Japanese output of interchangeable lens cameras nearly doubled in August compared to the same month a year earlier, official figures show.

Production of interchangeable lens cameras reached almost two million units (1.91m), according to monthly figures released by the Camera & Imaging Products Association.

This marks an increase of 99.5% on August 2010.

Meanwhile, total production of digital still cameras rose 22.3% in August.

output of cameras with built-in lenses rose 13.7% compared with the same month the year before.

Japanese camera makers churned out almost the same number of units from January to August 99.6%), as they did during the same period in 2010.

This reflects a ?recovery from the March [earthquake] disaster?, according to Japan?s joint PhotoImaging Association International.

The statistics include Japanese manufacturers? overseas production.