July 15
New Moto X rumored to have a camera access via twist

Will Motorola's new phone ask photographers to do the twist?

A history of smartphone cameras, from the Nokia 7650 to Lumia 1020

In 12 years, the smartphone camera has come a long way.

App news for photographers: Aviary, Vine, Oggl, Groopic, Tangent and more

We round up the best photocentric app news.

Rumored HTC One Max could challenge Samsung's Galaxy Note 3

A 6-inch 'phablet' version of the HTC One is expected in September.

DxO Optics Pro 8.3 with Samsung NX, Go Pro, and smartphone support

DxO Labs has released version 8.3 of its Optics Pro RAW conversion and image correction software, adding support for the Samsung NX system, GoPro cameras, and the most popular smartphones. The Samsung models added are the NX10, NX11, NX20, NX100, NX200, NX210, and NX300, along with the EX-1 and EX-2 compacts. The GoPro HERO3 line (Black, Silver, and White editions), and the HD HERO2 are also now covered, along with the iPhone 4, 4S and 5, and the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 smartphones. Click through for the full press release, including download links.

July 13
Shooting Goðafoss: Erez Marom takes us behind the picture

In the second in a series of articles, landscape photographer Erez Marom takes us through the process of getting his striking shot of Goðafoss - the 'waterfall of the gods' in Northern Iceland. As well as gear choices, Marom explains his compositional approach, and the software techniques that he used to get the final result. Click through for the full story. 

Teen photographer puts surrealist spin on summer photo project

With summer finals out of the way, 17-year-old photographer Ian Komac has devoted his newfound free time to a photo project. Called 60 Days of Summer, the Belgian teen's manipulated photos give landscapes and everyday objects a whimsical twist. Click to see more of his photos and gain a little inspiration for your own summer photo project.

July 12
What The Duck #1419

We've been fans of Aaron Johnson's comic strip 'What the Duck' for years. 'WTD' is one of the best satirical comic strips in the world, and it's published here every week, as well as being included in our weekly newsletter. Barbed, topical and always amusing, we hope you enjoy WTD as much as we do. Click through for this week's strip.

A look at Hipstamatic's Oggl Pro app for Nokia's Lumia 1020

Oggl Pro brings even more advanced photo functionality, but only for Nokia's new phone.

Halftone 2 updated for iPad

Halftone 2 now includes all in-app purchases but is no longer free. 

Photos show off phone's imaging prowess.

Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Review

We've just posted our review of the Panasonic Lumix DMX-TS5/FT5. In the latest of our series of reviews of this year's crop of waterproof tough compacts we've put the TS5 through our usual studio and real-world tests to get a feel for how well it performs. On paper, the 16MP TS5 is one of the best specified cameras of its type, offering built-in GPS, Wi-Fi and NFC (near field communication) inside a tough body and Leica-branded lens. Does it live up to expectations? Read our review to find out.

Our in-depth look at Samsung's successor to the hugely successful S3.

LG claims it's made the world's thinnest smartphone display

What does the tech mean for the future of mobile devices?

Vine for Android — now better than iOS?

Vine for Android update adds a surprise feature.

DxOMark investigates Samsung NX cameras and lenses

Our friends and collaborators over at DxOMark have been investigating Samsung's NX system, and have recently published reviews of the NX210 and NX300 cameras, alongside an article covering how the company's lenses measure up in comparison to those from the Sony NEX system. Other reviews on the site this week include lens tests on Nikon super-telephoto primes, an assessment of the Sony RX100 II's new back-illuminated CMOS sensor, and the first installment of a multi-part article looking into which lenses score best on the Canon EOS 6D. Click through for the links.

Capturing colorful high-speed lightbulb explosions with a low-cost rig

Ever since Harold Edgerton photographed a bullet tearing through an apple, it seems the urge to document these split seconds of destruction has not flagged. In photographer Jon Smith’s case, his victims are lightbulbs filled with colorful objects. He creates the images using a DSLR, a pellet gun and a relatively inexpensive lighting setup all in his garage. Click through for more details. 

How to find (and keep) models
Having trouble finding models for your formal portrait and glamour projects? This guide will help get you started.
July 11

You can also download Nikon's iOS apps for on-the-go learning.

We've got a hands-on look at the year's most anticipated 41MP camera phone.

Blogger Olivier Duong continues look at 'Gear Acquisition Syndrome'

Florida-based photographer Olivier Duong has expanded his ongoing examination of so-called 'Gear Acquisition Syndrome' with a description of how he overcame his own personal addiction to buying photographic equipment. Categorizing G.A.S. as a 'habit', Duong identifies three components - trigger, routine, and reward, and describes how he went about overcoming his addition by 'changing the routine [but] keeping the trigger, and the reward'. Click through for more details. 

We're on hand as Nokia launches the Lumia 1020, its 41MP camera Windows Phone 8 device.

Instagram adds web embed feature

Instagram's new embed feature is available from desktop web browsers.

LG Optimus G Pro users gain new capture features with upgrade

Value Pack adds new video and photo features for AT&T users.

Pug Life: Photographer Instagrams his photogenic pet

Photographer Jeremy Veach shares artistic and adorable photos of his dog Norm via @jermzlee.

Just posted: Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 review

Just posted: Our review of the Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8. In essence this is a tiny three element optic hidden inside a body cap, and probably the cheapest lens of any description made by any camera manufacturer. But is it any good? In the latest of our lens reviews in collaboration with DxOMark, we take a look both at how well it performs in studio testing, and in real-world use. Does it have any place in the Micro Four Thirds user's camera bag? Click through to find out.

July 10
Pentax Q7 added to our studio comparison database

We've added the Pentax Q7 to our database of studio comparison images. The Q7 is the first Pentax Q-mount camera featuring a 1/1.7" sensor to match its enthusiast compact peers. We'll be adding a comprehensive review in the coming weeks but, in the meantime, click through to see how the Q7 stacks against the competition. 

Apple working on slow motion video, rumors claim

The rumored 'Mogul' mode will allow for slow motion video capture.

8 travel tools for the mobile photographer

Pack these gadgets for better on-the-go photography with your smartphone.

DxO Viewpoint 1.2.1 now compatible with Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5

DxO Labs has updated its distortion-correction software Viewpoint to version 1.2.1, meaning it's now compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5. Viewpoint works both as standalone software and as a plug-in, and is designed to correct for perspective distortions such as converging verticals, and to restore more natural proportions to objects at the edge of the frame when shooting with wideangle lenses. The company has also announced that all of its software is on sale at reduced prices until 31st July. Click through for more info and download links.

Robotic Nikon cameras capture Wimbledon 2013

In the aftermath of Andy Murray's historic victory at Wimbledon 2013, Nikon UK has been explaining how its cameras were used in a robotics setup to capture images from unique angles during the championship. The system was developed in partnership with Mark Roberts Motion Control, and operated by photographer Bob Martin. It used a Nikon D4 mounted on the roof above Centre Court, with 200-400mm and 80-400mm lenses. Click through to see some of the resultant images.

Just posted: Olympus PEN E-P5 real-world samples

We've been shooting with the Olympus PEN E-P5 for the past few weeks, in preparation for our review. Using a selection of lenses, we've put together a real-world samples gallery showing what the latest big PEN can do. In addition to shooting at the default settings, we've also tried adjusting the noise reduction and sharpening settings, and have included both out-of-camera JPEGs and Adobe Camera Raw conversions to give an idea for the choices you're offered. Click through for a link to the gallery.

Are you an addict? Photographer blogs about 'Gear Acquisition Syndrome'

Florida-based Olivier Duong has been blogging about a common addiction among enthusiast and professional photographers  - G.A.S., or 'Gear Acquisition Syndrome'. Among its symptoms are 'hoarding gear that you don’t really need and getting stuff for the sake of getting it'. Does this sound painfully familiar? In his blog post, entitled 'How buying cameras and lenses made me miserable and lose thousands', self-confessed former 'gear addict' Duong explains how his gear acquisition got out of control. Click through for a link to the full article.

July 9
DIY 'blimp' case makes Nikon D800 silent and waterproof for $80

So-called 'blimp' cases are designed to greatly reduce the sound of a camera's shutter, making it safe to take record shots during filming for TV and movies. Typically, commercial blimp cases cost upwards of $1000, but pro photographer Dan Tabár made his own using a Pelican case, some ABS pipe fittings, a wireless shutter release, and other simple parts sourced at a hardware store, for around $80. Click through to see how well it works for both sound suppression and underwater shooting.

New SanDisk microSD cards speed image capture and transfer

16GB to 64GB size cards now available for smartphones, tablets and cameras.

Eye-Fi Mobi simplifies the process of getting your photos from a camera to a mobile device.

Apple celebrates App Store anniversary with free apps

Apple marks App Store birthday with giveaways of Over and more.

Snapcuts gets new look, new features

Video trimmer and expanded community come with iOS app update.

Panasonic releases firmware updates for Lumix GH3 and G5

Panasonic has released firmware updates for its Lumix DMC-GH3 and DMC-G5 mirrorless cameras. Version 1.2 for the GH3 adds 'Low light AF' that works down to -3 EV, a 'Silent Mode', and an 'Exposure Compensation Reset' function. Meanwhile version 1.1 for the G5 only corrects wording of the Motion Picture menu on cameras sold in PAL broadcast regions, and therefore isn't required by US owners. Click through for download links.

July 8
French student creates SLR using 3D printer

We normally don't cover film cameras on DPReview, but this one's too cool to pass up. Twenty-four year old Léo Marius has created a 35mm film SLR using a 3D printer, complete with a viewfinder and compatibility for any lens mount (once the appropriate mount is created and attached, of course). The camera isn't available for sale, but Marius provides instructions for creating your own. Click through for more details, and pictures of the homemade camera. 

LG press invite hints at Optimus G sequel

Will LG announce an Optimus G2 at its August 7th event? 

Photos from unreleased Nokia smartphone found on Flickr

Microsoft Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore posts photos on Flickr from 'Lumia 1020.'

Nikon says it wants to 'change the concept of cameras'

Nikon president suggests the company is planning a response to skyrocketing smartphone sales.

Just Posted: Update to Sony RX100 II Samples Gallery

We've just posted an update to our samples gallery taken with the new 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II. Now that we've had a little more time with the camera we've concentrated on getting a wider range of real-world shots, highlighting the potential of the camera's fast wideangle lens setting, and its improved low-light performance. Click through to see our expanded gallery of real-world samples. 

July 6
Instagram update adds horizontal capture

Instagram version 4.0.2 challenges Vine with horizontal shooting and more.

July 5
Olympus executives sentenced, avoid jail time

More than a year after their arrest in February 2012 for hiding massive corporate losses dating back to the 1990s, three former Olympus executives received suspended jail terms for crimes they admitted committing. In a story marked as one of the largest frauds in Japanese history, the executives conspired to cover up approximately $1.5 billion in investment losses. Olympus itself was fined ¥700 million (about $7 million) for the actions of Tsuyoshi Kikukawa, former chairman, Hideo Yamada, former auditor, and Hisashi Mori, former executive vice president.

What The Duck #1408

We've been fans of Aaron Johnson's comic strip 'What the Duck' for years. 'WTD' is one of the best satirical comic strips in the world, and it's published here every week, as well as being included in our weekly newsletter. Barbed, topical and always amusing, we hope you enjoy WTD as much as we do. Click through for this week's strip.

Just posted: Nikon Coolpix AW110 Review

We've completed the third in our series of underwater/rugged camera reviews, this time covering the Nikon Coolpix AW110. This camera is loaded with features, including a GPS system with maps and landmarks, plus Wi-Fi that gives the ability to control the camera from your smartphone. Click the link to read the review, and don't forget that we'll be comparing all six cameras in a few weeks.

App news for photographers: Polaroid for Android app, Vine update, and more

We round up the best photo-centric app news of the week.

Hipstamatic and Hipstamatic Oggl updates

Now you can share images and gear between Hipstamatic and Oggl.