Press Releases Feb 23, 2002


ORLANDO, FL – (February 23, 2002) — At an exclusive ceremony here just prior to the DigitalFocus 2002 @ Orlando media event, the winners and finalists for the 5th Annual Excellence in Imaging Awards were presented. Top honors this year went to companies that include Adobe, Canon, Epson, HP, Kodak, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, and Xerox for their outstanding products during the past year. (See complete list below.)

The Excellence in Imaging 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 Excellence in Imaging Awards were once again sponsored by Pepcom Inc. and its DigitalFocus showcase series. The awards were presented at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel in Orlando on the evening before the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) trade show opened.

“The products and services selected this year as winners and finalists represent the most innovative group in the world of digital imaging and video,” said Chris O’Malley, a partner with Pepcom, the company that produces the DigitalFocus series. “This was an exceptional year for digital imaging in terms of its acceptance by the mainstream consumer marketplace, and these award winners are leading the way.”

The winners and finalists for the 5th Annual Excellence in Imaging Awards are:

Entry-Level Digital Camera Winner:
Minolta Dimage X
Finalists: Kodak DX3900 Zoom, Fujifilm FinePix 30i, Benq 300mini, Canon PowerShot S300, HP Photosmart 715

Mid-Range Digital Camera Winners (tie):
Fujifilm FinePix 6900, Nikon Coolpix 885
Finalists: Canon PowerShot G2, Casio QV-4000, Epson PhotoPC 3100Z, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85, Olympus D-40 Zoom, Toshiba PDR-M81

Prosumer Digital Camera Winner:
Olympus Camedia E-20N
Finalists: Nikon Coolpix 5000, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707, Ricoh Caplio RR1, Minolta’s Dimage 7

Professional Digital Camera Winner:
Nikon D1X
Finalists: Canon’s EOS-1D, Kodak Professional DCS 760

Consumer Color Printer Winners:
Canon S800, HP Photosmart 1315 (tie)
Finalists: Epson Stylus Photo 785EPX, Epson C80, Lexmark Z53

Business Color Printer Winner:
Xerox Phaser 7700
Finalists: Lexmark C910, Minolta-QMS Magicolor 3100, Xerox Phaser 860

Consumer Scanner Winner:
Epson Perfection 2450 Photo
Finalists: CanoScan N124OU, HP Photo Scanner 1000, Benq S2W 7400UT, Visioneer PhotoPort 7700

Professional Scanner Winner:
HP Scanjet 7450c
Finalists: Epson Expression 1680 Pro, Microtek ScanMaker 8700 Pro Design

Digital Video Camera Winner:
Canon Elura 20MC
Finalists: Sony DCR-PC120BT, Sharp VL-NZ10U, Panasonic PV-DV701

Digital Video Software Winner:
Pinnacle Systems Studio 7
Finalists: Adobe Premiere 6, Ulead VideoStudio 6, Roxio MGI VideoWave 5, ArcSoft ShowBiz

Consumer Imaging Software Winner:
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Finalists: Microsoft PictureIt! Photo Premium, Ulead Photo Express 4.0, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ACDSee 4.0, Broderbund Extreme Media Digital Studio

Professional Image Editing Software Winner:
Adobe Photoshop 6
Finalists: Corel Photo-Paint 10, ScanSoft PaperPort Deluxe 8.0

Storage Solutions Winner:
Maxtor 3000LE
Finalists: Iomega Predator, Imation FlashGO!, Lexar Media 16X 1GB CF Card, SanDisk Cruzer

Digital Imaging Site or Service Winner:
Finalists: Ofoto, EFI PrintMe Networks

Innovation Award Winner (tie):
Kodak EasyShare System, Foveon X3
Finalists: Epson Print Image Matching, EGG Photo & Video 360°, Sony MicroMV, Applied Science Fiction’s Digital PIC

Pepcom ( is the leader in technology showcase events. Its events include DigitalFocus, MobileFocus, eFocus, and Digital Experience!. Pepcom showcases are the official media events of the CES and PC Expo shows.

Companies interested in participating in future Pepcom events can contact Chris O’Malley ( at 561-731-5270 or Jon Pepper ( at 413-585-1103.

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