Leaked product images show the Huawei P20 with three cameras vertically aligned on the device's back plate, confirming a rumor we shared last month that the upcoming Huawei phone will be the first to feature a 'triple-cam.'
Mar 8, 2018 at 16:43
Owners of the medium format Hasselblad X1D can now mount a series of full-frame lenses to their medium format body, in some cases with minimal vignetting, thanks to a new range of adapters launched by Novoflex.
camera newsMar 8, 2018 at 15:56
For its latest special edition camera, Leica collaborated with the founder and CEO of the fashion brand rag & bone to create a matte black 'Stealth Edition' of the Leica M Monochrom, complete with glow-in-the-dark accents.
Mar 7, 2018 at 20:42
Google's new 'LIFE Tags' project used AI to automatically tag LIFE magazine's 4-million-photo archive by recognizing objects in each photo—a treasure trove of photo history, packed with hidden gems that are now just a keyword search away.
lens newsMar 7, 2018 at 20:14
The Laowa 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro lens offers professional and amateur macro photographers alike a compact, lightweight option that can get you extremely close to your subject.
Mar 7, 2018 at 17:33
A host of feature upgrades has been made to On1’s Photo Raw software package for the 2018.1 edition, including better auto-alignment for the HDR mode, improved high ISO noise reduction, and more detailed image sharpening.
lens newsMar 7, 2018 at 17:02
Japanese optical manufacturer Cosina has announced three new Voigtlander lenses at the CP+ show in Yokohama. The trio consists of two lenses for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras, and a new 50mm F1.2 Nokton lens for Leica M shooters.
Mar 7, 2018 at 16:00
After being accused of stealing one another's photo, Ron Risman and Eric Gendron, both from New England, learned that they had captured the exact same millisecond in time, from the same location, using different cameras, to create virtually identical images.
mobileMar 7, 2018 at 15:16
The Google Lens visual recognition feature that was first available only on the company's own Pixel devices has now been expanded to all Android phones.
Mar 7, 2018 at 14:00
As part of an update to our Buying Guides, we've crowned a new winner in the video category: the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S. Its excellent video quality and extensive range of support features see it take top honors as we add the latest models to our guides.
Mar 6, 2018 at 22:30
Photographer Benjamin Von Wong recently teamed up with computer manufacturer Dell to try and make recycling "cool." Together, they took about two tons of electronic waste, and used it to build three futuristic scenes that show how e-waste can be used to power the future of tech
Mar 6, 2018 at 21:23
The Flight Director function automatically edits your drone footage, using algorithms that study the drone's behavior and flight paths and picking the best highlights to edit together.
Mar 6, 2018 at 20:48
A disgruntled bride is being ordered to pay $89,000 USD in damages after destroying a wedding photographer's business with defamatory comments online.
Mar 6, 2018 at 19:39
The Wacom Intuos pen tablet for beginners and enthusiasts just got a major upgrade featuring a fresh design, improved accuracy, and 60% improvement in battery life if you get one of the Bluetooth models.
Sony's a7 III mirrorless camera includes many features from its more advanced a9 and a7R III siblings, but at a more aggressive price point. Here's a quick hands-on tour of some of the most notable upgrades and improvements to Sony's 'basic' full frame model.
Mar 6, 2018 at 15:20
The Irix Edge ND32000 offers 15-stops of light reduction, allowing for about five minutes of exposure time at F16 and ISO 100 on a sunny day.
Mar 6, 2018 at 14:52
The ELB 500 TTL is designed "for adventurous portrait photographers shooting both in studio and on location," and offers 500Ws of power from a power pack capable of running up to two heads in an asymmetric arrangement.
Mar 5, 2018 at 17:20
The winner's of this year's International Wedding Photographer of the Year have been announced, with Erika Mann of Two Mann Studios taking home the top prize for her striking portrait of a bride set against a double rainbow.
Mar 5, 2018 at 16:49
In a statement to DPReview, ProGrade Digital CEO Wes Brewer confirmed that the new memory card company will NOT manufacture XQD cards. Instead, ProGrade is investing heavily in CFexpress technology.
Mar 5, 2018 at 16:27
In a report from last month, the president of Canon Marketing Japan, Masahiro Sakata, confirmed that Canon is willing to cannibalize its DSLR sales to invest in the "growth market" of mirrorless cameras.
We've been shooting with Sigma's new 14-24mm F2.8 Art, both close to home and in Yokohama, Japan. Its dust- and splash-proof design, 'Art' series pedigree and attractive $1300 price tag have made it one of the more hotly anticipated lenses debuting this spring.
Mar 4, 2018 at 13:00
We stopped by the Ricoh-Pentax booth at this year's CP+ show in Japan and got a chance to handle the new K-1 Mark II as well as a near-final version of the upcoming Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4. We even got a chance to informally test the K-1 II's crazy high ISO and hand-held Pixel Shift feature - click through to read our impressions.
Mar 3, 2018 at 15:00
Go behind the scenes with wildlife photographer and Arctic former special forces soldier Morten Hilmer in the Scottish Highlands as he attempts to capture mountain hares in the middle of a blizzard.
Mar 3, 2018 at 04:10
Venus Optics has been making some very interesting lenses in the past couple of years. and at this year's CP+ show in Yokohama Japan, the company is showing off an innovative 'magic shift converter'.
camera newsMar 2, 2018 at 17:06
The Rylo 360° camera we called "a 360° camera done right" is finally compatible with the Android operating system, and works with most devices running Android 6.0 or later.
Mar 2, 2018 at 16:29
CIPA stats for January have been released, and the news is not pretty. The number of cameras made and shipped in the first month of 2018 barely reached 70% of the volume for the same period last year and the year before.
Mar 2, 2018 at 16:05
On-demand photo licensing service ImageBrief is shutting down after six years of trying to compete in the same industry as giants like Getty and Shutterstock. The news was announced in an email to users sent out earlier this week.
Mar 2, 2018 at 08:41
The Leica DG Vario 50-200mm F2.8-4 ASPH is the third and final lens in Panasonic's latest premium zoom lens lineup, and we had the chance to handle it in person at this year's CP+ show in Japan. Check out how this high-end tele-zoom handles in our slideshow.
Mar 2, 2018 at 02:52
The Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD is the first third-party standard zoom to be created natively for the Sony FE mount. We're at the CP+ show in Yokohama, where we got our hands on a prototype.
Mar 2, 2018 at 02:21
Tokina has recently released the 50mm F1.4 'Opera' and FíRIN 20mm F2 AF lenses, and we stopped by their booth at CP+ 2018 to get a feel for them.
videoMar 1, 2018 at 19:27
Nikon-owned Mark Roberts Motion Control has announced that it will release a new, smaller version of its incredible Bolt 'cinebot' in April of this year. The so-called Bolt Junior is set to weigh less than half of the original, and will cost less as well.
sample galleryMar 1, 2018 at 14:00
Lensbaby’s newest lens, the Burnside 35, is a Petzval-inspired lens that offers swirly bokeh in a 35mm lens, plus an additional creative control of a vignetting slider. We wanted to see what it's all about.
Mar 1, 2018 at 05:40
Tamron's new 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD is a compact alternative to heavy (and pricey) F2.8 zooms. Take a look at our hands-on slideshow to see just how compact it really is.
Mar 1, 2018 at 03:01
Sigma's new 105mm F1.4 DG HSM is a beast, weighing in at 1.6 kilos. We're at the CP+ tradeshow in Yokohama, Japan, where we just got our hands on what Sigma is calling the 'bokeh master'.
Feb 28, 2018 at 21:41
The film digitizing adapter Nikon introduced alongside the D850 DSLR is finally ready for delivery at the end of March. It has been available for pre-order since it was first announced last August, but the release date has been slipping backwards.
Feb 28, 2018 at 21:10
In a side-by-side speedlight test, photographer Martin Cheung found that cheap IKEA LADDA rechargeable batteries delivered noticeably faster recycle speeds compared to Panasonic's expensive Eneloop Pro batteries.
Feb 28, 2018 at 20:14
When DJI and SkyPixel unveiled the winners of the 2017 SkyPixel Aerial Photography Contest earlier this month, they accidentally gave 1st place in the Landscape category to a photo that wasn't taken from the air... or in 2017.
Feb 28, 2018 at 19:39
Flash manufacturer Phottix has announced it will introduce an Odin ll transmitter for Pentax users in April this year. The company says it has had ‘direct cooperation’ from Pentax engineers to make and program the trigger so it works seamlessly.
lens newsFeb 28, 2018 at 16:14
Full-frame Canon and Nikon shooters have a new 50mm F1.4 lens to consider. The Tokina 50mm F1.4 FF features an ultrasonic motor, weather-sealed design, and a focus ring that rotates the same direction as native Canon and Nikon glass.
Feb 28, 2018 at 15:37
This year, the Sony World Photography Awards received nearly 320,000 entries from all across the globe, which have been whittled down to just 200 shortlisted images. Here are 30 'highlights' from both the Professional and Open competitions.
Feb 28, 2018 at 06:00
Olympus has announced updates for its OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Pen-F cameras in the lead up to CP+ 2018. On the list of updates are improvements to the E-M1 II's Pro Capture Mode, and the addition of in-camera Focus Stacking in the E-M5 II.
Feb 27, 2018 at 23:48
Seven months after announcing that it would release 24- and 32-inch versions of the Cintiq Pro pen display, Wacom is following through on one of those promises—you'll be able to pick up the Cintiq Pro 24 in May, and the Cintiq Pro 32 "later this year."
Feb 27, 2018 at 23:04
Made to work with the Cintiq Pro 24- and 32-inch models, the Cintiq Pro Engine module seamlessly plugs into the back of the pen display tablet and turns it into a powerful PC workstation with an Intel processor, NVIDIA graphics card, SSD, and up to 32GB RAM.
Feb 27, 2018 at 21:23
The 400GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card is officially the world’s fastest UHS-I flash memory card, offering read speeds up to 160MB/s and write speeds up to 90MB/s—over 50% faster than current UHS-I Extreme microSD cards.
Feb 27, 2018 at 20:52
Cactus has announced that it will release a ‘palm-sized’ bare-bulb flash head this summer that will feature wireless control and three times the power of a typical GN60m hotshoe unit.
In other news
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has launched a new high-end model, the Meizu 15 Plus. And based on specs alone, the phone is well-worth a closer look for mobile photographers who are open to buying from a less established brand.
Photographer Jolyon Ralph pit the new Huawei P20 Pro against his beloved Canon 5DSR, and was "somewhat stunned" by how well the 40MP smartphone performed against the 50MP DSLR.
Thanks to a low-res proxy version of the Insta360 Pro 8K footage, stitching times and computer processing requirements are reduced significantly when editing 360° footage from the six-lens system.
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.
Apr 17, 2018165
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.
Apr 3, 20183
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.
Mar 29, 201811
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.
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