CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) has today published a draft of their new 'Specification Guideline for Digital Cameras', this document is designed to provide guidelines to manufacturers for the publication of specifications and features for digital cameras. It covers a wide range of details such as focal length, effective pixels, sensitivity, signal to noise ratio and even weight, dimensions and volume. One interesting inclusion is a distinction between mechanical image stabilization and digital blur reduction. CIPA members include Canon, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Sigma and Sony.

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