This week in Photography, TL;DR, January 7

Happy New Year!  CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is well under way in Las Vegas and theres some cool stuff happening!


Active Focus Points in Lightroom

January 3rd – World Wide Web

Want to add focus point information to Lightroom? It will require a little bit of work, but its possible.  Joshua Musselwhite, an underwater photographer and Android developer made plugin to add the information from his Nikon D7200. You’ll have to do the work yourself for your own camera, but he does provide a way to follow in his footsteps right here.


Canon G9X Mark II

January 4th – CES, Las Vegas, Nevada

Canon introduced its latest advanced compact today in the form of the G9X Mark II.  Hows 8.2 shots per second in RAW sound? Available soon. 


Panasonic GH5

January 4th – CES, Las Vegas, Nevada

4K shooters rejoice! The update to the awesomely affordable 4K shooter – GH4 – is finally here.  4K in 60p is unheard of for a camera of this size! Available soon.


GoPro Karma News

January 5th – San Mateo, California

Nothing special here, GoPro announced that they will be re-releasing the Karma drone later this year. Heres hoping they learned a thing or two from the first launch. Here’s the press release.


DJI Acquires Hasselblad

January 5th – Shenzhen, China

This is unconfirmed as of yet.  But sources are murmuring that DJI are now the majority stakeholder in Hasselblad. Which is interesting because Hasselblad was originally founded to develop a camera for aerial photography.


 Polaroid Pop

January 5th – CES, Las Vegas, Nevada

Polaroid revealed today a digital version of its iconic 3×4 film format instant camera.  Read more about the Pop here.


Kodakit

January 6th – CES, Las Vegas, Nevada

Kodak launched a new photography service today called Kodakit, which aims to connect photographers with clients, all over the globe. Imagine Uber or AirBnB but for photography.


Dell 8K Monitor

January 6th – CES, Las Vegas, Nevada

Dell just dropped the mic at CES.  This monitor boasts a 7680 x 4320 resolution at 32 inches. Or the equivalent resolution of four 4K monitors! Impressive. Its called the UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K (UP3218K). On sale in March for $5K.

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