February 19
DPReview TV: Our advice for OM Digital Solutions after using the OM-1

Chris and Jordan are impressed with the new OM-1 Micro Four Thirds camera, but they have some advice for OM Digital Solutions after using the company's newest flagship camera.

February 18
Autel's Nano and Lite drones get substantial firmware updates to fix 'Jello effect,' add capture modes and more

Autel's Nano and Lite drones received a firmware update that adds more video options and fixes the 'jello effect' on the Nano footage.

OM System OM-1: An adventurous camera and the right tool for the job

Chris Niccolls of DPReview TV has two passions: cameras and fishing. Both pursuits require the right gear, and the OM System OM-1 might just be the perfect tackle to land that adventure assignment of a lifetime.

For photographers who enjoy video games, a pair of upcoming PlayStation games look great

Photography has long played an important role in various video games. A pair of games hitting PlayStation next month utilize photography in very different ways. 35mm is a post-apocalyptic horror game in which the player freezes time with a 35mm film camera. Gran Turismo 7, on the other hand, uses advanced technology to let the player capture beautiful, realistic photos of cars at stunning locations around the world.

These are the cameras people complain about the most

Electronics Hub has tracked nearly 350,000 tweets and ran them through a 'Complaint Detector' to see which electronic devices frustrate people the most. As part of the extensive data, we see which cameras people complain about most. Is it your favorite camera that takes the top spot?

Film Friday: Building a custom 6x9 camera using an old Zeiss camera and 47mm Schneider-Kreuznach lens

For this week's installment of Film Friday, we take a look at an article from Dirk Fletcher, shared on 35mmc, that shows how he built one of his latest custom cameras, a 6x9 medium format camera with a 47mm Scheider-Kreuznach lens.

February 17
Cosina's new Nokton D35mm F1.2 APS-C lens has electronic contacts for IBIS, metadata support

The lens is designed for Nikon Z-mount APS-C sensors, but will also work with full-frame Z-mount cameras when set to DX format.

Sony Semiconductor Solutions provides additional details on its new 2-Layer Transistor Pixel tech

In a new video, Sony Semiconductor Solutions engineers explain the new '2-layer Transister Pixel' design that will improve both dynamic range and noise performance of future sensors by splitting the photodiode and pixel transistors onto separate layers of substrate using an advanced bonding technology.

Canon EOS R5C: is this the future for hybrid camera interfaces?

Hybrid cameras that shoot both stills and video have been around for years, but haven't always been optimized to support both features. Canon's EOS R5C may be the first one to really get hybrid design right.

February 16
Intel acquires Tower Semiconductor for $5.4B, further expanding Intel's ambitious foundry business

Intel has announced the acquisition of Israeli chipmaker Tower Semiconductor for $5.4 billion. The move, which has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, will significantly expand Intel's Foundry Services operations.

Cosina unveils new Voigtlander 40mm F2.8 Aspherical lens for Leica VM, L39 camera systems

The compact prime lens is fully manual and will come in both black and silver colorways for Leica VM-mount and Leica screw mount thread (L39) camera systems.

Oppo enters three-year partnership to bring Hasselblad imaging tech to its flagship smartphones

The partnership will see Oppo introduce Hasselblad's imaging technology, such as its color science, into Oppo's flagship mobile devices, starting first with its next flagship Find X series, which is set to be released in the coming months.

Hands-on with the OM System OM-1

The OM-1 is the first camera launched by OM Digital Solutions after taking ownership of Olympus' camera division. We go hands-on with this intriguing new model to look at it in more detail.

February 15
Venus Optics' $450 Laowa 85mm F5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO lens is now available for L-mount cameras

Venus Optics is bringing its compact 85mm F5.6 2x macro lens to full-frame and APS-C L-mouint camera systems, offering impressive magnification at a reasonable price point.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe captures the first visible light images of Venus' surface

NASA's Parker Solar Probe has captured its first images of Venus' surface in visible light. The images show distinctive areas on the planetary surface, including continental regions, plains and plateaus.

DPReview TV: OM System OM-1 initial review

Chris and Jordan have had a couple weeks to work with the new OM System OM-1. Contrary to some rumors, Micro Four Thirds is alive and well. Find out what makes this camera different.

OM System OM-1 pre-production sample gallery

It's been a while since we've seen a new Micro Four Thirds sensor. Check out our sample gallery from the new OM System OM-1 and new lenses to see how image quality from this new sensor 'stacks' up.

OM Digital Solutions unveils the OM System OM-1, a 20.4MP Micro Four Thirds camera

OM Digital Solutions has announced the OM-1, its first camera under the OM System brand. The camera features 20.4MP Micro Four Thirds stacked backside-illuminated Live MOS sensor with 5-axis in-body image stabilization.

OM Digital Solutions unveils ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II, 40-150mm F4 PRO lenses

The two new fixed-aperture zooms cover a full-frame equivalent focal length range between 24mm and 300mm. The lenses are set to be released alongside the new OM System OM-1 in early March 2022.

February 14
NFT marketplace Cent temporarily halts most trading due to 'widespread fraud'

Small NFT marketplace CENT, know for selling the first tweet from former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, announced that it is halting most of its trading on account of 'widespread fraud'.

Tamron says it plans to double its mirrorless lens lineup by 2023, show a ‘swift response to new formats’

Tamron is poised to release nine lenses over the course of the next two years and says it wants to show a ‘swift response to new formats.'

Slideshow: The winning and shortlisted images for the inaugural ‘Superb Owl’ photo competition

The winning image and shortlisted photographs for the inaugural Superb Owl photo contest has been announced, showcasing superb strigiformes from around the world.

February 12
Sigma 20mm F2 DG DN sample gallery

Earlier this week Sigma announced its new 20mm F2 DG DN lens for E-mount and L-mount cameras, the widest in the company's all-metal 'I series' of compact prime lenses. Check out our sample gallery to see how its image quality stacks up.

February 11
James Webb Space Telescope sees its first star using all 18 of its primary mirror segments

NASA has published an initial alignment mosaic from the James Webb Space Telescope. The image will serve as the foundation for the team to adjust each primary mirror segment.

Canon USA successfully stops a new method of importing counterfeit goods into the US

Canon U.S.A., Inc., and Canon Inc. of Japan have announced an agreement with a logistics and fulfillment company in China to prevent the shipping of counterfeit 'Canon' batteries to warehouses in the United States.

Film Friday: Adox announces Color Mission, a new 200 ISO 35mm color film stock whose profits will help fund R&D for future color emulsions

All profits from this film stock will be used to research and develop future color emulsions the company hopes to have out within the next four years.

February 10
Delkin Devices launches CFexpress Type A cards, joining Sony and ProGrade

Delkin Devices has announced two CFexpress Type A memory cards, becoming the third manufacturer to support the compact, speedy storage format.

Western Digital to lose out on 6.5 exabytes of flash storage following production line contamination

Western Digital doesn't specify what caused the contamination of its two facilities but says it's working alongside a partner to get the production lines operational as fast as possible.

Sony Japan lists all A-mount lenses as 'discontinued' on its online shop

37 years after the A-mount was introduced by Minolta, Sony Japan has listed all lens models as 'discontinued' in its online store, where units were still being sold for older A-mount camera systems.

Sony a7 IV review
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The Sony a7 IV is the fourth generation of the company's core a7 full-frame mirrorless camera model, and it's the most advanced yet. Click through for an in-depth look at Sony's latest full-frame mirrorless ILC.

Apple files patent application for magnetic MagSafe tripod adapter for mounting iPhones to tripods, gimbals

While not all patent applications result in consumer products, a new one filed by Apple shows an interesting magnetic adapter to attach an iPhone to a tripod or other stabilization device. The adapter would use Apple's MagSafe technology to secure and charge a connected device while leaving your phone's Lightning port available for use with another accessory.

February 9
Panasonic confirms the GH6 will be released via livestream on February 22

Panasonic has posted a countdown timer to the livestream release of its forthcoming GH6 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera system, which is set to be revealed at 1am UTC / 8pm EST on February 22, 2022.

Chinese optics manufacturer TTArtisan is joining the Micro Four Thirds System standard

Chinese optics manufacturer TTArtisan has announced it's joining the Micro Four Thirds System Standard, paving the way for more affordable manual lenses for Micro Four Thirds camera systems and potentially 'chipped' versions of its current MFT offerings.

Samsung announces 3 new Galaxy S22 smartphones, including the redesigned S22 Ultra

Samsung has announced new Galaxy devices at its Unpacked 2022 event, including three Galaxy S22 series smartphones. The new S22 Ultra features a new design and includes the S Pen stylus, a first for the Galaxy series. The S22+ and S22 smartphones include new main cameras.

DPReview TV: Sigma 20mm F2 DG DN review

The Sigma 20mm F2 DG DN is the newest prime lens in Sigma's series of relatively fast, compact primes for E-mount and L-mount. Join Chris and Jordan as they test it in the scenic town of Kimberley, British Columbia, to show us how it performs.

Leica's new L1 and L2 timepieces will cost you more than the company's new $9K M11 rangefinder

The Leica L1 and L2 timepieces, which were originally announced back in 2018, are currently available at select Leica stores for $10K and $14K, respectively. At least you still get the iconic 'red dot.'

Sigma announces $699 20mm F2 DG DN lens for E-mount, L-Mount camera systems

Sigma has announced the latest lens in its growing 'I series' lineup, a 20mm F2 DG DN lens for Sony E-mount and L-Mount camera systems. The lens is expected to go on sale later this month for $699.

February 8
Adobe Premiere Pro update adds AI-powered Remix for music and 3x faster Speech to Text

Adobe has updated its popular video editing software, Premiere Pro, adding new AI-powered sound features, improved Speech to Text, and more.

The James Webb Space Telescope has detected its first photons

On February 3, the first particles of light made it through the entire James Webb Space Telescope, beginning the roughly three-month-long process of aligning the telescope's 18 mirror segments that must take place before full scientific operations can commence.

OM Digital Systems post countdown to a new product launch on February 15

OM Digital Solutions has shared yet another teaser for a new product announcement set to take place online, via livestream, on February 15.

Slideshow: Winners and finalists of the Travel Photographer of the Year competition

Winners and finalists for the 2021 Travel Photographer of the Year competition were recently announced.

February 7
Drone pilots face a $30,000 minimum fine if they fly anywhere near the Super Bowl stadium

Drone pilots caught flying within a 30-nautical-mile range of the Super Bowl, set to take place this Sunday, will face a minimum $30,000 fine and other possible civil penalties.

Nikon issues warning regarding scam emails from people pretending to be Nikon Press Relations

Nikon has issued a warning that scammers are attempting to impersonate Nikon press relations representatives via email and has provided a list of details you can check for to ensure you don't fall victim to one of the scams.

CP+ goes online-only as Covid-19 disrupts the Yokohama trade show for the second year in a row

With just two weeks to go Japan's CP+ camera show organizers drop the physical exhibition in favor of an on-line only event.

Make your own (cheaper) CFexpress Type B cards with this NVMe SSD to CFexpress Type B adapter

Sintech has developed an adapter that lets users convert an M.2 2230 NVMe SSD into a CFexpress Type B memory card for use in numerous cameras, including models from Canon, Nikon and Panasonic.

TTartisan 90mm F1.25 Sample Gallery

Our news editor Gannon Burgett took TTartisan's 90mm F1.25 manual prime lens around his hometown of Lansing, Michigan, to see what the ultrafast prime had to offer. Check out his sample gallery to see how how it performs.

February 6
Landscape Composition - Part 3: Negative space

After his introduction on compositional elements and breakdown of how to balance those elements, nature photographer Erez Marom is back to discuss the notion of negative space and how to use it to enhance the sense of balance in a landscape image.

February 5
DPReview TV: Flagship mirrorless comparison - Canon EOS R3, Sony a1 and Nikon Z9

Canon, Sony and Nikon all introduced new flagship mirrorless cameras in 2021: the Canon EOS R3, Sony a1, and Nikon Z9. We compare them across several critical areas of performance to see how they stack up.

February 4
More than 2,000 patients in Scotland have swallowed a tiny camera instead of having colonoscopies

Not many people enjoy medical procedures. Fewer still enjoy colonoscopies. However, colorectal screening is critical. More than 2,000 patients in Scotland have swallowed a tiny camera located inside a pill-sized device called PillCam. PillCam can improve the experience and long-term health outcomes of patients.

K-Lens One Kickstarter campaign has been cancelled due to financial issues, backers will be refunded

The light field lens ran in to financial difficulties behind the scenes despite raising almost three times its goal on Kickstarter.

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