The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) announced the winners of its coveted consumer electronics awards on August 15.

Major electronics manufacturers such as Sony, Panasonic, Canon, Samsung, Philips and LG took home the majority of the awards, while lesser known brands also managed to win with products that offered unique functions, advanced technology and iconic designs.

Luxury audio maker Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) won the award for the best European High-End Loudspeaker; consumer audio maker Audison picked up the award for the best European In-Car Speaker System; Apple's iPad scooped the European Tablet award; the best European Smartphone award was given to Samsung's Galaxy S GT-19000; LG's GD510 mobile took home the award for the best European Green Mobile Phone; and Canon's EOS 550D and LEGRIA HF M31 cameras won the awards for the best European Camera and the best European Family Camcorder respectively.

Representatives from more than 50 European-based multimedia magazines convened in June to rigorously test, review and select outstanding consumer electronics products in the categories of Audio & Home Theatre, In-Car Electronics, Photo, Video, Mobile Devices and Green for the 2010-2011 EISA awards.

Only products that have been available for sale in the European market between October 1, 2009 and October 1, 2010 are eligible for the awards.

The official awards ceremony will be held on September 3 during IFA, a consumer electronics fair that takes place in Berlin, Germany, September 3-8.

The winners of the EISA Awards for 2010-2011:

Audio & Home Theatre
European High-End Loudspeaker 2010-2011 - B&W 805 Diamond
European Loudspeaker 2010-2011 - DALI IKON 6 MK2
European 2-Channel System 2010-2011 - Denon DCD-1510 AE/PMA-1510 AE
European High-End Audio 2010-2011 - Devialet D-Premier
European HT Loudspeaker 2010-2011 - Harman Kardon HKTS 60BQ/230
European HT High-End 2010-2011 - Krell S-1200u/S-1500
European HT Compact System 2010-2011 - LG HB45E
European HT Receiver 2010-2011 - Onkyo TX-SR608
European HT Soundbar 2010-2011 - Panasonic SC-HTB500
European HT System 2010-2011 - Philips HTS9520
European Compact System 2010-2011 - Philips Streamium MCi900
European Sound Station 2010-2011 - Pioneer XW-NAC3
European HT Subwoofer - PSB SubSeries 500
European Blu-Ray Player - Samsung BD-C8900/8900S
European 3D Solution 2010-2011 - Samsung UE46C8000 + HT-C6930W
European Video Projector 2010-2011 - SIM2 Grand Cinema Mico 50
European Turntable 2010-2011 - Thorens TD 309

In-Car Electronics
European In-Car Speaker System 2010-2011 - Audison Voce AV K6
European In-Car High-End Component 2010-2011 - Bewith Confidence Bianco Fuji
European In-Car Integration 2010-2011 - JBL MS-8
European In-Car Head Unit 2010-2011 - Kenwood KIV-700
European In-Car Amplifier 2010-2011 - Mosconi Gladen AS 100.4
European In-Car Navi-Media System 2010-2011 - Pioneer AVIC-F20BT
European In-Car Subwoofer 2010-2011 - Pioneer TS-SW3001
European In-Car A/V Head Unit 2010-2011 - Sony XAV-70BT

European Photo Software 2010-2011 - Apple Aperture 3
European Camera 2010-2011 - Canon EOS 550D
European Advanced SLR 2010-2011 - Canon EOS 7D
European Printer 2010-2011 - Epson Stylus Pro 3880
European Super Zoom Camera 2010-2011 - Fujifilm FinePix HS10
European Professional Lens 2010-2011 - Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm F2.8G ED VR II
European Professional Camera 2010-2011 - Nikon D3S
European Micro System Lens 2010-2011 - Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4-5.6
European All-Weather Compact Camera 2010-2011 - Olympus µ Tough-8010
European Multimedia Camera 2010-2011 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
European Travel Compact Camera 2010-2011 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10
European Advanced Compact Camera 2010-2011 - Samsung EX1
European Lens 2010-2011 - Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
European Compact Camera 2010-2011 - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V
European Micro System Camera 2010-2011 - Sony ? NEX-5
European Zoom Lens 2010-2011 - Tamron SP70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD

European Family Camcorder 2010-2011 - Canon LEGRIA HF M31
European Best Value LCD-TV 2010-2011 - LG 42LE5300
European Camcorder 2010-2011 - Panasonic HDC-TM700
European 3D-Plasma TV 2010-2011 - Panasonic TX-P50VT20
European LCD-TV 2010-2011 - Philips 46PFL9705
European Blu-Ray Player - Samsung BD-C8900/8900S
European 3D Solution 2010-2011 - Samsung UE46C8000 + HT-C6930W
European TV Innovation - Sharp Quattron RGBY Technology
European Video Projector 2010-2011 - SIM2 Grand Cinema Mico 50
European 3D-LCD TV 2010-2011 - Sony BRAVIA KDL-52HX900
European High-End Camcorder 2010-2011 - Sony HDR-AX2000E

Mobile Devices
European Tablet 2010-2011 - Apple iPad
European Headphones 2010-2011 - Beyerdynamic T 50 p
European Portable Navigation Device 2010-2011 - Garmin Nüvi 3790t
European Smartphone 2010-2011 - Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000
European Social Media Phone 2010-2011 - Samsung Wave GT-S8500
European Mobile Phone 2010-2011 - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini

European Green Mobile Phone 2010-2011 - LG GD510
European Green TV 2010-2011 - Philips 42PFL6805

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