TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2019
The best products in the photo and imaging market.
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Sony’s latest 24.2MP APS-C camera delivers an 11 fps framing rate with full AF/AE tracking utilizing 425 phase detection contrast detection points that pair with a new generation Bionz X processor to achieve an impressive 0.02 second AF capture. It has a standard ISO range up to 32,000 for both stills and movies that can be “pushed” to ISO 102,400 for stills. Real-time eye AF employs AI-based object recognition for enhanced accuracy, speed and tracking. For video shooters the camera has internal 4K recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning. The magnesium alloy body has a 180-degree tiltable LCD and an XGA OLED finder.
BEST APS-C CAMERA EXPERT
BEST MIRRORLESS PRIME TELEPHOTO LENS
Sony FE 135 F1.8 GM
Designed for wedding, portrait and sports photographers, the Sony 135mm has an 11 blade diaphragm that delivers stunning bokeh with circular out-of-focus highlights. The lens has 13 elements in total, including a Super ED and ED and an extreme aspherical (XA) that combine to suppress common telephoto aberrations plus maximize overall resolution. The lens also features four XD (extreme dynamic) linear motors, two for each of the focus groups, which results in fast, accurate and responsive AF. The lens has two customisable focus and hold buttons plus a linear response focusing ring that is ideal for video work.
BEST SUPERZOOM COMPACT CAMERA
Sony RX100 Vi
The compact RX100 VI features a 20.1MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor with DRAM chip and a newly designed Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* 24-200mm (equivalent) lens. Image steadiness is provided by Sony’s Optical SteadyShot system that provides a 4-stop advantage at the 200mm range. AF speed is an impressive 0.03 seconds with 315-point wide-area phase detection AF and 25 contrast detection AF points, plus the camera incorporates High-density Tracking AF technology as well as Advanced Eye AF and a Touch Focus feature. Adding to the responsiveness is 24fps shooting with AF/AE tracking for up to 233 continuous shots. The camera also delivers 4K video with advanced (S-Gamut and S-Log3) video post-production capability.
This fast tele incorporates new XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors that deliver higher thrust than conventional motors in current and future camera bodies. Newly designed algorithms quietly drive the lens’s large focus group for capture of fast-moving sports and wildlife subjects. The lens incorporates three fluorite elements to minimize chromatic aberration, with spherical aberration controlled through rigorous design and manufacture quality, even with the use of Sony’s high-performance 1.4X and 2.0X teleconverters. The optical design reduces the number of elements at the front of the barrel, and durable magnesium alloy components result in a low weight of 2897 grams.
BEST MIRRORLESS PROFESSIONAL LENS
Sony FE 400 F2.8 GM OSS
BEST IMAGING STORAGE SOLUTION
Sony SF-G series TOUGH Specification Cards
Sony’s SF-G series TOUGH Specification SD cards, available in a range of capacities, are built with an ultra-strong one-piece resin-moulded design that makes them much more resistant to bending and provide resistance to dust, dirt, water, mud and grime. The Tough cards also eliminate the fragile protector ribs and write-protect switch found on conventional cards, parts that, if broken, make it difficult to record data. These UHS-II SD cards also provide faster clearing time after burst shooting and make for more efficient downloads. Write speeds can be as fast as 299 MB/s while read speeds top out at 300 MB/s, plus the cards support the highest Video Speed Class—V90—for stable 4K and high bit rate capture.