February 13
Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review

Just Posted: Our in-depth review of the Canon EOS 6D. Announced last autumn, the 20MP EOS 6D is Canon's newest full-frame camera, offering a cut-down feature set compared to its big brother the 5D Mark III, but at a more affordable price. The 6D has some unique tricks up its sleeve though, including built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, as well as a super-sensitive central AF point capable of focusing in extremely low light. Is the 6D the budget-friendly full-frame DSLR that Canon enthusiasts have been waiting for? Click through to read our full 25-page review. 

February 12
Visual Supply Company releases Film 03 presets pack for Lightroom & ACR

Visual Supply Company has released the VSCO Film 03 camera profiles and film emulation preset pack for Adobe Lightroom 4 and Camera Raw 7. The software comes with customized camera profiles for Fujifilm, Canon and Nikon image files and allows native non-destructive editing of desired film effects within Lightroom and ACR. The latest version includes a toolkit to achieve an 'authentic instant film' look. Version 03 is currently available for immediate download at a retail price of $119 (~ £75/ €90) from the company's website.

Epson announces VS220 and VS320 budget projectors

Epson has announced the VS320 and VS220 budget projectors offering SVGA and XGA resolutions respectively. Both the lightweight models deliver 2700 lumens of color and white brightness and include features such as USB Plug ‘n Play, 3 inch LCDs and HDMI connectivity. The projectors are available at retail prices of $429 and $359 respectively.

Will the next iPhone have an all-aluminum body?

Antenna patent hints at a sleeker new design.

VicamPlus seeks to join ranks of Optrix's and G-Form's GoPro-like smartphone accessories. 

Would you buy an Android camera phone for $10,000?

Vertu’s pricey smartphone has a titanium body and sapphire crystal screen, but a standard 8MP camera and no 4G connectivity.

Photojojo launches its own 'university'

Learn photography basics via your phone by enrolling in Phoneography 101.

February 11
Kickstarter project looks to take 1:1 walk-in camera on a world tour

A German artist is planning on creating a mobile version of IMAGO1:1 - the only camera in the world capable of true 1:1 reproduction for full-length self-portraits. Originally built in 1970, the camera works like a photo booth, projecting a true-to-life 1:1 portrait onto 60cm x 200cm sheets of black-and-white direct positive paper. Artist Susanna Kraus, daughter of original IMAGO1:1 co-inventor Werner Kraus is seeking £95,000 (~$150,000, €112,000) to fund the development of a mobile version of this famous camera to tour around the world. Click through for more information on the camera and the Kickstarter-funding link.

Canon to add 25fps 4K video recording to EOS-1D C pro DSLR

Canon has announced an upcoming service update to its EOS-1D C professional DSLR that will add 25p 4K video recording. The camera currently captures 4096 x 2160 resolution videos at up to 24p without downscaling, from an APS-H crop of its 18MP full-frame sensor. In a service advisory, the company promises more information about this update in April 2013 for US EOS-1D C owners. There is currently no information on the European website.

Flickr faux pas makes us wonder: Are images on the web ever really private?

Photos offer collective view of Lunar New Year celebrations

Instagram and other social photo sharing services showcase Chinese New Year around the world.

Samsung ships WB250F and DV150F Wi-Fi enabled Smart cameras

Samsung has started shipping its Wi-Fi enabled DV150F dual-LCD and WB250F compact cameras at retail prices of $149.99 and $249.99 respectively. Announced at the CES 2013 tradeshow, the WB250F is an 18x, 24-432mm equiv compact superzoom with a 3.0" touch screen and the company's latest Wi-Fi implementation - dubbed 'Smart 2.0.' The DV150F is 16MP CCD with a 25-125mm equiv zoom and includes a 2.7" LCD and a 1.5" front LCD. UK and European pricing and availability have yet to be confirmed.

February 8
Steve McCurry’s 'Last Roll of Kodachrome' photos are now live on his blog

Award-winning photographer Steve McCurry has published the photos taken with the last roll of Kodakchrome to come off the production line on his Wordpress blog. McCurry has shot more than 800,000 photos including his iconic 'Afghan Girl' portrait, with the film. In an article posted by NPR in 2009 McCurry equated 'losing the medium to losing a dear friend.' Click through for the link the gallery and a video exploring the story behind the gallery.

Steve Wozniak: Apple lags behind in the smartphone business

In an interview with a German publication Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says Apple is currently falling behind the competition in the smartphone market.

Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database

We've added the Nikon D5200 to our database of studio comparison images. We're in the process of running a production D5200 through our studio tests, so wanted to present the results of our standard test scene. These shots are also available from other reviews and the standalone tool (click 'Review Comparison Tool' link in the site's Reviews menu). We'll be adding a complete set of studio and real-world sample images in the coming days but, in the meantime, click through to see how the D5200 stacks against the competition. 

App tutorial: Give portraits depth with HDR feel

Using two apps, Dave Temple, @kewiki, manipulates a single image to achieve an HDR look.

What #hashtags mean to mobile photography

Mobile photographer Misho Baranovic looks at how and why we tag our Instagram images.

February 7
Apple Raw Compatibility Update v4.04 adds nine more cameras

Apple has added Raw support to its OS-X operating system for nine additional cameras, including Nikon's D5200, Pentax K-5 II/IIs and Sony's DSC-RX1. Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update v4.04 also brings Leica X2, D-Lux 6 and V-Lux 4 support to Aperture and iPhoto. The update requires Aperture v3.4 or later and iPhoto version 9.4 or later. Click through for the complete list of cameras and download link.

Kevin Kuster is traveling to a remote island to take and print portraits of newly wedded couples.

Just Posted: Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 sample gallery

Just posted: Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 sample gallery. We've been shooting with the Olympus 17mm F1.8 lens for a while now and have put together a sample gallery showing what it can do. We've also prepared some notes on the experience of shooting with the 34mm equivalent fast prime for Micro Four Thirds and included some shots that match ones we included in our Sony RX1 gallery. Beyond that we've tried to show a the lens at a series of apertures to show how the lens behaves.

Do mobile photographers want to print more?

Study finds that many mobile users want to print but don't know how.

App magic: Blend your mobile images in 5 steps

Mobile artist Jennifer Bracewell makes blending joint images look easy.

Nikon publishes Nikkor lens 80th anniversary video

Nikon has offered a behind-the-scenes look at its lens manufacturing process. The YouTube video follows the process from creating the glass through to final assembly and has been posted to celebrate the 80th anniversary of its Nikkor lenses. The company has also listed out few milestones of the brand's history, which started with the Aero-Nikkor aerial photography lenses in 1933. Click through to watch the video.

41-megapixel Nokia EOS smartphone looking likely

The Guardian cites 'sources close to the Finnish handset maker' confirm U.S. launch this summer.

February 6

Our extensive look at the Galaxy Camera, Samsung's first Android-powered digicam.

Ricoh concept camera makes spherical panoramic images in one shot

Ricoh exhibited a concept camera at CP+ that captures spherical panoramic images and sends them wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet. Apparently produced mainly to gauge market reaction, Ricoh released no technical info on the camera apart from the fact that it uses two opposed 180-degree lenses whose images it combines into one spherical panorama. Users can zoom in on the image elements and swipe to look around the sphere; they can also zoom out to a circular image. The company imagines printing images on spheres as a potential product concept, and is considering video capture as well as stills.

Sony World Photography Awards 2013 announce shortlist of finalists

The World Photography Organisation has announced the shortlists for the professional, open and youth categories of the 2013 Sony World Photography awards. This year's competition saw the highest number of submissions to date with more than 122,000 entries from 170 countries. The shortlist offers an insight into an impressive gallery of images. Winners are scheduled to be announced in March and April. Click through for more information and a look at some of the photographs.

Creators of Raspberry Pi computer announce $25 camera module

The makers of Raspberry Pi - the popular low-cost computer - have announced the development of a new camera module, expected to cost $25. Since the first version of Raspberry Pi was released early last year, more than half a million of the inexpensive boards have been sold to eager enthusiasts all over the world, and put to use doing everything from running games to powering a voice-activated coffee machine (yes, really). Details on the forthcoming camera module are vague, but it is expected to offer at least 5MP resolution and the ability to capture HD video. Click through for more details. 

App Review: PureShot for iOS

From the makers of 645 Pro, PureShot offers plenty of custom options too.

Like: Instagram boosts web features

Service still won't offer upload from your desktop, but you can like and comment on images.

February 5
Sony firmware for NEX-7, NEX-6, NEX-5R,NEX-5N and E-mount lenses

Sony has announced a series of firmware updates for its NEX-7, NEX-6, NEX-5R, NEX-5N mirrorless APS-C cameras and two E-mount lenses. Version 1.02 for both NEX-7 and 5N adds automatic lens correction with the 16-50mm E mount lens, as well as a number of other improvements and bugs fixes. Firmware v1.01 for NEX-6 and 5R provides Fast Hybrid AF support with multiple E-mount lenses. Owners of NEX-6 and 5R cameras who use the 50mm f/1.8 or 30mm f/3.5 E mount lenses must first update the latest lens firmware that adds the Fast Hybrid AF capability. Click through for more details and a link to the updates. 

CP+ 2013: First impressions of the Olympus XZ-10

CP+ 2013: The show was a bit short on high-end camera launches, but the Olympus Stylus XZ-10 - a small-sensor camera with a good degree of manual control - generated a lot of interest. We got a chance to get our hands on a pre-production unit and were talked-through its Photo Story feature, as well as having a good dig through the menus to see what it's capable of. Click here to read our first impressions.

Is CameraTweak worth jailbreaking your iPhone for?

The jailbreak for iOS 6.1 is now available. Is CameraTweak worth voiding your iPhone’s warranty?

A can't-miss interview with one of the world's most renowned mobile photographers from EyeEm.

Nikon posts firmware update for V1 small sensor mirrorless camera

Nikon has posted a firmware update for its 1 V1 enthusiast small sensor mirrorless camera. Firmware version 1.21 resolves a minor bug related to live view performance immediately after a lens is attached. The firmware is available immediately for download. Click through for more details and a link to the update.

Sony announces firmware for SLT-A37, A57, A65, A77 and A99

Sony has announced firmware updates for its SLT-A37, A57, A65, A77 and A99 digital SLRs. Firmware version 1.01 for the SLT-A99 adds Dual-AF compatibility with key A-mount lenses. Updates for the rest of the SLTs including the A99 add automatic lens correction with several A-mount lenses. Click through for more details and a link to the updates. 

February 4
Nikon Coolpix S800c Review

We've reviewed the Nikon's Android-based Coolpix S800c on Dpreview.com.

Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix S800c Review

We've just posted our review of the Nikon Coolpix S800c, in collaboration with Jeff Keller of The Digital Camera Resource Page. The S800c was the first compact camera from a major manufacturer to openly use the Android mobile operating system when it was released last year. On one side it's a 16MP BSI-CMOS compact camera with a 10x, 25-250mm lens built in, on the other it's a 3.5" OLED touchscreen device running Android 2.3. Click through for a link to the full review. 

Rumors of new sensor technology from HTC have us even more excited about the M7.

Casio's Jin Nakayama rules-out mirrorless, promising fast future for compacts

CP+ 2013: Casio wants to make cameras that allow non-photographers to take better images, and that could mean large sensor compacts, says Jin Nakayama, Senior General Manager of the company's QV Digital Camera Division, but don't expect a mirrorless camera. The company, which makes some of Japan's best-selling compacts, has a development strategy Nakayama believes will distinguish it from smartphones while also staying a step ahead of its camera rivals, he says.

Panasonic discusses its GH3 and the challenge of making a high IQ compact

CP+ 2013: Panasonic is considering which cameras it needs to appeal to the different demands for Micro Four Thirds in different countries. We spoke to Michiharu Uematsu, Special Adviser, Imaging Business Group and Yoshiyuki Inoue, Senior Engineering Planner, Marketing Team, Imaging Business Group. They explain the challenges of making and marketing a high image quality compact and suggest the GH3 won't get focus peaking.

Panasonic promises high sensitivity sensors using 'Micro Color Splitters'

Panasonic has devised a method to increase the sensitivity of image sensors, by replacing the near-universal colour filter array with prism-like 'Micro Color Splitters' to generate colour information. The key advantage is that all of the incoming light is directed to the sensor, instead of half or more being absorbed by the colour filter dyes. This promises to deliver images with less noise in low light. The development is published in the journal Nature Photonics, and outlined in a press release on Panasonic's website.   

Macworld/iWorld report: Developers showcase mobile photo solutions for DSLR users.

Padcaster supes up iPad video recording

Macworld/iWorld report: Accessory turns iPad into full video rig.

Panasonic promises better low-light images with sensitivity-boosting sensor tech

By splitting colors using diffraction, Panasonic claims it has doubled the sensitivity of image sensors.

Make a projector with your smartphone

DIY: Everyday items can project your mobile phone photos on the big screen.

February 3
Photo Cube offers compact printing for smartphones

Macworld/iWorld report: Printer is iOS and Android compatible and connects with 30-pin dock, USB port or wi-fi.

February 2
Olympus' Toshi Terada discusses the future of Four Thirds and compacts

The long wait for the next generation of cameras for Four Thirds may soon be over, suggests Olympus' Toshi Terada, Manager, Product Planning SLR products. He also discusses the role the OM-D has played in increasing uptake of mirrorless cameras in the USA and the future of compact cameras now that smartphones have become many users' cameras of choice.

Panasonic puts 43mm F1.2 portrait lens and 150mm F2.8 on lens roadmap

CP+ 2013: Panasonic has added a 42.5mm F1.2 portrait lens and 150mm F2.8 super-telephoto prime to its lens roadmap for Micro Four Thirds, for release in the near future. The lenses, shown in prototype form at Photokina 2012, last September, are shown as being ready for release just after the 14-42mm II ASPH. kit zoom launched this week.

February 1
Apple reinstates 500px app after porn pull

App comes with 17+ age-restricted material warning and "Report this photo" link.