July 28
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

LG G4 camera review
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The LG G4 follows on last year's G3, and like its predecessor puts a lot of emphasis on camera specification. The 16MP 1/2.6-inch CMOS sensor is a touch larger than the 1/3-inch sensors in many other phones, and the F1.8 aperture is the fastest among the current crop of high-end mobile devices. We put its mobile imaging capabilities to the test. Read more

July 16
Pentax K-3 II added to studio test scene comparison

We've just added Ricoh's Pentax K-3 II to our studio test scene. An evolution of the K-3, it offers a 24MP stabilized CMOS sensor with a clever Pixel Shift mode that uses the camera's stabilization system to record full color information from a scene. We tested it out on our studio scene - take a look at the results. Read more

The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

We got a chance to get our hands on Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GX8 recently, and have prepared a slideshow running through its features. It's the first Micro Four Thirds camera to gain a 20MP sensor and it wraps a whole host of cleverness, including a Dual IS system, into its substantial magnesium alloy body. Read more

Fast Zoom: What you need to know about Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FZ300

With its 25-600mm equivalent F2.8 lens and solid image quality, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 was one of our favorite cameras in 2012. With its FZ300, Panasonic has kept the lens and sensor but has improved just about everything else, from its image processor to video specs. We recently had some hands-on time with the FZ300 and have plenty of highlights to share. Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP

Panasonic has unveiled the Lumix DMC-GX8 and with it some new advancements for the Micro Four Thirds format. For the first time, a MFT body offers a 20.3MP sensor. AF sees some notable improvements thanks to Depth from Defocus technology, a new Dual I.S. system uses stabilization from the lens and camera body simultaneously, and 4K video is included. Read more

Panasonic introduces Lumix DMC-FZ300 splash and dustproof FZ200 successor

Panasonic has announced the Lumix FZ300, a 24x superzoom equipped with 4K video that's designed to withstand a little bit of bad weather. It's the successor to the FZ200, and keeps the 25-600mm equivalent F2.8 zoom range. Read more

Two new lenses and 'Post-Focus' technology on the way from Panasonic

Alongside two camera announcements, Panasonic has gone public with plans for a new post-focus feature for selected cameras and two new lenses. Enabled by 4K video capture and its DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology, Post Focus will allow users to select a focus point after capture. New lenses on the way include a Leica DG 100-400mm F4-6.3 zoom and Lumix G 25mm F1.7 prime. Read more

July 15
Kenko updates Teleplus tele-converters to record EXIF data for Canon EOS bodies

Kenko has introduced updated versions of its Teleplus teleconverters for lenses in the Canon EOS EF and EF-S fits with new circuitry that allows EXIF data from the lens in use to be recorded by the body. The Teleplus 2.0x HD DGX and 1.4x HD DGX converters use Hoya glass and offer full autofocusing facilities when matched with lenses with a wide enough maximum aperture. Read more

 

Red launches firmware 6.0 with stills-focused features

Red has launched firmware version 6.0.23 for its cameras, a significant update over previous version 5.3.42 that brings some useful features for still photography. Included is a Motion + Stills mode that makes it possible to mark frames for still extraction while recording video. Read more

ZTE launches Axon Pro with 13MP dual cam

ZTE has launched its new high-end device, the Axon Pro, which appears to be specifically designed with the US market in mind. In the camera department the new model comes with a dual-camera setup, similar to the one we've seen in the HTC One (M8). However, at 13MP the ZTE's main camera comes with a considerably higher pixel count than the 4MP HTC. Read more

Killer 4K? Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV first impressions updated with video samples

Our Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV first impressions continues to grow as we've added a variety of video samples to the preview. The RX100 IV is Sony's latest enthusiast compact, and its 20MP 1"-type stacked CMOS sensor is capable of 4K video and slow-motion clips ranging from 120-960 fps, all with virtually no rolling shutter. We put a number of these modes to the test. Read more

July 14
Panasonic reportedly developing focus-after-capture technology

According to a recent report, Panasonic is developing a technology for refocusing an image after it's been shot, and will be commercializing the feature sometime in the next year. The technology achieves something similar to Lytro's light field cameras but instead relies on 4K video capture. Read more

Pixelmator update brings Dynamic Touch and improved repair tools

The Pixelmator app for iPad and iPhone has received another update, ensuring it remains one of the most powerful mobile image editing tools in the App Store. Introduced in version 2.0.2 is Dynamic Touch, which automatically adjusts the brush to the surface area of your finger that's touching the screen. Read more

Cokin announces Nuances range of ND filters

Filter manufacturer Cokin has introduced a new range of neutral density filters that it claims are free of color casts and which block infrared light. The Nuances range comes in sizes to fit the company's Creative Filter System holders, from M (P) to XL (X-Pro), and in six different strengths. Read more

Newspaper protests strict photo contract by sending a cartoonist to a Foo Fighters concert

In an ongoing trend of protests against strict photo contracts for music photographers, Quebec newspaper le Soleil sent a cartoonist to illustrate a Foo Fighters concert. The publication called the contract one of the harshest it had seen, citing passages that require photographers to surrender copyrights to their images, giving the band the ability to use images in any media without permission or payment. Read more

Voigtlander 10.5mm F0.95 MFT Nokton impressions and samples

A part of the ongoing expansion of manual focus lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system, the Voigtländer 10.5mm F0.95 super wide angle is also that company's fourth F0.95 Nokton in its MFT series. DPReview Senior Contributor Damien Demolder took the lens out for a spin. Take a look at some samples and find out his impressions. Read more

July 13
Singaporean photographer makes 360 degree interactive video of tour of North Korea

A photographer from Singapore has created a navigable 360° video of a tour he made of North Korea. Aram Pan has set out to make a documentary that 'captures the essence of North Korea through the use of 360° panoramas, photos and videos.' Through collaboration with authorities in North and South Korea, Aram has gained extensive access to the usually closed country and has been able to tour popular sites as well as meet and photograph local people. See video

Microsoft retires Photosynth apps

Microsoft has retired its Photosynth apps for Windows Phone and iOS. The apps allow mobile users to create spherical panoramas. Microsoft is directing users instead to its new web-based Photosynth technical preview, which it calls a more immersive and robust platform. Read more

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV first impressions review posted

The fourth iteration of Sony's Cyber-shot RX100 series brings a host of high-speed features from super slow-mo movies to 4K video with virtually no rolling shutter. It all stems from the RX100 IV's 20MP stacked CMOS sensor and the additional room for high speed circuitry that the design allows. Our full review is well under way; for now take a look at the first installment. Read more

July 12
Readers' showcase: Dan Hogman
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Dan Hogman has made a career as an architect, while pursuing photography in his free time. In his eyes the two fields are closely related, and finds photography helps him look for new vantage points to capture architecture he likes. Take a look at his photos and find out more him. See gallery

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