While the Camera and Imaging Product Association statistics have 2016 looking like the worst year for camera sales in over 15 years, one research group is anticipating growth in the industry. The biggest factor? Social media. Source: Social Media Could Help Drive Camera Sales, Study Suggests | Digital Trends
A group of filmmakers and journalists are seeking for camera makers to create encrypted recording capabilities into their cameras, at least in professional camera models. The intent to is make it difficult for prying eyes (including police or government agencies) to access their work, even in the field, when the data is still in the camera. Source: Camera Encryption Letter
This is a smart phone designed specifically for photography enthusiasts, with a 21 megapixel f/2.0 rear camera and a 13 megapixel front camera, plus 4K video. Kodak calls it a “photography first” smart phone. It even includes an actual shutter button. ?A Kodak smartphone aimed at photographers has gone on sale at a pop-up store in London. Source: Kodak Ektra...
This is a great deal on a great lens (I own this lens). This is the “normal” prime lens for micro four thirds cameras, equivalent to a 50mm full frame lens. And its plenty fast at f/1.7 aperture. Amazon has it for $147.99.