TIPA Awards Four Canon Innovations for 2014 Best Imaging Products
2014 – Japan’s Camera Journal Press Club (CJPC) and the 28 member magazines of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) General Assembly took the time to vote for the best product in certain categories to find the most outstanding imaging products launched in the past year. TIPA, by the way, is a leading imaging and photo press group that have expert judges from all over the world.
The following Canon products and innovations were given prestigious accolades by the panel of judges:
- Canon EOS 70D – Best DSLR Advanced
- Canon EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4x – Best Professional DSLR Lens
- Canon Dual Pixel CMOS AF – Best Imaging Innovation
- Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II – Best Expert Compact Camera
According to Steven Marshall, Marketing Director of Consumer Imaging for Canon Europe, they are immensely honoured to be awarded these recognitions from TIPA again. He noted that it clearly reflects the brand’s commitment to quality and innovation for all product ranges. He also added that they are dedicated to pushing the limits of what is possible in imaging, and constantly challenge themselves in offering their photographic community the best products for their needs. Finally, he stated that the awards given by the TIPA panel simply show the success of their goal.
Here are the four products that were awarded by TIPA:
1. Canon EOS 70D for Best DSLR Advanced
Among the features of the Canon EOS 70D are the DIGIC 5+ processor that is capable of delivering up to 7 fps and an extended ISO range of 100-12,800, with an extended range to 25,600 ISO as well as the 20.2 CMOS APS-C sensor. AF is improved with a 19-point all cross-type AF system. The best feature in the EOS 70D is the dual pixel CMOS AF system, which allows for the capture of video in Live View. Its touch screen, 3.0-inch LCD monitor has 1.04 million dots. The built-in wireless systems make sharing and uploading to smartphones easy through the Canon EOS remote app.
2. Canon EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4x for Best Professional DSLR Lens
The Canon EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4x lens is suitable for professional sports and wildlife photographers. It is a high-performance telephoto zoom lens with a built-in 1.4x extender. Its benefits are in the applications when changing lenses quickly. It allows protection of delicate equipment, such as an image sensor of a digital SLR camera in dusty and high humidity environments. The lens has one fluorite and four UD lens elements as well as a 9-blade circular aperture. The quiet and smooth focus shifts are made possible by the Power Focus mode, making it suitable for film-making.
3. Canon Dual Pixel CMOS AF for Best Imaging Innovation
Dual Pixel CMOS AF is an AF technology on the image sensor plane. Among the benefits is obtaining dramatically improved AF performance as compared to the previous EOS cameras. The product is available in the EOS 70D, and in the C100 and C300 EOS cameras that are also suitable with 103 Canon EF lenses.
4. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II for Best Expert Compact Camera
PowerShot G1 X Mark II is the latest of the Canon Powershot G series. It offers 13.1 megapixels with a 1.5-type sensor, an f/2-3.9 5x zoom and a number of custom functions and features. It has capture options that include 14-bit RAW plus JPEG images that have fast and accurate AF via 31 AF points. Enhancement on the composition options are enhanced with the 3-inch tilt-type touch panel LCD. Full HD is available as well as Wi-Fi. Finally, focusing range begins at 2 inches.