April 5
Ricoh puts up 5 million Yen in prizes for Theta developers competition

Ricoh has announced the opening of its latest competition aiming to attract app developers to create new applications for its Theta 360° camera. The company says it is looking for innovative and original apps and devices that are creative, have potential for the future and which have practical value to Theta users. Read more

April 4
New York Public Library launches interactive Photographers’ Identities Catalog

The New York Public Library has launched a new online tool called Photographers' Identities Catalog (PIC), an interactive map with biographical data on more than 115,000 photographers, as well as photography dealers, studios and manufacturers. Read more

Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme

We've been working behind the scenes for the last few weeks on one of the most-requested changes to DPReview.com - the option to switch to a lighter color scheme with white background. Today we're pleased to be able to launch the first phase of this project as a public beta. It doesn't yet include every page on the site (we've concentrated on the text-heavy articles, news, homepage and reviews sections), but we will continue to work until we have as near to 100% coverage as possible. Please try it out and let us know what you think!

Dual-camera rumored to be reserved for large iPhone variant

It appears you'll have to buy a 5.5-inch device if you want to use the dual-camera technology in the upcoming iPhone 7 generation.

Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review

We've posted our review of Panasonic's Lumix DMC-ZS100 (TZ100 outside of North America), which is the first travel zoom to sport a 1"-type sensor. Featuring a 25-250mm equivalent lens, the ZS100 also offers 4K video capture, Post Focus, an EVF and Panasonic's Depth from Defocus AF system. Learn more

Fujifilm releases several camera and lens firmware updates

Fujifilm has released a number of firmware updates for several lenses and camera bodies. Changes and firmware versions vary based on model, but most camera body updates simply add support for a focus limiter function on the XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6. Read more

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III 4K sample footage and shooting summary

A centerpiece of Sony's Cyber-shot RX10 III is its ability to capture 4K video utilizing its new 24-600mm equivalent F2.4-4 lens. We shot a lot of 4K video in addition to stills in San Francisco, and have put together a highlight reel and some first impressions on the camera. Read more

April 3
Readers' Showcase: Nikhil Shahi

Travel and photography have a close relationship. Photographers are often keen travelers, and in turn traveling can inspire non-photographers to pick up a camera for the first time. DPR reader Nikhil Shahi falls into the latter category. See some of his work and learn more about him in our Q&A. Read more

Bird's eye view: Photographing Cherry Blossoms with the DJI Phantom 4

The cherry blossoms at the University of Washington are well known throughout Seattle, attracting hordes of photographers armed with professional cameras, selfie sticks and everything in between. Rather than fighting the crowds, photographer Dale Johnson embraced them and captured the scene from an entirely different angle. Read more

April 2
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Sony supersized its RX10 series, we took a peek at the Nikon D5's ISO 3 million and learned how to make beer with stinging nettles. Catch up on everything you may have missed this week. Read more

Break it down: iFixit disassembles the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

Taking apart a camera isn't for the faint of heart, but if you've chosen to do so you don't have to go alone. Our friends at iFixit publish disassembly guides to empower owners of electronic devices to make some fixes themselves. And who hasn't wanted to see what's underneath the plastic shell of Canon's top-of-the-line compact camera? Read more

April 1
New normal: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 samples & first impressions

Sony recently updated its FE line, which now offers 16 full-frame lenses for Sony's E-mount Alpha cameras. Among the new lens introductions is the FE 50mm F1.8, what you might call Sony's 'nifty fifty'. We spent some time shooting with it in San Francisco this weekend, paired with the unforgiving 42MP of the Alpha 7R II, and have put together a gallery and some first impressions. Read more

Along the coast: Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 GM real-world samples gallery updated

From Long Beach, WA to San Francisco, CA, we've made a couple of recent trips with the Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 GM in tow. With a variety of focal lengths, apertures and lighting situations, take a look and see how this workhorse G Master lens holds up. Read more

March 31
Ilford Photo announces ordering program for unusual sizes of sheet film

UK film manufacturer Harman Technologies is taking orders for unusual sheet and roll film sizes as part of an annual program. It aims to supply vintage camera owners with low volume and custom-sized Ilford Photo materials. Read more

Best of both worlds? Canon patent for DSLR hybrid viewfinder design published

Canon has applied for a viewfinder design patent that combines both optical and electronic displays in a DSLR style system. Read more

Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples

Nikon's new flagship DSLR has landed and it offers some serious high ISO reach. Natively, you can push the camera all the way to 102,400. To put the camera's high ISO capabilities to the test we brought the D5 with us to a much-loved Seattle concert venue. See gallery

Lights... Camera... Stinging nettles? Our Sony a6300 video shooting experience

The Sony a6300 has some of the most comprehensive video specs of a mass-market camera, so it seemed like a perfect excuse to embark on a video project. DPReview writer Richard Butler is a self-professed beginner when it comes to video, so he set out to see what he could do with the little Sony as he tested the camera's features. Read more

March 30
Fotodiox introduces extra large WonderPana Free Arc system for Canon EF 11-24mm wide zoom

US accessory manufacturer Fotodiox has announced an XL version of its WonderPana Free Arc filter system designed specifically to allow users of the Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM lens to use filters over the front element. Read more

Google Photos for Android updated with non-destructive editing

The latest version of Google Photos allows you to revert changes on edited images.

Blue Earth Alliance presents Collaborations for Cause 2016

Our friends at the Blue Earth Alliance are gearing up for their annual 'Collaborations for Cause' event in Seattle, WA, next month. This year’s Collaborations for Cause theme is “Innovations in Visual Storytelling for Impact.” It’s a rare opportunity for visual storytellers, writers, funders, non-profits, corporations and public agencies to join together as peers: to learn new strategies, tools and ideas to leverage the power of story and effect social change. Learn more

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III video overview & 1st look at Zoom Assist

Sony's new superzoom may look a lot like its predecessor, but an updated 24-600mm lens makes the Cyber-shot RX10 III a much more versatile camera - in theory. We've been able to spend a bit of time getting to know the camera's new features and putting its long zoom range to work. Take a look at what's new to the RX10 series in our video overview. Read more

First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

DPReview is in San Francisco checking out the new Cyber-shot RX10 III. The RX10 III maintains the ergonomics and key specifications of its predecessor, but incorporates a massive 24-600mm equivalent F2.4-4 lens. We've been doing some shooting with the camera in a range of different situations, and we've created a (JPEG only, for now) gallery. See more

Flickr may be up for sale as Yahoo Board of Directors looks to shed web properties

The future of Yahoo and its many operations, including the photo sharing behemoth Flickr, is uncertain. While Yahoo has not specifically said what properties are up for sale, they have given hints to what a new, slimmed down Yahoo might look like. And it doesn't seem to include Flickr. Read more

Hands on: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6

Sony's already had a busy year, and it just got even busier with the announcement of an update to its RX10 series and two new FE lenses: the 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 OSS. We got to take a first look at them at a press event in San Francisco. Read more

March 29
Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III

The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III boasts a 24-600mm equivalent zoom lens, 14 fps continuous stills shooting and 4K video capture. We've had the chance to get hands-on with Sony's newest flagship compact camera today for a few hours, and we've put together some first impressions. Click through for a closer look at the Cyber-shot RX10 III. Read more

Sony announces 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 full-frame lenses

Sony today announced a pair of FE-mount full-frame lenses. One is an inexpensive 50mm F1.8 standard prime, while the other is a 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 tele-zoom with optical image stabilization. Read more

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III puts emphasis on lens reach and video capabilities

Sony has unveiled the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III, surpassing the zoom range of its predecessor with a 24-600mm equiv. F2.4-4 lens. The camera uses the same 1"-type stacked CMOS sensor which produces 20MP stills as well as 4K/UHD video, and does not replace the RX10 II, which continues in Sony's lineup. Read more

March 28
Studio report: Nikon D5 has lowest base ISO dynamic range of any current FF Nikon DSLR

When the Nikon D5 arrived in our office on Friday we immediately wanted to answer a few questions: How is the low light performance? How good is the autofocus? How is the Raw dynamic range? We've found that while the D5's sensor is clearly optimised for low-light image making, it represents a rather surprising - and disappointing - step backwards in terms of base ISO dynamic range. Click through for a closer look

Sony may split off its imaging products business

Sony is considering splitting off its imaging products business, according to a new statement from the company. Additionally, its previously announced semiconductor business split will take place next month, placing its image sensors under a wholly owned subsidiary. Read more

Hello, ISO 3,280,000... Nikon D5 studio test scene comparison published

Just moments after the Nikon D5 rolled into our office we whisked it into our studio, putting the flagship FX-format DSLR in front of our test scene. We were curious to see exactly what the 20.8MP CMOS sensor is capable of, and what its impressive ISO range looks like. Read more

CP+ 2016: Nikon interview - 'the D500 is the D300S replacement that customers wanted'

DPReview was in Yokohama, Japan last month for the annual CP+ photography show. As well as reporting from the show floor, we also made time to sit down with senior executives from several of the major manufacturers, including Nikon. We spoke to Nikon about the company's new DL-series compact cameras, the D500 and D5 and the future of the 1 System. Read more

March 27
Change of scenery: How a photographer's trip to Idaho inspired a big move

What could convince a California native to leave the state's famously beautiful coasts and sunshine behind? For photographer and Resource Travel editor Michael Bonocore, a visit to Idaho's pristine wilderness and towering mountains was enough. Read more

March 26
Readers' Showcase: Steven James Martin

DPR reader Steven James Martin took up photography while living in Asia. Originally from the UK, Martin suddenly found himself within easy traveling distance of locations some photographers can only dream of visiting, like Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar. See some of his images here and find out more about him in our Q+A. Read more

March 25
DJI Inspire 1 Raw Edition with Zenmuse X5R 4K MFT camera starts shipping March 28

The DJI Inspire 1 Raw Edition quadcopter with Micro Four Thirds Zenmuse X5R camera will begin shipping on March 28, the company has announced. Read more

Class 10 200GB microSD card on the way from Lexar

Memory manufacturer Lexar has announced a micro SDXC card with a capacity of 200GB and read speeds of up to 95MB per second. The company says the card is aimed at action cam users as well as owners of tablets and smartphones, and is suitable for both HD and 4K video recording. Read more

March 24
Google offering Nik Collection photo editing applications for free

Starting immediately, Google's Nik Collection of desktop image editing plug-ins is being offered free of charge. Nik's Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine apps are all available as a free download from Google, a substantial savings over the previous $150 price. Read more

Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience

The Canon EOS 80D is an enthusiast-level DSLR geared toward photographers looking for a capable stills and video camera. The 80D sports a brand new 24MP APS-C sensor, a 3" articulating touchscreen, a new 45-point AF system (with dual pixel AF) and 1080/60p video capture capabilities. We've been shooting with it for a few days and have put together some first impressions. Read more

Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 now available

Fujifilm has released minor camera body firmware update version 1.01 for the X-Pro2, improving long exposure photo quality and fixing a rare bug that could reset customized menu settings to the factory default. Read more

March 23
DPReview is hiring! Software development manager

DPReview is hiring! We're looking to add a Software Development Manager to our Seattle-based team. Bring your creativity, passion and talent to help us build the next generation of our web and mobile experiences. Read more

Leica announces price and details of its 35mm F1.4 lens for the T system

Leica has formally announced the specifications and price of the Summilux-TL 35mm F1.4 lens for its T-series mirrorless camera. The lens, which is available now, will cost $2395/£1650. Read more

Leica Q In-depth Review

The Leica Q’s melding of manual control with electronic assistance and combination of fixed-28mm F1.7 lens and 24MP full-frame sensor make for a responsive package capable of excellent photographs. But despite its $4250 asking price, we found a few other less likable characteristics over the course of our review. So is it worthy of that bright red dot? Find out in our full review. Read more

March 22
MediaTek launches Imagiq ISP for dual cameras

MediaTek's Imagiq ISP is designed for use in dual-camera smartphones.

New arrival: Tamron SP 85mm F1.8 launches later this week

Tamron has announced pricing and availability for its recently released SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD. According to the company, the lens will launch this Thursday, March 24 in Canon and Nikon mounts for $749. Read more

Updated with Editor's note: Apple launches 9.7-inch iPad Pro with 12MP camera

Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad Pro offers the same camera specs as the iPhone 6s.

March 21
Showing dynamism: EOS 80D breaks new ground for Canon low ISO DR

Our testing shows that Canon's EOS 80D features a sensor with greatly improved Raw dynamic range. The results appear to confirm that the company has moved to a new sensor design with lower read noise. Read more

iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s

Apple's iPhone SE essentially packs an iPhone 6s into the shell of an iPhone 5s.

Irix 15mm F2.4 'Blackstone' and 'Firefly' lenses for DSLRs to launch this spring

TH Swiss has introduced the Irix 15mm F2.4 lens for DSLR cameras. This manual focus lens will be offered in more durable magnesium-alloy 'Blackstone' and lightweight 'Firefly' varieties. Designed to cover a full-frame sensor, the lens will be offered in Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mounts. Read more

Atomos releases new 'Flame' versions of Shogun and Ninja recorders

Atomos, a name synonymous with off-camera video capture, has announced the release of its Atomos Flame series of its Shogun and Ninja field monitors. The new series kicks the monitors' performance up a couple notches with features like support for HDR video, while also addressing common requests from existing users such as hot-swappable batteries. Read more

March 20
How to: iFixit disassembles the Fujifilm X100T

Curious about what lies beneath the black panels of your Fujifilm X100T? Wonder no more, as iFixit has just published a disassembly guide. With a Phillips #00 screwdriver, tweezers and a heavy-duty spudger you'll be well on your way to unlocking the mysteries of Fujifilm's beloved mirrorless model. Read more

March 18
DxOMark Mobile report: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

DxOMark has published its image quality test results for the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

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