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Canon and Sony Win Big at Prestigious EISA Awards for Photo Gear



The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) has been giving out awards for the best photography equipment for 34 years, so they know a thing or two about what makes a good piece of gear. And this year, Canon and Sony cleaned up receiving 8 of the 19 photography awards EISA gives out.

Canon was the big winner this year. The Japanese camera giant took home the DSLR Camera of the Year, Professional DSLR Camera of the Year, Professional DSLR Lens of the Year, and Photo Printer of the Year with the Canon 80D, 1D X Mark II, 35mm f/1.4L II, and imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 printer, respectively. Basically, Canon earned the top three awards EISA gives out.

Sony, on the other hand, earned awards for Premium Compact of the Year, Professional Compact System Lens of the Year, Prosumer CSC of the Year, and Photo & Video Camera of the Year. Those were awarded to the RX1R II, G-Master 85mm f/1.4 lens, a6300, and a7S II, respectively.

Here’s a video breakdown of some of the big winners from Canon and Sony:

Canon and Sony may have cleaned up at EISA, but a few other manufacturers did get in on the action too. The Fuji X-Pro2 took home Professional CSC of the Year, Nikon earned Prosumer DSLR of the Year with the D500, and Olympus’ E-M10 Mark II was name Consumer CSC of the year.

On the glass front, the DSLR Zoom Lens of the Year went to Sigma’s 50-100mm f/1.8 Art series lens, CSC Zoom Lens of the Year was given to the Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6, and DSLR Lens of the Year was actually won by Tamron with their 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD.

To see a full list of the winners or if you want to find out more about EISA, head over to the association’s website by clicking here.