May 31
Xiaomi Mi 8 launches with tele-camera and AI-powered portrait mode

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi's latest device offers top-end specifications at an enticing price point.

Canon drops flagship EOS-1v film body and projects end date for repairs

It’s a bad week for film lovers as Canon follows Leica with the news of the discontinuation of an important 35mm camera from its lineup. Earlier Leica reported the end of the M7, and now Canon has announced it has ceased production of its flagship film body, the EOS-1v.

Review: Peak Design Capture Clip V3

Peak Design's Capture Clip takes the pain out of carrying your camera – and the latest version is an improvement on an already popular design.

May 30
Skydio R1 autonomous camera drone gets four new cinematic modes in update

The Skydio R1 aerial "self-flying camera" received its first major software update today, introducing a new Car Follow mode enabling the drone to follow vehicles autonomously while capturing footage.

Camera Plus 2 comes with overhauled UI and new features

The popular Camera+ app for iOS has received a complete overhaul. Version 2 now offers a depth mode, dual-cam support and a completely new interface.

Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 for E-Mount Sample Gallery

Tamron's 28-75mm F2.8 lens for E-mount is sharp, compact and is the first third-party standard zoom for the system. While we work through our full review, check out our preliminary sample gallery to get a feel for how it performs.

May 29
Sony reveals faster, higher-res OLED viewfinder display

Sony has unveiled a faster, higher-resolution OLED panel for use as an electronic viewfinder. The UXGA panel gives a 25% increase in each direction, compared with the 2.36M-dot finders in recent high-end models. The panel also promises a 240 fps mode to give a more lifelike preview.

NASA photographer Bill Ingalls' camera melted in fire caused by rocket launch

NASA explains that a grass fire caused by the GRACE-FO launch on May 22 was behind the damage to one of Bill Ingalls' remote cameras.

Leica M7 film camera comes to an end

Leica has discontinued its M7 film camera after 16 years of service. According to the Red Dot Forum, which is run by the Miami Leica store, the last of the M7 standard and ‘a la Carte’ bodies has been built and no more will be made.

May 28
Does sensor size still make a difference?

We've seen huge breakthroughs in the computational photography techniques in the latest smartphones, as well as the launch of some excellent small sensors in more traditional cameras. Does that mean that bigger is no longer necessarily better?

May 27
DPReview TV: How to get correct exposure when shooting video

This week, Chris and Jordan take a break from gear reviews to discuss things you should know to get proper exposure when shooting video. Get some practical tips and learn about Chris and Jordan's exposure square... or is that an exposure trapezoid? Tune in to find out.

May 26
Not your ordinary camera bag: Rhake waterproof pack with Camera Capsule insert review

The Rhake pack is weatherproof multi-purpose bag with a dedicated camera insert, lifetime guarantee – and steep price tag.

May 25
Video: How Tony and Chelsea Northrup won $40,000 in image theft lawsuit

Well-known photography educators Tony and Chelsey Northrup recently won $40,000 from an Australian company who used one of their most popular portraits on product packaging without so much as asking permission. Check out the video for the full story.

Sigma announces price and ship date of 105mm F1.4 'bokeh master' Art lens

The Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens—colloquially referred to as the 'bokeh master'—will cost just $1,600 USD when it ships for Canon, Nikon, and Sigma mounts in 'late June.' That's $600 less than the Nikon 105mm F1.4E.

Nikon D5 firmware update adds useful 'recall shooting functions' feature

'Recall shooting functions' lets you recall previously saved exposure settings (including shutter speed and aperture) by simply pressing and holding specific controls. The function is designed to allow for quick shooting parameter changes in variable light conditions.

Zeiss launches new lineup of lightweight and compact 'Supreme Prime' lenses

Zeiss has announced a new lineup of 13 'Supreme Prime' lenses for large format cinematographers who want smaller and lighter glass that still produces top-quality results. The kind of lenses that make your salivary glands work... and your wallet groan.

May 24
HP unveils DesignJet Z6 and Z9+: faster, more efficient large-format photo printers

The new HP DesignJet Z6 and Z9+ supposedly offer "the fastest printing capabilities available on the market today," all while using fewer ink tanks, and featuring useful add-ons like a built-in vertical trimmer.

RED simplifies cinema camera lineup, dramatically drops prices

In an effort to streamline production and minimize confusion, RED has announced that it is simplifying its product lineup to three main cameras. As an added bonus, this change dramatically drops the prices for all three options.

Fujifilm X-T100 offers large EVF and phase-detect AF for $600/€600

Fujifilm's new X-T100 is an SLR-style mirrorless camera that takes the internals of the X-A5, including phase-detect AF, and adds a fully articulating LCD and high-res OLED viewfinder. The X-T100 is priced at a very reasonable $599/€599 body-only and $699/€699/£619 with a 15-45mm lens.

May 23
Leaked Panasonic firmware update is made official

Panasonic's latest firmware update for its GH5S, GH5 and G9 series of cameras was leaked in Japan earlier today and is now being officially announced a week early. But don't get too excited – you still won't be able to download it until May 30th.

Video: There's no such thing as lens compression, it's just perspective distortion

We've been saying for years that the term "lens compression" is misleading, but Lee Morris over at Fstoppers has put together a useful video that explains why this is the case, and demonstrates it with two easy-to-understand examples.

DJI debunks rumor: Leaked 'Phantom 5' was just a custom-built Phantom 4 Pro

Last week, some 'leaked' photos were published online that purported to show a DJI Phantom 5 drone with interchangeable lens camera and several prime lenses. The rumor was widely reported, but DPReview has learned that those images do not, in fact, show a Phantom 5 at all.

Vivo teaser shows bezel-free smartphone with pop-up camera

The bezel-free Vivo Apex concept phone with its pop-up camera might be more than a concept. A new teaser video and ad seem to hint at a similar smartphone to be released June 12st.

Skylum announces creation of 'Skylum AI' artificial intelligence lab

Skylum has teamed up with its sister company Photolemur to create Skylum AI Lab, where the duo will work on AI-powered image solutions including image segmentation, tagging and upscaling.

Using four Godox EC-200 extension heads as a quad-flash for beauty and close-up lighting

Award-winning fashion and celebrity photographer Markus Klinko recently tested out the Godox EC-200 flash extension head. Actually, he tested out four of them, creating a quad-flash ring light alternative that works great for both beauty and close-up work.

Sony reveals camera strategy: aims to be the top camera brand by 2021

According to a recent investor presentation, Sony intends to occupy the top slot in the overall camera market by the end of 2020, beating back Canon and Nikon by boosting its interchangeable lens systems.

HTC unveils the U12+: Brings back the dual-camera and adds 4K 60p video

HTC brings back the dual-camera on the newly-announced U12+, which features a secondary tele-camera with 2x zoom factor, as well as 4K video recording at 60 frames per second.

Apollo app for iOS uses dual-cam depth map to create impressive lighting tricks

We've been messing around with Apollo, an iOS app that allows you to add 3D lighting effects to images using depth information, and have to say we're impressed with what it's capable of – but that doesn't mean we don't have a few requests for the next version.

May 22
The new ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 features a 100% Adobe RGB 4K display

The new lightweight laptop packs a whole lot of photo- and video-editing punch. The laptop can be specced out with a Core i9 processor, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage, NVIDIA graphics with 4GB of GDDR5, and a 4K display with 100% Adobe RGB coverage.

Canon is now selling CMOS image sensors, including a 120MP APS-H beast

It looks like Canon is getting into sensor sales. The three specialized CMOS sensors the company recently demoed—including a 120MP APS-H model and an ultra-low light sensor—have been listed for sale through a distributor in the US.

Instagram launches Mute button, tests 'all caught up' feature

Instagram has finally launched a "Mute" button, and is testing an "All Caught Up" feature that will let you know when you've seen all new post from the people you follow from the past 48 hours.

Shutterbug shuts down print publication after 45 years, goes 'web only'

45-year-old photography magazine Shutterbug announced today that it is shutting down its print publication, focusing instead on reaching its readers online as a web-only publication.

RED and Lucid unveil 8K 3D camera that produces 4V holographic video in real time

Computer vision company Lucid and cinema camera maker RED have partnered to create an 8K 3D camera that can capture 4-view (4V) holographic images and video in real-time. The camera is designed to work with RED's upcoming holographic Hydrogen One smartphone.

Why Nikon and Canon should build mirrorless as a second system – but probably won't

If Canon and Nikon do get into high-end mirrorless, it's almost certain that they'll do everything they can to maintain compatibility with their existing mounts. But, asks Richard Butler, wouldn't it be more interesting if they built a small, niche system to live alongside their existing DSLRs?

May 21
RED's Hydrogen One phone with holographic display is coming to AT&T and Verizon

It seems RED's Hydrogen One super-phone will make it into the hands of customers in the near future. The phone is now officially slated for a Verizon and AT&T release in the US sometime this summer.

Video: Astronaut forgets to insert SD card into GoPro before spacewalk

You know that feeling when you're already all suited up and out on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station, and only then do you realize you forgot to put the SD card in your GoPro? No? Us either... but one astronaut on the ISS sure does.

Behind the scenes: Shooting a documentary atop a moving train

From 2015 to 2017, filmmaker Macgregor and his crew spend many months traveling back and forth on the famed Mauritanian Railway—the so-called 'Backbone of the Sahara—to document the grueling journey endured by merchants who regularly travel atop this train. This beautifully-executed short doc is the result.

Updated: Tamron 70-210mm F4 sample gallery

Our original gallery for Tamron's new 70-210mm F4 had portraits, slow-moving wildlife and city scenes, but was sorely missing fast action. We remedied that by photographing some motorcycles flying through the air.

May 20
DPReview TV: Waterproof camera shootout 2018

This week on DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan prepare for the summer holiday season by putting several popular waterproof cameras to the test. If you're considering a rugged camera for the beach or pool this summer, or if you just want to see what a Chris and Jordan fishing show might look like, tune in.

May 19
Video: Soulumination and the gift of photography

Soulumination is a non-profit organization that provides life-affirming legacy photography to families facing serious medical conditions, completely free of charge. This video shares the work they are doing.

May 18
Fujifilm EU accidentally leaks full specs of upcoming X-T100 camera

Fujifilm EU seems to have accidentally leaked an unreleased camera to the masses. The leaked page details a new "X-T100" camera that will share most of its specs with the X-A5, but includes an EVF, deeper buffer, and 3-way tilting touchscreen.

This 12K NYC flyover video was captured with three 8K RED Weapon Monstro VV cameras

LA-based director and cinematographer Phil Holland of PHFX recently joined forces with Gotham Film Works to create something out-of-this-world. Using a special aerial camera array, Holland shot a flyover of New York City using not one, not two, but three 8K RED Weapon Monstro VistaVision cameras.

This is why Google's impressive object removal tool was never released

According to an interview with the Google Photos team on XDA, object removal simply had a lower priority in the development queue than other features. It might still show up some day... but maybe not.

Nisi shares more details on its full-frame cine lenses and launches Mist filter range

In a bid to clear up online speculation, surprise entrant to the full frame cinema lens market Nisi has answered some questions about its relationship with brands marketing lenses very similar to its own F3 series.

Buying guides updated with Panasonic DC-ZS200 (TZ200)

Now that we've completed our review of Panasonic's Lumix DC-ZS200 (TZ200), we've updated its entry in our Best Cameras for Travel, Best Pocketable Enthusiast Cameras and Best Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras buying guides.

May 17
Video: How to safely and legally fly with camera batteries

This useful video guide by The Slanted Lens will get you up to date on the latest TSA rules on flying with lithium ion batteries. If you're getting ready to travel with a bunch of photography gear, this is one to watch.

Tutorial: How to light paint product photo backgrounds on the cheap

This product photo was captured using two speedlights to light the bottle, a smartphone to light paint the background, and some Photoshop to pull it all together. Watch the video to see how product photographer Dustin Dolby did it.

Ricoh releases SDK for Pentax cameras, opening the door to 3rd party remote control apps

The software development kit allows third-party developers to create mobile and desktop apps that can control the camera remotely via USB cable or Wi-Fi.

Fujifilm rolls back firmware 4.0 for the Fuji X-T2 due to 'malfunctions'

Fujifilm has been forced to roll back the much-anticipated firmware update v4.0 for the X-T2 released last week due to "malfunctions." Firmware updates for the GFX 50S, X-H1 and X-Pro2 planned for this month have also been delayed as a result.

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