As the performance of digital cameras advances, vibration reduction (VR) is becoming an increasingly key technology. Nikon has been gaining a high reputation in the market over many years since the company was the first to release a 35mm compact camera incorporating unique VR technology in 1994. Nikon's secret of high performance and reliability is examined in an interview with an engineer who has been involved with developing VR technology.
- USUI, Kazutoshi
- Development 3, 2nd Development Dept., Development Management Dept., Imaging Company, Nikon Corporation
- Joined the company in 1989. Assigned to the information-equipment office and was involved in developing magnetic optical-disc technology for five years. Since being transferred to the Imaging Company, he has been working exclusively on vibration-reduction technology development for 12 years. He enjoys taking pictures of his dog using a VR lens in his free time, and he likes paragliding.