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2000-2004

2000-2004

  • 2000

    • EOS-1VEuropean Professional Camera of the Year,1 European Photo AwardsTIPA Best SLR Camera,2 TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards

      The reasons given by both award panels for selecting the EOS-1V were the camera’s many advanced functions, such as the high-performance 45-point area autofocus system, the world’s fastest 10 fps continuous shooting speed,3 and the 9 fps predictive continuous shooting speed,4 as well as its outstanding reliability that can withstand the harsh shooting conditions of a professional, including a very rigid body with a magnesium alloy exterior and excellent environmental sealing against dust and water.

      1 This category of the European Photo Awards was added in 1998. Canon won the award for the first time in 2000.
      2 This is a category of the TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards. Canon won the award for the second time in 2000, following the EOS 100 (Japan: EOS 100 QD, Americas: EOS ELAN) in 1992.
      3 Among movable-mirror 35mm SLR cameras as of August 10, 2000. When used with the PB-E2 power drive booster and the NP-E2 NiMH battery pack.
      4 When used with the PB-E2 power drive booster and the NP-E2 NiMH battery pack.

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    • IXUS Z50 (Americas : ELPH LT 260, Japan : IXY 220)European APS Camera of the Year,1 European Photo Awards

      The IXUS Z50 was selected as the European APS Camera of the Year for its pursuit of outstanding operability and affordability while continuing on the basic concepts of the IXY series—compactness, simplicity, and high definition.

      1 This is a category of the European Photo Awards. Canon won the award for the third time in 2000, after the EOS IX (Japan: EOS IX E, Americas: EOS IX) in 1997 and the IXUS (Japan: IXY, Americas: ELPH) in 1996.

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  • 2001

    • DIGITAL IXUS v (Americas : PowerShot S110 DIGITAL ELPH, Japan : IXY DIGITAL 200)TIPA Best Digital Compact Camera, TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards

      The Digital IXUS v was lauded for achieving high image quality, with a high-resolution 2.00 megapixel CCD image sensor and a 2x optical zoom lens, while keeping to a card-sized ultra-compact body, and for lowering power consumption and adding functionality to record and play back video with audio.

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    • MV30i (Americas : OPTURA Pi, Japan : FV2)TIPA Best Camcorder, TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards

      In addition to its extra-large LCD screen and optical image stabilizer technology, the MV30i was rewarded for its advanced accessory shoe that accepted an external microphone or video light.

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  • 2002

    • EOS-1DTIPA Best Digital SLR Camera,1 TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards

      The EOS-1D was awarded for exemplifying a new standard in digital photography that satisfies the demanding requirements of professional photographers in photojournalism, sports, and other fields. The camera continued on the excellent durability and reliability of the EOS-1V, Canon’s top-end professional SLR camera, while delivering performance and shooting intervals that were in no way inferior to film cameras. The combination of a large 4.15 megapixel CCD image sensor and a high-performance image processor gave the EOS-1D high image quality, the world’s fastest2 continuous shooting speed of approximately 8 fps (for a maximum burst of 21 frames), and an exceptionally fast response.

      1 This is a category of the TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards. Canon won the award for the first time in 2002.
      2 Among digital SLR cameras as of July 18, 2002.

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    • PowerShot S40TIPA Best Digital Compact Camera,1 TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards

      The PowerShot S40 was selected for the best digital compact camera award because it allowed novices, as well as artistically inclined intermediate and advanced users, to shoot high-quality digital photos in all kinds of situations with its multitude of shooting functions that suited the shooting needs of all users. The core of this functionality was Canon’s optical technology developed over its many years as a camera-maker.

      1 This is a category of the TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards. Canon won the award for the second time in 2002, the second year running, following the Digital IXUS v (Japan: IXY Digital 200) in 2001.

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    • EF400mm f/4 DO IS USMTIPA Best Lens,1 TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards

      The EF400mm f/4 DO IS USM was recognized for its innovation in super telephoto lenses, where bulk and weight have long been an issue. Using Canon’s proprietary multi-layer diffractive optical lens technology, the designers achieved a dramatic reduction in size and weight (overall length shortened by about 27 percent and weight reduced by about 31 percent) from past lenses in the same class, without compromising excellent image-rendering performance.

      1 This is a category of the TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards. Canon won the Best Lens award for the fourth time in 2002.

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    • EOS D60EISA European Professional Digital Camera of the Year, EISA Photo Awards

      The EOS D60 was selected for the European Professional Digital Camera of the Year award because the camera provides the digital photography demanded by professional photographers. The EOS D60 delivers high-resolution imaging and faithful color reproduction thanks to the combination of a Canon-developed CMOS image sensor with approximately 6.30 megapixels and a high-performance image processor that makes fast, highly detailed imaging processing possible.

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    • PowerShot G2EISA European Digital Camera of the Year, EISA Photo Awards

      The PowerShot G2 was selected for the European Digital Camera of the Year award because the camera addresses the photography needs of artistically inclined intermediate and advanced users. The PowerShot G2 achieves outstanding image quality with its 4.00 megapixel CCD image sensor and large aperture ratio 3x zoom lens and includes an adjustable LCD monitor and a rich variety of manual functions along with support for external flash units.

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  • 2003

    • EOS-1DsCamera of the Year, Camera Grand Prix1TIPA Best Digital SLR System Camera, TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards2EISA European Professional Digital Camera of the Year, European Photo Awards

      Camera Grand Prix

      The EOS-1Ds took Camera of the Year honors for its achievement in breaking the 10.00 megapixel barrier with its 35mm full-frame single-layer CMOS image sensor (35.8 x 23.8 mm) developed independently by Canon. The camera was also recognized for enabling professionals to shoot with the same feel as existing 35mm SLR cameras and delivering image quality that satisfied the demanding standards of professionals, especially in studio photography. And the EOS-1Ds was rewarded for the height of its perfection in seeking high performance in all areas as a professional tool for the digital age.

      1 The Camera Grand Prix, considered the most sought-after camera and lens product awards in Japan, is organized by the Camera Journal Press Club, comprising journalists from major domestic photography and camera magazines. 2003 was the 20th edition of the Camera Grand Prix awards, which were first presented in 1984. Canon won the Camera of the Year award for the second year in a row, and the seventh time overall, following the EOS-1D in 2002.

      TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards

      The EOS-1Ds was lauded for setting a new standard for digital SLR cameras. The inclusion of the 11.10-megapixel, 35mm full-frame, single-layer CMOS image sensor developed by Canon allows the camera to achieve the best ever image quality from a digital SLR camera without compromising response speed or shooting flexibility. The EOS-1Ds is also built with extra durability and reliability for any photography field.

      2 This is a category of the TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards. Canon won the award for the second year in a row, and the second time overall, after the EOS-1D in 2002.

      European Photo Awards

      The EOS-1Ds was selected for this award because of the camera’s 11.10-megapixel, 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor developed by Canon, its image quality on a par with medium-format cameras and broad dynamic range3 rivaling that of negative film, and its amalgamation of the highest-ever basic performance in a professional digital SLR camera.

      3 Dynamic range is the ability to reproduce tonal gradations from the brightest point in the frame to the darkest point. Dynamic range is expressed in dB.

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    • EOS 10DEISA European Digital Camera of the Year, European Photo Awards

      The EOS 10D was selected for the European Digital Camera of the Year award for its high definition, high image quality, and natural color rendering, by virtue of the Canon-developed CMOS image sensor with approximately 6.30 megapixels, and for its flexibility to handle all kinds of shooting conditions, owing to its ISO 100 to ISO 1600 range (extendable to ISO 3200). The camera was also hailed for its rich shooting functions, such as its wide-range, high-speed, 7-point autofocus system with a superimposed display.

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    • EF17-40mm f/4L USMTIPA Best Lens,1 TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards

      The EF17-40mm f/4L USM was selected for Best Lens honors for being an all-purpose lens that can handle all kinds of shooting demands from digital cameras and film cameras alike. For example, the EF17-40mm f/4L USM can cover wide-angle to medium focal lengths when attached to a digital SLR camera with an image sensor smaller than a 35mm full-frame sensor and can be used as super-wide-angle lens when attached to the EOS-1Ds or other 35mm film SLR camera.

      1 This is a category of the TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards. Canon won this award for the second year in a row in 2003, and the fifth time overall, following the EF400mm f/4 DO IS USM in 2002.

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  • 2004

    • EOS 300D (Americas : EOS Digital Rebel, Japan : EOS Kiss Digital1)TIPA Breakthrough Award,2 The Best Photo Products in Europe

      The EOS 300D was selected for the Breakthrough Award because the camera will go down in history as the first digital SLR camera priced at an affordable level for entry-level consumers.

      1 The EOS Kiss Digital also won a 2004 Editors Award at the Camera Grand Prix in Japan in May of the same year.
      2 This was the inaugural year for this category at the TIPA European Photo & Imaging Awards. TIPA presents this award only to breakthrough products that are historically notable.

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    • EOS-1D Mark IITIPA Best Professional Digital SLR Camera, The Best Photo Products in EuropeEISA European Professional Digital Camera of the Year, European Photo Awards

      The Best Photo Products in Europe

      The EOS-1D Mark II was selected for this award because the camera attained, at an advanced level, both the high speed required in the sports and photojournalism fields and the optimal image quality for the commercial field of product photography.

      European Photo Awards

      The EOS-1D Mark II won the European Professional Digital Camera of the Year award for achieving high performance without any compromises in image quality, response, or durability. The camera was praised for its image quality and high-speed performance that satisfied the rigorous demands of professional photographers, by virtue of its large 8.20 megapixel CMOS image sensor and the Canon-developed DIGIC II image processor.

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    • EOS 30V Date / 33V (Americas : EOS ELAN 7NE, Japan : EOS 7s)TIPA Best 35mm SLR Camera,1 The Best Photo Products in Europe

      The EOS 30V Date / 33V was selected for this award because of the camera’s excellent basic performance, including its best-in-class autofocus speed and continuous shooting performance (approximately 4 fps2) as well as a wide-range 7-point autofocus system with eye control,3 a metallic exterior for better reliability, and a silent setting for shooting in locations where consideration for others is necessary.

      1 This category of the TIPA European Photo & Imaging Awards was formerly the Best SLR Camera. Canon won this award for the first time since the EOS-1V and the third time overall.
      2 In One-Shot AF mode.
      3 The eye-control function was available only on the EOS 30V Date.

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    • DVK-E2 Data Verification KitTIPA Best Technology,1 The Best Photo Products in Europe

      The DVK-E2 Data Verification Kit was selected for this award because it solved a problem inherent to digital photography: namely, that anyone can easily alter images, making it impossible to use digital images to ensure authenticity as proof or evidence. The DVK-E2 data verification kit solves this problem by providing the means to very accurately check for traces of such modifications and precisely determine the originality of a given image.

      1 This is a category of the TIPA European Photo & Imaging Awards. This accolade marked Canon’s first TIPA Best Technology award since the EOS-3 won in 1999, and the third time for the company overall.

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