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January 16, 2013

Newsbytes: Awards, DXo Optics, Morel details, JVC 600fps, Canon Experience Stores, K-5 II* firmware, etc

A number of newsy items filled up the buffers, so time to empty the newsy buffers with a new Newsbytes round-up...

Gear related
+ Canon issues warning about fake accessories via Canon USA and Photography Blog
+ new firmware for the Pentax K-5 II and IIs via dpreview and Pentax Forums News et al
+ the CES launched JVC Procision (not a typo; I wish it was a typo) GC-PX100 can do up to 600fps via PMA News Line
+ CES 2013 pictures on Flickr (Wahoo editor picks)

Software and Sharing
+ new DxO Optics Pro sub-version adds Sony RX1 and Canon 6D and Nikon Coolpix V2 via ePhotozine and Photography Blog and dpreview
+ five years of the Commons on Flickr

Business and Legal
+ new updates on the latest Morel vs AFP/WP/Getty Haiti case at British Journal of Photography
+ buys Zenfolio via PMA News Line
+ Lomography takes to Kickstarter via PixiQ
+ Canon opens "experience store" in Calgary::Alberta::Canada via CNet Not Canada and Peta Pixel et al
+ update on Jessops shutdown zero via BJoP and Amateur Photographer UK

+ Nikon D800 wins DSLR of the Year at Photography Blog
+ Olympus celebrates iF design awards for the E-M5 and Stylus XZ-2 via ePhotozine
+ this is only a sampling, we can't chase every award out there :)

+ Photocrati launches $5,000 humanitarian grant for 2013 via Photocrati

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