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PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Wins Three TIPA 2011 Awards
FinePix X100, 3D Print Service and Frontier Dry Minilab DL600
April 21, 2011 -- FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) is delighted to announce that the FinePix X100 digital camera, 3D Print Service and the Frontier Dry Minilab DL600 have been selected for the prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards of the Year 2011 in the following categories:
Best Premium Camera — FinePix X100 digital camera
The Fujifilm FinePix X100 is the premium digital camera that offers unrivalled image quality with its APS-C CMOS sensor and Fujinon 23mm fixed focal length F2 lens. In addition, X100 mounts the world's first Hybrid Viewfinder, which uniquely combines the “bright frame” window-type optical viewfinder found in high-end film cameras, and the electronic viewfinder system of fixed single lens or digital compact system cameras, offering the user “the best of both worlds.” With above technology package and newly developed EXR Processor to operate it, X100 was awarded for the ‘Best Premium Camera.’
Best Photo Service — Fujifilm 3D Print Service
3D photo and video may be a growing trend, but being limited to viewing photo only on a 3D television at home may cramp its potential. With the introduction of the 3D Print System, “Fujifilm revives a process and blazes new ground as it brings 3D printing into the digital age, ” says TIPA. In the award, our 3D Print System is saluted for the engineering and end result of thermal sublimation printing system that transfers images directly onto lenticular sheets to create a 3D effect.
Best Retail Finishing System — Fujifilm Frontier Dry Minilab DL600
Frontier Dry Minilab DL600 is the digital minilab with inkjet-based system, developed for the growing demand from photo shops. In the award, DL600 is saluted for its high quality print, achieved by 5 color ink system — Light blue is newly added to the existing 4 colors; Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black —, 1440dpi x 1440dpi high-resolution mode, and Fujifilm's proprietary image processing technology “Image Intelligence™.”
Brief Outline of TIPA
The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) is a global organization of 29 different photo and imaging magazines from 13 countries from Europe, North America, and South Africa. It is one of the largest and most influential photo and imaging press associations in the world.
(First posted on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 14:22 EDT)