The Camera GP is an award that focuses primarily on cameras and lenses. It is sponsored by the Camera Journal Press Club (C.J.P.C. / Japan), which was established in September 1963 and is made up of editors from 12 camera and photography magazines (as of April 2016). The winner of the Editors Award, of which the D500 is this year's recipient, is selected from all cameras and imaging devices, with the exception of those selected as Camera and Lens of the Year, for its popularity, the buzz it has created, and the innovation it shows, with judging by C.J.P.C. members.