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September 2015 news and reviews

September 30
Ricoh offers limited edition GR II kit to mark 10 years of digital GR cameras

The forthcoming Ricoh GR II is set to also be available in a special limited edition 'Premium' kit that has been announced by the company to mark the 10th birthday of the first digital version of the famous GR film bodies. The kit will come in an aluminum case and will include the GV-1 external viewfinder as well as the GW-3 wide angle converter that uses a 0.75x magnification to turn the camera’s 28mm lens into what seems like a 21mm super wide. Read more

Corel introduces three new Pinnacle Studio 19 applications

Corel has introduced a trio of new versions of its video editing software applications: Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate, Pinnacle Studio 19 Plus, and Pinnacle Studio 19. A couple new features have been added to the software, including a new Multi-Camera Editor in each version of the application. In addition, the latest version offers support for 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processors. Read more

DxOMark Mobile report: Sony Xperia Z5

DxOMark has published its test results for the Sony Xperia Z5 camera.

Fujifilm introduces selfie-friendly INSTAX Mini 70 instant camera

Fujifilm has added to its instant camera lineup, introducing the INSTAX Mini 70. The Mini 70 features a sleek re-design, a mirror on the front panel for selfie-framing, and automatic exposure with flash for better balanced low-light photos. Read more

Dust on the lens or a new planet? NASA reveals some of its inter-galactic Photoshop tricks

In an interview for Adobe's blog, NASA has revealed some of the processes its scientists use to transform technical data into images that the rest of the world can appreciate and understand. From simple tasks, such as straightening and cropping, to compositing multiple layers of scientifically calculated color, the agency uses programs including Adobe Photoshop to interpret the sometimes quite abstract images sent back to Earth from devices such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Mars rover. Read more

Countdown to PIX 2015: Dixie Dixon and breaking into fashion photography

We're less than a week away from PIX 2015, and we're taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of our talented re:FRAME speakers. Dixie Dixon acquired her first camera, a Nikon FG, when she was just 12 years old. Now she's made a name for herself in fashion and commercial photography - find out a couple of her tips on breaking in. Read more

September 29
Pixel C is Google's 10.2-inch Surface and iPad Pro competitor

On top of the new Nexus phones Google also announced a tablet at today's event.

PanoCatcher automates capturing panoramas and timelapses

A new device called the PanoCatcher is described as a 'robotic photography platform,' and is designed to automate the capture of time lapses, panoramas, and other similar photos. The device is made from CNC precision-machined aluminum, and is compatible with most mirrorless and DSLR cameras. Read more

Google announces Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones

For the first time Google has announced not one but two of its Nexus showcase smartphones.

HTC reveals camera-focused Butterfly 3 and One M9+ 'Supreme Camera'

The HTC Butterfly 3 and One M9+ 'Superior Camera' both come with impressive imaging specifications.

Super Raw? DxO ONE added to studio test scene

As far as pocketable cameras go, the DxO ONE is the most likely to fit into the smallest of pockets. Built as a companion to Apple mobile devices, it connects directly via integrated Lightning connector to bring your iPhone a 20MP 1"-type sensor and 32mm equivalent F1.8 lens. We put its standard shooting mode as well as its SuperRAW mode up against our studio test scene. Read more

Countdown to PIX 2015: Jonathan Alcorn and the evolution of news photography

With just a week until PIX 2015, we're taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of our talented re:FRAME speakers. As a veteran photojournalist, Jonathan Alcorn has acquired some impressive clients on his resume including Reuters, Bloomberg, Getty Images and the New York Times, among many more. Read more

Ricoh adds Mermaid mode and deeper dive to Japan-only WG-40 and WG-40W

Ricoh has introduced a pair of underwater cameras to its WG range that feature enhanced color control for still and movie photographers. The Ricoh WG-40 and WG-40W, which are being released only in Japan at the moment, are very much like the current Ricoh WG-30 and WG-30G models, but offer a new Mermaid mode that boosts contrast and reds when used underwater. Read more

September 28
Facebook launches 360 degree video

Facebook follows Youtube in supporting 360 degree video.

Samsung brings Ditch the DSLR camera-swap to Seattle at PIX 2015

Samsung is bringing its Ditch the DSLR event to Seattle on October 7th, giving PIX 2015 attendees the opportunity to swap out an old DSLR for a new Samsung NX500. Read more

Entry-level GoPro HERO+ action camera with Wi-Fi unveiled

GoPro has introduced a new entry-level action camera, the HERO+ with Wi-Fi. In terms of specification, this model sits above the HERO, but below the recently launched HERO+ LCD. Read more

Countdown to PIX 2015: Aaron Draper and Underexposed

With just over a week until PIX 2015, we're taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of our talented re:FRAME speakers. A former features editor at a daily newspaper, Aaron Draper's passion for lighting is evident from his 'Underexposed' photo series. Read more

CreativeLive Photo Week: Watch DPReview on Media Panel

As part of CreativeLive's annual 'Photo Week', DPReview took part in a panel discussion with other members of the photography industry to discuss technology, photography, and a lot more besides. Read more

September 27
Countdown to PIX 2015: Colby Brown and the Giving Lens

With just over a week until PIX 2015, we're taking the opportunity to introduce some of our talented re:FRAME speakers. Meet Colby Brown, a veteran travel photographer who's been to the ends of the earth and back for the shot. Read more

September 26
Countdown to PIX 2015: Cristina Mittermeier and advocating for Earth

With a week and a half until PIX 2015, we're taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of our talented re:FRAME speakers. Cristina Mittermeier's resume is long, but it's easy to see the trend. Over a 20 year career, she's focused her energy on a number of conservation projects. Read more

September 25
Epson introduces quartet of SureColor large format printers, new extra-dense UltraChrome HDX ink-set

Epson has announced that it will be selling four new printers for the professional market starting in November this year. The 24" and 44" models are designed for photographers, artists and graphic designers, and offer extended color gamut via improved 8- and 10-ink systems. Read more

RED unveils RAVEN, a lightweight and portable 4K camera

RED has launched its new RED RAVEN camera. The model offers 4K recording at 120fps and 2K recording at 240fps using an 8.8 megapixel RED DRAGON image sensor. The new model is one of RED's smallest and lightest cameras at 3.5lbs, making it suitable for handheld and drone use. Read more

Countdown to PIX 2015: Aaron Huey and his son Hawkeye

With PIX 2015 right around the corner, we're taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of our inspiring re:FRAME speakers. Aaron Huey is a National Geographic photographer whose favorite gig is playing photo assistant to his talented 5-year-old son, Hawkeye Huey. Read more

Adobe updates Elements applications with haze and shake removal, enhanced editing guidance

Adobe has announced updates to its Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements imaging applications that introduce some new features and a number of improvements. A de-haze filter, similar in effect to that used in Photoshop CC and Lightroom, helps to cut through atmospheric misting in Photoshop Elements 14, while Premiere Elements gains the ability to work with 4K footage. Read more

September 24
Ricoh announces 24-70mm F2.8 for upcoming full-frame Pentax DSLR

We're still waiting for the much-teased full-frame DSLR, but Ricoh has today announced another full-frame zoom lens - the HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR, which features a weatherproof design and bright, constant maximum aperture. Read more

Vertu Signature touch offers high-end specs in luxury package

Vertu's new Signature Touch offers luxury all around.

Phottix launches Laso Transmitter and Receiver for Canon flashes

Phottix has launched its Laso Flash Trigger System today for the Canon RT Wireless radio flash system and the camera maker's non-radio E-TTL flashes. The Laso Transmitter can be used with up to 15 radio flashes in five groups, while the Laso receiver enables the setup to be used with non-radio E-TTL flashes. Read more

Adding it up: Sony a7R II First Impressions Review

The Sony Alpha 7R II has been the topic of much discussion and in our office, much testing. We've published a number of articles with results of our tests, picking apart Raw files from its 42MP full-frame BSI CMOS sensor and pushing its 399 on-sensor phase detect AF points to their limits. This first impressions review is the culmination of that work to date, including an in-depth analysis of the camera's image quality and the effects of shutter shock. Read more

Countdown to PIX 2015: Kiliii Fish and Scavenging Guatemala

With PIX 2015 right around the corner, we're taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of our amazing re:FRAME speakers. Kiliii Fish is an adventure and outdoor photographer who on a recent trip to Guatemala encountered something he wasn't quite expecting. Read more

September 23
Instagram has 400 million active users

A large proportion of new Instagram users comes from outside the US.

Meizu launches Pro 5 with 5.7-inch AMOLED display and 21MP

The Pro 5 is the first model in Meizu's new 'Pro' line of premium devices.

Vantage Robotics' new Snap 4K camera quadcopter is up for preorder

Vantage Robotics has a new 4K camera quadcopter called Snap, and it's now up for pre-order. The company calls this a 'flying camera', one that fits in a backpack and is safe enough to grab out of the air with a bare hand. Read more

What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw

Sony has just announced that its latest cameras will gain the option to shoot uncompressed Raw files. Given the interest that was generated when we detailed the effects of Raw compression, we though it was equally important to make clear the benefits of the newly-added uncompressed Raw option. Here's what we've found so far. Read more

Countdown to PIX 2015: David Fitzsimmons and his Curious Critters

With two weeks until PIX 2015, we're highlighting some of the talented re:FRAME speakers who will be at the show. First up is David Fitzsimmons, who has made it his work to photograph critters for curious young minds. Read more

September 22
solidLUUV and ultraLUUV are stabilizers for smaller cameras and smartphones

Thanks to LUUV the days of shaky videos might be numbered.

Xiaomi Mi 4c is official with Snapdragon 808 and 13MP camera

The Mi 4c comes with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 system chip and a nice feature set at a budget-friendly price.

LowePro expands ProTactic lineup with four new bags

Today LowePro launched a new backpack and three new shoulder bags, all of them in its 'urban-inspired' ProTactic series. With the new ProTactic SH 120 AW, SH 180 AW, SH 200 AW, and BP 250 AW, the ProTactic product line now contains a total of six camera bags. Read more

Maui Style: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 real-world samples posted

Fall weather has arrived here in Seattle, so what better time to head for the Valley Isle of Maui? The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 superzoom, which features an 25-600mm equiv. F2.8 lens and weather-sealed body, somehow found itself in a suitcase. You can see how it handled the tropical weather in our real-world sample gallery.

ONA launches new leather and nylon Black Collection

Premium bag manufacturer ONA has introduced a new range of soft camera bags made from Nylon and leather with brass fittings. The Black Collection comprises the company's Camps Bay backpack and Brixton messenger bags redesigned in the new materials, as well as a new rolling duffle bag that has space for clothes as well as cameras. Read more

PIX 2015: Live stage demos & talks posted, mini film festival added

Hard to believe, but PIX 2015 is fast approaching! Whether you're planning on tuning in live October 6th and 7th or joining us in person at Seattle Center, there are more reasons than ever to get excited about PIX - our expo and interactive photo playground. Read more

September 21
Metabones adds on-sensor phase-detection AF to Sony and Olympus Speed Boosters

Lens adapter manufacturer Metabones has announced new firmware for its Speed Booster and Smart Adapters that brings on-sensor phase detection autofocus to owners of Sony's Alpha 7R ll and the Olympus OM-D E-M1. Read more

Rokinon introduces new 50mm F1.2 and 21mm F1.4 mirrorless camera lenses

Rokinon has introduced 21mm F1.4 and 50mm F1.2 fast prime lenses, both of which are up for pre-order now. These new lenses flesh out the maker's existing offerings for mirrorless cameras. Read more

DxO ONE real-world sample gallery

The DxO ONE is a clever little iPhone companion camera with a 20MP 1"-type sensor and 32mm equiv. F1.8 lens. With an integrated Lightning connector it's designed to be used while attached to an iPhone or iPad, and is an easily transported little device offering a big boost in image quality over a mobile device's integrated camera. We've put it through its paces in the field and have a full gallery of real-world samples to show for it. Read more

September 20
Abandonment issues: The urban explorations of Russian photographer Ralph Mirebs

You might already know the work of photographer and urban explorer Ralph Mirebs - his series of photos of abandoned Soviet spacecraft went viral earlier this year. His fascination with science and technology have fueled his photography, and he's passionate about documenting abandoned industrial spaces striving to always answer the question 'What was this used for?' See his work and find out more in our Q&A. Read more

September 19
Art Wolfe: Swimming with the Humpbacks, Tonga, 2013

Art Wolfe has photographed living creatures all over the globe, but nothing quite prepared him for the experience of swimming with and photographing one of the largest animals on earth - the humpback whale. He discusses the challenges he faced capturing these incredible creatures in the South Pacific. Read more

Gone fishing: Olympus TG-4 gallery updated

We've just expanded our real-world Olympus Tough TG-4 sample gallery with underwater images from the sparkling blue waters of Maui. The TG-4 is Olympus' 16MP rugged compact with Raw support and built-in Wi-Fi with GPS, making it a truly road-ready travel companion. Read more

September 18
Sony Xperia Z5's 4K display shows most content at 1080p

Sony's 4K smartphone uses a smart compromise to deal with the elevated battery consumption of high-resolution displays.

Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut

Ricoh has launched a teaser website promoting the introduction of its Pentax full-frame DSLR in spring of 2016. The news of a full-frame K-mount camera came in February when we also got a glimpse of an early mockup at CP+. Read more

MindShift introduces BackLight 26L Photo Daypack

MindShift Gear has launched its new BackLight 26L Photo Daypack for pre-order, and will begin shipping it next month. The bag features a 26 liter capacity with compartments able to accommodate a 15" laptop, 10" tablet, a standard sized DSLR with up to six lenses, a flash, and two large water bottles. Read more

September 17
Epson introduces Wi-Fi Direct PictureMate PM-400 mini-inkjet printer

Epson has announced the PictureMate PM-400, a new addition to its PictureMate range of miniature inkjet printers. It features Wi-Fi Direct and is able to print from smartphones and tablets wirelessly even without a Wi-Fi hotspot. Read more

Airnef brings desktop Wi-Fi transfer to Nikon users

A DPReview community member and forum moderator has created a free desktop application designed to help Nikon users wirelessly transfer files from their cameras to their computers. Compatible with OS X, Windows and Linux, Airnef is an open-source utility that works with Nikon's external Wi-Fi adapters as well as cameras with built-in Wi-Fi. Read more

Amazon reveals thinner Fire HD tablets

Amazon renews its Fire line of tablets.

Exo creates housing to make GoPro operate, look more like a traditional camera

New Zealand-based EXO Camera Equipment has launched a Kickstarter campaign to get its camera-style casing for GoPro cameras off the ground. The company hopes to produce the EXO GP-1, a metal body into which GoPro cameras can be placed, to take on a more traditional camera form. Read more

September 16
PowerGrip H2O is a waterproof high-tech camera pole

The PowerGrip H2O can charge your camera and comes with a range of optional accessories.

Nikon D5200 and D7100 firmware updates removes noise during video capture, fixes bugs

Nikon has released firmware updates for both the D5200 and D7100 cameras,. Bth new versions of the firmware reduce horizontal line noise in videos recorded at 1280×720/60p and 1280×720/50p. In addition, firmware v. 1.03 fixes select bugs affecting both models. Read more

Can a Sony RX10 II keep up with a Nikon D5500 on the soccer field?

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II is an extremely versatile camera and so far, it has impressed us with its ability to perform well in most scenarios. But what about sports photography? We decided to bring it to the soccer field and pit it against a DSLR to see if it could keep up. The results? Find out here

 

Q&A: Gearing up for the National Football League with sports photographer Otto Greule

As the National Football League season sweeps in, sports photographers across the United States take to the stadiums to create iconic images. In a Q&A below, veteran sports photographer Otto Greule shares insider knowledge & outstanding imagery to give insight into his fast-paced, visual craft.

Fox Talbot’s historical Mousetrap camera leaves UK for first time, heads to Tokyo

One of the first cameras to make a permanent photographic image has left the UK for the first time to be part of an exhibition hosted by the Japan Camera Museum in Tokyo. Read more

September 15
Olympus announces details of major firmware updates for E-M1 and E-M5 II coming November

Olympus unveiled the details of two fairly significant firmware updates, both of which will be available for download, for free, come November. The flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1 will receive firmware version 4.0. while the not even one-year-old OM-D E-M5 II will receive firmware version 2.0. Read more

Camera+ for iOS goes freemium

Camera+ Free offers many of the paid app's feature and can be expanded via in-app purchase.

Canon's new Connect Station will feature wireless charging, support 4K video

Canon unveiled its next generation Connection Station this week at Canon Expo 2015 in New York. The new model is similar to the original CS100, first introduced at CES earlier this year, but with the addition of two new big features: wireless charging and support for 4K playback. Read more

Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and...

Sony has announced an uncompressed Raw option for its forthcoming a7S II model and will offer firmware updates for some existing models, starting with the a7R II. Up to now, Sony's cameras have only recorded compressed Raw files that can have a visual impact on some images. The company says the move comes in response to feedback from its users.

National Portrait Gallery announces shortlist for Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize

The four images in the running for the £12,000 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize have been revealed by Great Britain’s National Portrait Gallery. The often-controversial award is again set to spark some debate as one of the shortlisted images features a naked boy that many media outlets will have to think twice about reproducing. Read more

 

Long and short of it: Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro review

Tamron's 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 takes the superzoom concept it made famous a few steps forward. It offers a significant increase in telephoto range, and also goes wider to bring real wide-angle capability to the superzoom category for the first time. It's also earned a 'Macro' designation with its close focusing ability. Is it truly a super zoom? Take a look at our analysis. Read more 

September 14
Could the future of photo viewing be virtual reality? Flickr thinks so

This past weekend Flickr demonstrated an early preview of a 'virtual reality experience' designed for viewing 360-degree panoramic photos. The demonstration used the Oculus DK 2 headset connected to a computer, and allowed wearers to completely immerse themselves within the panorama. Read more

Recipients of Getty Images Instagram Grant announced

The three recipients were selected from more than 1200 submissions.

SmugMug Films: Renee Robyn's digital domain

The latest of SmugMug's series of feature videos profiles photographer and digital artist Renee Robyn. While recovering from a serious motorcycle accident, she fell in love with an art form that was within her physical capabilities at the time - making digital composite images. Read more

September 13
Road Trip: The wildlife and nature photography of Dave Welling

Based out of southern California, nature photographer Dave Welling has been volunteer and Director to the Wildlife Waystation hospice center since 1987. This has given him an intimate understanding of wildlife, and he often spends weeks at a time photographing the colorful landscapes and rare specimens that populate his portfolio. Take a look at his work and find out more about him. Read more

September 12
Behind the Shot: Crystalline
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Nature photographer Erez Marom explains the process of creating his image 'Crystalline'. Originally shot in January 2014, the addition of new Photoshop processing tools lead him to revisit it and process it in a different way. Find out what he did and see the results. Read more

F0.95 Mitakon Speedmaster 25mm compact lens announced for Micro Four Thirds system

Chinese optics company Shenyang Zhongyi Optical and Electronic has announced that it is adding a super-fast standard lens to its range designed for the Micro Four Thirds system. The new 25mm lens features a maximum aperture of F0.95 but has a very small and lightweight body. Read more

September 11
Sony Alpha 7S II records 4K internally, shoots up to ISO 409,600

Sony has introduced the Alpha 7S II, a second iteration of its video-centric Alpha 7S. The a7S II adds a wealth of videography features, including the ability to record 4K footage internally with full pixel read-out. Read more

Meet Milvus: Hands-on with Zeiss's Milvus lenses

What's the plural of Milvus? Milvi? We're not sure, but one thing we do know: Zeiss's new lens family has arrived in a big way. The German manufacturer announced six new manual focus lenses this week bearing the Milvus name. Take a look these mighty new lenses. Read more

PIX 2015 re:FRAME single day passes on sale, speaker schedule posted

The days are ticking down to PIX 2015, our interactive photo expo on October 6 & 7. We're excited to announce some new speakers have been added to our re:FRAME lineup and that single day passes are now on sale. Now's the time to make your PIX plans! Join us online or in Seattle for two days of hands-on photography activities, inspirational talks and practical demonstrations. Read more

To the skies! DJI launches Zenmuse X5 and X5R 4K Micro Four Thirds aerial cameras

Drone maker DJI has announced a pair of Micro Four Thirds aerial cameras including a model that can shoot lossless 4K Raw footage. The Zenmuse X5 and X5R are built around 16MP Four Thirds sensors, are compatible with a handful of small Micro Four Thirds lenses and can be flown on the company's Inspire 1 drones. Read more

September 10
Zeiss introduces high-resolution Milvus SLR lens family with six focal lengths for Canon and Nikon cameras

German optics manufacturer Zeiss has announced it has created a new range of lenses specifically for high-resolution DSLRs. The Zeiss Milvus family will comprise six lenses fitted for Canon EF and Nikon F cameras. Read more

Camera Restricta concept blocks photos of over-photographed subjects

Photographer and designer Philipp Schmitt has created a concept camera called 'Camera Restricta' with a unique feature: it won't allow the user to take a picture in an area where too many other photos have been taken. Read more

Canon EOS M3 real-world samples

The Canon EOS M3 has been available in European and Asian markets for some time, but it's making its debut on US store shelves next month. The M3 is Canon's most serious mirrorless camera yet, offering a 24.2MP APS-C sensor, twin control dials, 3" tilting LCD and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. Welcoming it to our shores, we took the M3 out during some of our last long days of summer. Read more

Think Tank unveils Retrospective Leather and Mirrorless Mover 25i bags

Think Tank has expanded its Retrospective photography bag lineup with leather versions of its bags - the Retrospective Leather 5, Leather 7, and Leather 30. The company describes these as 'upscale, rugged shoulder bags' with a new Dual Cross buckle on the front flap, Sound Silencers that eliminate front flap noise, YKK zippers, removable padded dividers, and a removable carrying handle. Read more

G-Technology updates Evolution range with adapters, readers and portable storage

Data storage manufacturer G-Technology has revamped products within its Evolution series and has added adapters to make its family of docks and drives more flexible. Read more

September 9
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus come with 12MP camera and 4K video

The new iPhone models capture higher resolution images and come with a new 3D touch feature.

Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro

The new iPad Pro is the largest model in the iPad family and comes with an optional stylus and physical keyboard.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II firmware improves AF with EF 16-35mm F2.8L and EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 lenses

Canon has released firmware version 1.0.5 for the EOS 7D Mark II. This update fixes a couple of bugs and claims to improve AF accuracy when the camera is used with the EF 16-35MM F2.8L USM or EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS USM lens. Read more

Nikon D7200 Field Test: Desert dance photo shoot

Nikon's flagship APS-C DSLR is a real workhorse. Offering a 24.2MP CMOS sensor, the D7200 provides a 51-point AF system sensitive to -3EV, an increased buffer depth with 6 fps continuous shooting and 1080 HD video at 60p. We tagged along with pro photographer Gabe Bienczycki on a desert photo shoot to push the D7200 to its limits. Read more

Canon plans high-res future with 120MP DSLR and 8K Cinema EOS in development

Canon is clearly in a forward-looking frame of mind: announcing more development projects that it has under way. These include a 120MP DSLR and a Cinema EOS camera that can shoot 8K video. Although it adds caveats that specifications can change, the press release suggest both projects are planned for commercial, rather than research purposes. Read more

BLU Pure XL offers high-end specs at a budget-friendly price

The BLU Pure XL camera comes with a 24MP sensor and hybrid AF.

September 8
Heavy lifting: Leica S (Type 007) sample gallery

A few weeks ago we got a hands-on look at the Leica S Type 007, a camera that brings a CMOS sensor to Leica's medium format S-series for the first time. Its 37.5MP 30 x 45mm sensor boasts ISO sensitivity up to 12,500. We took the S and a pair of lenses out for a spin - check out our gallery. Read more

Kodak PixPro SP360-4K 360-degree camera unveiled

Kodak licensee JK Imaging has introduced the PixPro SP360-4K camera, a variation of its PixPro SP360 Action Camera model that includes a 4K resolution option for still images and video. The camera comes with desktop software that transcribes recorded footage into YouTube's 360-degree video format. Read more

September 7
Canon turbo boosts the pixel race with 250-million-pixel APS-H sensor

If you thought the pixel race was something that ended a few years ago think again. Canon has announced that its R&D team has developed a CMOS sensor of a similar size to that used in the EOS 1D Mark IV which houses 250 megapixels. Read more

Red Dot Camera wants to bring the Leica experience to your iPhone

Red Dot Camera aims to replicate a manual rangefinder camera on your iPhone.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II added to studio test scene comparison

The Sony RX10 II is built just like its predecessor, but under the hood are a lot of interesting improvements. We've done a lot of real-world shooting with the camera, but now we've put its 20MP 1"-type stacked CMOS sensor to the test in our studio. Take a look at how it stacks up against its peers. Read more

September 6
Pop photo: the commercial and fashion work of Caesar Lima

Commercial portraitist and product photographer Caesar Lima is absolutely fascinated by imaging technologies. His earnest enthusiasm for photography and the business side of the market have helped him stay one step ahead of his peers, and his ability to adapt to digital trends early on has helped keep his studio at the forefront of conceptual advertising. Find out more about him in our Q+A. Read more

September 5
Readers' Showcase: Gene Smirnov

Gene Smirnov is a regular DPR reader and a working photographer based in Philadelphia. As a music photographer he's photographed over 300 bands, and now mainly shoots portraits for magazines. He's got years of professional experience under his belt, but it all began with a Nikon FM10 and a portrait gig for his college newspaper. See his work and learn more about him. Read more

September 4
Toshiba brings TransferJet wireless SD cards to Europe

Toshiba has announced that it will bring its wireless transfer memory cards to Europe, after having sold them in the Japanese market since the beginning of summer. The Class 10 16GB SDHC card uses TransferJet technology to communicate with compatible devices or devices fitted with TransferJet adapters that are brought into close proximity with the card's host. Read more

Orangutan photo snags Sony World Photo prize for DPR reader

We first became acquainted with Andrew Suryono's name when his 'Orangutan in the Rain' photo popped up as one of the top submissions to the Sony World Photography awards. As we later found out, he's a DPR regular and his photo eventually took first place in Sony's Indonesia National Award category. Find out the story behind the image. Read more

Epson introduces EcoTank printer range with two years of ink and low-cost refill bottles

That inkjet printer ink costs more than champagne is the frequent moan of anyone who has to replace their cartridges. Take heart though, as Epson has launched a range of printers called EcoTank that it claims will help users save 70% on home printing. The five new machines come with what Epson says is enough ink to last two years, and once empty the tanks can be refilled from a bottle instead of being replaced. Read more

September 3
Polaroid Snap instant digital camera prints 2x3" photos

This year's IFA show in Berlin saw the introduction of the Polaroid Snap instant digital camera. It features a 10 megapixel sensor and integrated ZINK Zero Ink printer that produces 2 x 3 inch adhesive-backed color photos using heat-activated dye crystals and a polymer overcoat rather than ink. Read more

Ricoh Theta S boosts resolution, introduces Google Street View integration

Ricoh has unveiled the latest version of its 360-degree camera, the Theta S. Thanks to two 12MP 1/2.3" sensors, the S is capable of 14MP 360-degree still image capture, up from the previous model's 6MP images. Brighter lenses, 1080/30p video and integration with Google's new Street View app are all onboard. Read more

Epson UK announces SC-P400, the smallest and lightest A3+ pigment printer on the market

Epson UK has announced a further model to the SC range of A3+ printers with the SC-P400, a printer it claims is smaller and lighter than any other A3+ pigment inkjet machine. Although no pricing has been released, the new model is said to be part of an 'affordable' package that includes the lowest cost pigment ink-set on the market. Read more

Panasonic confirms Lumix G 25mm F1.7

Following a development announcement in July, Panasonic is making good on its promise of a 25mm F1.7 lens. With a seven-blade aperture, it acts as a 50mm equiv. on Micro Four Thirds bodies and takes advantage of Panasonic's 240 fps contrast detection AF system. Read more

September 2
Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact come with 23MP sensor and fast AF

The Sony Xperia Z5 models come with an all-new 23MP camera module.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium features first 4K screen on a production smartphone

Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium boasts the highest screen resolution of all current smartphones.

Sony launches αUniverse online content platform

Sony has launched an online content hub and community called αUniverse to showcase its alpha brand. The website is a portal for videography, photography, news content, and instructional content aimed at the imaging community, and will also be used as the primary outlet for news directly from Sony Imaging. Read more

Huawei Mate S features 13MP RGBW sensor with OIS and front flash

Huawei's new Mate S comes with a strong-looking camera specification.

The Raw and the cooked: pulling apart Sony's Raw compression

A Raw file is a Raw file, right? Well, not exactly. Lately, there's been a lot of talk and a lot of anger about the compression Sony uses in its Raw files. Compressed Raw files aren't uncommon, but they're usually compressed in a way that retains all the original 'raw' data from the sensor. That doesn't seem to be the case with Sony's latest cameras. Read more

Narrative Clip 2 wearable camera shoots 1080p video

Narrative has launched the second generation of its Clip wearable camera.

Tamron relaunches SP series with 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD and SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD

Updated Japanese lens manufacturer Tamron has announced it has revamped its SP lens range, starting with the SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD and the SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD. As a company that usually produces zoom lenses it's surprising to see the first two SP models are fixed focal lengths primes, boasting new design values inside and out according to Tamron. Read more

Submit your photos to Feature Shoot's 'Vertical Living' group show for your chance to be displayed at PIX

Feature Shoot is accepting submissions for its latest group show, and winners will have their work displayed at PIX 2015 - our interactive photo expo. The show centers on themes of 'vertical living,' and will be curated by Feature Shoot Editor-in-Chief Alison Zavos. Read more

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DxO ONE on its way to Europe

DxO has announced that its ONE camera is coming to Europe this October. The ONE, which is shipping this month to US customers, features a 1"-type 20.2MP CMOS sensor, 32mm equivalent F1.8 lens and an integrated lightning connector for use with an iPhone or iPad. Read more

GoPro adds Trim + Share feature to mobile app

GoPro has added a Trim and Share feature to its mobile app and some of its camera models, allowing users to pull short clips from video footage and share the finalized video. The feature is available now in the latest version of the GoPro mobile app, and is offered on the HERO4 Black + LCD BacPac, HERO4 Silver, and the HERO+ LCD. Read more

Making the grade: Firmware brings log gamma to GH4 and new Panasonic GH4R gets unlimited recording

Updated: Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-GH4R, a Europe-only variant of the GH4 that offers a Log gamma curve and unlimited 4K video recording. There will also be a paid-for firmware update adding the V-Log L Photo Style to the GH4 - a super-flat tone curve designed to capture the maximum dynamic range for greater flexibility while color grading. Read more

Recently turns your iPhone camera roll into a print magazine

Recently sends you a monthly magazine with your favorite iPhone images.

BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene

Sony's Alpha 7R II breaks a lot of new ground in terms of photographic technology. Its 42MP chip is the first full-frame backside-illuminated sensor, and it's bolstered by a 5-axis stabilization system. We've been testing its autofocus and low light capabilities, and now we've put it in front of our studio test scene. Find out if a BSI sensor gives it an edge over its peers. Read more