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PRESS RELEASE

August 15, 2015


Media Contact: Vice-President of EISA, Ljubiša Miodragović Phone: +381 63 8866486
Email: ljubisa.miodragovic@eisa.eu.

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EISA Awards 2015: Awarding innovation in European Consumer Electronics

EISA, the European Imaging & Sound Association (www.eisa.eu) announces the
winners of its 2015-2016 European Awards. Technical experts from 50 leading
specialist magazines across 22 European countries have voted 59 products best in
their category, including EUROPEAN SMART TV, EUROPEAN LOUDSPEAKER,
EUROPEAN COMPACT CAMERA and EUROPEAN HEADPHONES.

For more than 30 years, EISA has been selecting the most innovative, cutting-edge products
for its prestigious EISA Awards. The Awards are made by specialist judging panels covering
the full spectrum of consumer electronics and photographic categories including, Audio &
Home Theatre, In-Car Electronics, Photo, Video and Mobile Devices (full list of awards at
end of press release). A key to EISA Awards success has been its ability to evolve with the
changing trends and technologies in the consumer electronics world, which is why
categories include WEARABLE DEVICES and STREAMING SOLUTIONS.

To win an EISA award, products undergo a robust, rigorous and exhaustive judging process
involving two challenging stages. First, products are intensively tested at the test facilities of
EISA member magazines. Products that pass this stage are already amongst the best in
Europe. The second stage takes place at EISA’s annual General Meeting, where a
democratic voting process establishes a pan-European consensus of excellence and
determines the winning products. (For more information, see “About EISA” below).

This year’s winners include:

EUROPEAN SMARTPHONE CAMERA 2015-2016: LG G4

EUROPEAN CONSUMER DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016: Nikon D5500

EUROPEAN PHOTO INNOVATION 2015-2016: DxO ONE

EISA Award-winning products can be promoted with an exclusive EISA Award logo,
providing a clear visual buying recommendation.

Jorge Gonçalves, President of EISA says, “With so many products to choose from, it can be
challenging for consumers to find the best product that meets their needs. The EISA Awards
can help them focus on the right products, with the added confidence that they have been
recommended by 50 impartial experts from across Europe.”

The EISA Awards will be officially presented during IFA, the world’s largest consumer
electronics fair, held in Berlin 4-9 September 2015 (see “About EISA” for more details)

For further information, interview requests or images, please contact:


Ljubiša Miodragović, Vice-President of EISA Phone +381 63 8866486
Email: ljubisa.miodragovic@eisa.eu.
About EISA

What is EISA?

EISA is Europe's largest organisation of experts in multimedia technologies and offers a unique,
global viewpoint of the European consumer electronics market. For more than 30 years, EISA’s
Awards have provided the ultimate independent consumer technology buying recommendations.

Who chooses the EISA Awards?

The EISA Awards are chosen annually by Expert Groups representing 50 leading Photo, Home
Theatre Video, Home Theatre Audio, Hi-Fi, In-Car and Mobile Electronics magazines from 22
European countries. The Expert Groups work independently, but are under contract with the
European Imaging & Sound Association. Only one magazine from each Expert Group may represent
each country.

How are products nominated for the EISA Awards?

Technical experts from the specialist magazines in each Expert Group produce regular, detailed and
objective test reports on Photo, Home Theatre Video, Home Theatre Audio, Hi-Fi, In-Car and Mobile
Electronics equipment. Each member magazine nominates an initial short-list of products to be
considered at the Expert Groups’ Awards voting sessions, held during EISA’s Annual General
Meeting (AGM). The short-list reflects each magazine’s test findings (based on the results of the
magazine’s standard test procedures), and other factors, such as, ease-of-use. The AGM is attended
by representatives of all member magazines, where the final shortlist of nominated products is
thoroughly debated, according to EISA’s rules. All nominations are kept strictly confidential.

What products are eligible for nomination?

All products - with the exception of those awarded for Technological Achievement, Innovation or
Design - must have been available for detailed test evaluation for the magazines in each Expert
Group. Products are only considered if they have been available for detailed testing before 1 July, by
at least five member magazines in an Expert Group, in the year the award is to be made. Awarded
products must also be on sale to the general public in at least 10 European countries, no later than 1
October in the year the Award is made. Awarded products sold on a pre-ordering basis must be
delivered to the customer within two weeks of ordering, and by 14 October at the latest. (The pre-
ordering process is only applicable to products priced at least €5,000.)

What makes an EISA award-winning product?

Every year, the EISA Awards celebrate the new products that offer a combination of the most
advanced technology; the most desirable features; the ultimate expression in design; the most
functional ergonomics and the best value for money. In essence, EISA highlights the products most
likely to be appreciated by consumers seeking high quality and creativity.

When are the EISA Awards presented?

Every year, the EISA Awards are presented during an official ceremony, attended by all
representatives of EISA’s member magazines. Presidents of all winning companies are also officially
invited. The ceremony currently takes place every year at IFA Berlin, the world's largest consumer
electronics trade fair.

When will EISA magazines report the winning products?

Each member magazine publishes the winning products from its Expert Group Awards (Photo, Home
Theatre Video, Home Theatre Audio, Hi-Fi, In-Car or Mobile Electronics) in the September cover-
dated issue. See www.eisa.eu/faq for more details.
Awards List

The EISA Awards 2015-2016 (Full List)

HT AUDIO EXPERT GROUP


EUROPEAN HT RECEIVER 2015-2016 Pioneer VSX-930
EUROPEAN HT SOLUTION 2015-2016 Philips Fidelio B5
EUROPEAN SOUNDBASE 2015-2016 Sony HT-XT3
EUROPEAN SOUNDBAR 2015-2016 Canton DM 90.3
EUROPEAN HT SPEAKER SYSTEM 2015-2016 Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-280
Home Theatre System
EUROPEAN BEST VALUE HT SPEAKER SYST. 2015-2016 JBL Arena Cinema 5.1
EUROPEAN HT SUBWOOFER 2015-2016 ELAC SUB 2070

COMBINED AWARDS WITH HT VIDEO & DISPLAY EXPERT GROUP


EUROPEAN BLU-RAY PLAYER 2015-2016 Pioneer BDP-LX88

COMBINED AWARDS WITH HT VIDEO & DISPLAY EXPERT GROUP


EUROPEAN HT STREAMING SOLUTION Netflix

HI-FI EXPERT GROUP


EUROPEAN LOUDSPEAKER 2015-2016 Bowers &Wilkins CM6 S2
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EUROPEAN HIGH-END AMPLIFIER 2015-2016 Mark Levinson N 585
EUROPEAN USB DAC/HEADPHONE AMPL. 2015-2016 OPPO HA-2
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EUROPEAN HIGH-END LOUDSPEAKER 2015-2016 Focal Sopra N 2
EUROPEAN AMPLIFIER 2015-2016 Hegel H160
EUROPEAN COMPACT HI-FI SYSTEM 2015-2016 Naim Mu-so
EUROPEAN HEADPHONES 2015-2016 Sennheiser MOMENTUM 2
EUROPEAN TURNTABLE 2015-2016 Pro-Ject RPM3 Carbon
EUROPEAN NETWORK MEDIA PLAYER 2015-2016 Marantz NA8005
EUROPEAN MULTIROOM SYSTEM 2015-2016 Denon HEOS

HT VIDEO & DISPLAY EXPERT GROUP


EUROPEAN HOME THEATRE PROJECTOR 2015-2016 Epson EH-LS10000
EUROPEAN BEST BUY TV 2015-2016 Philips 55PUS7600
*EUROPEAN HOME THEATRE TV 2015-2016 LG 65EG960V
*EUROPEAN HIGH END TV 2015-2016 Samsung UE65JS9500
*EUROPEAN SMART TV 2015-2016 LG 65UF950V
*EUROPEAN CAMCORDER 2015-2016 Panasonic HC-WX970
EUROPEAN DESIGN TV 2015-2016 Sony KD-65X9005C
*See below for local model number

COMBINED AWARDS WITH PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERT GROUP


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

PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERT GROUP


EUROPEAN CONSUMER DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016 Nikon D5500
EUROPEAN PROSUMER DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016 Canon EOS 7D Mark II
EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016 Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R
EUROPEAN CONSUMER COMP. SYST CAMERA 2015-2016 Fujifilm X-T10
EUROPEAN PROSUMER COMP. SYST. CAMERA 2015-2016 Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
EUROPEAN PROF. COMP. SYST. CAMERA 2015-2016 Sony α7 II
EUROPEAN PREMIUM COMPACT CAMERA 2015-2016 Leica Q
EUROPEAN TRAVEL COMPACT CAMERA 2015-2016 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90/V
EUROPEAN DSLR LENS 2015-2016 SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL DSLR LENS 2015-2016 Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM
EUROPEAN DSLR ZOOM LENS 2015-2016 Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VCUSD USD
EUROPEAN DSLR TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS 2015-2016 SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
EUROPEAN COMPACT SYSTEM LENS 2015-2016 Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
EUROPEAN COMPACT SYSTEM ZOOM LENS 2015-2016 Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
EUROPEAN PROF. COMP. SYST. LENS 2015-2016 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40‑150mm F2.8 PRO
EUROPEAN PHOTO INNOVATION 2015-2016 DxO ONE

COMBINED AWARDS WITH MOBILE DEVICES EXPERT GROUP


EUROPEAN SMARTPHONE CAMERA 2015-2016 LG G4

IN-CAR ELECTRONICS EXPERT GROUP


EUROPEAN IN-CAR HEAD UNIT 2015-2016 Kenwood DNX7150DAB
EUROPEAN IN-CAR AMPLIFIER 2015-2016 HELIX P SIX DSP
EUROPEAN IN-CAR SPEAKER SYSTEM 2015-2016 Hertz MLK 1650.3
EUROPEAN IN-CAR SUBWOOFER 2015-2016 Focal Performance Expert P 25 F
EUROPEAN IN-CAR PROCESSOR 2015-2016 HELIX DSP PRO
EUROPEAN IN-CAR PREMIUM UPGRADE 2015-2016 Alpine X701D-A
EUROPEAN IN-CAR SMART UPGRADE 2015-2016 MOSCONI GLADEN PICO 2
EUROPEAN IN-CAR HIGH-END COMPONENT 2015-2016 Ground Zero GZPW Reference 250

MOBILE DEVICES EXPERT GROUP


EUROPEAN ADVANCED SMARTPHONE 2015-2016 Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
EUROPEAN CONSUMER SMARTPHONE 2015-2016 Huawei P8
EUROPEAN MULTIMEDIA SMARTPHONE 2015-2016 Sony Xperia Z3+
EUROPEAN MOBILE HEADPHONES 2015-2016 AKG N60NC
EUROPEAN MOBILE SPEAKER 2015-2016 JBL Xtreme
EUROPEAN TABLET 2015-2016 Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro
EUROPEAN WEARABLE DEVICE 2015-2016 LG Watch Urbane

Note
*Local model numbers

EUROPEAN HOME THEATRE TV 2015-2016


LG 65EG960V
LG 65EG9609 (Germany)

EUROPEAN HIGH END TV 2015-2016


Samsung UE65JS9500
Samsung UE65JS9590 (Germany)
Samsung UE65JS9580 (Austria, Switzerland)
Samsung UE65JS9580Q (Serbia)
Samsung UE65JS9500L (Belgium, Netherlands)
Samsung UE65JS9502 (Czech Republic)
Samsung UE65JS9505 (Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway)

EUROPEAN SMART TV 2015-2016


LG 65UF950V
LG 65UF9509 (Germany)

EUROPEAN CAMCORDER 2015-2016


Panasonic HC-WX970
Panasonic HC-WX979 (Germany, Austria)

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