This Week in the World #20

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

Fujifilm revealed their new entry-level Fujifilm X-M1, which includes their patented X-Trans CMOS sensor, a 3-inch tilting LCD screen, and the high-performance specs you should expect from Fujifilm’s X-series, all within a much smaller body that comes equipped with a built-in WiFi connection. Sounds awesome, you say? We agree. You can pre-order it here.

Fuji X-M1
Fuji X-M1

Fuji also continues to support their other X-Series cameras, releasing firmware updates for the X-Pro1 and X-E1 that includes bringing focus peaking to these cameras. (via Pop Photo)

Sony unveiled two new spectacular-looking compact cameras. The Cyber-shot RX100 II comes equipped with a 20.2-MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, Wi-Fi and NFC capability, and 1080/24p video recording, among other fine features. Their newest camera, the Cyber-shot RX1R, is the sequel to the RX1, their first full-frame compact camera, and utlizes an anti-aliasing feature to increase resolution quality.

Sony Cyber-shot RX1R
Sony Cyber-shot RX1R

Phase One and Profoto announced that they’ve collaborated on an integration system for Phase One’s Capture One software that will allow photographers to “link their Profoto studio light to the aperture or ISO settings of their DSLR or medium-format camera system.” (via PDN Pulse) Pretty cool stuff. Check out our selection of Profoto lights here.

profoto phase one

Instagram rolled out their new video sharing service that supports 15-second clips and 13 new filters. Where do you fall on the new Vine vs. Instagram rivalry?

Dropbox updated their iOS app to now allow users to share multiple photos at one time.

Photo via DPR Connect
Photo via DPR Connect

Samsung introduced the Galaxy NX, the “world’s first Android-powered mirrorless interchangeable lens camera” that boasts a 20.3-MP APS-C CMOS sensor. Check it out on Samsung’s website.

galaxy nx

Can you believe there have already been SIX Annual iPhone Photography Awards? The 2013 winners were announced this week.

iphone contest
Photo by Bob Weil, 3rd Place Photograph of the Year. Via DPR Connect.

For further evidence that the state of photojournalism is experiencing an incredible schism right now, the Associated Press “purchased a stake” in Bambuser, a mobile video service that users can upload videos to at anytime, and the Sun-Times released their low-balling new per-photo pay rates after having laid off their entire staff of photographers last month.

bambuser image here

Photographer Kai Eiselein is suing viral media-factory BuzzFeed for $3.6 million for using his image without permission. Uh, good luck with that. (via Imaging Resource)

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