This week, European Parliament voted into place a new law that increases the age of consent for online social media services, such as Instagram, Flickr and Snapchat, from 13 to 16, effectively banning any would-be photographers from sharing their work on social media networks until they reach the age of 16.
In a very odd move, considering its less-than-glowing financial reports, Nikon will be increasing lens prices in Europe as of the beginning of 2016.
Over 30 lenses and teleconverters will be affected by this increase, which is expected to range between 4.28% and 29.4%.
Nikon has also started selling refurbished gear in certain European countries, perhaps as a cheaper alternative to the now even-more expensive retail prices.
Just last week we came across reports from Hong Kong, Australia and Europe claiming that Samsung is about to shut down its camera business in those countries, and the first official announcement is already here.
Earlier today Samsung Germany told fotoMAGAZIN that the company will stop selling digital cameras, camcorders and related accessories, due to low demand.
Despite stressing that this announcement will only affect the German market, phasing out of the largest economy in Europe seems like a strong statement regarding the company’s future steps.
For a while now we’ve been seeing reports concerning the future of Samsung’s camera business.
It started with a report from a South Korean journal, followed by another Korean newspaper and Spanish and Portuguese stores claiming that Samsung will be exiting the digital camera business, and while Samsung hasn’t issued an official statement it looks like the end is nearing.
Reports are now coming in from Europe, Hong Kong and Australia claiming that at the very least the company is discontinuing its flagship NX1, if not shutting down the camera division completely.
In an unprecedented move, the company is reported to have explained this by saying that there are “much better and upgraded cameras”.
Up until recently, a 320 gigapixel photo of London as the subject of the world’s largest panoramic photo. It was taken from the BT Tower, not too long ago in 2013. But, the title has now been claimed by Mont Blanc–the highest mountain in Europe– and was taken by Italian photographer, Filippo Blengini, and his team. The Mont Blanc photo weighs in at 365 gigapixels.