June 27
Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece

'Some people use a tripod,' laughs Jon Pece, 'I used a KC-135 as a camera support.' The photographer has been afforded a unique perspective thanks to a long career as a military and commercial pilot. With his camera at his side and an eye for graphic elements and repeating patterns, Pece has produced a stunning portfolio of meticulous scenics. Read our Q&A and check out his work. See gallery

June 26
Polaroid Cube+ adds Wi-Fi and two bright new color options

Polaroid has added a new member to its Cube camera family: the Cube+. Introduced at CE Week 2015 in New York, the Cube+ includes Wi-Fi, which is not included in the original model. As with the first generation, the Cube+ can record 1080p video and uses a single-button design. Read more

Week in review: Lights in the sky

Mother Nature put on a show for us this week when the Northern Lights dipped down into our part of the country. But around here it's been fireworks for the past couple of weeks, with plenty of new product introductions and exciting review samples rolling in the door. Let's reflect, shall we? Read more

June 25
Tamron and Sigma offer firmware update service for Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R live view issues

Tamron and Sigma have both announced updates for their lenses to provide full compatibility with Canon's EOS 5DS and 5DS R models. Both firmware updates refer to behavior in live view shooting, something that has also caused problems in the Rebel T6s and T6i. This suggests that Canon's latest models feature a change in the way they drive lenses. Read more

Manfrotto launches XPRO Ball Head

*Updated with US availability and pricing* Manfrotto has launched the XPRO Ball Head in the UK, joining existing fluid and geared heads in the XPRO lineup. It is offered with Arca-Swiss compatible Top Lock and 200PL camera plates and features a spherical locking mechanism alongside a Triple Locking System, the latter of which stabilizes the camera's position and keeps it from drifting via a trio of wedges. Read more

Interview: Hasselblad to re-visit core values and aim for a wider market, says CEO Perry Oosting

At Photokina 2012, it felt as though Hasselblad was having a very public identity crisis. The company's foray into new product categories, via a relationship with Sony and an Italian design house, was not universally well received. We spoke with Hasselblad's new CEO, Perry Oosting, who assures us that the company will concentrate on re-connecting with the core values of the brand. Read more

Samsung NX500 firmware upgrade improves autofocus and enhances video features

Samsung has released a firmware update for its NX500 mirrorless camera. Among other things, the update enhances autofocus performance in several areas, increases the 4K video bit rate to 70Mbps, and reads out a larger areas of the sensor for improved 1080/60p video quality. More details

June 24
Adobe renews free trials of Creative Cloud 2015 to preview new features

Adobe recently updated its Creative Cloud suite of software, and to give users a chance to test the new features it has reset its product trials. This includes trial versions of Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, and Photoshop CC. Users, even those who have previously taken advantage of Adobe's 30-day free trial, can start a new trial by opening the software application and clicking 'Update'. Read more

A commerical photographer accuses Taylor Swift of being a hypocrite, Swift's management company responds

In case you missed it, Taylor Swift, one of the most successful commercial pop stars of all time, recently penned an angry Tumblr post aimed at the soon-to-be-launched streaming service Apple Music. She called for Apple to respect the rights of creatives. However, commercial photographer Jason Sheldon found this statement to be more than a little hypocritical. Read more

Instagram updates Explore page and search

Instagram has launched a major update to its mobile app that offers a redesigned Explore page and search function. The former will offer trending tags and places, the latter makes it easier to find people, places, and tags. Read more

Production Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R added to studio test scene

We've updated our Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R First Impressions to include studio test samples from final production versions of the cameras. The 5DS and 5DS R share a 50MP full-frame CMOS sensor and are identical in every way except for one: the 5DS contains an anti-aliasing filter, while the 5DS R has a self-canceling filter. While we've previously tested a beta version of the 5DS R, we've finally been able to put final production versions of the two cameras through our studio. Read more

June 23
Final firmware Canon EOS 5DSR real-world samples posted

Last night the Northern Lights tip-toed farther south than they usually do, and many regions of North America not accustomed to seeing them were treated to a light show. In hopes of catching it we hopped in the car with the Canon EOS 5DSR and headed away from the city lights. We've got a couple of aurora shots to share as well as a selection of others taken with a final 5DS R camera. See gallery

Venus Optics launches Laowa 15mm F4, the world's widest macro lens

Chinese lens manufacturer Anhui ChangGeng Optical Technology Company Limited has introduced what it describes as the world's widest 1:1 macro lens. The Venus Optics Laowa 15mm F4 is designed for full frame sensor cameras and can focus down to just 12cm from the front element, and is equipped with a +/-6mm shift function for architectural work at normal focusing distances. Read more

Eye for an 'i': Canon EOS Rebel T6i review posted

The Canon EOS Rebel T6i (750D) bears a passing resemblance to its Rebel T6s (760D) sibling, but it's a different enough camera to warrant a separate review. Although it shares the same 24.2MP APS-C sensor and 19-point all cross-type AF module as its more expensive sibling, its Hybrid CMOS AF III implementation lacks continuous AF in live view. It also doesn't offer the higher-end controls of the T6s. Does the Rebel T6i hit all the right notes for a beginning photographer? Read more

Edelkrone launches collapsible PocketSkater 2 for DSLR videographers

Video accessories manufacturer Edelkrone has launched a new dolly for DSLRs that's designed to fold up and fit in your pocket. The PocketSkater 2 features three wheels and a tilting Flextilt head so photographers can shoot moving footage with the camera angled upwards or down. Read more

June 22
Cascable iOS app offers remote control of WiFi-enabled cameras

Cascable is a new iOS app that aims to create a better experience for photographers using Wi-Fi connected cameras. Currently supporting Canon EOS cameras, Cascable provides access to exposure settings and allows for shutter release control from the Apple Watch. Read more

Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible?

The Sony a7R II is the company's newest addition to the popular full-frame mirrorless line, and caused quite a stir with its introduction earlier this month. In this opinion piece technical editor Rishi Sanyal explains exactly why he thinks this camera is potentially groundbreaking in many ways. Read more

Interview: Kimio Maki of Sony - 'the customer’s voice is the most important data for me'

Sony shook up the camera industry recently with the launch of three new cameras - the Alpha a7R II, Cyber-shot RX100 IV and RX10 II. At the launch event we sat down with Kimio Maki, Sr. General Manager of Sony's Digital Imaging Business Group to speak about the process of designing the a7R II, and what he has learned from customers invested in the a7-series. Click through to read our interview

June 21
Readers' Showcase: Oscar Cwajbaum

Oscar Cwajbaum and his wife have been attending comic conventions together for 18 years. When they were given a point-and-shoot as a wedding gift, Oscar was eager to capture the elaborately costumed convention attendees. Now he shoots portraits of cosplayers both at conventions and on location, capturing the attention to detail and playful spirit at the heart of cosplay. Take a look at his photos and read more about his technique in our Q&A. See gallery

June 20
Behind the Shot: Watery Grave
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In this article, nature and wildlife photographer Erez Marom shares the story of his shot 'Watery Grave', captured on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in western Iceland. As Erez admits, his original Raw capture left a lot to be desired, but post-processing yielded a result that he's proud of - quite rightfully, in our opinion. Take a look at his final image and find out how it was captured and processed. Learn more

UrtheCast releases first full-color HD videos of Earth recorded from ISS

UrtheCast has published the first full color HD videos recorded of Earth from space via a new camera system mounted on the International Space Station. The videos are short recordings of regions in Barcelona, Boston, and London, and show the cities at a one-meter resolution. Read more

June 19
Opinion: The future of DSLR or: how I learned to stop worrying and love the ILC

Despite some sales growth, mirrorless isn't taking over photography. Equally, DSLRs aren't flying off the shelves the way they used to. But if you've found yourself arguing about whether mirrorless is the future, you've probably been addressing the wrong question. DPReview's Richard Butler argues that convergence is coming and that it's not the mirrors that matter. Read more

Sigma announces 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art for full frame cameras

Sigma has announced the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art, a constant wide-aperture, wide-angle zoom for full frame cameras. Part of the company's high-end 'Art' range, Sigma suggests the lens can play the same role as a 24, 28 and 35mm set of prime lenses. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 28cm, giving a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.4. Click through for more details

June 18
Video Overview: Leica Q
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We had the chance recently to spend some time shooting with the Leica Q. The Q is a rangefinder-style camera that sports a 28mm F1.7 fixed lens and a 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor. We were quite enamored with the Q, both in a practical sense, as well as aesthetically. As such, we decided to share some of our first impressions, while also taking a closer look at what makes the Q so appealing. See video

Are you in Seattle? Come and ask us questions this Saturday!

If you're in the Seattle area, don't miss an opportunity to sit down on Saturday with DPReview editors Barney and Rishi. We'll be participating in a panel discussion at Glazer's Camera in Seattle at 4pm (PT) entitled 'What Happens Next?' Hosted by photographer and tutor John Greengo, we'll be taking questions on video and stills convergence, and the decreasing performance gap between DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Even if you can't make it in person, you can still submit questions. Click through for more information

Analysis: DxO ONE - the World's 'First Truly Connected Camera'

DxO's new camera, the ONE, offers an appealing combination of features and some highly impressive technology. Designed to be used in combination with Apple smartphones, the ONE is built around a capable 1"-type sensor and bright 32mm equivalent lens. DPReview's technical editor has been digging into the specifications, and talking to DxO's resident scientists to find out what makes the ONE tick. Click through for his analysis

#1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE

The DxO ONE is a 20MP camera with a 32mm equivalent F1.8 lens, which is designed to be used in combination with an Apple iPhone. As well as being DxO's first foray into photographic hardware, it's also - arguably - the first truly 'connected' camera, being designed to physically connect with a smartphone, rather than relying on a wireless connection. When we first heard about it, we almost fell into the apples. Click through for pictures, more information, and a smattering of poorly-researched French idioms.

Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera

DxO has unveiled its first image capture device, called simply DxO ONE. Designed to be used in tandem with an iPhone, the ONE features a 1"-type 20.2MP CMOS sensor, integrated lightning connector and 32mm equivalent F1.8 lens. It relies on a connected iPhone or iPad to provide a viewfinder and control interface by way of a free app. Read more

Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know

The PowerShot G3 X sits above the G7 X in Canon's lineup of compact cameras, offering a much longer zoom range, tilting LCD screen and a hot shoe. We've been poring over the specification sheet for a while, and have prepared a quick run-down of its key features. Take a look and learn about the new camera. Read more

Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction

We got a sneak peek at Canon's PowerShot G3 X at this year's CP+ tradeshow in Japan, and now that camera is making its official debut. As anticipated, it offers a 1"-type 20.2MP CMOS sensor and F2.8-5.6 24-600mm equivalent lens, giving it the most zoom power in the large-sensor superzoom class. Read more

June 17
Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean?

The Ricoh GR II isn't the most dramatic update we've ever seen, but there have been a few changes. We've had a look through the revisions and pondered what they mean for the future of the series. So just what is Ricoh playing at? Read more

Ricoh GR II adds Wi-Fi and not much else to GR feature set

Ricoh has announced the GR II, an update to its APS-C enthusiast compact. It maintains essentially all of the original GR's specifications, including a 16MP sensor and 28mm F2.8 lens, but adds Wi-Fi to the feature set. Read more

Olympus preparing to bring updated OM-D-like Stylus 1s to UK market

Olympus has announced that the Stylus 1s compact superzoom will be coming to the UK in early summer, and will cost £429.99. The camera, an updated version of the original Stylus 1, has already been on sale in Japan since the end of 2014 and was launched in the USA in April this year. Read more

2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup

While the megapixel race has slowly come to a halt, there's a different kind of battle going on, and that's over zoom power. Ten years ago superzooms commonly had 10X and 12X lenses, and in 2015 the average is around 50X. We took a closer look at five current models to see which long zoom camera ranks supreme. Read more

Ricoh delays new Star series Pentax 70-200mm F2.8 for design change

Ricoh has announced it is to push back the availability date of its premium Pentax-D 70-200mm lens, as it needs more time to ensure it meets the standards required for a member of the Star-lens series. Initially due this Spring, the HD Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8ED DC AW is now set to arrive in Autumn. Read more

June 16
Sony adds XAVC S and high bitrate video to a6000

Sony continues to embrace the feature-adding firmware trend by adding high bitrate video recording to its a6000 mirrorless camera. Firmware v2.0 adds the ability to record in the XAVC S format to the 16-month-old camera, offering 50Mbps shooting at 24, 30, or 60p (and PAL equivalents). Aside from the updated firmware, a Class 10 SDXC card is the only other thing you'll need to get started. Read more

Facebook's Moments app allows for private sharing of images

Facebook has announced a new standalone app for iOS and Android called Moments. Moments allows you to share and sync images from events, such as trips, weddings, parties and the like, between a private group of users, in a very similar way to the Kolektio app that was launched only two weeks ago. Read more

Adobe Camera Raw 9.1 adds Dehaze feature and improves X-Trans support

Adobe has released the latest iterations of its Camera Raw plug-in and DNG converter software. In addition to adding support for more cameras and lenses, this update also adds Dehaze correction as well as local B&W adjustment sliders. Adobe has also reduced ‘color blur’ artifacts in Raw images from Fujifilm X-Trans cameras. More details

Think Tank Photo launches Trifecta 10 DSLR and Trifecta 8 Mirrorless backpacks

Think Tank Photo has launched two new bags, the Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack and Trifecta 8 Mirrorless Backpack. Both backpacks are designed to hold a photographer's 'workhorse' lenses, including ultra-wide, mid-range, and telephoto zoom lenses. As the names indicate, the bags are designed to accommodate DSLR and mirrorless systems. Read more

DPReview is hiring for two Editorial Writers!

DPReview is hiring! We're looking for two editorial writers to join our growing editorial team based in Seattle, WA. Responsibilities will include testing and producing reviews of digital system cameras, compact cameras, smart phone cameras, lenses and other photographic equipment. Successful applicants will have have a store of solid practical knowledge about the theory and practice of photography, and a strong understanding of DPReview, our principles and our community. Click through for more details

Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge camera review

With a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, faster F1.9 lens and the addition of an optical image stabilization system the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge camera is, at least on paper, a clear improvement on the already very well performing module in the Galaxy S5. Our full review takes a look at the device from a photographer's perspective. Read review

Adobe Creative Cloud update introduces de-haze feature and speedier healing brush

Adobe has announced a number of updates to its Creative Cloud suite, including some feature enhancements and additions to Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC. A previously demonstrated de-haze tool has been added to CC versions of Photoshop and Lightroom, and the effects of Photoshop's popular healing brush will now be displayed in real time as the tool is used. Adobe has also launched 'Stock', a stock photo service that Creative Cloud users can post to directly from their CC accounts. Read more

June 15
Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-CM1 US pricing and availability

Earlier this year, Panasonic announced that its hybrid smartphone/compact would be coming to the US sometime this summer. That time is now - the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 is currently on sale in the US to the tune of $1000 unlocked for GSM networks. Read more

Meta35 pulls metadata from film cameras

Promote Systems has introduced its new Meta35 dongle and software, which together allow certain compatible film cameras to be connected to a laptop for metadata transfer. Supported film cameras include the Canon EOS 1V, Nikon F5, F6, F100, N90 and N90s, and the Minolta Maxxum 7 and 9. Read more

Return of the Super Rebel: Canon EOS Rebel T6s (760D) in-depth review

Canon's EOS Rebel T6s (760D) is easily the most advanced model yet to enter the company's beginner-friendly DSLR lineup. It offers a new 24.2MP sensor and improved AF and metering systems compared to its predecessor. Its top plate LCD display, quick control dial and continuous AF in live view elevate it above its near-twin, the T6i, while Wi-Fi/NFC round out a solid set of features. We put its improvements to the test in our lab and in the real world. Read review

June 14
Readers' Showcase: Martin Kozak

Martin Kozak is a sports photographer based in Prague. His journey into photography began with a 1.3MP digital camera given to him as a birthday present more than 15 years ago. These days he's fond of the Canon EOS 1D-X when he's out shooting water sports, ski jumps, cycling and the occasional off-road rally. See his work and find out more about him in our Q&A. See gallery

June 13
Week in Review: Sony FTW
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What kind of week was it? Oh, just the kind when Leica announces a full-frame compact and that's not even the most exciting news of the week. Sony went public with three major product announcements Wednesday, refreshing its RX- product lines and blowing our tiny minds with a 42MP full-frame BSI sensor-toting a7R II. Relive the highlights of an extremely busy week with us. Read more

June 12
Triggertrap expands compatibility to Apple Watch and Pebble smartwatches

Triggertrap has updated its Triggertrap Mobile app to make it compatible with the new Apple Watch and Pebble range of smartwatches. The app now allows these smart watch devices to be used to trip a DSLR's shutter via the wireless connection between the watch and the iPhone or Android smartphone. Read more

Video Feature: Josh Trujillo and the Canon PowerShot G7 X in New Mexico

Josh Trujillo's 'day job' as a photojournalist for the Seattle PI involves him shooting across the Seattle area with a heavy DSLR outfit. For a trip back to his hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico, we equipped him with something significantly lighter: the Canon PowerShot G7 X. Santa Fe and its surrounding landscapes are incredibly photogenic; take a look as Josh explores his hometown with the G7 X. See video

Shutterfly's new TripPix app lets iPhone users order albums

Shutterfly has introduced TripPix, an app that turns photos snapped with an iPhone into physical albums. The app assembles 15 to 30 photos from a trip into a single album, which can be styled to reflect the kind of adventure they depict. Read more

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