Camera Review
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review

The PowerShot G9 X Mark II is Canon's latest entry-level 1" sensor compact. With a time-tested sensor, 28-84mm equiv. lens and an intuitive touchscreen interface, the G9 X II appears to be a smart choice for those upgrading from cheap compacts or smartphones. Read our review to see how it performed.

December 14
Trump administration reinstates mandatory drone registration

President Trump has signed a bill that reinstates mandatory drone registration in the US, reversing a court ruling from earlier this year that eliminated the requirement.

iPhone X sample gallery

The iPhone X shares the iPhone 8 Plus' camera specs with a notable exception: both of the X's main cameras are stabilized. Take a look at what Apple's newest flagship device can do.

Have your say: Best zoom lens of 2017

This year saw plenty of new lenses released, including several excellent zooms. We've used a lot of them, but we want to hear from you – what were your favorite zoom lenses of 2017?

December 13
These are the winners of Nat Geo's Nature Photographer of the Year 2017

National Geographic has revealed the winner's of its annual Nature Photographer of the Year contest, and every shot from the Grand Prize winner down to the Honorable Mentions and People's Choice awards are fantastic.

High Sight launches the Mini portable cable camera system

The Mini System was designed with portability and ease of use in mind, but builds on High Sight's experience building larger and more complex products.

The Dutch police have shut down their drone-catching eagle program

Dutch police began training eagles to take down illegal drones all the way back in 2016, but after running into some training issues and a lack of demand for these trained birds, the program is being shut down.

When photographers become pitchmen

This is what happens when Madison Avenue tries to romanticize photography, using iconic and social media savvy photographers to sell you everything from shoes, to credit cards, to SUVs.

Lomography's 3-in-1 Neptune lens system is officially on sale

After raising over half a million dollars on Kickstarter earlier this year, Lomography has finally put its Neptune three-in-one lens system on sale for the general public.

Memistore lets you store two extra memory cards right on your camera

Meet Memistore, a nifty little camera attachment that lets you store two extra SDHC cards either on the bottom of your camera, or attached to the camera's hot shoe.

Apple's new iMac Pro arrives December 14th, and first impressions are good

The iMac Pro finally has a release date! The 8-core and 10-core models will arrive on December 14th, starting at a whopping $5,000 for the base model. 14- and 18-core models won't be available until 2018.

Portrait mode shootout: iPhone 8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2

Apple and Google both offer improved Portrait Modes in their latest devices, but the two manufacturers take somewhat different approaches. Take a look at side-by-side shots to see how they square up and learn about the technologies behind them.

Have your say: Best smartphone of 2017

This year was a busy one for smartphone manufacturers, with major new handsets released from all of the big players. Take a look at some of 2017's noteworthy new phones, and vote for your favorite!

December 12
Our favorite finalists from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

The finalist of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017 have been announced: 40 wacky photos that are bound to put a smile on your face. Here are our favorites.

Instagram now lets you follow hashtags, is testing 'recommended' posts

A month after testing the feature with small groups, Instagram has launched the ability to follow hashtags at the same time as they're testing another new feature: a Recommended for You section.

Google launches three mobile photography 'Appsperiments'

Google Research has launched the first three in a series of experimental photography apps based around technologies that are currently under development.

19 inspiring entries from the Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards have released 19 of the best entries so far as a teaser, meant to inspire and remind photographers that there's only one month left to submit to the contest.

Toshiba unveils world's first 14TB conventional magnetic hard drive

Toshiba just fired the latest salvo in the ultra-high capacity hard drive war. Meet the nine-disk, helium sealed, 3.5-inch 14TB MG07ACA, the world's largest Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) Hard Drive (HDD).

Major Update: Adobe adds tone curve, split toning and more to Lightroom CC

Adobe just launched their Lightroom December update, and it comes with some very important additions to the Lightroom CC ecosystem, including: tone curve, split toning, AI-powered Auto edit, and more.

Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery updated

The Olympus 45mm F1.2 is one of the company's three F1.2 lenses, promising 'feathered' bokeh wide open, and a portrait-friendly effective focal length of 90mm. Check out our updated sample gallery to see what it can do.

Have your say: Best compact camera of 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year: time to vote for your favorite cameras and lenses in our year-end Readers' Choice Awards. It certainly was a good year for compact cameras – cast your vote before the polls close!

December 11
Musician kicks photographer in the face during rock concert, sending her to the ER

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme is under fire today after video and photos seem to show him purposely kicking photographer Chelsea Lauren in the face during last night's performance. His apologies, so far, have not gone over well.

Lytro might open source its light-field photo sharing platform

Customer feedback has convinced the makers of the light-field camera to consider open-sourcing the pictures.lytro.com platform it discontinued last week.

Lumoid gear rental service has been shut down

Hot on the heels of the Lensrentals and LensProToGo merger, gadget rental service Lumoid has announced that it is shutting down for good.

Smartphones dominated Flickr's 2017 uploads, but DSLRs are on the rise

Smartphones once again dominated Flickr's most popular cameras of 2017, making up half of all uploads, but it's not all bad news for 'real' cameras. In fact, DSLR use is on the rise again.

NiSi launches variable ND filter without the dreaded X-effect

NiSi Filters has announced a new variable ND filter that offers 1.5 stops and 5 stop of density variation and, at least according to the company, doesn't suffer from the dreaded X-effect at its most extreme settings.

National Geographic photographer shares heart-wrenching video of starving polar bear

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen and the Sea Legacy team were filming through tears, as they documented some of the final hour of a starving polar bear's life. The resulting video is haunting.

Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017

This year, plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors. As 2017 winds down, we're highlighting some of our standout products of the year. Check out the winners of the 2017 DPReview Awards!

2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for beginners

Maybe you want better photos in low light. Maybe you're tired of digital zoom. Whatever the reason, if you're looking for a capable, beginner-friendly camera to grow and learn with, we've got you covered.

December 10
Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery

The Olympus 17mm F1.2 promises to open up new possibilities for Micro Four Thirds shooters seeking razor-thin depth-of-field and smooth, 'feathered' bokeh. Take a peek at our extensive sample gallery.

2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for sports and action

Are you a speed freak? Hungry to photograph anything that goes 'zoom'? Or perhaps you just want to get Sports Illustrated-level shots of your child's soccer game. Keep reading to find out which cameras we think are best for sports and action shooting.

December 9
Hands-on: RAW Power for iOS

Still yearning for an Aperture replacement? Here's a quick overview of RAW Power, a Raw image editor for iOS that pairs with the Mac application introduced in 2016. Take a look at some of its capabilities.

2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for video

Video features have become an important factor to many photographers when choosing a new camera. Read on to find out which cameras we think are best for the videophile.

December 8
Artist caught using stolen photos for $20,000 Calgary art installation

The public art installation featured blurred portraits, ostensibly captured by the artist under that same underpass... except they weren't. They were actually portraits of comedians, pulled from the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival program.

Edelkrone beefs up its slider range with new models and a better app

Edelkrone has upgraded its SliderOne with a SliderOne Pro and introduced a new generation of Wing and Wing Pro models, all while simultaneously improving the app that controls its entirely lineup.

Affinity Photo named Best iPad App of 2017, celebrates with 50% off sale

Affinity Photo for iPad, one of the first full-featured Raw editors designed specifically for tablet use, has been named Apple's Best iPad App of 2017. And what's more, it's currently 50% off!

VSCO reveals 'Messages' feature, takes on Instagram's DMs

VSCO Messages allows VSCO X subscribers and free users alike to share text, images, photo editing 'recipes', VSCO journal entries and more.

These are the 15 most popular Flickr photos of 2017

Flickr has revealed their top 25 photos of 2017, and there are some truly stunning shots in the mix.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III added to studio test scene comparison

Testing of the Canon G1 X Mark III is well underway, inside of the studio and out. We've just added it to our test scene comparison tool, where you can take a look at its performance side-by-side against peers like the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V.

Gear of the Year 2017 - Jeff's choice: Olympus Tough TG-5

Whether it's a trip to the beach for some snorkeling or scrambling up a 10,000 ft volcano, the Olympus Tough TG-5 proved to be a great travel companion for Jeff. That's why it's his 2017 Gear of the Year.

2017 Buying Guide: Best consumer drones

Last year, the DJI Mavic Pro and the Phantom 4 Professional took top honors in our end of year buying guide. Read on to find out who it this year for beginners, consumers, prosumers, and professionals at a price tag less than $2,000.

December 7
Meyer Optik Goerlitz launches P75II F1.9 lens with coverage for medium format

Meyer Optik Goerlitz is resurrecting yet another classic lens. This time, the company has set its crowdfunding sights on the Primoplan 75mm F1.9, a lens originally manufactured in a run of just 2,000 back in the 1930s.

Chaos, color, and community: 10 days in India

Resource Travel's Brandon Cunningham recently joined The Giving Lens for a 10-day adventure in India. A trip he won't soon forget, to a country that left him in "sensory and soul overload."

Freefly unveils Movi iPhone stabilizer: A 'portable, adaptable, and intuitive cinema robot'

Meet the new Freefly Movi, a handheld gimbal stabilizer designed by cinema stabilization pros for use with the iPhone. Freefly is calling this little beast "the world's most portable, adaptable, and intuitive cinema robot."

Snapdragon 845 will bring 10-bit color, faster burst and more to next year's smartphones

Qualcomm's latest high-end mobile chipset offers higher frame rates and a wider color gamut, among other important camera improvements you can expect to see in next year's flagship smartphones.

Behind the scenes: Trapped in a blizzard with the Fujifilm GFX 50s

Photographer Josselin Cornou recently got trapped in a blizzard in the Snowy Mountains of Australia with his Fujifilm GFX 50S and new Tamron 15-30mm F2.8 lens. Find out how they held up to 110km/h winds and -15°C temperatures.

Interview: Sofi Lee is a pro shooting with vintage digital compacts

While film nostalgia reaches an all-time high, Seattle-based pro photographer Sofi Lee is turning back to 'digicams' made between 2008 and 2011.

2017 Buying Guide: Best fixed prime lens cameras

The fixed prime lens camera market may be a bit niche, but it's here that you'll find some of the best cameras you can buy. Sensors ranging from APS-C to full-frame are designed to match their lenses, which cover ranges from 28-75mm equivalent, so image quality is top-notch.

December 6
Samsung's built-in storage chips might make microSD slots a thing of the past

With a capacity of 512GB, Samsung's new UFS chips take built-in storage on smartphones to desktop-PC levels. Will this eliminate the need for microSD slots?

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