This Week in the World: 4/6 – 4/12

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

Nikon patented some really neat features for future cameras, including an illuminated lens mount and dual contacts for lens and camera mounts. (via PetaPixel)

nikon patent

George Eastman House became the first dedicated photography museum to join the awesome Google Art Project. (via Pop Photo)

george eastman house

Daily News was busted for faking an already fake photo and putting it on their front page. (via PetaPixel)

daily news

Sony teased prototypes of 4K cameras and lenses at this year’s NAB Show. (via Engadget)

Sony also set the Guinness World Record for the “world’s largest animated mobile phone mosaic” with 196 Xperia Z phones. (via DP Review)

Photographer Remi Thornton recently terminated his contract with Getty and wrote a rather scathing criticism of how they treat their contributors. (via A Photo Editor)

Rumor has it that Fuji is releasing their X-Pro2, the followup to their awesome X-Pro1, in May.

xpro1

Blackmagic returned with a bang when they announced their Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, their Micro Four Thirds mount which will shoot RAW video and only cost $1,000. (via Pop Photo)

blackmagic pocket camera

Canon is rumored to be holding a press event on April 23, where they’re expected to announce the EOS 70D. (via PetaPixel)

Canon also released a firmware update for a clock bug that some have seen occur on their EOS 6D. (via Imaging Resource)

Plus, check out Canon’s new Outside of Auto learning tool that will help you learn how to use your camera, well, outside of auto. (via PetaPixel)

outside of auto

Panasonic officially unveiled the Lumix GF6, making “wireless connectivity . . . the camera’s top priority.” (via PetaPixel)

lumix gf6

Good news, Android users: the Cinegram GIF-making app is now available on your OS! (via DP Review)

St. Louis shamefacedly revoked a previously controversial sign that said photographers without a permit were not allowed to shoot in the city’s county parks. (via PetaPixel)

st louis sign

And in case you missed it . . .

MPEX became the proud new retailers of Nikon refurbished gear.

Going to Photoshop World 2013? Check out our schedule of awesome demos we’ll be hosting at booth #329.

Our used case inherited some cool “retro” Nikon gear.

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