July 17
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

July 11
Photographer captures once-in-a-lifetime Las Vegas sunset

Photographer Tony Eckersley's balcony overlooking the Las Vegas strip from his downtown apartment is usually good for a dramatic sunset or thunderstorm. But even by those standards, the scene he encountered earlier this week was unusually spectacular. As a thunderstorm passed over the city, he was able to capture the sunset to the west with the storm continuing over the east side. Learn more

July 10
Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue

Nikon has issued a service advisory regarding the D750, specifically targeting units made in October and November 2014. An issue with the shutter in these units could result in shading in a portion of images taken with the camera. Nikon will examine and replace the shutter on affected models free of charge to correct the problem. Read more

Phase One 645DF+ with IQ250 field test

Not long ago, you made your stand as a 'serious' amateur photographer by using a medium format camera. Compacts and SLRs existed of course, but the graduation from 35mm film to 120 or 220 formats meant that you had really made it. These days, digital medium format cameras occupy a niche in the market, but the allure is still there. Damien Demolder spends a little time with Phase One's 645DF+ and IZ250 back - see how they get along. Read more

Lytro ILLUM and Desktop software get major updates

Lytro has introduced major updates for its ILLUM light field camera and desktop software. ILLUM 2.0 provides a re-designed user interface and makes it possible to view and interact with full living pictures in camera. It also speeds up auto focus by using phase detection rather than relying on contrast detection. Read more

Ricoh addresses 'power off' issue on some Pentax K-3 II cameras

Ricoh is addressing an anomaly found on a small group of its Pentax K-3 II digital SLRs in which the camera will not turn off, even when the power lever is in the 'off' position. Ricoh will service any K-3 II within a specific range of serial numbers at no charge, regardless of whether the camera is having the issue. Read more

July 9
Apple adds Raw support for ten cameras to Mac OS X Yosemite

Apple has released version 6.05 of Raw compatibility software for Mac OS X Yosemite. This update adds support for ten cameras including the Fujifilm X-T10, Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), Nikon 1 J5, and Panasonic DMC-G7 to Apple's Aperture, Photos, and iPhoto software. The download is now available in the Software Update section of the Mac App Store. See the full list of new cameras

CamSwarm app may soon allow for easy capture of bullet time sequences

'Bullet time' effects, as seen in the 1999 movie 'The Matrix,' tend to be expensive and time-consuming to produce, requiring an array of synchronized cameras. Researchers at Columbia University are developing an iOS app that would make it easier for consumers to capture bullet time sequences. Read more

Photoshop alternative Affinity Photo now available in Mac App Store

In February, Serif launched a beta version of its image editing application Affinity Photo. The software is a Photoshop alternative designed specifically for Mac OS X, and the beta has been updated several times since the February launch. Serif has just taken the software out of beta and officially launched it in the Mac App Store. Read more

Amazon releases more details of 'Prime Day' event on July 15th

To mark 20 years since it opened its (virtual) doors, Amazon is planning a 'Prime Day' next week, on July 15th. Billed as a 'global shopping event', Prime Day will feature more deals than Black Friday for Prime members, including more than 60 deals from top camera brands. Click through for more details

DxOMark: EOS 5DS/R sensor is highest-ranked Canon sensor yet

DxOMark published its report on the 50MP sensor in the Canon's EOS 5DS and 5DS R. They're the best-performing Canon sensors to date, offering massive resolution along along with small dynamic range improvements. Do the cameras raise the bar relative to competitors though? Our technical editor Rishi does a thorough analysis, using DxO's data to pit the 5DS against the Nikon D810. Click through for more

European Parliament removes troubling wording from copyright reform proposal

A vast majority of Members of the European Parliament have voted to remove wording from a current copyright reform proposal that may have caused a lot of trouble for photographers. The proposal would have required photographers who would create or use images that feature buildings or public artwork under copyright to obtain permission to do so. Read more

July 8
Lensbaby launches Creative Mobile Kit

Lensbaby has launched the Creative Mobile Kit, consisting of a mounting device and kickstand for your smartphone, and two lenses, the LM-20 and LM-30. The former captures a large sweet spot surrounded by gradually increasing blur, and the latter produces images with a sharp center surrounded by reflections. Read more

Panasonic looks to reassure G7 owners with rubbed-off serial numbers

Panasonic USA has issued a statement in response to concerns on the DPReview.com forum about Lumix G7 serial numbers rubbing off. The statement aims to reassure customers, pointing out that the problem does not indicate that the cameras are not genuine and confirming that camera warranties are still valid, so long as you retain proof of purchase and the label from the camera box that states the serial number. Read more

Canon PIXMA MG3620 can print photos directly from social networks

Canon has introduced a new printer that can print images directly from Instagram and other social networks. The PIXMA MG3620 Wireless Inkjet all-in-one printer works with the Canon PRINT app for iOS and Android to both access and print from Instagram accounts, as well as other online services like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, OneDrive, Evernote, Google Drive, Photobucket, and Dropbox. Read more

Ricoh drops GR II price $100 three weeks after announcement

Just three weeks after Ricoh announced its GR II enthusiast compact, the company has dropped the MSRP by $100, from $799 to $699. While we don’t know why Ricoh has dropped the price, it is arguable that the minor differences between the GR II and its predecessor didn’t justify the original $200 price difference. Read more

Feature film shot on iPhone 5 coming to cinemas

Tangerine, a feature film by Sean Baker, is headed for theaters on July 10th. It was shot entirely on the iPhone 5, keeping the overall budget of the film under $100,000, and the production utilized anamorphic adapter prototypes for shooting. Read more

Slow-motion video samples from the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

What's more fun than fireworks on the Fourth of July? Fireworks at 960 fps. We grabbed a few slow-motion clips recently with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV to test out its slow-mo video modes. Take a look at three 960 fps videos and a bonus clip at 240 fps - still pretty neat in our book. See videos

Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite

Canon has introduced its 430EX III-RT midrange Speedlite. This is the company's second flash to support radio-based wireless TTL, which offers longer ranges, more flexible positioning, and no line-of-sight requirement like traditional optical wireless flash systems. The 430EX III-RT is also faster, lighter and features refined rear controls, more custom settings, and a built-in catchlight panel. Read more

July 7
Ricoh announces THETA+ app and two new camera accessories

Ricoh has announced a new app called THETA+ for iOS and Android. With THETA+, owners of Ricoh's THETA spherical camera can edit images shot with the device via a smartphone or tablet. The new app is designed to work with the existing THETA app, which enables shooting and sharing from a smartphone. Read more

Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective

We first became acquainted with Adam Woodworth when we featured his portfolio earlier this year. His photos capture the interplay between the earthly and the celestial, often framing the center of the Milky Way Galaxy in alignment with landscape formations. Recently, he's been trying out Nikon's D810A, the world's first full frame camera dedicated to astrophotography. See some of his photos and find out his impressions on using it. Read more

Canon EOS 5DS R sample gallery updated

We've just added some more images to our Canon EOS 5DS R sample gallery. While we're working through our extensive Canon lens catalog, for this update we stuck to telephoto and portrait lenses. Check out the gallery for some portraits (including samples from the Zeiss Otus 85mm F1.4) and vintage race car shots. See gallery

July 6
Samyang 100mm macro lenses for stills and video photographers

Korean lens manufacturer Samyang has announced two versions of a new 100mm macro lens. The 100mm F2.8 ED UMC Macro is designed for stills photographers, while the 100mm T3.1 VDSLR ED UMC Macro is aimed at those shooting video. The lenses are essentially the same internally, using 15 elements in 12 groups but the VDSLR version is fitted with an uncoupled aperture ring and gears around both aperture and focus controls. Read more

GoPro HERO4 Session waterproof cube-shaped camera announced

GoPro has introduced the HERO4 Session, a cube-shaped waterproof camera that is half the size of and 40% lighter than its other HERO4 cameras. The HERO4 Session is waterproof to a depth of 33ft/10m without requiring a separate housing and features one-button operation. Read more

Instagram stores higher resolution images

After its recent app update it seems Instagram has further improvements up its sleeve - the mobile image sharing platform has started storing higher resolution images on its servers. In the app and on the web interface images are still displayed at the smaller 640 x 640 pixel size, but a look at the website source code reveals that images are now actually stored at 1080 x 1080 pixels. Read more

G whiz: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 review posted

Panasonic's newest DSLR-styled mirrorless camera is the Panasonic Lumix G7, offering a 16MP Four Thirds sensor capable of 4K video recording. It boasts an improved autofocus system, 2.36 million-dot EVF and a fully articulated 3" 1.04 million-dot touch-sensitive LCD. It's a strong feature set on paper, but how does it perform in real-world and studio testing? Read more

Travel: Zoom! Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V real-world sample gallery

The Sony Cyber-shot HX90 has the kind of specs that should appeal to a travel photographer looking for something compact. It packs a 30x optical zoom covering a 24-720mm equiv. range and offers an 18.2MP BSI CMOS sensor. With Wi-Fi and GPS built in, it's road-ready. DPReview Editor Barnaby Britton has been carrying it around for a while - check out our sample gallery to see how it performs. See gallery

July 5
Plains, trains and automobiles: The landscape photography of Bill Leigh Brewer

Bill Leigh Brewer's career in photography started with a road trip, a Canon AE-1, lots of Kodachrome 25, and The Clash. His landscapes lend a surrealist quality to the commonplace and unique aspects of Americana, without demeaning its subjects. Take a look at his work and read our Q&A. See gallery

July 4
Photography in public places across Europe threatened by harmonization proposal

The right to use pictures taken in a public place is under threat by a European Parliament proposal for the harmonization of copyright laws across the region. Buried in a complex set of amendments is the idea that the automatic Freedom of Panorama be removed from those countries that maintain it, so that copyright holders of permanent artworks and buildings will need to authorize commercial use of pictures that include their works. Read more

July 3
Quick Review: Photographers.pro

Many services exist that allow non-developers to create their own websites without too much hassle, but only a handful cater specifically to photographers. The service Photographers.pro aims to stand out by offering an all-inclusive package for photographers that provides a website (including a custom domain address and email) for a yearly fee of $70. Does it distinguish itself from other options available to photographers? We recently took it for a spin to find out. Read more

July 2
Manfrotto adds friction arms to its accessory lineup

Manfrotto has announced a series of friction arms and related accessories. They're designed to allow photographers to attach lights, extra cameras, and accessories to tripods and, via a clamp, to table tops and other rigid edges. Read more

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