I'm sure you can find information about the new camera models on gear sites; I'm not here to tell you about that. For me, CP+ drove home the fact that Japan is a camera nation. Of course Japan is the home of many notable camera manufacturers, all of whom were represented at the event. But by "camera nation" I also mean the fact that it's simply much more common to see people walking around with cameras here. I would guess that (by ratio) there are more hobbyist, or "high amateur" photographers in Japan than anywhere else. One species of photographer, an older man affectionately called "grandpa," is particularly common. I know a local park where you can always find four or five "grandpas" pointing huge telephoto lenses at a pond, waiting for a rare bird of some sort to make an appearance. I'm not sure whether "grandpa" photographers even care so much about getting the final shot, or whether preparing and using special equipment doesn't represent the actual thrill of their activity.