Shoichiro Takeda contributed this article from Tokyo, Japan
CP+ 2012—the Camera & Photo Imaging Show--opened on February 9 and ran through the 12th in Yokohama, Japan. There were 65,120 visitors. Following are some news highlights from the show.
No More “Mirrorless”
On 9 February 2012, Mr. Makoto Kimura, The Representative Director of CIPA, announced at the opening speech that: “We will no longer use the nomenclature (mirrorless camera). Instead, we will adopt ‘non-reflex camera’ for this category”.
CIPA used to divide digital cameras into two categories, “fixed lens camera” and “interchangeable lens camera”, the latter being further divided into two subcategories, “single lens reflex camera” and “mirrorless camera”. From now on, the latter of these two subcategories will be changed to “non-reflex camera”. Mr. Kimura added that CIPA will not force the members to use this new terminology, but will leave it to the discretion of individual member companies as to which terminology to use. He has stressed that this new terminology was coined for the use in the statistics that CIPA will publicise, and merely as an antonym of the single lens reflex camera.