TOKYO – Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce that four of its products are recipients of the prestigious TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2019 sponsored by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), a global authority in the photography and imaging industry.
The Nikon D3500 digital SLR camera was selected for the BEST DSLR CAMERA award, the mirrorless camera Nikon Z 6 for the BEST FULL FRAME CAMERA EXPERT award, Nikon Z 7 for the BEST FULL FRAME PROFESSIONAL CAMERA award, and the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S for the BEST MIRRORLESS WIDE ANGLE ZOOM LENS award.
The TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2019 cover photographic and imaging products released between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019 across a number of categories. Award winners are selected with voting by the editors of prestigious camera and imaging magazines from around the world.
For more information, see the TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2019 website.
Reasons the Nikon D3500 was selected for the BEST DSLR CAMERA award (summary of TIPA comments)
An Affordable DSLR
This compact, and lightweight DSLR is aimed at amateurs who want to step up to a camera that takes full advantage of a wide range of NIKKOR lenses and accessories to boost their photographic fun and creativity. Its CMOS sensor with 24.2 effective megapixels delivers ISO range of 100-25600, handles 5 fps* continuous shooting, and has Full HD 1080/60p video capability. With Nikon’s SnapBridge app, users can easily share images with a smartphone or connected device. They can also trigger the camera with the app, and access Nikon Image Space, a free-cloud based sharing and storage service.
- *With manual focus mode, shutter-priority auto manual exposure mode, as shutter speed of 1/250 or faster, and all other settings at default values.
Reasons the Nikon Z 6 was selected for the BEST FULL FRAME CAMERA EXPERT award (summary of TIPA comments)
Low-Light and Video Specialist
The Z 6 is aimed at photographers who want excellent performance in low-light conditions and 4K UHD video with full pixel readout. The CMOS backside illumination sensor delivering 24.5 effective megapixels with focal-plane phase detection AF pixels supports a wide sensitivity range of 100-51200 ISO*1 and works with the latest Nikon image-processing engine, EXPEED 6. The camera has 273 focus points*2, enabling broad coverage of approximately 90% of the imaging area, both vertically and horizontally. A mid-range sharpening option in the Picture Control menu allows users to make textural elements within the screen sharper or softer with both still and video imaging*3.
- *1Additional reduction to the equivalent of ISO 50 and expansion to the equivalent of ISO 204800.
- *2With FX (36×24) format and single-point AF.
- *3Only possible at “High quality” movie setting.
Reasons the Nikon Z 7 was selected for the BEST FULL FRAME PROFESSIONAL CAMERA award (summary of TIPA comments)
A High-Res Performer
The high-resolution Nikon mirrorless Z 7 sports FX-format CMOS sensor delivering 45.7 effective megapixels that produces large, stunning image files. It supports ISO range of 64-25600 ISO with expanded ISO of 32 to 102400. The EVF has coverage of approximately 100% with the ability to set numerous shooting parameters while looking through the viewfinder. Video capabilities include 4K UHD as well as Full HD 120p*1 shooting, and support of Active D-Lighting, electronic VR*2, and focus peaking. Timecode*3 support allows for syncing video and sound from multiple devices. Use of NIKKOR Z S-Line lenses allows for quiet and smooth adjustment of exposure during video shooting.
- *1Image area fixed at DX; face detection not enabled in auto-area AF AF-area mode.
- *2Image area will be slightly smaller. Not available in 120p, 100p or slow-motion movie.
- *3Not available when shooting slow-motion movies.
Reasons the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S was selected for the BEST MIRRORLESS WIDE ANGLE ZOOM LENS award (summary of TIPA comments)
An Ultrawide-Normal Zoom
Featuring a design with a nearly flat front lens, the 14-30mm allows for use of filter attachments on the front element thread. Lens construction incorporates 14 elements in all, with four ED elements and Nikon’s Nano Crystal coating to reduce flare and ghosting, plus a stepping motor for smooth and quiet AF, a sought-after feature for both stills and especially video capture. Sealed against dust and moisture, the lens also has a customizable control ring that can be utilized for manual focus*, aperture, and exposure compensation. The lens is lightweight, at 485 g.
- *M/A mode allows you to switch from autofocus to manual simply by rotating the control ring.