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The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) has announced it will hold the CP+ 2012 Camera & Imaging Show from 9-12 February 2012, at the Pacifico Yokohama, Japan. The history of CP+ stretches back more than 50 years, tracing its origins to the first Japan Camera Show. This year marks the third year since the venue moved to Yokohama, an international port city and one of the largest cities in Japan. The year 2012 also marks the 150th anniversary of Yokohama as the birthplace of commercial photography in Japan, where in 1862 Renjo Shimooka founded a photography studio. Click through / read on for a detailed list of events that will be taking place at CP+ 2012.
CP+ Press Release
Camera & Photo Imaging Show CP+ 2012
World Premiere – The power of photography to bring the world together
The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) (JCII Bldg. 25, Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan; President: Makoto Kimura) will hold the CP+ 2012 Camera & Imaging Show from February 9 (Thursday) to 12 (Sunday), 2012, at the Pacifico Yokohama, Japan.
The history of CP+ stretches back more than 50 years, tracing its origins to the first Japan Camera Show. This year marks the third year since the venue moved to Yokohama, an international port city and one of the largest cities in Japan. CP+ has grown into one of the largest comprehensive camera and imaging shows in Asia. CP+ 2011 drew approximately 50,000 visitors, ranging from business users to casual consumers, and served as the stage for the introduction of 45 World Premier models (products announced to the world for the first time). An even larger number of new models are expected to be announced during CP+ 2012.
Japan is an international leader in the photography and imaging business. Japanese manufacturers command approximately 80% of the global market for digital cameras, and more than 99% of the market for interchangeable lens type digital cameras. Taking advantage of Japan’s position as the center of the photo and imaging industry, CP+ acts as a launch pad for presenting the world with the latest information on a wide range of areas in the industry, from the initial input of data to its final output.
The year 2012 also marks the 150 anniversary of Yokohama as the birthplace of commercial photography in Japan, where in 1862 Renjo Shimooka founded a photography studio. The second “Photo Yokohama”, an international photo event organized by the city of Yokohama in cooperation with CP+, will also be held on a grander scale by coordinating with a greater number of cultural institutions, organizations, and agencies. Moving into the future, CP+ and the city of Yokohama will continue working together to further the advancement of photo and imaging culture.
In line with the theme “World Premiere – The power of photography to bring the world together”, a number of events will be held at CP+ 2012 to explore different aspects of photo and imaging culture There will be a special panel discussion in which specialists talk about the lives and work of Renjo Shimooka and Hikoma Ueno, two pioneers of commercial photography in Japan. There will also be a seminar on SLR video technology and its growing presence in commercial films and motion pictures, as well as other events related to the history and trends of photography. By exposing visitors to the fun of “shooting, viewing and linking”, CP+ 2012 plans to deliver four days packed with product and photo exhibits and events that fully demonstrate the power of photography.
Event Title: CP+ 2012
Event Theme: World Premiere – The power of photography to bring the world together
Period: Thursday, February 9 – Sunday, February 12, 2012
February 9 (Thu) 12:00 – 17:00 (* Premier Time: 10:00 - 12:00)
February 10 (Fri) – 11 (Sat) 10:00 – 17:00
February 12 (Sun) 10:00 – 16:00
* The regular hours have been shortened by one hour to help save electricity.
* Premier Time is only open to members of the press, VIPs, and premier ticket holders.
Venue: Pacifico Yokohama (Exhibition Hall and Annex Hall)
Admission: ¥1,000 for general visitors (incl. tax) *Free admission for visitors who pre-register on the Website
Free admission for visitors aged 65 years and older (silver pass or other proof of age required), visitors with a physical disability certificate, and children aged 12 years and younger
Organiser: Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA)
Sponsor: Japan Photo and Video Accessory Association
Supporters: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan Tourism Agency, Kanagawa
Prefecture, City of Yokohama, Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Main Exhibition Subjects
Cameras, Lenses, Photo Accessories, Printers, Photo Retouching Software, Mobile Devices,
Displays, Projectors, Photo Finishing Products, Photo Books, Printing Paper, Studio Accessories & Equipment, etc.
Expected number of exhibitors and visitors (as of November 16, 2011)
- Exhibitors: 86 organizations (including 17 joint exhibitions) anticipated
(Last year: 99 organizations, including 15 joint exhibitions)
- Number of exhibition booth lots: 802 (including the organizer’s zone) anticipated
(Last year: 810, including the organizer’s zone)
- Registered Visitors: 50,000 (target) (Last year: 49,368)
Noteworthy Events of CP+ 2012
Makoto Kimura, President of Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA)
February 9 (Thu) 13:00–14:00 Annex Hall F201/202 Free admission, pre-registration required
Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation
The rapid pace of technological innovation and developments fuel the constant evolution of camera and video equipment, and today Japanese manufacturers play a more important role in this process than ever before. Makoto Kimura, President of Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA), will describe the current situation and future image of Japan’s camera and imaging equipment industries, as well as discuss the role CIPA should assume in light of the shipping results and market trends over the last few years.
Special Panel Discussion on the 150th Anniversary of Commercial Photography in Japan
“The Lives, Work, and Photos of Japan’s Pioneers in Commercial Photography: Renjo Shimooka and Hikoma Ueno”
“Authenticating Old Photos: Distinguishing Real Renjo Shimooka Photos from the Fake” Keisho Ishiguro, old photo collector
“Examining the Photos of Hikoma Ueno and His Approach to Photography” Junichi Himeno, Professor of Nagasaki University Faculty of Environmental Studies
Coordinator: Naomi Izakura, JCII Camera Museum, old photo researcher
February 10 (Fri) 10:30–12:00 Annex Hall F205/206 Free admission, pre-registration required In 1862, shortly after Japan decided to open its doors to the outside world, two commercial photographers founded their businesses: Renjo Shimooka in Yokohama, and Hikoma Ueno in Nagasaki. In this session three researchers of old photos will discuss the lives and work of these groundbreaking photographers and the photos they left.
Panel Discussion and Seminar on SLR Videos (for professional photographers)
Panel Discussion: SLR Videos Give Rise to New Imaging Business
Yasuhiro Miyahara (photographer), Kotaro Takano (video creator), and Hisayuki Yamamoto (video engineer)
Coordinator: Yasushi Kawamoto (Editor-in-chief, monthly magazine “Commercial Photo”)
February 9 (Thu) 11:00–12:30 Annex Hall F205/206 Free admission, pre-registration required
What business opportunities does the video functionality of digital SLR cameras offer professional photographers? Three professionals get together to discuss the current state of the video production business and new methods for employing photo shooting techniques to make videos.
Seminar: SLR Video Hands-on Lecture for Photographers
Jiro Hirayama (photographer) and Hiroshi Kano (photographer)
February 10 (Fri) 14:00–16:00 Annex Hall F205/206 Free admission, pre-registration required Two photographers currently working with digital SLR videos take an hour each to walk through their filming process. Each photographer discusses their initial planning stage, how they develop on-site ideas, the different video shooting and editing techniques they use, and how they deliver their work. This seminar is a must for all photographers looking to land jobs in the movie industry in the future!
“Photo Yokohama” presents
Elliott Erwitt (Magnum Photos) Talk Show
February 9 (Thu) 11:00–12:00 Annex Hall F201/202 Free admission, pre-registration required
English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation
Elliot Erwitt, a world renowned photographer and member of Magnum Photos, will come to Japan and take part in a special talk show held during CP+ in cooperation with “Photo Yokohama”.
Magnum Photos is a group composed of and operated by the world’s elite photo journalists. The group was founded in 1947 by Henri Cartier-Bresson (France), George Rodger (Great Britain), David “Chim” Seymour (Poland), and Robert Capa (Hungary), the latter being the brainchild of the group.
Panel Discussion by Top Engineers
February 9 (Thu) 14:15–15:45 Annex Hall F201/202 Free admission, pre-registration required Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation
It is clear that the digital age has truly arrived. In this session Yasunori Ichikawa of JCII Camera Museum speaks with top engineers from different manufacturers to discuss how cameras have changed and evolved in the digital age. In addition to talking about the advent of the much-hyped mirrorless camera and examining digital cameras that are already seemingly oversaturated with pixels, the panelists will discuss what is needed in cameras of the future.
Takashi Suzuki (General Manager, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.) / Tatsuo Konno (Senior General Manager, CANON INC.) / Fujino Makoto (EXPERT, SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION) / Yasuyuki Nagata (Deputy Senior General Manager, Sony Corporation) / Tetsuya Yamamoto (General Manager, Nikon Corporation) / Shinobu Fusa (General Manager Products Planning Group, Panasonic Corporation) / Norihiro Sakaguchi (General Manager, RICOH COMPANY, LTD.)
(*Panelists are subject to change.)
CP+ Technological Academy
Part 1: February 9 (Thu) 13:00–15:50 Part 2: February 10 (Fri) 10:30–13:20 Part 3: February 10
Annex Hall F203/204 ¥5,000/part, pre-registration required. Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation.
Cooperating partners: Japan Optomechatronics Association, Optical Society of Japan, and the Society of Photographic Science and Technology of Japan