These Are 2018’s Top Photography Gear According to TIPA World Awards

Did any of your favorite photography gear make it to this year’s TIPA-awarded list?

Whether you’re still wondering about your next DSLR, first mirrorless pick, or an extra lens to play with, there’s always one last question worth ticking on your checklist. Do the experts think it’s the best choice? To help you come to a decision, the folks of the Technical Image Press Association have recently announced their selection of the best photography gear, accessories, and imaging tools for 2018.

This year’s picks for the TIPA World Awards include some of the excellent products we’ve had the chance to either share some first impressions of or take for a spin and review. For DSLRs, there’s the Nikon D7500 and Nikon D850; and for mirrorless cameras, we’ve had the Sony A7 III (with initial and extended first impressions). Sigma lenses we liked that made it to the list are the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art and SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art. Other TIPA-awarded items on our roster include the large sensor superzoom Sony RX10 IV, DJI Mavic Air, and Fujifilm Instax SQUARE SQ10.

In case you’re interested, the TIPA World Awards 2018 Ceremony is also set for Photokina on September 26th in Cologne, Germany.

Here’s the the full list of winners for the TIPA World Awards 2018:

  • BEST DSLR ENTHUSIAST: Canon EOS 200D
  • BEST APS-C DSLR EXPERT: Nikon D7500
  • BEST FULL-FRAME DSLR EXPERT: Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • BEST DSLR PROFESSIONAL: Nikon D850
  • BEST DSLR WIDE ANGLE ZOOM LENS: SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art
  • BEST DSLR STANDARD ZOOM LENS: SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art
  • BEST DSLR TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS: Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034)
  • BEST DSLR SUPERZOOM LENS: Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028)
  • BEST DSLR PRIME LENS: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
  • BEST PROFESSIONAL LENS: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4FL ED VR
  • BEST MIRRORLESS CSC ENTHUSIAST: Canon EOS M50
  • BEST MIRRORLESS CSC EXPERT: Panasonic LUMIX DC-G9
  • BEST MIRRORLESS CSC EXPERT FULL FRAME: Sony α7 III
  • BEST MIRRORLESS CSC PROFESSIONAL HIGH RES: Sony α7R III
  • BEST MIRRORLESS CSC PROFESSIONAL HIGH SPEED: Sony α9
  • BEST CSC STANDARD ZOOM LENS: Sony FE 24–105 mm F4 G OSS
  • BEST CSC TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS: Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS
  • BEST CSC PRIME LENS: Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE
  • BEST EXPERT COMPACT CAMERA: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS200/TZ200/TZ220
  • BEST SUPERZOOM CAMERA: Sony RX10 IV
  • BEST PROFESSIONAL COMPACT CAMERA: Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III
  • BEST RUGGED CAMERA: Nikon COOLPIX W300
  • BEST PROFESSIONAL PHOTO/VIDEO CAMERA: Panasonic LUMIX DC-GH5S
  • BEST PHOTO PRINTER: Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000
  • BEST INKJET PHOTO PAPER: Hahnemühle Photo Gloss Baryta 320
  • BEST IMAGING SOFTWARE: DxO PhotoLab
  • BEST CAMERA ACCESSORY: Manfrotto Camera Cage
  • BEST IMAGING STORAGE SOLUTION: WD G-DRIVE mobile SSD R-Series
  • BEST PROFESSIONAL FLASH SYSTEM: Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL
  • BEST PORTABLE FLASH: Nissin MG10
  • BEST TRIPOD: Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263CGHT
  • BEST TRIPOD HEAD: Manfrotto 494 Center Ball Head
  • BEST PHOTO MONITOR: LG 34WK95U-W 34″ 5K UltraWide® Nano IPS LED Monitor
  • BEST PHOTO SMARTPHONE: Huawei P20 Pro
  • BEST CAMERA DRONE: DJI Mavic Air
  • BEST 360° CAMERA: Samsung 360 Round
  • BEST PHOTO PRINT SERVICE: CEWE PHOTOBOOK Cover with Enhancement
  • BEST PHOTO BAG: Vanguard Alta Fly 55T
  • BEST PHOTO INNOVATION: Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI
  • BEST DESIGN: Fujifilm Instax SQUARE SQ10 System