In interview with the magazine imaging+foto-contact, the CASIO research and development managers Jin Nakayama and Tatsuo Shimazaki talk about the current state of technology, the future of digital photography and their vision of the perfect camera.
What opportunities do you mean?
Tatsuo Shimazaki
The larger refraction coefficients cause a reduction in the radius of the lens curve. This means that a ceramic lens is not only smaller, but also flatter than a comparable element made from optical glass. This in turn allows us to place the various lens groups in the lens closer to each other, thereby reducing the size by almost 20 percent. As a result, it is possible to place lenses with a higher zoom factor and resolution in extremely compact camera housings. This is a major step forward in our attempts to miniaturise digital photography.
Continuing to believe in Casio technologies:
from left, from Casio Computer Co. Ltd. Tatsuo Shimazaki, General Manager of lens development, Hamura R & D Centre, and Jin Nakayama, General Manager QV Digitalcamera Unit Product Development. From Casio Europe GmbH Hiroshi Nakamura and Ricky Stewart, Senior Sales Manager Digital Imaging.
One last question: If you met a fairy who promised you the digital camera of your dreams, how would you describe this camera?
Jin Nakayama
A company like Casio cannot dream but obviously, I personally can! I would wish for a camera which was so small that I wouldn't even notice it in my pocket. But obviously that's not all: I'd want a camera with which even a complete beginner could not fail to take perfect photos. Because after all, that is what photography is all about.
Gentlemen, thank you very much for talking to us.
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