March 15
Affinity Photo coming to Windows

Serif has announced its Affinity apps, previously available only to Mac users, will soon be available for Windows. This includes Affinity Photo, its lower cost Photoshop alternative. Read more

Sony firmware update 3.10 for a7 cameras, a6000, a5100 now available

Sony has released firmware update 3.10 for the a7R II, a7R, a7S, a7 II, a7, a6000 and a5100 camera models. The update primarily brings new lens support and is available to download now from Sony's support website. Read more

March 14
Sigma claims new firmware makes 150-600mm F5-6.3 AF up to 50% faster

Sigma has announced new firmware for its 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lenses, claiming that it makes the autofocusing system up to 50% faster. The firmware applies to lenses fitted for Canon EOS and Nikon F cameras, and can be installed via the company’s USB dock and the Optimization Pro software program. Read more

Nissin adds radio receiver unit to Air system for branded flash units

Flash manufacturer Nissin has announced it has produced a receiver unit for its NAS wireless flash communication system that allows flash units from Canon, Nikon and Sony to be used within its radio command structure. Read more

Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is a radical reworking of the first X-Series mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. It may look essentially the same but just about every aspect of the camera has been refreshed, extended and enhanced. Read our full review to find out what these changes amount to.

March 13
From another planet: Venus LAOWA 15mm F4 Wide Angle Macro quick review

A full-frame, ultra-wide angle macro lens from a very new brand provides a unique option for users of many different systems and lens mounts. Combining a 1:1 macro, wide angle of view and shift lens into a single body, the Venus LAOWA 15mm F4 is a lens with more than a few tricks up its sleeve. This article explores those abilities and provides some real world samples from both full-frame and APS-C cameras. Read more

March 12
Quick Look: Parallelism in Landscape Photography

Part of what can make an image both visually appealing and conceptually interesting is the connection between its different parts. An image is a whole made of different elements, which can either be separate or have a variety of relations between them. Seasoned landscape photographer Erez Marom takes a quick look at some examples of parallelism in action. Read more

March 11
Kodak Alaris launches revamped Moments app

Kodak Alaris has announced a major update to its Moments image sharing app, which allows for direct printing to Kodak Picture Kiosks and online ordering of print products. The company has added to the app what it calls visual storytelling capabilities. Read more

Venus Optics launches Laowa 105mm F2 with apodization element

Chinese lens manufacturer Venus Optics has announced the Loawa 105mm F2, a portrait lens that uses an apodization element and dual diaphragms in an effort to produce better looking out-of-focus highlights. Read more

On assignment: the Leica Q at a Portland wedding

Portland, OR is also known as 'Bridgetown' for its many crisscrossing bridges slicing through the urban landscape. Rather appropriately, then, the Leica Q is a bridge of sorts for one DPReview staffer, as it is the first mirrorless camera he's used alongside DSLRs while shooting a wedding. So, can the Q replace a full-frame DSLR and wide-angle lens? Read more

Accessory Review: Tenba Cooper Messenger bag

Over the past few years, Tenba has gained a reputation for its solid line of messenger-style shoulder bags. The Cooper line, introduced in late 2015, promises the same reliability with luxury materials like full grain leather accents. Suitable for mirrorless and DSLR kits, we took a look at the Cooper 13 Slim and Cooper 15. Read more

March 10
DxO ONE update enables framing assist via the camera's OLED monitor

A recent update for the DxO ONE has introduced a live image preview via the camera's built-in OLED when the device is used in standalone shooting mode. The camera is also offered at a lower $499 price point, without software bundled. Read more

Crowd pleaser: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM real world images

Sony's new FE 24-70mm F2.8 G Master lens is as pro-level as pro lenses come. It offers some of the fastest AF speeds we've seen, especially when paired with the Sony a7R II, and impressive sharpness throughout its focal range, even wide open. Read more

Seriously sharp: Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM samples

We knew that Sony's FE 85mm F1.4 G Master lens was sharp, but after spending some quality time with it in Miami last week, we're even more impressed with its quality. See more

Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D)

Canon has announced its latest entry-level DSLR, the Rebel T6 (also known as the EOS 1300D). While the T6 shares many features with its predecessor (the T5/1200D), it has a faster Digic 4+ processor, higher resolution LCD, new 'white priority' white balance mode, and Wi-Fi with NFC. Read more

Cream of the crop: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 real-world samples

The Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 is a bit of a rarity. It's a fast telezoom designed specifically for Canon, Nikon and Sigma APS-C bodies, providing 75-150mm equivalent range. We were lucky enough to get our hands on a pre-production model while we were in Japan for CP+ 2016. Read more

March 9
Samsung announces in-house 12MP dual-pixel sensor

Samsung has announced a new smartphone image sensor that offers 12MP resolution, 1.4μm-pixel-size and Dual Pixel technology for fast focusing. Interestingly, those are very similar specifications to that of the Sony IMX260 sensor that has been found to be used in Samsung's new flagship smartphones S7 and S7 edge. Read more

Flickr makes Auto-Uploadr tool a Pro-account exclusive

Flickr’s desktop Auto-Uploadr, a tool that automatically and privately uploads photos to a user’s account, is now only available to paying 'Pro' customers. Read more

Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami

Sony invited us to come out to Miami and field test the company's new a6300 mirrorless camera. With 4K video capabilities, an overhauled AF system and new sensor, we were more than eager to put it to the test. Read more

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary real-world sample gallery

Among all its releases at CP+ 2016, Sigma's 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is the smallest in size, but its wide aperture should help it pack an image quality punch. We were fortunate enough to have a chance to try out a pre-production model outside Sigma's factory in snowy Aizu, Japan. Click through to see how it did. Read more

March 8
Canon launches a pair of new large format printers aimed at the professional market

Canon has announced two new large format imagePrograf Pro series printers. The Pro-2000 and Pro-4000 both use 12-color Lucia pigment ink systems and produce either 24in or 44in prints. With their black bodies and 'accentuated red line' the printers are designed to link visually with Canon's pro camera bodies and lenses. Read more

Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued

The Samsung NX500, which launched in the U.S. early last year, is shown as discontinued on B&H Photo, which may indicate that the camera is no longer being manufactured. Read more

Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review

At first glance, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 looks like just another rangefinder-style mirrorless camera. But flip it around and you quickly notice it's unique tilting electronic viewfinder, one of several features that make this camera stand out from the crowd. We've put the GX8 through some rigorous testing. Read more

Ona launches Clifton leather backpack

Luxury camera bag manufacturer Ona has launched a new leather backpack that is its first bag to feature a completely removable insert as well as removable dividers. The Clifton is designed to hold a DSLR with a lens attached along with up to six other lenses or accessories, as well as a laptop or tablet of up to 13in. Read more

March 7
CP+ 2016: DPReview behind-the-scenes

Between all of our hands-on features, video stand reports, Instagraming, press-room snacking and bemused wandering, we shot a lot of extra footage this year at CP+ 2016 in Yokohama. Take a look behind the scenes at some of the lighter moments of CP+ 2016. There really is nothing quite like a hot can of coffee from a vending machine. Read more

Profoto launches collapsible OCF Beauty Dish

Profoto has launched the OCF Beauty Dish, a collapsible, lightweight, fabric version of its Softlight Reflector. Unlike the Softlight Reflector, the OCF Beauty Dish can be collapsed and stored in a carrying case when not in use, making it a more attractive option for photographers on the move. Read more

UPDATED: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 / TZ100 real-world sample gallery

The Panasonic Lumix ZS100 made its debut in early January, offering a sizable 25-250mm equivalent zoom range to complement its 1"-type sensor. With a built-in viewfinder, it certainly looks to be travel-ready. After some more time with the ZS100 and some springtime Seattle sun, we've added a few more samples to the gallery. Read more

UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples

The Sony a6300 has some sizable shoes to step into. With a 24MP CMOS APS-C sensor, 8 fps continuous shooting with live view, 425-point on-sensor phase detect AF system and 4K video capture it looks like a solid update to the a6000, at least on paper. We've been shooting with the a6300 for a few days and we've just added several images to our gallery of real-world samples. Read more

Sony announces development of wireless flash control system

To kick off WPPI in Las Vegas, Sony has announced that it's developing a wireless radio flash control system for its range of flashguns. Consisting of the FA-WRC1M radio commander and FA-WRR1 receiver, the system will offer control over 15 flashes in 5 groups up to 30m away. Read more

Sony introduces Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 30x travel zoom

Sony is unveiling its third in a series of 30x zoom compacts, the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80. It offers a 24-720mm equivalent lens, built-in pop-up EVF like the HX90V, and uses an 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor with Bionz X processor. Read more

March 6
'Details matter': Ian Goode on visual storytelling

Ian Goode has over 12 years of experience working in advertising, and until recently owned a production company that specialized in photo illustration and compositing. He has a keen eye for the subtle influences that details can have on an image as a whole, and on the story that it tells. In his PIX 2015 talk, he brings his perspective from advertising to the creation of any imagery. Read more

March 5
What a view: Aukey Super Wide Angle lens quick review

Aukey is a mobile device accessory maker that has been in the clip-on lens business for quite some time. We've had a chance to try out one of the company's latest models, the 'Super Wide Angle' lens which at 238 degrees offers quite an extreme angle of view. Read more

March 4
Samsung Galaxy S7 teardown reveals Sony IMX260 Dual-pixel sensor

At the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge the Korean manufacturer did not provide any official information about the makers of the the new devices' camera module. However, now a teardown from Chipworks has confirmed rumors that the S7 captures its images on a Sony IMX260 sensor with 12MP resolution, 1.4um pixel size and dual pixel AF across the entire sensor. Read more

Lee introduces 15-stop Super Stopper neutral density filter

Lee Filters has announced a 15 stop neutral density filter, able to convert what would normally be a two-second exposure into one that lasts 17 hours and 4 minutes. The new Super Stopper reduces the amount of light entering the lens to enable especially long shutter speeds in normal daylight conditions. Read more

UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama

UPDATED: now with larger 2000px samples instead of original VGA size. It may be true that much of the appeal of the Pentax K-1 lies with existing Pentax owners. But are its impressive spec sheet and even more impressive price going to sway owners buying into a new system? At CP+ 2016, we had a chance to use a pre-production K-1 around Yokohama. Find out what we thought. Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 / TZ80 real-world samples and studio comparison

Panasonic's ZS60 puts a lot of enticing features in a very small package. It's an iteration on a tried-and-true travel zoom formula that combines a 24-720mm equiv. lens, 18MP sensor, 3" touchscreen and a built-in electronic viewfinder. We spent some time outside with the ZS60, even managing to catch a few breaks in the late winter clouds, and have some samples to show for it. Read more

March 3
Corephotonics launches 5x zoom and low noise smartphone camera modules

Corephotonics, a provider of computational camera solutions based in Israel has launched a new dual-camera module for smartphones called Hawkeye. Hawkeye combines a standard 13MP camera module with a second 13MP module that uses proprietary folded optics. Read more

End of an era: Fujifilm to discontinue FP-100C instant film

Fujifilm Japan has announced that it is to stop production of its FP-100C instant film that enthusiasts use in old Polaroid-type cameras. The film has only been available in the 3.25x4.25in size recently, but it has been keeping vintage cameras clicking since Polaroid stopped production itself. Read more

Polaroid-branded BrightSaber Pro wand packs 298 LEDs

A Polaroid-branded handheld light wand 'BrightSaber' is now available, packing 289 LED lights into a frosted tubular diffuser. The BrightSaber offers a built-in, secondary tungsten filter. Read more

Visual appetite: Eric Wolfinger's food photography

Eric Wolfinger is a traveling food photographer who spent six years cooking and baking professionally before working behind the lens. His first project, 'Tartine Bread,' was nominated for a James Beard Award and is now in its ninth printing. Twelve books later, he's still going strong. In this presentation from PIX 2015 Eric shares his journey from food to photography, and explains what he went through to achieve success. Read more

CP+ 2016: Nikon D5 / D500 - key features you need to know about

Tech Editor Rishi got his hands on the D5 and D500 at CP+ this year, and has been very impressed by initial, informal testing. AF is much improved, as are ergonomics. Join him as he dives deep into the menus to highlight new and improved features, and get an idea of the extensive customization options available. Read more

March 2
Raw workflow goes mobile: Hands-on with Adobe Lightroom for Android 2.0

Unlike iOS, Android supports the capture and processing of Raw photos. Chances are that if you own a late model mobile device running either Lollipop or Marshmallow, you should now be able to use the Adobe DNG Raw format, the headline feature in the recently updated Lightroom for Android 2.0. We tried out the new Raw workflow, from mobile to desktop and back again. Read more

SD card 5.0 protocol supports up to 8K video recording but risks confusion

The SD Association has introduced a Video Speed Class rating, designed to identify cards capable of 8K, 4K, 3D and 360° video capture. The speed class, which guarantees minimum sustained performance, comprises five ratings: V6 (6MB/sec), V10 (10MB/sec), V30 (30MB/sec), V60 (60MB/sec) and V90 (90MB/sec). Confused? Read more

CP+ 2016: Sigma MC-11 adapter is world's 1st to offer full range of AF modes on Sony E-mount

Sony's α-series of full-frame and APS-C cameras allow for an incredibly diverse range of lens options. What's been missing is the full range of advanced autofocus options Sony offers on native lenses, but not adapted third-party autofocus lenses. Sigma's new MC-11 adapter changes all that with Sigma's DSLR lenses, and we've got the video evidence to back it up. Learn more

Nikon extends service advisory for D750 to include more models

Nikon has announced that the shutter fault in its D750 may be found in cameras from a much wider manufacturing period than initially thought. The company has discovered the issue, in which the shutter occasionally shades part of the image, in cameras made from December 2014 to June 2015. Read more

March 1
DJI's Phantom 4 boasts improved camera optics and obstacle avoidance

DJI has updated its flagship drone range with the Phantom 4, which offers automatic obstacle avoidance and 'dramatically' improved camera optics. With a 12MP sensor and F2.8 lens the Phantom 4 is capable of Raw still shooting and 4K/UHD video at 30p as well as new machine vision technology adding subject tracking and object avoidance. Read more

Topaz Labs DeNoise 6 adds standalone option, batch processing, camera profiles

Topaz Labs has released DeNoise 6, the latest version of its noise-removal software. This latest installment can be used as a standalone application in addition to functioning as a plugin for host software like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop; it also adds batch image processing as well as profile presets for dozens of camera models. Read more

CP+ Canon interview: 'important to increase development speed'

As well as reporting on the newest gear, we used the opportunity of visiting the CP+ show in Japan to sit down and talk to senior executives from the major camera and lens manufacturers. This year, we were fortunate enough to spend some time with Mr Go Tokura of Canon. Read more

Upgrading a classic: Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM Mark II review

The king is dead, long live the Mark II. After 15 long years, Canon finally upgraded one of the biggest-selling telezooms of all time - the 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM. Is it a worthy successor to the venerable, but still very capable original? Read more

February 29
Olympus 'Fox Brown' limited edition OM-D E-M10 II launched worldwide

A brown and chrome version of the OM-D E-M10 II compact system camera, first announced in January, has been launched worldwide by Olympus. The new version is a limited edition, of which only 3500 will be made and distributed. Read more

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