TIPA awards the best photo and imaging products of 2009 - 17/04/2009

MADRID, 17 April 2009 - The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) announces the winners of the XIX round of the TIPA Awards. The best imaging products of 2009 were voted on at the association's General Assembly on 2 April 2009 in Budapest. The editors of the 25 member photo magazines from 11 European countries met to discuss the association's projects and vote for the best imaging products launched by the industry in the last 12 months.
 
Taking into account innovation, ergonomics, design, ease of use, efficiency, price/performance ratio, as well as other guidelines, TIPA editors have been bestowing the TIPA Awards to imaging products in various categories since 1991 in order to help photo enthusiasts and professionals make the best purchasing choices. Since technology is constantly changing, the TIPA Awards categories consequently also change. The present categories vary from D-SLR to compact cameras, from printers to software, and from scanners and photo kiosks to professional lighting systems.
 
Together, the TIPA member magazines cover most aspects of the imaging industry and deal with different audiences and technologies. Because of this, TIPA editors are the experts in the photo industry and it is, therefore, always a solid guarantee that when a product receives a TIPA Award, it truly is the best in its category at the time.
 
The association is widely known by the general public for its annual Awards and famous blue logo, which have achieved great international recognition and prestige. Additionally, TIPA activities include conducting surveys among the member magazine's readers, visiting companies and factories all over the world and staying in contact with research and developmental engineers in order to follow the evolution of imaging technology.
 
The Awards Ceremony will be held on 10 June, 2009 at the Grand Hotel Schloss Bensberg near Cologne, Germany.