January 26
Sony a1: what you need to know about this powerful new full-frame flagship

We spoke to Sony straight after the announcement of the a1, to get a bit more fine detail about the camera's specs and capabilities. And it's fair to say there's a lot going on inside Sony's new flagship.

Shutterstock’s $74M TurboSquid acquisition could change the landscape of stock photography

The purchase expands Shutterstock's offerings, positioning it as a marketplace for customers who are embracing computer-generated 2D images over traditional stock photography.

Here is what 8K footage and 50MP stills from the Sony Alpha 1 look like

Sony has shared a compilation of 8K footage captured with its new Alpha 1 camera system, as well as sample images captured with its 50MP sensor.

Sony reveals Alpha 1 50MP full-frame camera capable of 30fps and 8K

Sony has announced the Alpha 1, a fast, high-res 50MP camera capable of shooting at 30 fps with no blackout. It can capture oversampled 8K video, has refined menus and comes in a weather-sealed body.

Sony's $2500 Xperia Pro is half 5G phone, half 4K HDR monitor/live-streaming device

Sony's latest smart device, the Xperia Pro, doubles as a 5G smartphone, the world's first portable, affordable external 4K HDR OLED monitor for HDR productions, and an all-in-one 5G live streaming and file transfer solution when paired with supported cameras.

January 25
Leica ad reminds us of the importance of photography in documenting history

Leica’s newest video adtakes a look back at the ‘witnesses’ who have captured world events with cameras over the last century.

Filmulator is a straightforward open-source raw editor inspired by film development

Filmulator is an open-source raw editor designed to be simple and straightforward. The app has basic management tools and raw editing capabilities. Filmulator's tone curve enhances local contrast and perceived sharpness, similar in spirit to the stand development process for developing black and white film.

ZY Optics releases redesigned $799 Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm F0.95 lens for Leica M mount

The lens is similar to its Canon RF, Nikon Z and Sony E mount counterpart, but has a tweaked optical design to make the most of Leica camera systems.

Pergear's 10mm F8 pancake fisheye APS-C lens costs $79, isn't much larger than a body cap

Despite being only 10mm (.39") thick, Pergear has managed to squeeze a manual focusing lever onto the front of the APS-C lens.

Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR updated sample gallery

The Fujifilm 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR is a reasonably priced wide-angle zoom for the company's X-mount, updated with weather-sealing and some ergonomic improvements. We've been shooting with it for a few days to see how it performs.

DPReview TV: Understanding diffraction

You've no doubt heard warnings about the effects of diffraction at small apertures. But what exactly is it? Our resident mad scientist, Don Komarechka, explains what diffraction is and how it impacts your photos.

January 24
Samyang adds full frame 14mm T3.1 to VDSLR MK2 line-up

New wideangle joins the VDSLR MK2 range, bringing all the new features of weather sealing, 9-blade iris and scales on the side of the barrel.

Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD sample gallery

Tamron's 17-70mm F2.8 III-A VC RXD is a lightweight zoom for Sony APS-C E-mount shooters. Equivalent to a 25-105mm F4 in full-frame terms, this lens handles nicely on a6000-series cameras and offers great versatility for daylight shooting.

January 23
DPReview TV: Canon 200mm F1.8L is over 30 years old and it still rocks

The Canon 200mm F1.8L may be over 30 years old, but the fact that it still keeps up with the newest high resolution sensors is a testament to its design. Featuring guest photographer Irene Rudnyk.

Canon 200mm F1.8L sample gallery (DPReview TV)

We teamed up with Canadian portrait photographer Irene Rudnyk to shoot a sample gallery with the legendary Canon 200mm F1.8L. Check out the photos and tell us what you think!

January 22
Report: Apple’s next-gen MacBook Pros will have SD card readers, MagSafe, no TouchBar and more

Is the SD card slot coming back to the MacBook Pro? Is the polarizing Touch Bar finally getting kicked to the curb? Bloomberg is reporting that there are many changes coming next-gen Mac computers and the changes all sound promising.

Vivo launches X60 Pro+ flagship, its first smartphone with Zeiss camera tech

The phone packs a rear quad-camera system with Zeiss lens coating, AI noise reduction for night shots and a Snapdragon 888 chip.

Ilford releases  MULTIGRADE RC PORTFOLIO darkroom paper

UK-based Ilford has returned with a new-and-improved product, MULTIGRADE RC PORTFOLIO darkroom paper, after a challenging year.

Lensrentals tears down a Canon RF 100-500mm F4.7-7.1 lens to solve the mystery of a cracked element

Roger and Aaron tear down a Canon RF 100-500mm F4.7-7.1 lens to get to the bottom of a cracked element hidden somewhere inside.

The Absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: What you need to know -  B&W film

Today, B&W film photography remains popular both for its aesthetic appeal and its ease-of-use, whether you're a beginner, taking an intro to darkroom photography class or a seasoned pro. Here's everything you need to know about the medium.

January 21
Leica launches Kevlar-covered ‘Reporter’ version of its M10-P camera

The new limited edition Reporter version of the M10-P comes with a Kevlar jacket and a deep green paint — though you (probably) won't be taking it to war

'Girl with a Pearl Earring' portrait transformed into massive 10 billion pixel panorama

The project also turned 10 key regions of the painting into highly precise 3D models that anyone can explore.

Sony teases January 26th 'Alpha' launch event

The teaser image says 'The one never seen' and the video's description says 'be ready for the announcement of the new Alpha.'

Seeing the big picture in your photography: PhotoStatistica 2.0 offers improved ways to visualize your photos

Last year we covered PhotoStatistica, a macOS app that visualizes the EXIF data of your images and shows you the ways in which you capture photos. A new version was just released, introducing many improvements, including a new UI and new filtering tools.

Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 R WR field review

Fujifilm's 30mm F3.5 R WR is a super sharp 24mm-equivalent lens for the company's GFX lineup of digital medium-format cameras. Is it good enough to warrant a place in your camera bag? Find out in our field review.

January 20
Facebook updates its automatic alternative text system with expanded object recognition

The next-generation AAT system can identify more objects in photos, perceive where each object is located relative to each other and provide more detailed descriptions.

Paravision AI ordered to delete face recognition software derived from user pictures without permission

US face recognition developer has been found to have used pictures from the Ever storage app without permission, and now has to delete all its algorithms.

Slideshow: Winners and finalists for the 2020 Monochrome Photography Awards

Winners, runners-up and finalists were recently announced for the 7th annual Monochrome Photography Awards.

Irix announces $795 45mm F1.4 Dragonfly lens for Fujifilm GFX medium format cameras

Irix's new 45mm F1.4 Dragonfly lens is fully-manual and ready to be used with Fujifilm's GFX 50 and 100 camera systems. It's currently available to pre-order for $795.

DPReview TV: Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 lens review

The Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 is a fast, large aperture zoom for Sony E-mount APS-C cameras. Does it hit the sweet spot between price and performance for an everyday zoom lens? We tested it to find out.

Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

If you're a Sony APS-C shooter in search of a versatile, walk-around zoom lens, the Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 should probably be on your short list. Check out our sample gallery and judge image quality for yourself.

January 19
Video: A behind the scenes look at the Ilford film factory in England

Exploredinary has published a video tour of the Ilford photographic film and paper factory in Mobberley, England. The factory, operated by Harman Technology, which trades as Ilford Photo, has been operating on the same site since 1928. Ilford Photo traces its roots back to 1879.

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 870 is essentially a 865+ with minor speed, graphics improvements

Qualcomm has introduced its new Snapdragon 870 5G, a faster version of the aging 865 mobile platform that brings support for 200MP single cameras and 720p slow-motion recording at 960fps.

Adobe Camera Raw vs. Nikon ViewNX-i and Capture NX-D: Which should you be using?

Is it really necessary to pay for photo editing software when it already comes included with your camera purchase? We test Nikon's own editing apps against the industry go-to.

Samsung's new Galaxy S21 phones will include AI-powered object eraser tool

The new tool uses AI to automatically remove unwanted objects from image backgrounds, but it's only available on the new Galaxy S21 smartphones.

January 18
TTartisan celebrates Year of the Ox with a bright-red version of its M-mount 50mm F0.95 prime lens

The lens is optically identical to its black and silver siblings, but spices things up with a bright-red paint job and a custom lens cap to celebrate the Year of the Ox.

Fujifilm X-T4 vs X-S10
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The inclusion of in-body stabilization in Fujifilm's X-S10 means it's able to offer a lot of the features of the flagship X-T4. So, price aside, what are the differences between the two models, and how much of a bargain is the smaller camera?

January 17
Buying guide: The Canon EOS R5 is the best camera for portraits

We've updated our 'best cameras for portraits' buying guide, and Canon's EOS R5 narrowly edges out the also-excellent Sony a7R IV.

January 16
DPReview TV: High resolution mirrorless cameras compared

Which high resolution mirrorless camera is best for you? This week, we compare the Canon EOS R5, Sony a7R IV, Nikon Z7 II and Panasonic S1R to answer that question.

January 15
Explore earth from the Canon CE-SAT-1 satellite and its onboard Canon 5D Mark III

As part of CES 2021, Canon launched a new website allowing users to view select locations on earth from the Canon CE-SAT-1 satellite. Using the onboard Canon 5D Mark III and Canon telescope, you can zoom in and see our planet from a fresh perspective.

Nikon USA adds two new paid tiers to its Nikon Professional Services offerings

The new Pro+ and Platinum+ plans cost $150 and $300 per year, respectively, and add additional benefits over the complimentary 'Pro' plan Nikon Professional Services offers. These NPS plans are limited to residents of the United States and U.S. territories.

Review: The Insta360 One R is a modular action camera with a 1"-type sensor

The Insta360 One R is a unique action camera: it has interchangeable camera modules, including one with a large 1"-type sensor and a Leica lens. We show you how it works and ask, 'who's it for'?

Film Fridays: Don't buy a Soviet camera before reading this

Considering getting your hands on a Soviet film camera? Good for you! There's quite a few quality options out there and many can be had for a reasonable price. But before you go and pull the trigger on a Zorki-3C rangefinder, we suggest reading the guide below, from our pals at KosmoFoto.

Fujifilm discontinues its Pro 400H color negative film in 35mm, 120 formats

Fujifilm cites issues with sourcing raw materials as the reason for discontinuing the film stock in both its 35mm and 120 formats.

January 14
Venus Optics confirms details of four new, ultra-fast ‘Argus’ F0.95 lenses for MFT, APS-C and full-frame cameras

Although the announcement wasn’t set to be made public yet, we’ve been able to confirm with Venus Optics the details of its four ‘Argus’ F0.95 lenses set to be released throughout 2021.

Samsung announces Galaxy S21 series, including 8K capable, 108MP Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung has unveiled a trio of new Galaxy smartphones, the S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra. The S21 and S21 Plus incorporate new cost-saving measures amidst a variety of improvements. The S21 Ultra, on the other hand, showcases what Samsung can do with a $1,200 price point.

Report: Apple may soon warn users if their camera was repaired using non-genuine components

MacRumors has come across a bit of code that suggests Apple may soon show a warning in the Settings menu when the camera modules inside iOS devices have been replaced with third-party components.

Top-notch high-res mode: Panasonic Lumix S5 review update

We've been pressing on with our review of Panasonic's Lumix S5, and have put it in front of our studio scene to see what it can do. Spoiler alert, its JPEG engine and high-res mode are both really impressive.

Sony 35mm F1.4 GM sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Our team at DPReview TV recently published its review of the new Sony 35mm F1.4 GM lens. How good is it? Take a look at the photos they took while reviewing the camera and judge the image quality for yourself!

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