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September 2016 news and reviews

September 30
Adobe and UC Berkeley demonstrate image editing tool powered by machine learning

An AI-powered tool demonstrated by UC Berkeley and Adobe could make image transformation and creation dead simple. Read more

Adobe Lightroom for iOS updated with iPhone 7 camera profiles

Sensor and lens profiles for the iPhone 7 models ensure color, noise reduction, lens corrections and other parameters are set at the right levels when opening DNG Raw-files in Lightroom for iOS. Read more

iPhone 7 Plus real-world sample gallery

With our iPhone 7 Plus review underway, we've put together an initial gallery of real-world samples testing its performance in various light conditions and trying out its bokeh simulation mode. See gallery

Pleasantly punchy: Nikon D3400 real-world samples gallery

The Nikon D3400 might not be the most exciting camera in terms of outright specification, but over the past week of photographing everyday life for our real-world samples gallery, we've found it to be capable of capturing excellent results with ease. See gallery

September 29
Ballot-selfies are now legal in New Hampshire

A ban on so-called 'ballot-selfies' in New Hampshire has been deemed to be unfair and a violation of the First Amendment by the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. Read more

Narrative will stop selling its life-logging cameras

Narrative, the company behind the Narrative Clip, has stopped selling its life-logging cameras. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

In September of 2005 something big arrived: the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1. In this week's Throwback Thursday, we'll take a look at what was the world's first fixed-lens camera with an APS-C sensor. Read more

Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images

The Nikon 105mm F1.4 is an ultra-fast prime lens perfect for portrait photography or as a general-use telephoto. We spent some time seeing what it's capable of. See gallery

PhotoPlus Expo 2016: What to expect at the show

The annual PhotoPlus Expo show in New York is coming around soon. The biggest photography tradeshow in the US, PPE is a great place to get your hands on the latest cameras, lenses and accessories. Learn more

September 28
Photokina 2016 highlights: What we saw (and what we didn't)

We're taking a look back at Photokina 2016 and reflecting on what came out of the show – and whether we saw everything we really, really wanted. Read more

Kano Camera Kit lets anyone build and program their own camera

Kano is looking for funding on Kickstarter for a DIY camera kit designed to help anyone learn about photography hardware and software. Read more

iPhone 7 is best Apple device yet in DxOMark Mobile testing

DxOMark has published its test results for the Apple iPhone 7, and with a score of 86 points the new model beats both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Read more

Photokina 2016 interview: Victor Hasselblad would be proud

Hasselblad's stand at Photokina included a range of interesting products, from the mirrorless medium-format X1D to the V1D concept camera. Product manager Ove Bengtsson spoke to us these and about mistakes the company has made along with way. Read more

September 27
Sony announces price and release date for FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS

The Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS will become available on September 30th, but the bad news is that those orders could take up to three months to fulfill. Read more

Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus offer high-end camera specs and ultrasonic fingerprint reader

The Xiaomi Mi5s comes with a 12MP camera with large pixels, the larger Mi 5s Plus deploys a dual-camera with color and BW sensor. Read more

DJI goes portable with the Mavic Pro

Days after GoPro's announcement of the Karma drone, DJI has stepped up to the plate with its own ultra portable and lightweight consumer drone: the Mavic Pro. Read more

Photokina 2016 interview: Ricoh aims for visual revolution

'Visual Revolution' is the concept that links Ricoh’s Theta 360 degree camera to its Pentax K-1 DSLR, the company says. And the arrival of competition only serves to grow the markets on which it's focusing. Read more

Alien Skin Exposure X2 launches with several new tools and Exposure Bundle

Alien Skin has added some frequently-requested tools to the second iteration of its non-destructive photo editor including a spot healing tool and history panel. Read more

Foolography and Triggertrap bring sensor-based triggering to the Unleashed camera controller

Users of the Triggertrap app will soon be able to use its creative triggering modes wirelessly via the foolography Bluetooth dongle. Read more

Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up

Photokina 2016 has come and gone, and so has our enthusiasm for Kölsch and pork knuckle (at least until the next show). Come join Barney Britton, Richard Butler and Carey Rose for a few pints and a few thoughts on this years' show. Read more

September 26
Manfrotto launches Pro Light Reloader 55 carry-on roller case for kit-heavy travelers

Bag and accessory manufacturer Manfrotto has announced a new carry-on roller case that has enough space for three DSLR bodies and eight lenses. Read more

Google algorithm can caption images with 93.9 % accuracy

Manually captioning images may soon be a thing of the past as Google's artificial intelligence gets smarter. Read more

Snapchat unveils Spectacles, a pair of sunglasses with an integrated camera

Snapchat has re-branded as Snap Inc. with the launch of its first hardware product: a pair of sunglasses offering a built-in camera that records circular video. Read more

Reader's poll results: What was the most exciting announcement of Photokina?

After the dust settled in Cologne, we asked our readers: What's been the most exciting announcement of Photokina? Now, the results are in! Read more

Traveling light: Olympus M.Zuiko 12‑100mm F4 Real-world Samples

The new M.Zuiko Digital Ed 12‑100mm F4 IS PRO is a 24-200mm equivalent zoom for the Micro Four Thirds system. On paper, it's the ideal travel lens. So how does it stack up? See gallery

September 25
Creative Live's Photo Week starts tomorrow

Now that Photokina is over and we are impatiently waiting for the latest cameras and gear to ship, it's a perfect time to hone up on our photography skills.  Luckily, our friends at Creative Live are hosting their annual Photo Week this week, September 26 - 29.  Read more

2017 Sony World Photography Awards accepting entries

The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards are open for business and accepting entries in four main competitions. Take a look a selection of early entries. Read more

September 23
Flickr Marketplace image licensing program shuttered

Flickr Marketplace, the property’s image licensing service, is being shuttered, with the company citing feedback about subpar service as the reason. Read more

Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7

A teardown reveals that both cameras in Apple's iPhone 7 use Exmor RS sensors that are supplied by Sony. Read more

Kúla Bebe is a 3D lens attachment for your smartphone

The Kúla Bebe converts any smartphone into a 3D camera and comes with a 3D viewer in the box. Read more

Leica and Huawei to create joint R&D center

Camera manufacturer Leica and telecom brand Huawei have announced they are to create a research and development center so they can jointly work on optical and software systems. Read more

Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is a much more significant update than the name might suggest. It's built for speed, and has been totally overhauled on the inside while remaining compact on the outside. Find out more in our overview video, featuring Olympus' Eric Gensel. Read more

September 22
Phottix introduces Canon RT version of its battery-powered Indra500 TTL studio flash head

Flash and accessory manufacturer Phottix has announced a new version of its Indra500 studio head that has a built-in TTL radio receiver for Canon’s RT flash system. Read more

Instagram officially launches 'save draft' feature

After months of testing, Instagram has launched a 'save as draft' feature. Learn more

Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video

With almost all of the functionality of an EOS 80D but at a fraction of the size and weight, the EOS M5 is Canon's most significant Photokina announcement, and is a camera we can't help but like. We've stopped by the Canon booth for a closer look. Read more

Blackmagic Design shows off Video Assist monitor/recorders

We dropped in on indie/pro video camera and grading software maker, Blackmagic Design and were impressed by their Video Assist monitor/recorders. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Photokina's greatest hits

Every two years, all eyes in the photography world are focused on Cologne, Germany for the biennial Photokina tradeshow. DPReview has been attending the show since 2000. Join us as we look back

Photokina 2016: Talking medium format mirrorless with Fujifilm

Fujifilm's GFX 50S is getting a lot of attention at this year's Photokina tradeshow. We sat down with Toshihisa Iida, of Fujifilm to learn more about the new camera. Read more

Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Laowa 15mm F2 FE and 7.5mm F2 MFT

Venus Optics is showing off two brand new lenses at Photokina - the Laowa 15mm F2 FE for Sony E-mount and 7.5mm F2 MFT for Micro Four Thirds. Take a look

Photokina 2016: 360 and VR Capture Roundup Video

Love it or hate it, VR and 360 capture is here to stay - at least it looks that way judging from the sheer volume of devices on display at Photokina 2016. Take a look at some of the standouts in our roundup video. Read more

Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D

The star of Hasselblad's booth at Photokina is the X1D - a compact, mirrorless medium-format camera with a 50MP sensor. Take a look

Getty Images and Instagram announce grant winners

Getty Images and Instagram have announced the winners of the second annual Getty Images Instagram Grant, a program founded to support photographers using Instagram to document stories from underrepresented communities around the world. Read more

September 21
Instax goes luxury with Michael Kors collaboration

Fujifilm has announced a limited edition Michael Kors Instax Mini 70 just in time for your holiday shopping. Read more

Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Tamron's SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

Tamron's new SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 might look like a refined version of its previous 150-600mm, but the new version has actually be redesigned considerably. Learn more

Rollei Actioncam 430 comes with 4K resolution and Full-HD slow motion

The Actioncam 430 is Rollei's latest high-end action camera, capable of recording HD footage at 200 frames per second. Read more

Palette offers physical controllers for your photo editing software

Palette is a system of physical buttons, dials and sliders that connect to your computer and can be used to control any software package. Read more

Lumulabs Lumu Power adds a light and color meter to your iPhone

The second generation of Lumulab's smartphone light meter has added flash and color temperature measurements to its list of features. Read more

Foolography's Unleashed is a tiny Bluetooth DSLR controller

The Unleashed DSLR remote allows you to control camera parameters and capture from your smartphone via a Bluetooth LE connection. Read more

MIOPS displays its MIOPS Mobile smart camera remote

MIOPS Mobile uses your smartphone's sensors, camera and microphones to trigger a DSLR by vibration, sound, motion and more. Read more

Video: First look at the Panasonic G85/G80

The Panasonic G85/G80 is an SLR-shaped, 4K capable multimedia machine with a fully articulating touchscreen, in-body stabilization and more. You can see it in action in our First Look video. Learn more

Photokina 2016: Nikon stand report video

While the D5 and D500 have both been out for some time, Nikon still has plenty to show off at Photokina 2016. We get our hands on the KeyMission lineup, the new D3400 and the Nikkor 105mm F1.4. Read more

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.7 and Lightroom 6.7 available now

The latest update for Lightroom adds Raw support for recent iPhone models and the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Read more

September 20
The Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park marred by vandals

Vandals appear to have struck the Racetrack in Death Valley National Park, carving tire tracks into the playa and perhaps permanently altering the landscape. Read More

Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina

Nikon's stand at Photokina is split fairly equally between displays of its DSLRs and demonstrations of its new KeyMission 360, 170 and 80 cameras. We had a look at them all. Read more

HumanEyes Technologies shows off Vuze VR 360 degree 3D camera

The Vuze VR is currently the only consumer 360 degree camera that can record 4K footage in 3D. Read more

SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina

Western Digital has introduced the first ever 1TB SDXC card, doing so under its recently acquired SanDisk brand. Though the card will not be available on the market any time soon, the prototype does serve to highlight the next level in SD card capacity. Read more

Polaroid puts Snap Touch digital instant camera on display

The updated Polaroid Snap Touch camera merges instant printing with digital camera technology and a 3.5" touch screen. Read more

Fotopro FS-X1 is a Xenon flash for the iPhone

The Fotopro FS-X1 is an external Xenon flash that communicates with your iPhone via a Bluetooth connection and dedicated app. Read more

Rode VideoMic Me is a tiny directional mic for your smartphone

The VideoMic Me is a lightweight and compact directional microphone that is designed for recording videos with the the iPhone or other smartphones. Read more

Photokina 2016: Meet the new Olympus 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro

Alongside the announcement of the new E-M1 II at Photokina, Olympus introduced three new lenses. We got our hands on the latest zoom: the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4 IS Pro. Read more

Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II

Olympus used this year's Photokina tradeshow as a platform to announce the development of a new flagship camera - the OM-D E-M1 II. And we just got our hands on it. Read more

Photokina 2016: Hands on with Sigma's latest lenses

Visitors to Photokina will find Sigma's latest lenses trapped behind glass but we managed to get our hands on them – and they are something to behold. Read more

Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Phase One 45mm F3.5 and 150mm F2.8 'Blue Ring' lenses

Phase One is showing off two new 'Blue Ring' lenses at this year's Photokina tradeshow in Cologne, Germany. We visited the Phase One booth earlier and got our hands on them. Take a look

Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Updating the Lumix G7, Panasonic's newly announced G85/G80 offers a number of feature upgrades like weather-sealing and boosted image stabilization. Get a closer look at the G85 as well as its optional accessory grip. Read more

JK Imaging launches splash-proof Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 action camera

The Kodak PixPro 4KVR360 can easily switch between capturing standard 16:9 4K video or full 360-degree footage and comes with a splash-proof housing. Read more

UPDATED - Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Fujifilm GFX 50S

The new Fujifilm GFX 50S might just be the star of this year's Photokina tradeshow. We're in Cologne and we just got our hands on a prototype of the new medium-format camera. Take a look

Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II

We're at Photokina, where we've had a chance to get our hands on the Sony SLT-a99 Mark II. In this article we've detailed some of the features that jumped out at us. Read more

Phase One introduces 'no frills' IQ1 100MP back, 45mm F3.5 and 150mm F2.8 Blue Ring lenses

Phase One has announced a lower-cost version of its 100MP digital back, as well as a pair of new Blue Ring lenses for the XF camera. Read more

Capture One Pro upgrades to 9.3 with 26 new camera/lens profiles and EIZO monitor support

Phase One has Capture One Pro to include profiles for 11 new cameras and 15 new lenses, as well as adding a feature that allows users to create profiles within the program for certain EIZO ColorEdge monitors. Learn more

MeFoto Air tripods offer new leg locks, selfie stick mode

MeFoto's new series of tripods come in colorful colors and can be converted into selfie sticks complete with a Bluetooth remote. Read more

September 19
Fujifilm goes medium format: What you need to know about the GFX 50S

Forget full-frame, Fujifilm is diving head first into the world of digital medium format, and frankly we’re pretty excited. Here's what you need to know about the 51.4MP GFX 50S. Read more

Fujifilm working on square format Instax camera and film

Fujifilm is working on a square format instant film and camera to be launched in spring 2017. Read more

Metz mecablitz M400 flash unveiled at Photokina

As promised, Metz has launched the compact mecablitz M400 – a flagship model for the company's new line of compact flash units. Read more

Sigma adds the 85mm F1.4 Art, 12-24mm Art, 500mm F4 Sport lenses to its Global Vision line

Sigma has announced three full-frame lenses for its Global Vision Line: the long-rumored and long-awaited 85mm F1.4 Art, the 12-24mm F4 Art, and the 500 F4 DG OS HSM Sport. Read more

Foldable GoPro Karma drone comes with detachable stabilizer

GoPro's Karma drone has been designed with beginner pilots and easy transport in mind. The detachable stabilizer can be mounted onto an included hand grip. Read more

GoPro unveils HERO5 Black and HERO 5 Session cameras and GoPro Plus subscription service

The GoPro HERO 5 Black and HERO 5 Session are waterproof without a housing and can be voice-controlled. Read more

Olympus announces development of E-M1 Mark II flagship camera

Olympus has announced the development of the E-M1 Mark II flagship OM-D product. The 20MP camera is able to shoot at up to 18 fps with autofocus or 60 fps at full resolution without AF. It will come later this year, the company says. Read more

Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review

The E-PL8 valiantly takes place at the bottom of Olympus' Micro Four Thirds lineup, but don't assume that makes it low-end. We take a closer look at this refreshed entry-level shooter to see if the changes are only skin deep. Read more

Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery

The new Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 is a ground-up design where Olympus engineers aimed to build the perfect lens. Quick autofocus and new coatings are certainly a plus, but how good is 'perfect'? We took the new prime out to try and find out. See gallery

Miser's Macro: Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro sample gallery

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro is a new design that claims to provide good performance, has as short as a 14mm working distance (subject to lens), and 1.25x magnification without too much price. We took it out for a little shooting and found, even handheld, it produces some pleasing results. See gallery

Olympus announces PEN E-PL8 entry-level mirrorless

Olympus has announced the PEN E-PL8, an entry-level mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a 16MP sensor and in-body image stabilization. Read more

Olympus announces 25mm F1.2 Pro, 12-100mm F4 IS Pro, 30mm F3.5 macro lenses

Olympus has announced three new lenses: the M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1.2 Pro, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4 IS Pro, and the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro. Read more

Olympus announces weather-sealed FL-900R flash

Olympus has announced their new external flash unit, the FL-900R. It features a guide number of 58m, a refined user interface, and a splash and dustproof body. Read more

Fujifilm announces development of GFX 50S medium format digital

Fujifilm is getting (back) into medium-format. A major player in the days of film, Fujifilm has announced its first medium format digital camera, the GFX 50S. Read more

Nikon unveils two new KeyMission action cameras, 360 version to finally ship

The KeyMission 170 is a 4K-capable rugged water/shock/freezeproof action camera with a 170° field-of-view. The KeyMision 80 is 1080p-capable lifestyle/wearable camera. Both ship this October along with the long-awaited KeyMission 360. Read more

Sony announces 42MP a99 Mark II with 5-axis stabilization

Sony has announced the a99 II, a 42MP A-mount SLT camera to mark the tenth anniversary of the alpha series. It features 5-axis image stabilization and 4K video capture with no pixel binning. It will cost $3200/€3600 body only. Read more

YI enters the mirrorless race with the M1

YI, or Young Innovators, is a China-based company that has just made its debut in the consumer based compact ILC market. The mirrorless M1 boasts a Sony sensor and a slick touchscreen user interface. Read more

6K here we come: Here's the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5

Panasonic has announced the development of a new flagship G-series camera, the Lumix DMC-GH5. It's on display at Photokina and we snapped some pictures. Take a look

Firmware update adds Focus Stacking to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80

Panasonic has released firmware for its Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 adding the Focus Stacking feature that debuted on the cameras announced at Photokina. Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 sample gallery

In the process of putting together our G85 First Impressions we've also assembled a sizable collection of real-world samples. See gallery

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with 4K/60p under development

Panasonic is working on the Lumix GH5 which will include 4K/60p video and a 6K Photo mode. Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 offers weather-sealing, updated IS system, larger viewfinder

The Panasonic Lumix G85 is here and though it looks almost identical to its predecessor, the G7, it gains weather-sealing, updated in-body IS and a larger EVF. Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 gains 1" sensor and fast 24-72mm equiv. lens

The Panasonic DMC-LX10 (LX15 in some regions) brings a 1"-type sensor to its LX-range of enthusiast compacts. The 20MP camera features a 24-72mm equivalent, F1.4-2.8 zoom lens and a range of direct controls, as well as a touchscreen interface. Read more

Panasonic introduces video-focused Lumix DMC-FZ2500/FZ2000

Panasonic has upgraded its FZ1000 in a big way with the release of the FZ2500/FZ2000. While it gains a larger EVF and a longer lens with an internal zoom structure and a variable ND filter, the big story are its impressive video capabilities. Read more

Hasselblad shows 75MP square-format V-style V1D concept camera

Hasselblad has released details of a concept camera based on the legacy V film system that features a 75MP square image and allows users to customize it with a series of modular accessories. Read more

Hasselblad introduces 75-year special X1D kit in black and full spec of new XCD 30mm F3.5

Hasselblad has formally announced details of the XCD 30mm F3.5 lens that was mentioned at X1D launch as well as an all-black limited edition X1D camera. Read more

PocketWizard introduces FlexTT5 TTL radio system for Panasonic

PocketWizard is bringing its FlexTT5 TTL radio flash control system to Panasonic. At launch only the GH4 and DMW-FL360L and DMW-FL580L flashes will be TTL compatible; future firmware updates will add support for other models. Read more

September 18
Opinion: The EOS M5 is Canon's best ever mirrorless camera, and a big disappointment

The EOS M5 represents Canon's most serious move into the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera market yet, but why is Barney feeling so let down? Read more

September 17
Winning images from the Weather Channel's 2016 It's Amazing Out There contest

A selection of winning entries to the Weather Channel's annual photo contest celebrate the wild world around us. See gallery

September 16
Minimum flash duration of 1/63,000sec makes the Profoto D2 the fastest TTL monolight in the world

Profoto has launched what it calls the fastest TTL monolight heads in the world. The Profoto D2 studio flash heads have a shortest output duration of 1/63,000sec and can sync with camera shutter speeds as short as 1/8000sec. Read more

Epson's FastFoto FF-640 scanner can digitize a photograph in one second

Epson calls its new FF-640 photo scanner the fastest in the world, claiming it can scan images in as little as one per second at 300dpi. Read more

PABLO is a long exposure and light painting app for the iPhone

The PABLO app allows you to create light paintings my moving light sources in front of your iPhone camera or move the device itself during a long exposure. Read more

Canon EOS M5: What you need to know

Canon's new EOS M5 is the mirrorless camera that a lot of Canon fans have been waiting for. Here's a quick tour of the M5's key features and controls. Read more

September 15
Throwback Thursday: Canon PowerShot Pro70

We're throwing it back all the way to 1999 and revisiting the first camera we ever reviewed – the Canon PowerShot Pro70. Read more

Zeiss adds 85mm F2.4 to Loxia line for full-frame E-mount

Zeiss has just added an 85mm F2.4 to its Loxia range for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. Read more

RAW by 500px comes with licensing and assignment notifications

In addition to a range of Raw editing tools the new RAW by 500px apps allows you to submit images for licensing a receive assignment notifications in your area. Read more

Leica Sofort instant camera officially announced ahead of Photokina debut

Leica's Sofort instant camera is official. It'll be available in three colors and will shoot to Leica or Fujifilm instant film. Read more

Canon EOS M5 elevates enthusiast appeal with 24MP Dual Pixel AF sensor and built-in EVF

The Canon EOS M5 takes the company's mirrorless line a big step forward with a 24.2MP CMOS sensor using Dual Pixel technology, a DIGIC 7 image processor and a built-in 2.36M-dot EVF. Read more

Canon announces EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 STM and EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS II USM lenses

Canon's updated EF 70-300 tele-zoom has an LCD information panel and offers 4 stops of shake reduction, while the EF-M 18-150mm expands Canon's mirrorless lens lineup. Read more

Video: Canon EOS M5 hands-on

Don't want to read all about it? Here's our hands-on video introduction to Canon's EOS M5 enthusiast friendly mirrorless camera. See video

September 14
Leica-branded instant camera rumored to launch soon

Leica may be set to announce its own version of one of Fujifilm’s instant cameras in what looks like another re-badging exercise. Read more

The Slingshot by Syrp wants to bring a new look to your time-lapses

New Zealand-based Syrp has introduced a cable-based dolly system designed for time-lapses that comes in a small, easy to transport package. Read more

Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review

The Canon EOS 5D series is arguably one of the most recognizable camera lines of the digital age. We've put a lot of miles on our brand new 5D Mark IV's - is it still the definitive full-frame all-rounder? Read more

Think Tank Airport Helipak for 3DR Solo drone and Airport Advantage bags now available

Think Tank has a new rolling carry-on camera bag and a drone backpack for traveling: the Airport Advantage and Airport Helipak for 3DR Solo. Read more

Adobe Stock Apparel line celebrates the worst of stock photography

Adobe is promoting its stock photo service with a 'limited edition clothing line' celebrating such stock photo atrocities as 'laughing woman eating healthy vegetable salad.' You can't buy any of it, but we kind of wish you could. Read more

Qualcomm launches Clear Sight dual-camera system for smartphones

Qualcomm has announced a dual-camera system for smartphones that works in a similar way to the Leica-branded variant in the Huawei P9. Read more

Petzval 58mm real-world samples

We've been putting Lomography's latest Petzval lens to work – check out all the swirly bokeh. See gallery

September 13
Leica S firmware update improves top LCD panel info, adds Adobe-compatible image rating

Leica has released new firmware for its S and S-E medium format cameras that improves the quality of information displayed on the top plate and in the viewfinder. Read more

Venus Optics unveils Laowa 7.5mm F2 for MFT and 15mm F2 FE Zero-D

Venus Optics has announced a pair of manual focus lenses – a 7.5mm F2 for Micro Four Thirds and a 15mm F2 FE Zero-D designed with full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras in mind. Read more

Adobe Lightroom Mobile for iOS 2.5 brings Raw DNG capture

iPhones and iPads running iOS 10 that use a 12MP camera can now capture Raw files thanks to Lightroom Mobile 2.5. Read more

Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit

Getty Images has responded to the $1 billion lawsuit filed against it by photographer Carol Highsmith, arguing that she can no longer make copyright claims about the photos because they have been entered into the public domain. Read more

Tokina launches FiRIN mirrorless lens series with 20mm F2.0 FE MF

Tokina has launched a new lens series for mirrorless cameras with a 20mm F2.0 manual focus, wide-angle lens for Sony E-mount cameras. Read more

ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open

Apple has handed its brand new iPhone 7 Plus over to a couple of professional sports photographers to show off its capabilities, and ESPN photographer brought it courtside to the US Open. Read more

September 12
'Dark Magic': Recording video of the Perseid Meteor Shower with the Canon ME20F-SH

Oregon-based videographer Ben Canales has long been on a search for a camera that could record video of the night sky scenes astrophotographers typically capture using long shutter speeds. He thinks he's finally found it. Read more

This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens

3D modeler Amos Dudley has created a 35mm film camera using only 3D-printed parts, including a hand-and-machine polished resin lens. Read more

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary for Sony E-mount lens review

The Sigma 30mm F1.4 DN DC Contemporary was announced in February 2016, and sits atop Sigma's line of DN mirrorless lenses. It's currently the only APS-C F1.4 autofocus lens available for Sony E-mount and has an MSRP of $339. Can it best the Sony 35mm F1.8 OSS? Read more

Facebook Moments app adds support for full-resolution photo storage

Facebook Moments, a photo-sharing mobile app, has been updated with support for full-resolution images. Read more

iPhone 7 Plus dual-cam only offers stabilization in wide-angle lens, report says

An analyst report claims the iPhone 7 Plus comes with optical image stabilization only in its wide-angle camera module, not in the 56mm equiv. lens of its dual-camera. Read more

Samyang goes Premium with MF lens range

Samyang has announced a new series of lenses called Premium MF. The company has released details of a new 14mm F2.4 wide angle lens and an upgraded version of its popular 85mm lens but with an F1.2 maximum aperture. Read more

September 11
Spectacular editors' picks from early 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year entries

The early standout submissions to Nat Geo's Nature Photographer of the Year competition are impressive indeed. See more

September 10
Pre-Visualization: Ansel's views on what made his images so special

Continuing his interview series with Ansel Adam's son, Michael, Marc Silber visits Ansel's home to learn about his workshops, teaching style and more. See video

GivePhotos gifts instant portraits to impoverished families

Bipasha Shom is on a mission to give impoverished people of her birthplace a small but priceless gift – their first photo of themselves and their family. Read more

September 9
So, you don't care about the iPhone 7? Here are 10 reasons why you should

Another year, another iPhone, the usual chorus of Internet commenters going to great lengths to tell the world how little they care. But we'd be foolish to ignore the world's most popular camera - and so would you. Here's why

Tiny Atlas Solas 'casual' waxed cotton camera bag is lightweight and durable

Travel publication Tiny Atlas Quarterly aims to re-think the camera bag with Solas, a versatile tote designed to hold photographic gear and more. Read more

Harder than it looks: LensRentals gets inside the Canon EOS 5D IV

Canon's EOS 5D IV is a formidable bit of hardware, with a 30MP and 4K video. Our friends at LensRentals have taken one apart to see how it works. See more

Meyer Optik brings back the Primoplan 58 F1.9 on Kickstarter

German lens maker Meyer Optik has starter a Kickstarter campaign to find funding for the relaunch of another of its historic lens designs. Read more

Google Photos for iOS improves Live Photos management

Google Photos for iOS has been updated for easier editing and sharing of animated Live Photos that have been captured on the iPhone. Read more

Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C

Sony has announced the E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS stabilized power zoom lens for Super 35mm/APS-C format. Read more

Sony's new flagship FDR-X3000 action cam shoots stabilized 4K video

Sony's newest flagship action camera is smaller than its predecessor, has an improved user interface and can shoot optically stabilized 4K video. Read more

September 8
Epson's AR glasses will let you see what your DJI drone sees

Epson has announced a partnership with drone-maker DJI to ensure its Moverio augmented reality smart glasses are fully compatible with the Chinese company’s aerial camera craft. Read more

Shutterstock adds Photoshop CC plugin

Shutterstock is bringing its collection of stock imagery and photography directly into Photoshop CC with a new plugin. Read more

Canon EOS 7D Mark II firmware 1.1.0 now available

Canon has released the firmware update it promised for the EOS 7D Mark II when it launched the W-E1 'card-shaped' wireless adapter. Read more

Instagram is working on iPhone 7-specific features

The new Apple iPhone 7 models were only unveiled yesterday but app developers, such as Instagram, are already hard at work to integrate the new features into their code. Read more

Zeiss adds super-wide and tele- options to Milvus line

Zeiss has announced 15mm F2.8, 18mm F2.8 and 135mm F2 additions to its manual focus Milvus line. Read more

One week left to enter the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition!

There's just a week left to enter the 2016 USA Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, with a top prize of $15,000. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707

More lens than camera, we take a look back at Sony's laser-equipped F707 compact introduced in 2001. Read more

September 7
Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus

Apple's new iPhone 7 Plus comes with a 12MP dual-cam setup that offers a tele-lens and bokeh simulation mode. Read more

Nikon offers ¥500,000 and D5 for its 100th Anniversary prize in annual photo competition

Nikon has announced the opening of its 36th Nikon Photo Contest and is giving away cash as well as a collection of top end DSLR cameras. Read more

Tamron 18-270mm travel zoom lens gets slight update with fluorine coating

Tamron has introduced an updated version of its 18-270mm travel zoom with cosmetic updates and a fluorine coating on the front element. Read more

LG V20 comes with dual-cam and stereo sound recording

Thanks to improved video stabilization and high-quality stereo sound recording, the LG V20 looks like the ideal device for mobile videographers. Read more

Sigma gets into the cinema lens game starting with 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2 zooms

The Sigma Cine Lens line is designed with an emphasis on optical performance and high-resolution sensors, with the first lenses becoming available in late 2016. Read more

TH Swiss releases pricing for its Irix 15mm F2.4 manual focus lenses

TH Swiss has announced pricing for the two versions of its Irix 15mm F2.4 lens designed for full frame cameras. Announced in March, the lenses are ready for sale and will be priced from €475 for the Firefly model. Read more

September 6
Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped

It seems like only yesterday that a film crew walking across the Grand Prismatic Hot Springs was all over the media. With recent news of vandalism on the Oregon coast, landscape photographer Chris Williams has had enough. Read More

Canon updates Pixma printer line with more compact models

Canon has announced four new inkjet home printers that it claims are much better looking than its previous models, as well as 40% more compact. Read more

Metz teases 30 percent smaller flash ahead of Photokina

German company Metz has teased a new generation of flash products ahead of Photokina, where it plans to launch the first flash model in this new product line. Read more

Fujifilm to introduce monochrome instax mini film

Starting October, Fujifilm will sell black-and-white film for its instant cameras and Share printer. Read more

Cooke Optics to offer miniS4/I lens range in mounts for DSLR and mirrorless cameras

UK lens manufacturer Cooke Optics has announced that it is to produce a much wider range of mounts for its compact miniS4/i family of lenses to allow access for DSLR and mirrorless camera owners. Read more

Field Test: Shooting action with the Nikon D5

Nikon's D5 is a full-frame professional DSLR designed for shooting in tough environments. We took the camera out to Santa Fe, and put one in the hands of professional action photographer Michael Clark. See video

Interview: Landscape photography master Charlie Waite

As the deadline for the 2016 USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Award approaches, we spoke to founder Charlie Waite about his life and career, and his hopes for the contest. Learn more

September 5
2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras

Which 4K action camera is best? We took six contenders snowboarding on a glacial volcano to find out. Read more

Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery

Cats. Dogs. Beaches. Engagements. Painting. Seaplanes. Motorcycles. We've been doing our best to keep our Canon EOS 5D Mark IV's busy, and have added some new images to our samples gallery. We hope you enjoy them. Read more

September 4
6 tips for shooting fall color

The leaves are already starting to turn and the pumpkin beer is already flowing up here in the Pacific Northwest. We've put together a list of six tips to make shooting fall color that much more enjoyable! Read more

September 3
Looking up: Sixteen-year-old John Kraus is a rocket launch photographer

Plenty of sixteen-year-olds have extracurricular interests, but we're willing to bet John Kraus is one of very few who are juggling school with duties as a rocket launch photojournalist. Read more

September 2
Take a peek at some of the contenders for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016

The first images to come from this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition are wild, weird and wonderful. Read more

Polaroid LED photo studio color box light offers portable, low-heat lighting

Polaroid has introduced an LED photo studio color box light, a lightweight offering with an attachable handgrip, remote control and quiet operation easy-press buttons. Read more

Lenovo Yoga Book features unique 'on-demand' keyboard

The Lenovo Yoga book is a 2-in-1 laptop with a unique 'on-demand' touchscreen keyboard that doubles as a graphics tablet. Read more

Quick review: Apexel 8mm fisheye lens for smartphones

The Apexel 8mm fisheye mobile accessory lens offers an extreme angle of view and a quick way to add another look to your arsenal, but even for a low-cost add-on it comes up short on image quality. Read more

September 1
Huawei Nova phones offer 4K video and OIS at mid-tier pricing

The new Huawei Nova series offers premium design and solid camera spec at a mid-tier price point. Read more

Huawei's MediaPad M3 is a high-end media consumption device

With a high-resolution 8.4" screen and Harman Kardon sound, Huawei's Media Pad M3 looks like a good option for users who like to show off images and video on a tablet. Read more

Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera

Canon has announced the new XC15 camera, a follow-up to the XC10. Unlike the XC10, however, Canon is positioning the XC15 strictly as a video camera. Read more

Sony Xperia X Compact offers high-end camera in smaller format

The Sony Xperia X Compact is one of the very few smartphones that combines a powerful camera with a compact body, putting it in direct competition to Apple's iPhone 6s. Read more

Sony announces Xperia XZ flagship device with triple-sensor camera

The camera in Sony's Xperia XZ combines a 23MP image sensor with on-sensor PDAF, a laser for faster and more accurate AF and a color sensor for fine-tuned white balance. Read more

Canon announces new flagship EOS C700 cinema camera

Canon has announced the newest addition to its Cinema EOS line of cameras: the EOS C700 series. It's also the first Cinema EOS camera to offer a version with a global shutter CMOS sensor, leveraging new technology the company announced yesterday. Read more

Snapseed 2.9 for iOS adds Raw support for 144 camera models

The iOS version of Google's Snapseed mobile photo editing app just got an update with a major new benefit: full Raw support for 144 cameras and all DNG files. Read more

Leica adds 60mm F2.8 macro to TL lens lineup

Leica has announced a 60mm F2.8 macro lens for its TL-mount cameras, which is just the T (Typ 701) at this point. Read more

DJI Osmo Mobile brings 3-axis gimbal stabilization to smartphones

DJI has introduced the Osmo Mobile, a variation of its Osmo gimbal stabilizer designed for smartphones. Read more

Getty Images Reportage shifts from editorial to commercial focus

Getty Images has announced that Getty Images Reportage, launched in 2007 feature powerful journalism and in-depth stories, will stop representing its photographers for editorial assignments as of October. Read more

Throwback Thursday: the Samsung NV10

The Samsung NV10 was released in 2006 with a 3x zoom, 10.3MP CCD sensor and an innovative 'Smart Touch' user interface into a sleek, all-metal body. DPR staffer Carey Rose selected it as a high school graduation present – and later regretted it. Read more

Tamron announces 2nd generation SP 150-600mm Di VC USD 'G2'

Tamron has announced a new version of its popular 150-600mm telezoom: the SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2. The 'G2' stands for second generation, reflecting several improvements to the design. Read more

Tamron announces new 1.4X and 2X teleconverters

Tamron has announced two new teleconverters, designed to be used with the company's new SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2. Read more