PMA 2002: DIMA, the Digital Imaging Marketing Association have announced the winners of the 2002 Innovative Digital Product Awards announced. Foveon scored well by not only receiving an award for the innovative X3 image sensor but also in a round about way in the shape of Sigma's award for the SD9. Other notable products were Nikon D100, Adobe Photoshop 7, Leica Digilux 1 and the Minolta DiMAGE X.

2002 DIMA Innovative Digital Product Awards announced

Eric Zarakov of Foveon with their DIMA Innovative Digital Product Award. In his hand is the X3 sensor.

Out of the hundreds of digital products on display at the PMA 2002 Annual International Convention & Trade Show in Orlando, Fla., USA, 15 have been selected by digital imaging editors and writers to receive the prestigious DIMA Innovative Digital Product Award, handed out today. The annual award is one of several events sponsored by the Digital Imaging Marketing Association, a section of PMA.

An Innovative Digital Product of PMA 2002 is determined by the judges to utilize new technologies and/or applications in such a way as to make the product either unique or the first of its kind. The products are of high quality, and show themselves to be an influence on the future of digital imaging. Whether the product is hardware or software, amateur or professional, photographic or prepress, or any other segment, is irrelevant - judges were simply asked to cover the PMA Trade Show floor with an eye to the innovative.

Companies honored for their innovative digital products are:

Foveon Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., USA
Foveon X3

Sigma Corp., Ronkonkoma, N.Y., USA
Sigma SD9

Leica Camera Inc., Northvale, N.J., USA
Leica Digilux 1

Adobe Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif., USA
Adobe Photoshop 7.0

Minolta Corp., Ramsey, N.J., USA
Minolta DiMAGE X Digital Camera

Pixel Magic Imaging, San Marcos, Texas, USA
Pixel Magic Megapixel PhotoStation

Nikon Inc., Melville, N.Y., USA
Nikon D-100 Digital SLR

Applied Science Fiction, Austin, Texas, USA
Dry PIC Technology

Applied Science Fiction, Austin, Texas, USA
Digital ROC Software

Phogenix Imaging, San Diego, Calif., USA
Phogenix DFX Digital Inkjet Mini Lab

Concord Camera Corp., Hollywood, Fla., USA
Eye-QIR Digital Camera

Hi-Touch Imaging Technologies, Pan-Chiao City, Taiwan
D2T2 Photo Printer

Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y., USA
Kodak ERI Extended Range Imaging Software

Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y.
Kodak Advantix EasyShare Camera

Durst Dice America, Rochester, N.Y., USA
Durst Zeta Digital Laser Photo Printer