This Week in the World: 3/10 – 3/16

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

Rumors are circulating that Canon is releasing an “ultra-small DSLR” that has the insides of a DSLR but the outsides (at least in terms of size) of a mirrorless. Specs include an 18-MP APS-C sensor, a DIGIC 5 image processor, an EOS M-reminiscent touchscreen, and 9 AF points, among other things. (via PetaPixel)

Photo via PetaPixel
Photo via PetaPixel

Adobe is going to stop selling boxed copies of its Creative Suite software in an effort to push consumers towards its Creative Cloud subscription service. (via PetaPixel)

Bye bye, boxes.
Bye bye, boxes.

Lowepro announced its Extra Large Flipside Sport 20L Bag. Perfect for landscape and wildlife photographers who take long hikes to get to their favorite shoot spots, the 20L features, well, 20 liters of storage space, “which according to [Lowepro’s] math is enough space for a Pro DSLR body with attached 300mm f/2.8 lens, a second pro body, small laptop, extra lenses and flash, chargers, accessories, a tripod or monopod, climbing gear like a trekking pole or ice axe, plus the 1.5 liter water reservoir.” (via Popular Photo)

Photo via Pop Photo
Photo via Pop Photo

Action cameras are booming. Forbes profiled GoPro Founder and CEO Nick Woodman and report that “GoPro sales have more than doubled every year since the first camera’s debut in 2004. In 2012 the company sold 2.3 million cameras and grossed $521 million, according to Woodman; with $100 million in sales in January alone, that annual figure should again double this year.” (via DP Review)

GoPro HD Hero3 Black
GoPro HD Hero3 Black

Smithsonian Magazine announced the finalists for their 10th Annual Photo Contest and now you can vote for the winners!

Photo by Ron Henderson
Photo by Ron Henderson

Talk about turning your luck around: A 26-year-old Portuguese photographer who recently had to sell his camera gear just so he wouldn’t starve to death “took first prize in the Daily Life category from the prestigious World Press Photo foundation. As a result of the ensuing attention, Rodrigues has been able to acquire brand new gear and resume his career in photojournalism.” Read more about this inspiring story at DP Review.

The winning photo by Daniel Rodrigues, via DPReview.com.
The winning photo by Daniel Rodrigues, via DPReview.com.

Have you heard of Memoto yet? It’s a very, very small wearable camera that “automatically captures two 5MP geotagged photos every minute (one every 30 seconds) and the built-in accelerometer ensures pictures are turned to the correct orientation.” Memoto’s founders recently took their Kickstarter darling around the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas and captured 10,000 pictures. (via DP Review)

Photo via allthingsd.com.
Photo via allthingsd.com.

Speaking of SXSW, Imgembed launched this week. What’s Imgembed? Photographers can upload their images to the Imgembed server and then charge a price for every time someone uses the embed code. If you’re worried about your content being stolen online, you might want to check Imgembed out. (via PetaPixel)

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One company that we didn’t entirely expect to release a compact camera, Amateur Photographer reports that Hasselblad is set to release its Lunar camera in April. (via Photo Rumors)

Hasselblad Lunar
Hasselblad Lunar

And in case you missed it . . .

Local pro freelance videographer Zach Frankart gave us some Words of Wisdom.

We profiled Hometown Hero Robin Oatts of Genre Creative.

We looked at some of the Cool New Things we got in the store, including a new Nikon lens and the PocketWizard PlusX.

And we showcased the work of our very own Kelsey as our first Staff Showcase!

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