January 28
4K at 4,000 meters: Custom underwater camera records highly-detailed 4K video

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) teamed up with DeepSea Power & Light to create a new underwater camera that records 4K/60p video at up to 4,000 meters beneath the ocean's surface.

Samyang announces new $999 135mm F1.8 autofocus prime lens for Sony E-mount cameras

The new AF 135mm F1.8 FE lens is set to ship in March 2022 for an MSRP of $999.

The compact & lightweight HP Dragonfly G3 notebook moves to a 3:2 display

Announced just before CES, the HP Dragonfly G3 notebook promises many improvements to usability, including a 3:2 display, new keyboard and larger trackpad. Early hands-on reviews of HP's latest compact notebook are positive.

Film Friday: Light Lens Lab shows off its new 35mm F2 collapsible lens for Leica M-mount and screw mount cameras

Chinese lens manufacturer Light Lens Lab has shown off a prototype of its forthcoming 35mm F2 collapsible lens, which is set to be released in the coming months for the Leica L39 screw mount.

January 27
Video: Behind the scenes of the BBC's fantastic Winter Olympics advertisement

In preparation for the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, BBC Sport has released a promotional video to get viewers excited. It's not just any video, though, it's a brilliant stop motion video that combines impressive craftsmanship, photographic skills and creativity.

Edit.Photo is a fast, free web app for editing your photographs

Edit.Photo is free from cookies, pop-ups, accounts, ads and tracking. In addition to basic cropping, it offers filters and an array of fine-tuning features including brightness, contrast, saturation, exposure, color temperature, clarity, vignette and more.

Xiaomi’s global Redmi Note 11 lineup offers (some) flagship camera specs at a mid-range price point

The global Redmi Note 11 lineup lacks the Note 11 Pro Plus found in China, but adds a Note 11S device that manages to pack Samsung's 109MP HM2 sensor inside a rather affordable device. Meanwhile, the Note 11 Pro 5G offers a handful of flagship features at a mid-range price point.

Share your best iPhone macro photos for a chance to be featured across Apple's social media and ad campaigns

Apple has launched a new 'Shot on iPhone Challenge,' this time focusing on macro shots captured with the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Ten years of X-mount: Fujifilm X-Pro1 retrospective sample gallery (DPReview TV)

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Fujifilm's X-mount, Chris and Joran from DPReview TV took to the streets with the original X-mount camera: the X-Pro1. Check out their sample gallery to see how its image quality stacks up ten years later.

January 26
$10B James Webb Space Telescope enters its final orbit, 1.5 million kilometers from Earth

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has been decades in the making. The ambitious telescope launched from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket on Christmas morning, and about a month later, it has entered its final orbital position 1.5 million kilometers from Earth.

H&Y shows off its new magnetic fix for cross-polarization in Revoring variable ND

The new series of magnetic clip-on ND filters are designed to solve X pattern cross-polarisation and add to your ND effects. Revoring also expands to include a circular polarizer as well as metal front and back caps.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-mount 10th anniversary (and X-Pro1 field test)

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Fujifilm's X-mount camera system. To celebrate, Chris takes a new look at the system's first camera, the Fujifilm X-Pro1, and discovers that it holds up quite well a decade later.

January 25
The Digi Swap turns your iPhone into a digital sensor (of sorts) for your film cameras

Digi Swap is a new gadget that attaches an iPhone to the back of a film camera, letting you shoot digital photos through an analog camera. It will be fully unveiled at the upcoming CP+ show in Japan.

Ricoh's new Theta X 360º camera features 2.55" touchscreen, interchangeable battery and Micro SD card slot

Ricoh has announced the details of its new Theta X 360-degree camera, revealing a device that's more standalone than any of its Theta predecessors thanks to a built-in touchscreen, an interchangeable battery and a Micro SD card slot.

BCN+R data shows that Canon and Sony controlled the Japanese camera market in 2021

BCN Retail (BCN+R) announced the BCN Awards winners, showing how the Japanese camera market shaped up in 2021. The summary shows that Canon and Sony continue to perform well. Are there any surprises in the data?

Landscape Composition - Part 2: Balancing the Weights

After introducing a way to look at compositional elements, nature photographer Erez Marom suggests a way of balancing these elements to enable the creation of a better composed landscape image.

January 24
DJI's new firmware update gives the Mavic 3 more of its missing features, including panorama mode and more

When DJI released the Mavic 3 series, quite a few key features were missing. The latest firmware update gives users the ability to capture panoramic shots and digitally zoom in on subjects when recording regular video — among many other upgrades.

Tokina announces new 500mm F8 Reflex telephoto lens for six APS-C, full-frame camera systems

The 500mm F8 lens is fully manual and features the signature 'donut-shaped' bokeh reflex lenses are known to produce due to their unique design. The lens is available with mount options for Canon EF, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems.

Slideshow: Winning images from the 10th annual Ocean Art Underwater photo contest

The winners and finalists for the 10th annual Ocean Art Underwater competition have been announced. This gallery showcases the best imagery from thousands of entries from more than 80 countries.

January 22
DPReview TV Mythbusting: Medium format has a unique depth of field

Is there something special about the depth-of-field offered by medium format? Chris and Jordan look closely at the effect of format size on depth-of-field to find out.

January 21
Video: NFL collaborates with drone pilot to create this mesmerizing flight through the Las Vegas Strip ahead of Pro Bowl 2022

In anticipation of the National Football League's Pro Bowl 2022, drone pilot Johnny FPV and the NFL recently collaborated on a video clip that takes you on a whirlwind trip through the Las Vegas strip.

NASA observes a black hole in a dwarf galaxy that is fueling star formation

Hubble has observed a black hole at the center of a dwarf galaxy that is fueling the creation of new stars rather than destroying or preventing their formation. The black hole may hold the key to understanding the origin of black holes in the early Universe.

Update: Questioning the value of 'mass production and mass sales,' Ricoh is looking to take a more direct-to-consumer approach in Japan

In a statement shared on Ricoh Imaging Co's website, company President Noboru Akahane said the company is looking to 'renew its manufacturing and sales structure in Japan on April 1, 2022' and will connect 'with customers using "digital" methods and "studio-style" manufacturing.'

Film Friday: Is Bulk Loaded Cine Film a Panacea for Rising Film Prices?

In his latest essay on 35mmc, film photographer Matthew Wright breaks down whether or not it's worth it to bulk-load and self-develop rolls of cinema film for 35mm stills shooting in the midst of rising film stock prices and supply chain constraints.

January 20
Meta is working on letting users create, sell NFTs on Facebook and Instagram

Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, is looking at ways to allow its users to create and sell NFTs on its platforms. No timeline is clear for when Meta would plan to implement the support on Facebook and Instagram, but it seems it's only a matter of time.

Introducing the first drone that works both in the air and underwater

A new drone, called the 'Sea-Air Integrated Drone,' is the first that can fly in the air and be deployed underwater.

Phantom S991 high-speed camera shoots 4K video at 937 frames per second

Vision Research has announced the Phantom S991 high-speed camera. While not its fastest camera, the S991 offers a unique blend of speed and resolution thanks to a new and improved fiber cable technology.

A closer look at the Leica M11 (photo gallery)

In this photo gallery we're taking a visual tour of the M11, and comparing it against two classic M-mount rangefinders, the M4-P from the 1980s, and the M7 – Leica's first true electronic multi-mode rangefinder, from the early 2000s.

January 19
Legendary civil rights photographer Steve Schapiro passes away at 87

Steve Schapiro, known for his memorable Civil Rights photojournalism, died on Saturday at age 87 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Canon is shutting down its Zhuhai factory in south China, citing low compact camera demand and chip shortages

After reports Canon was going to partially shutter its Zhuhai factory, DPReview has confirmed with Canon Inc. that it will shut down its Zhuhai factory in south China, which is responsible for the production of compact cameras and some video equipment.

DPReview TV: What we know (and think) about the Canon EOS R5C

Jordan from DPReview TV was pretty stoked to learn about the EOS R5C, a Cinema EOS motion picture camera and an EOS R5 stills camera all in one. Find out what he thinks of this new hybrid model based on what we know so far.

Canon EOS R5C vs EOS R5: what's the same, what's different?

The Canon EOS R5C looks a lot like an EOS R5 with a fan mounted on the back. Its greatest weakness stems from the degree to which this is true but so, perhaps, does its greatest strength.

Canon announces the EOS R5C, a Cinema EOS and a stills camera all in one body

Canon has announced the EOS R5C, the newest member of both its EOS line of still cameras and its Cinema EOS motion picture system. It effectively combines an EOS R5 mirrorless camera with a pro-level Cinema EOS camera, all in a single body, and provides use case-specific operation right down to the menu system.

Nikon announces Z 400mm F2.8 TC VR S sports prime lens

Nikon has officially announced the Z 400mm F2.8 TC VR S – a professional telephoto prime lens for the mirrorless Z mount. Click through for more information.

January 18
Leica M11 pre-production sample gallery

Sunshine, showers, fog and a civil rights march - it must be January in Seattle. Since it was launched last week we've been out and about with the Leica M11, and we've prepared a gallery of samples from our pre-production camera. Click through to check them out.

Capture One ends its brand-specific versions for Fujifilm, Nikon and Sony cameras

Capture One has announced that it is no longer selling brand-specific versions of Capture One. The company has also revealed plans to offer existing customers the latest version of Capture One Pro.

Slideshow: Student and Youth Shortlist for the annual Sony World Photography Awards

Sony and the World Photography Organization have announced the shortlist for their Student & Youth awards. We've rounded up some of the shortlisted photos into a gallery.

Sony’s flagship a1 camera appears to be using an exclusive IMX610 image sensor

Japanese photo site Digital Camera Life (DC Life) has discovered the sensor inside Sony's flagship a1 camera is the IMX610, a full-frame backside-illuminated sensor that appears to be exclusive to Sony.

NVIDIA researchers' landmark achievement in machine learning uses multiresolution hash encoding

What took 12 hours of training two years ago can now be achieved using a single off-the-shelf NVIDIA RTX GPU in roughly five seconds. NVIDIA researchers have demonstrated near-instant training of neural graphics primitives using an adaptable multiresolution hash encoding method.

January 17
Video: Watch a potato, a roll of toilet paper and a shoe get turned into pinhole camera 'lenses'

Director and photographer Simon Meyer has taken to TikTok to show off how he creates his unusual collection of DIY 'lenses' made from various household objects, including potatoes, toilet paper rolls, shoes and even an Elmo stuffed animal.

Video: Mesmerizing clip shows nighttime hyperlapse light painting made with Mavic 2 Pro and 3 Cine drones

Greek creative duo Inva + Sla managed to capture a hyperlapse with light painting at night using Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 3 Cine drones.

This full-sized wooden Nikon F replica, complete with interchangeable lens, can be yours for $149

Etsy seller CameraTins' is selling a full-sized Nikon F replica made entirely from wood. The kit includes the camera body as well as a replica Nikkor 55mm F1.2 lens.

Leica's M11 risks rendering the rangefinder obsolete

The Leica M11 is a great platform for M-mount lenses, but arguably, its modern capabilities bring into question the future of a camera that builds so much on heritage.

January 16
Hands-on with the new Leica M11

The M11 is the latest in the Leica's series of rangefinder cameras, which date back to the early years of the 20th century. While it may look like Leicas of the past, it offers technology that 20th Century film photographers could never have imagined.

January 15
DPReview TV: 7Artisans 55mm F1.4 Mark II review - Can a $125 lens be any good

Can you get a great lens for $125? We tested the 7Artisans 55mm F1.4 to find out. How does this budget friendly lens compare to the medium- and high-end lenses we usually review?

7Artisans 55mm F1.4 Mark II sample gallery (DPReview TV)

This week our team at DPReview TV tested the 7Artisans 55mm F1.4 Mark II, a budget APS-C lens. Check out their sample gallery to see how how it performs.

January 14
Video: The Canon Tsuzuri Project combines Canon's state-of-the-art technologies to recreate Japanese masterpieces

The Canon Tsuzuri Project, started in 2007, uses Canon's products and technology to create highly-detailed, accurate facsimiles of important Japanese masterpieces.

Rockstar's new budget-friendly 10mm F8 fisheye and 27mm F2.8 lenses cost less than $80

Let's be honest—these aren't going to have the best image quality. But for only $75 for the 10mm F8 fisheye and $60 for the 27mm F2.8 prime lens, Rockstar is driving a hard bargain for both of the compact prime lenses.

Film Friday: Is the 'new' Fujifilm 200 film just rebranded Kodak Gold 200? Is sure looks like it

An eagle-eyed Redditor has pointed out that Fujifilm's 'new' Fujicolor 200 film stock has very similar color characteristics as Kodak's Gold 200 color negative film, suggesting the recent release might well be white-labeled Kodak film.

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