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The United Nations has published a “global call to creatives” from around the world—photographers, filmmakers, artists, and beyond—asking them to submit engaging content that can help in the fight against the novel coronavirus. The open brief, initially published through Google Docs, is asking creatives to use their art to help spread awareness and education that
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Phase One Industrial just unveiled a monstrous 280MP aerial camera system that, according to the company, “redefines large format aerial imaging.” It’s also described as “affordable,” weighing in at just $455,000 for the full solution. Before sticker shock sets in, it’s worth pointing out that this is affordable … relatively speaking. Industrial large format aerial
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US drone maker Draganfly—one of DJI’s major competitors in the commercial camera drone space—is working with the Australian Department of Defense and University of South Australia to deploy special “pandemic drones” that can detect coughing, sneezing, respiratory rate, and even fever from a distance. These autonomous drones are part of something called the Vital Intelligence
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Canon USA has jumped into the battle against the novel coronavirus, announcing that the company’s medical division (Canon Medical Systems Corporation) has started “development of a rapid genetic testing system for the novel coronavirus.” Almost every major camera maker has a medical division, and as the imaging divisions grind to a halt, the medical businesses
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After announcing that the publication would be closing down last October, photo industry mainstay Imaging Resource revealed today that they have been acquired by Madavor Media: the publisher of Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo Pro, Digital Photo Magazine, and others. Etchells’ announcement of the acquisition was ebullient, expressing much gratitude at have found the right “home”
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Ricoh has created a new company called Vecnos, a start-up that will create “360-degree and other specialized cameras, software and apps,” starting with a pen-like 360° selfie camera that’s about the size of a chunky fountain pen. Vecnos is a strange creation, partly because it seems to compete directly with Ricoh’s popular Theta cameras. At first,
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Leica has announced a new “substantial partnership” with the Berlin-based eyewear brand MYKITA to create a new collection of photography-inspired sunglasses that bring Leica’s “finest lenses and optics” to your face. The handcrafted collection will launch with two designs, Hypebeast reports: one will feature pure stainless steel while the other combines stainless steel with MYLON,
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