Meyer Optik Gorlitz has redesigned its super-fast 50mm F0.95 lens both inside and out, and has added a Leica M mount option to the existing Fuji X and Sony E fittings.
Inside Canon's new EOS M50 lies a new Raw format dubbed CR3, and with it, an option to record compact C-Raw files that are 30-40% smaller than their losslessly compressed CR2 equivalents. But what – if any – impact does that have on image quality for everyday shooting? Let's find out.
reviewApr 1, 2018 at 13:00
As digital imaging technology finds its way into more consumer devices, we here at DPReview do our best to keep you on the cutting edge. With that in mind, here's our first official review of a camera that can also shoot dog treats across the room.
Mar 31, 2018 at 13:00
At this year's CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan, we talked in-depth with Panasonic about the company's new Lumix G9 and GH5S cameras and its increased emphasis on stills capture as well as high-quality 4K video.
Mar 30, 2018 at 21:18
Photo gear company Fotopro has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Mogo, a flexible monopod based on the Fotopro UFO. Mogo features flexible legs that can be wrapped around a rail or post or used on uneven surfaces.
Mar 30, 2018 at 20:58
A new partnership between DJI and stock footage library Pond5 might make it easier for aerial photographers with Part 107 certification to connect with potential customers – and vice versa.
We're continuing to shoot with and test the Lumix GX9, Panasonic's latest rangefinder style Micro Four Thirds camera. Priced at $1000 with kit lens, the GX9 offers a 20MP sensor, 5-axis stabilization and promises a 90% reduction in shutter shock.
mobileMar 29, 2018 at 19:48
Square lens filters for your smartphone are now a reality. Say hello to the NiSi Prosories P1 Kit: a smartphone filter kit that includes a phone clip, medium graduated neutral density filter, polarizer, pouch, and holder.
videoMar 29, 2018 at 18:22
Canon's 120MXS APS-H CMOS sensor can capture 120MP at 9.4fps. To get an idea of just how much resolution that is, Canon created this demo video, that pits the 120MXS footage against regular 1080p HD from a Canon 1D Mark IV.
mobileMar 29, 2018 at 17:17
Smartphone accessory maker Moment has launched a new product line targeted specifically at mobile filmmakers. The lineup includes an anamorphic lens, a gimbal counterweight, and a smartphone filter mount.
camera newsMar 29, 2018 at 15:31
The GoPro HERO is a pared down version of the HERO6 that boasts a solid feature set at an entry-level price. For just $200, users get a HERO action cam that shoots 1440/60p video and 10MP stills, can use GoPro's Quik Stories feature, and more.
Mar 29, 2018 at 13:00
At last month's CP+ show in Yokohama, we met up with Shigemi Sugimoto, head of Olympus's imaging business unit. He explained where he sees the most opportunity for Olympus, and how his company will continue to differentiate itself from the competition.
video newsMar 28, 2018 at 22:39
A sensor designed to be used in space has gone on general release from cinema camera manufacturer Red. The Gemini 5K S35 was originally created especially to work in very low light conditions, but has been adapted to offer dual native ISO settings so it can also shoot in normal conditions.
mobileMar 28, 2018 at 21:30
The new iPad is the first non-Pro model to support Apple Pencil, the maker's own stylus. Despite its low price, the 9.7" iPad features a Retina display, A10 Fusion chip and support for augmented reality experiences.
camera newsMar 28, 2018 at 13:00
Canon has announced the EOS C700 FF, an updated version of the company's C700 cinema camera that includes a full frame sensor in place of a Super 35 sensor. This allows the camera to use Canon's entire line of EF-mount lenses at their standard focal lengths.
It's official. Light field company Lytro has announced that it is shutting down just one week after TechCrunch reported that Google was planning to buy the company for $40M. But it seems Google is more interested in the company's employees than its light field technology...
Mar 27, 2018 at 17:33
The Godox AD600 Pro, Broncolor Siros 800 L, and Profoto B1X are all battery powered monolights that offer studio power in a portable package. In this video, photographer Robert Hall breaks down all of their pros and cons, and explains why you might choose one strobe over the others.
mobileMar 27, 2018 at 16:06
It looks like the Huawei P20 Pro is the smartphone to beat, smashing its nearest rival—the Samsung Galaxy S9—by a full 10 points to score a whopping 109 on DxOMark's mobile tests.
mobileMar 27, 2018 at 15:35
Huawei's P20 Pro boasts an impressive triple camera system that features a larger-than-average 1/1.7-inch image sensor in the main module. It looks like we may have a new "best smartphone for photography" on our hands.
Mar 27, 2018 at 14:56
Named Bubblegum and Monsoon, the latest in a line of Dubble pre-colored emulsions work at opposite ends of the spectrum—with Bubblegum injecting lots of orange warmth, and Monsoon creating a cool cyan/blue effect.
mobileMar 27, 2018 at 13:43
The exterior of the new Mi MIX 2S hasn't changed much compared to its predecessor, but the camera system has received an important overhaul.
Mar 27, 2018 at 13:00
This year at CP+ we sat down with senior executives from Tamron. Our conversation covered various topics, including the move to new native mirrorless designs and the decline in DSLR lens sales.
videoMar 26, 2018 at 21:54
In Lensrentals testing, the Veydra Mini Primes wipe the test bench floor with the equivalent Zeiss CP.2 lenses, which cost more than three times as much. In Roger Cicala's words: they kick some serious resolution butt.
Mar 26, 2018 at 18:20
It seems GoPro is planning to release an entry-level "HERO" action cam later this week. The camera looks just like the Hero5 Black and Hero6, will shoot up to 1440p at 60fps, but is rumored to cost less than $200.
Mar 26, 2018 at 15:17
A group of scientists at Cornell University have created an algorithm that lifts the stylistic characteristics of one picture, and drops them onto a completely different image with startling precision.
Mar 26, 2018 at 13:00
We spent some time at CP+ talking with senior executives from Fujifilm about the runaway success of the GFX system, how the company is moving into video and, of course, Instax.
Mar 25, 2018 at 14:00
Photographer Chris Schmid recently embarked on an ambitious project to document one of the most resilient animals on Earth: the musk ox. He hopes his film and photos will highlight this arctic animal's plight, and raise awareness around the effects of climate change.
sample galleryMar 24, 2018 at 13:00
We've already posted lots of images from the Sony a7 III launch event, but now we've had plenty of time with the camera around our home base in Seattle. Check out our updated gallery to see the cherry blossoms at the University of Washington, historic coastal lighthouses and more.
Mar 23, 2018 at 20:48
GoPro has inked a multi-year licensing deal with manufacturing services company Jabil that will allow Jabil to incorporate GoPro sensor modules and camera lenses into third-party products.
Mar 23, 2018 at 19:40
Canon Rumors has reportedly "confirmed from a couple of good sources" that Canon's full-frame mirrorless camera is currently being tested in the field by select Canon pro photographers.
Mar 23, 2018 at 18:09
In a ‘the world’s gone crazy’ role-reversal Sheeba magazine's submission guidelines specifyl that photographers lucky enough to have an image selected for the cover will have to pay $860 for the privilege of having it used.
Mar 23, 2018 at 17:51
A Russian drone pilot took his little camera drone to an altitude of 10 kilometers (~33,000 feet), and while the flight didn't break any local regulations and was done in a remote region, it's still an incredibly reckless and stupid thing to try.
Mar 23, 2018 at 17:12
Instagram has revealed some interesting updates this week, including a return to a slightly more chronological newsfeed where "newer posts are more likely to appear first in feed."
Mar 22, 2018 at 23:19
The 10 Open category winners revealed this week will duke it out for $5,000 in prize money and the title of Open Photographer of the Year. The winner will be revealed on April 19th, alongside the Professional category winners.
lens newsMar 22, 2018 at 18:33
The new Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D is "the world’s widest rectilinear f/2.8 lens for mirrorless APS-C cameras." It boasts a 113° angle of view, fast F2.8 aperture, and a Zero-D design that promises "close to zero" distortion.
videoMar 22, 2018 at 17:48
YouTuber Devin Graham recently got to do something very few of us will ever get to: he purchased and unboxed nearly a quarter million dollars worth of cinema lenses.
Mar 22, 2018 at 15:00
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Mar 21, 2018 at 19:11
A report from the National Endowment for the Arts shows that photography and photo-finishing services contributed $10.2 billion to the US economy in 2015.
Mar 21, 2018 at 18:52
According to unnamed sources, Google will acquire Lytro's technology and patents, with Lytro employees already having left the company.
Mar 20, 2018 at 20:33
The new ExaDrive offers a three times higher capacity than the previous largest SSD, a 30TB model by Samsung.
Mar 20, 2018 at 20:29
A pair of images show what may be the upcoming DJI Phantom 5 drone featuring an interchangeable lens camera. Update: Comparing this image to the size of previous DJI lens mounts, and noting the 3:2 aspect ratio of the sensor, we're confident the leaked image shows a 1"-type sensor
videoMar 20, 2018 at 14:00
Nikon looks to be positioning its D850 as a serious video rig with today's announcement of its D850 Filmmaker's Kit. The kit includes the body, 20/35/85mm F1.8G lenses, an Atomos Ninja Flame external recorder, two microphones and an extra battery.
Mar 19, 2018 at 21:04
The FAA has ordered helicopter pilots and operators to halt certain doors-off flights in the wake of a tragedy that killed five passengers.
mobileMar 19, 2018 at 18:19
Analysts TechInsights have torn down a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus to have a closer look at the device's internal components and their cost.
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The update also comes with "post-scan cloud processing," which allows you to render 3D models with 4K resolution textures for better detail and realism.
For KFC Hong Kong’s latest ad campaign, New York City-based advertising agency Ogilvy and Mather used Photoshop to magically morph pieces of flaky fried chicken into fire and smoke in various scenes.
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Under the agreement, the two companies will work together to develop Oppo's smartphone camera roadmap, covering optical zoom, depth mapping and other innovative imaging features that dual cameras allow.
Canon USA has released a promotional video showcasing its latest CMOS sensor technology. Albeit over daraticized, it’s an interesting overlook at the work it’s continually putting into its camera systems.
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Lensrentals put together a very useful overview of all the memory card options out there for photographers and videographers. It covers speed ratings, card formats, and explains everything you need to know to pick the right card for the job at hand.
Instagram will soon allow users to download their content from within the app. Gone are the days of using third-party apps and services to get the job done.
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Google Photos boasts a number of new Google Lens AI powered features that will be particularly useful to pet owners.
For some reason, Samsung isn't exclusively using its own image sensors in the Galaxy S9 smartphone. Depending on where you buy the Galaxy S9, your device will either ship with a Samsung S5K2L3 or Sony IMX345 image sensor.
WIRED examines what exactly happened last month, when a helicopter chartered by FlyNYON for a doors-off aerial photography tour of New York crashed into the East River, killing five passengers.
Gil Abraham, Director Product Management at Corephotonics, has taken the Huawei P20 Pro launch as an opportunity to author a white paper titled "Triple cameras: Are three better than two?"
The latest update to the Snapchat app uses the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera to create more realistic augmented reality face masks—improving one of the app's most popular features.
Lensrentals' Ryan Hill shares a few very important tips you should heed before, during, and after your video shoot to ensure you never lose footage to data corruption or user error.
A US startup is the first company to use the iPhone X's front-facing TrueDepth camera for 3D face scanning. The app they've created captures more than 250,000 3D data points on a face in 10 seconds while the user slowly turns their head in front of the camera
Facebook has added support for 360° panoramic photos and 720p HD video to Facebook Messenger. This follows last November's update, which doubled the resolution of photos shared through the messaging app.
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The MIOPS Splash kit doesn't just control your flash and/or camera, it also lets you dial in the timing and size of your water drop. It basically takes all of the guess-work and trial-and-error out of water drop photography.
Apr 3, 20189
Photo messaging app Snapchat has produced its first TV commercial, which hopes to educate older folk about what Snapchat is. And what it is, apparently, is "a new kind of camera."
Apr 3, 201823
Defense Secretary James Mattis declined to sit for a portrait for the latest New York Times Magazine cover, so photographer Mark Peterson explains how he managed to shoot the cover during Mattis' very limited public appearances.
The Zenmuse XT2 features a 12MP 4K visual camera with a 1/1.7" CMOS sensor, and two different thermal resolutions: 336 x 256 and 640 x 512. It also sports 9mm, 13mm, 19mm, and 25mm lenses, and an IP44 rating for flights in fog, rain, snow, and smoke.
Mar 29, 201817
Google has built a fascinating rotating light field VR camera rig using 16 GoPros mounted in an arc. The rig is meant to give viewers "a more realistic sense of presence” within a VR world.
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The camera—safely preserved inside a waterproof case—washed up on a beach in Taiwan so covered in barnacles that it was barely recognizable. And yet, the students who found it were able to locate the owner by sharing images from and of the camera on social media.
The new Vivo V9 smartphone is all about taking the best possible selfies... so much so the camera maker slapped a 24MP front-facing camera on the thing. That's 3MP more than the combined resolution of both rear-facing cameras.
It's not just fashion magazines. It seems some major Instagram accounts with tens or hundreds of thousands of followers are pitching photographers, offering to feature their work... for a fee.
Zach Sutton over at Lensrentals has put together this very useful on-location lighting tutorial for beginners, complete with five sample lighting setups to experiment with as you get more comfortable using artificial light.
Photographer Wendy Teal tells the heart-breaking story of a wedding she shot at a hospital on just 24-hours notice. The mother of the bride had been given one week to live, and Wendy responded to the couple's desperate social media plea for someone to capture their special day.
For the Pixel 2 smartphone's Motion Photos feature, Google built on its existing Motion Stills technology by adding advanced stabilization that combines software and hardware capabilities to optimize trimming and stabilization.
"After his camera was stolen from his room in the orphanage, he switched to an iPhone for his photography, reasoning that the image quality of a big, heavy camera was less important than the freedom of a cell phone. 'Quality? Screw it, I’d sketch things with a pencil if I could draw,' he wrote in a blog post."
In this month's 'Race Issue,' National Geographic asked historian John Edwin Mason—who specializes in the history of photography and the history of Africa—to investigate the iconic magazine's coverage of people of color around the world.
Shiftcam 2.0 will be available for the latest iPhone models 8, 8 Plus and X, and offers a range of individual "Pro" lenses in addition to a 6-in-1 lens slider.
An anonymous urbex photographer tells the tale of how he broke into the bowels of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in southwest Kazakhstan to photograph some half-built USSR space shuttles, and why Russian agents have been looking for him ever since.
Google has released the first Developer Preview of its upcoming Android P mobile operating system, and it comes with support for the space-saving HEIF image format that is hoping to replace JPEG.
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