Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (08 March)

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (08 March)
(Image credit: NASA/JPL / DC.Watch / Leica / Tokina / Sony)

Some weeks of camera news are dominated by rumors, some weeks are dominated by an onslaught of new products, and some weeks are dominated by ludicrous figures relating to photography.

This week has been one of the latter, with big (in every way) camera news coming in the form of a 1.8 billion-pixel photograph taken by NASA – and on the surface of Mars, no less.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.