4 cameras were selected as Japanese Historical Cameras of 2023 – do you agree with the choices?

Pentax K-3 Mark III Monochrome digital camera product images
(Image credit: Ricoh / Pentax)

Japan has been producing some of the world's top cameras for over a century and, to celebrate this, the JCII Japan Camera Foundation presents awards to the best domestically produced cameras at the end of each year, creating an archive of the award winners.

This year's award was presented to four camera models: the Nikon Zf, the Pentax K-3 Mark III Monochrome, the Canon EOS R100, and the Sony DSC-HX99 RNV retinal projection camera. These camera models represent the greatest cameras produced by Japanese manufacturers, released in 2023. The award winners were deliberated over and chosen by The Historic Camera Review Committee, comprised of experts and academics with a neutral standpoint. 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.