[The NCN Awesome News Team (NCN ANT) has arrived in Sochi and will be reporting from here during the course of these games]
Vladimir Putin, race car driver, horse tame, kung fu master, scuba diver, big game hunter, and Russian President has banned the use of digital cameras with sensors smaller than 24mm x 36mm.
Reports are coming in from Twitter that a bare-chested Putin, astride a Russian Bear, chased down a bus of tourists and then demanded to see all their cameras. Tourists carrying full-frame cameras were allowed to keep them, with Putin pointing to full frame Nikons, Canons and Leicas and saying, “very nice!”, while those carrying point-and-shoots, 1” sensor cameras, Micro Four-Thirds, and APS-C cameras had their cameras confiscated and thrown on the ground, where Putin’s Russian bear–now wearing a tutu–proceeded to stomp on the cameras while performing a cute dance and balancing a ball on its nose.
There is no word yet on whether Putin is placing a “4K or now way” restriction on video cameras.