Sony has quietly updated its RX100 V, bringing a couple of the goodies from the RX100 VI travel zoom. The updated RX100 VA gains a new processor and various firmware tweaks but misses out on the VI's other hardware improvements.
Jul 13, 2018 at 17:00
Apple has updated its MacBook Pro series of notebooks with 15in and 13in models that are claimed to be better for intense image and video editing. The company says the new models are the most advanced ever, and that they feature 8th generation Intel Core processors for faster performance.
mobileJul 13, 2018 at 15:43
According to sources familiar with the matter, Adobe will announce a full-fledged Photoshop version for the iPad at its annual conference in October.
Jul 13, 2018 at 15:27
The last day to place an order for Apple photo prints and related products is September 30th.
Jul 12, 2018 at 18:14
Manfrotto has launched its new Noreg camera bag series with the Backpack-30 and Messenger-30 models. Both bags are designed for premium mirrorless camera systems, each featuring internal camera units that can be removed and used independently of the larger bags.
Jul 12, 2018 at 15:38
Industrial designer Thomas Müller has created a concept device that attempts to democratize film development using an all-in-one device that sits on your countertop.
The Sony RX100 VI is a spectacularly capable travel camera, combining a flexible zoom range with impressive autofocus. But there's no getting around the fact that it's an expensive camera, and a longer lens comes with certain trade-offs. Read on for our full analysis.
Jul 11, 2018 at 21:52
Mastin Labs has released its latest set of presets titled 'Kodak Everyday.' The pack includes film emulation presets for iconic Kodak films, including Ektar, Gold and Tri-X.
Jul 11, 2018 at 19:58
Canon has released firmware update 1.0.4 for the EOS 6D Mark II, adding important bug fixes for "rare instances" of issues with the touch panel and operation buttons.
Jul 11, 2018 at 17:04
In an email to DPReview, Nikon Inc. has confirmed ''The Nikon 1 series cameras, lenses and accessories are no longer in production'.
Jul 10, 2018 at 19:33
PhotoMirage, a new Windows application from software company Corel, transforms images into "mirages" by adding movement to elements like water or clouds. Unlike a cinemagraph, it does not require video footage – instead animating a single static image.
Jul 10, 2018 at 18:58
Tamron's version 2.0 firmware update for its 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD claims to have addressed reported issues with autofocus during video shooting.
mobileJul 10, 2018 at 17:31
Lens maker Moment is leaning into the software sector, launching a newly-revamped smartphone camera app targeted at enthusiast photographers.
Jul 10, 2018 at 15:03
A groups of researchers from NVIDIA, MIT, and Aalto University have developed an AI capable of removing noise and grain from images with incredible accuracy.
camera newsJul 10, 2018 at 04:00
If the 24-2000mm equiv. zoom range on Nikon's Coolpix P900 just wasn't enough then you'll be excited about today's announcement of the Coolpix P1000. This camera has a once unthinkable 24-3000mm equivalent F2.8-F8 lens, though it's anything but light and will set you back $999.
Jul 9, 2018 at 20:20
Hong Kong flash system manufacturer Cactus has released new firmware for its V6 II Transceiver that will allow it to wirelessly communicate TTL information between a Canon or Cactus flash and a Canon camera. The X-TTL update makes it possible to trigger Canon flashes and retain full TTL control with that flash either on or off camera.
Want to create pro quality lighting for your videos, but don't have thousands of dollars to spend on expensive video lights? In this video, our friends over at ShareGrid demonstrate how to professionally light a model with some work lights, a bit of poster board and even a shower curtain.
Jul 9, 2018 at 18:54
Phase One has launched its new Latitude processing presets series, the latest addition to the company's Capture One Style Packs product launched last year. Both Latitude style packs contain eight presets, each with original, bright, and dark variations, for a total of 24 styles per pack.
Jul 9, 2018 at 16:13
Godox has announced the impending launch of its upcoming AD400Pro, a 400WS monolight with wireless shooting capabilities and a battery life of 390 full-powered flashes.
videoJul 8, 2018 at 13:00
There's an old axiom in filmmaking which states that an audience will forgive a poor quality picture, but not poor quality sound. This week, Chris and Jordan bring in an audio pro to demonstrate why a cheap microphone positioned correctly will outperform an expensive model placed incorrectly.
With enough reach to land itself in 'travel zoom' territory, the Sony RX100 VI is well suited for a wide range of shooting situations. We've made a significant update to our initial sample gallery with plenty of samples from the past few weeks.
Jul 7, 2018 at 12:00
Hamm Camera Company has launched its second crowdfunding campaign to bring a fun, affordable pinhole camera to life.
mobileJul 6, 2018 at 19:05
Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphone could offer a significantly wider zoom range than current high-end models.
Jul 6, 2018 at 18:26
According to the lawsuit, the US Postal Service issued a new Forever Stamp design in December 2010 that mistakenly features the Statue of Liberty replica in Las Vegas created by Davidson rather than the original statue in New York.
videoJul 6, 2018 at 15:10
Rachel and Daniel of Mango street share six video transitions you can do in-camera to make your footage stand out.
Jul 5, 2018 at 19:38
A copyright ruling against a photographer whose work was re-used has been criticized as a "very poor decision," based on "a faulty understanding of the fair use doctrine," by copyright lawyer Bert Krages.
Jul 5, 2018 at 17:42
More than twenty years after it was first launched, Kodak Alaris is officially bringing its Pro Image 100 film to the European market.
Jul 5, 2018 at 16:12
Tripod manufacturer 3 Legged Thing has launched what it is describing as one of the world’s tallest monopods, alongside a heavy duty model and a new monopod foot stabilizer.
sample galleryJul 5, 2018 at 13:00
The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90mm F2 ASPH is a high-quality short telephoto prime lens for the company's full-frame SL mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. We've been shooting with it for a few days, to see what it can do.
For folks in the U.S., July 4th represents an opportunity to capture the night sky all dressed up for summer's biggest party. Whether you're photographing fireworks for the first time or looking for some new techniques to try, we have a few pointers that might help.
Jul 3, 2018 at 15:44
NameThatLens is a tool to help you add missing EXIF data to photos that were taken with manual lenses that are unable to transfer metadata to digital cameras.
lens newsJul 3, 2018 at 00:10
Lens manufacturer Cosina's Macro APO-Lanthar 100mm F2.5 E-mount lens is due to begin shipping in August 2018, and is quoted on the Japanese website as having a price of ¥148,000 – approximately $1350/£1050 before tax.
Jul 2, 2018 at 22:49
According to a report, The Washington Post has seen concepts and prototypes of phones that feature 'between five and nine' camera modules developed by Light.
Jul 2, 2018 at 18:09
Skylum has announced that Digital Asset Manager (DAM) for Luminar will be provided for free to owners of the current version of Luminar - details of which will be revealed "within a few weeks."
Jul 2, 2018 at 15:02
Alpa's latest adapter makes it possible to mount Alpa and Rodenstock lenses onto Hasselblad's 50-megapixel medium format X1D camera.
The Fujifilm X-T100 sits between the entry-level X-A5 and midrange X-T20 and features a 24MP APS-C sensor, eye-catching design and a unique articulating LCD. Our sample gallery was shot with a number of lenses, including the 15-45mm equiv. kit lens and a number of primes.
In anticipation of our in-depth buying guide, our friends in the North have been looking at a handful of the latest instant cameras. Having stocked up with Instax Mini film and cameras from Fujifilm, Leica and Mint, it seemed like a good excuse for a party...
Jun 30, 2018 at 13:00
Leica has released new firmware for five of its camera models, making significant changes to the way existing features operate while also adding totally new functions in some cases. The updates affect the M10 rangefinder, the Q compact and the new CL, as well as the TL2 and the T/TL.
Jun 29, 2018 at 16:14
The SD Association has released the official SD 7.0 specs, detailing a new SD Express protocol that offer a maximum transfer speed of 985MB/s and a new SDUC card-type that has a maximum capacity of 128TB.
Jun 29, 2018 at 13:00
Reiko Takahashi's image of a humpback whale calf's tail has been named Grand Prize winner of this year's National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest. Category winners have also been chosen from over 13,000 total entries.
lens newsJun 28, 2018 at 22:00
First announced last October, Ricoh is ready to ship the HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW, a weather-sealed fast prime for the company's full-frame DSLRs. It will be available in late July for $1199.
Jun 28, 2018 at 16:21
Lighting brand Phottix has announced a new LED panel for videographers and stills photographers called the Kali600. Larger than the company’s hotshoe Nuada series, the Kali600 is designed for location and studio work and to be mounted on a stand.
Jun 28, 2018 at 14:55
A Japanese patent application from Canon shows off the schematics for a potential 58mm F1.4 'soft-focus' lens with two focusing modules.
Jun 28, 2018 at 11:00
It seems that there really is no limit to human ingenuity - at least at the lower end of the scale. Evidence: the Potato Camera.
mobileJun 27, 2018 at 19:46
A new material helps increase the light sensitivity of Samsung's next generation mobile image sensors.
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Fujifilm released a firmware upgrade for its X-T3 mirrorless camera that addresses issues with distortion compensation and the mechanical lock on SD cards.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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, 201867
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
German brand Lemuro has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund mass production of its iPhone accessory lenses.
Google has finally added the ability to mark your favorite images in Google Photos, so they can be filtered into a dedicated album. The service is also planning to a social network-like "heart" button that lets you like other people's photos.
Kodak Alaris has launched a new single-use disposable camera in Europe. Called the Kodak Daylight Single Use Camera, this 800 ISO film camera is supposedly ideal for parties, weddings, and similar events.
You can now insert another user's Instagram post into your own Stories as a customized sticker, the first official "regram" feature we've seen from the Facebook-owned photo sharing app.
Synology has added a new 6-bay NAS to its DiskStation+ series, and it's aimed squarely at photographers and medium sized businesses. The DS1618+ can handle up to six 12TB drives, giving it a max capacity of 72TB, or up to 60TB in RAID 5.
May 21, 201836
"...excuse me if I don’t walk around in front of [my client] shooting bloody BTS because somebody on social media wants to see it because they can’t be arsed to attend a proper controlled seminar and learn properly, they’d rather be ‘cheap’ and just try to reverse engineer BTS stuff."
OnePlus has slightly boosted the camera specifics of its new flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6. Compared to its predecessor, it boasts both a bigger sensor and optical image stabilization.
A piece of leaked code revealed a new feature—since confirmed by Instagram's CEO—that is coming to Instagram. It's called 'time spent,' and it will allow users to track how much time they spend on the photo sharing app so they can be more 'intentional' about it.
In the ad, a woman pulls out her iPhone to take a selfie in a train station, and all sorts of studio lights, umbrellas and softboxes materialize out of nowhere around her.
In a leaked internal email, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun details the creation of a dedicated in-house camera department that will focus exclusively on developing better camera tech for the brand's smartphones.
hähnel has extended its range of radio-triggered Modus 600RT flash units with a model for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The unit can be used directly in the hotshoe as a standalone flash, or within a group of flashes as a TTL commander or a slave using radio or optical communication.
May 14, 201834
"The idea that a 50-mm best approximates human sight has more to do with the early history of lens production than any essential optical correspondence between the lens and the eye."
At the I/O developer conference this week, Google revealed that its AI-based image recognition system Google Lens will be making its way into several stock camera apps on Android smartphones.
With the release of the Huawei P20 Pro, triple-cameras made their debut in the high-end smartphone market. But it seems the technology could trickle down to mid-range devices faster than we thought, thanks to Qualcomm.
Elizabeth Gray at Photography Life has put together a helpful guide that explains the difference between PPI (pixels per inch) and DPI (dots per inch), and how these terms relate to capturing, editing, and printing photos.
The Trint for Premiere plugin integrates seamlessly into Adobe Premiere Pro CC, using the company's popular speech-to-text technology to automatically generate easy-to-edit captions for your video projects.
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