TOKYO – Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce that four of its products are recipients of the prestigious TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2020 sponsored by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), a global authority in the photography and imaging industry.
The Nikon D780 digital SLR camera was selected for the “Best DSLR Expert Camera” award, the mirrorless camera Nikon Z 50 for the “Best APS-C Camera Advanced” award, the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR for the “Best DSLR Professional Lens” award, and the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct for the “Best Mirrorless Prime Standard Lens” award.
The TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2020 cover photographic and imaging products released between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020 across a number of categories. Award winners are selected with voting by the editors of prestigious camera and imaging magazines from around the world.
For more information, see the TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2020 website.
Reasons the Nikon D780 was selected for the Best DSLR Expert Camera award (summary of TIPA comments)
“Nikon has created an instant classic with the D780. The camera shares the legendary D750‘s DNA plus incorporates many of the latest technologies found in Nikon’s Z mirrorless camera series. In terms of speed, image processing, video shooting capability and autofocus performance, the results check every box on the photographer’s wish list, including Dual USH-II card slots, one dedicated to an expanded dynamic range and the other to higher gain for improved lowlight performance.”
Reasons the Nikon Z 50 was selected for the Best APS-C Camera Advanced award (summary of TIPA comments)
“The Nikon Z 50 mirrorless, Z mount camera is ideal for family, travel and creative photography/videography. Ease of use and compact size are coupled with extensive creative controls that include easy switchover between still and video, easy connectivity, and numerous Creative Picture Control effects. Its large tilting LCD offers a bright view even in challenging light, with sensible and accessible dials and menu structures, an impressive 11 fps rate* (continuous AF) and wide ISO range.”
- *When the mechanical shutter is used to capture JPEG or 12-bit NEF (RAW) images in Continuous H (extended) release mode.
Reasons the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR was selected for the Best DSLR Professional Lens award (summary of TIPA comments)
“The AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm lens is an ideal single lens solution for sports, wildlife and select portrait photography. Built with an eye on outdoor work, whether it’s in a sports stadium or in the wilds, the lens features rugged weather-sealed construction and 4.0-stop* VR, including a dedicated “Sports VR” mode for rapidly moving subjects. Equally impressive is the close-focusing distance of 6.5 feet (two meters) and customization controls that provide many useful tools for capturing the action.”
- *Measured in accordance with CIPA standards in NORMAL VR mode when a digital SLR camera equipped with a full-frame, 35mm film equivalent image sensor is used. Measured at the maximum telephoto position.
Reasons the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct was selected for the Best Mirrorless Prime Standard Lens award (summary of TIPA comments)
“Superior low-light photography is one hallmark of the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens. This fascinating lens is designed to control flare when shooting point light sources, even at maximum aperture, and delivers incredible results in night scenes, landscape and nature work at dawn or dusk, astrophotography, and even backlit portraits with specular highlights behind the subject. Remarkably, this manual focus lens shows its true brilliance when shot wide open, with clarity and a hyper-real rendition throughout the frame.”