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Nikon: the three prizes in two categories at the TIPA World Award

Nikon triumphs at the TIPA World Award 2023 with three awards in the Vlogger Camera category with the Nikon Z 30 and in the lens category with the NIKKOR z 600mm and NIKKOR Z 85mm

Nikon triumphs at the TIPA World Awards again this year with three new products. The first product Taking home the gold was the Nikon Z 30, which was crowned in the Best APS-C Vlogger Camera category. In the goal categories, the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S won Best Supertelephoto Prime Lens, while NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S was crowned Best Portrait Lens. The three awards demonstrate Nikon’s ongoing commitment to producing innovative equipment that enables photographers to push boundaries creatively and with the most advanced imaging technology.

The TIPA judging panel commended Nikon for quickly reacting to the growing interest in vlogging and live streaming by introducing the Z 30, which perfectly represents the next step for creators using compact cameras and smartphones. At the same time, the jury was particularly impressed by the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S, described as “the dream lens for nature photographers”. The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S, on the other hand, was successful due to its extraordinary features, such as the fast maximum aperture, the beautiful bokeh effect and the precise autofocus.

Nikon: three TIPA World Award winners

As for the Nikon Z 30, TIPA editors noted Nikon’s speed of response to ever-increasing vlogging and live streaming activities of content creators by introducing a solution that offers more creativity, more recording options and is a step up from compact cameras and smartphones. The Nikon Z 30 offers 4K video at 30p, slow motion options for 1080 video at up to 120 fps, a 3-inch vari-angle monitor and a stereo microphone built into the top plate. Dedicated accessories specifically for vloggers and content creators, available separately or in kit with the Z 30, simplify use in all shooting conditions. These accessories include a SmallRig windshield and a Nikon Bluetooth remote control unit magnetically attached to the SmallRig Tripod Grip. The Nikon Z 30 can be purchased as a body only or as a kit with a variety of DX-format NIKKOR Z lenses, and is also compatible with full-frame Z lenses.

Nikon at the NIKKOR and TIPA World Awards

Il NIKKOR Z 600 it has been called a fantastic lens for wildlife photography, which includes a built-in 1.4X teleconverter that transforms the lens into an 840mm f/5.6 lens. Working outdoors often means facing challenging weather and light conditions; therefore, the newly developed “Meso Amorphous coating” offers the best anti-reflection performance of a Nikon lens, while ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coat reduce ghosting, flare and flare. AF has been significantly boosted by the ‘Silky Swift Voice Coil Motor’ which uses magnets to move the focus groups, benefiting both video and stills. VR stabilization with a lens like this is key, and here it reaches up to 5.5 stops with compatible camera bodies. Atop a tripod, the structure and design allow for a balance that makes composing subject tracking and panning smoother and more responsive.

While the NIKKOR Z 85 mm is a lens designed for portrait photographers who will fully appreciate this classic focal length lens thanks to its ultra-fast maximum aperture, beautiful bokeh effect and solid construction, making it the perfect choice for capturing stunning fashion, wedding, interior and portrait images. When shooting wide open, stunning backgrounds can be shot, and light sources at f/2 are rendered as soft, “dreamy” spheres. The superior optics, handling and build quality of Nikon’s S-Line family are available for image and video capture, thanks in part to the dual STM motors. Auto-priority manual focus allows for easy switching to manual focus during AF operations, while the programmable control ring allows for easy customization of operation to suit each photographer’s personal style for every mood and scene.