June 26
What Microsoft Build announcements mean for photographers

Microsoft's developer conference under way in San Francisco.

Olloclip launches telephoto lens with interchangeable circular polarizing lens

Get twice as close to your subjects with the new Olloclip 2x telephoto lens. 

Fresh phones coming from Samsung, HTC, Fujitsu and Casio

From rugged protection to impressive battery life, these new smartphones have a lot to offer.

Nikon issues firmware update for D7100

Nikon has released a firmware update for its Nikon D7100 digital SLR. Firmware version C 1.01 corrects errors in how certain kinds of shooting data is displayed, and aims to resolve other issues relating to live view shooting of stills and video. Click through for more details and a link to download the latest D7100 firmware.

Dropbox for iOS will now let you share multiple photos at once. 

Made by Montage is fun photo collaging

Free Android app gives you the tools to create interesting and fun montages from your images.

Accessory review: The Photojojo Phone Lens Series

With magnetic mounts, these tiny lenses can fit any smartphone camera. But are they worth it?

June 25

Photojournalist and prolific iPhone photographer Richard Koci Hernandez shares photos from Google Glass.

645 Pro update brings easier user interface and more customizable options. 

Just posted: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x review

Just posted: Our quick review of the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x: the world's first SLR zoom with a built-in switchable teleconverter. It's been two years in the making, but when Canon offered to show us a production version of its professional super-telezoom, we couldn't help but be intrigued. In this review we've teamed up with DxOMark to bring you full optical test data of this unique lens, backed up by some quick real-world examples. So how does it perform? Click through to find out. 

Sony unveils phablet-sized Xperia Z Ultra

New waterproof device is a whopping 6.4 inches with an 8MP camera.

Just posted: Our Fujifilm X-M1 hands-on preview

Just posted: Our detailed Fujifilm X-M1 hands-on preview. Fujifilm's latest miniaturised mirrorless model represents something of a design departure from its previous X-system cameras, eschewing the traditional control dials seen on the X-E1 and X-Pro1 for a more contemporary control layout. It also forgoes an eye-level viewfinder, making do with a tilting rear screen instead. Is this a betrayal of everything Fujifilm owners have grown to love about their cameras, or is there more to the little X-M1 than meets the eye? Read our preview to find out.

Fujifilm announces X-M1 mirrorless camera and XC 16-50mm OIS lens

Fujifilm has announced the X-M1, a compact-bodied mirrorless camera that features a rather different design to its previous models. Instead of 'traditional' shutter speed and exposure compensation dials, the X-M1 uses twin electronic control dials to change exposure parameters. It has a tilting 920k dot 3" LCD screen but no eye-level viewfinder, and uses the same 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor as the X-Pro1 and X-E1. It comes with a new kit zoom, the XC 16-50mm F3.6-5.6 OIS that offers a 24-75mm equivalent range and optical stabilisation, but has no aperture ring. The X-M1 16-50mm kit will have an RRP of $799/£679.99.

Fujifilm introduces XF 27mm F2.8 'pancake' lens

Fujifilm has introduced the XF 27mm F2.8, a compact 'pancake' lens for its X-system cameras. It's just 23mm thick and weighs only 78g, making it by far the smallest X-mount lens. This means there's no space for an aperture ring, so X-Pro1 and X-E1 owners will need to update their firmware to allow aperture setting from the camera's rear control dial. It'll be available in either black or silver, at an MSRP of $449.95.

Fujifilm updates X-Pro1 and X-E1 firmware for lens compatibility

Fujifilm has announced a set of firmware updates for its X-Pro1 and X-E1 mirrorless cameras. Versions 2.05 for the X-Pro1 and 1.06 for the X-E1 are available to download now; they offer compatibility with lenses that don't have aperture rings, and allow easier focus area selection when shooting with the eye-level viewfinder. The company has also pre-announced further updates (Versions 3.00 for the X-Pro1, and 2.00 for the X-E1) which promise to improve autofocus speed with existing XF lenses, and add the much-requested 'focus peaking' function to aid manual focus. These are due to be available for download on 23rd July.   

June 24
Lowepro introduces Transit AW series bags for urbanites

Lowepro's new Transit Sling 250 AW and Transit Backpack 350 AW aim to help photographers keep a low profile in the heart of the city. The smaller Sling 250 has only one strap and will comfortably house a mirrorless camera or compact DSLR with a couple of lenses, while the Backpack 350, with two straps, provides a bit more room for a standard DSLR, larger lenses and a laptop. Click through for details and pricing.

Forum update: polls added

Forums update: We've just added a new 'create a poll' option for forum threads. Head over to the forums to try it out for yourself. We've also created a test poll here where you can see how it works and give us feedback at the same time!

Vine vs. Instagram: The battle for video views

Vine for Android gets update while Instagram videos views are off the charts.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 line will start at $199

Samsung’s newest 7-, 8- and 10.1-inch tablets available in the U.S. starting July 7.

June 22
PhotoSocial is now Photoful

Organize, edit and share photos with this free (for now), gesture-based iOS app.

June 21
CNET Australia shares tips on photographing the Supermoon

This Sunday, June 23rd, the moon will be closer to earth than at any point during the year. It just so happens that on Sunday the moon will be full, too, creating what is commonly known as a 'Supermoon' which if there are no clouds in the way, will appear larger and brighter than normal. A great opportunity for some backyward astrophotography, in other words. CNET Australia has published a short article containing tips for capturing this Sunday's Supermoon in all its glory. Click through for extracts and a link to the full article. 

Eyeist serves up portfolio reviews digitally

Posting your images online for critique is a common practice in DPReview forums as well as on Flickr and other sites. But you usually have to go to a photo festival, or travel to have your portfolio reviewed by a professional curator. One of those curators created Eyeist.com, a service to connect photographers with creative professionals who can help them focus their selection for projects of many types, from books to websites to presentations. Click through for our review of Eyeist.

Roundup: Digital Cameras for Kids

If they’re young enough, your kids may have only ever known a world in which smartphones are the most-popular devices for taking photos. That’s too bad. In this article we've rounded up a selection of cameras that will suit aspiring young photographers of all ages from under-10s to teenagers. Click through for a link. 

What The Duck #1407

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.

Capture One Pro 7 update extends raw support to multiple new cameras

Phase One has released 7.1.3 of its Capture One Pro software, which includes extended raw support for a number of new cameras, including the Canon EOS-1D C and mirrorless models from Nikon, Panasonic and Sony. It also includes a beta version of a new catalog importer. Click through for a full list of newly supported cameras.

Exposure: Mark Hirsch and 'that tree'

Mark Hirsch captures a year in the life of a lonely tree.

June 20
Just Posted: Samsung Galaxy NX Hands-on

Just posted: Our Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy NX. We were given the chance to play with Samsung's latest phone/camera hybrid - the Android-powered Galaxy NX. It combines a 20MP DSLR-style mirrorless camera body with the vast touchscreen and connectivity of a smartphone, giving a high-IQ camera with 3G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as GPS and GLONASS-compatible positioning. What's it like to use, though? Read our Hands-on article to find out.

Today, Instagram joins the shot form video scrimmage. 

Samsung announces Android-powered Galaxy NX 20MP mirrorless camera

Samsung has announced the Galaxy NX: the world's first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera running the Android operating system. The Galaxy NX takes a 20.3 megapixel, SLR-style mirrorless camera and adds 3G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi, connectivity and Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). The camera sports a gigantic 4.8" HD LCD touchscreen - with which you'll control nearly all camera functions. The Galaxy NX will be available sometime this summer for an undisclosed price.

Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy NX

We take a first look at Samsung's Android powered Galaxy NX camera.

Asteroid research company will take your portrait in space for $25

Kickstarter backers contributing $25 or more to the launch of a space telescope will get to have their photos taken in space. Planetary Resources, a company devoted to asteroid research, will thank its donors for their support by displaying their images in space and photographing them with the Earth in the background. Once launched, students and researchers will have access to the telescope so they can take their own pictures of the planet from space. Click through for more details.

Aviary 3.0 for Android launched with updated UI and editing tools

Aviary has announced a significant update to its Android photo editing app. Version 3.0 of Photo Editor by Aviary introduces a sleeker interface, modifications to some existing editing tools and availability of new filters previously only on the iOS version of the app. Click through for more details. 

Samsung releases significant firmware update for NX300

Samsung has released firmware version 1.2 for its NX300 interchangeable lens camera. The biggest claimed improvement is to autofocus, though Samsung has not disclosed what kind of improvement to expect. The update also adds new touchscreen features, a microphone sensitivity adjustment feature, auto image rotation, and a minimum shutter speed for Auto ISO. Several bugs are also fixed. For the complete list and a link to download the update, follow the link.

A practical guide to protecting your mobile photos online

What are you doing to keep your photos from being stolen?

Just Posted: Ricoh GR Review

Just Posted: Our review of the Ricoh GR, compared with the Nikon Coolpix A. We've already reviewed the conceptually similar Nikon Coolpix A and concluded that in some respects it was it out-gunned by the Ricoh, so what does that mean for the GR? We've delved into the Ricoh's menus to get to grips with what it's capable of and explored a range of its interesting features. Read our comparative review to see how it performs.

Cosina says Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm F0.95 will be available in August

Cosina has announced that its Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm F0.95 will be available in August, and will be priced at ¥123,900 in Japan. This ultra-fast short telephoto 'portrait' lens is for Micro Four Thirds cameras only, and will offer similar photographic characteristics to an 85mm F1.9 lens on full frame in terms of angle of view, depth of field control, and background blur. It has a 10-bladed diaphragm, and features manual focus and aperture operation - the latter can be made clickless for movie recording.  

June 19
HTC launches Butterfly S

Is the Butterfly S simply a larger and more powerful HTC One?

Blink for Microsoft Windows Phone 8 updated with animations

Now you can create and share GIF-like animations with Blink 2.0.

Leica announces $1300 special edition 'G-Star RAW' D-Lux 6

Leica has announced a special edition of its D-lux 6 high-end compact camera, in collaboration with clothing manufacturer G-Star RAW. The special D-Lux 6 (itself arguably a 'special edition' Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7) will be available from Leica Stores and Boutiques worldwide, and is expected to cost around $1300. What do you get for your money? Well, 'a new dot structure on the leather body trim' and a leather case with 'exclusive carrying strap'. Excited? Click through for more details. 

Lytro unlocks Wi-Fi with firmware update, introduces iOS app

Lytro has released a firmware update that enables the Wi-Fi chips inside its 8GB and 16GB light field cameras. The San Fransisco-based company has also announced a new iOS companion app called Lytro Mobile, which allows you to browse images from the camera on an iOS smartphone or iPod Touch. Replicating some of the functionality of Lytro's existing desktop app, the mobile app allows you to refocus and change the perspective of your images and share the 'living pictures' via social media. Click through for more details. 

App Review: Photographica ColorTime for iOS

ColorTime backs up its extensive color-adjustment tools with a unique gesture-based interface.

Lumu turns iPhone into incident light meter

Tiny accessory is quickly gaining Kickstarter support.

June 18
Just posted: Our Canon PowerShot D20 underwater camera review

We've posted the first in a series of six reviews of rugged/waterproof compact cameras. First up is the Canon PowerShot D20, whose fish-inspired design can go for swim, get dropped on the floor, and shoot in freezing temperatures. Once we've completed our reviews of all six cameras, we'll put together a comparison, so you can find out which is best-in-class. Follow the link to see how the PowerShot D20 performed in our tests.

NeroKwik helps you create and share photo collages

NeroKwik lets you access your images from a variety of sources, and is now for Nook too.

Huawei launches Ascend P6

Huawei officially announced its flagship Ascend P6 with features mobile photographers will appreciate.

Olympus UK serves up free Pancakes with PEN Lite and Mini

Olympus UK is offering a free M. Zuiko Digital 17mm 1:2.8 Pancake lens to anyone who buys a PEN E-PL5 or PEN E-PM2 from an authorised UK stockist. The lens can be claimed though the the company's website, and the promotion runs until 15th September 2013.

The best of Cinemagram: Creative filmmakers worth following

Vine has most of the mindshare in the mobile-video universe, but these Cinemagram users are worth watching.

Lens reviews update: DxOMark data for Nikon-fit full frame wideangles

DxOMark has just reviewed Nikon's latest budget full frame wideangle lens, the AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED. As part of our ongoing collaboration we've added the test results to our lens comparison widget, along with other Nikon-fit full frame wide zooms. You can compare it to its predecessor, the AF Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF ED, the AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR, the legendary AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, and the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX. Click through to see the comparisons in our lens widget, and for the full data on DxOMark.

Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC

Adobe has released the latest version of Photoshop: CC for 'Creative Cloud'. It's the first to be made available solely though the company's controversial subscription-only model, that requires users to pay an ongoing monthly charge of £17.58 / $19.99 for access to the software. New features include a revised 'Smart Sharpen' function, a 'Camera Shake Reduction' filter, and the ability to apply Camera Raw edits as layers. The latest versions of other Creative Cloud apps such the video editor Premiere Pro are also now available to download.

June 17
Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D studio samples and good light samples gallery

Just Posted: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D studio samples and good light samples. We've just got hold of a production version of Canon's miniaturized DSLR and, as part of the process of reviewing it, have shot our standard studio scene. We've also taken it out to see how it performs away from the studio lighting and have put together a series of daylight samples. Click through to see how it fares.