Zeiss’ $6K Android-powered ZX1 camera gets face-detection AF, Lightroom update and more in 1.4 firmware update

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Zeiss has announced a substantial firmware update for its $6,000 Android-powered ZX1 camera that adds face-detection autofocus, an updated version of Adobe Lightroom and more. The best part is, firmware version 1.4 for the ZX1 is available to download directly … Read More

Halide camera app comes to iPad with revamped interface, ‘Pro Mode’ and more

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Lux, the team behind the popular iOS camera apps Halide and Spectre, has announced a major update to Halide that adds support for Apple’s iPad tablets. The Halide experience on the iPad will be familiar to those who have used … Read More

Adobe releases Photoshop for Windows ARM64 devices

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Adobe has released a new version of Photoshop to run natively on Windows 10 ARM devices. The release requires a Windows 10 ARM device running Windows 10 64-bit v190141.488.0 (Win10 20H1) and a minimum of 8GB of RAM, although 16GB … Read More

Review: The Kensington StudioDock *almost* turns your iPad into a desktop computer

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Kensington StudioDock™ From $379 | Kensington.com One of the best ways to set yourself apart in a crowded market is to find a niche in need of attention and develop a product specifically to fill that gap. Kensington, a computer … Read More

Video: Using Fotodiox’s RhinoCam Vertex adapter to shoot medium format images with a full-frame camera

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Photographer and self-professed weird lens guru Mathieu Stern is back with another interesting bit of photo gear. Unlike many of his videos, like this one about shooting with a Canon X-ray lens, Stern’s newest video is about a modern, commercially … Read More

Sharp’s new Aquos R6 smartphone puts a 22MP 1-inch sensor behind a Leica-branded Summicron lens

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Sharp isn’t exactly known for its mobile devices, but its new Aquos R6 smartphone (translated) makes quite the statement with its 20MP 1-inch rear camera and 240Hz display. The device, which appears to be limited to the Japanese market for … Read More

Zenitar releases 4 full-frame manual prime lenses for Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts

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Zenit has announced the release of four new full-frame prime lenses it first showed off last year. Two of the manual prime lenses are for Sony E-mount cameras, while the other two are for Canon EF- and Nikon F-mount cameras. … Read More

Field review: Panasonic Lumix G 25mm F1.7 ASPH – compact, affordable and capable

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Introduction The Panasonic Lumix G 25mm F1.7 ASPH is a compact and lightweight prime lens for Micro Four Thirds camera bodies. It offers an equivalent focal length of 50mm in full-frame terms, and an equivalent maximum aperture of F3.4. This … Read More

Video: DJI Mavic Air 2 drone takes you on a through a tour of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

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Chernobyl, located about two hours North of Kiev, Russia, is a hazardous place to visit and tourism is prohibited. Even though people sneak into the mostly-abandoned town, scientists have determined that the exclusion zone, where the reactor that exploded is … Read More

The best $4000 camera kits

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Something terrible has happened to Chris and Jordan up in Calgary, and they need to buy a new camera kit priced under $4000 using their own money. Find out what cameras and lenses they chose. Source link

Wide angle 1.8x anamorphic lens for full frame sensors launched by Vazen

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Chinese lens manufacturer Vazen has launched a 50mm T2.1 lens to add to its anamorphic offering for full frame users. With its 1.8x sequeeze this 50mm will deliver the sort of horizontal angle of view we’d expect from a 28mm … Read More

DJI FPV drone takes ‘a bird’s flight’ through one of the world’s largest tulip gardens

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, most of the world is still locked down. This includes Keukenhof, one of the largest flower gardens around, located in the Netherlands. Wiebe de Jager flew his DJI FPV drone through it to offer up ‘a … Read More

Film Fridays: Life and times of a 1990’s newspaper photographer in Russia

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All photos copyright Roman Yarovitcyn Being a photojournalist is a tough gig, especially when you’re working with less than reliable gear. Roman Yarovitcyn spent the 1990’s working as a newspaper photographer in Russia and shooting primarily on cheap and quirky … Read More

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV sample gallery updated

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The Olympus E-M10 IV is a well-designed Micro Four Thirds camera aimed at entry-level users and it has a solid JPEG engine for nice images right out of the camera. With the completion of our full review, we added a … Read More

Kolari Vision proves its new UV lens filter can survive a 135′ fall by dropping it from a drone

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Camera accessory and conversion gurus Kolari Vision have announced a new Pro UV Protection Lens Filter that it claims can survive a 41m (135ft) fall. If that sounds a little hard to believe, you don’t just have to take their … Read More

Video: Starry time-lapse at the ESA’s Ariane 6 rocket launch site

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The European Space Agency (ESA) recently published a stunning time-lapse of the star-filled night sky at the ESA’s Ariane 6 launch site in French Guiana, South America. Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana is preparing for the arrival of Ariane 6, … Read More

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH sample gallery

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The new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH is a premium standard zoom lens for L-mount, offering a fast maximum aperture, great build quality and, Leica claims, ‘outstanding optical performance’. Designed for use by everyone from wedding photographers to landscape professionals, … Read More

Video: How to make an all-in-one YouTube studio that fits inside a Pelican case

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Cinematographer and YouTuber Caleb Pike, of DSLR Video Shooter, has a whole collection of videos wherein he shows off how to create turnkey solutions for filmmaking. For his latest episode, Caleb shows how he turned a Pelican case, a few … Read More

HP launches new ZBook G8 laptops with Intel 11th-gen processors, RTX GPUs

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Amid the launch of Intel’s new 11th-generation processors, many new laptops are hitting the market, including the Razer Blade 15 refresh we wrote about earlier this week. Not to be left out, HP has announced new ZBook G8 laptops, only … Read More

TTartisan releases $770 90mm F1.25 manual prime for Leica M-mount camera systems

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Chinese optics manufacturer TTartisan has announced its latest lens, the 90mm F1.25 for Leica M-mount camera systems. The lens, which is clearly designed to look like a first-party Leica lens, is constructed of 11 elements in 7 groups, including four … Read More

Best shooting positions

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What’s the best way to get a sharp photo: the “Mr/Mrs Pinchypants” or the “Down on the ground pound”? In this episode of DPReview TV, Chris shows you the right way to hold your camera to get the best results. … Read More

Peak Design Marketplace is a peer-to-peer marketplace for selling, buying used gear (US-only, for now)

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Peak Design has launched a peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplace where you can buy and sell used Peak Design equipment, complete with the company’s lifetime guarantee. The platform, which is limited to the United States for the time being, is aptly called … Read More

Slideshow: Winners of the All About Photo Awards 2020, The Mind’s Eye competition

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AAP Magazine has announced the winners and finalists for its 2020 All About Photo Awards, The Mind’s Eye competition. 10 judges representing AAP, along with professional photographers, selected 40 images from a pool of entrants from 23 countries and 5 … Read More

Pentax K-3 Mark III sample gallery

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The Pentax K-3 Mark III is Ricoh’s latest flagship APS-C DSLR that’s been a long time in the making. With a new 26MP sensor, updated autofocus and refined ergonomics and features, the K-3 III looks like the ultimate APS-C DSLR … Read More

Tokina announces 25-75mm T2.9 cinema lens for $4,999

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Tokina has announced the impending release of its new 25–75mm T2.9 cinema lens, a parfocal lens it calls ‘the pinnacle of modern cinema zoom lens design.’ The lens’ focal length fits between the company’s current 11–20mm T2.9 and 50–135mm T2.9 … Read More

Razer announces new Blade 15 with 4K OLED touchscreen, RTX graphics, & faster memory

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When looking for a notebook well-suited to photo and editing, it makes a lot of sense for Windows users to look at laptops designed for gaming. After all, a gaming computer focuses on a powerful GPU, robust CPU and fast … Read More

New York Times unveils prototype system aimed at inspiring confidence in photojournalism

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Misinformation is a big issue online, especially with how quickly false stories are shared. The New York Times R&D team has worked with the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) on a prototype system ‘exploring tools to give readers transparency into the … Read More

Video: How to ‘think beyond the rules’ and follow your intuition when composing photographs

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Photographer and YouTuber Sean Tucker is back again with another insightful video lesson wherein he takes a nuanced look at composition. In a way few others do, Tucker goes beyond the usual ‘rules of composition,’ imploring you to follow your … Read More

Review: The Wandrd Prvke Lite – a small, yet versatile camera backpack

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Wandrd Prvke Lite $219 | Wandrd.com When we reviewed the original Wandrd Prvke back in 2018 we called it a ‘near-perfect’ bag – a rare way to describe a camera backpack, even as the market has become more diverse in … Read More

Why are modern 50mm lenses so damned complicated?

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Lenses like Nikon’s Z 50mm F1.2 S are bigger, heavier, more costly and more complex than older F1.2 designs. But why? First, some optical history Back in the days when men were iron and ships were wood, there were some … Read More

Why are modern 50mm lenses so damned complicated?

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Lenses like Nikon’s Z 50mm F1.2 S are bigger, heavier, more costly and more complex than older F1.2 designs. But why? First, some optical history Back in the days when men were iron and ships were wood, there were some … Read More

Pentax K-3 Mark III sample gallery

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Surely you’ve already watched our video review on Pentax’s new flagship APS-C DSLR: the K-3 Mark III. Now it’s time to take a closer look at some of the samples from its 25.7MP sensor. In addition to showing off the … Read More

Pentax K-3 Mark III review

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Since the dawn of recorded time, Pentax DSLRs has been known for being well-designed, rugged and full-featured. In this episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan travel to the Jurassic Period to share their thoughts about Ricoh’s new Pentax DSLR, … Read More

Slideshow: Winning photos from the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021 contest

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Editor’s note: There are images in this gallery that show animal carcasses being butchered (slide 8 and 9, in particular). Keep this in mind going forward if you would rather not see this content. The winning photographs for the Pink … Read More

Video: Apple shows off photo capabilities of iPhone 12 in new ‘Everyday Experiments: Full Bloom’ ad

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Donghoon Jun and James Thornton of Incite are back with another cool ‘Shot on iPhone Experiments’ series video. The latest video, ‘Everyday Experiments: Full Bloom,’ is shot on iPhone 12 and features a spring theme. In the video below, the … Read More

Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials?

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Like most film SLRs from the 1970s, the Olympus OM-10 offered only basic exposure controls and few special features, outside of a self-timer and light meter. Photo: Spline Splinson My first camera, back in the late 1970s, was an Olympus … Read More

Venus Optics adds Leica L, Pentax K mount options to its 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift lens

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Venus Optics has announced its Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift lens is now available for Leica L and Pentax K mount camera systems. The lens was first announced in October 2020 with models for Canon EF, Canon RF, Nikon F, … Read More

This aerial masterpiece was created with DJI Mini 2 in zero degree temps

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Vadim Sherbakov, and award-winning videographer and commercial photographer, pushed his DJI Mini 2 drone to its limit with his latest masterpiece. ‘The Noor’ is a short non-narrative aerial film shot in Lake Baikal – located North of the Mongolian border … Read More

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV review

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Product photos by Dan Bracaglia The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is the entry-level model in the company’s DSLR-style lineup of Micro Four Thirds cameras (the PEN models, such as the E-PL10, are rangefinder-style). It’s a step up from the … Read More

Interview: Canon’s Larry Thorpe reflects on 60 years in the business

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Larry Thorpe with one of Canon’s Cinema EOS cameras Photo courtesy of Canon Last week Larry Thorpe, a Senior Fellow in the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group at Canon USA, retired following a 60-year career in the broadcast industry. In … Read More

Oceans and redwoods: Nikon Z6 II sample gallery update

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The Z6 II is Nikon’s mid-range full-frame mirrorless camera, and as it turns out, it makes for a great travel kit when paired with a couple of Z-mount lenses. Check out some of the highlights from a coastal road trip … Read More

Leica introduces Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH lens for L-mount

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Leica has announced its Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH lens for full-frame L-mount bodies. This tele-zoom has 15 elements in 19 groups, with three of the elements having aspherical surfaces. The focus group is made up of a single element and … Read More

Days Inn offers a $10,000 payday and free travel within the U.S. to a talented photographer

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Do you want to get paid $10,000 plus benefits to travel for two weeks and take photos? That’s what Days Inn by Wyndham offers to one photographer this August with the return of its ‘Sunternship Program.’ Days Inn wants ‘an … Read More

Star Stacker lets you create star trail images and timelapses on iPhones, iPads

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Star Stacker, an astrophotography app available for iOS, allows users to create star trail images and timelapses on their phone, computer or tablet. Michael Webb, the developer, posted about his latest creation on Reddit’s r/LandscapeAstro community. To demonstrate a final … Read More

iFootage Cobra 2 monopod long-term review

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DPReview TV’s Jordan Drake thinks the iFootage Cobra 2 is the best monopod ever created in the history of mankind. Find out why he calls it ‘the monopod that changed my life’. Source link

Video: Three tips landscape photographer Andy Mumford wishes he had learned sooner

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There’s no substitute for experience. Part of learning any craft, like photography, is accepting that you’ll make mistakes along the way. For photographer and educator Andy Mumford, there are things he wished he had learned sooner. Better late than never, … Read More

Best cameras for videographers

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There are a lot of photo/video cameras that have found a role as B-cameras on professional productions or A-cameras for amateur and independent productions. These cameras provide a variety of tools to support filmmakers and output high quality footage at … Read More

Sony’s removes remaining DSLRs from its website suggesting the A-mount is all but dead

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Sony’s last A-mount camera was the a99 II, which was released in September 2016. It appears as though Sony has discontinued its remaining DSLRs, suggesting the A-mount era is over. As noted today by Sony Alpha Rumors, Sony’s a68, a77 … Read More

Leica releases major 2.0 firmware update for its SL2-S full-frame camera

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Leica has released a major 2.0 firmware update for its SL2-S full-frame camera, adding a collection of new and improved features, especially for video shooters. The first improvement Leica notes in its 2.0 firmware update for the SL2-S is a … Read More

Lawsuit filed against Samsung alleges defect causing Galaxy S20 cameras to shatter

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Like many electronics manufacturers, Samsung isn’t a stranger to occasional production defects and issues. Samsung had the highly-publicized exploding battery issue in 2017 with its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, for example. The latest issue, this time with Samsung’s flagship Galaxy … Read More

Exploring wine country with James Joiner and the Fujifilm X-E4

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The Fujifilm X-E4 is an APS-C format mirrorless interchangeable lens camera aimed at beginner and enthusiast photographers. The X-E4 offers the same the 26MP X-Trans sensor and quad-core X-Processor 4 found in higher-end Fujifilm ILCs, but in a smaller, more … Read More

DJI confirms battery issues for its Mini 2 drone

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Some owners of DJI’s Mini 2 drone have been reporting issues with the batteries – primarily a discharge problem if they’re left in the charging hub or drone. While there isn’t any inherent danger, the issue can be a costly … Read More

Venus Optics launches ultra-fast Laowa ‘Argus’ 33mm F0.95 CF APO lens for APS-C camera systems

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Venus Optics has announced the Laowa ‘Argus’ 33mm F0.95 CF APO, a manual lens for APS-C camera systems. The lens is constructed of 14 elements in 9 groups, including one extra-low dispersion element, one aspherical element and three ultra-high-refraction elements. … Read More

The RUHAcam is a ‘retro-style’ digital camera made with the Raspberry Pi HQ Camera module

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When Raspberry Pi announced its 12.3MP High Quality Camera module in April 2020, it opened up a whole new world of photo-centric DIY projects. One such project that’s come as a result of its release is the RUHAcam, a ‘retro-style’ … Read More

Panasonic Lumix DC-G100/G110 review

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Introduction The G100 is a 20MP Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera designed explicitly for vloggers and content creators. It features a ‘tracking’ audio system that works in conjunction with the camera’s face detection system and a flip-out screen that, by … Read More

Video: Emmy-winning storm chaser has his drone sucked into a tornado while filming

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Yesterday, stormchaser Brian Emfinger managed to capture close-up drone footage of a tornado ripping through a rural area southeast of Yazoo City in Mississipi, United States. While his drone didn’t survive, he did manage to recover some of the video … Read More

Incredible video showcases world’s first 8K VR drone footage of Iceland’s Mt. Fagradalsfjall volcano

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Incredible new footage, captured with an 8K Insta360 Pro 2 mounted to the bottom of a DJI drone, shows the Mt. Fagradalsfjall volcano in Geldingadalur, Iceland as it continues to erupt. The immersive visuals were captured by Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson, … Read More

Canon EOS M50 Mark II sample gallery

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While a very minor update to its predecessor – YouTube streaming is the biggest change – Canon’s EOS M50 Mark II continues to be an impressive compact, easy-to-use mirrorless camera. Check out our sample gallery for a large selection of … Read More

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV sample gallery

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Our team at DPReview TV just wrapped up a review of the Olympus E-M10 mark IV. As Chris explains, it’s now ‘third winter’ in Canada, so don’t be surprised to see some snow in their sample gallery. View the Olympus … Read More

Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV review

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The Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV is a compact, stylish and low-priced Micro Four Thirds camera with a 20MP sensor and in-body stabilization. Chris and Jordan put it through its paces in the latest episode of DPReview TV. Source link

Lava Frenzy: Shooting Fagradalsfjall Volcano in Iceland

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A video I made during my visit. Please watch to the end and enjoy. shot using DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Canon 5D Mark IV. Music by DeKibo, licensed through Premiumbeat.com I’d like to thank my good friend Daniel Haussmann … Read More

Michael Collins, ‘the loneliest man in history’ and Apollo 11 astronaut dies at 90

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The crew of Apollo 11: from left to right, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. Michael Collins, an Apollo 11 astronaut for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), passed away this past Wednesday at age 90 after a … Read More

NOSEiD app helps reunite lost dogs with their owners using photos of their noses

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Iams wants to use the cameras that nearly everyone has in their pockets to help reunite lost dogs with their owners. The company has launched a new app, NOSEiD, that uses your smartphone’s camera to scan your dog’s nose. If … Read More

CIPA’s March 2021 data shows positive signs, especially for a maturing mirrorless market

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The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) has released its latest data, detailing the volume and value of digital camera units produced and shipped around the world through March 2021. Before diving into the numbers, it needs to be noted … Read More

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Which camera type is right for you?

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Introduction Elsewhere in our Absolute beginner’s guide to film photography, we wrote about common types of film cameras and not-so-common types of film cameras. So which type is best for you? That depends on what you want to get out … Read More

Hubble captures star ‘on the edge of destruction’

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Credits: NASA, ESA, STScI To celebrate the 31st birthday of the Hubble space telescope NASA has released a stunning picture a giant star ‘waging a tug-of-war between gravity and radiation to avoid self-destruction’. The star in question is AG Carinae, … Read More

How an artist pretended to be a European socialite to capture photos of luxurious NYC apartments

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A recent story in Architectural Digest tells the story of how an artist used a little social engineering to capture photographs of some of New York City’s most exclusive and expensive pieces of real estate by claiming to be an … Read More

The city of Helsinki, Finland has put over 65K historical images under Creative Commons

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The city of Helsinki, Finland has unveiled a collection of more than 65,000 historical images captured in and around the city that are now free to download and use however you see fit. You can also order prints directly from … Read More

DJI Air 2S vs Mavic 2 Pro: which should you choose?

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The DJI Air 2S addresses one of the most common feature requests from drone users: a 1″-type sensor camera in a consumer-oriented model. Until recently, DJI users either had to make do with smaller sensors, similar to those found in … Read More

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art sample gallery

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Our team at DPReview TV recently reviewed the new Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN. This gallery includes many of their test photos so you can judge image quality for yourself. Source link

Imagen AI uses artificial intelligence to edit your photos in Lightroom

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Imagen AI recently announced its new desktop app for Mac and PC. Using artificial intelligence, it will automatically edit batches of your photos in Lightroom based on what it has learned from your past editing preferences. Users are required to … Read More

ImagenAI uses artificial intelligence to edit your photos in Lightroom

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ImagenAI recently announced its new desktop app for Mac and PC. Using artificial intelligence, it will automatically edit batches of your photos in Lightroom based on what it has learned from your past editing preferences. Users are required to upload … Read More

Atomos announces Ninja V+ with 8K/30p and 4K/120p ProRes RAW support, Ninja Stream for remote liveview

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Atomos has announced three new pieces of news regarding its Ninja V lineup. First up, the Ninja V gets H.265 codec support in a new, paid upgrade. Next, Atomos has announced the new Ninja V+, an expansion of the Ninja … Read More

Fujifilm GFX 100S review

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Introduction GFX100S product photography by Dan Bracaglia & Richard Butler The Fujifilm GFX 100S is the logical next step in the development of the company’s medium format lineup: a 100MP sensor in a single-grip DSLR styled body. But don’t mistake … Read More

Report: TMSC has started production of Apple’s next-generation M-series chipset

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Apple’s next-generation M-series chip has entered mass production this month, according to a report from Nikkei Asia. Apple’s M1 chipset was released only five months ago, but the Cupertino-based company isn’t resting on its laurels. Nikkei, citing ‘sources familiar with … Read More

Video: What it’s like photographing subjects against one of the blackest fabrics in the world

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Photographer Mathieu Stern is most known for his experimentation with weird lenses and cameras, but for his most recent video, he tested out what photographs would look like if you used one of the blackest materials available as a backdrop. … Read More

Video: How to improve your compositions, from a photographer who worked with Ansel Adams

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Born in 1949, award-winning photographer Huntington Witherill has been a fine art photographer since 1970. Witherill was fortunate enough to have worked with the famous Ansel Adams, among other notable photographers like Wynn Bullock, Steve Crouch, and Al Weber. Over … Read More

Sigma introduces 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art for E- and L-mount

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Sigma has introduced its 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art for Sony E and Panasonic/Leica/Sigma L-mount bodies. This newly designed lens has 15 elements in 11 groups, including ‘FLD’, ‘ELD’, ‘SLD’ glass (all variants of low-dispersion glass aimed at minimizing chromatic … Read More

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art sample gallery

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Sigma’s new 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art lens is a big leap forward from the company’s original 2012-era Art-series prime, and features an entirely new optical construction and refined handling, specifically designed for stills and video shooting on full-frame mirrorless … Read More

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art review

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Sigma’s fast new 35mm F1.4 DG DN for Sony and L-mount bodies has arrived, and Chris and Jordan have plenty to say about it. Check out their review in this episode of DPReview TV. Source link

Hands-on with new Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN ‘Art’

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Almost a decade after Sigma inaugurated its ‘Global Vision’ line of lenses with the original 35mm F1.4 ‘Art’, the company has released an all-new 35mm, built from the ground up for modern mirrorless ILCs. The Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN … Read More

The Polaroid Go is a compact, modern tribute to the original Polaroid One Step

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Polaroid has announced the Polaroid Go, a compact, wearable instant camera designed as an homage to the iconic rainbow-stripe Polaroid One Step from yesteryear. ‘The Polaroid Go camera leans on Polaroid’s iconic heritage of design while creating a new format … Read More

Google shares a deep dive into its new HDR+ with Bracketing technology found in its latest Pixel devices

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Google has shared an article on its AI Blog that dives into the intricacies of the HDR capabilities of its most recent Pixel devices. In it, Google explains how its HDR+ with Bracketing technology works to capture the best image … Read More

Sony a1 sample gallery updated with new images, Raw conversions

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Our Sony a1 review is live – you can give it a read here. And for an even greater sense of real-world image quality, dive into our massive sample gallery (140 images). There you’ll find a mix of out-of-camera JPEGs … Read More

TTartisan releases its $98 50mm F1.2 APS-C lens for Leica L and Nikon Z mount camera systems

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Chinese optics manufacturer TTartisan has announced its 50mm F1.2 manual lens for APS-C mirrorless camera systems is now available for Nikon Z and Leica L mounts. Since its release, the lens has been available for Canon EF-M, Fuji X, Micro … Read More

Sony FX3 review – cinema camera or a7S III in disguise?

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The tiny FX3 is part of Sony’s line of professional cinema cameras, but it’s basically a Sony a7S III under the hood. Jordan shows us how it’s different and tells us which one he would choose. Source link

‘A Year in Photos’ documentary covers winning imagery from Sony World Photography Awards

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The annual Sony World Photography Awards is one of the world’s most reputable competitions for creatives. DPReview makes it a point to cover every announcement. Over the course of the past year, over 330,000 images were submitted to its myriad … Read More

Collection of photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot, among the world’s first, sells for nearly $2M

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As part of its celebration of 50 years of photography auctions, Sotheby’s recently sold a set of very early photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877). Despite a pre-auction estimate of $300,000-500,000, the final sale price was a staggering $1,956,000, … Read More

Fujifilm says major 4.00 firmware update for the GFX 100 will arrive in June

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Fujifilm has announced a major firmware update for its GFX 100 medium format camera will be arriving in June 2021. Firmware version 4.00 for the Fujifilm GFX 100 mirrorless camera will improve autofocus performance, update image stabilization components, add Fujifilm’s … Read More

Samyang announces new 12mm F2 autofocus lens for Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras

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Samyang, also known as Rokinon and Bower depending on your region, has announced the 12mm F2 E, a new autofocus wide-angle prime lens for Sony APS-C mirrorless camera systems. The len, which offers a similar angle-of-view to an 18mm lens … Read More

Film Fridays: A new shoe mount light meter – meet the Keks EM-01

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It’s fairly common to come across a film camera with a busted light meter or one that requires discontinued mercury cell batteries to operate. Likewise, there are plenty of film cameras that don’t offer a built-in light meter, including several … Read More

Sony a1 review

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Introduction The Sony a1 is the company’s flagship interchangeable lens camera, with a 50MP sensor that can capture bursts of images at 30 frames per second and records 8K video. That sensor also helps power the a1’s capable autofocus system, … Read More

Tokina adds Canon RF, Nikon Z mount options for its $250 400mm F8 Reflex lens

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In addition to releasing its two new E mount zoom lens, the optics manufacturer has also announced its SZX Super Tele 400mm F8 Reflex MF lens is now compatible with Canon RF and Nikon Z mount camera systems. The Tokina … Read More

Google Earth introduces a ‘4D’ interactive timelapse experience

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Since launching 15 years ago, Google Earth has displayed detailed 3D imagery of our planet from numerous vantage points. Recently, they introduced Timelapse in Google Earth – an interactive 4D experience consisting of 24 million satellite photos captured over the … Read More

Sony 14mm F1.8 GM sample gallery

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Earlier this week we published our DReview TV episode on the new Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM ultra-wide lens; give it a watch here if you haven’t already. This compact, lightweight prime is optically impressive and a great option for … Read More

80,000MP panoramas: EarthCam announces world’s highest-resolution robotic webcam

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EarthCam has introduced the world’s highest-resolution robotic webcam, the GigapixelCam X80. The new webcam can record 80,000MP panoramas. To celebrate the camera’s launch, EarthCam also premiered an 80 gigapixel image of New York City, captured from the top of the … Read More

Tamron announces APS-C 11-20mm F2.8, full-frame 150-500mm F5–6.7 zooms for Sony E mount

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Tamron has announced the release of two new zoom lenses on opposite ends of the focal length spectrum: the 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD for APS-C Sony E mount cameras and the 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD for full-frame … Read More

New Part 107 and Remote ID drone rules take effect starting today

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Today marks the “effective date” that some pertinent Part 107 and Remote ID rules become active. Notably, this includes the Operations Over People rule. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) first published their Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Remote … Read More

Canon announces two new PIXMA all-in-one wireless photo printers

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Canon has announced a pair of new PIXMA inkjet printers, the Canon PIXMA TS3520 Wireless All-in-One Printer and the Canon PIXMA G620 Wireless MegaTank Photo Printer. Canon PIXMA TS3520 Wireless All-in-One Printer The Canon PIXMA TS3520 is aimed at new … Read More

Sony shows off its upcoming Airpeak drone flying steadily in 44MPH winds

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Since originally announcing its Airpeak drone project last November, Sony has been rather quiet on what to expect with its first foray into the world of UAVs. Until two days ago, that is, when Sony published a teaser video, showing … Read More

DJI Air 2S drone sample gallery

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Published Apr 21, 2021 | dpreview staff DJI’s new mid-level Air 2S drone delivers substantial image and video quality improvements over its predecessor thanks to a larger 1″ -type sensor. Check out our sample gallery for a sense of what … Read More

Raven remote flash control and camera trigger supports multiple flash brands

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FusionTLC has announced Raven, a lighting control product that uses 2.4GHz wireless communication to control flashes from numerous lighting brands including Profoto, Godox and PocketWizard. Raven is developed by Jim Clark, who is a founder of PocketWizard. FusionTLC says that … Read More

Colorcinch is a powerful, free-to-use browser-based photo editor

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Web browsers have become increasingly capable. This is evidenced by Colorcinch, a browser-based photo editor. Colorcinch, formerly known as Cartoonize, includes essential photo editing tools, text editing, layers (with blend modes), effects and filters, stock photo access and more. Better … Read More

Apple’s new M1-powered iPad Pros have Thunderbolt, 5G and a ‘Liquid Retina XDR display’ for the 12.9″ model

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Alongside its new, colorful M1-powered iMacs, Apple also announced an update to its iPad Pro lineup that sees its flagship tablet models get the company’s M1 chipsets. In addition to the more powerful processors, Thunderbolt and 5G in both the … Read More

Apple announces new 24″ M1-powered iMacs in an array of bright new colors

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At today’s ‘Sping Loaded’ event, Apple announced, amongst other products, a redesigned line of 24” iMac computers, powered by its M1 processor. The new iMacs mark the first major iMac redesign in almost ten years and brings back colors we … Read More

Hands-on with the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM

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Sony has just announced the impressively small FE 14mm F1.8 GM. The design philosophy behind the lens is simple: offer a super wide field-of-view, a bright aperture, achieve high sharpness across the frame and all-round optical quality at its maximum … Read More

Sony introduces compact FE 14mm F1.8 GM ultra-wide lens

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Sony has introduced the FE 14mm F1.8 lens for its full-frame mirrorless bodies. The lens is surprisingly compact and light: roughly 1/3 the weight of the Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens for Sony E mount (460 vs 1170 … Read More

Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM sample gallery

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We got our hands on Sony’s new fast and compact FE 14mm F1.8 GM lens. Perfect for landscapes, architecture, astrophotography and more, we found it plenty sharp, even wide-open. It’s also quite fast to focus thanks to twin linear motors. … Read More

Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM review

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In this episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan get their hands on Sony’s new compact, ultra-wide 14mm F1.8 G Master lens, and share how well it performs for both stills and video. Sample images from this episode The DJI … Read More

Nikon releases firmware updates for all six of its Z series mirrorless cameras

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Nikon has announced it will release firmware updates for its entire line of Z series mirrorless cameras on April 26, including updates the Z50, Z5, Z6, Z7, Z6 II and Z7 II. Although not major, the respective firmware updates should … Read More

Volcano for the People: Stunning visuals from Iceland’s spectacular volcanic eruption

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Following thousands of earthquakes beginning in February, the Fagradalsfjall volcano on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula erupted on March 19. Since then, the volcano has been erupting with new fissure vents opening, including a new one over this past weekend. Given the … Read More

Charles ‘Chuck’ Geschke, co-founder of Adobe and inventor of the PDF, dies at 81

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Charles ‘Chuck’ Geschke, who co-founded Adobe, a graphics and software publishing company, with John Warnock in 1982, died this past Friday at age 81 of cancer. Notably he was instrumental in developing the Portable Document Format technology, better known as … Read More

Video: Shooting and vlogging with the Panasonic Lumix DC-G100

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This is sponsored content, created with the support of Amazon and Panasonic The Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 is a 20MP Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera designed specifically for vloggers and multimedia content creators. The G100 features a tracking audio system that … Read More

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter transmits back the first image of its historic inaugural flight on Mars

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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured this shot as it hovered over the Martian surface on April 19, 2021, during the first instance of powered, controlled flight on another planet. It used its navigation camera, which autonomously tracks the ground during … Read More

Cosina announces new 28mm F2 Ultron ‘Vintage Line’ lenses

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Cosina has announced the release of the Voigtlander 28mm F2 Ultron Vintage Line lenses for Leica M mount camera systems. As with the other lenses in the growing Voigtlander Vintage Line series, the 28mm F2 Ultron lens seeks to combine … Read More

Hands-on with the Sony FX3 cinema camera

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Sony’s FX3 is the company’s smallest entry for its cinema lineup of cameras, slotting in between the existing a7S III and larger FX6. We’ve already covered a lot of the deeper technical aspects of the camera, but that was before … Read More

Review: DJI’s Air 2S is the ultimate consumer drone

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Introduction Arriving just one year after its predecessor, the Mavic Air 2, the Air 2S is DJI’s newest mid-range consumer drone. The new model sheds the familiar Mavic branding in favor of a shorter naming scheme, following the lead of … Read More

Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR sample gallery

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You’ve watched the video, now see the stills that Chris and Jordan took while reviewing a pre-production version of Fujifilm’s brand new XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR wide-angle lens. This lightweight lens, which is equivalent to 27mm on X-mount … Read More

Missing hiker rescued after Twitter user tracks him down using his last-sent photo

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A photo may very well have saved a missing hiker’s life this week. 46-year-old hiker Rene Compean was reported missing near Mount Waterman in southern California on Monday evening. After disseminating a photo online that Compean had sent to a … Read More

Gudsen updates Moza Slypod Pro electric monopod arm with longer reach, better battery

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Gimbal manufacturer Gudsen has updated its Moza Slypod electronic monopod, adding a longer extension, faster motion and better battery life. The Moza Slypod Pro is essentially a motor-driven monopod that allows videographers to create smooth slider and jib-style camera movements … Read More

Slideshow: Large format film portrait series wins Sony World Photography Awards

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Sony World Photography Awards A British photographer shooting on an 8x10in film camera has scooped the $25,000 top prize in the Sony World Photography Awards. Craig Easton won the professional section of the contest with a series of pictures that … Read More

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Less common camera types

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Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex cameras – along with Yashica and Mamiya TLRs – can still be found in working order on the used market for a fair price. They offer an excellent gateway to medium-format shooting.Image: Chia Ying Yang The number … Read More

Taking a closer look at the new Canon RF 400mm F2.8 and 600mm F4L I.S.

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Canon has announced two new telephoto prime lenses for the RF mount. The RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and 600mm F4L IS USM have the same optical makeup as their EF-mount equivalents, which were released relatively recently, in late 2018. … Read More

Slideshow: 2021 World Press Photo Contest winners

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Today, category winners of the 2021 World Press Photo of the Year competition were announced. 45 photographers from 28 countries were selected by an independent jury including representatives from National Geographic and Reuters. World Press Photo seeks to highlight the … Read More

Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm F0.95 Mark II lens now available for Micro Four Thirds camera systems

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Chinese optics manufacturer Mitakon Zhongyi has announced its Speedmaster 35mm F0.95 Mark II manual lens is now available for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera systems. Until now, the ultra-fast prime was only available in Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X and Sony … Read More

DJI’s new Air 2S has a 1” sensor, 5.4K/30p recording, improved optical avoidance and more

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DJI has unveiled the Air 2S, a follow up to the compact Mavic Air 2. Most notably, the drone features a camera with a 1″ sensor, capable of capturing 20MP photos and up to 5.4K/30p or 4K/60p video. Improvements in … Read More

Hasselblad offers 12 medium format cameras as prizes for its 2021 Masters competition

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Hasselblad Masters Fashion/Beauty winner 2016 Roy Rossovich Medium format manufacturer Hasselblad has opened its bi-annual Masters competition for entries, using 12 of its mirrorless cameras to tempt photographers to enter their best images. The main part of the contest is … Read More

Fujifilm announces ultra-wide XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR prime lens

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Fujifilm has introduced the XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR ultra-wide prime lens, which is equivalent to 27mm when mounted on an X-mount body. This compact lens is surprisingly light given its fast maximum aperture, weighing in at 370 grams … Read More

Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R WR pre-production sample gallery

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We’ve been shooting for a few days with a pre-production copy of Fujifilm’s new XF 18mm F1.4 R WR lens, which offers a 27mm full-frame equivalent field of view, and optically, we’re impressed. It offers excellent sharpness wide open, minimal … Read More

Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR review

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The new Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR provides a 27mm-equivalent focal length for Fujifilm’s X-mount cameras. Find out why Chris and Jordan like this fast, sharp and lightweight 18mm lens. Source link

Hands-on with the Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR

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Fujifilm’s latest lens, the XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR, is a weather-sealed fast-aperture prime lens for the company’s X-mount interchangeable lens cameras. Offering a field-of-view equivalent to 27mm on a full-frame camera, the XF 18mm F1.4 makes for a … Read More

Report: Samsung working with Olympus on implementing IBIS in upcoming smartphones

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Seemingly, every phone manufacturer wants to partner up with an established, well-respected camera company. Around the smartphone industry, this is already seen with OnePlus and Hasselblad, Vivo and Zeiss, and Huawei and Leica. According to Sammobile, rumors suggest that Samsung … Read More

DxO PureRaw review: Impressive noise and lens processing for any editing app

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Introduction For years now, DxO Labs’ Optics Pro and PhotoLab products have impressed photographers with their automatic lens corrections. And more recently their CPU-intensive PRIME / DeepPRIME noise reduction technology has also garnered plenty of praise, as we saw in … Read More

Closer look: Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM

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Canon has just announced a native RF contemporary to its popular EF 100mm F2.8L Macro lens. The RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM is an all-new design, and becomes Canon’s first medium telephoto macro lens to offer a maximum magnification … Read More

Sony’s Xperia 1 and 5 Mark III introduce first ever variable optical zoom (but that’s not what we’re excited about)

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Sony has just announced the Xperia 1 Mark III, its flagship smartphone with camera technologies borrowed from its Alpha line of cameras, as well as display, cinema and audio capabilities built from the know-how of the broad divisions within Sony … Read More

Sony’s Xperia 1 and 5 Mark III introduce variable optical zoom (but that’s not what we’re excited about)

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Sony has just announced the Xperia 1 Mark III, its flagship smartphone with camera technologies borrowed from its Alpha line of cameras, as well as display, cinema and audio capabilities built from the know-how of the broad divisions within Sony … Read More

Canon EOS R3 development announced: high-end full-frame mirrorless

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Canon has revealed the first details of its high-end EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera. The R3 has a dual-grip design and will be able to shoot at up to 30 frames per second with full AF, but isn’t branded as … Read More

Canon announces 400mm F2.8L and 600mm F4L RF-mount lenses

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Canon has announced two new telephoto prime lenses for the RF mount. The RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and 600mm F4L IS USM have the same optical makeup as their EF-mount equivalents, with 17 elements in 13 groups, including one … Read More

New Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM lets you adjust bokeh on-the-fly

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Canon’s new RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM lens is the company’s first RF-mount lens designed for close-up photography. Its minimum focus distance is 26cm (10″), giving a maximum magnification of 1.4X. The lens’ image stabilization system switches to a … Read More

Chris and Jordan react to the Canon EOS R3 announcement

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Canon just pulled back the curtain on a major new camera, coming (we assume) later this year. The EOS R3 will sit above the R5 in the RF lineup, and will offer professional-grade build quality and a newly-developed Canon stacked … Read More

Canon EOS R3: What do we know, and what can it tell us about a future ‘EOS-R1’?

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The EOS R3 clearly inherits aspects of Canon’s EOS-1D series of cameras, but what else can we learn from what Canon has told us? Canon has just announced the development of what will be the highest-spec RF-mount camera yet, the … Read More

Slideshow: Winners of the 2021 Storm Photo/Photographer of the Year

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The winning images and photographers of the inaugural Storm Photos of the Year competition have been announced, revealing a collection of awe-inspiring shots of Mother Nature on display. The Storm Photos of the Year competition was launched in February 2021 … Read More

Adobe updates Premiere Rush and Premiere Pro, adding Apple M1 support to Rush and more

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Adobe has updated its video editing applications, Adobe Premiere Rush and Adobe Premiere Pro. The April 2021 release of Premiere Rush adds, among other improvements, native Apple Silicon support. Premiere Pro (15.1) includes optimizations and small improvements. Looking first at … Read More

Just how good is Adobe Super Resolution? We put it to test with some classic 12MP ILCs

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We’ve covered both the launch of Adobe’s new Super Resolution feature, as well as its implications and benefits, according to photographer Michael Clark. So we thought it was high time to get some images into our studio testing widget and … Read More

TTArtisan adds $250 Nikon Z, Sony E mount versions of its 21mm F1.5 lens

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Lens manufacturer TTArtisan has added two new versions of its 21mm F1.5 manual lens. Originally available for only Leica M mount cameras, TTArtisan has added new mount options for Nikon Z mount and Sony E mount camera systems. The manual … Read More

Tokina atx-m 33mm F1.4 for Fujifilm gallery and impressions

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The Tokina atx-m 33mm F1.4 X is one of the latest additions to a small club of third-party autofocus lenses for Fujifilm’s X-mount mirrorless cameras. At just $399 USD, it’s also one of the more affordable options too if you’re … Read More

Apple removes claim that its Pro Display XDR goes ‘far beyond HDR’ in the UK

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Following a complaint and subsequent review by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK, Apple has changed the marketing for its $5,000 Pro Display XDR. Per 9to5Mac, the ASA asked Apple to remove the term ‘Far beyond HDR’ from … Read More

Video: This is what happens when a DJI Mavic 2 Pro hits a car windshield at 100km/h

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A team of researchers from Virginia Tech’s Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS) have shared a three-second video showing what happens when a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone collides with the windshield of a vehicle at 100km/h (62.5mph). … Read More

Moza launches the Moin Camera, a 3-axis 4K pocket camera with an articulating screen

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Moza, the company behind a number of popular camera gimbals, has announced the Moin Camera, a compact 4K gimbal camera that takes clear inspiration from the DJI Pocket 2. The Moin Camera has a 1/2.3” 12MP sensor at its core, … Read More

Interview: Aki Murata of OMDS (Olympus) – ‘we’re more flexible now’

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Aki Murata, Chief Operating Officer of OM Digital Solutions (OMDS), formerly Olympus. In the latest in our series of socially distanced interviews with senior executives across the consumer digital imaging industry, we sat down (virtually) with Aki Murata, Chief Operating … Read More

Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH lens samples

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We recently took delivery of Leica’s new APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH, and in the short time between its arrival and when it had to be sent back, we prepared a preliminary sample gallery in and around sunny Seattle. The Leica … Read More

Sample gallery: Tokina atx-m 23mm F1.4 for Fujifilm X-mount

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Tokina’s atx-m 23mm F1.4 is one of two of the company’s new primes available for Fujifilm X-mount shooters. With a 35mm full-frame equivalent focal length, this lens is perfect for casual, candid, and street photography, even in low light. Focus … Read More

DPReview TV: Panasonic S1 vs S1H, 2021 edition

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Panasonic has given its DC-S1 and DC-S1H full-frame mirrorless cameras some big improvements via recent firmware updates. For example, the S1 now shares many video features with the S1H, including 6K Raw recording. Chris and Jordan take a look at … Read More

Sigma has fixed ghosting issues with its 28mm F2.8 DG DN lens, is replacing affected lenses

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Back in March, Sigma issued a notice on its website informing customers of a potential issue with select units of its 28–70mm F2.8 DG DN lens for Sony E mount and L mount camera systems. Now, Sigma has shared a … Read More

Video: The moon as shot with a very sharp Leica APO-Telyt-R 400mm F2.8 lens

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Leica Rumors recently shared a video of the moon shot with a Leica APO-Telyt-R 400mm F2.8 lens. It’s not a recent video, but it’s worth checking out. It’s a cool – and pricey – super telephoto lens. The video below … Read More

Samyang’s new AF 24mm F1.8 lens features a dedicated ‘Astrophotography Mode’

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Earlier this week, lens manufacturer Samyang (also known as Rokinon or Bower depending on your region) shared a teaser for two unreleased lenses, with the suggestion the pair would be specifically for astrophotography. Now, just a few days after that … Read More

Interview: David ‘Dee’ Delgado’s love letter to New York City, shot on 4×5 film

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Genesis + Ronald, Before Prom, Westchester Ave (May 2019) David ‘Dee’ Delgado has spent his entire life exploring New York City. Born and raised in the Bronx, in his younger years he traveled the city as a graffiti artist before … Read More

Player One Astronomy releases five specialized astrophotography planetary cameras

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Per DC Watch, Sightron Japan Co., Ltd. has announced it will release Player One Astronomy’s CMOS camera for astrophotography next week. Player One Astronomy is an astrophotography equipment manufacturer based in Suzhou, China. The Chinese firm develops sophisticated astronomical observation … Read More

Sennheiser’s new MKE 400 shotgun mic and XS Lav mics are for creatives on-the-go

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Audio equipment manufacturer Sennheiser has released a number of new products designed to simplify on-the-go audio recording. First up is a redesigned MKE 400 on-camera shotgun microphone. This second-generation device keeps the same name as its predecessor, but updates the … Read More

Field review: Fujifilm XF 70-300 F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR

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Introduction The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a very versatile, compact telephoto zoom lens for the company’s APS-C X-mount, arguably filling a much needed gap in the company’s lineup. The XF 70-300mm offers a 35mm-equivalent … Read More

Sony lost ground to Samsung in growing smartphone image sensor market in 2020

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According to a recent report published by EET Asia, using data from Handset Component Technologies (HCT), Sony captured nearly half of the smartphone image sensor market, by revenue, in 2020. Behind Sony was Samsung and OmniVision at 29% and 10%, … Read More

Sony quietly updates the a7R III, a7R IV with improved LCD displays

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One of our product photos of the original a7R IV. Sony has, rather quietly, released updated versions of its a7R III and a7R IV cameras that bring small improvements to the full-frame mirrorless cameras. The updated cameras now have an … Read More

Video: Major League Baseball batter shatters camera lens with a foul ball

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Tyler O’Neill, a professional baseball outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals (MLB), gave camera operators a bit of a headache when he shattered a camera lens with a foul ball he hit against Miami Marlins pitcher Sandy Alcantara in yesterday’s … Read More

Backblaze reveals what hard drive models had the lowest failure rates in 2020

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Cloud-based backup company Backblaze has published its full-year 2020 hard drive stats, revealing just how many hard drives in its data centers have failed over the past calendar year. According to Backblaze’s data, the company added 39,792 hard drives to … Read More

DPReview TV: Canon R5 firmware update 1.3 review

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We review Canon’s latest firmware update for the EOS R5. Find out what Jordan thinks of the new C-Log 3 gamma profile, see how the HD/120p footage looks, and learn about the new Raw lite video codec. Source link

If you shoot Log on the Canon EOS R5, you should shoot C-Log3. Here’s why.

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From somewhat inauspicious beginnings, firmware updates are turning the EOS R5 into an increasingly capable video camera With its latest firmware, the Canon EOS R5 gains the Canon Log 3 profile for video. In this article, we’re taking a closer … Read More

Watch as filmmaker Sam Nuttman shoots with the DJI Pocket 2 in Hawaii

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The DJI Pocket 2 is a stabilized, super-compact handheld video and stills camera designed for recording all of life’s adventures, wherever they take you. Perfect for travel vlogging, the Pocket 2 can also be used underwater at depths up to … Read More

Fujifilm introduces stylish Instax Mini 40 instant camera

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Fujifilm has introduced the retro-styled Instax Mini 40, its latest instant camera. The Mini 40 is essentially the Mini 11 in a different body, which means that you’re getting a 35mm equivalent lens, auto-exposure, a built-in flash and selfie mirror. … Read More

Hands-on with the new retro-chic Fujifilm Instax Mini 40

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We just got our hands on Fujifilm’s new Instax Mini 40 model, a stylish and easy-to-use instant camera that uses the company’s most popular Instax film format: Mini. Feature and spec-wise, this new model is identical to the Instax Mini … Read More

This 3D-printed lens lets you create ‘wigglegrams’

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Designer and maker George Moua has built a bespoke 3D-printed 3D stereoscopic ‘wiggle lens’ for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras and APS-C Fujifilm X mount cameras. The 3D-printed lens allows compatible cameras to shoot stereoscopic wiggle photography. Essentially, by combining multiple … Read More

Slideshow: 2021 Bird Photographer of the Year finalists

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Recently, finalists were announced for the 6th annual Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) competition. Over 22,000 images were submitted from 73 countries. Finalists are competing for a £5,000 cash prize. ‘‘This year we saw an incredible 22,000 entries into … Read More

A filmmaker melted his DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone to get these incredible shots of an active volcano

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Last month, we shared a video that showed pilot Bjorn Steinbekk flying a DJI FPV drone over the Fagradalsfjall volcano, located near Reykjavik, Iceland. Now, we’re back with a new video from professional photographer and filmmaker Stefan Forster, who pushed … Read More

Videos: Learn photography by playing video games

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Can video games help teach you photography skills? Texas-based photographer Mir-or-Image believes they can. In his ongoing video series, ‘Photo Mode Perspective,’ Mir plays popular video games and uses their built-in photo modes to help viewers learn the basics of … Read More

Fujifilm X-E4 review: small size, big image quality

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Introduction Product photography by Dan Bracaglia The Fujifilm X-E4 is a lightweight, rangefinder-styled camera built around a 26MP APS-C sized sensor that uses the company’s X-mount lineup of lenses. Billed as a fun-to-use and compact photographic companion, the X-E4 is … Read More

Hubble scientists revisit an incredible image of Veil Nebula, showing off new details

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In 2015, the Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of the Veil Nebula. NASA has revisited this image and applied new processing techniques, bringing out even finer details of the nebula. NASA, ESA/Hubble and Z. Levay have been able to … Read More

MyHeritage adds ten new ‘special animations to its AI-powered Deep Nostalgia tool

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Last month, we featured Deep Nostalgia, an AI-powered tool from genealogy platform MyHeritage that reanimats photos to bring portraits to life. Today, My Heritage has announced an update to Deep Nostalgia that adds ten new ‘special animations’ that include new … Read More

CIPA’s February data shows 2021 is shaping up to be a year of stabilization for the camera industry

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The Camera and Imaging Products Association, more commonly referred to as CIPA, has revealed its February data for global camera production and shipments, showing the camera industry might finally be seeing some semblance of stability after a rough few years. … Read More

The new nifty fifty: Canon RF 50mm F1.8 sample gallery

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The Canon RF 50mm F1.8 is a true reincarnation of the so-called ‘nifty fifties’ of DSLR yore. Coming in at just under $200 USD, it’s an affordable way to get into fast-aperture shooting. We’ve taken it for a spin on … Read More

Samyang teaser suggests two new astrophotography prime lenses will be released later this month

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Samyang, also known as Rokinon or Bower depending on the retailer, has posted a teaser on its Facebook page for two upcoming lenses — a full-frame lens and an APS-C lens — which appear to have been designed specifically with … Read More

Adobe Camera Raw vs. Capture One Express Fujifilm: A worthy free contender

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Introduction Over the past few months, I’ve been comparing the editing tools provided for free with your digital camera purchase with the 800-pound, subscription-ware gorilla in the room, Adobe Camera Raw, to see if it’s really necessary to pay for … Read More

Fujifilm GFX 100S sample gallery

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Chris and Jordan just wrapped up their final review of the Fujifilm GFX 100S for DPReview TV. Check out the photos they shot along the way to see how much detail 100MP delivers. View the Fujifilm GFX 100S sample gallery … Read More

In search of porcupines with the Fujifilm GFX 100S

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Now that Chris is out of quarantine and the team has access to a full-production camera, the DPRTV team have been revisiting the Fujifilm GFX 100S. In this video, they take the GFX 100S up into the deceptively named Porcupine … Read More

FIMI releases the X8 Mini drone, a direct competitor to DJI’s Mini line

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FIMI, a Chinese company that is part of Xiaomi’s ecosystem, recently released a direct competitor to DJI’s Mini line of drones. The X8 Mini weighs less than 250 grams when a ‘pro’ battery is installed and boasts a similar compact, … Read More

Snap It is a subscription service for disposable cameras

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In many industries, what’s popular comes and goes in cycles. Fashion is a prime example of this phenomenon. The 1990s are back in vogue, and photography isn’t immune to this cyclical behavior. Disposable cameras are suddenly popular again, as evidenced … Read More

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: 7 common camera types

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The 7 common film camera types One of the complications of film photography is that there are so many different types of film cameras. A hundred-plus years of development has led to several different ways of getting images onto film. … Read More

Will the new Nikon Z9 feature a heated handgrip and ‘Niko’ smart assistant? Nope.

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The Nikon Z9 hasn’t been released yet, but the team over at nature photographer tour company Squiver has published a thorough ‘field report’ on the camera on its blog, going over the rather, shall we say, interesting feature set that … Read More

Canon released 1.3.1 firmware update for EOS R6 after 1.3.0 caused video bug

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Earlier this week, Canon released a trio of firmware updates for its EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III camera systems. Within 24 hours, we were informed Canon had removed the firmware version 1.3.0 update for the EOS … Read More

Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 Mark III

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At long last, it’s here: Ricoh’s Pentax K-3 Mark III. We’ve known about its eventual existence in some form or other since development announcements in 2019, but we were still a bit taken aback by just how much reworking Ricoh … Read More

Mars Curiosity rover sends ‘selfie’ from its ongoing tour of Mars

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While much recent attention has been given to the latest rover to land on Mars, Perseverance, the Curiosity rover is still working on the red planet. Curiosity has been on Mars for more than 3,000 sols (Martian days) and has … Read More

Sony adds AI-powered ‘Live Gallery’ feature to its Visual Story mobile app

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Sony Electronics recently announced updates to its Visual Story, a cloud-based mobile application that works with various models of cameras the company produces. Built with event photographers in mind, ‘Visual Story’ Version 1.1 uses AI (artificial intelligence) to instantly recognize … Read More

Class action complaint filed in New York alleges Sony isn’t addressing premature a7 III shutter failures

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Last week, a class action complaint was filed in the Southern District of New York alleging Sony Electronic Inc. is denying warranty claims in violation of New York law regarding widespread shutter defects of Sony’s a7 III mirrorless camera. The … Read More

DPReview TV: How a crappy camera made Jordan a better photographer

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Jordan promised to shoot four DPReview TV episodes with the Pentax K-01 if we reached 300,000 YouTube subscribers by February 14th of this year. We reached our goal and Jordan held up his end of the bargain. Find out what … Read More

DPReview TV: How a crappy camera made Jordan a better videographer

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Jordan promised to shoot four DPReview TV episodes with the Pentax K-01 if we reached 300,000 YouTube subscribers by February 14th of this year. We reached our goal and Jordan held up his end of the bargain. Find out what … Read More

‘Vanishing Asia’ is a 3-book set of 9,000 photos documenting Asia’s disappearing traditions

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Lead image: Men in Afghanistan playing the game buzkashi. Image credit: Kevin Kelly Kevin Kelly, one of the co-founders of Wired, has spent 40 years photographing vanishing cultures and traditions throughout Asia. He has spent the last year designing and … Read More

Video: Shooting fashion with the Panasonic Lumix DC-S5

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The Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 is a compact, lightweight mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a 24MP full-frame sensor. Aimed at enthusiast photographers and videographers, the S5 features a solid set of tools for stills photographers and filmmakers alike, including lot of … Read More

Ricoh’s Pentax K-3 III 26MP DSLR is finally here

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Ricoh has officially unveiled the Pentax K-3 III, a 26MP APS-C DSLR with a host of significant updates over the previous K-3 II. The camera is built around A stabilized 25.7MP BSI-CMOS sensor and sees most of its critical components … Read More

Pentax K-3 Mark III initial review

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The Pentax K-3 Mark III is Ricoh’s latest high-end APS-C DSLR. It’s built around a 26MP BSI-CMOS sensor and has been redesigned from the ground up to become, on paper, the most capable, most usable K-mount camera ever made. Although … Read More

Getty Images announces the acquisition of stock photo platform Unsplash

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Unsplash has announced it’s being acquired by Getty Images. Launched in 2013 as a Tumblr blog with ten images, Unsplash has developed into a large source for free photographs. Users can download full-resolution images from Unsplash, for free and for … Read More

Canon’s EOS R5 gets C-Log 3, 120 fps Full HD shooting with 1.3.0 firmware update

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Canon has released firmware updates for its EOS R5, EOS R6, and EOS 1D X Mark III camera systems, bringing new features and improvements, especially for its EOS R5 mirrorless camera. EOS R5 Firmware version 1.3.0 for the Canon EOS … Read More

Canon launches €16,000 grant for documentary filmmakers and female photojournalists

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Canon Europe has opened the application period for its annual grant that aims to give two professional photographers a boost for a new project. The two grants on offer are the Canon Female Photojournalist Grant and the Canon Video Grant … Read More

Panasonic Interview: ‘We will strengthen both full frame and M43’

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Yosuke Yamane, director of Panasonic’s Imaging Division. In the latest in our series of socially distanced interviews with senior executives in the digital photography industry, we sat down (virtually) with Yosuke Yamane, director of Panasonic’s Imaging Division. Among the topics … Read More

Venus Optics’ PL-mount 1.33x Rear Anamorphic Adapter, 1.4x Full Frame Expander now available for $999 each

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More than a year after first showing off its prototypes, Venus Optics has announced the release of its new Laowa 1.33x Rear Anamorphic Adapter and Laowa 1.4x Full Frame Expander, both of which are PL to PL adapters. Laowa 1.33x … Read More

Leica and 1854 team up to introduce £5000 grants for its new Commission Series

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Back in January, Leica reminded us of the importance of photography. Now it’s acting on its message by giving photographers the opportunity to tell a story through imagery with the help of a £5000 grant. In partnership with 1854, publisher … Read More

Prototype Leica designed by Jony Ive, Marc Newson expected to fetch over $250K at auction

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A 2013 prototype Leica camera, created by former Apple designers Sir Jonathon Ive and Marc Newson, will go up for auction in June at the Leitz Photographica Auction. The camera, which is believed to be a one-off prototype, was created … Read More

Sony’s a7S III gets its S-Cinetone picture profile with new 2.00 firmware update

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  Sony has released firmware version 2.00 for its a7S III camera, bringing the S-Cinetone picture profile and more to its full-frame mirrorless camera. Back in February, Sony Nordic accidentally leaked this firmware 2.00 update for the a7S III, so … Read More

Field review: Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN

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Introduction The Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens is a very compact, lightweight standard zoom lens for full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras. It boasts a constant F2.8 maximum aperture across its zoom range and is available for both the … Read More

Report: Sony tops mirrorless production in 2020 with Canon close behind

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Citing data from research firm Techno System Research, Japanese business publication Sankeibiz has revealed (machine-translated) the production numbers for various camera manufacturers throughout 2020. Amongst the data is the unsurprising fact that Canon, Nikon and Sony have, combined, produced 75% … Read More

Spring colors: Canon RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM sample gallery

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The Canon RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM is a very compact, medium-aperture zoom lens for the company’s mirrorless RF mount. With an innovative design and advanced optical makeup, it offers the promise of high image quality in a package not … Read More

Sigma fp L first impressions

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In this episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan head outdoors into the snow to test a pre-production version of the new Sigma fp L. Watch to find out what the guys think about this somewhat quirky camera. Source link

Sigma fp L sample gallery

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  The Sigma fp L may have some quirks, but its 60MP sensor is capable of producing beautiful images. Check out these sample photos, captured using a pre-production camera, by our team at DPReview TV. Source link

Incredible new image shows the magnetic fields at the edge of the M87 black hole

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The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration has published a new view of the black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy. The EHT published the first-ever image of a black hole in 2019. This time, the image shows the … Read More

Canon patent application reveals optical designs for three F2.8 ultra-wide RF mount lenses

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A new patent application from Canon has revealed the company is working to develop a trio of ultra-wide lenses for its RF mount mirrorless cameras. First seen by Canon News, the patent application details the optical designs for a 12mm … Read More

Vivo’s new X60 smartphone lineup features Zeiss-branded camera modules

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Earlier this week, OnePlus announced its new OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro smartphones, co-developed with Hasselblad. Huawei has Leica branding on their high-end cameras, as well. Vivo is getting in on the action with its new X60 flagship series, which … Read More

Developing film at home: everything you need to know to get started

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If you’re lucky enough to have some free hours in these uncertain times, there are a lot of ways you could spend them. How about learning how to develop your own film? Or maybe developing film is an activity you … Read More

Hands-on with the Sigma fp L and its new viewfinder

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Sigma has just announced the fp L, a high-resolution sister model to the original fp, released in 2019. With a 61MP full-frame sensor, it’s intended to be more stills-oriented than the original camera, with which it shares its design and … Read More

Xiaomi’s Mi Mix smartphone will be the first in the world to use a liquid lens

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Smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has shared a teaser on its YouTube page confirming its forthcoming Mi Mix smartphone will feature a liquid lens — the first of its kind in a smartphone — that’s capable of changing focus and focal length … Read More

FAA confirms you will be able to complete your Remote ID test online starting April 6th

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As we reported last December, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its final rule for the Remote Identification (Remote ID) of Unmanned Aircraft. The document included a plan to offer a Remote ID recurrent exam for Part 107-certified commercial remote … Read More

NASA Ingenuity helicopter prepares for the first powered, controlled flight on another planet

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NASA has announced that it is preparing to launch its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter no earlier than April 8. Ingenuity’s maiden flight will mark the first attempt at a powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. Before Ingenuity can … Read More

Ricoh’s ‘new’ Theta Z1 51GB is just a Theta Z1 with extra storage

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Back in February, Ricoh announced its Theta Z1 360-degree camera had been sold out ‘due to its popularity’ and suggested more units weren’t being produced due to supply chain issues and ‘compliance with new [Japanese] laws and regulations.’ Now, a … Read More

Hands-on with Sony’s compact 24mm, 40mm, and 50mm G prime lenses

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First launched in early 2004 under the name Optics Pro, DxO rebranded its raw processor as PhotoLab back in 2017. The latest version is DxO PhotoLab 4, and if you’re curious about what it does, and how it performs, click … Read More

Sigma’s new 61MP fp L adds more resolution and optional EVF to original fp

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Sigma has announced a high-resolution version of its ultra-compact, full-frame fp, known as the fp L. This new model adds a 61 Megapixel full-frame sensor (almost certainly based on the sensor used in the Sony a7R IV), a hybrid autofocus … Read More

Sigma fp L initial review

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Product shots by Dan Bracaglia The Sigma fp L is a high-resolution development of the company’s compact full-frame interchangeable lens camera. It gains a 61MP BSI CMOS sensor, providing a more stills-focused platform than the original fp 24MP L-mount mirrorless … Read More

Sigma fp L sample gallery

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Sigma’s new fp L is the smallest and highest-resolution full-frame camera on the market. With 61 million pixels at its disposal, it’s capable of capturing an incredible amount of detail. Visit our initial sample gallery to see what you can … Read More

Video: Recording bouncy bugs with a Phantom camera at 73,000 fps to see how they move

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The correct maneuver to perform when you see someone in public you don’t want to talk to. Springtails are small organisms that move so quickly that the human eye can’t perceive their motion. They’re very common and easy to find … Read More

Slideshow: Winners of the 2020 World Nature Photography Awards

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The World Nature Photography Awards (WNPAs) recently announced the winners and runners up for their 2020 competition. Thomas Vijayan, from Canada, was awarded a $1,000 cash prize for his photo of an endangered Bornean orangutan using a tree to cross … Read More

Nikon expects profitability and plans to release more Z mount lenses by 2022

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Nikon’s Sendai factory. It’s been a rough few years for Nikon, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Or, so we’re being led to believe based on an interview Nikon’s CFO Muneaki Tokunari gave to Nikkei, wherein … Read More

Sony FE 24mm F2.8 G sample gallery

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Sony announced three new high-quality, compact primes for full-frame E-mount this week; the widest of which is the 24mm F2.8 G. Optically it’s comprised of 8 elements in 7 groups, with three aspherical elements that help the lens achieve high … Read More

DPRTV: Sony FE 24mm, 40mm and 50mm primes sample gallery

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Sony’s trio of new ‘G’-series prime lenses are aimed at enthusiast photographer that want high quality and good manual control without the bigger size and higher cost of faster-aperture lenses. So how do the new FE 24mm, 40mm and 50mm … Read More

OnePlus teams up with Hasselblad to launch OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro smartphones

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OnePlus has announced a pair of new smartphones co-developed with Hasselblad. The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro smartphones incorporate Hasselblad Camera for Mobile, promising significantly improved photographic capabilities. The OnePlus 9 Pro is the company’s new flagship smartphone, and … Read More

Jared Polin is giving away over $92K in photo gear to kick off his ‘Fund a Photographer’ project

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Jared Polin, better known as Fro Knows Photo in the online world, has revealed the details of a ‘super secret project’ he’s been teasing over the past few weeks. In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Polin shares that … Read More

Sony announces compact 24mm 40mm and 50mm full-frame primes

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  Sony has introduced a set of compact full-frame E-mount prime lenses: the 24mm F2.8 G, 40mm F2.5 G and 50mm F2.5 G. All three lenses are the same size, almost the same weight, and the same price ($599). The … Read More

DPReview TV: Sony 24mm F2.8, 40mm F2.5, 50mm F2.5 review

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  In this episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan go hands-on with Sony’s new trio of lenses: the 24mm F2.8 G, 40mm F2.5 G and 50mm F2.5 G. Find out how they perform, and whether having both 40mm and … Read More

Sony FE 40mm F2.5 G sample gallery

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Sony’s FE 40mm F2.5 G is one of three compact, budget-oriented prime lenses that the company just announced for its full-frame mirrorless E-mount. Sharp, lightweight and quite nicely built, the 40mm focal length is perfect for casual shooting and street … Read More

Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G sample gallery

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The FE 50mm F2.5 G has the longest reach of the three lenses Sony announced today, yet it maintains the compact size and weight of the other two. This lens may also appeal to owners of Sony’s APS-C bodies, with … Read More

Intrepid launches new compact Enlarger on Kickstarter for 35mm and 120 film

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Intrepid has announced its most compact darkroom enlarger yet. The Intrepid Enlarger has been launched on Kickstarter, where the new product has eclipsed its project goal of under $30,000 USD by more than $100,000. Intrepid writes that the Intrepid Enlarger … Read More

ON1 teases new custom keyboard shortcut feature coming to Photo RAW 2021.5

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In a short video posted to its website, ON1 has teased a new feature coming to the next update to Photo RAW 2021, customizable keyboard shortcuts. In the minute-and-a-half video, Dan Harlacher from ON1 shows how you will be able … Read More

Video: Incredible footage of a drone flying over an erupting volcano in Iceland

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A series of earthquakes caused the Fagradalsfjall volcano, located near Reykjavik, Iceland, to erupt for the first time in over 800 years. FPV pilot and local resident Bjorn Steinbekk took the opportunity to push his DJI FPV drone to the … Read More

There’s nothing like a Pacific sunset: New Raw conversions added to our Fujifilm GFX 100S gallery

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With its competitive price-tag and compact form-factor, the Fujifilm GFX 100S brings ultra high-resolution medium format imaging to the enthusiast camera market for the first time. We’ve been shooting with a final sample for a little while, and with official … Read More

Video: A journey into Hawaii’s volcanic past (and present) with Mike Mezeul II and the Nikon Z7 II

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The Nikon Z7 II is a powerful enthusiast-level full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, offering 45MP resolution and a competitive feature set for both stills and video work. Weather-sealed and sporting twin card slots, the Z7 II is tough and versatile, … Read More

Slideshow: Open Shortlist and Category winners for the Sony World Photography Awards

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Sony World Photography Awards, in partnership with the World Photography Organisation, announced the top 130 images for their Shortlist and Open competition. Photographers from all over the world submitted standalone images to the following categories: Architecture, Creative, Landscape, Lifestyle, Motion, … Read More

Ultra-wide and ultra-sharp: NiSi 15mm F4 ‘Sunstar’ sample gallery

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The NiSi 15mm F4 ‘Sunstar’ is an all-manual ultra-wide prime lens for Canon RF, Fujifilm X, Nikon Z and Sony E mount cameras. While NiSi has been known as a filter manufacturer for quite some time; the 15mm F4 is … Read More

Fujifilm X-E4 Sample Gallery (DPReview TV)

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Fujfilm’s latest APS-C offering, the X-E4, is also the brand’s smallest interchangeable X-mount camera to date. Despite its compact dimensions, the X-E4 sports the same outstanding 26MP APS-C sensor with X-Trans color filter array as the flagship X-T4 (but without … Read More

Fujifilm X-E4 review

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In the latest episode of DPRTV, Chris and Jordan have been out and about shooting with Fujifilm’s latest APS-C format mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the X-E4. Is it just an X100V with an interchangeable lens mount? Spoiler – not quite. … Read More

Photographer Michael Clark on Adobe Super Resolution: ‘An incredible new tool’

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Photographer and friend of DPReview Michael Clark has been trying out Adobe’s new Super Resolution feature, and he’s been impressed by what it can do. In this post (originally published on Michael’s blog and reproduced here by kind permission) he … Read More

Samyang releases RF mount versions of its VDSLR MK II cine lens lineup

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Samyang, also known as Rokinon and Bowens depending on your region and retailer, has announced its VDSLR MK2 cine lens series is now available for Canon RF mount camera systems. The VDSLR MK2 series was first released back in the … Read More

Sony 50mm F1.2 GM sample gallery

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In their recent review of the Sony 50mm F1.2 GM, Chris and Jordan from DPReview TV described the lens as ‘optically ideal with few compromises’. Check out the photos they shot to see if you agree with them. View the … Read More

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: the ‘Sunny 16’ rule or how-to expose with no meter

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Aaron Gold No light meter? No problem. With the ‘Sunny 16’ rule you’ll never have to second-guess exposures again, even when photographing tricky scenes like sunsets. All photos: Dan Bracaglia The purpose of our Absolute beginner’s guide to film photography … Read More

Slideshow: Winners for SkyPixel’s 2020 Aerial Storytelling Contest

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Founded in 2014, SkyPixel currently boasts over six million members in its aerial photography and videography community. Partnering with DJI, the platform announced a call for entries this past December for its 6th annual Aerial Storytelling Contest. Earlier this morning, … Read More

This dummy CFast 2.0 adapter lets you use MSATA SSDs in place of CFast 2.0 cards

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What would happen if you were to combine a dummy camera battery and a memory card adapter? You’d get the Zitay CFast 2.0 to MSATA SSD adapter. As its less-then-original name suggests, this little gadget lets you use MSATA SSDs … Read More

Camera Rescue opens repair school in bid to fix world’s film cameras

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A camera repair company in Finland is recruiting new technicians for a forthcoming training school that will teach students how to repair, preserve and create parts for discontinued film cameras. The training program will be run by CameraMakers for the … Read More

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 28mm F2 ASPH lens samples

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We just got our hands on Leica’s new APO-Summicron-SL 28mm F2 ASPH lens for full-frame L-mount cameras and, as you might expect, it’s an impressive piece of glass. We shot it on the Leica’s SL2 and found a lot to … Read More

All about the Kei: a 4K video from the Sony a1’s 8K capture

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All footage shot using the Sony a1 with Sony 16-35mm F2.8 GM and Sony 50mm F1.2 GM lenses. Most shooting conducted using a DJI Ronin-S gimbal. The Sony a1 is the second 8K-capable camera to come into our studio, so … Read More

Panasonic to bring Blackmagic Raw recording and more to the S1H, S1 in forthcoming firmware updates

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Panasonic has announced the release of new firmware updates for three of its Lumix S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras as well as its BGH1 box-style camera, bringing 5.9K Blackmagic RAW recording and more. Since each camera will be receiving slightly … Read More

China’s Tianwen-1 probe captures incredible HD images of Mars

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China’s Tianwen-1 probe has spent nearly a month orbiting Mars, and now we have stunning images from the voyage. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) released three images earlier this month, two in black and white and one in color. … Read More

GoPro releases a redesigned Quik app for iOS and Android

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GoPro has refreshed its Quik app for iOS and Android devices. GoPro writes, ‘[Quik] makes it quick and easy to get the most out of your favorite photos and videos no matter what camera or phone you’re using. In addition … Read More

First impressions of the Sony 50mm F1.2 GM

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It seems that every camera company is flexing its optical muscles these days to churn out a F1.2 lenses. Sony, not one to be left behind, just released its first F1.2 prime, the FE 50mm F1.2 GM. One can’t help … Read More

Leica will increase prices across nearly its entire product lineup starting April 1—no joke

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Leica has announced it will be increasing the price of its products starting April 1, 2021. And before you ask—no, this is not a joke. ‘Over the past year, the relationship between the US Dollar and Euro has suffered and … Read More

Video: Into the snow with Taylor Jackson and the Nikon Z6 II

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With a 24MP full-frame sensor and 4K video capture, the Nikon Z6 II is a versatile stills and video-capable camera, which offers a powerful feature set for photographers and filmmakers alike. The Z6 II also offers user-friendly ergonomics and extensive … Read More

Luminar AI Update 2 available now, includes significant updates to Sky AI

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Skylum today released Luminar AI Update 2, a free update to Luminar AI focused on improving sky replacement, simplifying workflows and more. Of the update to the AI-powered photo editor, Skylum CEO Alex Tsepko said, ‘Too often, complexity is the … Read More

Kensington’s new StudioDock hub wants to turn your iPad into an iMac Mini

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Computer accessory manufacturer Kensingston has announced the availability of the StudioDock, an all-in-one docking solution for turning your iPad Pr or iPad Air into a desktop-style workstation. First shown off at CES 2021, the StudioDock is a desktop docking station … Read More

Slideshow: Nominees for the 2021 World Press Photo Contest

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Nominees were recently announced for the 64th annual World Press Photo Contest. The list includes contenders for the World Press Photo of the Year, World Press Photo Story of the Year, and World Press Photo Interactive of the Year. “The … Read More

Adobe releases Lightroom updates offering new features and improved performance

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Adobe has announced updates for Lightroom, Lightroom for mobile and Lightroom Classic. Lightroom desktop (version 4.2) and Lightroom for mobile (version 6.2) include numerous new features, Apple ProRaw support and additional enhancements. Meanwhile, improved performance is the primary update to … Read More

Sony announces new ultra-fast FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens

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Sony has announced its FE 50mm F1.2 GM (G Master) lens. The lens gives photographers an extra 1/2-stop of light in a body the same size and weight as the Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA that has been on the … Read More

Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM sample gallery

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Sony’s new FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens features the company’s latest and greatest optical technology, but does the image quality live up to its billing? Have a look at our sample gallery and decide for yourself. View our Sony FE … Read More

DPReview TV: Sony 50mm F1.2 GM review

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  It’s rare that Chris and Jordan review a lens with almost no faults, but the Sony 50mm F1.2 GM hits the mark. Watch their review to find out just how good it is. Also, tell us in the comments … Read More

Video: How to correctly pronounce the names of German camera companies, products

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I suppose it must be a bit annoying to listen to English speakers ruining your language and heritage by making up their own way of pronouncing the names of companies and products from your native country – let alone place … Read More

Nikon Z7 II review

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Introduction Product shots: Dan Bracaglia Late last year, Nikon announced the Z7 II, the second iteration of its (for now) range topping high-resolution full-frame mirrorless camera. As the name implies, this is a refinement rather than a reimagining; and while … Read More

Meyer Optik Görlitz announces the Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II lens for $899

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Meyer Optik Görlitz has announced the release of the Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II lens for an array of full frame and crop camera systems. As with Meyer Optik Görlitz’s other second-generation lenses — denoted by the ‘II’ in the name … Read More

Software review: DxO PhotoLab 4 brings several small improvements – and one big one

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Introduction First launched in early 2004 under the name Optics Pro, DxO rebranded its Raw processor as PhotoLab back in 2017 to better reflect that its capabilities now go far beyond just lens corrections, and simultaneously absorbed the popular Nik … Read More

500px launches portfolio website service for Pro account members

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Photography sharing website 500px has introduced a new service that allows Pro members to build a gallery website that shows off their pictures outside of the 500px website. The new Portfolio feature offers a number of templates dedicated to displaying … Read More

How to set up your Canon EOS R5 or R6

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Modern cameras have some amazing features, but they’re not always turned on by default. This week, Chris and Jordan share their recommended setup for two popular models: the Canon EOS R5 and R6. Want to see us do similar episodes … Read More

Atomos working on Ninja V update for recording ProRes RAW video from Sony’s FX3

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Atomos has announced it’s working alongside Sony to bring ProRes RAW recording to its Ninja V monitor/recorder when connected to Sony’s new FX3 Cinema Line camera over HDMI. Although only in development at this point, the update will enable Atomos’ … Read More

Film Fridays: The Space Age-looking East German autofocus SLR that nearly was

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An early engineering model of the autofocus-capable Praktica BY60. Photo: Praktica Collector During much of the Cold War, Praktica-brand cameras – manufactured in the East German city of Dresden by camera conglomerate Pentacon – were ubiquitous among Soviet photography enthusiasts … Read More

OPPO launches Find X3 Pro featuring 50MP ultra-wide camera and billion-color capture

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OPPO has launched its latest smartphone in its Find X Series, the Find X3 Pro. The flagship Android device is the first to feature a camera that can capture, process and display one billion colors with OPPO’s proprietary Full-path 10-bit … Read More

Blackmagic Design adds Apple M1 support to DaVinci Resolve 17 and Fusion 17 apps

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Blackmagic Design has launched DaVinci Resolve 17.1 and Fusion 17.1. The update adds native support for Apple’s M1 Macs. The public release follows months of public beta testing. The announcement also comes just a day after Adobe announced that Photoshop … Read More

Leica announces a new D-Lux 7 ‘Street Kit’

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Leica has announced the release of the D-Lux 7 Street Kit, an all-in-one offering Leica pitches as the ‘perfect choice for spontaneous street photography’ At the core of the new Street Kit is a black-finish Leica D-Lux 7. As with … Read More

Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 review

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Product photos by Dan Bracaglia The Panasonic S5 is a 24MP full-frame mirrorless camera built around the same sensor as the Panasonic S1, but in a smaller, more affordable body. In fact, despite having a full-frame sensor, the S5 is … Read More

Adobe releases Photoshop for M1 Macs and introduces Super Resolution in ACR

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Adobe has announced that a new version of Photoshop is now available, allowing the popular photo editing software to run natively on Macs with Apple’s M1 chip. This news comes nearly five months after Adobe announced that native versions were … Read More

Video: FPV drone takes you through a bowling alley in spectacular tracking shot

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Tracking shots are difficult to pull off. Single takes, such as the nightclub entrance from the movie ‘Goodfellas,’ are legendary for a reason. Add in the skill set needed to maneuver an FPV drone through tight spaces, and it’s that … Read More

DPReview TV: Our favorite $1000 camera kits

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One of the most common questions Chris and Jordan get from viewers is, “What camera would you buy under $1000?” This week, they shop with their own money and give us the answers. The results may surprise you. Source link

Report: Apple analyst says periscope-style optical zoom coming to iPhone in 2023 models

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Last July, Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that he expected Apple to use a periscope-style camera module in its 2022 iPhones. While we’re yet to see if that prediction comes to fruition, Kuo is back with a new … Read More

It’s official: Nikon announces development of flagship mirrorless Z 9

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Following confirmation last week that it was working on a professional mirrorless Z-series camera, Nikon has officially announced the development of the Z 9. Scheduled for release some time this year, the Z 9 will use a ‘newly-developed’ stacked CMOS … Read More

Insta360 announces GO 2, an ultra-compact action camera that weighs less than an ounce

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Insta360 has launched GO 2, a stabilized action camera that weighs less than an ounce (27g). Insta360 states that the GO 2 incorporates flagship performance and power into the world’s smallest action camera. GO 2’s ultra-light body allows for high-resolution … Read More

Samsung’s new 980 NVMe SSDs offer 3,500MB/s sequential read speeds starting at just $50 for 250GB

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Samsung has announced its new line of SSD 980 NVMe M.2 drives, bringing improved write speeds, better sustained performance and less power consumption at reasonable prices. The new SSD 980 NVMe M.2 drives are Samsung’s entry-level offering and a successor … Read More

Analysis: New Sony a1 sensor offers class-leading dynamic range, along with high-speed and high-resolution

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Photo by Dan Bracaglia The Sony Alpha 1 introduces the next generation of full-frame stacked CMOS from Sony Semiconductor. It’s the second chip of its type following the one in the a9, and with it comes improved readout speeds on … Read More

Sony’s new ECM-W2BT wireless microphone uses its Digital Multi Interface shoe for cable-free audio

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Sony has announced the release of a new wireless microphone and lavalier microphone designed specifically for use with its most recent mirrorless cameras. The ECM-W2BT is a new wireless microphone ‘that supports a Digital Audio Interface via a Multi Interface … Read More

Capture One 21 (14.1.0) released, includes Style Brushes, improved importing and more

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Capture One 21 was released this past December and its first major update is now available. Capture One 21 (14.1.0) is a feature release that contains new functionality, new camera and lens support and bug fixes. New features added to … Read More

SphereFlow makes browsing and sharing 360 degree images easier

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Specialists in 360-degree images, Vecnos, has launched SphereFlow, a new feature for its IQUISPIN smartphone app that enables users to more easily navigate and browse their 360-degree images and videos. SphereFlow comes with the updated version of the IQUISPIN app … Read More

Tamron 70–300mm F4.5–6.3 Di III RXD sample gallery

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Tamron’s 70-300 F4.5-6.3 is among the smallest and lightest full-frame telephoto zooms for Sony mirrorless E-mount. And priced at $550, this lens provides good sharpness and focal length versatility for the buck. Jump into our sample gallery to see the … Read More

Sony’s new 127MP ‘large format’ sensor features a global shutter, but it’s not for consumer cameras

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The color version (left) and black and white version (right) of the IMX661 sensor line. Sony has revealed the details of the IMX661, a new 127.68-megapixel ‘large format’ sensor with a global shutter. Details are scarce on the exact specifications … Read More

Video: Japan Camera Hunter tours Nikon’s incredible Tokyo museum

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Belamy Hunt, better known as Japan Camera Hunter, ventured to the Nikon Museum in Tokyo earlier this year and recorded the experience. It looks like a wonderful museum and a must-see for any photographer visiting Tokyo. The Nikon Museum is … Read More

OnePlus announces 3-year partnership with Hasselblad, reveals 9 Series smartphone launch details

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Smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has announced it’s partnering with Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad to ‘co-develop the next generation of smartphone camera systems’ inside OnePlus’ mobile devices, including the new OnePlus 9 Series, which will launch on March 23. The partnership is … Read More

Why the speed of Stacked CMOS is key to Nikon’s pro mirrorless camera

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In an interview with DPReview, Nikon announced its next pro sports camera will be mirrorless. That in itself isn’t much of a surprise, perhaps, given how much investment has clearly been made in the Z-mount system. But the detail we … Read More

Interview: Donna Ferrato on 50 years of photographing women

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Donna Ferrato has spent her career documenting women and sees it as her duty to ‘cut out the noise and listen’. She’s photographed everyone from survivors of domestic abuse to swingers – and throughout the course of her career she’s … Read More

Apple confirms it’s discontinuing its iMac Pro lineup

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Apple has confirmed it will be discontinuing its iMac Pro lineup. On Friday, March 5, Mac Rumors noticed Apple had added a ‘while supplies last’ notice to its iMac Pro product page and removed all optional upgrade options. In the … Read More

Interview – Fujifilm: “We are not just a camera company, we are an imaging company”

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Staff of Fujifilm’s Optical Device & Electronic Imaging Products Division, pictured (clockwise from top left): Jun Watanabe, Product Planning Manager, Makoto Oishi, Product Planning Manager, Masato ‘Mark’ Yamamoto, General Manager and Shinichiro ‘Shin’ Udono, Senior Manager. As the global COVID-19 … Read More

DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-S10 vs Sony a6400 – two great cameras with different superpowers

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We compare two popular APS-C cameras: the Fujifilm X-S10 and the Sony a6400. In a bizarre twist, Chris is left to argue with himself (literally). Meanwhile, Jordan is stuck in Pentax K-01 video purgatory. It’s enough to make your head … Read More

Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM gallery update

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Designed for portraiture, everyday photography and moderate closeup work, the Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS is among the most versatile of Canon’s RF prime lenses for its full-frame mirrorless system. We’ve been out and about with it for a … Read More

Adobe MAX 2021 will once again be virtual and free for all

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Adobe has announced the dates and details for its 2021 Adobe MAX conference, which will once again be all-virtual and free for anyone who wants to tune in. Last year’s Adobe MAX conference was the first time it was both … Read More

DPReview TV: Chris and Jordan discuss Nikon’s mirrorless flagship announcement

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In an exclusive interview with DPReview, Nikon revealed that it expects to deliver a Z series flagship camera in 2021. Chris and Jordan share their reaction to the news and what they expect to see in the new camera. Subscribe … Read More

Apple launches new transfer service to copy iCloud Photos library to Google Photos

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Apple has this week made it easier for iPhone, iPad and Mac users to transfer their iCloud Photos to Google Photos. Engadget reports that Apple has launched a new service that allows iCloud Photos users to transfer the photos and … Read More

Street Candy Film announces new MTN100 black and white 35mm film

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Street Candy Film writes that they make ‘the tastiest black and white films around.’ It offers even more black and white film now with the addition of Street Candy Film MTN100 to its catalog, joining its previous film, ATM400. MTN100 … Read More

Film Friday: A look back at the ‘golden age’ of biker messengers – as shot on a Rollei 35SE

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The Rollei 35SE is a pint-sized, fixed-lens camera with a super-sharp 40mm Sonnar lens and a set of controls often described as ‘fiddly’. Fiddly or not, for photographer Trevor Hughes, it was the ideal camera to document the ‘golden age’ … Read More

Interview: Nikon – “A flagship Nikon Z series mirrorless camera can be expected within the year”

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Keiji Oishi – Department Manager of Nikon’s Imaging Business Unit, UX Planning Department. With the global pandemic still restricting travel, in place of our normal sit-down chats we’ve been conducting virtual interviews with executives from major manufacturers. This week we … Read More

Leica announces APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH

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Leica has announced the release of the APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH. The compact 35mm F2 is the closest-focusing M-mount lens, with a minimum focus distance of just 30cm (11.8″). The optical formula of the 35mm F2 includes 10 elements in … Read More

Nikon NX Studio hopes to be a free Lightroom alternative for Nikon users

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Nikon has released NX Studio, a new all-in-one image management and editing program for macOS and Windows computers. The new program is designed to view, process and edit still photos and video. As Mike Tomkins detailed in our review, NX … Read More

Video: Programmer shows it’s possible to run a Minecraft server on a Canon EOS SL2 (200D) DSLR

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We’ve already seen how DOOM can be played on a Kodak digital camera from 1998. It appears though that’s not the only gaming software that can be played on a digital camera. In a recent YouTube video, a programmer that … Read More

A little bit of everything: Nikon Z 24-200mm F4-6.3 gallery update

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The Nikon Z 24-200m F4-6.3 is an impressively capable travel zoom for the company’s full-frame and APS-C Z-mount cameras. It doesn’t have a super-fast maximum aperture (it’d be the size of a bazooka if it did, after all), but it … Read More

Review: Nikon NX Studio answers our plea for a free, all-in-one editing app

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Introduction Nikon NX Studio version 1.0.0’s user interface. A few weeks ago, we published an article comparing Nikon’s free ViewNX-i and Capture NX-D utilities with their dominant payware alternative, Adobe Camera Raw, which also underlies the popular Adobe Lightroom Classic. … Read More

Peak Design calls out Amazon for making a ‘copycat’ of its Everyday Sling

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Peak Design has taken to YouTube to call out Amazon for what it claims is a ‘knockoff’ version of its Everyday Sling that appears in the company’s Basics range. In lighthearted video entitled ‘A Tale of Two Slings’, Peak Design … Read More

Format announces Workflow, a service to help photographers manage their business

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Format, a leading website-building platform for photographers, has announced a new feature, Workflow. Designed to help photographers streamline their business operations, Workflow offers features such as password-protected client galleries, branded file transfers and more. New branded, password-protected Client Galleries make … Read More

Gitzo creates ever-lasting Légende tripod with unlimited warranty

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Disclaimer: Remember to do your research with any crowdfunding project before backing it. DPReview does its best to share only projects that look legitimate and come from reliable creators, but as with any crowdfunded campaign, there’s always the risk of … Read More

New Phantom TMX high-speed cameras can record at up to 1.75M fps

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Vision Research, maker of high-speed cameras, has announced the Phantom TMX series. The TMX series consists of two cameras, the TMX 7510 and TMX 6410, and they are the first high-speed cameras to use back-side illuminated (BSI) image sensors. The … Read More

Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 sample gallery

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Chris and Jordan just wrapped up their review of the Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6. Check out this gallery of images they shot while testing the lens, including samples captured with 1.4x and 2x teleconverters, and judge its image quality for … Read More

Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 review

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The Fujifilm XF 70-300 F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a long tele-zoom lens for X-mount cameras. How does it stack up for optical quality? Chris and Jordan put it to the test to find out. Subscribe to our YouTube … Read More

Sony a1 initial review

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Image quality The Sony a1 offers really sensational image quality for almost any type of photography you might be interested in. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw. ISO 100 | 1/800 sec | F1.4 | Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM Photo … Read More

Review: DJI’s FPV drone combines DJI features with the fun of a racing drone

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DJI has officially entered the FPV (first-person-view) drone market. Typically, remote pilots interested in the type of immersive flight experience FPV drones provide, including the ability to maneuver through tight spaces and in close proximity to objects, all while performing … Read More

Kenko Tokina forms alliance with Carl Zeiss to be its distributor for lenses and more in Japan

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A Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar 135mm F2.8 lens attached to a Sony mirrorless camera. Kenko Tokina has announced a new business alliance with Carl Zeiss that will see Kenko Tokina take over sales and repair services for Carl Zeiss products … Read More

Laowa announces five new manual lenses: three full-frame, one APS-C and one MFT

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Venus Optics has announced the release of five new manual Laowa lenses, including three for full-frame camera systems, one for APS-C camera systems and one for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera systems. Venus Optics hasn’t shared pricing or availability information … Read More

The DJI FPV is an all-in-one solution to first-person-view drones

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DJI has launched a new type of FPV drone. A hybrid of a traditional first-person-view immersive flight experience from a traditional rig and a cinematic camera drone, their latest release also offers GPS, obstacle avoidance sensors, the ability to hover … Read More

BenQ announces pro-level SW271C 27″ 4K monitor aimed at photo and video users

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BenQ has announced the SW271C 4K 27″ monitor. The new 4K display builds upon the foundation laid by its predecessor, the SW271, in 2017. The SW271C promises accurate colors, improved workflow tools and better features than the SW271. The SW271C … Read More

Profoto’s $17K Pro-11 flash pack gets AirX connectivity

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Flash manufacturer Profoto has introduced a new version of its Pro flash pack that includes its smartphone-connected wireless control system. The new Pro-11 is nearly identical to the existing five-year-old Pro-10 but comes with the company’s AirX wireless module built-in … Read More

‘Deep Nostalgia’ AI tech animates old photos and brings them to life

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The online genealogy company MyHeritage has launched a new AI-powered service, Deep Nostalgia. This new service animates family photos (or other photos, as we’ll see) to allow users to ‘experience your family history like never before.’ Deep Nostalgia uses AI … Read More

Slideshow: Winners of the 10th Annual Mobile Photography Awards

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The annual Mobile Photography Awards (MPA) organizers have announced the winners and runners-up of their 10th annual competition. MPA is the longest-running international competition that recognizes and rewards photography captured on mobile phones or tablets. Over 5,700 images were submitted … Read More

Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN sample gallery

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Chris and Jordan shot this colorful sample gallery with the Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN while filming their review of the lens for DPReview TV. Check it out and judge image quality for yourself. When viewing this gallery, please note … Read More

Field review: Panasonic S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Macro OIS

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Introduction The Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Macro O.I.S. is a moderately sized, moderately far-reaching and optically stabilized telephoto zoom lens for full-frame or APS-C L-mount cameras. Aimed at wildlife, sports, aircraft and vehicle photography as well as portraiture, it … Read More

Adobe Camera Raw vs. Olympus Workspace: Which app should you use?

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Did you receive a brand-new Olympus camera over the holidays? If so, chances are good that the next addition to your photographic toolbox will be a Raw processor from the likes of Adobe, Capture One, DxO or one of their … Read More

Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 sample gallery

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The Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 is a compact, retractable full-frame zoom lens that’s bundled with the a7C and is also available separately for $500. When mounted to one of Sony’s APS-C cameras, it’s equivalent to a rather unconventional focal length … Read More

The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K redux

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  Last week we published a video about the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K, and comments came swiftly. We heard your feedback and re-shot the episode to replace some questionable footage. Here’s our new and improved version, with Jordan at … Read More

Pentax announces K-1 II J Limited 01 DSLR in four colors for the Japanese market

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Pentax has launched a quartet of recolored versions of its K-1 Mark II DSLR, which was first released in 2018 and is currently the company’s flagship K Series camera. The K-1 Mark II J Limited 01 DSLR seems to be … Read More

FiLMiC patents image remapping technology promising nearly 5x faster performance

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FiLMiC has patented a new high-efficiency image remapping technology, Cubiform. The newly-patented Cubiform is ‘an approach to applying a remap to each pixel in an image.’ Cubiform generates color look-up tables (C-LUTs) using a dynamic set of parameters, which can … Read More

Sigma GM reveals a new DG DN Sports zoom lens is being developed

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Earlier today, Sigma broadcasted a livestream wherein it gave updates on its mirrorless lens development efforts. The 30-minute detailed covered a number of topics regarding its ongoing efforts to develop more lenses for mirrorless camera systems, but one of the … Read More