October 7
Video: Cristina Mittermeier delivers PIX 2015  keynote

Day one of our PIX 2015 re:FRAME speaker lineup wrapped up with a moving keynote presentation from Cristina Mittermeier. Read more

October 6
Adobe Camera Raw 9.2 adds local dehaze

Adobe has released Camera Raw 9.2, introducing a local version of its new dehaze adjustment. ACR 9.2 also adds support for the DxO ONE, though not for the camera's SuperRAW files. Other cameras supported by the update are the Olympus OM-D E-M10 II, Sony Alpha 7S II and Leica S (Typ 007). Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with larger screen and more power

Today Microsoft not only launched two new smartphones with PureView camera, but also the latest incarnation of its high-end Surface Pro tablet capable of running full desktop apps, such as Adobe Photoshop CC or Lightroom. Read more

October 5
Countdown to PIX 2015: SIFF PhotoCinema mini film festival

In addition to two days of speakers, demos and photo activities, PIX 2015 is also a miniature film festival. We're excited to partner with the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), who are presenting some of their favorite recent photography-centric movies. Read more

Project Apollo Archive uploads more than 8400 NASA images to Flickr

Project Apollo Archive has uploaded a massive library of high-resolution photos taken during NASA's moon missions and related training exercises. More than 8,400 photos have been published, including scans of original photos taken by astronauts' Hasselblad cameras and some processed photos from film magazines. Read more

Sony Alpha 7R II dynamic range analysis published

Our in-depth testing of the Sony Alpha 7R II continues, and we've just published 3 pages of Raw dynamic range analysis. Along with AF, the a7R II's dynamic range capabilities have been the subject of much attention and could help put Sony's latest full frame camera at the top of its field. Take a look and see how the a7R II's 42MP BSI CMOS sensor performs when its Raw files are pushed to the limit. Read more

Adobe launches Photoshop Fix, desktop and mobile app updates

Adobe has officially launched Photoshop Fix, a mobile app it demoed at Apple's iPad Pro launch in early September. Available today for iPad and iPhone, Photoshop Fix brings tools like the healing brush and liquify to mobile devices along with adjustments like paint and defocus. Read more

Countdown to PIX 2015: Tune in tomorrow!

DPReview's first major event - PIX 2015 - kicks off tomorrow! The best news? You don't even have to book a last-minute flight to Seattle to participate. Starting Tuesday at 9:30AM PT, you can tune in right here and be part of the experience, or watch the archived content later, at your convenience. Read more

October 4
Countdown to PIX 2015: Getty Images Legacy Collection

It's hard to believe that PIX 2015 is only a couple of days away. As we get closer to the show, we're highlighting some of our amazing speaking and content partners. In the slideshow above you'll find a preview of some of the iconic photos Getty Images will have on display in our gallery space. Find out more about the Legacy Collection from Getty Images Co-Founder Jonathan Klein. Read more

October 3
Countdown to PIX 2015: Digital camera technology timeline

It's hard to believe that PIX 2015 is a few days away! Take a peek behind the scenes before the curtain rises on our photography expo. Show attendees will have plenty of opportunities for hands-on photo experiences, as well as a chance to take a look at how far digital photography has come. The DPReview Experience booth will host a digital photography timeline featuring iconic digital cameras and media storage devices - see a few of them highlighted here. Read more

October 2
DxOMark Mobile report: Google Nexus 6P

With its 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display the Nexus 6P is a little smaller than last year's Nexus 6 in terms of both display size and overall dimensions. It comes with an aluminum shell and overall high-end specs, along with a new 12.3MP Sony sensor and an F2.0 aperture. DxOMark's mobile evaluation puts it at third place in its rankings - find out why. Read more

DxO ONE now available in 10 European countries

The DxO One camera is now available to customers in Europe. The company had announced at the beginning of September that it would launch its camera for European customers in October, having first launched the product for US buyers last month. Read more

Can the iPad Pro be a serious editing tool for imaging professionals?

When the original iPad was launched, speculation began about when tablets would replace laptops for most users. That has yet to happen, and in the hands of photographers tablets are more often used for presentation rather than image editing. The iPad Pro has the hardware to become a serious image editing device, but will it become one in reality? Lars Rehm weighs in. Read more

Countdown to PIX 2015: Rick Sammon and creative visualization

With less than a week until PIX 2015, we think you should meet some of our talented re:FRAME speakers. Rick Sammon is a veteran wildlife and travel shooter who has made it a focus of his career to help educate and inspire new photographers. Read more

October 1
TinyMOS startup introduces Tiny1 astrophotography camera

TinyMOS, a startup formed by National University of Singapore students, has introduced its Tiny1, a camera designed for astrophotography. The camera was introduced earlier this month at TechCrunch Disrupt 2015, and claims to be the first-ever portable consumer-level astronomy camera. Read more

Motorola Moto X Style / Pure Edition camera review

Replacing the 2014 Moto X, Motorola's flagship Moto X Style has received a complete overhaul in the camera department. It comes with a Sony IMX 230 1/2.4-inch 21MP BSI CMOS sensor and a dual-LED flash, while an F2.0 aperture and 4K video recording remain unchanged from the predecessor. We put its camera through our range of studio and field tests for this full review. Read more

Countdown to PIX 2015: Submit your questions for attorney Bert Krages

Attorney at Law Bert Krages specializes in issues of intellectual property for photographers and artists. We'll be speaking to him at PIX in a few days, and now is your chance to have a say in the conversation. Read more

September 30
Ricoh offers limited edition GR II kit to mark 10 years of digital GR cameras

The forthcoming Ricoh GR II is set to also be available in a special limited edition 'Premium' kit that has been announced by the company to mark the 10th birthday of the first digital version of the famous GR film bodies. The kit will come in an aluminum case and will include the GV-1 external viewfinder as well as the GW-3 wide angle converter that uses a 0.75x magnification to turn the camera’s 28mm lens into what seems like a 21mm super wide. Read more

Corel introduces three new Pinnacle Studio 19 applications

Corel has introduced a trio of new versions of its video editing software applications: Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate, Pinnacle Studio 19 Plus, and Pinnacle Studio 19. A couple new features have been added to the software, including a new Multi-Camera Editor in each version of the application. In addition, the latest version offers support for 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processors. Read more

DxOMark report puts Sony Xperia Z5 on top of mobile rankings

DxOMark has published its test results for the Sony Xperia Z5, a high-end smartphone with a 23MP 1/2.4" BSI CMOS sensor, F2.0 lens and dual-LED flash. Calling its hybrid AF system 'impressive in all conditions,' the Z5 takes the top spot in DxO's rankings, sending the Samsung S6 Edge to second place. Read more

Fujifilm introduces selfie-friendly INSTAX Mini 70 instant camera

Fujifilm has added to its instant camera lineup, introducing the INSTAX Mini 70. The Mini 70 features a sleek re-design, a mirror on the front panel for selfie-framing, and automatic exposure with flash for better balanced low-light photos. Read more

Dust on the lens or a new planet? NASA reveals some of its inter-galactic Photoshop tricks

In an interview for Adobe's blog, NASA has revealed some of the processes its scientists use to transform technical data into images that the rest of the world can appreciate and understand. From simple tasks, such as straightening and cropping, to compositing multiple layers of scientifically calculated color, the agency uses programs including Adobe Photoshop to interpret the sometimes quite abstract images sent back to Earth from devices such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Mars rover. Read more

Countdown to PIX 2015: Dixie Dixon and breaking into fashion photography

We're less than a week away from PIX 2015, and we're taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of our talented re:FRAME speakers. Dixie Dixon acquired her first camera, a Nikon FG, when she was just 12 years old. Now she's made a name for herself in fashion and commercial photography - find out a couple of her tips on breaking in. Read more

September 29
PanoCatcher automates capturing panoramas and timelapses

A new device called the PanoCatcher is described as a 'robotic photography platform,' and is designed to automate the capture of time lapses, panoramas, and other similar photos. The device is made from CNC precision-machined aluminum, and is compatible with most mirrorless and DSLR cameras. Read more

Google announces Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones

Google has today launched two new Nexus showcase-devices, giving consumers more choice in terms of device dimensions after last year's 6-inch Nexus 6 wasn't universally well received for its large size, among other reasons. The Nexus 5X is made by LG and seen as an upgrade to the original Nexus 5 from two years ago, and the Nexus 6P is made by Huawei. Read more

HTC reveals camera-focused Butterfly 3 and One M9+ 'Supreme Camera'

Just when you thought HTC's smarpthone line-up couldn't get any more confusing, the Taiwanese manufacturer has launched two new models, both with a focus on camera capabilities and performance. Read more

Super Raw? DxO ONE added to studio test scene

As far as pocketable cameras go, the DxO ONE is the most likely to fit into the smallest of pockets. Built as a companion to Apple mobile devices, it connects directly via integrated Lightning connector to bring your iPhone a 20MP 1"-type sensor and 32mm equivalent F1.8 lens. We put its standard shooting mode as well as its SuperRAW mode up against our studio test scene. Read more

Countdown to PIX 2015: Jonathan Alcorn and the evolution of news photography

With just a week until PIX 2015, we're taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of our talented re:FRAME speakers. As a veteran photojournalist, Jonathan Alcorn has acquired some impressive clients on his resume including Reuters, Bloomberg, Getty Images and the New York Times, among many more. Read more

Ricoh adds Mermaid mode and deeper dive to Japan-only WG-40 and WG-40W

Ricoh has introduced a pair of underwater cameras to its WG range that feature enhanced color control for still and movie photographers. The Ricoh WG-40 and WG-40W, which are being released only in Japan at the moment, are very much like the current Ricoh WG-30 and WG-30G models, but offer a new Mermaid mode that boosts contrast and reds when used underwater. Read more

September 28
Facebook launches 360-degree video

It seems 360-degree videos might be here to stay. In March, Youtube started to support the immersive video format, and now Facebook has introduced the technology as well. Soon, Facebook users will be able to share and view 360-degree videos in right from their News Feed. Read more

Samsung brings Ditch the DSLR camera-swap to Seattle at PIX 2015

Samsung is bringing its Ditch the DSLR event to Seattle on October 7th, giving PIX 2015 attendees the opportunity to swap out an old DSLR for a new Samsung NX500. Read more

Entry-level GoPro HERO+ action camera with Wi-Fi unveiled

GoPro has introduced a new entry-level action camera, the HERO+ with Wi-Fi. In terms of specification, this model sits above the HERO, but below the recently launched HERO+ LCD. Read more

Countdown to PIX 2015: Aaron Draper and Underexposed

With just over a week until PIX 2015, we're taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of our talented re:FRAME speakers. A former features editor at a daily newspaper, Aaron Draper's passion for lighting is evident from his 'Underexposed' photo series. Read more

CreativeLive Photo Week: Watch DPReview on Media Panel

As part of CreativeLive's annual 'Photo Week', DPReview took part in a panel discussion with other members of the photography industry to discuss technology, photography, and a lot more besides. Read more

September 27
Countdown to PIX 2015: Colby Brown and the Giving Lens

With just over a week until PIX 2015, we're taking the opportunity to introduce some of our talented re:FRAME speakers. Meet Colby Brown, a veteran travel photographer who's been to the ends of the earth and back for the shot. Read more

September 26
Countdown to PIX 2015: Cristina Mittermeier and advocating for Earth

With a week and a half until PIX 2015, we're taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of our talented re:FRAME speakers. Cristina Mittermeier's resume is long, but it's easy to see the trend. Over a 20 year career, she's focused her energy on a number of conservation projects. Read more

September 25
Epson introduces quartet of SureColor large format printers, new extra-dense UltraChrome HDX ink-set

Epson has announced that it will be selling four new printers for the professional market starting in November this year. The 24" and 44" models are designed for photographers, artists and graphic designers, and offer extended color gamut via improved 8- and 10-ink systems. Read more

RED unveils RAVEN, a lightweight and portable 4K camera

RED has launched its new RED RAVEN camera. The model offers 4K recording at 120fps and 2K recording at 240fps using an 8.8 megapixel RED DRAGON image sensor. The new model is one of RED's smallest and lightest cameras at 3.5lbs, making it suitable for handheld and drone use. Read more

Countdown to PIX 2015: Aaron Huey and his son Hawkeye

With PIX 2015 right around the corner, we're taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of our inspiring re:FRAME speakers. Aaron Huey is a National Geographic photographer whose favorite gig is playing photo assistant to his talented 5-year-old son, Hawkeye Huey. Read more

Adobe updates Elements applications with haze and shake removal, enhanced editing guidance

Adobe has announced updates to its Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements imaging applications that introduce some new features and a number of improvements. A de-haze filter, similar in effect to that used in Photoshop CC and Lightroom, helps to cut through atmospheric misting in Photoshop Elements 14, while Premiere Elements gains the ability to work with 4K footage. Read more

September 24
Ricoh announces 24-70mm F2.8 for upcoming full-frame Pentax DSLR

We're still waiting for the much-teased full-frame DSLR, but Ricoh has today announced another full-frame zoom lens - the HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR, which features a weatherproof design and bright, constant maximum aperture. Read more

Phottix launches Laso Transmitter and Receiver for Canon flashes

Phottix has launched its Laso Flash Trigger System today for the Canon RT Wireless radio flash system and the camera maker's non-radio E-TTL flashes. The Laso Transmitter can be used with up to 15 radio flashes in five groups, while the Laso receiver enables the setup to be used with non-radio E-TTL flashes. Read more

Adding it up: Sony a7R II First Impressions Review

The Sony Alpha 7R II has been the topic of much discussion and in our office, much testing. We've published a number of articles with results of our tests, picking apart Raw files from its 42MP full-frame BSI CMOS sensor and pushing its 399 on-sensor phase detect AF points to their limits. This first impressions review is the culmination of that work to date, including an in-depth analysis of the camera's image quality and the effects of shutter shock. Read more

Countdown to PIX 2015: Kiliii Fish and Scavenging Guatemala

With PIX 2015 right around the corner, we're taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of our amazing re:FRAME speakers. Kiliii Fish is an adventure and outdoor photographer who on a recent trip to Guatemala encountered something he wasn't quite expecting. Read more

September 23
Instagram has 400 million active users

It seems there's just no limit to the growth of Facebook-owned mobile image-sharing platform Instagram. The company just announced it has reached a stunning 400 million active users, an increase of 100 million compared to the figures released in December 2014. Read more

Vantage Robotics' new Snap 4K camera quadcopter is up for preorder

Vantage Robotics has a new 4K camera quadcopter called Snap, and it's now up for pre-order. The company calls this a 'flying camera', one that fits in a backpack and is safe enough to grab out of the air with a bare hand. Read more

DxOMark Mobile report: LG G4 takes second place in rankings

DxOMark has released its test results for the LG G4, which boasts a 16MP 1/2.6" sensor and F1.8 lens. Other camera features include a laser system to support autofocus speed and accuracy, 3-axis optical image stabilization and an LED flash. We've updated our LG G4 camera review with a summary of DxO's findings - find out what makes the G4 worthy of DxO's top 10 mobile rankings. Read more

What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw

Sony has just announced that its latest cameras will gain the option to shoot uncompressed Raw files. Given the interest that was generated when we detailed the effects of Raw compression, we though it was equally important to make clear the benefits of the newly-added uncompressed Raw option. Here's what we've found so far. Read more

Countdown to PIX 2015: David Fitzsimmons and his Curious Critters

With two weeks until PIX 2015, we're highlighting some of the talented re:FRAME speakers who will be at the show. First up is David Fitzsimmons, who has made it his work to photograph critters for curious young minds. Read more

September 22
solidLUUV and ultraLUUV are stabilizers for smaller cameras and smartphones

After a successful Indiegogo campaign, German startup LUUV is looking to fund mass-production of its smartphone, action cam and compact camera stabilizer solidLUUV on Kickstarter. Read more

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