February 17
Behind the scenes: Shooting a motion time-lapse in the Canadian wilderness

Photographer Florian Nick spent six weeks in the Canadian wilderness capturing this Vimeo Staff Pick timelapse. Find out why and how he did it in this detailed behind the scenes guest post.

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 sample gallery

We've spent some time getting acquainted with Panasonic's freshest mirrorless camera, the GX9, putting its tilting EVF to good use. Check out our initial samples.

February 16
Sensor breakthrough: Sony has developed a backlit CMOS sensor with global shutter

Sony has made something of a break-through in sensor development with a new backside-illuminated CMOS sensor that is capable of global shutter, a huge improvement over current CMOS global shutter technology.

Google has removed the 'View Image' button from Image Search

As a result of its licensing deal with Getty, Google Images will no longer link directly to an image file from the search results. Instead, users will have to actually visit the site that hosts it.

Microsoft adds 'Ultimate Performance' mode to latest Windows 10 Pro build

Microsoft has released a new "Ultimate Performance" mode for Windows 10 Pro for Workstations—a mode that throws all power management out the window (so to speak) in favor of the best possible performance it can pull from your hardware.

Judge rules that embedding a photo tweet is still copyright infringement

If it's upheld, the new New York federal court ruling—which will very likely be appealed—would mean millions of people and publications are violating copyright every single day.

Fujifilm X-H1: What you need to know

The Fujifilm X-H1 is that company's latest flagship, with specs that appeal to stills photographers and serious videographers alike. Here's a detailed look at everything that's new and improved.

Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 / TZ200

The Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 is a powerful, pocketable travel zoom compact camera, with an impressively long lens. We've had our hands on one.

Samsung teases Galaxy S9 low light and slow-mo performance

Samsung just released a few short advertisement videos for the Samsung Galaxy S9 on its Korean Youtube channel, two of which hint at the upcoming smartphone's new and improved camera features.

Shooting wet plate collodion double exposures... handheld

After years of planning and dreaming, wet plate photographer Markus Hofstaetter finally accomplished one of his crazier goals: shooting wet plate collodion photography... handheld.

February 15
Noa N7 smartphone captures 80MP images with 'high-resolution mode'

Croatian brand Noa will launch its N7 smartphone at MWC. The phone will feature a 16MP dual-camera setup, and a high-resolution mode that captures 80MP images.

Lensbaby introduces Burnside 35 with variable vignetting

Lensbaby has announced the Burnside 35, which it calls an adaptation of the Petzval lens design with the added benefit of an effect slider to adjust the strength of vignetting and bokeh.

Fujifilm X-H1 First Impressions Review

The Fujifilm X-H1 is a top-of-the-range 24MP mirrorless camera with in-body stabilization and the company's most advanced array of video capabilities. We've been shooting with one for a while now and have put together a gallery, a sample video and some preliminary analysis.

Fujifilm announces X-H1 stills/movie flagship with in-body stabilization

Fujifilm has unveiled the X-H1, a flagship 24MP APS-C camera that builds on the X-T2's feature set by adding 5-axis image stabilization, a touchscreen and more advanced video capabilities.

Fujifilm's MKX lenses bring affordable cinema glass to X-mount

With the release of its Fujinon MKX 18-55mm T2.9 and MKX 50-135mm T2.9 cinema lenses, Fujifilm finally gives X-mount shooters access to some great lenses that have already been available to E-mount shooters for months.

Fujifilm X-H1 sample gallery

Fujifilm's newest X-series camera takes video very seriously, but also offers a strong stills feature set largely borrowed from the X-T2. We've had some time with a full-production X-H1 that luckily coincided with a little bit of rare February sunshine.

February 14
LG will introduce a powerful new camera AI for the V30 smartphone at MWC

The Korean manufacturer will introduce a suite of AI technologies for its smartphones, including a Vision AI that puts the focus on camera usability and performance. The 2018 version of the flagship LG V30 will be the first device to feature the new tech.

US intelligence agencies warn against purchasing Huawei smartphones

Directors from six US intelligence agencies—including the CIA, FBI, and NSA—have told the Senate Intelligence Committee that it does not recommend Americans purchase Huawei devices, citing multiple security concerns.

Skydio R1 4K camera drone boasts game-changing autonomous tech

Skydio claims the autonomous R1 drone is "the most advanced autonomous device—of any kind—available today." It uses the NVIDIA Jetson AI to continuously track you, even through complex environments like dense woods.

These are the six finalists for 2018 World Press Photo of the Year (NSFW)

The World Press Photo Foundation has revealed the six finalists for World Press Photo of the Year 2018 today, in preparation for the final awards ceremony in Amsterdam on April 12th.

Tamron teases new lens ahead of CP+

Tamron just published a teaser image that seems to show a new mirrorless zoom lens is "coming soon." An official announcement is probably planned for CP+, but join us for some good ol' fashioned speculation in the meantime.

Zeiss unveils 'small, robust and versatile' Loxia 25mm F2.4 lens

The Loxia 25mm F2.4 joins four other manual-focus Loxia lenses designed specifically for Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras—a "small, robust and versatile" lens that will keep your kit light and inconspicuous when you're on the go.

Learning to shoot video with a gimbal: a frustrating, yet highly rewarding experience

With video-centric cameras like the Panasonic GH5S in the office, it seemed high time to learn how to shoot with a gimbal. After a struggle up the learning curve, DPR staffer has found some sort of equilibrium.

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9: What you need to know

Nominally at least, the new Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 is the successor to the GX8. But while it has a lot in common with the earlier model, the new camera comes with some serious updates, and a couple of caveats. Here's what you need to know.

February 13
Fujifilm Imaging Solutions posts excellent financial results

Fujifilm's Imaging Solutions division recorded a revenue of $2.77 billion and operating income of $465 million in the first three quarters of 2017. That's a 15.6% increase in year-on-year revenue and a whopping 76.1% jump in operating income over the same period last year.

Science photography award goes to image of a single trapped atom

Photographer David Nadlinger won the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's (EPSRC) science photography contest with an incredible image that actually lets you see a single atom of strontium with the naked eye!

Lightroom Classic 7.2: Major performance boost, new features, and more

That update for Lightroom Classic CC that we tested out last month has officially arrived, bringing with it some major performance updates... FINALLY!

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 First Impressions Review and Sample Gallery

Panasonic's Lumix DC-GX9 is a rangefinder-style mirrorless camera that offers quite a few upgrades over its predecessor, with a lower price tag to boot. We've spent the weekend with the GX9 and have plenty of thoughts to share, along with an initial set of sample photos.

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200: First Impressions Review

Panasonic's new premium compact boasts a 24-360mm equiv. F3.3-6.4 zoom lens, making it the longest reaching 1"-type pocket camera on the market. We spent a little time with it; read our first impressions.

Panasonic Lumix GX9 offers 20MP with no low-pass filter, improved shutter mechanism

The Panasonic GX9 puts the AA-filter-less 20MP sensor of the G9 in a rangefinder-esque body with a tilting EVF, 4K video and a shutter mechanism that claims to reduce shock.

Panasonic Lumix ZS200 offers 1" sensor and 24-360mm equiv. zoom in a pocketable form factor

Panasonic's updated 1"-sensor travel zoom features a 24-360mm equiv. lens, 4K video, 2.3 million-dot EVF and a 3" touchscreen. It ships next month for around $800.

February 12
Sony's huge 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens spotted at the 2018 Winter Olympics

The much-anticipated Sony 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens announced back in October has allegedly been spotted in the wild, being tested by the pros at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Leica unveils limited edition Leica Q 'Snow' inspired by an Olympic snowboarder

A new 'Snow' version of the Leica Q full-frame compact camera has been announced, with a design 'inspired' by Olympic snowboarder and photographer Iouri Podladtchikov. The special edition will be limited to only 300 units worldwide, and will cost $5,400.

US Navy confirms: Combat camera units will be eliminated over budget issues

The US Navy has officially eliminated its two remaining combat camera units "as an overall cost savings measure." The services these so-called COMCAM units provided will be taken over by the Navy Public Affairs Support Element command.

RED and Foxconn want to produce affordable 8K cameras for the general public

Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou said over the weekend that the company is working with RED Digital Cinema to build top-quality video cameras at a third of the current prices.

Google strikes deal with Getty, will remove direct image links from search

The deal was struck in response to a 2016 lawsuit by Getty, which accused Google of "promoting piracy" by linking high-resolution images in its Image Search. This development should help cut down on what Getty calls "accidental pirates."

DPRSplit will help pull more dynamic range from Canon 5D Mark IV Dual Pixel Raw files

DPRSplit can help you pull about +1EV of usable dynamic range from Canon's 5D Mark IV Dual Pixel Raw files—as long as you don't mind a bit of parallax error, that is.

Shooting portraits with the $12,800 Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 lens

The Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH costs an eye-popping $12,800, and photographer Matt Granger recently had the chance to try this unreleased beast of a lens out for himself on a quick portrait shoot. Click through to check out the results for yourself.

Review: Google Pixel 2 is the best smartphone for stills photographers

The Pixel 2 pushes the envelope in terms of what can be accomplished with computational photography. Find out why it earns our highest ever score for a smartphone camera in our full review.

February 11
Panasonic Lumix GH5S sample gallery

The GH5S is heavily video-focused Micro Four Thirds camera, but nevertheless we were interested in its still photo output. And so, we've added a full stills sample gallery to complement our existing video tests of the camera.

February 10
A quick tour of Fujifilm's camera and lens factory in Sendai, Japan

Take a peek inside Fujifilm's camera and lens factory in Sendai, Japan, where Fuji manufactures the Fujinon MK cinema lenses, the X-T2 ILC, and the medium format GFX-50S and its lenses.

Photography tour guide killed by toxic lava fumes in Hawaii

Photographer Sean King passed away during a tour group excursion on February 1st, when heavy rains over the lava flow resulted in noxious steam that made it difficult to see and breathe.

February 9
Blackmagic launches 4K broadcast camera for price of a high-end DSLR

Video camera maker Blackmagic Design has announced the "world’s most affordable and flexible professional" camera aimed at broadcast and studio film makers. The URSA Broadcast shoots Ultra HD resolution, uses an interchangeable lens mount and costs just $3,495.

Instagram test lets users re-share content, but there's a way to disable it

Instagram has confirmed that it is testing a feature for sharing publicly available content posted by other users. Not wild about the idea of someone else sharing your Instagram posts? You can turn it off.

How to shoot Log video using DJI's D-Log color profile

Have you toyed with the idea of shooting Log video on your DJI drone using DJI's D-Log picture profile? If so, here's a quick tutorial covering the basics.

Sigma announces full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens

Sigma has announced a new full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens for Canon, Nikon and the company's own SA-mount. This ultra-wide zoom features a 9-blade aperture, 26cm (10") minimum focus distance and a weight of around 1.2 kg (2.5 lb). Pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.

February 8
RGG EDU is giving away a $300, 8+ hour beer photography course for free

The complete course is broken down into 25 chapters and includes 8+ hours of photography and retouching tutorials—covering everything from the most basic/classic shots, up to some more creative photography that'll really help you stand out.

DJI will set up temporary no-fly zones at the 2018 Olympics

DJI's temporary no-fly zones will cover four cities for the duration of the Games: Pyeongchang, Gangneung, Bongpyeong, and Jeongseon. And if you somehow get around the software, South Korean authorities with security drones are waiting...

Leaked: Sigma preparing to release 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens

Sigma has sprung a major leak ahead of CP+. It seems the lens and camera maker is planning to add a 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art series ultra-wide zoom lens to its lineup very soon.

Worth the money? Fully loaded iMac Pro vs fully loaded iMac

A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you an eye-watering $14,000... but if you're set on an Apple all-in-one, is it really $8,000 better than a fully-loaded 5K iMac? Parker Walbeck of Full Time Filmmaker ran some tests to find out what kind of performance you get for that money.

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