16 April 2012:
Panasonic awarded prestigious industry accolades for its digital imaging technology with two Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards
Panasonic today announced that it has been awarded two prestigious 2012 TIPA awards, widely recognised as one of the most coveted photo and imaging awards worldwide. Panasonic’s LUMIX DMC-GX1 was awarded the ‘Best Advanced Compact System Camera’, and the LUMIX G X Vario PZ 14-42mm won ‘Best Compact System Camera Expert Lens’.
Laurent Abadie, Chairman and CEO, Panasonic Europe said, “We are honoured to again be recognised by the respected international journalists that judge the TIPA awards. We go to great lengths to ensure our digital imaging products deliver the best possible photographic experiences – our LUMIX products are elegantly designed, intuitive to use and exploit cutting-edge technology. It is great to see our efforts rewarded with such industry accolades.”
Panasonic’s LUMIX GX1, part of its range of LUMIX G Micro System Digital Cameras, was named ‘Best Advanced Compact System Camera’. This award comes hot on the heels of Panasonic’s LUMIX GH2 winning the Best Compact System Camera Expert category last year.
A TIPA jury spokesperson commented: “TIPA members were impressed with the build of the GX1, plus its Light Speed AF and Precise Contrast AF systems and 4.2 frames per second (fps) shooting capability. Other features of note include Full HD video, Touch AF, a wide range of creative controls and a brilliant 1,444,000 dot (optional) Live View Finder.”
LUMIX G X Vario PZ 14-42mm
Panasonic’s cutting-edge interchangeable lens for LUMIX G Micro System, the LUMIX G X Vario PZ 14-42mm, won the ‘Best Compact System Camera Expert Lens’ category.
A TIPA jury spokesperson commented: “Constructed with nine elements in eight groups, with four aspherical and two ED lenses, the Micro-4/3rds mount Lumix G 14-42mm lens is a power zoom, making it ideal for both still and especially video recording. An enhanced built-in Power O.I.S. optical image stabilisation feature aids in quality recording, and Nano Surface Coating technology results in a dramatic reduction of ghosting and flare.”