|Panasonic cameras receive DIWA Gold Awards|
Dennis Hissink : September 4th 2010 - 12:57 CET
Triple Gold for Panasonic Lumix cameras : DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association), a world-wide organization of collaborating websites, honors the Panasonic DMC-G2, DMC-FX66, and DMC-TZ10 with a DIWA Gold Award. DIWA Awards are based on test results carried out in the DIWA Labs, and evaluations of more than 200 different camera details made by DIWA members. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 features the world’s first touch-screen shooting control in a system camera. This small mirror-less system camera, tailor-made for the super-compact Micro Four Thirds System standard, makes the G2 package exceptionally portable, yet delivering professional image quality. |
Panasonic Camera Awards
In addition to its compactness, the Panasonic DMC-G2 receives its DIWA Gold Awards for its intuitive operation, first class screen and LVF (Live View Finder), and last but not least - its ability to capture high quality 12.1 MP stills and HD movies. The Panasonic DMC-FX66 offers a new image processing technology with added options for even more remarkable results. Yet another argument in favour of the ultra-compact Lumix FX-series.
DIWA Gold Award for Panasonic Lumix FX66 camera
The ５x Leica DC-VARIO Elmarit zoom lens in the Panasonic FX-66 has a bright 25mm f/2.8 wide-angle, for high quality photo/movie shooting even in low-light. Furthermore, the high-performance Venus Engine V offers super-fast responses and lets the user fully enjoy easy-to-use operation.
Panasonic TZ10 receives DIWA Gold Award
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 offers innovative technology and all-round features which makes it a unique versatile megazoom camera. 12x Leica DC zoom lens with 25mm wide angle, 12.1 Megapixel multi-aspect CCD, Venus Engine HD II, GPS, and HD movie in AVCHD Lite provides ultimate power to the palm of your hand. The Panasonic DMC-TZ10 sets a new standard for megazoom cameras, in terms of versatility as well as image quality.
DIWA Labs test manager Kai Thon
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. This is partly thanks to Panasonic’s partnership with the optical legend, Leica of Germany, but also in-house world leading imaging and electronics expertise.”
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.
Awards throughout the year
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.akam.no
• Poland: www.fotopolis.pl
• Portugal: www.fotodigital-online.com
• Slovenia: www.e-fotografija.com
• Spain: www.nuevafotografia.com
• United Kingdom: www.photographyblog.com
DIWA Awards 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. For more information about DIWA, please visit our website: www.diwa-awards.com.