Dennis Hissink : October 16th 2008 - 06:00 CET
Double DIWA Gold for Nikon
Double DIWA Gold for Nikon : DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association), a world-wide organisation of collaborating websites, announces two prestigious DIWA Gold Awards, to the semi-professional Nikon D300 and the Nikon D60 consumer D-SLR. The Nikon D60 receives its gold award for excellent image quality, ergonomic design and useful features. Its 10 Megapixels high quality image sensor, outstanding image processing performance, and an innovative and effective anti-dust system, Nikon delivers a powerful combination making the D60 a striking consumer system camera. In addition, the camera is equipped with active D-Lighting and Nikon's exclusive EXPEED processor technology, enabling image processing on a high level for a optimum results. |
|Nikon D60 scores DIWA Gold Award|
Nikon's bundling of innovation, user-friendliness and advanced technologies makes the D60 a powerful consumer D-SLR realising high image quality for the crowd. A second DIWA Gold Award was announced to Nikon's prestigious system camera, the Nikon D300. Thanks to excellent ergonomics, top specified functions, and high quality innovative technologies, the Nikon D300 meets the demands of both professionals and serious amateurs.
DIWA Gold Award for Nikon D300
A first class 12 Megapixel CMOS sensor is supported by a powerful EXPEED processor, a new CAM3500DX AF sensor, 14-bit A/D converter, wide sensitivity range including ISO 6400, all working in perfect harmony for unsurpassed image quality and camera performance. To complete the package, the Nikon D300 is equipped with a high resolution 3-inch Live View monitor.
DIWA Labs test conclusion explained by Kai Thon
Test Manager of DIWA Labs, Kai Thon, comments: “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 harnesses the collective talent and expertise of its members, resulting in industry awards that command unparalleled confidence and value, both for consumers and the industry alike. DIWA awards come in the form of bronze, silver and gold medals for various product categories.
DIWA Test scoring procedure
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. A very detailed and comprehensive standardized scoring procedure is employed, tailored carefully for each category of product. Multiple testing eliminates the chance of an isolated, unrepresentative product sample or test error or a hidden bias from affecting the trustworthiness of the overall result. DIWA is also unique in its policy in issuing awards for deserving products throughout the year, culminating in annual best of the year Platinum medal awards in all product categories.
DIWA Awards members
• Czech Republic: www.fotoaparat.cz
• Germany: www.digitalkamera.de
• Hungary: www.fotovilag.hu
• Netherlands: www.letsgodigital.org
• Norway: www.digit.no
• Poland: www.fotopolis.pl
• Slovenia: www.e-fotografija.com
• Spain: www.nuevafotografia.com
• United Kingdom: www.photographyblog.com
DIWA multi-lingual Web site
At the heart of the DIWA organisation is its multi-lingual Web site, www.diwa-awards.com, with links to the latest reviews published by DIWA member publications. The site also archives DIWA awards and is designed to aid consumers in their choice of imaging products. Unbiased test results by DxO Analyzer of the image quality are available at: www.diwa-labs.com.