June 25
DPReview TV: Leica - the good and the bad

In our continuing series about each camera manufacturer's strengths and weakness, we turn our judgemental gaze to Leica. Cherished and derided in equal measure, what does Leica get right, and where can it improve?

June 24
Video: Fly around the inside of a dentist office with this one-take FPV drone video

A dental office, based in Germany, had a team of pilots create a mesmerizing FPV drone video to give prospective clients a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of their office.

Samsung announces 200MP ISOCELL HP3 image sensor with industry's smallest pixels

Samsung has announced the ISOCELL HP3, a 200MP sensor with smaller pixels than Samsung's original HP1 sensor, resulting in an approximately 20 percent reduction in the size of the smartphone camera module.

Film Friday: Photographer uses a rare converted French cinema lens on his Leica M3

Street photography enthusiast Rajat Srivastava was looking for a 75mm prime lens for his Leica M3. He found a rare SOM Berthiot cinema lens that had been converted from C mount to M mount, and after a day out shooting, Srivastava was hooked.

June 23
Meike releases $200 85mm F1.8 AF lens for Sony E-mount cameras

The lens comes in at an incredibly reasonable price point, complete with a stepping motor autofocus system and an onboard Micro USB port for updating firmware.

Blackmagic announces BMPCC 6K (G2), activates dormant gyro in whole PCC series

The new version of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K brings it much closer to the 6K Pro model, with the same battery, EVF but a new rear screen. New firmware for the whole PPC series brings enhanced image stabilization for Resolve users

OM System 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II sample gallery

The OM System 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II is an updated version of one of our favorite Olympus zoom lenses. Check out this ensemble gallery from our team, stretching from Washington's North Cascades National Park to rural England, to see how it performs.

Ricoh’s new firmware for Pentax K-1, K-1 Mark II and K-3 Mark III adds season-specific presets, but only if you have the right lenses

The first preset, called 'Katen' or 'Summer Sky,' is designed to accentuate the summer weather for Pentax K-1, K-1 Mark II and K-3 Mark III DSLR cameras with the HD Pentax-D FA 21mm F2.4 ED Limited DC WR and HD Pentax-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited lenses attached.

Sony a7 IV earns our 'Best for stills and video' recommendation

As we continue to update our Buying Guides with the cameras we've recently reviewed, we've selected the Sony a7 IV as our pick for the best video camera for photographers. It's not the best video camera we've tested but it offers the strongest balance of video and stills capabilities.

June 22
For the next few weeks, you can see five planets in the sky at once

For the next several weeks, many observers will be able to see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in the predawn sky with the naked eye. Of course, a camera with a telephoto lens or telescope attached will get you an even closer look.

Video: DIY macro photography with a $20 microscope lens and 3D printed adapter

Do you want to give macro photography a try but don't want to spend a lot of money? If you've got a 3D printer and $20, you're in luck.

Video: The history of Zeiss, from the microscope to the moon landing

YouTube channel DW Documentary has shared an overview of Zeiss, highlighting the 175-year history of the optics company founded by Carl Zeiss in 1846.

Adobe updates Premiere Pro with new vertical video features, updated Workspace UI and more

The June 2022 Premiere Pro update adds a collection of new and improved features and performance upgrades, including a new Vertical Video workspace, improved H.264/HEVC encoding on Apple silicon and more.

DPReview TV: Nikkor Z 400mm F4.5 VR sneak peek

Prior to its official launch, Chris was able to test Nikon's new Z-Mount 400mm F4.5 telephoto lens at a wolf sanctuary.

June 21
This 3D-printed DIY camera includes interchangeable lenses and sensor

Engineer Gaurav Singh's new open-source interchangeable lens camera includes a swappable image sensor and 3D-printed body.

Moment expands from mobile, announces 1.33x Anamorphic Lens Adapter

The lens adapter should work with manual and autofocus lenses of all kinds to turn 16:9 video into 2:35:1 when desqueezed.

NVIDIA Research creates AI tool to convert series of 2D images into impressive 3D models

Researchers at NVIDIA have created a new inverse rendering pipeline, 3D MoMa. It turns a series of images of a 2D object into a 3D object built upon a triangular mesh, allowing it to be used with a wide range of modeling tools and engines.

Light Lens Lab shows off prototype 50mm F1.2 ASPH lens for Leica M-mount cameras

Light Lens Lab is a rather obscure optics company, but their manual lenses for Leica M-mount camera systems tend to offer a unique aesthetic at what usually ends up being reasonable price points.

June 20
Sony a7 IV is our pick for best camera around $2000

We've updated our 'around $2000' buying guide, to include cameras such as the Sony a7 IV and OM System OM-1. We've concluded that the Sony does enough to edge-out our previous pick, the Canon EOS R6.

Sony's ECM-B10 is a compact digital microphone with a Multi-Interface Shoe connection

This compact shotgun microphone will convert the analog audio signal to digital internally before sending it as a digital signal to compatible MI Shoe cameras, such as the ZV-E10 and a7C.

Venus Optics' Laowa Nanomorph now have a Silver option for more neutral flares

In addition to the Amber and Blue versions, which give flares and highlights warm and cool tones, respectively, the new Silver Nanomorph option offers a more neutral flare that changes with the color temperature of the lights being used.

Slideshow: These are just some of the finalists for the Bird Photographer of the Year 2022 competition

The organizers of the Bird Photographer of the Year competition have revealed the top finalists, showcasing the incredible photography of avian photographers from around the globe.

Samsung reveals new creator-focused 4K ViewFinity S8 monitors in 27", 32" models

Both the 27" and 32" models use a 3,840 x 2,160 pixel IPS LCD panel that offers 98% DCI-P3 coverage and Pantone validation for accurate color representation.

June 19
Leica M6 film scans from Germany (DPReview TV)

While in Germany covering the Leica camera auction, Chris decided to mix it up and shoot some film with a Leica M6. Check out the hi-res scans!

June 18
DPReview TV: The most expensive camera in the world

A very special Leica camera just became the most expensive ever sold. Chris and Jordan were in Germany for the auction, and to tell you why this particular camera is so special.

June 17
NASA's Perseverance rover spies surprising piece of ripped thermal blanket on Mars

As part of any mission to Mars, there will be garbage and discarded components. The Perseverance rover recently spotted a piece of trash, a bit of shiny thermal blanket. It's believed to be from Perseverance's landing operation, but it's not clear how it ended up where it did on the red planet.

Film Friday: SantaColor 100 is a new 35mm color negative film made from an aerial surveillance film stock

The film stock is made in America and is being hand-spooled by film manufacturer Santa 1000 in Finland.

Atoll tripod collar makes camera angle adjustment a breeze, no matter your gear

The Atoll tripod collar is a new accessory that lets you to easily adjust the camera angle on a tripod, regardless of the lens you're using.

June 16
Fujifilm announces Instax Mini Link 2 smartphone printer with new frames, modes and a neat drawing feature

Fujifilm has announced the Instax Mini Link 2 smartphone printer. The compact printer features new customizable frames, image modes and a feature called INSTAXAiR that lets you 'draw' designs onto your prints.

Nik Collection 5 announced with redesigned Color Efex and Analog Efex plug-ins

DxO has announced Nik Collection 5. The suite of eight plug-ins includes redesigned Color Efex and Analog Efex plug-ins, plus Viveza and Silver Efex, which were rebuilt last year.

Tamron announces $799 17-70mm F2.8 image-stabilized lens for Fujifilm X-mount cameras

The standard zoom lens features Tamron’s Vibration Compensation (VC) image stabilization technology and a constant F2.8 aperture across its entire focal length range.

DPReview TV is on TikTok!
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We're excited to announce that DPReview TV is now on TikTok! Follow our channel to see exclusive content from Chris and Jordan that you won't find on YouTube, weekly news updates, photography tips and more.

June 15
DJI announces the RS 3, DJI RS 3 Pro and DJI Transmission

DJI has announced three new tools for video makers: the RS 3, RS 3 Pro – a continuation of their Ronin series of gimbals – and Transmission, a first-time wireless solution.

Video: See Photoshop's new 'Photo Restoration' Neural Filter in action

Adobe is teasing another of its impressive, AI-powered Neural Filters. The new filter, Photo Restoration, can repair old and damaged images in a single click.

Meike announces $399 8mm F2.8 lens for Micro Four Thirds camera systems

The lens is fully manual and offers a 16mm full-frame equivalent focal length. It features a physical aperture dial, a minimum focusing distance of 25cm (9.8") and weighs 480g (1lb).

DJI joins L-mount alliance, adds ProRes 4444 XQ video capture to Ronin 4D

This makes DJI the fifth entity to join the L-mount alliance, joining Leica, Leitz Cine, Panasonic and Sigma as partners in the mission to create 'one unified lens mount standard.'

We're hiring! DPReview is looking for a Reviews Editor

Do you want to shape and create content for the largest audience of photography and video enthusiasts in the world? DPReview is hiring a Reviews Editor to join our Seattle-based team.

June 14
Adobe says Photoshop for web will be free for everyone...eventually

Although Adobe says it will eventually make the web-based version of Photoshop free for all to use, the beta testing is currently limited to Canada (we're quite sure Chris and Jordan had nothing to do with this, but you never know).

Adobe Lightroom updates: Video editing, new presets, more AI and other key improvements

Adobe has released a major update to its Lightroom ecosystem that includes video editing capabilities, new preset functionality and much more.

Capture One 22 (15.3.0) adds improved tethering, Magic Eraser and more

Capture One 22 (15.3.0) is available now and includes major updates to features and performance, including wireless tethering for Sony, a new Magic Eraser tool, UI improvements and more.

A bit confused: what's a HEIF and why do we need 10-bit stills and video?

10-bit video, 10-bit stills modes and the ability to shoot 'HEIF' files are increasingly being added to cameras. But what's do these modes achieve? We to look at how data is captured, how it's stored and what benefits you should expect from 10-bit capture.

Sony brings 8K 4:2:2 10-bit video, reduced res lossless Raw stills to its flagship a1 camera via firmware update

In addition to the new stills and video capture modes for the a1, Sony has also released a minor firmware update for its a7S III full-frame mirrorless camera.

June 13
Oskar Barnack's 0-Series Leica prototype camera sold for a record-setting $15M at auction

Oskar Barnack's personal Leica 0-Series prototype camera was expected to sell for up to $3M at the 40th Leitz Photographica Auction. This past weekend, the camera significantly exceeded expectations and sold for just over $15M, breaking the previous record set in 2018 by a different 0-Series prototype camera.

Venus Optics announces $499 Laowa 90mm F2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras

The lens offers a maximum 2x magnification ratio and is available to purchase today for Canon RF, L, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems.

What are 'mist filters' and what do they do to your photographs?

Have you ever come across a 'Pro Mist' or 'Cinebloom' filter and wondered what they do, or why you might want them? This little guide will help you get started on your mist filter journey.

June 12
Hubble determines the mass of an isolated black hole speeding around the Milky Way Galaxy

For the first time, and aided by the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have measured the mass of an isolated black hole through the Milky Way Galaxy.

June 11
DPReview TV: Top five annoying camera quirks

While none of these are deal-breaking issues, here are some the annoying camera quirks that really get under Chris and Jordan's skin.

June 10
Leica's latest limited-edition camera is a gold-plated M10-P kit expected to sell for $50K

This could be one of Leica's most expensive limited-edition kits if they do end up retailing for the prices they're expected to fetch.

Photographer uses AI to create unique camera designs inspired by pop culture

Who wouldn't want a camera that looks like R2-D2 from Star Wars? Mathieu Stern used DALL-E 2 AI to generate an R2-D2 camera and many more amazing camera designs.

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