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These have been discussed in CIPA since July 2002. Bulletins on the discussion are issued and the completed final draft is also posted.

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Digital Cameras

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CIPA DC-003-Translation-2020 Resolution Measurement Methods for Digital Cameras

Standard Title CIPA DC-003-Translation-2020  
Resolution Measurement Methods for Digital Cameras
Publication 2020-09-29
Deliberated by Technical Working Group, Resolution Sub-Working Group
History 2003-12 Published: CIPA DC-003-Translation-2003
2020-09 Revised
Note A statement has not been obtained from Sub-Working Group Participant Members to the effect that Essential Intellectual Property Rights are licensed under reasonable (or free) and nondiscriminatory terms. This is because it is believed that no Intellectual Property Rights will be infringed by the use of CIPA Standards upon the addition/modification of Mandatory Provisions pursuant to the revision of CIPA Standards on this occasion.
However, neither CIPA nor any of its members shall warrant that Essential Intellectual Property Rights are not included in these CIPA Standards, and shall take any responsibility even if the CIPA Standards do include Essential Intellectual Property Rights.

[Application Policy]
This standard has been established to help to avoid consumer confusion by standardizing the method of presenting the resolution of each type of digital camera 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 standard.
This standard is not enforceable but observation of the following rules when presenting the camera resolution in catalogs is advised.
(1) For new products released onto the market after the publication date of this standard, it is practicable that the relevant articles of this standard 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 standard, the aim is to have the relevant articles of this standard presented in catalogs and operation manuals, etc.
Provided, however, that this standard does not apply any restrictions to the products currently being manufactured or sold in the market.

[Miscellaneous]
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CIPA DC-004-Translation-2020 Sensitivity of Digital Cameras

Standard Title CIPA DC-004-Translation-2020  
Sensitivity of digital cameras
Publication 2020-09-29
Deliberated by Technical Working Group, Sensitivity Sub-Working Group
History 2004-07 Published: CIPA DC-004-Translation-2003
2020-09 Revised
Note A statement has not been obtained from Sub-Working Group Participant Members to the effect that Essential Intellectual Property Rights are licensed under reasonable (or free) and nondiscriminatory terms. This is because it is believed that no Intellectual Property Rights will be infringed by the use of CIPA Standards upon the addition/modification of Mandatory Provisions pursuant to the revision of CIPA Standards on this occasion.
However, neither CIPA nor any of its members shall warrant that Essential Intellectual Property Rights are not included in these CIPA Standards, and shall take any responsibility even if the CIPA Standards do include Essential Intellectual Property Rights.

[Application Policy]
This standard has been established to help to avoid consumer confusion by standardizing the method of presenting the sensitivity of each type of digital camera 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 standard.
This standard is not enforceable but observation of the following rules when presenting the camera sensitivity in catalogs is advised.
(1) For new products released onto the market after the publication date of this standard, it is practicable that the relevant articles of this standard be presented in catalogs and operation manuals, etc.
(2) For all new products released onto the market after March 1, 2007, the aim is to have the relevant articles of this standard presented in catalogs and operation manuals, etc.
Provided, however, that this standard does not apply any restrictions to the products currently being manufactured or sold in the market.

CIPA DC-010-2020 Exif2.32 metadata for XMP

Standard Title CIPA DC-010-2020  
Exif2.32 metadata for XMP
Publication 2020-04-21
Deliberated by Standard Development Working Group
History 2012-01 Published: CIPA DC-010-2012
2017-08 Revised: CIPA DC-010-2017
2020-04 Revised
Note  

CIPA DC-002-Translation-2020 Standard Procedure for Measuring Digital Still Camera Battery Consumption.

Standard Title CIPA DC-002-Translation-2020  
Standard Procedure for Measuring Digital Still Camera Battery Consumption
Publication 2020-01-21
Deliberated by Technical Working Group
History 2003-12 Published: CIPA DC-002-Translation-2003
2020-01 Revised
Note [Application Policy]
This standard has been established to help to avoid consumer confusion by standardizing the method of presenting the battery consumption of each type of digital camera, which is now being inconsistently described in catalogs, operation manuals, etc.
CIPA will recommend its own members as well as worldwide manufacturers and sellers of digital cameras to employ this standard.
This standard is not enforceable but observation of the following rules is advised.
(1) For new products released onto the market after the publication date of this standard, it is practicable that the relevant articles of this standard 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 standard, the aim is to have the relevant articles of this standard presented in catalogs and operation manuals, etc.
Provided, however, that this standard does not apply any restrictions to the products currently being manufactured or sold in the market.

CIPA DC-008-Translation-2019 Exchangeable image file format for digital still cameras : Exif Version 2.32

Standard Title CIPA DC-008-Translation-2019  
Exchangeable image file format for digital still cameras: Exif Version 2.32
Publication 2019-05-17
Deliberated by Standard Development Working Group, Exif/DCF Working Group
Note Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) and Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) jointly worked out this draft

This Standard is the revised edition of CIPA DC-008-2016.
The previous version is here.

CIPA DC-011-Translation-2015 Measurement and Description Method for Image Stabilization Performance of Digital Cameras (Optical Systems)

Standard Title CIPA DC-011-Translation-2015  
Measurement and Description Method for Image Stabilization Performance of Digital Cameras (Optical 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 standard 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 standard presented in catalogs and operation manuals, etc.

This Standard is the revised edition of CIPA DC-011-2012.

CIPA DC-009-2010 Design rule for Camera File system : DCF Version 2.0 (Edition 2010)

Standard Title CIPA DC-009-2010  
Design rule for Camera File system : DCF Version 2.0 (Edition 2010)
Publication 2010-04-26
Deliberated by Standard Development Working Group,
Exif/DCF Working Group
History 2009-09 Published: CIPA DC-009-Translation-2009
2010-04 Revised: CIPA DC-009-Translation-2010
2020-09 Confirmed
Note Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) and Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) jointly established this standard.

CIPA DC-007-2009 Multi-Picture Format

Standard Title CIPA DC-007-2009 White paper
Multi-Picture Format
Publication 2009-02-04
Deliberated by Standard Development Working Group, Multi-Picture Format Sub-Working Group
Note  

CIPA DC-006-2008 Stereo Still Image Format for Digital Cameras

Standard Title CIPA DC-006-2008 White paper
Stereo Still Image Format for Digital Cameras
Publication 2008-08-08
Deliberated by Standard Development Working Group, Stereo Image Format Sub-Working Group
Note  

CIPA DC-005-2005 “Picture Transfer Protocol” over TCP/IP networks (PTP-IP)

Standard Title CIPA DC-005-2005 White paper
“Picture Transfer Protocol” over TCP/IP networks (PTP-IP)
Publication 2005-11-08
Deliberated by Standard Development Working Group, PTPIP Sub-Working Group
History 2005-11 Published CIPA DC-005-2005
2019-06 Confirmed
Note This was proposed to be a CIPA standard on 2005-04-06 by the following FotoNation Inc.

CIPA DC-001-2003 Digital Photo Solutions for Imaging Devices

Standard Title CIPA DC-001-2003 White paper
Digital Photo Solutions for Imaging Devices
Publication 2003-02-03
Deliberated by Standard Development Working Group, DPS Sub-Working Group
History 2003-02 Published CIPA DC-001-2003
2019-06 Confirmed
Note This was proposed to be a CIPA standard on 2002-12-04 by the following six companies; Canon, Fuji, HP, Olympus, Seiko Epson and Sony.

Common to Film Camera & Digital Camera

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CIPA AD-001-Translation-2020 Cross recess for machine screws for precision instruments (#0)

Standard Title CIPA AD-001-Translation-2020  
Cross recess for machine screws for precision instruments (#0)
Publication 2020-06-25
Deliberated by Technical Working Group, Camera Element Sub-Working Group
History 2020-07 Published: CIPA AD-001-Translation-2020
Note ・This CIPA standard has been prepared as a result of newly reviewing related items based on Japan Camera Industrial Standard JCIS 8-70
・A statement has not been obtained from Sub-Working Group Participant Members to the effect that Essential Intellectual Property Rights are licensed under reasonable (or free) and nondiscriminatory terms. This is because it is believed that no Intellectual Property Rights will be infringed by the use of CIPA Standards upon the establishment, addition, or modification of Mandatory Provisions pursuant to the enactment of CIPA Standards on this occasion. However, neither CIPA nor any of its members shall warrant that Essential Intellectual Property Rights are not included in these CIPA Standards and shall take any responsibility even if the CIPA Standards do include Essential Intellectual Property Rights.

CIPA AD-002-Translation-2020 Screwdriver bit for cross recessed head screws for precision instruments (#0 screwdriver bit)

Standard Title CIPA AD-002-Translation-2020  
Screwdriver bit for cross recessed head screws for precision instruments (#0 screwdriver bit)
Publication 2020-06-25
Deliberated by Technical Working Group, Camera Element Sub-Working Group
History 2020-07 Published: CIPA AD-002-Translation-2020
Note ・This CIPA standard has been prepared as a result of newly reviewing related items based on Japan Camera Industrial Standard JCIS 9-70
・A statement has not been obtained from Sub-Working Group Participant Members to the effect that Essential Intellectual Property Rights are licensed under reasonable (or free) and nondiscriminatory terms. This is because it is believed that no Intellectual Property Rights will be infringed by the use of CIPA Standards upon the establishment, addition, or modification of Mandatory Provisions pursuant to the enactment of CIPA Standards on this occasion. However, neither CIPA nor any of its members shall warrant that Essential Intellectual Property Rights are not included in these CIPA Standards and shall take any responsibility even if the CIPA Standards do include Essential Intellectual Property Rights.

CIPA AD-003-Translation-2020 Cross recessed head machine screws for precision instruments (#0 machine screws)

Standard Title CIPA AD-003-Translation-2020  
Cross recessed head machine screws for precision instruments (#0 machine screws)
Publication 2020-06-25
Deliberated by Technical Working Group, Camera Element Sub-Working Group
History 2020-07 Published: CIPA AD-003-Translation-2020
Note ・This CIPA standard has been prepared as a result of newly reviewing related items based on Japan Camera Industrial Standard JCIS 10-70
・A statement has not been obtained from Sub-Working Group Participant Members to the effect that Essential Intellectual Property Rights are licensed under reasonable (or free) and nondiscriminatory terms. This is because it is believed that no Intellectual Property Rights will be infringed by the use of CIPA Standards upon the establishment, addition, or modification of Mandatory Provisions pursuant to the enactment of CIPA Standards on this occasion. However, neither CIPA nor any of its members shall warrant that Essential Intellectual Property Rights are not included in these CIPA Standards and shall take any responsibility even if the CIPA Standards do include Essential Intellectual Property Rights.

Exif & DCF

This was established by the JCIA (Japan Camera Industry Association), the central organization for deliberations and the predecessor of CIPA. JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) manages the standards, while CIPA discusses technology and promotes the standards.

*CIPA and JEITA have jointly established and managed these standards since 2009.