This Week in the World: 3/17 – 3/23

This Week in the World looks at this week’s most interesting stories out of the photo world.

Canon announced several new cameras this week. The one that’s gotten the most attention is the Canon EOS Rebel SL1, which is the first “ultra-compact DSLR.” The camera boasts an 18-MP APS-C CMOS sensor, a 3.0″ Touchscreen LCD display, a native ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600), full HD 1080p video capabilities, 9-point auto focus, and weighs less than a pound. Get it body only or order the 18-55 kit.

Canon EOS Rebel SL1

Canon EOS Rebel SL1

Canon also announced the EOS Rebel T5i, the newest flagship in the Rebel line, which features a 18-MP APS-C CMOS sensor, a 3.0″ variable angle touchscreen LCD display, full HD 1080p video capture, and 5fps continuous shooting. Get it body only or order the 18-55 kit.

Canon EOS Rebel T5i

Canon EOS Rebel T5i

There’s also an exciting new compact camera, the Canon SX-280, which debuts the new DIGIC 6 image processor, in addition to built-in Wi-Fi and a 12-MP CMOS sensor. This camera has a 20x zoom F3.5-6.8 lens and 1080p HD video capabilities.

Canon SX280

Canon SX280

The Sony World Photography Awards 2013 winners were announced, and they are killer images. (via Digital Camera World)

Photo by Gilbert Yu

Photo by Gilbert Yu

Google killed one of the Nik software products. RIP Snapseed Desktop for Mac and PC. (via Photofocus)

Photo via Photofocus

Photo via Photofocus

One of the most popular images of a military drone turned out to be a fake. Jeez, if you can’t trust the Internet, who can you trust? (via Imaging Resource)

Mike Hahn's original digital drone mock-up

Mike Hahn’s original digital drone mock-up

Phones are once again approaching their own version of the singularity after Sony announced their new Xperia L and Xperia SP smartphones that come equipped with 8-MP cameras and HD video recording. (via Digital Photography Review)

Sony Xperia L

Sony Xperia L

And in cased you missed it . . .

We announced the Five-Week Photo Challenge Bonanza. Find out how to submit your photo for a chance to win an MPEX prize every week for the next five weeks.

We gave you some tips on how to get out of your photo funk and motivate yourself to go make some images.

We looked at why Cinevate and Benro rock for HDSLR videographers.

And we interviewed the winner of our February Photo Contest!

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