Cameras and photography were birthed in Europe, so how did the Asian island country of Japan become the most dominant player in the global camera industry? Here’s a great 30-minute video that explores that question, offering a look into the history and culture of cameras in Japan.
“From compact point-and-shoot digital cameras to high-end SLRs, and those built into smartphones, cameras are a part of everyday life in Japan,” the show says. “Durability, affordability, and advanced features have earned Japanese-made cameras great popularity around the world.”
“This time we explore Japan’s fascination with cameras.”