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CRO Phase V: Know What Guidelines Hold For Digital Camera

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What is Digital Camera?

Certainly, a digital camera is a kind of an electronic gadget that works on the similar lines as a normal camera but does not require a film. The memory card present in the digital camera is a kind of a warehouse where the pictures and videos are stored by electronic means.

The market with respect to the digital camera is attracting large volume of customers owing to its extensive range of qualities like being light in weight and ability to capture the quality pictures and videos. This data can be easily transferred from the memory card to any computer.
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Moreover, the ever growing demand for the digital camera has seen a significant rise, exclusively in professions like media, sports, fashion etc. This sector has the potential to experience more growth in the coming years.

BIS Registration: Digital Camera

Digital camera is one of the products that fall under the BIS registration scheme and must get the registration on a mandatory basis. Without obtaining such a registration, digital camera cannot be either imported/exported or sold in the Indian market.

Any manufacturer of the digital camera must resort to getting it registered under the compulsory registration scheme (CRS) as given under the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Accordingly, the manufacturer would receive the BIS certificate which would enable the manufacturer to sell the product in the markets of India.

After being registered, the consumer can take a sigh of relief that the digital camera they are buying is safe and reliable product to be used. It protects the consumer from any fraud practice and assures them about its quality.

BIS License/Certificate for Digital Camera

The BIS license, to be issued to the manufacturer would be approved more or less around fifteen days and such approval would entail the approval straight for two years. After the license gets expired, it can very well be renewed.

What are the Product Guidelines Governing Digital Cameras?

Jotted down below are the series guidelines as notified under CRO Phase-V:

  1. In the first place, there has to be the use of same enclosure material with an exception in case of differences of decorative parts.
  2. Secondly, with respect to the PCB design layout and input voltage, it should be made sure that they are same.
  3. Also, the IP rating must be the same.
  4. With respect to registered batteries, wherever applicable, the same rating must be ensured.
  5. With respect to functionalities, its same type has to be ensured. Printing is a good example for this.
  6. If it is applicable, then with respect to the registered adapter, the same output rating must be maintained which must be similar to the input of digital camera.

Digital Camera: Latest Notification by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

A notification was released by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, dated 1st October 2020. By virtue of such a notification, certain product categories were specified to be added in the schedule as given under “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012”.

Out of the seven product categories, one of them is with respect to the wireless microphone, having the Indian Standard Number as IS 616:2017. In addition, the title pertaining to the wireless microphone as given under the Indian Standard stood to be called as Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus and the associated safety requirements.

The product namely the “Digital Camera” is one such product that has been added in conformity to the power floating from clause 10 (1) (p) as provisioned under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986.

Apart from what has been mentioned above, different categories of products were added, including that of wireless microphones, which was in pursuance of the clause (fa) of the rule 13, as provisioned under Rule 13 of the Bureau of Indian Standards Rules, 1987. 

The order came into effect on 1st April 2021. However, the date on which the order was sought to be implemented was set at 1st October 2021.


In the nutshell, it can be concluded that as notified by the above-mentioned notification, the wireless microphone is one of the product categories out of the seven specified ones.

The wireless microphone has to strictly abide by the specific product guidelines which are deemed crucial in every way.

This portion of the site is for informational purposes only. The content is not legal advice. The statements and opinions are the expression of author, not corpseed, and have not been evaluated by corpseed for accuracy, completeness, or changes in the law.


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