TIPA and the CJPC Grand Prix Awards
Camera GP Japan 2024

May 17, 2024

The Camera Grand Prix is held by Camera Journal Press Club (CJPC, Japan), a group of representatives from magazines and websites specializing in photo and imaging products and news. The selection committee, organized under the auspices of CJPC’s Camera Grand Prix Executive Committee, deliberates and selects the best products for the “Camera of the Year” and “Lens of the Year” awards from among those introduced into the market during the previous fiscal year (from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024). The “Reader Awards” are determinded by the general camera users’ votes on the CJPC website. In addition, the CJPC members select the “Editors Choice R&D Award, Technology Award and Lifetime Achievement Award”.

The selection committee includes CJPC members, chief editors (or managing directors) of CJPC member publications, external members entrusted by Camera Grand Prix Executive Committee, and other special members such as academic experts, technical writers, professional photographers, and TIPA, the only photo and imaging association that votes with CJPC members.

TIPA, the Technical Image Press Association, a worldwide association of photo- and imaging-related magazines and web sites, joined the Committee in the selection process by casting their votes for the Grand Prix awards during their General Assembly held in late March 2024. Likewise, a member of the CJPC joined the TIPA General Assembly to cast a vote for the TIPA World Awards. This year, TIPA is represented at the CJPC awards event in Tokyo by TIPA Vice President Emanuele Costanzo.

Five awards were presented this year. The “Camera of the Year” is granted to a camera recognized as the best of all released during the period. The “Lens of the Year” is for the best lens launched in the Japanese market, while the “Editors Choice Technology Award” goes to an innovative feature that advances the ability of photographers to capture unique and exciting images. The “Editors Choice R&D Awards” are dedicated to products that break new ground in imaging design and engineering, and the “Editors Choice Lifetime Achievement Award” recognizes accomplishments in new product development.

The awards were as follows:

  • Camera GP2024 Camera of the Year
    Sony α9 III
  • Camera GP2024 Lens of the Year
    Nikon NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena
  • Camera GP2024 Readers Award-Camera
    Sony α9 III
  • Camera GP2024 Readers Award-Lens
    Nikon NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena
  • Camera GP2024 Editors Choice Technology Award
    Nikon Z 8 (Auto Capture Function)
  • Camera GP2024 Editors Choice R&D Award
    FUJIFILM Instax Pal
    DJI Osmo Pocket 3
  • Camera GP2024 Editors Choice Lifetime Achievement Award
    Lamda Bags

Said Thomas Gerwers, Chairman of TIPA, “We are very proud of our continued association with the CJPC and the important work they do to promote and grow the photo and imaging market. We also greatly appreciate their reciprocal engagement in the TIPA World Awards process.