Nikon receives honours from the TIPA Awards 2017


TIPA-awards-logoJohannesburg, 02 May 2017 – Nikon in South Africa is pleased to announce that the following products are proud recipients of the prestigious TIPA Awards 2017, sponsored by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA).

The Nikon D5600 and the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E are awarded Best DSLR Entry Level award and Best Professional Lens award from the prestigious imaging awards.

The TIPA Awards 2017 cover photographic and imaging products released between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 across a number of categories, and are voted for by editors of prestigious camera and imaging magazines from around the world.



Summary of TIPA comments on the Nikon D5600 for the Best DSLR Entry Level award:

The 24.2-effective-MP Nikon DX-format D5600 features Nikon’s SnapBridge, which can be used for remote shooting and to automatically transfer images from the camera to a compatible smart device using Bluetooth®. Video can also be transferred via the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.

The camera offers a 5-fps continuous mode and a 39-point AF system, as well as an ISO range of 100-25600. A vari-angle 8.1-cm/3.2-inch 1037-K dot touch-screen LCD allows for point-of-view creativity while using the camera’s numerous special effects modes, as well as standard exposure modes and patterns. The camera also offers Full HD video at 60p as well as Nikon’s NEF (RAW) format for still image capture.

Summary of TIPA comments on the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED for the Best Professional Lens award:

PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED

PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED

Pros shooting architecture and in tight indoor spaces will appreciate the quality and features of this tilt-shift, full-frame perspective control lens. It incorporates three ED glass, and two aspherical lens elements and has Nano Crystal and Super Integrated coatings. It tilts +/-7.5 degrees and shifts +/-12 mm with rotation up to 90 degrees.

The lens offers maximum perspective control, which allows users to freely set the way shift and tilt relate to one another from parallel to perpendicular. Further, the shift mechanism can eliminate the need for lock operation. The lens has a water-, dust-, dirt- and grease-repellent fluorine coating on the front and rear elements, an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism and a minimum aperture of f/32.

Nikon 100 Year Anniversary

Since the company was established in 1917, Nikon has cultivated its status as a pioneer of optical technologies in Japan and nikon100-logooverseas. Guided by our corporate philosophy of “Trustworthiness and Creativity,” we provide a wide range of technologies, products and services globally by harnessing our advanced technologies, the core of which encompasses opto-electronics and precision technologies. We are proud to celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2017.

About Nikon
Nikon, At the Heart of the Image. Nikon is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognised for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon in South Africa distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras; Nikon sports optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lens system. For more information, visit
Christine Tonking
Marketing Manager for Nikon in South Africa