Olympus has a million Yen for camera contest

The Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2015 for amateur and professional photographers has opened. The competition aims to capture “ the beauty of both the human experience and of the natural world,” according to Olympus and entrants are free to use their own make and type of cameras, inclusive of smartphones.

Signs of life in the camera market

For the first time since 2012, shipments of interchangeable lens cameras have exceeded the volumes shipped in 2014. According to the Camera & Imaging Products Association Japan, (CIPA) this is the first time in several years the negative trend in camera demand has been checked.