EISA Announces 2011-2012 Photography AwardsSeptember 2011
Woodbury, NY—EISA, an association of 50 special interest magazines from 19 European countries, internationally known for the European EISA awards, announced the winners for 2011-2012.
In June of each year, the editors in chief from all of the European Imaging and Sound Association member magazines meet to decide which of the products analyzed in their publications during the past year deserve the EISA Award. The awards applaud new products that combine the “most advanced technology, the most desirable features, the ultimate expression of design, the most satisfying ergonomics and, of course, the greatest value for money.” The awards are announced in August and presentations made in October at IFA in Berlin. The six award categories are: Audio, Video, Home Theater, Photography, In-Car Electronics and Mobile Devices.
Below are this year’s winners in the Photography category, in alphabetical order, and what the EISA panel had to say about them.
European Professional Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
This amazing telephoto zoom lens combines high image quality with an extremely durable construction and a surprisingly compact design. It sets a new standard for this popular zoom range with its professional autofocus performance and the latest generation of image stabilization but is still affordable for the enthusiast. Throughout the zoom range the lens shows optical qualities that are in line with fixed focal length lenses; it performs very well even at its widest aperture, and the environmental shield protects it from moisture and dust. usa.canon.com
European Camera: Canon EOS 600D
This is a good-value camera that has a very strong set of features and customizable functions. The excellent resolution and its low-noise characteristics even at high ISO settings make it an extremely desirable model to amateur photographers. This new EOS generation offers Full HD video, a larger, more comfortable grip, an external microphone socket, wireless flash control, good dynamic range, an articulated LCD screen and a host of beginner-friendly features that make advanced picture quality easier to achieve. usa.canon.com
European Travel Compact Camera: Casio Exilim EX-ZR100
Casio’s small superzoom camera, with its stabilized 12.5x zoom and 24mm wide-angle lens, fits easily into most pockets making it the ideal travel companion. The camera has a very strong set of core features, including a high-sensitivity, 12.1-million-pixel, back-illuminated CMOS sensor, a high-resolution 3-inch display, Full HD movie modes with stereo-sound, an HDR mode and the easy-to-use sweep panorama mode. The outstanding feature of this Exilim is its high-speed-mode: it can shoot up to 40 pictures in a second with a resolution of 10 million pixels and record movies at up to 1,000 frames per second that can be replayed in slow motion. casio.com