Camera Grand Prix 2015 Winners Unveiled

The winners of the Camera Grand Prix 2015, hosted by the Camera Journal Press Club of Japan (CJPC), received their awards in Tokyo on Monday, 1 June 2015.

The Camera Grand Prix, held since 1984, is a prestigious award whose winners are selected by a judging committee made up of the members of the CJPC, top editorial staff of the member publications, academic experts, technical writers, professional photographers and TIPA (Technical Image Press Association).

The winning products for the Camera GP 2015 include the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (“Camera of the Year” and “Readers’ Award”), the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens (“Lens of the Year”), the Lytro Illum, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1 (“Editors’ Award”).

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CJPC Awards Ceremony – Camera Grand Prix 2015

Madrid, 9 June 2015

The winners of the Camera Grand Prix 2015, hosted by the Camera Journal Press Club of Japan (CJPC), received their awards in Tokyo on Monday, 1 June 2015. Louise Donald, Treasurer of TIPA, attended the awards ceremony.

The Camera Grand Prix, held since 1984, is a prestigious award whose winners are selected by a judging committee made up of the members of the CJPC, top editorial staff of the member publications, academic experts, technical writers, professional photographers and TIPA. The CJPC has a collaborative agreement with TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) whereby they vote on each other’s awards. The Camera Grand Prix is held annually under the sponsorship of the CJPC, which was founded in Japan in 1963.

There were four award categories in the Camera Grand Prix 2015. The “Camera of the Year” and “Lens of the Year” awards were selected by a total of 53 individuals who voted for the best products introduced to the Japanese market between 1 March 2014 and 31 March 2015. The “Readers’ Award” was established in 2008, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Camera Grand Prix and is selected by magazine readers. The “Editors’ Award” winners were selected by CJPC members from among all the cameras and photography-related products and equipment introduced in the Japanese market during the past year.

The winning products for the Camera GP 2015 are:

“Camera of the Year” and “Readers’ Award” Canon EOS 7D Mark II (TIPA Awards 2015 BEST DSLR EXPERT)

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a number of high-level features such as 65-point all-cross-type AF sensors, 10 fps high speed continuous shooting, which are in the EOS-1D X, the Canon’s flagship model. The camera scored highly as it allows users comfortable shooting for both moving and still objects. Additionally, the camera’s flicker-free shooting function, which gives stable exposure under a fluorescent light or mercury lamp, is another innovation. The camera shows the potential of an APS-C sensor-sized DSLR, offering the advantage of an APS-C format with telephoto zoom lenses and continuous shooting functions.

“Lens of the Year” Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM (TIPA Awards 2015 BEST PROFESSIONAL DSLR LENS)

The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM is the world’s widest-angle ultra-wide zoom lens for 35mm full frame. The lens features state-of-the-art optical and coating technologies to help significantly reduce chromatic aberration.

“Editors’ Award”
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (TIPA Awards 2015 BEST CSC EXPERT)
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1
LYTRO ILLUM (TIPA Awards 2015 BEST IMAGING INNOVATION)