Canon has taken the main DSLR awards for the best products of the year as voted by the prestigious European Imaging and Sound Association. The EOS 7D Mark ll won 'European Prosumer DSLR Camera' while the EOS 5DS/5DS R won the award for 'European Professional DSLR Camera'. The company's EF 11-24mm F4L USM wide angle zoom also took the award for 'European Professional DSLR Lens'. The association is made up of the editors of major technical magazines from over 22 European countries, with the Photography Expert Group, that decides the camera and lens awards, including editors from 16 countries.

Nikon won the award for the 'Consumer DSLR Camera' with the D5500, while Sigma's 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens was voted the best telephoto zoom, the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art was voted the lens of the year, and Tamron's SP 15-30mm F2.8 DI VC USD won the best DSLR zoom lens award.

Other awards went to Sony's A7 ll and its FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 for its video features, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 ll and the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro. The compact cameras that the association picked out were the Leica Q and Sony's Cyber-Shot DSC-HX90, while Fuji's X-T10 and Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR were also singled out for praise. The innovation award went to DXO's ONE camera unit.

EISA chooses the products it awards from the pool of cameras and lenses its member magazines have tested, with the proviso that the products must have been launched within a particular 12 month period leading up to the awards. The awards are given on test results and the majority of members need to have published technical articles about awarded products.

EISA was established in 1982 and its first award, the EISA Camera of the Year 1982-1983, went to the Minolta X700. To find out more about the awarded products and why they were chosen visit the EISA Photography Awards website.

Photography Awards List

EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL DSLR LENS 2015-2016
Canon EF 11-24mm F/4L USM

EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016
Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R

EUROPEAN PROSUMER DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

EUROPEAN PHOTO INNOVATION 2015-2016
DxO ONE

EUROPEAN COMPACT SYSTEM ZOOM LENS 2015-2016
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR

EUROPEAN CONSUMER COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERA 2015-2016
Fujifilm X-T10

EUROPEAN PREMIUM COMPACT CAMERA 2015-2016
Leica Q

EUROPEAN SMARTPHONE CAMERA 2015-2016
LG G4

EUROPEAN CONSUMER DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016
Nikon D5500

EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL COMPACT SYSTEM LENS 2015-2016
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40150mm F2.8 PRO

EUROPEAN PROSUMER COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERA
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

EUROPEAN PHOTO & VIDEO CAMERA 2015-2016
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7/G70

EUROPEAN DSLR TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS 2015-2016
SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports

EUROPEAN DSLR LENS 2015-2016
SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

EUROPEAN TRAVEL COMPACT CAMERA 2015-2016
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90/V

EUROPEAN COMPACT SYSTEM LENS 2015-2016
Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS

EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERA 2015-2016
Sony A7 II

EUROPEAN DSLR ZOOM LENS 2015-2016
Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD