The European Imaging and Sound Awards (EISA) have awarded Nikon with two prestigious Best Product accolades for 2005-2006. The Nikon F6 has been hailed as ‘European Analogue Camera’ of the year and the Nikon D2X has been named ‘European Professional Camera’ of the year.
Robert Cristina, Product Manager Professional Camera Systems at Nikon Europe, said: “Whether working with digital or analogue, photographers know that each single-digit Nikon camera offers a significant advancement from its predecessor, something that can actually contribute to taking their career forward.” He added: "With groundbreaking technologies to maximize creativity and productivity, the award winning D2X and F6 provide compelling solutions to keep photographers ahead of the game."
The judges praised the Nikon F6 film camera, saying: “As the great era of analogue photography draws to a close the F6 is a fitting tribute to 35mm. Great handling, fast 11-area auto focus, extremely accurate metering and advanced flash photography demonstrate, once again, Nikon’s devotion to professional photography.”
The EISA 2005-2006 judges were equally enthusiastic about the Nikon D2X, saying: “It is hard to imagine any digital camera rivalling the extraordinary performance of Nikon’s D2X. This rugged high-end model has been designed to satisfy the most demanding professionals, and includes every function and feature imaginable.”
The judges added: “It has first-rate metering and flash exposure to complement an image resolution of 12.4 Megapixels, and an auto focus system distinguished for its accuracy and speed. Optics is first-class and the camera shoots continuously at eight frames per second. High-tech touches include a wireless data transmission capability and the ability to connect with GPS navigation systems…. The Nikon D2X is a dream come true for those who constantly seek the best of the best.”
Further details of the awards can be found at: http://www.eisa-awards.org/news.html