Canon has received several awards from the Technical Image Press Association (Tipa) for the cameras and printer supplies it offers to photographers.

The company picked up six accolades at Tipa's 2012 presentation, which the firm stated is testament to the wide portfolio of products available to users.

These included three prizes for items in its EOS range of cameras, as well as the best multifunction photo printer award for its Pixma MG8250 model.

Marketing director for professional imaging at Canon Europe Kieran Magee said he was pleased to have received the honours, which reflect an exceptional 12 months for the company that has seen several landmark product launches, including the EOS C300 and 5D Mark III.

He added: "The phenomenal reception from the Tipa judging panel highlights Canon's commitment to imaging excellence and the impressive consumer and professional products we have developed."

The Tipa panel includes editors from leading photography magazines around the world and the judges assess items on factors ranging from design and innovation to the quality of their final outputs.

In its 2012 awards, the group awarded the Best DSLR Professional model to the EOS-1D X for its high-speed, high-sensitivity technology and excellent image quality.

Tipa also praised the EOS 5D Mark III as being the best video DSLR, noting the product has "changed the landscape of digital photography" for the way it combines still image and video capabilities.

When the Mark III was introduced last month, Mr Magee stated the firm had "listened carefully to feedback from its passionate community of users to improve performance in every area", adding it is faster and more responsive than its predecessor.

The Pixma MG8250 was also praised by Tipa for its "sleek design" and range of connectivity features, such as wireless printing direct from mobile devices.

Its system of using six ink cartridges to produce sharp, grain-free photos in just 20 seconds was also highlighted as an advantage of the machine.