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Please also see the talk page for United States of America. There is too little here which relates to photography and too much which is covered better elsewhere. Should this be deleted?--Vox 04:28, 20 February 2012 (PST)

Yes, I think so. Somebody qualified might eventually write a short history of the Japanese camera, which would have to include prewar and wartime innovations, postwar recovery, cameras that appeared to copy (but were sometimes arguably better than) the Contax and Leica, advances with the SLR, etc etc. But I doubt that this is salvagable. As an example of what is about cameras, consider: After the cheap, sturdy and easy-to-use American cassette film camera types went out of fashion the Japanese camera makers dominated the world market by the sheer quality and leading technology of their half-automatic and fully automatic cameras for 35mm film and their leading role in the development of the digital cameras. Are the American camera Arguses? Instamatics? And what happened to Germany? Etc etc. -- Hoarier 06:31, 20 February 2012 (PST)