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):