August 4
Nikon introduces 24-70mm F2.8 VR, 24mm F1.8 and 200-500 F5.6 FX lenses

Nikon has released three new full-frame lenses, including a prime and both standard zoom and super telephoto zooms. The one that will likely garner the most attention is the replacement for the venerable 24-70mm F2.8. The latest version adds Vibration Reduction, electromagnetic aperture control, a new optical construction and more. Also introduced is a 24mm F1.8 prime and a 200-500mm F5.6 super telephoto. More details

August 3
Olympus patent points at sensors with built-in polarizing filter

Olympus has patented a technology that records polarization information on the sensor itself, giving the effect of a polarizing filter but without the light cost. The patent is for a two-layer sensor that records color and brightness information on the top layer, just like a conventional sensor, but then has a second layer that captures information about the polarization of the light arriving at the camera. Read more

Hot Shots: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II real-world samples

Sony's Cyber-shot RX10 II looks a lot like its predecessor, with a similar form factor and the same 24-200mm equivalent F2.8 lens. However, it adds some interesting new technology in the form of a 20MP stacked CMOS sensor, enabling 4K video, 14 fps burst shooting and slow-motion video recording. We recently got our hands on a full-production model - take a look at some initial real-world samples. See gallery

Updated Kodak Moments app lets you share, edit and print your images

An update to the Kodak Moments app makes it a one-stop-shop for editing, sharing and printing, eliminating the need for a separate app to send images to Kodak's Picture Kiosks. Read more

Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras

Sony is planning to heavily target the full-frame camera market, according to a report from The Korea Times. At a press conference, Sony Korea's Digital Imaging & Alpha Marketing Department head Bae Ji-hoon said that Sony plans to first target current full-frame camera users, then shift toward attracting new customers who currently use 'entry and mid-class models.' Read more

Sensor sales help Sony triple net profit in second quarter

Sales of image sensors helped push Sony to triple its net profit after the second quarter this year, up to 82.4 billion Yen. Sales of Devices, the category containing Sony's sensor business, rose 35% year-on-year, which Sony attributes to higher demand of mobile products containing its sensors. Read more

Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography

Fujifilm has introduced the X-T1 IR, a version of its flagship mirrorless camera designed specifically for infrared photography. The camera captures light from UV, visible, and infrared portions of the spectrum, from approximately 380-1000nm. Everything else is identical to the standard X-T1. Read more

August 2
Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples

Fujifilm announced the XF 90mm F2 in May, adding a 137mm equiv. focal length to its X-system's arsenal. We've been spending some quality time outdoors with the 90mm, take a look at how it performs against real-world subjects. Read more

August 1
Readers' Showcase: Sarnim Dean

Born and raised in New Zealand, DPR reader Sarnim Dean has been surrounded his whole life by wildlife and landscapes many of us only dream of visiting. He explores the country on his mountain bike and with his camera. Take a look at some of his images and find out more about him in our Q&A. See gallery

July 31
On the fly: SeattlePI.com photographer captures Blue Angels from the air

The Blue Angels announced their arrival in Seattle this week as they usually do - suddenly, and with a lot of noise. While we've been able to catch glimpses of them flying over from our office windows, as they prepare for a local maritime festival. But our view is nothing like the view SeattlePI.com photographer Josh Trujillo had during their flyby yesterday afternoon. Read more

Quick Review: PhotoKeeper

PhotoKeeper aims to provide photographers with safe cloud storage and easy access to their images from anywhere. While there's no shortage of websites providing free storage for photos, PhotoKeeper goes beyond the standard offerings and tailors its product to photographers. Are its features worth the price? Read review

July 30
Samsung starts mass-production of thinner 16MP sensor with 1.0μm Pixels

Samsung has announced the start of mass-production of its S5K3P3 image sensor for mobile devices. The new chip is 20 percent thinner than previous generations. At under 5mm thickness, the new sensor can be used in ultra-thin smartphones without creating the protruding camera modules we've seen on some of the latest Samsung Galaxy models. Read more

Olympus Tough TG-4 studio and real-world samples posted

Olympus' TG-series Tough cameras have been a popular choice among enthusiasts looking for a rugged compact. The TG-4 is waterproof to 15m/50ft, as well as shockproof and crushproof, and includes Raw support. See how it performs out and about and in our studio compared to other rugged compacts. Read more

What's in a name? Zeiss provides details on lens partnerships and production

Lens maker Zeiss has written a blog post about its relationships with other manufacturers - specifically its partnership with Sony. The post sheds some light on exactly what that little blue logo on your lens can mean. The blog post itself appears to have been written by the marketing department, but reading between the lines gives us a better idea of how its relationship with Sony works. Read more

Canon's multi-purpose ME20F-SH camera reaches ISO 4 million

Canon has introduced its ME20F-SH multi-purpose camera - a black cube with an EF mount and the ability to capture video in near-darkness. With the ability to capture Full HD color video in light levels as low as 0.0005 lux and a top ISO of over 4 million, the ME20F-SH is well suited for surveillance and security as well as wildlife applications. Learn more

July 29
Adobe Camera Raw 9.1.1 now available

Adobe has released Camera Raw version 9.1.1, adding Raw support for the Canon PowerShot G3 X, Leica Q (Typ 119) and Sony A7R II among others. Per a separate announcement yesterday, this will be the last update for CS6 users. Read more

LumoPro LP742 LightSwitch Speedlight Case doubles as light modifier

LumoPro has announced the LP742 LightSwitch Speedlight Case and Modifier. The case is made from padded ballistic nylon and is able to accommodate most speedlights on the market. LightSwitch can also be transformed into three types of light modifiers: a reflector, bounce card, and flag. The case features a double-zipper design and a velcro strap on the back. Read more

Intel and Micron create 3D XPoint: a smaller, faster, more secure memory technology

Chip makers Micron and Intel have announced a new form of computer memory that promises faster, more reliable storage than current technologies, in a smaller space and at similar prices. The technology could reduce the distinction between memory and storage within computers and provide a faster, more stable way of storing large Raw and video files. Read more

Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners

It's a sad day for owners of Adobe's Creative Suite 6, as the company announces its upcoming Camera Raw 9.1.1 update will be the final version available for the software. Read more

July 28
Pocket full of tricks: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV review posted

Sony defined a category when it rolled out the enthusiast-focused Cyber-shot DSC-RX100. This shirt pocketable compact's fourth iteration brings a new 20MP 1"-type stacked CMOS sensor to the table, maintaining an F1.8-2.8, 24-70mm equivalent zoom lens from the preceding model. Our full review analyzes its performance in the field and in our studio. Read more 

DxOMark Mobile Report: Motorola Moto X Style

DxOMark has put Motorola's brand new Moto X Style to the test. With a 1/2.3" 21MP BSI CMOS sensor, F2.0 lens and dual-LED flash it's no slouch in the camera department. See where it lands in DxOMark's mobile rankings. Read more

Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples

The Moto X Style is Motorola's brand new flagship smartphone and replaces the 2014 edition of the Moto X, using a 1/2.3" 21MP BSI CMOS sensor and F2.0 lens. We've had a chance to try the new model before launch, and we took it out to capture a range of sample shots in varying light conditions. Read more

July 27
Casio Japan introduces Exilim EX-ZR3000 and EX-ZR60

Casio has launched two new compacts in Japan, the Exilim EX-ZR3000 and EX-ZR60. The ZR3000 uses a 12MP 1/1.7" BSI CMOS sensor and 25-300mm equiv. zoom, and the beginner-friendlier ZR60 offers a 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS 25-250mm equiv. range. Read more

Real-world samples: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR

Nikon's AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR is intended as a high-quality everyday lens with the company's APS-C format DSLRs. Offering an equivalent focal length range of 24-120mm, the 16-80mm features optical VR stabilization and an electronic aperture diaphragm. We spent the weekend shooting with the lens in and around Seattle, attached to a Nikon D7200. Check out our gallery of sample images

Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X

We've been shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X for a few days now. Canon's latest high-end compact offers a 20MP sensor and 24-600mm equivalent zoom lens, with a touch-sensitive LCD screen and optional EVF. The G3 X occupies something of a niche in the long-zoom category, offering a longer lens than its 1-inch sensor competitors but without some of the extras, like a built-in viewfinder and 4K video. What's it like to use? Read our overview to find out. 

July 26
Readers' Showcase: Luis dos Santos

Lobbies, office towers and stairwells seem like unlikely places to find artistic inspiration, but that's where Luis dos Santos' photography thrives. Based in Germany, he creates images that give ordinary spaces an otherworldly feel. See his work and read more about him in our Q&A. Read more

July 25
Photos of former Vice President Dick Cheney on September 11, 2001 released to public record

A collection of images featuring then-Vice President Dick Cheney on September 11, 2001 have recently been released to the public in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Part of the National Archive, the images are available on Flickr and show Cheney traveling on Marine Two and at the President's Emergency Operations Center. Read more

Hammock suspension adds extra protection in the Kontrast Pro DSLR Backpack from Case Logic

Bag manufacturer Case Logic has launched a new backpack that features a hammock system, suspending a DSLR with lens attached within the space in the middle of the bag. The company claims this adds extra protection as less of the camera body is in direct contact with the structure of the bag. Read more

July 24
Peak Design's Everyday Messenger carries more than camera gear

Peak Design, maker of the Slide and Clutch and other camera gear, has launched its newest bag on Kickstarter. Called 'The Everyday Messenger', this bag features an adaptable design able to tote around one's everyday gear along with photography equipment. Read more

Metabones creates Speed Booster ULTRA with improved optics and Canon lens AF for Panasonic users

Caldwell Photographic and Metabones have announced the Speed Booster Ultra for Micro Four Thirds: an updated design that uses more sophisticated glass and has been optimized for use with the relatively thick Micro Four Thirds filter stack. The latest Canon version also gains AF-S autofocus when used with Panasonic cameras: an improvement available via firmware update for existing users. Read more

On top of the world: Photographer faces fears to capture rare wedding photos

Photographer Brian Rueb was approached by two friends to shoot their wedding - a familiar proposal for many photographers. However, there was a slightly unusual twist in this case, as the couple planned to tie the knot on top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Read more

Panasonic Osaka offers 3D figurine portraits via imaging booth fitted with 120 Lumix GH4s

The Panasonic Center in Osaka has installed a photo booth that uses 120 Lumix DMC-GH4 cameras to create a three-dimensional impression of the occupants, which can then be turned into a plaster figurine. Panasonic claims that what makes its booth stand out is that the 'scan' is created in just 1/1000sec. That means the subjects can be in motion and the image will still be sharp. Read more

July 23
Flickr brings back Pro account option

Flickr has re-introduced its Pro level membership after an account structure re-organization removed the option for most site users in 2013. When Flickr upgraded its free members to 1 Terabyte of space with every account, the option for new Pro plans was phased out. Read more

The AP and British Movietone publish more than 1 million minutes of historic footage to YouTube

The Associated Press and British Movietone have announced the addition of more than 1 million minutes of digitized historic footage to YouTube. The AP says that this project represents the largest ever upload of historic news content to YouTube, and will serve as a 'visual encyclopedia' for witnessing some of the biggest moments in recent world history. Read more

Canon PowerShot G3 X added to studio test scene comparison

We've already published an initial real-world gallery from the PowerShot G3 X, Canon's newest enthusiast compact, and now we've put its capabilities to the test against our studio scene. The G3 X is weather-sealed and uses a 1"-type 20MP sensor with a 24-600mm equiv. lens, making it an appealing choice for outdoorsy types. Take a look at how it performs compared to its peers. Read more

July 22
GoPro mount becomes standard accessory for next year's Toyota Tacoma, as GoPro plans user-generated-content licensing deals

Toyota has revealed that the 2016 version of its adventure truck will come pre-fitted with a windshield mount for a GoPro camera. Those interested in filming their muddy, dusty and rocky scrambles will be able to fit a camera to point forwards or backwards to capture either the 'flight' or passengers reactions. Read more

UPDATED: Canon PowerShot G3 X real-world samples posted

Update: We've added a number of Raw conversions to our gallery. The PowerShot G3 X is Canon's newest premium compact camera, offering a versatile 24-600mm equivalent zoom lens and a 1"-type 20MP sensor. DPReview Editor Barney took the G3 X out on a weekend fishing trip deep in the Olympic mountains. Take a look at our real-world gallery. Read more

LensRentals applies copy variation test to short telephoto primes

LensRentals has embarked on a quest to investigate the complicated topic of sample variation among copies of the same lens. It's the kind of fascinating, geeky stuff we've come to know and love from LensRentals, and in the latest round of tests they've taken a look at a group of short telephoto primes ranging from 85mm to 150mm. Read more

Taylor Swift's photography contract revised following criticism

Following several weeks of controversy involving pop singer Taylor Swift and a growing number of music photographers and news publications, Swift's management has revised the terms of its photo contract. Read more

Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM A real-world sample gallery posted

There's been a great deal of interest in the Sigma 24-35mm F2 Art lens since its launch last month. And who can blame the internet for getting excited over the world's fastest full-frame zoom? With all of the appeal and high-end touches offered by Sigma's 'Art' series, the 24-35mm just begs to be taken out for a spin - and DPReview's Deputy Editor Rishi Sanyal did just that. See the gallery

July 21
Google to phase out Google+ Photos

Google launched the stand-alone Photos app with unlimited storage in May. Now it has announced it will be phasing out its predecessor, Google+ Photos. On August 1, the Google+ Photos Android app will stop working and soon afterwards the iOS and web versions will cease to be operational as well. Read more

Nikon D810A added to studio test scene comparison

Nikon's D810A is an astrophotography-oriented version of the D810. It's the first full-frame camera dedicated to astrophotography, and is better able to capture the hydrogen alpha spectral line. It also expands long exposure options, and has garnered speculation as to improvements in low light capabilities. Take a look at its high ISO and color performance in our studio scene. Read more

Meet Ralph, the New Horizons probe imaging tool responsible for Pluto photos

Over the last week or so, images from the New Horizons mission have been arriving back at Earth as the probe begins the 16-month task of returning data from its July 14th Pluto flyby. Take a look at the imaging systems responsible for the impressive photos of the dwarf planet. Read more

July 20
Z Camera launches Micro Four Thirds E1 camera with 4K video and open platform

Z Camera, a China-based photography startup, has introduced a connected Micro Four Thirds camera called the E1. Shaped like GoPro's HERO action cameras, the E1 carries a 16MP Four Thirds sensor and can record video at 4K 4096x2160 resolution. It provides Wi-Fi connectivity and an open platform for developers. Read more

Samsung launches thin and lightweight Galaxy Tab S2 tablets

Samsung has launched a new generation of high-end Android tablets, a clear competitor to Apple's iPad Air 2. The Galaxy Tab S2 comes 8 and 9.7 inch display sizes, and at 5.6mm is a touch thinner than the Apple competitor. Read more

Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery

Canon's EOS 5DS may not have its more expensive sibling's self-canceling optical low-pass filter, but it's identical in all other ways starting with a 50.2MP full-frame sensor. We put its high resolution sensor and 61-point AF module to the test for some real-world shooting - take a look. See gallery

Capture One Pro 8 software review

Capture One Pro is a software package designed to perform as a Raw processing application as well as a host for those who like to shoot tethered. Created by Phase One, which also makes medium format backs, cameras and lenses, the application emerged first in the professional studio environment. Having expanded into the consumer market, it can handle Raw files from over 300 cameras. We tested out some of its newer capabilities. Read more

July 19
Readers' Showcase: Dale Johnson

As a child Dale Johnson took a trip around the perimeter of the US with his family in a Volkswagen van. That experience may have helped turn him into the eager traveler and photographer he is today. Take a look at his images - you might get inspired to plan your next trip. See gallery

July 18
Week in Review: To boldly go
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It's been quite the week, both in the world of camera technology and beyond... way beyond. We've been making steady progress on our full review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV, Panasonic announced the first-even 20MP Micro Four Thirds camera, and us earthlings got our first good look at Pluto. Join us as we look back at a week of leaps and bounds. Read more

July 17
SOOC Studio is a portable, foldable photography studio with LEDs

UPDATED A group of industrial design students in South Africa has introduced SOOC Studio, a portable photography studio with integrated LED lighting sold in limited regions by their company WhiteBison. SOOC Studio folds into a compact shape with a handle and shoulder strap easy for carrying. When unfolded, it transforms into a white photography studio with integrated 6000K LED strips. Read more

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