CIPA - Camera & Imaging Products Association

Organization Chart

Board of Directors

The Board makes decisions that affects the entire association, such as appointing representative directors, isuing technical standards, and submitting proposals to the General Meeting.

President

Hiroyuki Sasa
OLYMPUS CORPORATION
President and
Representative Director

Vice President

Jin Nakayama
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
Senior Executive Officer
Senior General Manager
QV Digital Camera Division

Members of the Board

  • CANON INC.
  • FUJIFILM Corporation
  • Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd.
  • NIKON CORPORATION
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Ricoh Company, Ltd.
  • SIGMA CORPORATION
  • Sony Corporation
  • Tamron Co., Ltd.

Auditors

  • NIDEC COPAL CORPORATION
  • SEIKO Precision Inc.

Bussiness Operation Committee

Matters to be referred to the Committee

  • Response to comprehensive problems within the industry
  • Research and statistics on market trends and others
  • Trade law related to the business of CIPA
  • Business related to environmental problems

Research & Statistics Working Group

Duties

  • Research and statistics on markets related directly or indirectly to the business of CIPA
  • Research on other problems related to the business of CIPA

Trade Affairs Working Group

Duties

  • Research on trade and customs to the business of CIPA and the planning of measures to deal with this

Environment Working Group

Duties

  • Collection of information concerning related laws and guidelines, and examination and recommendations concerning measures to deal with quality, safety or environmental issues
  • Research, analysis or approach on restrictions regarding quality, safety or environmental issues related to the business of CIPA

Camera & Photo Imaging Show Committee

Planning and operation of the CP+ event, for the purpose of providing information about cameras and the culture of photography and filmmaking.
CP+ is an event based in Japan, the manufacturing hub of cameras and imaging products, for spreading information worldwide.

Project Council

The Project Council is to handle the following subjects regarding the CIPA:

  • Subjects requiring swift decision-making and action.
  • Issues that fall outside the scope of the Business Operation Committee and Standardization Committee.
  • Special issues regarding confidentiality.
  • Planning to create, revise or abolish projects, and consultation to the Board of Directors on the plan.
  • Review and deliberation of project-related decisions, and report to and consult the Board of Directors.

Standardization Committee

Matters to be referred to the Committee

  • Planning and consultations concerning standards related to the business of the CIPA
  • Establishment, alteration, abolition and promotion of CIPA standards
  • Suggestion for the establishment, alteration and abolition of the standards of ISO/IEC and JIS and their promotion
  • Research on trends in standardization in Japan and overseas and exchanges with organizations promoting standardization
  • Treatment of intellectual property related to standardization activities
  • Research on industrial property rights, copyrights and other intellectual property related to the business of the CIPA
  • Requests and opinions on problems concerning intellectual property related to the business of the CIPA
  • Standardization related to the business of the CIPA
  • Management of working groups
    • Planning of the establishment, alteration and abolition of working groups and reporting to the Board of Directors
    • Selection of matters for discussion in working groups and reporting to the Board of Directors
    • Examination of matters determined by working groups and reporting to the Board of Directors

Standard Development Working Group

Duties

  • Activities concerning standards for digital cameras, film cameras and related devices, instruments and software
  • Recommendations concerning standards to international standardization organizations, such as the ISO/IEC, and activities concerning the establishment of international standards
  • Activities concerning cooperation and joint examination with other industrial associations and standardization organizations in Japan and overseas
  • Preparation of written explanations to deepen the understanding of manufacturers concerning standards

Sub-WG List

  • Exif/DCF Sub-WG
  • DPS Sub-WG
  • PTPIP Sub-WG
  • Stereo Image Format Sub-WG
  • Multi-Picture Format Sub-WG
  • Exif Metadata Sub-WG

Technical Working Group

Duties

  • Activities concerning standards for technologies and notations for digital cameras, film cameras and related devices, instruments and software
    • Recommendations concerning standards to international standardization organizations, such as ISO/IEC, and activities concerning the establishment of international standards
    • Recommendations to standardization organizations in Japan concerning JIS and other standards
    • Activities concerning the standards of the CIPA
    • Activities concerning the alteration and abolition of existing standards
    • Activities concerning consistency between existing standards
  • Activities concerning cooperation and joint examination with other industrial associations and standardization organizations in Japan and overseas
  • Drafting of common notations of functions and performance related to the application of the standards in 1

Sub-WG List

  • Graphic Symbol Sub-WG
  • Battery Life Sub-WG
  • Sensitivity Sub-WG
  • Image Sensors Sub-WG
  • Camera Element Sub-WG
  • Resolution Sub-WG
  • Documentation Rule Sub-WG
  • DSC Specification Sub-WG
  • Anti-blur Sub-WG
  • Weight & Dimensions Sub-WG

Intellectual Properties Working Group

Duties

  • Research concerning industrial property rights, copyrights and other intellectual property related to standardization
  • Requests and opinions on problems concerning intellectual property related to standardization