2015 Roundups
2015 Roundup: High-end Interchangeable Lens Cameras $2000+

This category has something for everyone, whether it's ultra-high resolution, 4K video, high dynamic range, or pinpoint AF accuracy. For the enthusiast or pro who refuse to compromise, here's a look at cameras priced over $2000.  Read more

November 29
PIX 2015: Robert Hurt and the hidden universe

Robert Hurt might just have the coolest job in the galaxy. He's a visualization scientist with NASA, helping to interpret research data from space telescopes and NASA missions into photography. In short, he helps reveal the hidden universe that exists beyond the realm of human vision. In his PIX 2015 talk, he shares his insight on how his images are created and what kinds of things we can hope to discover when the unseen world becomes visible. Read more

November 28
PPE 2015: Interview with portrait photographer Victoria Will

Trained as a photojournalist, Victoria Will found herself gravitating toward portraiture as she honed her skills at the New York Post. She's now known for her celebrity portraits, including a series of tintype portraits created at the Sundance Film Festival. We sat down with her at PPE 2015 to learn more about what led her to where she is now and how she connects with her subjects. Read more

November 26
Samsung NX1 discontinued in Europe? Rumors say 'yes' (update: confirmed in UK & Germany)

A story on video blog EOSHD claims that Samsung has discontinued its NX1 mirrorless camera across Europe. An email that one of the site's forum users claims to be from Samsung states that 'in Europe, we will be discontinuing sales of NX1 cameras for now since there is already much better and upgraded cameras'. We're skeptical about this rumor and have reached out to Samsung for comment, so stay tuned. Update 11/26/15: Company leaving UK market. Update 11/19/15: Confirmed in Germany. Read more.

November 25
In use: Panasonic Post Focus after-capture focus selection feature

As announced on Friday, Panasonic has just released new firmware that enables a post-capture refocusing feature in some of its cameras that run 4K video on a Micro Four Thirds sensor. We got hold of a pre-release copy of the firmware and have been able to try it out on the Lumix DMC-GX8 body. Read more

November 24
Lytro Desktop 5.0 introduces depth-based image editing

Lytro, maker of the ILLUM light field camera, has announced an update to its Lytro Desktop software. The application used to edit Lytro's 'Living Pictures' in which focus can be selected after capture now allows for exposure, saturation and color edits to specific areas of an image based on depth. Read more

Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM real-world sample gallery

Canon's new EF 35mm F1.4L USM II lens has some pretty big shoes to fill. Its older brother, now on the market for 17 years, has become both a benchmark and a staple of many a pro Canon shooter's kit. We've had the Mark II version for a few days, and we've spent that time shooting some environmental portraits, landscapes and lots more in between. Read more

Introducing the PDN & Rangefinder 2015 Gift Guide - with DPReview editor's picks

Our friends over at Photo District News and Rangefinder Magazine have just published their first ever holiday gift guide, with contributions from Rolling Stone, Tiny Atlas Quarterly, TIME and our very own editor, Barney Britton. Click through to read the full guide!

Video Field Test: Theron Humphrey and the Sony A7R II

For our latest Field Test video we went not-quite south of the border to Marfa, Texas. There, photographer Theron Humphrey and his internet-famous dog Maddie help us test the Sony Alpha 7R II and a collection of Sony FE lenses. Despite the oppressive heat and rough roads of Big Bend National Park, the impressive sunsets are well worth the trip. Read more

November 23
Alien Skin Exposure X 'nondestructive' photo editor to launch by year's end

Alien Skin Software plans to release a new 'nondestructive' photo editing application called Exposure X by the end of the year. Exposure X will include several changes over Exposure 7, including improvements to the user interface, file management tools, and new keyboard shortcuts. Read more

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We've been producing more video content than ever before, including tons of content from our recent PIX show, our ongoing series of long-form Field Tests, overviews of the latest cameras and lenses, as well beginners' technique guides and interviews. We post videos right here on our homepage when they're first uploaded, but the best way of not missing anything is to subscribe to DPReview's channel on YouTube. Read more

Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II real-world sample gallery posted

As far as advanced fixed-lens compacts go, it doesn't get much more enticing than the Sony RX1R II. Like its predecessor, it couples a full-frame sensor with a fast, wide-angle prime, but this time it's equipped with a 42.2MP chip to complement its 35mm F2 lens. We were pretty darn excited to get outdoors with the RX1R II and see what it can do. Read more

November 22
Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman

After taking a 25 year break from photography, Tom Goodman started taking pictures again and hasn't stopped since. With a background in art history and fine art, he took a break from photography earlier in his career to run an agency representing artists and photographers. Having returned to creating images, he says he has 'no time to lose.' Read our Q&A and see his work. Read more

November 21
PIX 2015: Kiliii Fish on Living Wild

It's certainly a rare occasion when a photographer is forced to choose between carrying a bow and arrow or a camera, but that's just the dilemma Kiliii Fish faced. He's made a personal project of joining and photographing a growing movement of people learning primitive survival skills. Check out his PIX 2015 talk and see some of his work. Read more

November 20
Sigma US goes public with Black Friday lens deals

Sigma is getting Black Friday started early this year, offering discounts on five of its lenses online now through Monday, November 30th including the 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art. Savings range from $100 up to $300 off individual lenses - and considering the current results of our readers' poll, a few of you may be interested. Read more

Gallery posted: Sony a7 II firmware 2.0 uncompressed Raw samples

Earlier this month, Sony announced firmware v2.0 for its Alpha 7 II. This update gives the Sony a7 II uncompressed Raw and better autofocus performance with adapted lenses. Previously, the a7 II could only use Contrast Detect AF to acquire focus when using adapted glass, resulting in quite a bit of hunting. Read more

Manfrotto launches D1 backpack for photographers using drones

Accessories manufacturer Manfrotto has introduced a new series of backpacks designed for photographers who fly drones. The Aviator D1 Drone Backpack holds a medium sized quadcopter such as the DJI Phantom 3 along with all the accessories that go with it, as well as a DSLR, a laptop and a tripod. Read more

Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25

In July, Panasonic revealed plans to launch a feature it calls Post Focus for select camera models via a firmware update. Panasonic today announced that firmware update will be available via the Lumix Global website on November 25. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8, DMC-G7, and DMC-FZ330 will be supported. Read more

2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000

In the latest of our roundup we're looking at interchangeable lens models ranging from roughly $1200 - $2000. This price range spans sensor sizes from Four Thirds to full-frame, and contains a diverse range of cameras geared toward fast-action still shooting, ultimate resolution, great video and more. If you are considering this price range for a camera, you have an opportunity to choose the camera that is really right for you based on features, size and operation. Read more

LifePrint portable printer uses augmented reality app to bring photos to life

A portable photo printer called LifePrint, now seeking funding on Kickstarter, creates 'living' photos by combining a printed photograph with a digital video. An augmented reality app makes this possible, so that when a print is viewed through a smartphone's camera, the video appears where the photo is located, making it seem as if the image - called a HyperPhoto - has come to life. Read more

November 19
Leica introduces M Typ 262 with new quieter shutter mechanism and lower price

German camera manufacturer Leica has added another rangefinder body to its M system that has a pared-down feature set, an extra quiet shutter unit and a lower price than the M Typ 240. The new Leica M Typ 262 is very much the same as the other M bodies, but does not offer video or live view shooting, even though it uses a CMOS sensor. Read more

PIX 2015: Tim Grey and reframing your story

Photographer and author Tim Grey argues that sometimes the difference between getting a good picture and a great picture can be as simple as taking a few steps to the right. His PIX 2015 talk highlights 13 smalls changes photographers can make that can add up to some huge improvements in their images. Read more

4K video: What you need to know

If you've been shopping for a camera recently you've probably seen the term '4K video' plastered on shop displays and even written on the labels stuck on the front of products. 4K is a new video format that offers considerably higher resolution than standard HD, and even if you're not someone who's particularly interested in shooting video, you shouldn't completely ignore 4K. We've put together an article explaining why. Read more

November 18
Canon PowerShot G5 X real-world samples gallery

Canon's PowerShot G5 X is based around the same 20.2MP 1"-type sensor as its G9 X counterpart. With its SLR-style grip, EVF and bevy of external controls, the G5 X promises an enthusiast-friendly shooting experience in a solid and reasonably compact package. We've now had time to take it around Seattle and put it through its paces. Read more

Reuters will no longer accept edited Raw files from freelance photographers

In an email to freelance photojournalists this week, Reuters has confirmed a change in its photo submission policy requesting that photographers submit JPEGs rather than edited Raw files to the news agency. The message also states that original JPEGs with 'minimal processing' are acceptable, for example, level corrections and cropping. Read more

Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene

The Sony RX1R II is the kind of camera that turns heads. With a full-frame 42.2MP sensor, fixed 35mm F2 lens, optical variable low pass filter and a 399-point phase-detect AF system that's much improved over its predecessor, it's just about in a class of its own. We've had a full-production model for a few hours - just enough time to get it into the studio to see how it handles our test scene. Read more

Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR

In a brief press release, Nikon announced the development of its D5 digital SLR, which will be the company's next flagship camera. There aren't any real details in the release, other than the expected promise of better performance and image quality. A new SB-5000 Speedlight and WT-6 Wireless Transmitter are also on the roadmap. Read more

David Stewart's 'Five Girls' wins £12,000 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

A photographer who has charted the growing up of his daughter and four of her friends has won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Award with a re-staged picture he entered into the 2008 competition. Five Girls 2014 shows the group six years on from an original image that was taken right before their GCSE school exams (11th grade). Read more

November 17
SLR Magic announces CINE 50mm F1.1

Hong Kong-based SLR Magic has announced a 50mm F1.1 CINE lens for Sony E mount. Planned for early December 2015 availability, the FE lens will cover a full-frame sensor. Read more

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.3 and 6.3 arrives with restored import interface and bug fixes

Adobe has released Lightroom CC 2015.3 and Lightroom 6.3, bringing back the Import tool that had been, to many users' dismay, removed from Lightroom 6.2. The new version also provides fixes for some of the bugs introduced in the last version of Lightroom, along with additional lens profile and Raw support. Read more

Playing the Ace? Sony a7R II Review

Though it's the fifth model in Sony's full-frame E-mount lineup, the a7R II arguably represents just as much of a technological leap forward as its first mirrorless full-frame predecessors did. Its 42MP full-frame BSI CMOS sensor, 399 on-sensor phase detection point AF system and 5-axis IS are just a few reasons why the a7R II is one of the most talked-about cameras of the last year. See how it performed in our comprehensive testing. Read more

2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-$1200

In late 2015, many (if not most) consumers are likely to shop based on price and capability, rather than according to whether a certain model contains a mirror or not. In this category, you'll find both mirrorless and DSLR cameras that are highly capable under a variety of shooting situations, offer built-in high-spec viewfinders - either optical and electronic - and a bevy of external controls. Read more

November 16
Huawei demonstrates ultra-fast charging battery technology

While processing power and camera quality in smartphones have been improving at a fast pace in recent years, battery life and charging times have only made comparatively small steps forward and remain a major bottleneck in smartphone performance. Chinese manufacturer Huawei has presented some potential battery tech advancements: two prototype removable lithium-ion batteries that can be fully recharged in only a few minutes. Read more

Tamrac retires Gura Gear brand, introduces G-Elite Series camera bags

In June 2014, Gura Gear acquired the Tamrac brand and assets as part of the latter company’s bankruptcy proceedings. Now, more than a year later, it has been announced that the two brands have been consolidated under the Tamrac label, as the Gura Gear brand is retired. Read more

Canon PowerShot G5 X and G9 X added to studio comparison, real-world G9 X gallery published

Canon's PowerShot G9 X and G5 X offer two distinctly different shooting experiences, but are based around the same 20.2MP 1"-type sensor. The G5 X provides an SLR-style grip and an EVF with a 24-100mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens, while the smaller G9 X offers a 28-84mm equiv. F2.0-4.9 lens. We've put them through our standard studio scene testing. Read more

November 15
Readers' Showcase: Tudor ApMadoc

Tudor ApMadoc's usual photo haunts include the iconic architecture and gritty abandoned structures of Detroit, but a recent trip took him to an entirely different landscape - the canyons and big skies of the American Southwest. He brought a Canon 5DSR, 11-24mm F4 and a bag full of favorite lenses to capture Arizona's colors. Read more

November 14
Out of Africa: The black and white nature photography of Laurent Baheux

Laurent Baheux began in photography as a sports writer and photojournalist before a safari to Tanzania in 2002 changed his life. There he fell in love with photographing the exotic animals of Africa, preferring a fine art approach that gives his wildlife images a portrait-like quality. Read more

November 13
LucidCam stereoscopic 3D camera brings VR content creation to the masses

California-based startup LucidVR recently showcased its consumer-level camera for creating virtual reality content, LucidCam. The camera, which is nearing mass production, is one of the first to enable anyone to create VR content, something that has thus far been limited to those with expensive VR camera rigs. Read more

Talking photography: PhotoPlus Expo 2015 interview with John Keatley

Each fall, PhotoPlus Expo brings together some of the top working photographers and industry experts under one roof. We took the opportunity to sit down with some of these pros and have a conversation about what they do, what inspires them and gather some insights on their specialties. Kicking off the series, we talked to fellow Seattle-ite John Keatley about his work in portraiture. Read more

Olympus shows gains in first half financials

Olympus has released its Q2 results for the financial year ending March 2016, showing some positive growth in OM-D and PEN series camera sales in Japan and Europe. Read more

November 12
Holdfast Gear's new Maven Strap is made with bison leather and brass hooks

Holdfast Gear, a maker of high-end leather camera straps, has launched its new Maven Strap. The thin leather strap is designed for smaller cameras and is made from American Bison leather alongside a cream-colored glove leather lining and brass u-hooks. Read more

2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800

The $500-800 category (based on US MSRP) features quite a few strong offerings, some of which should satisfy first-time camera buyers with easy-to-use interfaces and point-and-shot style functionality. Others are aimed more at seasoned enthusiasts, offering direct manual controls and high-end features. Read more

SmugMug Films:  Climbing Ice - The Iceland Trifecta

SmugMug's latest film follows photographer, filmmaker and Camp 4 Collective co-owner Tim Kemple as he explores Iceland's Vatnajökull glacier with world-leading ice climbers Klemen Premrl and Rahel Schelb. Read more

November 11
Ricoh introduces designed-for-digital HD Pentax-D FA645 35mm F3.5 prime

Ricoh has announced a new wide-angle prime for its Pentax 645D/645Z medium format digital bodies. This lens' name is a mouthful: HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF]. The top-line specs are that it acts as a 27.5mm (in 35mm terms) on a digital 645 body, has a minimum focus distance of 0.3m, giving a maximum magnification ratio of 0.25x. Read more

Photo gifts for every budget: 2015 Holiday Gift Guides

It's not easy shopping for a photographer. We're notoriously picky, our gear is confusingly named and the difference between something we like and something we don't can come down to what seem like trivial details. But before you give up and just get a gift card, take a look through our carefully selected holiday gift suggestions, grouped by price range, for the photographer in your life. Read more

InVisage brings long-promised Quantum Film smartphone sensor to market

Startup InVisage has announced a smartphone sensor with global shutter for distortion-free video and greater dynamic range than its CMOS rivals. The Quantum13 is a 13MP sensor based on the company's Quantum Film technology that moves away from silicon as the light-sensitive medium. The sensor, now available in small quantities for testing by smartphone makers, can also be built into a smaller package for slimmer smartphones. We spoke to CEO Jess Lee about the sensor and what it brings to the market.

November 10
Breakthrough Photography claims X3 CPL is world's sharpest circular polarizer

Breakthrough Photography, a San Francisco-based startup, is seeking funding for what it claims is the 'world's sharpest and most color neutral circular polarizer,' the X3 CPL. This polarizer is constructed with Schott B270 optical glass from Germany, MRC16 and nanotec coatings, a weather-sealed brass Traction Frame, and new American-made CrystalVision CPL film. Read more

Into the woods: Samsung NX500 Field Test

It's not often we get to eat what we photograph, but that's what we did in our latest Field Test. We took the Samsung NX500 into the woods with pro photographer and mycology enthusiast Eirik Johnson to forage for some wild mushrooms. While providing a keen eye to make sure we didn't try to eat anything poisonous, Eirik also helped us try out the NX500's imaging and 4K video features. Read more

2015 Roundup: Advanced Zoom Compacts

While most of the cameras in this category fall within the $500-$800 range (with a few exceptions), offerings vary quite a bit in terms of sensor size, control points, zoom range, video capabilities and built-in electronic viewfinders (or lack thereof). In general, we only included flagship compacts from each brand. All of the cameras here offer some sort of zoom range, in general, less than 8x. Get an overview of the category and find out our recommendations. Read more

November 9
Akiwi semi-automatic tagging site suggests image keywords

Students at HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences have created a new semi-automatic tagging website called akiwi in cooperation with Fotolia and Pixolution. Users simply upload an image, which is compared to a library of more than 22 million photos, and keywords are suggested based on similar images and input from the user. Read more

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