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This year, plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors. As 2018 winds down, we're highlighting some of our standout products of the year. Check out the winners of the 2018 DPReview Awards!
Dec 2, 2018 at 03:07
Zhong Yi Optics has launched the Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm F1.4 for Fujifilm GFX cameras.
Dec 1, 2018 at 00:08
A couple months ago Sony released a major firmware update for its a7 III and a7R III cameras that includes significant new features and functionality. We've tested it, and here's why we think it's important.
Nov 30, 2018 at 17:37
Russian motion graphics designer Vladimir Tomin has created a playful video showing the real world being altered using common photo and video editing tools.
mobileNov 30, 2018 at 16:04
When posting an Instagram story you can now opt to only share it with a select group of people rather than all your followers.
Nov 30, 2018 at 14:00
We met with Tamron's Stacie Errera at Photokina 2018 in Cologne, Germany where we discussed the brand's unique identity, product development prioritization, future lens plans and the importance of user feedback.
Nov 29, 2018 at 19:05
Phase One has announced the latest version of its post-production program Capture One 12 that comes with an updated interface, third-party plugin support and more.
Nov 29, 2018 at 16:51
While the rest of the world has been concentrating on making cameras smaller and lighter photographer Ian Ruhter was making one literally the size of a house in order to make the world’s largest wet collodion plate.
mobileNov 29, 2018 at 15:17
New Instagram features provide richer image descriptions for users of screen readers.
Nov 29, 2018 at 14:00
Photographer and filmmaker Kiliii Yuyan's new film, 'Anaiyyun: Prayer for the Whale' tells the story of an Iñupiaq whaling crew in northern Alaska. It's been shown all over the world and is currently being featured in the National Geographic Short Films Showcase – we caught up with Kiliii to talk about the project.
lens newsNov 28, 2018 at 22:35
Lens manufacturer Samyang has announced the impending release of the fourth lens in its 'Xpert' lineup, a 35mm F1.2 lens for Canon EF mount cameras.
SponsoredNov 28, 2018 at 19:32
Canon's new Speedlite 470EX-AI flash does the hard work for you, automatically repositioning itself for the best results. We gave the 470EX-AI to two portrait photographers - see how they got on with Canon's smartest accessory yet.
Nov 28, 2018 at 19:15
DJI has announced a pint-sized camera system that contains 'the world's smallest three-axis gimbal' and is capable os shooting 12-megapixel stills and 4K60p video.
Nov 28, 2018 at 17:20
The vest's heating system features motion and eco modes that can be controlled via a dedicated smartphone app.
Many cameras today include built-in image stabilization systems, but when it comes to video that's still no substitute for a proper camera stabilization rig. The Ronin-S aims to solve that problem for DSLR and mirrorless camera users, and we think DJI has delivered on that promise.
Nov 28, 2018 at 14:00
CyberLink has announced PhotoDirector 365, a subscription model program that's effectively an all-inclusive version of its PhotoDirector Ultra image editing software.
Nov 27, 2018 at 22:30
NASA's InSight lander has transmitted back the first photos it captured from the Martian surface using its 1-megapixel camera.
Nov 27, 2018 at 19:01
A rumored sensor from Sony that hints at 32MP stills and 8K video could underpin an a7S III, but Richard Butler wonders whether that 8K spec might be a red herring.
Nov 27, 2018 at 18:52
Lens manufacturer Voigtlander has announced a pair of new lenses in what it calls the Vintage Line: the Color-Skopar 21mm F3.5 and Ultron 35mm F2 Aspherical.
Nov 27, 2018 at 15:11
Zeiss has announced its annual photography contest is open for entries, and that the top prize will include €12,000/$13,615USD of its lenses along with a €3000/$3403USD grant to pay for a photographic project.
Nov 26, 2018 at 19:42
Christopher Kalafarskihas has created a free browser-based tool that enables users to compare and preview various aspect ratios with images.
Nov 26, 2018 at 18:34
Over the coming weeks Instagram profiles might look a little different.
mobileNov 26, 2018 at 14:17
The Korean manufacturer is looking to patent a 4 x 4 camera array that captures 3D images and video.
Nov 26, 2018 at 14:00
Executives from Panasonic, Leica and Sigma sat down at Photokina to discuss the dynamics of a new partnership and the opportunities they see ahead for the L mount.
lens newsNov 25, 2018 at 21:30
Tamron has released firmware updates for three of its Nikon F-mount lenses making them compatible with the Nikon Z7 via Nikon's FTZ adapter.
The SiOnyx Aurora is a compact camera designed to shoot stills and video in color under low light conditions, so we put it to the test under the northern lights and against a Nikon D5. It may not be a replacement for a DSLR, but it can complement one well for some uses.
Nov 25, 2018 at 12:00
These days, getting great images doesn't have to mean buying a large, heavy interchangeable lens camera. In these buying guides, we're offering our recommendations for the best compact cameras, camera drones and smartphones.
lens newsNov 24, 2018 at 17:41
A recently-published interview with Nicolas Gillet, director of marketing and communications for Nikon France, details just how far Nikon could push optics with its new Z-mount.
videoNov 24, 2018 at 14:00
This week on DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan compare three entry-level full frame mirrorless cameras: the Nikon Z6, Sony a7 III and Canon EOS R. Watch their analysis to find out where they think each model excels or has room to grow.
Nov 24, 2018 at 12:00
New this year, we've added lens recommendations to our range of buying guides. Take a look through this guide for our advice on the best lenses to pair with Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras.
Nov 23, 2018 at 17:31
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a draft set of standards for drone operations.
Nov 23, 2018 at 15:44
A report from The Baron claims Reuters is expediting the process of merging its photography and video departments under a single department — and cutting staff in the process.
reviewNov 23, 2018 at 14:00
At its core, the Scanza is an easy-to-use multi-format film scanner. It offers a quick and easy way to scan your film negatives and slides into JPEGs, but costs a lot more than similar products without a Kodak label.
Nov 23, 2018 at 12:00
It's almost the end of the year, and we've been updating our range of buying guides. Here, you'll find our current recommendations for the best cameras for all kinds of photography, from portraiture to sports.
Nov 22, 2018 at 16:06
DJI has launched nine new accessories for its Ronin-S handheld stabilizer.
Nov 22, 2018 at 15:01
Underwater housing manufacturer Nauticam hasn’t taken very long to create a new unit designed for owners of Nikon’s new full frame mirrorless cameras.
It's that time of year again, when retailers discount their wares to encourage us to upgrade everything from our clothing to appliances to cameras. In this selection of buying guides, you'll find our current recommendations for the best cameras from under $500 to $2000+.
Nov 21, 2018 at 19:31
One of the rarest Canon lenses in existence has popped up in an eBay listing.
videoNov 21, 2018 at 16:29
The short documentary, shot by photographer Cheryl Dunn, 'pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City
Nov 21, 2018 at 14:59
Rutherford County, Tennesee is the first US county where the drone can be flown overhead for commercial purposes.
The Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 promises to appeal to everyone from landscape to architectural photographers thanks to its fast aperture, weather sealing, and dedicated field curvature correction element. Does it live up to expectations? We took it from the city streets to the Canadian Rockies to test it out.
SponsoredNov 20, 2018 at 17:53
Keith Ladzinski is a wildlife and adventure photographer and filmmaker based in Colorado. In this interview he explains the background to his most recent project, and looks back at what's changed since he bought his first digital camera in 2004.
mobileNov 20, 2018 at 17:33
Depth and focus in iPhone Portrait mode images can now be modified in Google Photos for iOS after capture.
camera newsNov 20, 2018 at 16:09
Leica has announced the release of its latest compact camera, the D-Lux 7.
Nov 20, 2018 at 14:00
As a D750 owner and someone primarily concerned with still photography, DPR staffer Dan Bracaglia does not see a compelling enough reason to go Nikon mirrorless - yet. But that may not be the case for you.
In other news
Nikon's IPTC Preset Manager, a tool for creating predetermined sets of metadata, has received an update. Version 1.1.0 no longer uses Microsoft Silverlight, sheds the network connection requirement, adds extended language support, updates support for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, and ends support for Windows Vista and Windows XP.
Quitting Instagram: She’s one of the millions disillusioned with social media. But she also helped create it.
Bailey Richardson, one of the original 13 employees at Instagram, has deleted the app, saying it's lost its identity.
Tokina has listed an announcement on its website detailing an issue wherein the Canon Ef-mount version of the Opera 50mm F1/4 FF lens doesn't properly expose the image on Canon 1D X Mark II cameras.
Photographer Thomas Hawk explains why he believes Flickr's move to limit users to 1,000 on free accounts is the right move.
YouTuber Sean Tucker takes a detailed look at how Capture One renders Canon 5D III and Sony a7 III skin tones, and how to correct them when they look a little off.
A New York-based photographer known as Peter H. explains how he managed to have his $4,500 camera kit stolen after lending it out through the peer-to-peer photography gear lending service KitSplit.
Andrew from the YouTube channel Denae & Andrew dives into whether or not shallow depth-of-field is something photographers should always be striving for.
Trent Siggard rigged up his drone with an Instax camera to capture instant photos from the sky
Wedding photographer Steven Rooney explains how immersing yourself in the environment and putting yourself in the shoes of those you're shooting will yield powerful images that will be cherished for a lifetime.
TechCrunch writer Devin Coldewey dives into computational photography and what it means for the photographers and the camera industry going forward.
Nikon says firmware version 1.03 "Fixes an issue that in rare circumstances would delay the shutter release or the start of the autofocus operation."
Kodak Alaris is now shipping its new Ektachrome film products to global stock house dealers and distributors, the company announced on Tuesday.
Sep 27, 2018158
The new iPhones' wide-angle image sensor comes with more autofocus points than previous versions.
Phase One’s Capture One image editing and archiving software package will finally support Raw files created by Fujifilm cameras, including the GFX bodies, via a free bundled deal with the cameras.
Sep 27, 201893
Accessory manufacturer Manfrotto has launched a pair of carbon fiber tripods for videographers that it claims are 50% more rigid than their aluminum counterparts.
Sep 26, 201810
The Nicole Elliot by Blackrapid uses a wide pad to hug the shoulder and take pressure away from the neck, distributing weight more evenly.
Sep 26, 201858
Fujifilm released a firmware upgrade for its X-T3 mirrorless camera that addresses issues with distortion compensation and the mechanical lock on SD cards.
Sep 20, 201884
The app's algorithms have been trained using using 200 million cropping data points from real photographers.
Buried among the EOS R and new lenses, Canon also introduced its Speedlite EL-100, a lightweight flash which has a powerful range of 26m and the ability to serve as an optical transmitter or slave. It can also tilt and rotate, and weighs just 190 grams.
Sep 6, 201864
Despite the associated higher cost, by end of the year 60% of all smartphones sold are expected to feature a multi-camera module.
Amid its full-frame mirrorless announcements, Canon has also made room for some L-series lens updates, with new 400mm F2.8L and 600mm F4L super-tele primes.
Olloclip's Multi-Device Clip is designed to work with the company's Connect X line of interchangeable lenses and works with most smartphones.
Combined with AI-powered image identification, all media in OneDrive will be fully searchable by text.
Aug 29, 201822
Nikon will offer an FTZ adapter, allowing full compatibility with over 90 AF-S lenses and functionality with many more Nikkor F lenses. The adapter will sell for $250 starting September 27th; when purchased with a Z7 or Z6 before the end of the year, Nikon will offer $100 discount.
Aug 23, 2018122
The previously-announced 500mm F5.6E uses a Phase Fresnel design for a lighter and smaller body, and will arrive in September for $3600.
Nikon will sell an optional Dot Sight accessory to help telephoto photographers better track moving subjects.
Aug 23, 201870
Two "really moldy" Hasselblad 500c cameras are offered, with 80mm planar lenses and backs, as well as three extra backs and a mixture of exposed and unexposed film.
Jul 23, 2018124
'Reviewing the brief history of photojournalism in China and the challenges facing photographers there today.'
Jul 6, 2018witness.worldpressphoto.org
Instagram is the fourth Facebook-owned social media app to reach the coveted 1 billion users mark.
Fujifilm has unveiled GetPix DASH, an inexpensive photo kiosk platform for printing images from a mobile device.
Jun 5, 20188
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