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January 2017 news and reviews

January 31
Canon releases downloadable EOS-1D X Mark II AF Setting Guidebook

If the EOS-1D X Mark II's AF modes make your head spin, Canon's offering a downloadable guide to the camera's AF settings to help simplify things. Read more

Unable to recover from failed Kickstarter project, Triggertrap announces it will close shop

One of the pioneers in the area of smart camera triggers, Triggertrap, has today announced in a blog post that it will cease operations in the near future. Read more

Get to know the Compass Camera, an ultra-compact pocketable film camera from 1937

The quest to make a ridiculously small, yet still fully-featured camera is not a new one. For historical examples, look no further than the Compass Camera. Read more

Benjamin Von Wong takes aim at coal pollution with post-apocalyptic photo shoot

Benjamin Von Wong's latest project takes us to a dystopian future where coal is king and oxygen is a precious commodity. Read more

ONA releases new style bags and accessories for mirrorless users

Premium camera bag brand ONA has announced a set of new small bags and a wrist strap that are aimed at owners of smaller mirrorless cameras. Read more

January 30
DPReview and the TWiT Network team-up to talk cameras

On Saturday, DPReview appeared on The New Screen Savers, a popular show from the TWiT Network hosted by technology guru Leo Laporte, to discuss cameras, photography, and the resurgence of film. Read more

Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired

Adobe has officially put Creative Suite out to pasture, making Creative Cloud the exclusive means by which consumers can acquire Photoshop, Illustrator, and other Adobe creative applications. Read more

Apple selling more Plus models than ever

Apple's upcoming financial results for Q4 2016 show that more consumers than ever have opted for the larger, dual-camera-toting Plus version of the iPhone. Read more

Fujifilm X100F vs X100T: what's new, what's changed and is it enough?

The X100F looks much like its predecessor and it's easy to assume it's only really the sensor that's changed. The more we looked at the differences between it and the X100T, the less true that seemed. Read more

January 29
Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Jack Dykinga reflects on his career

Photographer Jack Dykinga's career has spanned many decades, and over the course of years his focus turned from straight photojournalism to fine art photography. A new book and a recent interview with Resource Travel offer some insights into his journey. Read more

January 28
Comedy Pet Photography Awards open for entries

The organizers of the Comedy Pet Photography Awards are offering a £2000 cash prize for your best funny cat photo. Read more

Pictures show how badly earthquakes damaged Sony’s Kumamoto sensor factory

If you wondered why it took Sony so long to get back on its feet after an earthquake hit its sensor fabrication plant in Kumamoto, this picture taken in the aftermath might give you a clue. Read more

January 27
Shealah Craighead named Trump's official photographer

US President Donald Trump's official photographer has a well-established client base in Washington DC and previously photographed Sarah Palin on the campaign trail. Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 likely to come with same camera specs as S7

Leaked product information indicates that the upcoming Galaxy S8's camera specification will remain unchanged compared to its predecessor. Read more

Selfly pocket-sized camera drone snaps to a smartphone when not in use

Selfly is another pocket-sized consumer drone seeking funding on Kickstarter. When not in use, it folds into a compact shape that can be attached to an included smartphone case. Read more

Applying color theory to landscape photography

Color theory can be a very complex, but useful subject when applied to modern landscape photography. Ted Gore has written an excellent piece on color theory that helps outline its use in landscape photography today. Read more

Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week

The CEO who oversaw Hasselblad’s dramatic turn of fortunes over the past two years is to step down within the next week. Perry Oosting is widely credited with extracting the company from one of the worst periods in its 75-year history by finding new investors and helping to modernize the brand’s offerings with the H6D and X1D cameras. Read more

January 26
Hopes of Kodachrome relaunch put on ice

Hold your horses, all you would-be Egglestons: Kodachrome probably isn't about to make a comeback. Read more

LenzO underwater housing for iPhone 7 is rated for 100 meters

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus can stand up to immersion in water, but if you want to dive deeper with your smartphone LenzO's dedicated underwater housing might be up your alley. Read more

Study finds consumers are ready to embrace selfies as a tool

A Sony-commissioned study has found that the top ten future uses for smartphone cameras will include banking, shopping and healthcare, among others. Read more

Ultimate travel kit - Thailand with Olympus' E-M1 II & 25mm prime lens

Thailand has incredible landscapes, delicious food and warm and friendly locals. DPR staffer Carey Rose came to realize that documenting a trip like this with a 50mm equivalent lens was a lot more difficult than he anticipated. Read more

Landscape shooter Lisa Bettany shares her story of healing through photography

Travel photographer Lisa Bettany's journey into photography literally began one step at a time as she recovered from a traumatic back injury. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Five camera accessories you probably didn't need

Plenty of useful camera accessories come on to the market every year – but among them are some real duds. We took a fond look back at some of the accessories of the past decade or so that left us scratching our heads. Read more

ZeroTech to introduce 4K action cam with built-in gimbal

Chinese drone manufacturer ZeroTech has announced a handheld action camera featuring a built-in 3-axis stabilization gimbal. The Rollcap will shoot 4K video and 13MP stills while providing +/-0.03° of angular vibration compensation. Read more

January 25
Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP

Ricoh has taken the wraps off it's newest DSLR, the KP. Resembling a mini Pentax K-1, and inheriting some of the same features, the KP arrives at the same price as the K-3 II, putting it at the top end of Ricoh's APS-C lineup. We got our hands on a pre-production sample recently, and we've prepared a quick product tour. Read more

Ricoh announces Pentax KP with new Shake Reduction system and 24MP sensor

Ricoh has announced its new Pentax KP, which is a more compact, modernized version of the K-3 II. It features a new 'high sensitivity' 24MP sensor, a 5-axis 'Shake Reduction II' system, interchangeable grips and a tilting touchscreen display. Read more

Fujifilm X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition goes up for sale online

The shiny new Graphite Silver edition of the Fujifilm X-T2 we got our hands on at CES is now on sale. Read more

The Vertu Constellation is a luxury smartphone with high-end specs, for a change

Bucking the trend for luxury smartphones, the Vertu Constellation offers actual high-end specifications including a 12MP sensor with 4K video recording. Read more

Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art sample gallery updated

We've been shooting with the Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art a lot lately, so we've added more images to our 85mm F1.4 sample gallery. Read more

This time-lapse captures the awe-inspiring power of lava flowing into the ocean

Landscape photographer Jack Fusco contended with rainy weather, logistical challenges and unexpectedly long hikes to put together this lava flow time-lapse. We think it was worth the trouble. Read more

Can’t afford a Hasselblad? Win one instead in the 2018 Masters contest

Hasselblad is giving away 11 medium-format cameras in what it’s describing as the biggest Masters competition it has ever held. The 2018 contest also introduces a new category for aerial photography. Read more

Iridient X-Transformer beta brings much-loved X-Trans processing to Windows

Iridient X-Transformer is a standalone utility that takes RAF files from Fujifilm cameras and demosaics them before saving them as DNG files. This means Windows users can now access the processing look that is popular among Mac-owning X-Trans shooters. Read more

January 24
500px launches Directory to help photographers connect with clients

Following a beta test, photography website 500px has launched its photographer Directory to the public. Read more

Adobe brings Android CC apps to Chromebooks

Google opened up its Play app store to Chromebook users last year, and now Adobe is offering versions of its Android CC apps for the company's browser-based notebook computers. Read more

iPhone 7 Plus survives 13 hours in icy Russian river

An iPhone 7 Plus has powered on successfully and without any signs of malfunction after spending the night in a freezing river.

Filmmakers who walked on Grand Prismatic in Yellowstone get jail time and fines

Last year, four Canadian filmmakers were arrested after photos and a video were published showing them walking on off-limits geothermal features in Yellowstone National Park. Three of them pleaded guilty and will receive fines, community service and a little jail time. Read more

Interview: Fujifilm talks GFX, X100F and getting serious about video

The launch of the GFX 50S gave us a chance to speak to Makoto Oishi and his colleagues about Fujifilm's latest cameras, its customers and its future plans. Read more

Croatia in 4K: travel photographer Max Lowe on location with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is Canon's latest full-frame DSLR, aimed at enthusiast and professional photographers. We took the EOS 5D IV to Croatia's Dalmatian Coast recently with travel photographer Max Lowe, to put it through its paces. Watch the video

Get 'em while you can: Fujifilm GF670 medium-format film cameras back on sale

The public will soon be able to purchase new units of the discontinued Fujifilm GF670 film rangefinder folding camera thanks to a cache recently discovered in a Fujifilm warehouse. Read more

Metabones launches four new adapters for attaching Canon lenses to Sony E-mount cameras

Lens adapter manufacturer Metabones has announced four new models that will improve the experience of those mounting Canon EF fit lenses on to Sony E camera bodies. Read more

January 23
Jared Polin launches 'MyGearVault' app to help you keep track of your gear

You probably know him as that shouty man on YouTube with the big hair, but for the past few months, Jared Polin (aka 'Fro Knows Photo') has been working on a new app designed to help photographers keep track of their gear. Read more

Vanguard's Alta Rise bags expand so you can cram in even more gear

Vanguard's Alta Rise bag series offers what it calls a '+6 size expanding feature' for increasing or decreasing a bag's size as needed. Read more

Samsung blames two different defects for Galaxy Note 7 battery debacle

Samsung has revealed the results of its investigation into the battery problems that plagued its Galaxy Note 7 high-end smartphone. Read more

Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery

We've had the opportunity to shoot with a pre-production Fujifilm X100F for the past few days, from the east coast of the USA to the west. Check out our beta X100F samples gallery here. Read more

January 22
Leica M10 real-world sample gallery

Archaic focusing system, no video mode, no USB socket: the Leica M10 isn't for everyone, but it's absolutely lovely. Announced earlier this week, a pre-production unit found its way into our hands. See gallery

January 21
Take flight over Australia: aerial photos by Scott McCook

Australian photographer Scott McCook gives us some insight into how he goes about capturing amazing aerial scenes. Read more

Pete Souza captures Obama's final day in the White House

Pete Souza, the official photographer for now-Former President Obama, posted a series of photos on his Instagram account showing the Obamas' final departure from The White House. See photos

January 20
Samsung virtual assistant rumored to use camera for object identification

A Siri-style virtual assistant in Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone is expected to perform text and object recognition tasks using the camera. Read more

TwoEyes VR stereoscopic camera simulates human vision

Another VR camera has launched on Kickstarter, but this one does things a little differently: TwoEyes VR features two horizontally-oriented cameras spaced 65mm apart that record footage in a stereoscopic arrangement. Read more

Ambassadorship and $24,000 of kit up for grabs in broncolor’s Gen Next contest

Broncolor is looking for its next generation of young ambassadors and has opened the entry process for this year’s Gen Next contest. Read more

Dear Nikon: Please let us keep the 20mm F1.8G, Love, Dan

There’s no such thing as a perfect lens, but a lens can certainly be the right tool for a specific job. DPReview's Dan Bracaglia found that in the Nikkor 20mm F1.8G. Read more

Here's the first known photo of a US Presidential Inauguration

When James Buchanan was sworn into office on March 4, 1857, John Wood made history by making the first known photograph of a US Presidential inauguration. Read more

Meitu: harmless selfie app du jour or data mining scheme?

Seemingly overnight, Americans discovered and embraced Meitu – a Chinese photo app that adds cartoon-like effects to selfies. It quickly fell out of favor when security concerns were reported. Read more

January 19
GIMP seeks funding for future advanced features

The team behind open source image editing application GIMP is asking for financial support to help keep improving and adding new features to its software. Read more

Nokia Lumia 1020 used as microscope in low-cost DNA sequencer

A phone-based DNA-sequencer can help medical staff in developing countries analyze tissue samples and detect genetic mutations. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100

The first Fujifilm X-series camera, the FinePix X100, debuted in 2010 with handsome looks, great image quality and a swath of technical glitches that many photographers were happy to ignore. With numerous updates over the years, the X100 has truly become a modern classic. Read more

Photographer captures stunning Aurora Borealis time-lapse from airplane

If you're seated next to a window on a flight to Iceland, it's a good idea to keep your camera close. Landscape photographer Aryeh Nirenberg did, and as a result recorded this impressive time-lapse right from his seat. See video

F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F

Fujifilm's fourth-gen X100 series camera features an updated sensor, revamped autofocus system, larger battery and tweaked ergonomics. We spent a little time getting to know a pre-production sample. Read more

Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20

The Fujifilm X-T20 is very much the little brother to the X-T2, using the same sensor, upgraded AF system and 4K video support as its more expensive sibling. We've gone hands-on with the X-T20 to go over the most important features. Read more

Fujifilm medium-format GFX 50S to ship in late February for $6500

Four months after Fujifilm's GFX 50S made its debut at Photokina, the company has released all of the details regarding its medium-format mirrorless camera, including its $6500 price tag. Read more

Fujifilm releases first round of G-mount medium-format lenses

You're going to need some lenses to go along with that new Fujifilm GFX 50S, and the company announced a trio of them. They include a 32-64mm zoom plus 63mm and 120mm primes. Read more

Fujifilm X100F steps up to 24.3MP, adds AF joystick

Fujifilm is taking the wraps off the X100F, the fourth generation of its popular enthusiast-focused compact series. It updates the X100T with a 24.3MP X-Trans III APS-C sensor and X-Processor Pro image processor borrowed from the X-T2. Read more

Fujifilm X-T20 arrives with new 24MP sensor and 4K video capture

Fujifilm has announced the X-T20, a mid-priced sister model to the enthusiast X-T2. The X-T20 gains many of the T2's features, including the 24MP X-Trans sensor, advanced autofocus system and 4K video capability. Read more

Fujifilm expands weather-resistant lens selection with XF 50mm F2 R WR

Fujifilm has announced a new weather-resistant, compact prime: the Fujinon XF 50mm F2 R WR. Read more

January 18
Video: Leica M10 First Look

The new Leica M10 is an attractive combination of classic styling and modern specifications. Check out our quick video overview for a rundown of some of its key features. See video

The M U want: Leica M10 First Impressions Review and Samples

Leica's latest rangefinder dispenses with the last-generation 'Typ' naming convention and goes back to its M-series roots. The M10 is slimmed down, sped up, and after using one for a few days, we like it. Read more

Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10

The Leica M10 is a 24MP full-frame rangefinder camera with a few pretty modern tricks up its sleeve. We've been using Leica's latest 'M' for a few days – step up and take a closer look. Learn more

Leica announces M10 with new sensor, slimmer design

Leica's M10 is the newest addition to their lineup of M-series cameras. Thin as a film-era M4, it has a newly developed sensor with improved dynamic range as well as a host of other updates, and - in some cases - omissions. Read more

Seattle convicts drone operator whose UAV knocked a woman unconscious at a parade

A man whose drone struck a parade-goer in 2015 has been convicted of a gross misdemeanor – which may signal what's to come for another drone operator who recently flew his drone into the Space Needle. Read more

Demand for CMOS image sensors projected to increase

Thanks to new applications in mobile devices as well as the automotive and security industries, the global demand for CMOS image sensors is growing. Read more

January 17
Charge your devices with a USB station shaped like a Sony mirrorless camera

The Mirage Trio is an a7-series replica camera that can charge three devices at once, and even offers a functional E-mount for no particular reason. Read more

Capture One Pro 10.0.1 released with new lens support and bug fixes

An update for Capture One Pro 10 fixes a number of bugs and adds support for eight Sony lenses. Read more

Flashing a peace sign in a photo could lead to identity theft

The National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan warns that fingerprint recognition technology is now so advanced that it could scan your fingerprints from photos posted online. Read more

Fixed-lens filmmaking: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500/FZ2000 Review

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500/FZ2000 is now the company's top superzoom, offering the majority of features from the company's GH-series of video-centric cameras. We've put the FZ2500 through its paces to see if it's the B-camera you're looking for. Read review

Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery

Canon decided to update their classic high end kit lens, but does the new version warrant an upgrade? Check out our sample gallery to see for yourself. Read more 

Flying your drone into the Space Needle can land you in jail

The operator responsible for a drone that crashed into Seattle's Space Needle on New Year's Eve may face charges of reckless endangerment. Read more

January 16
Canon granted third most US patents in 2016

Canon was granted more US patents in 2016 than many high-tech companies, including the likes of Apple, Google and Intel. Read more

Udee universal backpack includes camera compartment, external USB charging and more

A versatile photography backpack called Udee is seeking funding on Kickstarter, offering a design that's meant to cover many different circumstances and needs. Read more

Samsung investigation blames battery for Galaxy Note 7 fires

Samsung has found in an internal investigation that the battery is to blame for the Galaxy Note 7 fires and explosions, and not hardware or software. Read more

MS Optics launches ultra-slim 17mm F4.5 pancake lens for Leica M

Japanese manufacturer of hand-made lenses, MS Optics, has launched a 17mm F4.5 lens for the Leica M system that is just 10.2mm thick. Read more

Ten important differences between Panasonic's GH5 and GH4 (and one key similarity)

Panasonic's new GH5 flagship will be hitting the streets soon, joining the GH4 in the company's line of video-centric cameras. With our eye on video features, we take a look at the ten biggest differences between these two cameras. Read more

January 15
Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next?

So you just bought your first interchangeable lens camera? Congratulations! Now it's time to add another lens to your arsenal. Read more

January 14
Shooting the moon: behind the shot with Peter Alessandria

DPReview community member and award-winning photographer Peter Alessandria shares his secrets behind his incredible moon photos. Read more

Canon EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM gallery updated

We've added additional photos, most taken at 150mm, to our Canon EF-M 18-150mm IS STM gallery. View gallery

January 13
The US Presidential Inauguration will be live-streamed in 360-degrees thanks to Nikon

If your invitation to the Presidential Inauguration got lost in the mail, you're in luck: USA Today will be live-streaming the event in 360-degrees thanks to some customized Nikon KeyMission 360s. Read more

This art installation re-imagines photographic equipment as weapons

Glance at a piece from Jason Siegel's 'Shoot Portraits, Not People' art installation and you might think you're looking at a high-powered weapon. But if you look closer, you'll quickly see that guns and grenades are all made up of photographic equipment. Read more

Lily Robotics sued over claims of false advertising

Lily Robotics, the company behind the subject-tracking Lily Drone, allegedly used an expensive professional drone to shoot its promotional video, rather than a prototype of the actual device. Read more

VSCO closes up shop in New York to concentrate business in Oakland

VSCO, the company behind popular film emulations tools and a photography app, has confirmed reports that its New York office has been shut down and the employees working there have been laid off. Read more

Google brings RAISR smart image upsampling to Android devices

Google's RAISR technology, which uses machine learning to produce high-quality versions of low-resolution images, has been implemented into Google+ for a subset of Android devices. Read more

Epson doubles print life with its SureColor P5000 17in printer

Epson claims its new 17" printer uses ink that has double the print-life of previous models, and produces a smoother more even gloss finish. Read more

Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery

The Canon 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM is a budget-friendly zoom that packs a lot of focal length into a relatively lightweight package. See gallery

January 12
PhotoSpots uses Google Maps to pinpoint photography hotspots

PhotoSpots helps photographers find 'hotspots' highlighted around the globe by merging Google Maps and data from 500px. Read more

Company behind Lily drone shuts down despite $34m worth of pre-orders

Despite attracting a lot of attention and pre-orders, the company behind one of the first drones capable of tracking its user is shutting down operations due to a lack of funding. Read more

HTC announces U Ultra 5.7" phablet with 12MP camera

The U Ultra is HTC's new high-end phablet and comes with a new all-glass design and a camera module borrowed from the HTC 10. Read more

Throwback Thursday: the Panasonic GH1 - mirrorless video arrives

Last week at CES Panasonic officially unveiled its newest flagship model, the GH5. This week we take a look back at the first camera in the series: The Panasonic GH1. Read more

 

Focus ramping intervalometer Timelapse+ View goes on sale

US accessories manufacturer Timelapse+ has announced that its latest on-camera timelapse controller is now on general sale. Read more

January 11
Voice-controlled photo editing: coming soon to Photoshop?

Adobe is experimenting with adding voice controlled photo editing to its mobile applications. Read more

DxOMark gives RED Helium 8K sensor a record-breaking 108 score

DxOMark has given RED’s 35.4MP Helium 8K sensor its highest overall score ever: 108. This makes the prototype sensor the second ever to exceed the 100 point milestone, joined only by the RED Epic Dragon prototype. Read more

Astropad launches Astropad Studio for the Apple iPad Pro

Astropad Studio is a faster and more feature-rich version of the original Astropad that has been specifically designed for the iPad Pro. Read more

Fotodiox LED100WB-56 quick review

The LED100WB-56 is a wall-powered, dimmable LED light source that does things a little differently. We take a closer look in our studio. Read more

January 10
Nikon's 100 year anniversary video is both amazing and ridiculous

Nikon has been around for 100 years and to celebrate the anniversary its launched a pretty amazing anniversary movie that traces the company's history. There's also a catchy tune. Read more

KitSplit acquires CameraLends, becomes largest peer-to-peer camera rental platform

KitSplit has bought rival camera gear rental marketplace CameraLends and integrated the latter's user base and gear information into its own systems. Read more

Kodak CMO says the company is 'looking into' reviving Kodachrome

On the heels of Kodak's announcement that it plans to bring its Ektachrome film back into production, Kodak CMO Steve Overman has revealed that the company is also looking into bringing back another beloved film: Kodachrome. Read more

Instagram terms and conditions rewritten in simple language for teens

Law firm Schillings was recently tapped by the UK’s Children’s Commission to rewrite Instagram’s Terms and Conditions in simplified, child-friendly language. Read more

2017 Oskar Barnack award offers €80,000 prize fund

Leica has announced that entries for its 2017 Oskar Barnack award will be accepted starting March 1st, and that the winner will receive €25,000 in cash and €10,000 worth of M-system equipment. Learn more

Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time

Elia and Naomi Locardi travel full time without a permanent address, embracing a 'location-independent' lifestyle that sees them constantly criss-crossing the globe. See video

Is this drone-toting concept car the future of photojournalism?

Could a car designed specifically for embedded photojournalists and those shooting in remote regions help them to better overcome daily challenges? This concept aims to do just that. Read more

January 9
CamFi launches Matrix software for multiple camera control

The maker of remote camera controller and image transmitter device CamFi has announced a new software package that allows CamFi users to control and trigger multiple cameras at the same time. Read more

Chipotle sued for $2.2b for allegedly using woman's photo without permission

Mexican fast-food restaurant chain Chipotle is being sued for $2.2 billion by a customer who claims a photo of her has been used in advertising without her consent. Read more

CES 2017 show highlights: from the weird to the (kind of) wonderful

This year's CES in Las Vegas was the usual combination of the weird and wonderful, showcasing everything from a fish-finding underwater drone to Panasonic's flagship DC-GH5. DPReview was all over it. See more

HMD Global releases Nokia 6 Android smartphone

The Nokia 6 is an upper mid-range Android device and the first Nokia-branded phone launched under the new brand-licensees HMD Global. Read more

SLT strikes back: Sony a99 II real-world sample gallery

A-mount has returned with the a99 II, this time armed with the 42MP BSI CMOS sensor from the a7R II, as well as some tricks of its own. We hit the streets to see how the added tech makes this SLT behave. See gallery

January 8
Canon EF-M 18-150 F3.5-6.3 IS STM real-world sample gallery

The Canon EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM is a travel zoom for the company's mirrorless cameras, and we were pretty impressed with the results. See gallery

January 7
CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8

First launched in 1965, Kodak's Super 8 format was one of the most influential developments in consumer filmmaking. And now it's back, with an all-new (kind of) camera. We got our hands on one. Check it out

CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II

We're at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada where Canon has taken the wraps off a new high-end compact camera: the PowerShot G9 X Mark II. See more

January 6
DJI reportedly takes majority stake in Hasselblad

Reports surfaced this week that DJI has acquired Hasselblad, a year after the companies announced a 'corporate partnership.' Read more

Hawks Factory announces new 35mm F2 in M-mount

Japanese manufacturer Hawks Factory has released details of a new lens it has designed in homage to ‘old-style’ Leica M lenses: the Tsubasa Swallow 35mm F2. It comes in a Leica M-mount and is intended to produce images with a retro feel, according the company. Read more

Ambarella announces 8K-ready H3 SoC for drones and video cameras

Ambarella's newly released H3 system-on-a-chip is designed to power drone and action cameras capable of recording 8K or dual 4K video, all in 10-bit color. Read more

Dell Canvas 27 launched as world's first 'horizontal smart workspace'

Dell has introduced the 27-inch Canvas display, a workspace designed for creatives that can be used in two orientations: lying flat on a desk or propped up at an angle via a kickstand. Read more

CES video: the Panasonic GH5

One of the most anticipated cameras at CES is the Panasonic GH5. We met up with Panasonic's Matt Frazer, who walks through some highlights (and things he likes) on this new camera.

Hands-on with new 'Graphite' Fujifilm X-T2 and X-Pro2 (and the XP120)

For the most part a glittering parade of the utterly unnecessary, CES does occasionally throw up a gem for camera geeks. Last year it was Nikon's D500 and D5, and this year we're very taken with Fujifilm's new 'Graphite' editions of the X-T2 and X-Pro2. Read more

CES video: the Nikon D5600

The Nikon D5600, originally announced for Europe and Asia, is now coming to North America. Backstage at CES, Nikon's Steve Heiner tells us a bit about the D5600, including the new, deeper hand grip.

Take a look at a 380-shot mosaic of Apple’s new campus created with a 100MP Phase One camera

A composite of 380 100MP aerial images has been created of the site of Apple’s new campus by photo mapping and data company SkyIMD. Read more

Steadicam launches Kickstarter campaign for motorized smartphone stabilization rig

Camera stabilization system manufacturer Steadicam is hoping to introduce a new motorized rig for smartphone videographers called the Steadicam Volt. Read more

January 5
Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000

Ready for 8K? Dell's UltraSharp 32" 8K monitor will be the first of its kind to reach the masses when it goes on sale in March. Read more

CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600

The D5600 is Nikon's newest DSLR, sporting a 24MP APS-C format sensor and slimmed-down body compared to the D5500. We got our hands on it at CES. Read more

Analog revival? Increase in film sales spurs Kodak to bring back Ektachrome

Thank a hipster, because Kodak is bringing Ektachrome. Is the reintroduction of this previously-extinct film stock part of a greater trend back toward analog? Read more

Enlaps Tikee time-lapse camera packs two lenses and a solar panel

A French company has created a weatherproof, solar-powered camera designed for long-duration time-lapses. Read more

SanDisk announces 256GB microSDXC card and 'world's fastest, highest capacity' USB flash drive

SanDisk's CES announcements include a high capacity microSDXC card designed to store photos and run mobile apps, as well as a 256GB solid state flash drive. Read more

Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom features dual-cam with 2.3x zoom

The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom drops the 3x conventional zoom lens of its predecessor and replaces it with an iPhone 7 Plus style dual cam with a 2.3x zoom factor. Read more

The Polaroid Pop instant digital camera produces 3 x 4" prints

Meet the Polaroid Pop, a new instant camera that produces classic Polaroid-sized prints.  It combines a digital sensor with an integrated ZINK Zero Ink printer to produce 3 x 4" prints. Read more

Readers' Choice Awards 2016: the winners

At the end of last year we asked you to vote for the best cameras and lenses of the year. Now's the time: find out which products made the final cut, and which one is Best Product of 2016! Read more

Throwback Thursday: the Samsung i70, a portable media player

Ten years ago at CES, Samsung launched a camera that doubled as a portable media device – the i70. Suffice to say, it didn't take off as well as another 'i' device launched that year. Read more

Turn your doodles into Google satellite images with Land Lines

Looking for a moment of zen? This simple game analyzes user-generated scribbles and instantly merges them with Google satellite images. Read more

DJI's special Chinese New Year edition Phantom 4 celebrates the Year of the Rooster

DJI is ringing in the Chinese New Year with a brightly colored, special edition Phantom 4. Read more

Fujifilm unveils 'Graphite' X-Pro2 and X-T2

Fujifilm is now offering 'graphite' versions of the X-Pro2 and X-T2. The former comes bundled with a matching 23mm F2 R lens, as well. Read more

Rugged Fujifilm XP120 arrives just in time for winter

It's ski season here in the Northern Hemisphere, so Fujifilm's release of its XP120 is well-timed. This rugged camera is well equipped and pretty inexpensive, too. Read more

January 4
Open source Lightroom plugin Focus Point Viewer highlights active focus points

An underwater photographer and software developer has launched a free, open source Adobe Lightroom plugin called Focus Point Viewer. Read more

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 835 with enhanced camera integration

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 chipset brings improved image processing and should start to appear in devices in the first half of 2017. Read more

Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic's new DC-GH5 'hybrid' ILC is a pretty overwhelming camera, with a solid stills-shooting feature set and pro-level video functionality. We've pulled out the most important details and put them into a easily digestible format. Go hands-on

A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview

Panasonic is combining its 'beauty'-oriented GF line of interchangeable lens cameras with the compact GM line in the Lumix GX850. Take a tour of Panasonic's newest, littlest ILC. Read more 

Panasonic offers 12-60mm, first of Leica DG F2.8-4 series

The Panasonic Leica DG 12-60mm F2.8-4 lens was first shown at Photokina and gets an official announcement for CES 2017. Read more

Panasonic updates four lenses, improving autofocus and image stabilization

Panasonic has updated four LUMIX G lenses, improving their image stabilization system, aperture adjustment and build quality. Read more

Panasonic's flagship Lumix DC-GH5 officially launched, hits store shelves in March

Panasonic teased the photography world at Photokina last year with a few tidbits about its flagship GH5 mirrorless camera, and today it's been officially announced. Read more

Bringing tiny back: Panasonic announces ultra-small mirrorless Lumix DC-GX850/GX800/GF9

Panasonic has returned to making ultra-compact mirrorless cameras with its release of the Lumix DMC-GX850 (GX800 and GF9 in some markets). Read more

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80/FZ82 combines 60x zoom and 4K video

Panasonic adds 4K video and its assortment of 4K-powered modes like Post Focus to its 60x consumer superzoom. Read more

Ricoh releases Ricoh R Developer Kit offers 360-degree live streaming

Ricoh has announced a new camera aimed specifically at 360-degree live streaming and app development. Read more

Nikon brings its D5600 DSLR to the US

Nikon's D5600 digital SLR, announced globally in November of last year, is now coming to the US. Read more

Inexpensive Nikon Coolpix A300 and W100 now available in US

After being offered for months elsewhere in the world, two new inexpensive Nikon compacts are coming to US shores: the pocket-sized Coolpix A300 and the rugged Coolpix W100. Read more

Canon announces PowerShot G9 X Mark II with improved stabilization, 8 fps Raw bursts

Canon has announced the successor to the tiny PowerShot G9 X, dubbed the G9 X Mark II. The new model retains the same basic look, feel and weight of the original, with all of the changes under the hood. Read more

Pulse: Extreme weather in black and white

Mike Olbinski has wowed us many times over the past year with his storm chasing footage, but this time he put a black and white spin on it. Read more 

January 3
Samsung patent shows dual-camera tracking feature

A Samsung patent application shows an advanced subject tracking feature that uses a dual-camera with a wide-angle and tele lens. Read more

Magic Lantern proof-of-concept shows in-camera DNG shooting

Magic Lantern is working on some new technology that could unlock in-camera lossless DNG shooting for Canon cameras. Read more

January 2
Around the world in 10 videos: 2016 Field Tests

2016 saw DPReview staff travel around the world, for our ongoing series of long-form videos. In this article, Barney takes us on a guided tour though the year in Field Tests. Read more

January 1
Fog waves: photographer Nick Steinberg captures nature in motion

Photographer Nick Steinberg goes above the clouds to capture some incredible images of the dense fog that inundates the San Francisco Bay area in California. Read more

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things

Picking favorites is hard, but our readers were up to the task when we asked them to share their favorite shots of 2016. Here are just some of the standout images submitted. Read more