Pentax K-3 Wins EISA 2014-2015 Award
Best Advanced DSLR Camera
By PF Staff in Photo Industry News on Aug 14, 2014
The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA, www.eisa.eu) has just published a list of its prestigious 2014-2015 product awards. The EISA photography awards, which are similar to the well-known TIPA awards, are issued annually for some of the most successful camera-related products released each year. The winning products are chosen by a panel of "Experts" on each product category. Currently, 50 special-interest magazines from 20 European countries are EISA members.
Pentax, Canon, and Nikon each received one EISA award for one of their DSLR cameras this year: the Pentax K-3 was named best advanced DSLR, while the Canon 1200D/Rebel T5 and Nikon D4s took the entry-level and professional DSLR awards, respectively.
This marks the first Pentax EISA award since the 645D's "Best Professional Camera" award in 2011-2012, and the K10D's "Best Camera" award in 2007-2008. Combined with its recent TIPA award and user feedback, the Pentax K-3 has received universal acclaim as one of Pentax's best DSLR cameras. Learn more about the K-3 in our in-depth review.
Non-DSLR categories dominated the remainder of this year's EISA photography awards, with winners being assigned as follows:
|Advanced Compact System Camera||Fuji X-T1|
|Advanced Compact Camera||Panasonic Lumix FZ1000|
|Compact Camera||Sony RX100 III|
|Compact System Camera||Olympus E-M10|
|Compact System Lens||Fujinon 56mm F1.2|
|Compact System Zoom||Olympus 12-40mm F2.8|
|Connected Camera||Samsung NX30|
|DSLR Lens||Sigma 50mm F1.4 "Art"|
|DSLR Telephoto Zoom Lens||Tamron 150-600mm F5-6.3|
|DSLR Zoom Lens||Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3|
|Photo Accessory||Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4|
|Professional Compact System Camera||Sony A7r|
|Smartphone Camera||Samsung Galaxy K Zoom|
|Travel Compact Camera||Panasonic Lumix TZ60|
These results largely mirror this year's TIPA awards.