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CIPA Guideline List

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CIPA DCG-001-Translation-2018 Individual Guidelines for noting digital camera specifications on Number of pixels, Image file and Focal length of the lens

Guideline Title DCG-001-Translation-2018
Individual Guidelines for noting digital camera specifications on Number of pixels,
Image file and Focal length of the lens
Publication 2018-01-23
Deliberated by Technical Working Group, DCG-001 and Documentation Rule Sub-Working Group
Note [Application Policy]
For all new products released onto the market six months after the publication date of this guideline, the aim is to have the relevant articles of this guideline presented in catalogs and operation manuals, etc.
Provided, however, that this guideline does not apply any restrictions to the products currently being manufactured or sold in the market.

[Others]
This Guideline is the revised edition of DCG-001-Translation-2014.
The previous version is here.

CIPA DCG-002-Translation-2016 Specification Guideline for Digital Cameras (Revised version)

Guideline Title CIPA DCG-002-Translation-2016
Specification Guideline for Digital Cameras (Revised version)
Publication 2016-02-19
Deliberated by Technical Working Group,  DSC Specification Sub-Working Group
Note [Application Policy]
This guideline has been established to help to avoid consumer confusion by unifying the notation method of the items of the digital camera currently used inharmonious in future catalogs, operation manuals, etc.
CIPA will recommend its own members as well as worldwide manufacturers and sellers of digital cameras to employ this guideline. This guideline is not enforceable but observation of the following rules when presenting the camera specifications in catalogs is advised.
(1) For new products released onto the market after the publication date of this guideline, it is practicable that the relevant articles of this guideline be presented in catalogs and operation manuals, etc.
(2) For all new products released onto the market six months after the publication date of this guideline, the aim is to have the relevant articles of this guideline presented in catalogs and operation manuals, etc.
Provided, however, that this guideline does not apply any restrictions to the products currently being manufactured or sold in the market.

[Others]
This Guideline is the revised edition of CIPA DCG-002-2012.
The 2007 version is here. English / Chinese

CIPA DCG-007-Translation-2015 Description Method for Image Stabilization Performance of Digital Cameras (Electronic/Hybrid Systems)

Guideline Title CIPA DCG-007-Translation-2015
Description Method for Image Stabilization Performance of Digital Cameras
(Electronic/Hybrid Systems)
Publication 2015-02-06
Deliberated by Technical Working Group, Anti-blur Sub-Working Group
Note [Application Policy]
(1) For new products released onto the market after the publication date of this standard, it is practicable that the relevant articles of this guideline be presented in catalogs and operation manuals, etc.
(2) For all new products released onto the market after August 1, 2015, the aim is to have the relevant articles of this guideline presented in catalogs and operation manuals, etc.

CIPA DCG-006-Translation-2012 Implementation Guidelines for DPS over IP

Guideline Title CIPA DCG-006-Translation-2012 White paper
Implementation Guidelines for DPS over IP
Publication 2012-02-09
Deliberated by Standard Development Working Group, DPS Sub-Working Group
History 2012-02 Published CIPA DCG-006-Translation-2012
2019-06 Confirmed
Note  

CIPA DCG-003-Translation-2009 The Guideline for the Graphical Symbols of Digital Cameras

Guideline Title CIPA DCG-003-Translation-2009  
CIPA DCG-003-Translation-C-2009 Chinese
The Guideline for the Graphical Symbols of Digital Cameras
Publication 2009-10-30
Deliberated by Technical Working Group, Graphical Symbol Sub-Working Group
History 2008-05 Published: CIPA DCG-003-Translation-2008
2009-10 Revised: CIPA DCG-003-Translation-2009
2020-09 Confirmed
Note [Application Policy]
This guideline has been established to help to avoid consumer confusion by unifying the notation method of the items of the digital camera currently used inharmonious in future catalogs, operation manuals, etc.
CIPA will recommend its own members as well as worldwide manufacturers and sellers of digital cameras to employ this guideline.
This guideline is not enforceable but observation of the following rules when presenting the camera specifications in catalogs is advised.
(1) For new products released onto the market after the publication date of this guideline, it is practicable that the relevant articles of this guideline be presented in catalogs and operation manuals, etc.
(2) For all new products released onto the market six months after the publication date of this guideline, the aim is to have the relevant articles of this guideline presented in catalogs and operation manuals, etc.
Provided, however, that this guideline does not apply any restrictions to the products currently being manufactured or sold in the market.

CIPA DCG-005-Translation-2009 Measurement and Description Method for Weight and Dimensions of Digital Cameras

Guideline Title CIPA DCG-005-Translation-2009  
CIPA DCG-005-Translation-C-2009 Chinese
Measurement and Description Method for Weight and Dimensions of Digital Cameras
Publication 2009-09-14
Deliberated by Technical Working Group, Weight & Dimensions Sub-Working Group
History 2009-09 Published: CIPA DCG-005-Translation-2009
2020-09 Confirmed
Note [Application Policy]
This guideline has been established to help to avoid consumer confusion by unifying the notation method of the items of the digital camera currently used inharmonious in future catalogs, operation manuals, etc.
CIPA will recommend its own members as well as worldwide manufacturers and sellers of digital cameras to employ this guideline.
This guideline is not enforceable but observation of the following rules when presenting the camera specifications in catalogs is advised.
(1) For new products released onto the market after the publication date of this guideline, it is practicable that the relevant articles of this guideline be presented in catalogs and operation manuals, etc.
(2) For all new products released onto the market six months after the publication date of this guideline, the aim is to have the relevant articles of this guideline presented in catalogs and operation manuals, etc.
Provided, however, that this guideline does not apply any restrictions to the products currently being manufactured or sold in the market.