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Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II

In this article, we'll be directly comparing the Sony a9 and a7R II, looking in detail at exactly where their differences lie. For some photographers, the a9 might meet their needs admirably, whereas for others, the older a7R II might be just as good - or better. Read more

April 26
New Zeiss CP.3 XD Cine lens line stores metadata, is aimed at budget filmmakers

The new budget-oriented Zeiss cine line includes ten compact primes that can output metadata to aide in post-production. Read more

Canon boosts 2017 profit forecast following strong Q1 financial results

Canon has increased its estimated 2017 operating profit, due mainly to its acquisition of Toshiba's medical equipment unit. Camera-wise, the 5D Mark IV has helped to drive sales, with mirrorless products doing well in Europe and Asia. As expected, point-and-shoot sales continue to drop. Read more

Google software engineer shows what's possible with smartphone cameras in low light

Google software engineer Florian Kainz wrote a custom Android app and used manual post-processing in Photoshop to show what's possible with current smartphone cameras in low light. Read more

World’s first 100-million-pixel drone launched by DJI and Hasselblad

Chinese drone manufacturer DJI has announced that it is to launch a new drone later this year that will be fitted with a 100-million-pixel Hasselblad H6D-100c camera. Read more

Fujifilm launches professional support program for GFX system in the US

The Fujifilm Professional Services Program offers product loaners, quick repair turnaround and other services to the owners of GFX medium format cameras. Learn more

More videos added to product overviews and getting started guides

We've just added several new informational videos to our range of product overviews and getting started guides, including guides to how to get started with the Fujifilm X-T20 and Nikon D3400. Read more

April 25
Speedmaster 65mm and 85mm fast primes for Fujifilm GFX on the way

Chinese manufacturer Zhong Yi Optics has shown of a pair of fast primes for Fujifilm's medium format GFX 50S at a tradeshow at Beijing. The 65mm F1.4 and 85mm F1.2 are the fastest G-mount lenses to date. Read more

Novoflex ClassicBall ball heads can be mounted upside-down for level panoramas

Novoflex has launched a trio of new Classicball tripod ball heads that can be mounted upside-down for producing level panoramas. Read more

YI Technology announces consumer-level 360 live VR camera

The YI 360 VR is capable of capturing 360-degree spheric video footage in 5.7K resolution and at 30 frames per second. It also offers 4K instant in-device stitching and 2.5K live-streaming. Read more

Sekonic announces price and availability of 'groundbreaking' L-858D-U light meter

Light meter manufacturer Sekonic has announced that its new L-858D-U light meter is now available and that it costs $599/£599. This new meter offers a number of firsts, including the ability to measure flash duration and to work in HSS mode. Read more

Nikon releases firmware update for 1 J5 mirrorless system camera

Version 1.01 of the Nikon 1 J5 firmware fixes a bug in the image deletion function of the camera. Read more

Here's how much it would actually cost a pro to switch from Canon to Sony

The Sony a9 is here and it's likely to make a lot of sports photographers curious about switching to Sony. But what's the actual cost of switching if you're a pro? Read more

Blackmagic Designs promises scopes for 4K Video Assist monitor/recorder

Firmware v2.5 for Blackmagic's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder will bring a variety of professional 'scopes' to the device for quickly assessing exposure and color. Read more

April 24
TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter

TriLens is a belt-worn device that is made of steel and fiber-reinforced nylon and can carry three lenses up to a weight of 100kg. Read more

Fujifilm X100T in black listed as discontinued on B&H Photo

Is it the beginning of the end for the Fujifilm X100T? The camera has been listed as discontinued on B&H Photo's website. Read more

SLR Magic introduces E-mount Cine 25mm F1.4

SLR Magic will be showing off a new prime for videographers at NAB: the Cine 25mm F1.4. Read more

Seagate and DJI launch Fly Drive, a 2TB external HDD with a built-in microSD card slot

Seagate and DJI have announced the Fly Drive, an external storage drive with up to a 2TB capacity and a built-in microSD card slot designed for drone operators. Read more

Dell announces 4K HDR10 monitor

Dell has announced its new UP2718Q UltraSharp 27 4K monitor, which is the company's first HDR10 display. Read more

Sennheiser launches waterproof action mic for GoPro Hero 4

Audio brand Sennheiser has announced a new microphone made specifically for the GoPro Hero 4 action camera. The company claims its MKE 2 elements is designed to withstand all that the GoPro camera can, and that it is even water proof and can operate when submerged for up to 30 minutes. Read more

Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough

The Sony a9 is an impressive looking camera. However, there are a number of factors that make it more difficult for a working professional to change systems. We spoke to a couple of photojournalists about the factors that might stand in the way of switching. Read more

2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras

While fewer models have introduced recently, enthusiast compacts continue to be one of the bright spots in the camera market. Most cameras in the group have 1"-type sensors and fast lenses, though not a lot of zoom power. Our updated roundup gives an overview of the class and highlights our top picks. Read more

April 23
Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed

DPReview staffer Carey Rose was at the Sony a9 launch event in New York last week. As one of the lead reviewers on the Nikon D5, Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, here are his thoughts on Sony's new sports-shooting flagship. Read more

Huawei P10 camera review

The Huawei P10 features a beautifully-made metal body and a Leica-branded dual-camera module. It's a premium quality device with very good still image capture that ranks among the best in class, especially in low light. Read more

April 22
National Geographic and NASA celebrate National Parks with images from space

If you're unable to take advantage of free National Park entry this weekend, you can still enjoy the grandeur of some of the US's best-loved National Parks thanks to National Geographic and NASA. Read more

NASA puts it all in perspective with this image of Earth between Saturn's rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will soon meet its demise in Saturn's atmosphere, but one of its last photos of Earth is making for a heck of a swan song. Read more

DPReview photographs Seattle's famous cherry blossoms (with expensive gear)

It's cherry blossom season! Recently, the staff of DPReview grabbed some of our favorite gear and headed over to the University of Washington. See gallery

Peak Design will donate today's online sale proceeds to Conservation Alliance

Get a new bag, give a little to Mother Earth. Read more

April 21
Lower cost of image sensor business lifts Sony's annual income estimate

Sony has adjusted its income estimate in part thanks to lower-than-anticipated costs for its image sensor business. Read more

Samyang Lens Station USB dock spotted in the wild

Samyang appears to have developed a USB lens docking hub for firmware updates and customization, similar to Sigma's USB dock. Read more

Samyang announces VDSLR 16MM T2.6 cine lens

The new VDSLR 16mm T2.6 cine lens is designed for video shooting with uncoupled gear rings with T numbers and brings Samyang's total number of cine lenses up to 19. Read more

Frederik Buyckx named Sony World Photography Awards 2017 Photographer of the Year

Frederik Buyckx is a freelance photographer for the Belgian newspaper De Standaard and will receive the $25,000 prize for his winning series of images entitle ‘Whiteout’, which was shot in the Balkans, Scandinavia and Central Asia. Read more

Trends to watch at NAB 2017

Here are a few trends that aspiring Spielbergs can expect to see from the annual National Association of Broadcasters show, or NAB, happening next week in Las Vegas. Read more

Ricoh to show-off 4K-capable Theta 360-degree camera at NAB

At NAB next week Ricoh will be showing off a Theta 360 camera capable of both 4K video capture and live streaming. Read more

April 20
Sigma announces 14mm T2 and 135mm T2 Cine Prime lenses

Just in time for NAB, Sigma has announced an expansion to its Cine Prime line of lenses, adding the Cine High Speed 14mm T2 and Cine FF High Speed 135mm T2. Read more

Apple is releasing its Live Photos API, which means more moving photos in more places

Apple has revealed the API for its Live Photos feature, meaning more app and web developers will be able to support the company's short 1.5 second video 'moving photo' video clips. Read more

LaCie reveals 2big 2-bay RAID storage solution with Thunderbolt 3 technology

Fast transfer speeds and up to 20TB storage make the LaCie 2big Dock an interesting storage solution, and the device can also serve as a versatile docking station. Read more

GoPro unveils Fusion, a 5.2K spherical VR camera

GoPro has unveiled Fusion, a new pro-grade spherical camera capable of capturing regular and VR video at a 5.2K resolution. Read more

Ricoh releases Pentax 645Z and K-1 firmware updates and IMAGE Transmitter 2 software v2.3

New firmware in combination with an updated version of the IMAGE Transmitter 2 software package brings a number of new tethered control features to the Pentax K-1 and 645Z. Read more

Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99

Updated Canon has announced it will make C-Log available to current EOS 5D Mark IV owners by way of a $99 feature upgrade. Read more

Canon introduces Compact-Servo 70-200mm T4.4 lens for aspiring filmmakers

Canon has announced the 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S, a lens designed for small-scale filmmaking. Read more

Throwback Thursday: The DSLR-A900, Sony's first full-frame camera

Since Sony just announced their new flagship a9 mirrorless camera, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the company's first full-framer: the DSLR-A900. Read more

Solarcan is a single-use pinhole camera made out of a soda can

A new Kickstarter campaign is seeking funds for Solarcan, a single-use pinhole camera housed in a tall soda can. Read more

April 19
Sony a9 first look videos

With the a9, Sony hopes to break into the professional action photography market. Check out our brief first look video to quickly get up to speed on Sony's new rapid-fire sports machine, and also check out its autofocus in action. Read more

Finally! Sony NPA-MQZ1K Multi-Battery Adaptor Kit provides power for E-mount users

Announced alongside the a9 is an accessory that should excite existing E-mount camera owners, particularly videographers: the NPA-MQZ1K Multi-Battery Adaptor Kit. It's a four battery charger that doubles as an external power supply for most E-mount models. Read more

Professional powerhouse: Hands-on with the full-frame Sony Alpha a9

Live from New York it's the Sony Alpha a9! Our team is getting their hands all over the a9 and the new 100-400mm, and we've added some comments about the most important new features. Read more

Manfrotto launches fluid head counterbalanced with a nitrogen piston

Manfrotto has announced a new tripod head for stills and video users that it claims provides smooth motion and continuous counterbalance for loads of up to 8kg. Read more

The PolarPro Katana Mavic Tray turns your DJI Mavic Pro into a handheld stabilizer

The PolarPro Katana Mavic Tray is a new accessory that increases the Mavic Pro's versatility by turning it into a stabilized handheld shooting platform while not in the sky. Read more

The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse

Sony has announced the alpha 9 high-end full-frame mirrorless camera at a live event in New York. The 24MP full frame camera can shoot at 20 frames per second with no viewfinder blackout. Read more

Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens

Along with the a9, Sony announced a FE 100-400 F4.5-5.6 OSS G Master lens, which will ship next month for $2500. Read more

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