Category: DIWA

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

DIWA Gold Award for Olympus E-PL1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | DIWA

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 compact system camera has won a DIWA Gold Award. The E-PL1 managed to convince the DIWA jury with the way it combines “system cameras’ flexibility and professional image quality with a super-compact camera body”.  DIWA Awards are based on test results carried out in the DIWA Labs, and evaluations on more than 200 different criteria carried out by DIWA members.

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 compact system camera has won a DIWA Gold Award. The E-PL1 managed to convince the DIWA jury with the way it combines “system cameras’ flexibility and professional image quality with a super-compact camera body”. DIWA Awards are based on test results carried out in the DIWA…

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

DIWA Welcomes New Members

Zoltan Arva-Toth | DIWA

The Digital Imaging Websites Associtation (DIWA) has two new members. These include Norwegian website Akam.no and Portuguese portal Fotodigital-online.com, which is an online extension of an established printed magazine. Akam.no was formed through a merger between Digitalkamera.no and Videokamera.no, and is today the largest digital imaging website in Norway. Fotodigital started out as a monthly print magazine in 2008, and moved online in 2008.

The Digital Imaging Websites Associtation (DIWA) has two new members. These include Norwegian website Akam.no and Portuguese portal Fotodigital-online.com, which is an online extension of an established printed magazine. Akam.no was formed through a merger between Digitalkamera.no and Videokamera.no, and is today the largest digital imaging website in Norway. Fotodigital…

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Panasonic Wins Three DIWA Gold Awards

Zoltan Arva-Toth | DIWA

The Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA) has honoured the Panasonic DMC-G2, DMC-FX66 (pictured), and DMC-TZ10 with a DIWA Gold Award. The G2 won in the Advanced Digital System Camera category, the second finished first among Digital Amateur Mini Cameras, whilst the third was found to be the best among Digital Advanced Megazoom Cameras. Kai Thon, test manager of DIWA Labs comments: ”Not long ago, Panasonic were an outsider to the established camera industry. In many respects, they are now leading the way. All the three awarded cameras have vital common factors, such as innovative thinking, supreme engineering and craftsmanship, and user-friendly design. Most importantly, however, is that all cameras deliver the highest image quality of their class.”

The Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA) has honoured the Panasonic DMC-G2, DMC-FX66 (pictured), and DMC-TZ10 with a DIWA Gold Award. The G2 won in the Advanced Digital System Camera category, the second finished first among Digital Amateur Mini Cameras, whilst the third was found to be the best among Digital…

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Panasonic GF1 Receives DIWA Gold Award

Zoltan Arva-Toth | DIWA

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 camera has won a DIWA Gold Award. Kai Thon, test manager of DIWA Labs, concludes: “Our test results show that Panasonic has equipped the Venus Engine processor in the GF1 with exceptionally clever algorithms, delivering outstanding performance in virtually all respects. Combined with the qualities of the high speed and compact size G Lumix 20 mm f/1.7 lens, the Panasonic DMC-GF1 masters most shooting conditions with excellence”. DIWA Awards are based on test results carried out in the DIWA Labs, and evaluations on more than 200 different criteria carried out by DIWA members.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 camera has won a DIWA Gold Award. Kai Thon, test manager of DIWA Labs, concludes: “Our test results show that Panasonic has equipped the Venus Engine processor in the GF1 with exceptionally clever algorithms, delivering outstanding performance in virtually all respects. Combined with the qualities of…

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

DIWA Gold Award for Nikon D5000

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , DIWA

The Nikon D5000 digital SLR camera has won a DIWA Gold Award. The Nikon D5000 managed to convince the DIWA jury simply by its superior image quality, innovative functionality and user-friendliness. DIWA Awards are based on test results carried out in the DIWA Labs, and evaluations on more than 200 different criteria carried out by DIWA members.

The Nikon D5000 digital SLR camera has won a DIWA Gold Award. The Nikon D5000 managed to convince the DIWA jury simply by its superior image quality, innovative functionality and user-friendliness. DIWA Awards are based on test results carried out in the DIWA Labs, and evaluations on more than 20…

Friday, December 12, 2008

DIWA Gold for Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G1

Mark Goldstein | DIWA

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association) has honoured the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G1 with a prestigious Gold Award. Kai Thon, test manager of DIWA Labs, commented: “Our unbiased, computer generated lab measurements reveal that the G1 delivers premium overall image quality, and the LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. Standard zoom lens outperforms any of its rivals. The G1 may look simple, but it acts and performs on par with most comparable D-SLR’s.”

DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association) has honoured the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G1 with a prestigious Gold Award. Kai Thon, test manager of DIWA Labs, commented: “Our unbiased, computer generated lab measurements reveal that the G1 delivers premium overall image quality, and the LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA…

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX3 Wins DIWA Gold

Mark Goldstein | DIWA

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX3 compact camera has received a DIWA Gold award. According to Kai Thon, test manager of DIWA Labs, “The LX3 is by far the most powerful compact camera available, even when compared to much larger cameras. Despite its record-breaking 24mm wide angle zoom and f/2.0-2.8 lens speed, lens performance is outstanding.” The Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA) is a fast growing group of independent Web-based specialist publications dedicated to digital imaging.

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX3 compact camera has received a DIWA Gold award. According to Kai Thon, test manager of DIWA Labs, “The LX3 is by far the most powerful compact camera available, even when compared to much larger cameras. Despite its record-breaking 24mm wide angle zoom and f/2.0-2.8 lens speed…

Monday, November 24, 2008

DIWA Gold for Canon EOS 40D and 450D

Mark Goldstein | DIWA

Canon EOS 450DCanon’s EOS 40D and 450D DSLR cameras have both won the coveted DIWA Gold award. “In many parts of the world, the Canon EOS 40D and EOS 450D are top sellers in their respective categories, and our unbiased DIWA Labs tests and DIWA expert opinions tell us why. Reputed Canon quality and excellent value for money are the key reasons behind the Canon EOS success story” commented Kai Thon, Test Manager of DIWA Labs.

Canon’s EOS 40D and 450D DSLR cameras have both won the coveted DIWA Gold award. “In many parts of the world, the Canon EOS 40D and EOS 450D are top sellers in their respective categories, and our unbiased DIWA Labs tests and DIWA expert opinions tell us why. Reputed Canon…

Fujifilm S100fs Wins DIWA Gold Award

Mark Goldstein | DIWA

Fujifilm S100fsThe Fujifilm S100fs super-zoom compact camera has won DIWA Gold. “Choosing the Fujifilm FinePix S100FS with the powerful high-performance 14.3x Fujinon zoom lens covers virtually any photographic task; all in one lens. Although the camera’s image quality may not quite match a comparable D-SLR in all respects, many versatile features and a comfortable D-SLR-like design make the Fujifilm FinePix S100FS into a very sensible and budget friendly alternative.” concluded Kai Thon, test manager of DIWA Labs.

The Fujifilm S100fs super-zoom compact camera has won DIWA Gold. “Choosing the Fujifilm FinePix S100FS with the powerful high-performance 14.3x Fujinon zoom lens covers virtually any photographic task; all in one lens. Although the camera’s image quality may not quite match a comparable D-SLR in all respects, many versatile features…

Monday, October 13, 2008

DIWA Gold for Nikon D300 and Nikon D60

Mark Goldstein | DIWA

Nikon D300 DIWA GoldDIWA has today announced two prestigious DIWA Gold Awards for the Nikon D300 and D60 DSLR cameras. Test Manager of DIWA Labs, Kai Thon, commented: “For many years, Nikon have been an industry leader in technological developments, but in recent months they have displayed elevations larger than ever, most of them included in models like the D60 and the D300. Computer-based analytic test results from our sophisticated DIWA Labs and expert reviews from DIWA member websites unanimously conclude that both models are highly competitive in either market segment”. The Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA) is a fast growing group of independent Web-based specialist publications dedicated to digital imaging.

DIWA has today announced two prestigious DIWA Gold Awards for the Nikon D300 and D60 DSLR cameras. Test Manager of DIWA Labs, Kai Thon, commented: “For many years, Nikon have been an industry leader in technological developments, but in recent months they have displayed elevations larger than ever, most of…

Monday, June 2, 2008

DIWA Innovation Award for Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

Mark Goldstein | DIWA

DIWA Innovation Award - Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association) has given a DIWA Innovation Award to the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 camera. The EX-F1 is capable of ultra-high speed shooting of 60 frames per second for 6 megapixel still images. Kai Thon, DIWA’s test manager, says: “Casio initiated the digital amateur photo age about a decade ago with its legendary QV-10. Since then, digital cameras have gradually become faster, even amateur models are nowadays capable of shooting several frames per second. With the EX-F1, Casio more than tenfold the top speed of the currently fastest competitor. That’s truly innovative!”

DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association) has given a DIWA Innovation Award to the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 camera. The EX-F1 is capable of ultra-high speed shooting of 60 frames per second for 6 megapixel still images. Kai Thon, DIWA’s test manager, says: “Casio initiated the digital amateur photo age about…

Friday, April 4, 2008

DIWA Gold Award for Olympus E-3

Mark Goldstein | DIWA

DIWA Gold Award for Olympus E-3The Olympus E-3 DSLR camera has won a coveted DIWA Gold Award. Kai Thon, DIWA’s test manager commented: “The long overdue E-3 was well worth the wait. Olympus enthusiasts can finally make use of their highly admired Zuiko Digital lenses on a top specified body with professional capabilities. The E-3 and its compact E-System handles and performs like a pro, making it an exciting alternative for photographers who wish to travel light.” The Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA) is a fast growing group of independent Web-based specialist publications dedicated to digital imaging.

The Olympus E-3 DSLR camera has won a coveted DIWA Gold Award. Kai Thon, DIWA’s test manager commented: “The long overdue E-3 was well worth the wait. Olympus enthusiasts can finally make use of their highly admired Zuiko Digital lenses on a top specified body with professional capabilities. The E-…

Monday, December 3, 2007

DIWA Labs Offers Advanced Camera Testing

Mark Goldstein | DIWA

DIWA LabsDIWA today proudly announces the establishment of DIWA Labs, one of the most sophisticated camera testing facilities in the world. This is a fully equipped testing studio with controlled lighting, advanced test targets, experienced testers and the world’s most sophisticated software for unbiased analysis of image quality, DxO Analyzer v. 3.1. The software provides roughly 1 million measurements for each camera, carefully coordinated and summarised by complex mathematical calculations to deliver useful and comparable data of about 20 image quality issues. The lab serves the international DIWA Awards organisation and its extensive lab results are now available on a new website. As a long-standing member of DIWA, PhotographyBLOG will be taking full advantage of what DIWA Labs has to offer.

DIWA today proudly announces the establishment of DIWA Labs, one of the most sophisticated camera testing facilities in the world. This is a fully equipped testing studio with controlled lighting, advanced test targets, experienced testers and the world’s most sophisticated software for unbiased analysis of image quality, DxO Analyzer v…

Thursday, June 21, 2007

DIWA Platinum Awards 2006

Mark Goldstein | DIWA

DIWA Platinum Awards 2006DIWA has unveiled the winners of the annual DIWA Platinum Awards for 2006. The Nikon D200 won “Best Digital System Camera”, Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ7 “Best Advanced Digital Camera” and Fujifilm FinePix F30 “Best Digital Amateur Camera”. DIWA product test awards are exclusively decided through the analysis of multiple test scores from different DIWA testers, testing different samples of the same product.

DIWA has unveiled the winners of the annual DIWA Platinum Awards for 2006. The Nikon D200 won “Best Digital System Camera”, Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ7 “Best Advanced Digital Camera” and Fujifilm FinePix F30 “Best Digital Amateur Camera”. DIWA product test awards are exclusively decided through the analysis of multiple test scores…

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Nikon D40 Wins DIWA Gold

Mark Goldstein | DIWA

Nikon D40DIWA, a world-wide organisation of collaborating websites, today announces a DIWA Gold Award to the Nikon D40 digital single-lens-reflex (DSLR) camera for its high overall performance at a very competitive price. Kai Thon, DIWA’s test manager says: “The DSLR camera market is booming and new models are introduced at rapid pace. DIWA members are pleased to confirm that the Nikon D40 is far more than just another DSLR. Built on Nikon’s long experience and indisputable reputation for quality, filled with the most important goodies from more advanced Nikon models, with priority on performance rather than marketing tricks and gimmicks, the D40 is currently as close to the perfect DSLR you can get for a reasonable sum of money”.

DIWA, a world-wide organisation of collaborating websites, today announces a DIWA Gold Award to the Nikon D40 digital single-lens-reflex (DSLR) camera for its high overall performance at a very competitive price. Kai Thon, DIWA’s test manager says: “The DSLR camera market is booming and new models are introduced at rapid…

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

DIWA Gold for Sony Alpha 100

Mark Goldstein | DIWA

Sony Alpha 100DIWA Press Release

Last summer, Sony launched their first digital SLR camera; the 10.2 Megapixel DSLR-A100. Numerous DIWA web sites have tested and evaluated the camera’s improved Super SteadyShot CCD shift image stabiliser, automatic sensor dust removal, D-Range Optimizer, Zone Matching metering and many other fine features. The Alpha 100 also delivers high image quality, a user-friendly design, and excellent value for money.

Amsterdam, January 9th, 2007 : DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association), a world-wide organisation of collaborating websites, today announces a DIWA Gold Award to the Sony Alpha 100 for high overall performance at a most competitive price.

DIWA Press Release Last summer, Sony launched their first digital SLR camera; the 10.2 Megapixel DSLR-A100. Numerous DIWA web sites have tested and evaluated the camera’s improved Super SteadyShot CCD shift image stabiliser, automatic sensor dust removal, D-Range Optimizer, Zone Matching metering and many other fine features. The Alpha 10…

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Ricoh GR Digital Wins DIWA Gold

Mark Goldstein | DIWA

Ricoh GR DigitalDIWA Press Release

The first DIWA Gold Award to Ricoh for their GR Digital camera

A decade ago, Ricoh launched their classic GR1 camera for 35 mm film, a durable and robust camera that offered a professional performance and a high-quality 28 mm lens. The Ricoh GR Digital is a modern, digital version of the GR1 with many high-tech modifications, yet based on the same unique philosophy. This puts the GR Digital in a class of its own, a perfect photographic companion for the photographic connoisseur.

Amsterdam, December 20, 2006: DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association), a world-wide organisation of collaborating websites, today has the pleasure of announcing a DIWA Gold Award to the remarkable Ricoh GR Digital semi-pro compact camera.

DIWA Press Release The first DIWA Gold Award to Ricoh for their GR Digital camera A decade ago, Ricoh launched their classic GR1 camera for 35 mm film, a durable and robust camera that offered a professional performance and a high-quality 28 mm lens. The Ricoh GR Digital is a…

Friday, December 1, 2006

Three DIWA Gold Awards for Canon

Mark Goldstein | DIWA

Three DIWA Gold Awards for CanonDIWA Press Release

Canon cameras come in all shapes, sizes and price levels, from easy-to-use amateur models to professional D-SLRs. Three of the most popular models have recently passed the merciless DIWA testing procedure with excellent results. The semi-professional EOS 30D, the high-zoom PowerShot S3 IS and the stylish and compact Digital IXUS 800 IS all ranked high in their respective classes, and proved well within the demands of a DIWA Gold Award.

Amsterdam, December 2006, 15:00 CET : DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association), a world-wide organisation of collaborating websites, today has the pleasure of announcing DIWA Gold Awards to three high quality Canon models; the EOS 30D, the PowerShot S3 IS and the Digital IXUS 800 IS. The Canon EOS 30D is based on the DIWA Gold winning predecessor, the EOS 20D. At first glance, their appearance may seem identical, apart from the larger 2.5-inch LCD screen. Inside the ergonomic and solid body, however, a number of advanced improvements have been made, such as the implementation of Canon’s revolutionary “Picture Styles” image processing parameters. Spot metering and other useful features are also among the improvements.

 

DIWA Press Release Canon cameras come in all shapes, sizes and price levels, from easy-to-use amateur models to professional D-SLRs. Three of the most popular models have recently passed the merciless DIWA testing procedure with excellent results. The semi-professional EOS 30D, the high-zoom PowerShot S3 IS and the stylish and…

Friday, November 24, 2006

Fujifilm FinePix F30 Wins DIWA Gold Award

Mark Goldstein | DIWA

Fujifilm FinePix F30DIWA Press Release

Photography is all about light and the Fujifilm FinePix F30 masters any lighting conditions with brilliance. Its low-noise images at high ISO speeds, incredible flash range and fast, precise auto focus even in dim light distinguish the F30 from the crowd. The ultra-compact and robust metal body in a versatile and user friendly design, high performance lens and powerful rechargeable battery make the F30 a worthy winner of a DIWA Gold Award.

Amsterdam, 24 November 2006, 15:00 CET : DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association), a world-wide organisation of collaborating websites within digital imaging, today announces a DIWA Gold Award to the palm-sized 6.3 Megapixel Fujifilm FinePix F30 digital camera. The FinePix F30 outperforms any competitor in low light situations thanks to its amazing 1/1.7” Fujifilm Super CCD HR VI image sensor with 6.3 Megapixel resolution. Its light sensitivity up to an incredible ISO 3200 is not just a marketing term, but a truly useful feature, delivering low image noise comparable to ISO 400-800 in most other compact cameras. This expands the camera’s shooting capability both with and without flash; therefore the F30 is equipped with an option to shoot two images almost simultaneously, one with and one without flash. Furthermore, Fujifilm have developed a highly responsive auto focus function and a powerful AF lamp to permit accurate and fast photography also in low light situations.

DIWA Press Release Photography is all about light and the Fujifilm FinePix F30 masters any lighting conditions with brilliance. Its low-noise images at high ISO speeds, incredible flash range and fast, precise auto focus even in dim light distinguish the F30 from the crowd. The ultra-compact and robust metal body…

Friday, November 17, 2006

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ7 Wins DIWA Gold

Mark Goldstein | DIWA

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ7DIWA Press Release

At a time when the sales of digital single-lens reflex cameras are booming, it is a relief to see that the “megazoom” class too undergoes continuous development. Panasonic is a leading brand in this field and their LUMIX DMC-FZ7 is a perfect example that with a fast 12x zoom lens, virtually any photographic challenge can be overcome without the need for interchangeable lenses. Moreover, the camera is a far cheaper option than any D-SLR package.

Amsterdam, 17 November 2006, 15:00 CET : DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association), a world-wide organisation of collaborating websites, today has the pleasure of announcing a DIWA Gold Award to the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ7 digital “megazoom” camera. There are many reasons why a “megazoom” camera is a better choice than a D-SLR. One of the key reasons is in fact the LUMIX FZ7. There isn’t a reflex camera that comes with a 12x zoom lens as standard, and certainly not with f/2.8-3.3 brightness, nor with world-renowned LEICA quality, built-in optical image stabilizer (MEGA O.I.S) or 5 cm close-ups at wide angle and 1 m at telephoto. To get all these obvious advantages in a D-SLR camera, the lens price alone would be astronomical. A large 2.5-inch LCD screen with live view is also rare in a D-SLR, making it a handy alternative to the electronic viewfinder. The LCD screen even features a high-angle viewing option.

DIWA Press Release At a time when the sales of digital single-lens reflex cameras are booming, it is a relief to see that the “megazoom” class too undergoes continuous development. Panasonic is a leading brand in this field and their LUMIX DMC-FZ7 is a perfect example that with a fast…