PMA 2003: It has been announced that dpreview.com will tonight be awarded a DigitalFocus Award for the best "Digital Imaging Site or Service". Here at dpreview we are very proud to receive this award and must thank all those people in the industry who have shown their support for our aim of bringing high quality, timely, independent, factual and accurate news and reviews to the digital photography public. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our visitors and especially our long term supporters who contribute so much through our forums. Other winners were the Canon EOS-1Ds (Professional Digital Camera), Olympus C-50 (Prosumer Digital Camera).

Press Release:

6th Annual Imaging Award Winners Announced at DigitalFocus 2003

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE) - March 1, 2003 - The winners and finalists for the 6th Annual DigitalFocus Awards were honored here today, just prior to the DigitalFocus(TM) 2003 @ Las Vegas media event. Top honors this year went to companies that include Adobe, Canon, Epson, Fuji, HP, Kodak, Microsoft, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony, for their outstanding products during the past year. (See complete list below.)

The DigitalFocus Awards are among the most prestigious awards in the field of digital imaging. The awards annually honor the top digital imaging products in 15 different categories. This year's DigitalFocus Awards, formerly known as the Excellence in Imaging Awards, were once again sponsored by Pepcom Inc. and its DigitalFocus showcase series. The awards were presented at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas on the evening before the PMA trade show opened.

"These products and services represent the best in digital imaging innovation," said Chris O'Malley, a partner with Pepcom. "Despite a rapidly maturing marketplace, this was an incredible year for digital imaging technical and design achievement, and these award winners are at the cutting edge of the industry."

The winners and finalists for the 6th Annual DigitalFocus Awards are:

Consumer Digital Camera
   Winner (tie): Kodak EasyShare LS443 & Nikon Coolpix 3500

Finalists: Minolta DiMage Xi, Fujifilm FinePix F402, Sony Cyber-shot U, Casio Exilim EX-Z3, Pentax Optio S, Olympus Stylus Digital 300, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1, Toshiba PDR-T30

Prosumer Digital Camera
   Winner: Olympus C-50

Finalists: Minolta DiMage 7Hi, Canon PowerShot G3, Nikon Coolpix 5700, Fujifilm FinePix S602Z Pro, HP Photosmart 850, Sony CyberShot DSC-717

Professional Digital Camera
   Winner: Canon EOS-1Ds

Finalists: Nikon D100, Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro, Kodak DCS-14n

Digital Video Camera
   Winner: Sony DCR-PC101

Finalists: Canon Elura 40MC, Sharp Viewcam VL-MC500U, Samsung SCD5000, Panasonic PV-DC352

Consumer Color Printer
   Winner (tie): Canon S900 Color Bubble Jet & Epson Stylus Photo 960

Finalists: HP Deskjet 5550, Lexmark Z65p, Sony DPP-EX7

Business Color Printer
   Winner: HP Color LaserJet 4600

Finalists: Xerox Phaser 8200, Minolta-QMS Magicolor 2300DL, Lexmark C750

Image Scanner
   Winner: HP ScanJet 5500C

Finalists: Microtek ScanMaker 6800, Canon CanoScan 5000F, Epson Perfection 2400 Photo, Minolta DiMage Scan Dual III

Imaging Software
   Winner (tie): Microsoft Picture It! Digital Image Pro 7 & Adobe Photoshop 7.0

Finalists: Pinnacle Studio 8, Roxio PhotoSuite 4, Adobe Photoshop Album, ACD ACDSee 5, Jasc Paint Shop Photo Album, Broderbund MovieShop Deluxe 6

Storage Solutions
   Winner (tie): Fuji xD Picture Card & Olympus xD Picture Card

Finalists: Maxtor Personal Storage 5000 Series, Sony Memory Stick Pro, Lexar Media JumpDrive Trio, Sony Giga Vault

Digital Imaging Site or Service
   Winner: Digital Photography Review

Finalists: Ofoto, Shutterfly, Club Photo

Innovation Award
   Winner: Panasonic e-wear A/V Recorders

Finalists: Sony Clie PEG-NZ90, SanDisk Connect, Visioneer Strobe XP100, Casio Color Wrist Camera, ViewSonic NextVision M2000, Kodak AM550L