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Hasselblad H6D-400C Multi Shot

Set for release in March, priced at $47995, the Hasselblad H6D-400C Multi Shot is a digital camera capable of capturing 400-megapixel images. That's right, its "Multi-Shot" technology can take 100MP photos with single exposures or massive 400MP ultra-resolution photos using 6 pixel-shifted exposures. Other features include: a USB 3.0 Type C connection for high-speed data transfers, 30FPS live view, dual memory card slots (CFast 2.0 and SD), a 3" (920K dots) display, a smartphone-inspired user interface, HD / UHD video recording, modular design, Wi-Fi connectivity, HDMI, audio I/O, and True Focus II. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Oymyakon Winter

Photo credit: SivtSevsema958 via Bored Panda

As many parts of the US see the return of snow and sub-zero temperatures, it's a drop in the bucket compared to Oymyakon - the coldest village in the world. This Siberian village has recorded official lows of -59°C (-74°F) in recent days, and this week was hovering anywhere between -40°C and -50°C. There was even a new electric thermometer in the village installed in the Russian region of Yakutia that dropped even lower to -62°C, and then promptly broke due to the frigid temperatures. Residents said their readings were as low as -67°C, less than one degree off the lowest recorded temperature for a permanent settlement anywhere in the world. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Terrible Family Photo

Photo credit: Pam Dave Zaring

Pam Dave Zaring paid a professional photographer $250 to capture and retouch family photos, but what she got back? These terrible images, which were posted to Facebook, and then promptly went viral. "Ok. This is NOT a joke. She said the shadows were really bad on the beautiful, clear, sunny day and that her professor never taught her to retouch photos. I literally have not laughed this hard in YEARS," said Zaring. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Kodak KodakCoin

Kodak announced today that it's getting into the digital licensing and cryptocurrency market as part of a collaboration with WENN Digital. The two companies are launching blockchain - a ledger where transactions of digital currencies, like bitcoin, are recorded - technology with KodakOne and KodakCoin. The Kodak systems will enable photographers to easily register work that they can license and then receive payment. The company plans to launch the initial coin offering on January 31. Continue reading for another video (plus a bonus video) and more information.

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North Korea Computer

Photo credit: Erica Lafforgue via Bored Panda

Yes, even North Korea has computer labs, as you can see in the image above. However, every single one of their computers runs Red Star OS. This operating system consists of a modified Mozilla Firefox browser called Naenara, used for browsing the Naenara web portal on the North Korean internet network known as Kwangmyong. The latest version, Version 3.0, like its predecessors, runs Wine, a piece of software that allows Windows programs to be run under Linux. Red Star 3.0 uses a KDE 3 desktop and resembles Apple's OS X up to Mavericks, whereas previous versions more closely resembled Windows XP. Photographer Erica Lafforgue managed to capture even more rarely seen pictures of North Korea. Continue reading to see more.

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Light Pillars Canada

Photo credit: Sophie Melanson

This is not an optical illusion, just real light pillars that were captured over Canada by photographer Sophie Melanson. This phenomenon occurs when either natural or artificial light bounces off ice crystals floating close to the ground. In this case, the air was so frigid that ice crystals were forming in the air, all the while reflecting the city's street and business lights. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Frozen Ramen

Photo credit: DefNotJRossiter via Bored Panda

The northeast of America is currently being slammed by a "bomb cyclone" as brutal weather conditions take hold of large parts of the US. This means several inches of snow falling per hour, which occurs when a storm's barometric pressure drops by 24 millibars in a day. Trucks have been loaded with road salt and schools in New York have been closed in anticipation. The city is expected to see up to 8-inches of snow and winds of up to 50mph on Thursday. Continue reading for more amazing photos.

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One-in-a-Million Shot

Photo credit: Daniel Biber via Bored Panda

Photographer Daniel Biber tried to capture a photo of starlings flying in the sky, but all of a sudden, they began to swirl together in response to a predator being close by. What happened next? They twisted to form a giant bird, or a one-in-a-million shot if you will. "Only when I checked the pictures on the computer later, I realized what formation the starlings had created. I was so concentrated on taking pictures at the time that I hadn't realized that the starlings had created a giant bird in the sky," said Daniel. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Frozen Niagara Falls

Photo credit: Punkodelish

Freezing temperatures have transformed Niagara Falls into an ice-covered spectacle, including tree limbs encapsulated by ice, and water freezing mid-fall on the border towns in New York and Canada. It was 8° Fahrenheit on New Year's Eve at around noon, and temperatures are expected to stay in the single-digits, but won't get higher than the teens for the next week. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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8x10 Video Camera

Photo credit: Zev Hoover via Peta Pixel

Unlike other cameras, photographer Zev Hoover's latest creation is the world's first 8×10 large format video cameras, excluding a model that LargeSense used to showcase a 4K sample video shot with a large format digital camera back that used an expensive digital sensor. Simply put, the front is basically an old large format still camera built around a video slider for focus adjustments. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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