Best cameras 2023 according to TIPA

Best cameras according to TIPA 2023
Best cameras according to TIPA 2023

TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) has published a list of the best cameras and optics in various categories of nominations for 2023.

The Canon EOS R50 was named the best entry-level APS-C camera.

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The camera was announced in February 2023 and received a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor. The advanced DIGIC X processor is responsible for the file processing speed. The Canon EOS R50 autofocus is provided by the Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system  (second generation). It even has object recognition functions based on artificial intelligence (hereinafter referred to as AI).

TIPA’s second nomination: Best Expert Level APS-C Camera . Fujifilm X-T5 received the award.


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The Fujifilm X-T5 camera was announced in November 2022 and features a 40-megapixel APS-C X-Trans 5 sensor. This is the highest resolution APS-C format on the market at the moment. The same matrix is ​​installed in the camera Fujifilm X-H2.

The Fujifilm X-T5 can record up to 6.2K resolution in 4:2:2 10-bit color to internal memory or 12-bit ProRes RAW and Blackmagic RAW via HDMI to an external monitor recorder.

The new Fujifilm X-T5 has added a 6.2K 4:2:2 10bit video shooting mode to a memory card up to 30fps. There is also a 4K video recording mode, which is obtained by compression from 6.2K. However, it is worth noting that both of these modes work with an additional 1.2x crop factor for the APS-C camera sensor.

The next nomination is the best professional APS-C camera . According to TIPA, this is Fujifilm X-H2S.

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The camera was introduced in May 2022. Fujifilm X-H2S received a 26-megapixel multi-layer matrix, which allows you to shoot photos at up to 40 frames per second with full autofocus.

The camera can also shoot 4K video at up to 120fps in a wide range of codecs. Autofocus in the camera with recognition of various objects: people, animals, trains, planes, motorcycles, cars and birds. In addition, autofocus has been improved even without this tracking, the manufacturer claims.

The Fujifilm X-H2S features up to 7EV rated image stabilization and weatherproof magnesium alloy housing with headphone jack, full size HDMI port, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gb/s) port and top-mounted OLED display.

The best APS-C camera for bloggers is the Nikon Z30.

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The camera was announced in June 2022 and has a fairly compact form factor. Available: 21-megapixel CMOS sensor, 3.0-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1.04 million dots and an EN-EL25 battery, which makes it possible to take 330 shots on a full battery charge.

Dual microphones Nikon Z30 are located on the top panel, and on the front of the case there is a video recording indicator. The REC button is now more prominent, making it easier to press when you hold the camera at arm’s length.

The Canon EOS R8 became the best advanced full-frame camera according to TIPA.

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The camera, which the manufacturer called the world’s most affordable full-frame mirrorless camera, was introduced in February 2023. Its cost was 1500 dollars.

The camera is aimed at amateur photographers and cameramen, as it received support for 4K video recording at 60 fps and still photography up to 40 fps with full support for proprietary Dual Pixel high-performance autofocus.

Canon EOS R8 received a 24 megapixel CMOS-matrix. Mechanical shutter photography is available at up to 6 fps. In the case of working with an electronic shutter, the speed of continuous photography increases to 40 fps. At the same time, an object recognition system based on artificial intelligence is implemented in the Canon EOS R8 camera.

Canon’s C-Log3 function is supported for deeper color grading in post-processing and the ability to shoot 10-bit HDR PQ video. In Full HD resolution, video recording up to 180 fps is available.

The best full-frame expert-level camera is the Panasonic Lumix S5 Mark II.

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The camera was introduced in January 2023. Panasonic Lumix S5 II received a full-frame CMOS sensor with a resolution of 24.2-megapixels with two native ISO values ​​- 640 and 4000 when shooting in V-Log. Also, the camera is equipped with a matrix 5-axis stabilization (IBIS) and a bayonet mount L-mount.

The main innovation of Panasonic’s novelty is the support for hybrid autofocus, which was not previously available in Panasonic cameras. This decision significantly increased the efficiency of the autofocus system. Autofocus works on 779 points.

The Panasonic Lumix S5II can record 10-bit LongGOP 4:2:0 video in 6K (3:2) or 5.9K (16:9) at up to 30 fps to internal media. There is support for 10-bit 4:2:2 4K DCI and UHD recording at up to 60 fps. In addition, there is a Slow & Quick mode, it allows you to shoot in 180 fps mode with FullHD resolution, but 4K 120 fps mode is not provided.

Due to the highly efficient cooling system, the device can record video without time limits.

The best full-frame camera for professionals is the Sony A7RV.

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The Sony A7R V camera received a 61 megapixel sensor , 5-axis matrix image stabilization (8 stops efficiency), support for 8K and 4K video recording, a new display with various tilt angles.

Sony A7R V received a Bionz XR processor, which is responsible for processing data from a 61MP sensor. And the new chip, which is Sony’s first use in this camera, allows you to analyze people’s postures, their movements and positions in space – and due to this data, more accurate, smooth autofocus is achieved.

The autofocus system itself has 693 phase-detect points that virtually cover the entire frame.

The Sony A7R V has received an update to its Pixel Shift shooting function. It allows you to get an image with a resolution of 240 megapixels. The Sony A7R V camera turned out to be really advanced in terms of shooting video. When recording 4K, the camera uses the original resolution of 6.2K (without binning) and then compresses it. S-Cinetone mode available.

Best Pro Camera for Content Creators : Sony ZV-E1.

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Sony released a full-frame camera for bloggers at the end of March 2023. This device is equipped with a 12-megapixel full-frame sensor with a high dynamic range of 15 stops and a maximum ISO of 409,600. It is also the smallest full-frame IBIS (matrix stabilizer) camera on the market.

She also received autofocus based on artificial intelligence. This autofocus system works in both video and photos. AI video features include the following smart settings: Cinematic Vlog, My Picture Style, and S-Gamut3-cine/S-Log3.

The Sony ZV-E1 can shoot video in full 4K resolution without pixel binning, and a firmware update will be released in June 2023 that will bring video recording up to 4K 120fps and FHD 240fps. The novelty is also protected from dust and moisture and supports UVC / UAC for video and audio streaming up to 4K 30f / s via USB.

This is the end of TIPA camera nominations. The association also honored the Canon XA70/XA75 professional camcorder , which was announced in September 2022. The camcorder has an inch sensor with support for 15x optical zoom (25.5–382mm equivalent).
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Supports 4K video recording, 5-axis stabilization. Variable focusing speed and advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF ensure fast and accurate focusing. XF-AVC or MP4 recording formats are supported.

Here are TIPA’s award-winning professional lenses:

  • Best Wide Angle Lens: Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art .
  • Best Standard Lens : Sony FE 50mm F1.4 GM
  • Best Telephoto : Canon RF 135mm F1.8 L IS USM
  • Best Super Telephoto: Nikkor Z 600mm F/4 TC VR S
  • Best Portrait: Nikkor Z 85mm F/1.2 S
  • Best Macro: AstrHori 28mm F13 2X Macro Probe
  • Best Wide Angle Zoom Lens: Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary
  • Best Standard Zoom Lens : Sony FE 20-70mm F4 G
  • Best Telezoom Lens : Tamron 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD
  • Best Super Zoom Lens:Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports
  • Best Lens for Content Creators: Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD

In the nomination “best drone” the quadrocopter – DJI Mini 3 Pro won . The DJI Mini 3 Pro quadcopter received a new generation CMOS sensor with a resolution of 48 megapixels in an optical format of 1/1.3 inches. The pixel size is 2.4 µm.

Double base ISO is available, which will provide greater sensitivity of the matrix and the ability to shoot in low light conditions. This is the first time the Mini line has had this feature. With a firmware update, the ability to record 10-bit video was added.

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The optics of the drone has an aperture of F / 1.7 and a focal length of 24mm (equivalent). 48 megapixel photography and 4K 60 fps video recording are available. In addition, there is a 4K HDR recording function up to 30 fps. Video recording is also available in 1080 resolution at 120 fps.

In the nomination of the best smartphone for photography , the winner was Huawei P60 Pro. The smartphone received a main Sony IMX888 sensor with a resolution of 50 megapixels, a 50 megapixel Sony IMX858 ultra-wide-angle sensor and a 64 megapixel OV64B Omnivision telephoto lens with a 3.5x optical zoom. The images will be processed by a special Huawei Xmage chip, which was successfully used by the Huawei Mate 50 series of smartphones.

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