2016 Nine Japanese Historical Cameras by JCII

Which cameras are outstanding in 2016?

Japan Camera Industry Institute (JCII), a group to promote photography and image culture in Japan, has a committee to select ” Japanese Historical Cameras”. They do it every year, and this year’s version is now available.

What is a historical camera? According to JCII, there are some definitions. First, it is invented in Japan and is meaningful in the history of technology. Second, it is significant in the history of cameras for reasons such as it is massively popular in the camera market. The committee is led by Mayumi Moriyama and is made up with independent experts and scholars. All new products released in a year are subject to review.

Below are 2016’s Japanese Historical Cameras (arranged by release date):

Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II

The world’s first compact digital camera with a full-frame sensor that adjusts the optical low pass filter.

Nikon D5

A full-frame digital camera with functions such as -4EV (centre focus point) and the AF sensor with 153 points. Because of these it works in various shooting conditions.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

A digital camera featuring Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Digital Lens Optimizer

Pentax K-1

The world’s first digital camera with the built-in five-axis image stabilizer.

Sigma sd Quattro

A mirrorless digital camera with Foveon Quattro sensor.

Fujifilm X-T2

The world’s first mirrorless digital camera with a three-way tiltable LCD screen. It enhanced AF performance and the ability to track moving subjects.

Sony α99 II

An interchangeable digital camera with the Hybrid Phase Detection AF System.

Sigma sd Quattro H

A mirrorless digital camera with APS-H Foveon Quattro sensor.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

A mirrorless digital camera with 121 all cross-type AF points capable of high-speed continuous shooting.

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