November 30
Photon: a Raspberry Pi-powered DIY light meter

For many film photographers, a light meter is a critical part of their kit. Swiss company VEEB has designed a Raspberry Pi-powered light meter that costs less than $50, much more affordable than most other light meters.

Røde announces $79 VideoMicro II with new design and improved audio capture

Nearly ten years after the first VideoMicro hit the market, Røde is back with a new and improved version.

DPReview TV: We react to our 2022 predictions

Chris and Jordan had plenty of predictions for the photo/video world in 2022, did any of them pan out?

7Artisans has a new $253 35mm F2 Mark II lens for Leica M mount cameras

The second-generation manual prime lens features an updated optical design and a new square lens hood.

Fujifilm unveils $199 Bluetooth tripod grip for its X Series cameras

The TG-BT1 has a built-in 'T/W' zoom rocker as well as triggers for both stills and video shooting. It uses built-in Bluetooth to wirelessly control select X Series cameras and has a tilting head for adjusting the angle of the camera.

November 29
Free, open-source raw editor RawTherapee updated to version 5.9

More than two years after its latest major release, Open Source Raw photo editor RawTherapee has received a new update. Version 5.9 adds many new features, improved tools and expanded camera support.

Reikan FoCal is now available on mobile devices: Autofocus calibration on the go

Reikan FoCal has provided photographers ways to calibrate and check their Canon and Nikon cameras on desktops for a decade. Reikan has now announced FoCal Mobile, allowing users to test and calibrate autofocus for their cameras and lenses using a smartphone or tablet.

Best cameras for videographers in 2022

There are a lot of photo/video cameras that have found a role as B-cameras on professional film productions or even A-cameras for amateur and independent productions. We've combed through the options and selected our two favorite cameras in this class.

Season of Light: Plan your long exposures this winter with one simple process

We're entering the dark part of the year, when light can be hard to come by. With that in mind, photographer Gim Liu presents a long exposure technique you can use to plan shots without the sun.

Tamron’s Lens Utility App is now available for Android in the Google Play Store

The free app allows photographers to control and customize various settings for select Tamron lenses using their USB-C Android device.

November 28
Best cameras around $2000 in 2022

What’s the best camera for around $2000? These capable cameras should be solid and well-built, have both the speed and focus to capture fast action and offer professional-level image quality. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing around $2000 and recommended the best.

This 3D-printed pistol grip camera trigger gives new meaning to a point and shoot camera

Reddit user Tomcat is working on a 3D-printed modular Photorifle for modern cameras, inspired by the Soviet-era Zenit Fotosniper system. So far, he has created and put together a working pistol grip and an attachable buttstock.

Got a new camera? Change these settings before you shoot!

Setting up your new camera is a rite of passage for all photographers. Avoid mistakes, adjust these settings first.

TTArtisan has a new $199 35mm F0.95 manual prime lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras

The ultra-fast prime is fully manual and available for Canon EOS-M, Canon RF, Fujifilm X, L, Nikon Z and Sony E-mount camera systems.

Leica Store San Francisco was robbed, at gunpoint, of nearly $180K worth of gear

On Saturday, Leica Store San Francisco was robbed of nearly $180,000 in camera equipment when four thieves walked in, smashed the display cases, grabbed the gear and took off within a matter of minutes.

November 26
DPReview TV: The best camera for wildlife photography (at 3 budgets)

There are few types of photography are more demanding than wildlife, and we've picked the best cameras at three price ranges for you!

November 23
2022 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on cameras, lenses and more

The holiday season is here and we've rounded up a collection of the best deals for photographers and videographers. This will be a living article that gets updated often, so be sure to check back to keep up with the latest offers!

DJI unveils the O3 Air Unit, a transmission system for a variety of third-party drones

DJI has introduced the O3 Air Unit, featuring the drone manufacturer's proprietary wireless transmission technology, it's compatible with a variety of third-party FPV rigs.

One Thing: The wrist strap is the killer app

In photography, half the fun is finding out what works for you. For DPReview's Chris Niccolls, the neck strap had to go and the wrist strap was here to stay.

DPReview TV: The best deals on used cameras

There have been some exciting camera releases lately, but don't forget about used gear! Chris and Jordan walk you through some of their top picks.

Best cameras around $1500 in 2022

What’s the best camera for around $1500? These midrange cameras should have capable autofocus systems, lots of direct controls and the latest sensors offering great image quality. We recommend what we think are the best options.

Here's what we would buy this holiday if cost were no object

If you've got the funds, then why not buy something ridiculous this holiday season? DPReview writers and editors came up some ideas in case you've got some money to burn.

November 22
Every photo accessory you need for your new camera

We've rounded up all the important accessories you might want to pick up to go alongside your fancy new camera. From memory cards to cleaning tools, we've gathered a few pieces of gear you'll probably need for your photo adventures.

Best cameras around $1000 in 2022

Around $1000 is increasingly becoming the entry point for modern interchangeable lens cameras. We look at what you can get for your money, and which we think is best.

One Thing: A fear of flash flirted with failure

The world of photography and video is filled with tools and gadgets that promise to take your visuals to the next level. DPReview's Shaminder Dulai reflects on a time he listened to the tools and advanced his photojournalism.

November 21
A rare print of the only image of Neil Armstrong on the moon is expected to sell for $30,000 at auction

There's only one known photo of Neil Armstrong on the moon during Apollo 11's EVA. Prints of the image are almost as rare. The auction house Bonhams will have one available as part of its upcoming Space Photography Auction, and the auctioneers expect the print to sell for up to $30,000.

Video: watch this FPV drone fly over and through the Florida Gators football team as they take the field

FPV pilot Jay Christensen returns with a fly over and through the Florida Gators college football team as they take the field ahead of a game in Gainesville, Florida.

Review: DJI Osmo Mobile 6

Every year, DJI releases a new consumer-grade smartphone gimbal. The Osmo Mobile 6 is the latest model in the series. Is it good enough to enhance your videos and photos?

November 20
One Thing: How a little camera made my day less stressful

Investing in a standalone webcam can be a game changer that boosts confidence and improves your connection with others when you can’t be face to face.

November 19
DPReview TV: The good and bad of Fujifilm cameras

It's time to take a look at what Fujifilm is doing right and wrong with their cameras in 2022. Chris and Jordan have plenty of opinions!

November 18
NASA's InSight lander sends what will likely be its last photos from Mars

NASA's Insight Mars lander has been operational for nearly four years on Mars, far exceeding the original one-year mission duration. However, earlier this year, NASA announced that the mission would be ending due to significant dust buildup on InSight's solar panels.

Nextorage announces 'world's fastest' CFexpress Type B cards with 1950MB/s read speeds

Nextorage's B1 Pro series cards can achieve read and write speeds up to 1950MB/s and 1900MB/s, respectively, and are available in capacities ranging from 165GB to 1330GB in the Japanese market.

Film Friday: Brendan Barry turns a canal boat into a giant floating camera

Brendan Barry is known for his crazy DIY camera contraptions, but this floating camera obscura might just take the cake for the most interesting.

November 17
Fujifilm Japan is temporarily ceasing X100V orders due to having too many to process

Fujifilm’s X100V APS-C compact camera was released nearly three years ago, but the company is still having to temporarily cease new orders due to having too large of a backlog to process, according to a new report.

CosmoCap is a new camera cap with a built-in slot for an AirTag or other tracker

A new Kickstarter campaign promises photographers peace of mind through a new camera body cap with a built-in slot for an Apple AirTag or other similar tracking device.

PSA: Sony’s latest firmware updates for FX3, FX30 pulled for causing boot loop issues

Sony's latest firmware updates for its FX3 and FX30 Cinema Line cameras are causing boot loop issues for some users, rendering their cameras useless for the time being.

November 16
Canon EOS C70 firmware brings 120p AF tracking, XF-AVC 4K/60 and more

Hot on the heels of new firmware for the EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III, Canon has announced a firmware update for its EOS C70 4K cinema camera, giving it better autofocus, new video modes, additional remote control compatibility and more via the free update next month.

These are the cameras aboard NASA's Orion spacecraft headed to the moon aboard the Artemis I rocket

Today, NASA's Artemis I rocket successfully launched, sending the Orion spacecraft toward the Moon. As part of the mission, there are 24 cameras, including 8 on Artemis I and the remaining 16 on Orion itself.

17 years after releasing its last camera, Konica Minolta kills off its customer service repair center

It's been nearly two decades since a camera with the Konica Minolta branding was released, but its customer service and repair center has still been up and running. Or, it was, until yesterday, when it was announced it would be shutting down.

One Thing: Want more cinematic lighting? Try taking light away

Lighting may seem resource-intensive on the surface, but as DPReview's Jordan Drake discovered after watching a pro, great effects can be achieved without a lot of expensive equipment. Using a simple tool to remove and modify the light can make for a compelling image.

November 15
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform has new Cognitive ISP, 18-bit processing and more

At its ongoing summit, Qualcomm has announced its new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform. The new platform is the company's fastest yet, and promises improved AI, better performance and more capable photo and video processing capabilities.

Nikon's Q2 financials show better-than-expected revenue, profit for imaging division

Nikon's Imaging Products Business (its business division for all cameras and lenses) has higher-than-expected revenue and operating profit throughout the first half of the company's 2023 fiscal year.

Elgato unveils Stream Deck Plus: Customizable buttons, dials and display at your fingertips

Elgato's new Stream Deck Plus includes eight customizable buttons, a touchscreen and four control dials, providing users with direct access and control over customizable, app-specific shortcuts and tools.

Leica partners with watch experts Hodinkee for limited-edition Q2 ‘Ghost’ model

The special edition Leica Q2 Ghost is available in two variants and is inspired by the iconic Rolex ‘Ghost Bezel’ submariner watch.

Fujifilm Instax Buying Guide: What You Need to Know About Cameras and Printers in 2022

Confused by the array of Fujifilm Instax cameras currently available for sale? Torn between a camera and a smartphone-friendly printer? We've got everything you need to know about the latest and greatest Instax Wide, Square and Mini gear in one place.

November 14
ProGrade's new 320GB, 640GB CFast 2.0 cards are its fastest yet, but still fall short to CFexpress

These CFast 2.0 cards are the fastest ever from ProGrade, but they still fall short compared to their CFexpress Type A and Type B counterparts, which are smaller and faster across the board.

Video: How I captured incredible images of Icelandic volcanos and melted my drone in the process

Photographer Michael Shainblum shares what it took to get his incredible imagery of Iclandic volcanos, including the sacrifice his drone made to get some of the amazing shots.

DPReview TV: Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN vs Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 LM

Sigma has just released its very well regarded 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN for Fujifilm X-Mount. We compared it to the legendary Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 LM. Which is the better buy?

Sigma announces $549 18–50mm F2.8 DC DN lens for Fujifilm X-mount

Sigma's 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN lens costs just half of Fujifilm's $1199 XF 16–55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens and also costs less than the $699 XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 LM.

November 13
Video: Fly through DJI's Sky City headquarters

DJI has shared an immersive video of its new DJI Sky City headquarters, showing off incredible images taken both on the ground and in the air around the massive complex.

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