The awards are given to the best products to be introduced to the market in the past 12 months, and are voted on by 28 editors of the member magazines of the association.
In the DSLR camera categories, Canon took prizes for advanced consumer and “prosumer” cameras, while Nikon took the prize for professional DSLRs:
Best DSLR Entry Level: Pentax K-x
Best DSLR Advanced: Canon EOS 550D
Best DSLR Expert: Canon EOS 7D
Best DSLR Professional: Nikon D3s
However, Canon didn’t fare so well with its lenses this year:
Best Entry Level Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
Best Expert Lens: Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM
Best Professional Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
The winners in the compact camera category were much more diverse:
Best Compact Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V
Best Rugged Compact Camera: Casio Exilim EX-G1
Best Superzoom Camera: Fujifilm Finepix HS10
Best Expert Compact Camera: Canon Powershot G11
Best Compact System Camera Entry Level: Olympus PEN E-PL1
Best Compact System Camera Advanced: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
Finally, Photoshop CS5 and Blurb won awards for best software and best photo service, respectively. For the complete list of winning products, check out the TIPA Awards 2010 website.
Do you think the awards were given to the correct cameras and lenses? Do you own any of them?