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EISA 2013-2014: who won what

August 15 , 2013 by: Daniela Bowker News

In 1982, the editors of 20 European publications met to dole out a ‘Camera of the Year’ award. It went to the Minolta X700. From that meeting, EISA—the European Imaging and Sound Association—was formed and since then, the group comprising representatives from 50 magazines across 20 European countries has been doling out awards that recognise excellence in consumer electronics every June.

The awards have grown considerably since 1982 and now encompass audio, home theatre, in-car electronics, video, mobile, and green categories as well as the original ‘Camera of the Year’ prize. And yes, the photo category is far more extensive than just ‘Camera of the Year’ now. Looking at the winners, its a broad reflection of where manufacturers are deploying their resources and focusing their efforts. Nothing is especially surprising in the camera categories, but perhaps the lens classes are of more note?

Here’s the run-down:

Cameras

Camera 2013-2014: Nikon D7100

Advanced Camera: Sony Alpha SLT-A99

SLR Camera: Canon EOS 100D

Advanced SLR Camera: Canon EOS 6D

Compact System Camera: Samsung NX300

Advanced Compact System Camera: Olympus PEN E-P5

Compact Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50/HX50V

Advanced Compact Camera: Fujifilm X100S

Travel Camera: Olympus TOUGH TG-2

Lenses

Lens 2013-2014: Tamron SP 90 mm ƒ/2.8 Di VC USD Macro 1:1

Zoom Lens: Tamron SP 70-200 mm ƒ/2.8 Di VC USD

Professional lens: Canon EF 200-400mm ƒ/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x

Compact System Lens: ZEISS Touit 2.8/12

Compact System Zoom Lens: Panasonic LUMIX G Vario 14-140 mm ƒ/3.5-5.6

Photo-Video cameras

Photo-Video Camera 2013-2014: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Photo-Video Accessory: Manfrotto MVH500AH

Action Cam: GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Software

Photo Software: DxO Optics Pro 8

Innovation of the Year

Photo Innovation 2013-2014: Samsung Galaxy NX

About Daniela

This post was written by Daniela Bowker, who has written 1382 articles for Photocritic

Daniela has written three books on photography, contributed to several others, and acted as the editorial consultant on many more.

Her newest book, Social Photography, is currently available as a digital download as well as in bookshops in the UK and US.

You might also want to check out her exploration of other-worldly photographic creations, Surreal Photography: Creating the Impossible, and Photo School Fundamentals, for which she contributed the section on composition.

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