Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (22 March)

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (22 March)
(Image credit: Photokina / Canon / JPO / Fujifilm / Samsung)

As will no doubt be the case for the foreseeable future, the camera news this week has been dominated by the impact of the coronavirus. However, the last seven days marks a couple of positive developments in the fight against the pandemic – and they come from a pair of very familiar names.

Canon and Fujifilm's respective medical divisions are making breakthroughs in the detection and treatment of COVID-19, which comes as very welcome news given the widespread effect of the ongoing outbreak.

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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.