May 21
DPReview TV Classics: Canon EOS R review in Hawaii

Chris and Jordan are out of the office this week, so we're taking a trip in the wayback machine to feature a classic episode of DPRTV: a review of the EOS R, Canon's first full-frame mirrorless camera.

May 20
Tether Tools replaces its popular JerkStopper cable protection tool with its new TetherGuard system

The updated TetherGuard tool works similar in principle to the original JerkStopper, but brings a redesigned system that’s more versatile than before.

Film Friday: Large format scans from Markus Hofstätter's ultra-large format scanner rebuild

Last week, we featured Markus Hofstätter's scanner rebuild, which saw him spend three months bringing back to life a massive scanner to better digitize his collection of large format photographs. This week, we're taking a look at the results, kicked off by a beautifully detailed 30cm x 40cm collodion wet plate portrait.

Tokina releases $400 33mm F1.2 manual lenses for Fujifilm X, Sony E mount APS-C cameras

The lenses lack autofocus and image stabilization, but offer a fast maximum aperture in an all-metal body that provides a roughly 50mm full-frame equivalent focal length on Fujifilm and Sony APS-C cameras.

May 19
Apple responds to open letter calling for Final Cut Pro improvements

Apple has responded to an open letter published last month, wherein more than 100 individuals in the entertainment industry asked Apple to improve the development and promotion of Final Cut Pro.

Laowa launches its campaign for its ultra-compact APS-C Nanomorph anamorphic lenses

Venus Optics has launched its Indiegogo campaign for its new Nanomorph lenses, revealing additional details about the world’s smallest anamorphic lenses.

How to turn your smartphone into a better vlogging rig

Most smartphones these days offer great-looking video and make vlogging very easy, but there are always accessories that can help to make your footage, and you, look even better

May 18
Ricoh announces rugged WG-80 compact camera with better built-in LED lights

The WG-80 remains largely unchanged from the WG-70, but it now has a front LED ring light that's twice as bright as its predecessor. Aside from that, the 16MP CMOS sensor and 28-140mm full-frame equivalent lens stays the same.

Incredible photos of the recent lunar eclipse as seen from the International Space Station

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is aboard the International Space Station for a six-month mission. She and the other astronauts aboard the ISS witnessed the recent full lunar eclipse, and Cristoforetti captured amazing photos of the spectacular event.

Vivo's flagship X80 Pro now has a custom 50MP Samsung GNV sensor, portrait camera OIS and more

Vivo has announced the global launch of its flagship X80 Pro device, which features an impressive quadruple-camera array on the rear, headlined by a main 50MP custom Samsung GNV sensor.

Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 ASPH Lens

We take a closer look at the latest lightweight, compact ultra-wide prime for Micro Four Thirds from Panasonic.

ON1 Photo RAW 2022.5 announced with Resize AI integration, improved performance

ON1 has announced the newest update to its ON1 Photo RAW 2022 all-in-one photo editor. Version 2022.5 integrates Resize AI into the editor, plus it includes improved noise reduction and Sky Swap AI. The update also includes new camera support.

May 17
Video: MIOPS teams up with artist to create a symphony of camera shutters

Many cameras have a distinct sound. MIOPS partnered with German sound artist Kuntay Seferoglu to harness the diversity of camera shutter sounds and create the MIOPS Camera Symphony.

DPReview TV: Panasonic Leica DG 9mm F1.7 review

The new Panasonic Leica 9mm F1.7 sure is tiny and cute, but is it a good choice for Micro Four Thirds users? Our team at DPReview TV has the answers.

Panasonic Leica DG 9mm F1.7 sample gallery

Panasonic's new 9mm F1.7 lens promises to deliver top performance in a pint-sized package. Does it raise the bar for ultra-wide angle lenses in the Micro Four Thirds system? Check out our sample gallery to find out.

Panasonic announces $500 Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds

The compact lens offers an 18mm full-frame equivalent focal length with a fast F1.7 aperture. It's set to go on sale 'late July' for $499.99.

DJI updates DJI Fly app to support new Mini 3 Pro drone, unlocking full feature set

Despite most units still not shipping for a few weeks, DJI has released a firmware update for its DJI Fly app that allows for activation of its new Mini 3 Pro drone, which will unlock the full feature set for the first ‘Pro’ sub-250g drone from the company.

May 16
Man Ray's famous photo, 'Le Violon d'Ingres,' sells at auction for a record-setting $12.4 million

Man Ray's 1924 photograph Le Violon d'Ingres recently sold for $12.4 million, making it the most expensive photograph ever.

OM System OM-1 review
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It says Olympus on the front, but the OM System OM-1 is about the future, not the past. It may still produce 20MP files, but a quad-pixel AF Stacked CMOS sensor, 50 fps shooting with full AF and genuine, IP rated, weather sealing show OM Digital Solutions' ambition. See what we thought.

LensKit is a new iOS app that helps you pick the right camera, lens for your next video shoot

The app is developed by cinematographer and colorist Zak Ray, who's brought together over 1,000 lenses and 150 cameras into a comprehensive and interactive database app for planning out your shoots.

New DJI leak shows off a miniaturized FPV drone with CineWhoop-style design

The leaked renderings and information suggests this new FPV drone will come in at around 500g (1.1lbs) and feature a CineWhoop-style design with protected propellers for safely flying in tight spaces.

Cosina announces $930 Voigtländer APO-Lanthar 35mm F2 Aspherical lens for Nikon Z-mount cameras

The lens, which was previously avaialble for Sony E-mount, is fully manual, but chipped to provide support for focus confirmation and in-body image stabilization with compatible Nikon Z-mount camera systems. Cosina says the lens is set to go on sale next month, June 2022.

May 15
Tips for taking epic shots of tonight’s ‘blood moon’ total lunar eclipse

The total lunar eclipse will start tonight in most hemispheres and extend through midnight into early Monday morning. Here are some tips on where to view it and capture this rare event.

May 14
DPReview TV: Panasonic GH6 Full Review

Is the GH6 the best hybrid camera there is? Jordan has been shooting DPReview TV with the Panasonic GH6 for months, so he has plenty of experience to back up his strong opinions.

May 13
The Sony a7 IV includes a screen reader to help the visually impaired

The Sony a7 IV includes a new screen reader assistive feature that makes the camera more accessible for the many people who struggle with vision impairment and loss. It's a great first step in making photography and digital cameras more accessible.

Film Friday: How one photographer revived a human-sized scanner to scan his ultra-large format wet plate photos

Markus Hofstätter Is no stranger to massive DIY photo projects, but his latest one took three months to complete and resulted in bringing back to life a massive scanner that he now uses to scan his ultra-large format photographs.

May 12
Astronomers reveal first photo of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way

Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, that lies at the heart of our galaxy.

Google partners with Dr. Ellis Monk to improve skin tone representation across its products and technology

Representation matters. Google is working to improve skin tone representation within its products and services and improve its AI technology to better understand images of people of all skin tones.

Panasonic GH6 video sample gallery

As we work towards our GH6 review, we've taken a closer look at some of the video options by shooting clips to highlight some of the compression options, picture profiles, image stabilization modes, the dynamic range boost mode, and low light performance.

Adobe Premiere Pro can now export 10-bit 4:2:0 HEVC video 10x faster on Macs, AMD-powered PCs

By leveraging hardware acceleration, Adobe has managed to speed up 10-bit 4:2:0 HEVC video export times by 10x on macOS computers and Windows computers running AMD GPUs. Adobe has also sped up smart rendering, added HDR proxies and more.

May 11
Sony announces Xperia 1 IV smartphone with true optical zoom, 4K/120p HDR video

Sony's new Xperia 1 IV smartphone promises to be a true flagship phone for content creators thanks to a true optical zoom, 4K/120p video and new livestreaming capabilities.

Adobe brings Content-Aware Fill, Background Removal, and more to Photoshop for iPad

Adobe has finally brought Content-Aware Fill to Photoshop for iPad. Other new and improved features include Remove Background, Select Subject, Auto adjustments and more.

James Webb Space Telescope shows how sharp its images are and hints at exciting scientific possibilities

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope team recently tested the onboard instrument, MIRI, by imaging a portion of the Large Magellanic Cloud. The new image is incredibly sharp and points toward exciting possibilities when Webb begins scientific operations this summer.

Nikon Z 50mm F1.2 S sample gallery

We've taken Nikon's Nikkor 50mm F1.2 S prime lens around the state of Washington to see how it performs wide open, both inside and outdoors. Check out our gallery to see what sort of images it's capable of capturing.

May 10
Western Digital announces SanDisk Pro-Blade modular SSD system

Western Digital has announced new products in its SanDisk Professional series, including the Pro-Blade modular SSD ecosystem and faster SanDisk Extreme Pro SD and microSD cards.

Video: Watch this camera get launched by SpinLaunch's Suborbital Accelerator at nearly 2,000kph

SpinLaunch's kinetic space launch system uses a centrifuge-like design to launch payloads into orbit using significantly less fuel and at a much lower cost than traditional rocket-based approaches. A recent SpinLaunch Suborbital Accelerator test included an onboard camera.

DJI Mini 3 Pro review: DJI's most compact model finally goes 'pro'

DJI's Mini series has always been a great entry-level option for beginners, hobbyists, or those willing to sacrifice features for size. But with its newest model, the Mini 3 Pro, DJI promises to bring pro features to its most compact model. Does it succeed?

DJI unveils its new Mini 3 Pro drone with 4K/60 video, 48MP stills, obstacle avoidance sensors and more

DJI has announced its new sub-250g drone, the Mini 3 Pro. It features a 48MP 1/1.3-inch CMOS sensor capable of capturing 4K/60p video, a three-direction sensor array and a slew of new and improved features.

May 9
DJI Mavic 3: Have firmware updates improved DJI's flagship prosumer model?

When we reviewed DJI's Mavic 3 Cine drone in November it was still missing quite a few advertised features, most of which were added via firmware updates over the past several months. We tested these updates to see how much the Mavic 3 has improved.

$6K worth of stolen camera gear was recovered thanks to Apple AirTags

While on holiday in southern Australia, Sydney resident Graham Tait became the victim of theft when someone broke into his car at a hotel and stole $10,000 worth of items, including a laptop and two cameras. Thanks to Apple AirTags, Tait quickly located his gear.

Venus Optics teases Laowa Nanomorph, a lineup of the 'world's smallest' 1.5x anamorphic cine lenses for Super 35mm

Venus Optics says the lineup will kick off with three primes: a 27mm T2.8, a 35mm T2.4 and a 50mm T2.4, all of which offer 1.5x squeeze in incredible compact form factors.

Leaked video reveals the low-light capabilities of DJI’s ‘Mini 3 Pro’ drone

YouTube Channel DM Productions has published a video showing a collection of low-light test footage they allege were captured on DJI’s new ‘Mini 3 Pro’ drone.

Leica adds 12-bit Cinema 4K Raw video output, improved AF features and more to its SL2-S

The firmware updates for the Leica SL2-S and SL2 bring a slew of new and improved functionality to Leica’s full-frame mirrorless camera systems.

May 8
TTartisan releases its $218 50mm F0.95 APS-C ultrafast prime for Fujifilm X, Sony E mount cameras

The lens has been available for Canon EOS-M, Canon RF, L-mount, Micro Four Thirds and Nikon Z-mount camera systems, but these new mount options offer up yet another 75mm full-frame equivalent option for Fujifilm X- and Sony E-mount users.

May 7
DPReview TV: Canon cameras - The good and the bad

After seeming to fall behind for a few years, Canon has been on a roll lately. There's plenty to compliment, but also room for criticism. Chris and Jordan don't pull any punches in this candid conversation about one of the industry’s biggest players.

May 6
Retro Review: 24 years after its release, is the iconic Nintendo Game Boy Camera still fun?

Gordon Laing of Camera Labs is back with another edition of his excellent 'Retro Review' series. The latest camera to get tested many years after its original release is the Nintendo Game Boy Camera, one of the strangest and most accessible digital cameras of its era.

Samsung announces UFS 4.0 flash storage for smartphones, promising better performance and battery life

Samsung has announced UFS 4.0 flash storage smartphones. The new technology is faster and more efficient than the previous standard, UFS 3.1, and should provide users with better overall performance and battery life.

Film Friday: Reviewing the iS-300, one of Olympus' last ZLR 35mm bridge cameras

It might not offer the super zoom capabilities of today’s digital bridge cameras, but Olympus’ iS-300 ZLR camera had a lot to offer in a relatively compact form factor for film photographers wanting a range of focal lengths on the go.

May 5
Video: Building a DIY wet plate camera and photographing 'ghosts'

Large format photographer Markus Hofstaetter recently did a workshop for photographer Corrine West. She wanted to learn how to build a wet plate camera and use it to capture double exposure wet plate portraits, like those made famous by American spirit photographer William H. Mumler in the 1800s.

Qualcomm shows off world’s first 8K HDR footage shot on a smartphone

The footage was shot on a Xiaomi 12 smartphone, which is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform.

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