen that the third party manufacturers lead the charts leaving first-party optics behind.
TIPA Award Winners can be seen on its Website.
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