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November 2016 news and reviews

November 30
Earliest known Nikon camera fetches over $400,000 in Austrian auction

A Nikon 1 camera sold at auction in Austria this month has become the most expensive Nikon ever after achieving a sale price of €384,000 (approx $406,000) – double the expected maximum estimate. Read more

GoPro 'restructuring' effort will layoff 200 full-time employees

GoPro's woes continue as it announces another round of layoffs on the heels of a recall of its Karma drone. Read more

Meizu Pro 6 Plus features 12MP Sony sensor and LED ring flash

The Meizu Pro 6 Plus offers promising camera specifications and high-end components all around. Read more

Venus Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D sample gallery

Chinese optics company Venus caused a stir when it announced a 12mm F2.8 lens with claims of almost zero rectilinear distortion. The lens is comparably small in its super wide class, and its claims of little barrel distortion are pretty tantalizing. See gallery

November 29
Google updates Earth Timelapse with petabytes of new data

Google has updated its interactive Earth Timelapse feature with better imagery and several years of new data. The massive update added petabytes of new data and brings it up to 2016. Read more

Fujifilm X-T2 tethered shooting firmware arrives, also adds button lock

Fujifilm has released its much anticipated firmware for the X-T2 that enables tethered shooting with the forthcoming Tethered Shooting Plug-in Pro application, and has added a number of other fixes and a new feature. Read more

PogoCam is the world's smallest wearable camera

The PogoCam is a tiny wearable cam that attaches to spectacle frames and can record still images and video. Read more

Canon releases new firmware for EOS 5D IV to correct varying flash color

Canon has introduced an update for the EOS 5D IV DSLR that corrects a color issue when using flash and improves the camera's performance when the company's new tele-converters are in use. Read more

Grip Gear introduces Movie Maker, a tiny slider for smartphones and action cams

Grip Gear's Movie Maker offers a motorized slider that's compatible with smartphones and action cams. Read more

New kid on the block: YI M1 review

YI enters the ILC market with its M1 mirrorless camera, boasting a 20MP Four Thirds sensor and a slick touchscreen user interface. We've got a full review of this new addition to the MFT lineup. Read more

November 28
Cokin launches vintage-styled Riviera Classic tripod

Handsome retro styling: not just for mirrorless cameras. Read more

RNI's Colibri app gives your digital images a slide-film look

The new Colibri app applies machine learning methods to give your digital images the look of high-end slide film. Read more

VLC 3.0 technical preview launches with 360 video and photo support

Support for 360-degree video is coming to VLC 3.0. You can check out a technical preview now. Read more

Video: Shooting Dog Portraits with the Sony a6300

Ever wondered how to take great dog portraits? In this video, DPReview's Sam Spencer takes one of our favorite cameras - the Sony a6300 - to shoot some of our favorite animals. See video

November 27
Five reasons to buy the Sony RX100 V (and four reasons to reconsider)

The Sony RX100 V is the world's most advanced pocketable camera with a 1"-type sensor, and it's also the most expensive. For some photographers it'll be just what the doctor ordered, while it may not be the best choice for others. Read more

November 26
The good, the bad and the ugly of aerial photography - part 3: equipment

When you're shooting from a light plane or a helicopter, you'll want to consider the equipment you bring carefully. Veteran landscape and aerial photographer Erez Marom has some suggestions. Read more

November 25
Chronos high-speed camera hits crowdfunding goal in record time

The Chronos 1.4 Kickstarter project aims to offer a professional level high-speed video specification at a fraction of the cost of comparable systems. Read more

Sony Xperia XZ camera review

The Sony Xperia XZ has all the right moves: 4K video, a 23MP sensor and a dedicated camera button. But competition is steep among its high-end competitors, and in terms of camera performance the Xperia XZ struggles to stand out. Read more

November 24
Which instant camera should I buy? 2016 Instax mini roundup

The holidays are upon us, and one of the easiest ways to give the gift of photography this season is with a comparably inexpensive instant camera. We decided to compare eight cameras that use the Instax mini format and figure out what's what. Read more

Camera Roundups updated for the holidays

Just in time for what America calls 'the holiday season,' we've updated our camera roundups. We've distilled everything we know about just about every camera on the market and recommended the models that stood out for us. Read more

Photo gifts for every budget: 2016 Holiday Gift Guides

It's not easy shopping for a photographer. But before you give up and just get a gift card, take a look through our carefully selected holiday gift suggestions, grouped by price range, for the photographer in your life. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Casio QV-4000

One of the first 4MP compacts on the market, the QV-4000 boasted more than a hundred weirdly specific, user-selectable 'Best Shot' scene modes. Read more

November 23
New supercapacitor technology could bring an end to our battery charging woes

Scientists at the University of Central Florida have developed a new supercapacitor technology that could potentially power the mobile devices and cameras of the future. Read more

Elinchrom extends Skyport radio transmitter compatibility to Panasonic Lumix cameras

Flash manufacturer Elinchrom has released new firmware for its EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Olympus so that the device will be able to work with Panasonic Lumix cameras as well as Olympus OM-D models. Read more

SeaLife's DC2000 underwater camera sports a 1" sensor and dives 60m deep

Underwater camera maker SeaLife has launched the DC2000, a 1" 20MP compact with a waterproof housing rated to 60m. Read more

The iBlazr Case comes with 40 LEDs and a built-in battery pack

The iBlazr Case provides 5 times the light output of the iPhones built-in LED flash and doubles as a flashlight. Read more

2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras

Over the last couple of years, the enthusiast zoom camera market has exploded. 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

Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review

Olympus has called its OM-D E-M1 Mark II 'overdeveloped' and, in many cases, that's true. From its blazing-fast burst shooting to advanced AF system, nearly every spec stands out. We've put the Mark II through its paces to see if it lives up to the company's hype. Read more

2016 Roundup: Best Camera Drones Under $1500

Are you ready to jump into the world of aerial photography? It's never been easier! We'll help you get started with our first ever drone roundup, with a focus on which drones are good for capturing photos and video. Read more

Announcing the PDN Gift Guide 2016

Our friends at Photo District News just published their annual Gift Guide, including gift ideas from the reviews team here at DPReview. Check out our recommendations. Read more

November 22
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review

The Sigma 12-24mm F4 comes at a fraction of the cost of the Canon 11-24mm F4L, but the real question is: can it match its performance? Read more 

Godox launches mini radio flash unit for Sony mirrorless cameras

Flash and accessory manufacturer Godox has announced a new radio controlled flash unit that it says is designed to work with the Sony mirrorless range of cameras. Read more

Sony a7 II firmware version 3.30 now available

A minor firmware update for the Sony a7 II improves exposure when flash is used. Read more

LensRentals tests the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 FL ED

LensRentals' optical testing shows Nikon's third generation 70-200mm F2.8 makes some notable sharpness gains in the middle of the zoom range. Read more

November 21
Manfrotto launches stylish Windsor Collection bags

Manfrotto is going uptown with its new Windsor collection of backpacks, messenger and shoulder bags designed for the style-conscious photographer. Read more

2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500

While they don't necessarily grab the headlines, one thing is for certain: entry-level interchangeable lens cameras sell by the truckload. In our latest roundup we'll pick out the best options for those wanting to spend around $500. Read more

GoPro compensates Karma drone users with free HERO5 cam for recall

Following its recall of the new Karma drone, GoPro has announced that American buyers will receive a free HERO5 Black action cam once their drone and all accessories have been returned. Read more

Fotodiox introduces full automatic Nikon to Sony E adapter

Accessory manufacturer Fotodiox has introduced a new adapter that allows Nikon lenses to operate with a full range of automatic functions when hosted on a modern Sony E-mount camera body. Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review

Panasonic has brought forth an impressive new entry into the 1" sensor market: the Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15. Our full review covers everything you want to know about this intriguing new camera. Read more

What's changed? Comparing the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and E-M1 II

The new Olympus OM-D E-M1 II is quite a camera. Capable of shooting at up to 60fps at full-resolution, and packing high-bitrate 4K video and in-body stabilization, the E-M1 II is a powerhouse. But if you already have an E-M1, is it worth the upgrade? Find out

November 20
2016 Holiday Gift Guide: $500 and up

Cue the drumroll and get the confetti ready: if you want to pull out all the stops this holiday season (or you were just really good this year) we've got some gift suggestions to match. Read more

A colorful journey through Morocco with the iPhone 7 Plus

Resource Travel Editor Michael Bonocore loves photographing Morocco, but on his most recent trip he challenged himself to document his journey using the new iPhone 7 Plus. Was it up to the task? Read more

November 19
2016 Holiday Gift Guide: $100-500

Treat the photographer in your life – or let's be honest, yourself – to something shiny, new and not outrageously expensive. Read more

Atomos releases HDR update for Flame and Blade recorders

Atomos has announced a new OS update for its Flame and Blade series of professional monitor/recorders with a focus on improving HDR workflows, in addition to announcing a promotional pricing and trade-in program for those looking to upgrade. Read more

Blackmagic Design announces update to Video Assist monitors

Blackmagic Design has announced a software update for its Video Assist and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders, adding 3D LUT support to the devices, as well as adding several features to the HD model previously available only on the 4K model. Read more

November 18
How fast were you going? GoPro HERO5 Black videos can now include GPS and telemetry data overlays

GoPro has updated its Quik desktop software with a new feature that enables HERO5 Black camera owners to overlay information like speed and elevation gain onto videos. Read more

GekkoGum is an adhesive mount for action cams and smartphones

A new Kickstarter project is looking to fund production and distribution of GekkoGum, a malleable adhesive ball that can hold cameras weighing up to 200g. Read more

Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here

We just finished up an action-packed two days of photography in Austin, Texas with the new Sony a6500. Spoiler alert - it's pretty impressive. See gallery

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: up to $100

Shopping for a photographer? Treating yourself to a new gadget? We've got some ideas that won't break the bank. Read more

DJI publishes film shot entirely with Inspire 2 drone

A couple days ago DJI introduced a pair of new drones with some very impressive specifications. To demonstrate their capabilities, DJI made a short film shot by Claudio Miranda, ASC (Life of Pi), and the results are impressive. Read more

Vivo Xplay6 features 4-axis stabilized 12MP dual-cam

The Vivo Xplay6 camera combines a 12MP 1/2.55" Sony sensor with four-axis image stabilization, a fast aperture and a 5MP secondary depth sensor. Read more

November 17
TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time

TIME has released the 100 Most Influential Images of All Time, a multi-platform project that explores 100 images that have changed the world and shaped the human experience. Read more

AirSelfie, a pocket-sized camera drone, launches on Kickstarter

Remember when we thought selfie sticks were the most annoying thing? A tiny, flying selfie camera is looking for funding on Kickstarter. AirSelfie is small enough to fit into a smartphone case and uses a 5MP camera. Read more

Wacom Cintiq Pro 16 comes with UHD screen and 94% Adobe RGB gamut

Wacom's new Cintiq Pro models are available in 13" or 16" sizes and come with the upgraded Wacom Pro Pen 2 that's four times more precise than the previous model. Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II added to studio comparison scene

We're hard at work cranking through our full Olympus E-M1 II review, but in the meantime, take a look at how it fared with our studio comparison scene. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom

Fujifilm's vertically-oriented compact camera packed a 3 megapixel Super CCD sensor, Motion JPEG video at 15 fps and an ultra-high ISO of 1600. Read more

DxO ViewPoint 3 adds automatic distortion correction

DxO's wide-angle lens correction software gets an update to include automatic distortion corrections and a tilt-shift lens effect. Read more

November 16
Picture of school boy in uniform wins Swiss photographer £15,000 Taylor Wessing prize

London’s National Portrait Gallery has announced the winner of its annual Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, with Swiss photographer Claudio Rasano scooping the top award of £15,000. Read more

MINT SLR670-S Noir is a refurbished Polaroid SX-70 with added auto modes

MINT is launching a refurbished and upgraded Polaroid SX-70 camera with some sweet feature upgrades – and a price tag to match. Read more

Google updates Photos app with advanced editing features

Google is upgrading the Android, iOS and web versions of its Photos app with a range of new editing tools and smart filters. Read more

DPReview asks: who would you want to shoot your portrait?

We sat down with ten well-known photographers and asked a simple question: "Who would you want to shoot your portrait?" Some of the answers may surprise you. See video

Vimble S is an intelligent smartphone gimbal with physical camera controls

The Vimble S smartphone gimbal allows for the recording of smooth video and capture of long exposures with a large range of smartphones. It also offers a number of intelligent features, including face tracking and automated panorama. Read more

November 15
DJI announces new Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 drones

DJI has announced the release of two new drones, the Phantom 4 Pro and the Inspire 2, as well as new Zenmuse cameras, full of interesting upgrades. Mechanical shutter, anyone? Read more

Google's new PhotoScan app makes digitizing prints super easy

A new iOS and Android app from Google uses computational photography to make scanning photos quick and painless. Read more

Seagate 5TB Backup Plus Portable is 'world's largest capacity' mobile storage drive

Seagate is offering its latest Backup Plus Portable drive with up to 5TB of storage. Read more

Google RAISR uses machine learning for smarter upsampling

Google engineers have come up with a new way of upsampling images that achieves noticeably better results than the previously existing methods. Read more

Leica introduces red version of its 'world's sharpest' 50mm APO-Summicron

A limited edition version of the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm F2 ASPH will be introduced next month with a festive red anodized finish. Read more

2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras $2000+

We consider semi-pro cameras to be those that will appeal both to professionals and dedicated enthusiasts. Whether you're seeking ultra-high resolution, first-rate autofocus or 4K video capture, there are some supremely capable models available. Find out which cameras we liked best in our semi-pro camera roundup. Read more

2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras

While it's the pocketable 1" sensor enthusiast cameras that attract the most attention, there are now quite a few long zoom models. Whether you want 4K video, a lens reaching 600mm equiv or DSLR-style controls in an all-in-one package, you'll find one in our roundup of enthusiast long zoom cameras. Read more

Lensbaby Trio 28 real-world sample gallery

Lensbaby's Trio 28 is a little bit like Neapolitan ice cream – it puts three sweet flavors in one convenient place. See gallery

November 14
The internet figured out a genius way to make sure you see the supermoon tonight

No view of the supermoon? No problem. The internet has come to your rescue with a solution. Read more

Mountainsmith debuts Chris Burkard T.A.N Camera Series bags for adventurers

Mountainsmith has launched a 'durable' camera bag series called T.A.N. (Tough as Nails) in collaboration with photographer Chris Burkard. Read more

Olympus to give away OM-D E-M1 ll and 1M Yen in global competition

An Olympus OM-D E-M1 ll with a 12-40mm F2.8 Pro lens and ¥1M is up for grabs for the winner of the 2016-2017 Olympus Global Open Photo Contest. Read more

OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook

The Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds a wide range of ports to the 2016 MacBook Pro models or any other computer that comes with a small number of built-in connectors and ports. Read more

PanoMoments cleverly adds the element of time to 360-degree images

PanoMoments' '360-degree living photos' are a kind of mashup between 360-degree images and Apple's Live Photos. Read more

It's finally here: Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art sample gallery

The Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art is finally here, with a question almost as big as the lens itself: is it worth the wait? And, is it worth the weight? To find out, we wasted no time taking it out to shoot some portraits. See gallery

November 13
Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you?

Since the RX100 first came out, Sony has introduced a total of four updated models to market and hasn't discontinued any of them. Should you save a few bucks and go with less than the latest-and-greatest? Find out which one is the right fit. Read more

Great heights: Tim Kemple's aerial mountain photography

Adventure photographer Tim Kemple has made a project of photographing some of the world's tallest peaks from high-altitude planes and helicopters. Read more

November 12
Sample Reel: Check out the Panasonic FZ2500's 4K video quality

The Panasonic FZ2500 is a video-focused superzoom sporting a 20MP 1"-type BSI-CMOS sensor and a 24-480mm equiv. F2.8-4.5 lens. It also happens to shoot some pretty awesome 4K video. See video

Adobe SkyReplace promises to make swapping skies a breeze

Adobe has announced the development of a new technology that can automatically swap out the sky in your image, and claims to make it look realistic in the process. Read more

Slice and dice: Watch as a 60,000 PSI water jet slices an SLR in half

We defy you not to watch a 60,000 PSI jet of water slice a Canon SLR film camera in half, revealing the camera's internal components. See video

November 11
Firmware update for Panasonic G85 panning issue expected next week

We recently reviewed the Panasonic G85, and while it scored a Gold Award, eagle-eyed readers noticed a 'stickiness' in panning video clips when mechanical image stabilization was turned on. Thankfully, a fix is coming. Read more

Sphericam Beast studio camera lives up to its name with 6K 10-bit Raw 360-degree video

The cinematic Sphericam Beast features four 1" 4096 × 2160 image sensors, four 190º fisheye lenses, and four M.2 SSD drives with a 2.8 GBs bit rate. Read more

Tiny marvel: Panasonic LX10 sample photos

The Panasonic LX10 is a premium compact with a 1" 20MP sensor and a 24-72mm equivalent F1.4-2.8 zoom lens. Both capable and easy to bring anywhere, it's an attractive option for those seeking a pocket camera. See gallery

Accessory review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro

Tired of carrying around a laptop to back up and process images? Western Digital wants to set you free with the My Passport Wireless Pro, a battery powered hard drive with card reader, Wi-Fi, and a mobile app. Is it up to the task? Read more

 

November 10
DxO ONE adds Raw image workflow for iOS

DxO announced that it has added a full Raw processing workflow to its iPhone-connected DxO ONE camera, along with smaller Raw files, improved performance and full remote control over a direct Wi-Fi connection. Read more

Omnivision introduces new sensors for mobile devices with wider DR and lower noise

Sensor manufacturer OmniVision Technologies has announced four new image sensors for smartphones that claim improved dynamic range and signal-to-noise ratios. Read more

2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200

Many consumers are likely to shop for cameras based on price and capability, rather than according to whether a certain model contains a mirror or not. In this category, you'll find both mirrorless and DSLR cameras that are highly capable, offer built-in high-spec viewfinders and a bevy of external controls. Read more

Affinity Photo beta now available for Windows

Following the launch of a Mac version in summer 2015, Serif has announced the availability of Affinity Photo for Windows beta. Read more

Canon is selling a gray version of the Rebel T6

It's no 'red ping pong paddle' edition, but Canon's entry level Rebel just got a new color treatment. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-3040 Zoom

In the year 2000, Olympus updated its enthusiast-friendly digital zoom compact. The C-3040 Zoom turns 16 years old this month, and though $800 sounds steep for a 3MP superzoom, it was a pretty good deal in its time. Read more

Sony announces the PXW-FS7 ll with electronic variable ND filter and new handling features

Sony is preparing to release an updated version of its popular PXW-FS7 professional video camera that will feature an electronic variable neutral density filter that automatically compensates for exposure shifts of between two and seven stops. Read more

Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US

The D5600 evolves Nikon's mid-range DSLR line by adding SnapBridge and additional touchscreen functionality. Read more

November 9
2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900

There's no shortage of interchangeable lens cameras in the $500-900 range. Whether they're mirrored or mirrorless, there's something for beginners and enthusiasts alike in this crowd of inexpensive cameras. Read roundup

Grounded: GoPro recalls Karma drone

Action-cam maker GoPro announced that it is recalling its new Karma drone after the company discovered that a small number of units lost power during operation. Read more

No dual-cam? No problem: Patch app for iOS uses neural networks to create fake bokeh images

If you don't own a smartphone with dual-camera but still want to shoot portrait images with 'fake bokeh,' the Patch app for iOS might be worth a closer look. Read more

Adobe updates Lightroom for Android and web, Photoshop Express for iOS

Adobe today dropped a fresh round of updates to its mobile and web photo app offerings. Read more

Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2

In this week's Field Test, DPReview's very own Wenmei Hill and Carey Rose head to beautiful Guemas Island to shoot a wedding, with the new Fujifilm X-T2. Read more

Stark contrast: how your camera copes with dynamic range capture

Dynamic range can seem esoteric and confusing but, chances are, your camera offers a mode to make use of the impressive capabilities of modern sensors. How do these work and what impact do they have? Read more

Olympus E-M1 Mark II real-world samples gallery and Iceland gallery update

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is built to take a beating while cranking out images at incredibly high speeds. We soaked it at a frisbee match, cranked the ISO at a rock show, took it into the studio for portraits, and more. See gallery

Full frame 48MP sensor with global shutter and 8K video hits market from CMOSIS

The Belgian manufacturer that makes some of the sensors used in Leica’s cameras has announced a new offering that features 48MP pixels and a global shutter. Read more

November 8
Fujifilm X-T1 and X-Pro2 firmware updates released, X-T2 update delayed again

Fujifilm has released two firmware updates: firmware version 5.00 for the X-T1 and version 2.01 for the X-Pro2. X-T2 owners will have to keep waiting for firmware that enables tethered shooting with Lightroom. Read more

The Leica TL is an upgraded Leica T mirrorless camera

The Leica TL comes with some minor improvements over its Leica T predecessor and will be available in November for $1695. Read more

Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review

The Pentax K-70 is an upper entry-level DSLR that combines enthusiast level features and clever use of its image stabilization system at a fiercely competitive price. So what did we make of it? Read more

Xiaomi Redmi Pro quick review: dual-cam on a budget

The Xiaomi Redmi Pro packs many high-end features, including a dual-camera, into a budget package. We've had a closer look at the affordable dual-cam option from China. Read more

The filmmakers who took a stroll on Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic are facing jail time

Three of the four Canadian filmmakers who were caught roaming onto Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic hot spring have pled not guilty to charges of foot travel in a thermal area and disorderly conduct. Read more

You can see Elton John's rare print collection starting this week at Tate Modern

Sir Elton has some pretty incredible prints made by photographers like Dorthea Lange and Man Ray in his collection. Starting Thursday, London's Tate Modern will put them on display. Read more

November 7
Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan

Nikkei Asian Review reports that Nikon is cutting 1000 jobs, or 10% of its domestic workforce, over the next two to three years. Read more

Olympus STF-8 Macro Flash is first weatherproof model of its kind

Olympus has announced what it says is the first ever macro twin flash with a weatherproof construction: the new STF-8 Macro Flash. Read more

Filmborn for iOS offers 9 film presets and educational content

Filmborn looks like an interesting app for those who like the look of film and want to learn more about analog processing. Read more

2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor

Photographers stepping up from entry-level or midrange ILCs have a lot of choices. In this updated roundup we're taking a look at enthusiast ILCs sporting APS-C and Four Thirds sensors in the $1200-2000 range. Read more

Next level: iPhone 7 Plus camera review

The iPhone 7 Plus is Apple's first smartphone with a dual-camera setup. We've put the camera on Apple's new flagship device through its paces and tested it in the studio as well as real-world conditions. Read more

Updated: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus added to mobile studio scene comparison

The iPhone 7 is Apple's newest smartphone, and we've added to our studio comparison. Check it out

November 6
NYC Dance Project: How two photographers capture the beauty in movement

New York-based photographers Deborah Ory and Ken Browar started their project with one simple objective: to make photographs of ballet dancers to decorate their daughter's bedroom. Read more

November 5
Accessory review: MindShift Gear SidePath camera backpack

The MindShift Gear SidePath is a $100 water resistant fly-under-the-radar day pack with hidden compartments and room to spare. Read more

Power struggle: Hauntingly beautiful images of abandoned cooling towers

Belgian photographer Reginald Van de Velde has captured some eerily beautiful images of abandoned and active cooling towers, as well as defunct power stations throughout Europe. See more

Apple cuts adapter and card reader prices to appease new MacBook Pro buyers

When Apple released its new MacBook Pro last week, many buyers were up in arms about the removal of ports and an SD card slot. To help appease them, Apple has reduced the price of several dongles and a USB-C card reader. Read more

November 4
Lenovo pushing Moto Mod development through design contest and hackathon

Lenovo wants your help coming up with new ideas for its Moto Mod modular smartphone system. Read more

Leica D-LUX Typ 109 Explorer Kit bundle launches in November

Just in time for your holiday shopping Leica is announcing a new D-Lux Typ 109 bundle with a lens cap that opens automatically when the camera is turned on. Read more

DPReview Asks: What was your first camera?

We recently asked ten well-known photographers a simple question: "What was your first camera?" Some of the answers may surprise you. See video

The Oberwerth William is a gorgeous, pricey leather camera bag

Luxury camera bag maker has announced a new leather messenger that looks like a million bucks – and costs a pretty penny. Read more

TIME to celebrate 175 years of photojournalism

TIME magazine is celebrating the birth of photography and photojournalism by telling the stories behind 100 of history's most influential images. Read more

November 3
Apple's Phil Schiller explains why the new MacBook Pro doesn't have an SD card slot

An interview with The Independent reveals some of the logic behind Apple's much-lamented decision to omit the SD card slot from its next generation of Macbook Pros. Read more

Huawei Mate 9 comes with next generation Leica dual-cam

Huawei's new Mate 9 phablet combines a 20MP monochrome sensor with a 12MP color chip in its dual-camera, which has been co-developed with camera manufacturer Leica. Read more

500 Leagues: using the Nikon D500 underwater

The Nikon D500 is proving one of the most popular cameras of 2016. We invited Adam Hanlon, editor of wetpixel.com to share his impressions of the D500 as an underwater camera. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40

The Nikon D40 celebrates its tenth birthday this month. Introduced in 2006, it offered a friendly interface for beginners and did away with an AF motor. Read more

Fujifilm launches ‘Pro’ tethered shooting plug-in for Lightroom with live view and remote control

Fujifilm X-T2 owners will soon be able to shoot tethered to Adobe’s Lightroom image manipulation software application using a new plug-in that will be sold through the Adobe Add-ons website. Read more

Mount a Canon 5D Mark III to a custom drone and capture the beauty of nature

Mount a Canon EOS 5D Mark III to a heavy duty, custom-built drone and you can capture some incredible footage. See video

November 2
CMRA band for Apple Watch features front and rear cameras

The CMRA band for the Apple Watch comes with a upward-facing 2MP camera and a front-facing 8MP shooter. Read more

Voltaic Array and Offgrid solar backpacks charge gear on the go

Voltaic has launched two new backpacks on Kickstarter, the Array and Offgrid. Both models feature integrated solar panels and removable batteries that charge when the bag is in sunlight. Read more

Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V sets a speedy new standard for the series with its 24fps Raw + JPEG burst shooting, as well as a new phase-detection autofocus system and impressive 4K video. So how does it stack up against the growing competition? Read more

Adobe announces Reuters partnership, Creative Cloud app updates

A partnership with Reuters brings the agency's photos into Adobe Stock's new editorial collection. Other CC app updates aim to streamline workflow for design professionals, with AI-driven features like visual search. Read more

66 Degrees North: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Shooting Experience

If there's one thing to know about the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, it's that it can handle mother nature with the best of them – rain, snow or hail. We recently spent a few days with the camera in beautiful Iceland. Read more

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery

From waterfalls to the Northern Lights, Iceland is full of natural beauty. And, in October, lots and lots of rain. We've put together a sample gallery of photos taken over four days with Olympus' new OM-D E-M1 Mark II. View gallery

Olympus OM-D E-M1 II will ship in December for $2000 body-only

Announced at Photokina, Olympus' flagship Micro Four Thirds camera wiII cost $2000 body-only and is set to ship at the end of December. Read more

November 1
Magnum's 'Conditions of the Heart' square print sale underway

Magnum's limited time square print sale returns, offering a selection of signed prints from Magnum photographers like Steve McCurry and Alex Webb for $100 each. Read more

Yongnuo shows off familiar-looking 100mm F2 lens for Canon EOS

Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo is set to launch a new 100mm F2 lens that uses a Canon EF mount and happens to look just like a Canon lens. Read more

The future is bright: technology trends in mobile photography

The camera you always have with you is getting ever smarter and feature-rich. We're taking a closer look at recent developments in mobile imaging technology and where they might lead in the future. Read more

Announcing the winners of USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016

Thousands entered the 2016 USA Landscape Photographer of the Year competition – take a look at the category and youth winners here. Learn more

This 4K video tour of the International Space Station is probably as close as you'll get to being an astronaut

NASA has released an 18-minute 4K video featuring a fly-through of the International Space Station. See video