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Sony announces PXW-Z150 4K camcorder Photo

Sony announces PXW-Z150 4K camcorder

Sony has announced the PXW-Z150 4K camcorder. It features a 1” stacked CMOS sensor which provides “clear, sharp pictures in extreme low-light conditions”. Output is available in 4K at 100Mbps and HD at frame rates of up to 120fps. Remote operation is available via wifi and internal recording is to two SC card slots.

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Icelandic fin whale hunt cancelled Photo

Icelandic fin whale hunt cancelled

According to the Icelandic Monitor, the operators of the annual Icelandic fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) hunt have cancelled their hunt planned for summer 2016. The company that carries out the hunt, Hvalur, exports the whale meat to Japan and claims that the way it is tested by the Japanese means the hunt is not viable. Photo from Shutterstock.

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Final call: DEEP Indonesia 2016 Photo

Final call: DEEP Indonesia 2016

DEEP Indonesia, one of the world’s most prestigious underwater photography contest will close for entries at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) on 25 February. You have just over one more day to enter and try to win some of the over $100,000 worth of prizes that are on offer in the UnderwaterCompetition.com series.

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Video: Earth Touch Wild Oceans Photo

Video: Earth Touch Wild Oceans

This week on the Earth Touch Wild Oceans channel features a video filmed by Mark Thorpe of a tiny pipefish fighting the current. Each week the Wild Oceans channel features interesting videos of underwater creatures from around the world.

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Sigma announces E-mount converter Photo

Sigma announces E-mount converter

Sigma has announced that it plans to produce a converter that will allow the use of Sigma EOS and Sigma mount lenses with Sony E-mount cameras. The converter will allow full AF and bridges between Sony in-camera OS and Sigma’s lens OS. It features an LED display that provides the user with feedback regarding lens compatibility.

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Nikon announces DL compact camera series Photo

Nikon announces DL compact camera series

Nikon has announced three new compact cameras with a new 20.8-megapixel (CX-format) 1-inch BSI CMOS sensor. The DL24-85 offers a 24-85mm focal length and a “Super Macro Mode”. The DL18-50 has a focal length of 18-50mm while the DL24-500’s is 24-500mm. All three cameras offer 4K UHD video capability [3840x2160] at 30p.

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Coralline algae found in freshwater Photo

Coralline algae found in freshwater

A paper published in Nature’s Scientific Reports describes the first freshwater coralline algae. Pneophyllum cetinaensis is a red algae, which are typically a significant component of sea beds in marine environments. In this instance, the new species has been found in the River Cetina in Croatia.

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Behind the scenes of the Humane Society’s shark fin campaign photo shoot Photo

Behind the scenes of the Humane Society’s shark fin campaign photo shoot

Recently Nick Saglimbeni and singer Jhen√© Aiko joined The Humane Society’s Protect Sharks campaign to highlight the importance of protecting sharks from the impact of finning them for shark fin soup. The behind the scenes video shows how they got the shots in a pool during the day and talks about the importance of protecting these animals.

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Fiji hit by tropical storm Photo

Fiji hit by tropical storm

The islands of Fiji were struck by a record breaking storm on Saturday night. Winds reached 184 mph (296 kph) and have brought with them heavy rains and huge seas. The storm, named Winston, has left a trail of destruction throughout the islands and has killed at least 10 people. We fervently hope that the death toll does not rise further and that our many friends in Fiji have escaped the worst of the destruction. Our community’s thoughts and prayers are with you. (Photo - Fijian Government).

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