Here on Professional Photo we’re very proud to be one of just three UK photographic publications to be a member of TIPA – the Technical Image Press Association, to give this body its full title. Founded in 1991, this organisation is made up of a select group of 30 member publications from 14 separate countries, and every year this collective expertise is put to good use as editors meet up at an international location to engage in lively debate and ultimately decide on the best photo and imaging products that have been launched in a wide variety of categories across the previous twelve months.  Here’s a full round-up of who won what and there are some incredible products being justifiably celebrated here.





TIPA World Awards 2020


  • Best DSLR Advanced Camera: Canon EOS 90D 
  • Best DSLR Expert Camera: Nikon D780
  • Best DSLR Professional Camera: Canon EOS-1DX Mark III
  • Best APS-C Camera Advanced: Nikon Z 50
  • Best APS-C Camera Expert: Sony A6600
  • Best APS-C Camera Professional: Fujifilm X-Pro 3
  • Best Full-Frame Camera Expert: Sigma fp
  • Best Full-Frame Professional Camera: Sony a7R IV
  • Best Full-Frame Photo/Video Camera: Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H
  • Best Medium Format Camera: Fujifilm GFX100


  • Best DSLR Prime Lens: Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD
  • Best DSLR Macro Lens: Venus Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO
  • Best DSLR Wide Angle Zoom Lens: Tokina ATX-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF
  • Best DSLR Professional Lens: AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR
  • Best MFT Lens: Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH
  • Best Mirrorless Prime Standard LensNikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct
  • Best Mirrorless Prime Wide-Angle Lens: Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 RF
  • Best Mirrorless Wide-Angle Zoom Lens: Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art
  • Best Mirrorless Standard Zoom Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art
  • Best Mirrorless Telephoto Zoom Lens: Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Best Professional Portrait Lens: Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM (DS)

Compact Cameras

  • Best Expert Compact Camera: Sony RX100 VII
  • Best Vlogging Camera: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
  • Best Premium Compact Camera: Fujifilm X100V

Accessories/ Services/ Tech & design

  • Best Inkjet Photo Paper: Hahnemuhle Natural Line
  • Best Portable Photo Printer: Fujifilm Instax Mini Link
  • Best Imaging Software: DxO PhotoLab 3
  • Best Imaging Storage Solution: Sandisk Extreme Pro Cfexpress 2.0 Type B memory cards
  • Best Portable Flash: Nissin MG80 Pro
  • Best Professional LED Light: ARRI Orbiter
  • Best Travel Tripod: Manfrotto BeFree GT Xpro
  • Best Tripod Head: Gitzo 3-Way Head
  • Best Professional Photo Monitor: BenQ PhotoVue SW321C
  • Best Professional Video Monitor: LG UltraWide 38WN95C
  • Best Photo Smartphone: Huawei P40 Series
  • Best Mobile Accessory: Godox R1
  • Best Colour Management Solution: X-Rite i1Display Studio / i1Display Pro Plus
  • Best Photo Lab: WhiteWall Masterprint
  • Best Photo Service: CEWE Photobook with leather and linen cover
  • Best Photo Innovation: Sony Real-Time tracking technology

See the TIPA website for more information on the winning kit. 

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