December 11
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?

Photographer Dad creates epic Star Wars Christmas card for his family

Photographer Josh Rossi decided to go big for this year's Christmas card, so he recreated the Star Wars: The Last Jedi poster using himself, his wife, and their two kids.

Instagram starts warning users about wildlife abuse when they search certain hashtags

In response to a NY Times article about how some traffickers were using Instagram as part of the illicit animal trade, Instagram has added a content advisory screen that pops up to warn users any time they search for hashtags "associated with harmful behavior to animals."

Kodak's new Mini Shot 10MP camera prints tiny instant photos

Kodak is expanding its instant photography lineup today with the release of the Kodak Mini Shot Instant 10MP camera. A tiny little digital camera that spits out either 2.1 x 3.4-inch or 2.1 x 2.1-inch prints.

The Huawei P11 might feature a triple-camera that takes 40MP photos

Huawei'e next high-end smartphone could be the first to take computational imaging to the next level with a triple-camera that spits out 40MP files.

What it’s like to photograph a sandstorm

Landscape photographer Spencer Cox recalls the single most rewarding—and frightening—landscape photography experience of his life: photographing a sandstorm.

Before and after: Shooting Raw with the iPhone X

Photography app developer Sebastian de With showed off the power of shooting Raw with the iPhone X in a recent article, pointing out some of the advantages and disadvantages of the format when using a smartphone.

Researchers demo AI that can change the weather and time of day in photos

AI-powered photo editing is advancing a lot faster than anybody expected. Watch as this NVIDIA AI transforms night into day, rain into sunshine, and a summer's day into a bleak winter landscape.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III sample gallery

A full-production Canon G1 X Mark III review unit rolled into our office last week. Take a look at some of our first full-resolution sample images while the testing continues.

2017 Buying Guide: Best enthusiast long zoom cameras

Long-zoom compacts fill the gap between pocketable cameras and interchangeable lens models with expensive lenses, offering a great combination of lens reach and portability. Here's a look at the category's current offerings and which ones we like best.

December 5
Lifeprint unveils larger, WiFi-enabled version of its AR-equipped mobile printer

Lifeprint's new model can still print Apple Live Photos and video stills you can view in full via augmented reality, only now they're 3 by 4.5 inches in size, compared to the original version's 2 by 3-inch prints.

Lytro has officially killed off its online sharing platform for light-field images

As Lytro completes its pivot into the professional video market, the Lytro desktop app is now the only tool for interacting with Lytro's light field images off-camera. Bye bye social media support.

Thingyfy launches Pinhole Pro S: The widest modern professional pinhole lens ever

The Pinhole Pro S comes in two flavors. The S11 is an 11mm lens with a 120 degree FOV designed for mirrorless cameras, while the S36 is a 37mm lens with a 60 degree FOV designed for DSLRs.

Visvo's 'Novel' backpacks will satisfy the most tech-savvy photographers

These backpacks come with all sorts of built-in tech: from LED strips soldered into the straps, to a built-in power bank for charging your cameras (or other devices) on-the-go.

This neural network can fix damaged photos and enhance low-res shots

Researchers have developed a new Neural Network called Deep Image Prior that can restore damaged images and enhance low-resolution ones, using only the original image itself as a guide.

Lensrentals merges with LensProToGo to create photo and video rental powerhouse

Lensrentals and LensProToGo have joined forces, forming a strategic partnership "to create the strongest photo and video equipment rental company in United States."

Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best?

The Nikon D850 appeared destined to tower over the camera world like some colossus until the Sony a7R III emerged like some rival kaiju. Now we've had a chance to shoot both cameras in a variety of situations, which wins the battle of the behemoths?

2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras over $2000

The very best digital cameras on the market will cost you at least $2000. That's a lot of money, but generally speaking these cameras offer serious enthusiasts and working pros the highest resolution, best build quality and most advanced video specs out there. Here are our picks in the group.

December 4
This 32-inch QHD Philips monitor with 99% Adobe RGB only costs $500

This new Philips 32-inch Quad HD display with 99% Adobe RGB coverage is seriously tempting for photographers, especially once you look at the price tag.

Video: Shooting the Milky Way hand-held with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art

Sigma's 14mm F1.8 Art lens has been called the astrophotographer's dream lens. Ultra-wide and ultra-fast, watch how this lens actually makes it possible to capture a hand-held shot of the Milky Way!

CIPA figures show disappointing October sales, but mirrorless continues to rise

According to the latest CIPA figures, in October, overall digital camera shipments stayed disappointingly flat, while mirrorless camera shipments increased by 12 percent year-over-year.

Video: Incredible 1,000fps slow-motion 4K lightning footage

Director of Photography Dustin Farrell drove over 20,000 miles with his Phantom Flex4K camera in 2017 to capture this incredible reel of storm chasing footage. Put your headphones on, turn down the lights, and be sure to set the resolution to 4K.

DJI adds 'voluntary identification' for drone pilots who want to broadcast their credentials

DJI has just added the option to voluntarily broadcast your drone ID and flight info, so concerned authorities using the company's AeroScope system can see what you're up to without tracking you down first.

The CamFi Pro promises blazing-fast wireless photo transfer

CamFi has revealed a souped up version of its wireless remote controller, the CamFi Pro. Dubbed "the fastest wireless camera controller in the world," it will be able to transfer photos at 10Mbps.

Panasonic G9 added to studio scene comparison

Continuing our testing of the Panasonic G9, we've shot our studio test scene with the camera. Now you can compare its image quality with that of its peers.

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