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2005-2009

2005-2009

  • 2005

    • EOS-1Ds Mark IITIPA Best D-SLR Professional Digital Camera in Europe , TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards

      The EOS-1Ds Mark II was selected for this award because its Canon-developed CMOS image sensor, with approximately 16.70 megapixels, brought a new dimension in image quality to digital photography. The camera was also praised for the reputation it had gained among many professionals who made full use of the properties of wide-angle lenses and the high-performance viewfinder brought about by the full-frame (36 x 24 mm) CMOS image sensor that has the same angle of view as 35mm SLR cameras.

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    • EOS 350D (Americas : EOS Digital Rebel XT, Japan : EOS Kiss Digital N)TIPA Best D-SLR Entry Level Digital Camera in Europe, TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging AwardsEISA European Camera of the Year

      TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards

      The EOS 350D was highly praised for its advanced combination of image quality, response and functionality. Aspects that were mentioned specifically included the camera’s large 8- megapixel single-layer CMOS image sensor capable of high-resolution image capture contained within a compact, lightweight body and the low-power ultra-high-speed image processing made possible by the high-performance DIGIC II image processor. The camera’s fast response times—a start-up time of just approximately 0.2 seconds and a release time lag of only around 100 milliseconds to ensure that no photo opportunity is missed—were also rated highly. Another reason the EOS 350D was selected was its usability for a wide range of users, from novices to advanced amateurs, thanks to its ergonomic, easy-to-use body design and numerous manual functions on a par with high-end models.

      EISA European Camera of the Year

      The EOS 350D was highly praised for its high-order fusion of image quality, response, and functionality. Aspects that were mentioned specifically included the inclusion of a large, 8.00 megapixel single-layer CMOS image sensor, capable of high-resolution image recordings, in a compact, lightweight body and the low-power, super-high-speed image processing by means of the high-performance DIGIC II image processor. The camera’s fast response times—a start-up time of about just 0.2 seconds and a release time lag of about only 100 milliseconds, ensuring no photo opportunity is missed—were also rated highly. Another reason for the selection of the EOS 350D was its usability for a wide range of users, from novices to advanced amateurs, thanks to its easy-to-use, ergonomic body design and numerous manual functions on a par with high-end models.

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  • 2006

    • EOS 5DTIPA Best D-SLR Professional in Europe, TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging AwardsEISA European Professional Camera of the Year, EISA Awards

      TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards

      Reasons for selection:

      • The EOS 5D is a digital SLR camera that delivers remarkable cost performance even while loaded with a 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor.
      • The 12.80 megapixel CMOS image sensor achieves low noise and high image quality, which it demonstrates to full effect in large-format prints.
      • The camera’s super-fast, advanced processing of enormous amounts of image data makes high-resolution and natural color reproduction possible.
      • The camera provides the same feel as a film SLR camera with its large viewfinder and the ability to use all EF lenses with the same angle of view as their rated focal length.

      EISA Awards

      The EOS 5D was selected for this award primarily because it delivers remarkable cost performance, even while being equipped with a 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor, and because of the high pixel count of the full-frame, 12.80 megapixel CMOS image sensor that is demonstrated to full effect in large-format, high-quality prints.

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    • DIGITAL IXUS 65 (Americas : PowerShot SD630 DIGITAL ELPH, Japan : IXY DIGITAL 80)TIPA Best Ultra Compact Digital Camera in Europe, TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards

      Reasons for selection:

      • The metal body, which houses a high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD monitor, is finished with more elegant styling while continuing on the previous design concepts of the IXY Digital series.
      • The inclusion of a Touch Wheel, a new control device on the rear panel, and the convenient Image Inspection Tool function, which displays the entire photo side-by-side with a close-up image of the in-focus area.
      • The ability to take beautiful photos indoors without using a flash, because the camera supports high-sensitivity shooting equivalent to ISO 800, along with the ability to shoot with greatly reduced camera shake and subject blurring.

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  • 2007

    • EOS-1D Mark IIITIPA Best D-SLR Professional in Europe, TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging AwardsEISA European Professional Camera of the Year, EISA Awards

      TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards

      Reasons for selection:

      • The EOS-1D Mark III is a digital SLR camera that comes with a 10.10 megapixel image sensor and that achieves a maximum continuous shooting speed of about 10 fps.
      • The inclusion of many advanced functions such as the new Area AF using 19 cross-type AF points and 26 assist AF points, the body’s environmental sealing for superior dust and water resistance, the comprehensive sensor dust system, Live View shooting, and enhanced Custom Functions.
      • The completion of the ideal digital SLR camera that provides advanced operability and creativity to professional photographers in fields such as sports and nature photography.

      EISA Awards

      The EOS-1D Mark III was selected for this award for its speed, versatility, and quality. It was also selected because it is the best camera for photojournalism, sports, and nature photography, by virtue of its 10.10 megapixel CMOS image sensor, its maximum continuous shooting speed of about 10 fps, and its superior environmental sealing against dust and water infiltration.

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    • PowerShot G7EISA European Advanced Compact Camera, EISA Awards

      The PowerShot G7 was well regarded for its luxurious body design and rich functionality, the high image quality from its 10.0 megapixel CCD image sensor, and its 6x optical zoom lens with a lens-shift image stabilizer.

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    • EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USMTIPA Best Professional Lens in Europe, TIPA Best European Photo & Imaging Awards

      Reasons for selection:

      • The EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM is a zoom lens with high contrast and exceptional resolution.
      • The lens provides high image quality at all zoom positions because of a new optical design that uses three types of high-precision aspherical lens elements (ground, glass molded, and replica) and two UD elements.
      • The lens minimizes ghosting and flaring through optimized lens positioning and coatings, and it includes superior environmental sealing against dust and water infiltration.

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    • EF70-200mm f/4L IS USMEISA European Professional Lens, EISA Awards

      The EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM was highly rated for its superb optical performance from the optical system’s artificial fluorite and UD (ultra-low dispersion) elements, for its silent but high-speed autofocus system, and for its highly effective image stabilizer.

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  • 2008

    • EOS 450D (Americas : EOS Digital Rebel XSi, Japan : EOS Kiss X2)TIPA Best D-SLR Advanced in Europe , TIPA Best Photographic & Imaging Products

      Reasons for selection:

      • The EOS 450D is a high-image-quality digital SLR camera that comes with a 12.20 megapixel CMOS image sensor, that supports a wide ISO speed range from ISO 100 to ISO 1600, and that includes a high-speed autofocus system.
      • The camera includes advanced functions such as Live View shooting and a highly visible LCD monitor.
      • It provides fast continuous shooting performance and excellent usability packed into a lightweight, compact body.

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    • EOS 1000D (Americas : EOS Digital Rebel XS, Japan : EOS Kiss F)EISA European Consumer Camera, EISA Awards

      The EOS 1000D was selected for this award because of its excellent cost performance while containing many advanced technologies, such as Live View shooting, a high-speed autofocus system, a 10.10 megapixel CMOS image sensor, a sensor-dust cleaning system, and a kit lens with an image stabilizer.

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    • LEGRIA HV30 (Japan : iVIS HV30)EISA European HD Camcorders, EISA Awards

      The LEGRIA HV30 was selected for this award for its rich functionality, including a high-speed autofocus system and manual control functions, and for its high image quality realized through the combination of a CMOS image sensor that supports Full HD movies, the high-performance DIGIC DV II image processor, and a Canon HD video lens with 10x zoom capability and an optical image stabilizer.

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    • EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 ISTTIPA Best Entry-level Lens in Europe, TIPA Best Photographic & Imaging Products

      Reasons for selection:

      • The EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS has a broad zoom range and an image stabilizer that gives roughly four f-stops of stabilization gain.
      • Its 12-element, 10-group lens construction virtually eliminates distortion and produces vivid image quality.
      • The zoom lens can cover super-telephoto 88-400mm (35mm-format equivalent) focal lengths when attached to digital SLR cameras with an APS-C sized CMOS image sensor.
      • Its weight of only 390 grams makes it convenient for everyday photography.

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  • 2009

    • EOS 5D Mark IICamera of the Year, Camera Grand Prix1TIPA Best Digital SLR Expert, TIPA Best Photographic & Imaging ProductsEuropean Advanced Camera , EISA Awards

      Camera Grand Prix

      The EOS 5D Mark II took Camera of the Year honors for its evolution in image quality and user friendliness as well as for its high performance and rich functionality in many areas, including a newly developed 21.10 megapixel, 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor, the advanced DIGIC 4 image processor, and a refined Live View function. The camera was also lauded for being the world’s first SLR camera able to record Full HD movies and for achieving excellent cost performance.

      1 2009 was the 26th edition of the Camera Grand Prix awards, which were first presented in 1984. Canon won the Camera of the Year award for the eighth time overall in 2009, the first time in six years since the EOS-1Ds, the first professional digital SLR camera to be equipped with a 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor, won the award in 2003.

      TIPA Best Photographic & Imaging Products

      The EOS 5D Mark II was selected for this award for the higher resolution from its CMOS image sensor (approximately 21.10 megapixels) and its extended ISO speed range (ISO 50 to ISO 25600), as well as for its ability to record Full HD movies with the inclusion of the DIGIC 4 image processor. It was also recognized for having the quick response and superior reliability that professionals and advanced amateurs demand from a digital camera.

      EISA Awards

      The EOS 5D Mark II was selected for this award for its 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor that, as the successor to the well-received EOS 5D (released in October 2005), increased the camera’s resolution to approximately 21.10 megapixels while reducing noise. It was also hailed for including several advanced technologies such as Live View shooting, a sensor-dust cleaning system, and Full HD movie recording capability, along with improved sealing for better dust and moisture resistance.

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    • EOS 500D (Americas : EOS Rebel T1i, Japan : EOS Kiss X3)EISA European SLR Camera, EISA Awards

      The EOS 500D was selected for this award because it is an excellent digital SLR camera for a broad range of users, from novices to advanced amateurs, that delivers high image quality with low noise. It was also selected for its Full HD movie recording capability, in addition to Live View shooting and a high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD monitor.

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    • PowerShot G10TIPA Best Expert Compact , TIPA Best Photographic & Imaging Products

      The PowerShot G10 was selected for this award for its optical zoom lens with a 28-140mm (35mm equivalent) focal length range and its 14.70 megapixel CCD image sensor. It was also recognized for having superb functionality on a par with digital SLR cameras, such as its diverse manual shooting modes, its grip for stable shooting, and its support for recording RAW images.

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    • LEGRIA HF S10 (Americas : VIXIA HF S10, Japan : iVIS HF S10)TIPA Best Expert Compact , TIPA Best Photographic & Imaging Products

      The LEGRIA HF S10 was selected for this award for achieving high-image-quality Full HD movies that satisfy the demands of professionals, by including a 8.59 megapixel, Full HD CMOS image sensor, a Canon HD video lens with an optical 10x zoom, and the DIGIC DV III image processor. It was also recognized for having an advanced dual memory system with 32 GB of internal memory and an SD / SDHC card slot.

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    • TS-E17mm f/4LTIPA Best Professional Lens , TIPA Best Photographic & Imaging Products

      The TS-E17mm f/4L was selected for this award for having the widest angle of view among tilt-shift lenses for 35mm SLR cameras, making it suitable for professional photographers of architecture and landscapes. The lens was also praised for its construction that allowed the tilt and shift to be moved independently (TS Revolving System) and its Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC), a special proprietary coating that minimizes flaring and ghosting.

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