Video awards for Canon & Sony

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) has given Canon a handful of awards, including one for “best video DSLR” for its EOS-1D C camera. Sony too, was credited, with “Best Videocamera”, for the NEX-VG900″

The TIPA panel comprises 28 editors from photography and imaging magazines around the world, meeting annually to discuss their favourite products. The judges take into account factors such as innovation, design and overall product quality in handing out their gongs.

According to Canon, the EOS-1D C, its first “hybrid” DSLR, has an 18 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor that can capture 4K (4096×2160) or HD video as well as 18 megapixel stills in JPEG and/or RAW format. 4K video recording can be at 24p or 25p, with HD recording at frame rates up to 60p onto compact flash cards. All Canon’s EF-mount lenses can be attached.

Sony’s NEX-VG900 uses a full-frame, 24 megapixel CMOS sensor, recording Full HD 50p, 50i, 25p and 24p with uncompressed video via HDMI out. Accepting both Sony E-mount and A-mount lenses (the latter via an adapter) the VG900 has an OLED electronic viewfinder.

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