Fondata nel 1991, il TIPA (Technical Imaging Press Association) è un’associazione NO profit composta da 28 tra le più importanti testate giornalistiche, inerenti la fotografia, di tutto il mondo.
Dal 1991 i soci TIPA si riuniscono almeno una volta all’anno nell’assemblea generale per discutere progetti, condividere opinioni e commentare le innovazioni e le tendenze dell’industria fotografica.
Durante questi giorni d’incontri, i rappresentanti delle riviste TIPA votano anche i migliori prodotti fotografici e imaging dell’anno. Nei giorni scorsi il TIPA ha scelto la migliore attrezzatura fotografica del 2020 suddivisa in 40 prodotti differenti. Su alcuni di questi abbiamo dei dubbi ma su molti altri siamo pienamente daccordo. Vediamone assieme alcuni con anche la motivazione in inglese dei giudici:
Miglior fotocamera DSLR per amatori: Canon EOS 90D
The Canon EOS 90D is a fast, versatile and impressive camera that has strong appeal to the DSLR user who wants to have the latest in-camera technology. With a high-resolution APS-C 32.5MP sensor, Dual Pixel AF, 10 fps burst shooting, and 4K/30p video capture, it’s the perfect companion for the travel, family, sport or landscape enthusiast. The camera also has excellent in-camera Raw processing, very good battery life, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Miglior fotocamera DSLR per esperti: Nikon D780
Nikon has created an instant classic with the D780.The camera shares the legendary D750’s DNA plus incorporates many of the latest technologies found in Nikon’s Z mirrorless camera series. In terms of speed, image processing, video capability and autofocus performance, the results check every box on the photographer’s wish list, including Dual USH-II card slots and two readout modes, one dedicated to an expanded dynamic range and the other to higher gain for improved low-light performance.
Miglior fotocamera DSLR per professionisti: Canon EOS 1DX Mark III
The flagship EOS-1DX Mark III is the highest performing DSLR ever created by Canon. It brings new breakthroughs in focusing along with extensive and professional level video capability. The sensor and imaging systems are new, allowing for numerous benefits including fast shutter speed, high burst rates and quality recording in low-light. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS are on board, plus there’s an optional wireless transmitter for even faster transmission speeds.
Miglior fotocamera APS-C per amatori: Nikon Z50
The Nikon Z 50 mirrorless, Z-mount camera is ideal for family, travel and creative photography/videography. Ease of use and compact size are coupled with extensive creative controls that include easy switchover between still and video, easy connectivity, and numerous Creative Picture Control effects. Its large tilting LCD offers a bright view even in challenging light, with sensible and accessible dials and menu structures, an impressive 11 fps rate (continuous AF) and wide ISO range.
Miglior fotocamera APS-C per esperti: Sony a6600
The Sony α6600 is ideal for photographers who desire a compact “walk-around” with exciting versatility and creative features for both still and video work. New and impressive technology from Sony includes Real-Time Tracking AF, which seamlessly transitions from subject tracking to face detection and even to eye detection. The camera can shoot at up to 11 frames per second and comes with a large “Z-type” battery that gives the best battery life in this class. Also perfect for content creators with 4K recording and IBIS system stabilization.
Miglior fotocamera APS-C per professionisti: Fujifilm X-PRO3
FUJIFILM pioneered the “hybrid” viewfinder approach (optical/electronic), which is continued in the X-Pro3. Its rear LCD can be flipped downwards for waist-level TLR-type viewing or to display camera settings and/or the Film Simulation mode in use. The camera offers a wide variety of creative settings for exposure, focusing and image quality and effects. Its 26MP APS-C sensor has a standard ISO range of 160-12,800 (expandable) and can record 4K video up to 30p.
Miglior fotocamera fullframe per esperti: Sigma FP
The SIGMA fp is the world’s smallest and lightest “pocketable” mirrorless full-frame cameras, one that offers ease-of-use and the ability to easily switch between still and video shooting modes. Its flexibility extends to easy adaptability to numerous accessories for both still and video use and on-board customization controls that allow for nuanced personalization of every subject and scene. Cinema camera user interfaces allow the user to move recordings straight to video production settings.
Miglior fotocamera fullframe per professionisti: Sony a7R IV
The Sony α7R IV has a 61.2MP CMOS full frame sensor that rivals medium format camera output in a more compact form factor, plus the camera’s 4 or 16 shot high-resolution pixel-shift modes can yield an amazing 240MP file size. Super-high res does not come at the cost of still of video image capabilities that include 10 fps burst rates and 4K video at full sensor width, plus incorporates Sony’s Real-Time AF Tracking system and dual slots for high-speed UHS-II cards.
Miglior fotocamera fullframe per foto e video: Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H
The LUMIX S1H stands out as a clear choice for those who want a camera with pro-level video capabilities with strong appeal to emerging cinematographers and production teams. Video capture options include 6K/24p, 5.9K/30p and 10-bit 4K/60p plus an impressive 14+ stops of dynamic range in V-Log and no recording time limit in any of its video modes. In-body stabilization, an anamorphic shooting mode, dual SD card slots and high-quality 24MP still recording add to the camera’s impressive features.
Miglior fotocamera a medio formato: Fujifilm GFX 100
The 102MP GFX100 may well become the camera of choice for location and wedding pros who want to work “off-tripod” to capture dazzling images for wall and display prints for their clientele. The versatility of the camera is expanded via a “twin grip” design, in-body 5-axis image stabilization, and continuous shooting at up to 5 fps. The high degree of image customization is easily controlled through a well-thought out menu setup, plus incorporation of twin batteries for more shooting endurance.
Miglior fotocamera compatta: Fujifilm X100V
The X100V can be described as a “second camera for pros” and a “walk-around camera” for enthusiasts. Compact size and with a host of features, the camera uses the same sensor and processor of the company’s X-Pro3, with a redesigned “pancake” fixed 23mm (35mm equivalent) f/2 lens that is compatible with conversion lenses. It continues in the Fujifilm “hybrid” optical/electronic viewing scheme, plus offers Fujifilm’s Film Simulation modes. 4K video features are also legion, plus battery life can stretch to 420 exposures when using the optical finder.
Miglior treppiede da viaggio: Manfrotto Befree GT XPRO
Working with the 3.9 lb.GT XPRO, a flexible, rock-steady, and lightweight tripod, makes creative field work a joy. It’s designed to allow the photographer to quickly and easily adapt to any subject and scene, whether it’s a low angle macro or distant landscape. Legs can be splayed to a minimum height of 3.5 inches for low-angle or macro work. The centre column can be pulled out and slid back in on its side to shoot right over the subject.
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