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February 2017 news and reviews

February 28
Nikon D3400 and D5600 firmware updates now available

Nikon has released firmware updates for the Nikon D3400 and the Nikon D5600, both of which should improve stability of SnapBridge with iOS. Read more

Hasselblad to introduce 120mm macro for the X1D with three more lenses to follow

Hasselblad plans to introduce four new lenses over the next twelve months for its X1D mirrorless model: a 22mm wide-angle, 65mm moderate wide, 120mm macro and the system’s first zoom – a 35-75mm. Read more

Sony FE 85mm F1.8 sample gallery and first impressions

Sony's newly released FE 85mm F1.8 brings short telephoto shooting down to a relatively affordable price point for alpha users. It shows off some impressive sharpness wide open, but there's a lot more to this lens than just sharpness. Check out our extensive real world samples gallery. Read more

Ricoh R Development Kit 360 degree camera will be available for pre-order in May

Ricoh has announced the pre-order process for its Ricoh R Developer Kit and included full specs and pricing information. 

CP+ 2017 Canon interview: 'We want to be number one in the overall ILC market'

We had a chance to catch up with Canon at CP+ in Japan, to discuss the company's current state of affairs as well as plans for the future. Read more

 

Opinion: Nikon's 'back to basics' approach is a no-brainer

In its first public statement to the Japanese press since the DL-line cancellation, Nikon states that it will be focusing on medium-and-high end DSLR cameras, lenses and mirrorless cameras. To that, we say: it's about darn time. Read more 

Godox's Witstro Pocket Flash AD200 is a pocket-sized powerhouse

Godox's Witstro AD200 speedlight is seriously small, offers wireless support with Godox's 2.4G X system and 200Ws output. Read more

Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art pre-production sample gallery

Sigma's 14mm F1.8 Art is best described as incredibly wide and extremely fast. It's got the low light shooters on staff excited, so we jumped all over the chance to take a pre-production lens out for a spin at CP+ 2017. See gallery

The Porsche Design Book One is a MacBook Pro competitor in a convertible form factor

Minimalist design and high-end components make the Porsche Design Book One a direct rival to Apple's MacBook Pro and other premium laptops. Read more

WPO releases short listed winners for Sony World Photography Awards

The World Photography Organisation has announced the shortlisted photographers for the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. The WPO says that it received 227,596 images in total across categories for amateurs, professionals and students. Read more

February 27
These are the four cameras that won Oscars in 2017

Before things got really confusing at the 89th Academy Awards last night, we got an overview of the Oscars given out earlier in the month at the Scientific and Technical Awards including four cinema cameras that helped usher in the digital era. Read more

CamFi wireless camera controller now supports Sony digital cameras

CamFi, a wireless camera controller, now supports Sony cameras like the a7R II and a6300. Read more

OPPO announces dual-cam 5x optical zoom technology for smartphones

OPPO has presented an innovative approach to zooming on smartphone cameras that uses a prism and dual-lenses that are arranged at an angle to each other.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium features 960 fps slow-motion and 4K display

The latest Sony high-end smartphones use the company's new 3-layer stacked image sensor for extremely fast readout-times.

CP+ 2017 - Sigma interview: 'We’ve learned that some customers require exceptional lens performance'

Sigma released four lenses at this year's CP+ in Yokohama. We're at the show, where we made time to sit down with Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma, to find our more about the new products. Read our interview

CP+ 2017: HandeVision shows off prime lenses for mirrorless and Leica M

Originally announced in late 2015, German-Chinese company HandeVision's collection of prime lenses is on display at this year's CP+ tradeshow in Yokohama, Japan. Read more

February 26
Samsung Galaxy Book takes on Microsoft Surface and Huawei Matebook

The Samsung Galaxy Book is an Intel-powered Windows 10 PC in a tablet form factor.

Huawei announces P10 and P10 Plus with 'Leica-style' portrait mode

The Huawei P10 comes with the same camera specs as the Mate 9 but introduces a new and advanced portrait mode that combines fake bokeh and illumination effects.

Lenovo Moto G5 Plus camera first impressions review

The Moto G5 Plus comes with improved build quality and camera specs that are, apart from optical image stabilization, very similar to the much more expensive Samsung Galaxy S7. 

LG G6 comes with dual-cam and 18:9 FullVision display

The LG G6 comes with an improved version of the G5's dual-cam and introduces the 18:9 display format to smartphones. 

Things we found at CP+ 2017 which had been cut in half

The CP+ show in Yokohama is a great place to touch and try the latest cameras and lenses, but we've come to enjoy it for another reason, too. Click through for an annual tradition. Read more

Photographer Edin Chavez shares his favorite Miami Beach photo spots

Come for the neon and palm trees, stay for the classic sunset view from a... Best Buy parking garage deck? These and other insider tips from pro photographer Edin Chavez await. Read more

CP+ 2017: Updated Fujifilm GFX 50S sample gallery

We're in Yokohama Japan, where we've just added 25 images to our gallery of samples from Fujifilm's new GFX 50S medium-format 50MP camera. We'll be adding to this gallery over the next few days. See gallery

Gallery update: getting vertical with the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VR

We tossed Nikon's new 70-20mm F2.8 workhorse on a D5 and sat on the sidelines for a University of Washington vs Arizona State NCAA basketball game. It proved to be an impressive combo, to say the least. See gallery

February 25
EHang uses 1000 GhostDrone 2.0 drones for massive light show in China

Just a few days after Intel wowed audiences with a 300-drone aerial light show at the Super Bowl, Chinese drone company EHang raised the bar with a 1000-drone light show for audiences in China. Read more

Lensrentals and the mysterious case of the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM

When the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM didn't test as well as expected, Roger Cicala and crew jumped on an opportunity to crack one open and see what was going on inside. Read more

Delkin introduces USB 3.0 multi-slot card reader that includes CFast port

Delkin's new DDreader-48 uses a USB 3.0 interface and can facilitate data rates of up to 500MB/s with CFast 2.0, SD UHS-ll and microSD UHS-l memory cards. Read more

CP+ 2017: Special enough for you? Nikon shows off 100th Anniversary D5 and D500

Nikon is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and as part of the celebrations, the company has unveiled special editions of its professional D5 and D500, alongside the 'holy trinity' of F2.8 zooms. Feast your eyes

February 24
UHS-III SD card interface capable of 624MB/s bursts announced

The SD Card Association has announced the UHS-III standard that allows for maximum data rates twice as fast as the current UHS-II interface. The new interface will allow cards to transfer data at up to 624MB/s and will be used in both SD and Micro SD cards. Read more

Uno II interchangeable camera backpack has four swappable interior panels

Bag maker NIID has launched a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of funding the Uno II, a backpack geared toward photographers and other creatives. Read more

Kamerar Lens Zoom Kit for iPhone 7 Plus review

The Kamerar Zoom Lens Kit for the iPhone 7 Plus combines easy operation and decent image quality with an affordable price point. Read more

CP+ 2017 - Fujifilm Interview: 'We hope that the GFX will change how people view medium format'

We're at the CP+ 2017 show, in Yokohama Japan where Fujifilm is preparing to ship its long-awaited medium format GFX 50S. We sat down with three Fujifilm executives to learn more about the GFX, and future plans for the GX and X mount product lines. Read more

CP+ 2017: Hands-on with new Voigtländer E-mount primes

Voigtländer announced three new lenses at this year's CP+ show in Yokohama, for the Sony E Mount. We're at the show, and we made our way to the Voigtländer booth earlier to take a closer look. Read more

Get your pictures in front of a NASA photo editor by entering Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017

The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 competition is set to open next week, offering space photographers the chance to have their work judged by a picture editor from NASA as well as to win the top prize of £10,000. Read more

CP+ 2017: You want a Fujifilm GFX 50S (and we have the shots to prove it)

We're at the CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan, where Fujifilm's GFX 50S medium-format 50MP camera has found its way into our hands. Take a look at some of the first shots from this groundbreaking new system. See gallery

CP+ 2017: Ricoh teases upcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4

Ricoh has added two prime lenses to its full-frame lens lineup for the Pentax K-1: the forthcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4 and 85mm F1.4. Although details are scant, we did sneak a peek at the 50mm, on the show floor. Read more

February 23
Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap

Fujifilm's creation of cine lenses and a medium-format system doesn't mean it's forgotten its stills-shooting X-mount audience. The company has announced an updated lens roadmap, adding an ultra-wide zoom and a telephoto prime lens, both due in 2018. Read more

Cosina announces development of three Voigtländer E-mount lenses

Cosina has announced the development of three Voigtlander prime lenses for Sony E-mount: the MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm F2 Aspherical, the Classic Nokton 35mm F1.4, and NOKTON 40mm F1.2 Aspherical. Read more

StyleShoots Live robotic photography studio uses AI to shoot and process photos

A new robotic 'smart studio' device aims to increase brands' photography efficiency and productivity by replacing, to a certain degree, professional human photographers with artificial intelligence and a robotic camera/lighting system. Read more

Huawei announces Honor VR 360-degree camera

At an event in Beijing Huawei has announced the release of a clip-on 360-degree camera for smartphones that will be developed by Insta360 and marketed under Huawei's sub-brand Honor. Read more

Ricoh announces development of Pentax 50mm F1.4, adds lenses to K-mount roadmap

Ricoh is displaying a prototype version of a new Pentax 50mm F1.4 for K-mount at CP+ 2017, and has also added an 85mm F1.4 and an unspecified telephoto zoom to its roadmap. Read more

Buyer's Guide: Canon EOS Rebel T7i (800D) vs EOS 77D vs EOS 80D

Canon just announced the EOS Rebel T7i (800D) and EOS 77D, adding two new choices to its already confusing lineup. In this article we'll break down what separates the T7i, 77D and the existing EOS 80D – and which is the best one for your needs. Read more

CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses

Sigma announced a whopping four new lenses just prior to CP+ 2017. As soon as the show opened to the press, we headed straight to the Sigma booth for some hands on time. Read more

Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L

This week the Sigma 'Art' line gained a lens seemingly everyone had been asking for: a 24-70mm F2.8 zoom, which nowadays seems like a required lens for many professional shooters. Today we go back to where it all began: Canon's 24-70mm F2.8L. Read more

Instagram carousel-style posts are finally here for everyone

A feature previously reserved for advertisers, slideshow-style posts with multiple images are finally coming to regular schmoes like us. Read more

February 22
Catch them all: high resolution poster shows every Pentax SLR ever produced

Ricoh has released two posters charting the history of Pentax cameras, both in downloadable high-resolution PDF formats. Read more

This CMOS sensor with 3D-printed microlenses is designed to mimic predator vision

Using 3D printing to create ultra-precise micro-lenses directly on a CMOS sensor might one day help drones see the way eagles and other predators do. Read more

World’s fastest SD cards hit 299MB/s write-speed according to Sony

Sony’s announced a new SF-G line of SD memory cards that they claim is the world’s fastest, with read and write rates around 300MB/s and capacities from 32GB to 128GB. How'd they do it? Among other things, a new algorithm. Read more

Leica SL Review
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The Leica SL is the company's first DSLR-style full-frame digital camera, aimed squarely at professionals and amateurs alike so long as their pockets are sufficiently deep. Does its rock-solid build translate into rock-solid performance? Find out in our full review. Read more

Mesmerizing video shows every New York Times front page since 1852

Or, a visual history of the rise of photography's widespread adoption in 55 seconds flat. Read more

Luuv video camera stabilizers finally make it to the market

Three years after launching its Indiegogo funding campaign, German startup Luuv has announced it is ready to begin sales of its video camera stabilization devices. The company has serviced all its backers and is now selling its solidLuuv, ultraLuuv Action and Action Gimbal to the public. Read more

Fujinon MK18-55 T2.9 cine lens: First impressions and shooting experience

The Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 cinema lens is the first in Fujifilm’s new MK line of Super 35 cine lenses. We took it for a spin on a video shoot about rock climbing and discovered there's a lot to like. Read more

First Look: Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 cine lens

The new Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 cine lens is the first of the company's new line of 'MK' series Fujinon lenses aimed at the 'emerging production' market. What sets this lens apart from a standard photo lens? Let's take a look. Read more

Fujifilm launches MK series of cinema lenses with 18-55mm T2.9 and 50-135mm T2.9

Fujifilm has announced a pair of 'MK' cinema lenses for Sony's E-mount, with a 18-55mm T2.9 launching next month, followed by a 50-135mm T2.9 coming this summer. Read more

February 21
ADOX is doubling the size of its film production plant in Germany

Film producer ADOX is doubling the size of its facility that produces photographic chemicals, film and papers, according to a blog post from the company. Read more

iPhone 8 front camera rumored to capture 3D images

According to an analyst report, the upcoming iPhone flagship model will come with a technology that combines 2D images captured by the front camera with depth data from an infrared module to record 3D information. Read more

Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers

Daniella Zalcman was tired of hearing photo editors say they don't know where to find women photographers, so she created Women Photograph – an online directory of female photographers. Read more

2016 Challenge of Challenges winners announced

The votes have been tallied and we have a winner! DPR member cand1d's image of a glowing sunset in Bagan, Myanmar takes top honors in the 2016 Challenge of Challenges competition. Read more

Neural network converts Game Boy Camera images into color photos

A research engineer has used neural networks to produce photorealistic images from low-res, monochrome Game Boy Camera photos. Read more

Sigma announces 14mm F1.8, 24-70mm F2.8 and 135mm F1.8 Art lenses

Sigma has released a trio of its high-end 'Art' lenses: a 14mm F1.8, optically stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 and a 135mm F1.8. All three lenses will be available for full-frame Canon, Nikon and Sigma bodies. Read more

Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens

Sigma has announced the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM, a relatively compact and lightweight stabilized super-telephoto lens that promises the performance of brighter 100-400s, but in a smaller package. Read more

February 20
Fotodiox Pro launches five GFX lens adapters

Fotodiox Pro has launched five new lens mount adapters for the forthcoming Fujifilm GFX medium-format system. Read more

Irix introduces super wide-angle 11mm for full-frame DSLRs

New optics manufacturer Irix has announced a second extreme wide-angle lens for full-frame DSLR users that will join its existing 15mm F2.4. The new lens is a manual focus 11mm F4 which will come in two versions, Blackstone and Firefly, like the company’s first lens. Read more

OPPO to announce 5x zoom smartphone technology at MWC

Smartphone maker OPPO has sent out a teaser email, suggesting it will launch a smartphone camera with 5x zoom at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. Read more

Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm F4E sample gallery

The Nikon 19mm F4 is a wide-angle tilt-shift, or as Nikon calls it, Perspective Control lens with the ability to independently rotate the direction of tilt or shift. It's an ideal tool for keeping those parallel lines straight when working with architecture or interiors. See gallery

First look video: YI 4K+ action camera shoots 4K/60p and stabilized 4K/30p

The newest action camera from YI technology shoots 4K/60p, offers electronically stabilized 4K/30p and features the best user interface of any action camera on the market. See video

February 19
2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year: winning photos announced

The results from the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year competition are in and to say that we're impressed is an understatement. Read more

Photography fundamentals explained

Want to brush up on some basic concepts? Our technical explainer articles now live in one easy-to-bookmark place. Learn more

February 18
The good, the bad and the ugly of aerial photography - part 4: technique

Landscape shooter Erez Marom's series on aerial photography continues with some advice to help you get the shot once you're in the air. Read more

Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available

Yongnuo has launched its budget-friendly 85mm F1.8 for EF mount, which closely resembles Canon's own 85mm F1.8. Read more

February 17
iPhone 8 expected to replace Touch ID with 3D facial recognition

Apple's upcoming iPhone could do away with the Touch ID fingerprint reader and introduce 3D-facial recognition with a front-facing laser scanner as a security feature to Apple smartphones. Read more

Metropolitan Museum adds 375,000 scans of artwork to public domain

Hundreds of thousands of scanned artwork and photos are now available under public domain license thanks to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read more

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified

Sony has published a video demonstrating the principles behind its apodization filter on its new STF 100mm F2.8 GM OSS lens, explaining how it creates very smooth bokeh both in front of, and behind, the focus plane. Have a watch and read our analysis of this feature, and our initial impressions of this phenomenal new lens for E-mount. Read more

Leica SL gallery update

We've been spending a lot of time around town with our Leica SL review sample, from sunsets to portraits to dimly lit concerts. We've even thrown an adapted lens on for good measure. Take a look at how it's performed. Read more

Silkypix Development Studio Pro8 released with new clarity slider and B&W controls

A new version of Silkypix Development Studio Pro adds a clarity slider, controls for monochrome conversions and a dedicated correction tool for underwater photos. Read more

Crash drones over and over again with Microsoft's open source simulator

Microsoft has released a free, open source simulator to help engineers test – and yes, repeatedly crash – drones in a photo-realistic environment. Read more

February 16
Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets

Kodak and French electronics maker Archos have announced that the latter will launch a line of Kodak-branded tablets. Read more

Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery

With a weather-resistant metal housing, the Fujifilm 23mm F2 R WR is right at home on the X-T2. We braved both some rare Seattle snowfall and rare Seattle sunfall to snag some sample images from Fuji's robust 35mm equiv. prime. It even rained babies. Sometimes we get lucky. See gallery

Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80

We missed the Nikon D80's tenth birthday last September, so we're doing right by making it our choice for this week's Throwback Thursday. Incidentally, it was also staffer Carey Rose's first 'serious' camera. Read more

Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology

Canon's CMOS sensors are capable of capturing some amazing low light video footage, but this new video showcasing the technology... maybe takes it all a bit too seriously. See video

February 15
Leica tweaks handling of its new M10 with firmware 1.3.4.0

Leica has introduced new firmware for its latest M series digital rangefinder that aims to improve a number of aspects of the camera’s handling and operation. Read more

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II firmware updated to version 1.1.3

Canon has released new firmware for its EOS-1D X Mark II professional DSLR, which improves USB communication, increases the maximum shutter release cycles number and, of course, fixes miscellaneous bugs. Read more

Don't forget: Challenge of Challenges 2016 voting closes Friday

Don't miss your chance to help crown the winner of the ultimate DPReview challenge. Read more

Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D

The new Canon EOS 77D slots in-between the Rebel line and the EOS 80D, and incorporates a lot of the same features as that camera at a lower price-point. We recently had access to a 77D and took a closer look. Read more

Hands-on with the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D

The Canon EOS Rebel T7i (800D in some regions) replaces the T6i at the entry-level end of the company's DSLR lineup. The T7i is designed to be as small and portable as possible, while still packing a fairly impressive feature set. Read on

Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF

The replacement for the entry-level EOS M3 is here and it's essentially an EOS M5 in a smaller package with no built-in EVF. Read more

New Canon EOS 77D sits between Rebel T7i and EOS 80D

Canon has just announced the EOS 77D, which is positioned between the company's established Rebel line and the higher-end 80D. It comes with a 24.2MP sensor with Dual Pixel AF, a Digic 7 processor, and it weighs in at just over a pound. Read more

Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D bring Dual Pixel AF to entry-level series

Canon is taking the wraps off its latest entry-level DSLR, the EOS Rebel T7i. It offers a 24MP sensor with Dual Pixel AF for live view shooting, as well as a 45-point all-cross-type AF system for viewfinder shooting. Read more

Canon announces Bluetooth remote and 20% smaller EF-S 18-55mm F4-5.6 kit zoom

Canon has announced a new, smaller (but slower) 18-55mm kit zoom and its first-ever Bluetooth-enabled remote for the EOS 77D and Rebel T7i / EOS 800D. Read more

February 14
Picture of Russian ambassador’s assassin wins World Press Photo award

The 60th World Press Photo award has been won by a Turkish photographer for the controversial image of the direct aftermath of the assassination of the country’s Russian ambassador. Warning: graphic image Read more

RawTherapee 5.0 released with new tools, faster performance and bug fixes

Free raw photo-processing application RawTherapee has been updated to version 5.0, adding numerous features including support for both grayscale TIFF and JPEG along with 'over two years worth' of improvements, including cleaner code, unspecified bug fixes, and faster speeds. Read more

Fancy is a pocketable smartphone gimbal

Chinese company WeWow is running an Indiegogo campaign to fund the production of the currently smallest and lightest smartphone stabilizer. Read more

February 13
Apple files patent application for optimization of focus stacks

Technology described in an Apple patent application could help speed up the focus stacking process and generate more precise depth maps for portrait modes and similar features. Read more

Phase One and LogicKeyboard launch special Mac keyboard for Capture One Pro 10

Phase One has teamed up with LogicKeyboard to launch a special keyboard designed specifically for the macOS version of its Capture One Pro software. Read more

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 sample footage

With access to a pair of production-ready Lumix GH5 cameras running near-final firmware, we headed to a local whiskey distillery to put them to the test. Read more

Sony SLT a99 II Review

The Sony Alpha 99 II is a 42MP full-frame addition to the company's A-mount range of cameras. It uses a semi-transparent mirror to enable full-time secondary-sensor autofocus in conjunction with on-sensor phase detection. We're taking a look through that particular looking glass. Read more

Nikon cancels DL compact series citing high development costs

Nikon has officially put an end to the DL series. Announced just under a year ago, the three DL compacts would have had 1" sensors, and were originally set to ship in June 2016. Read more

February 12
OnePlus 3T camera review

The OnePlus 3T offers all-around top-specs and snappy performance. While the camera performance can't quite match the best in class, it is still very good, making the 3T one of the best value propositions in the market. Read more

February 11
The people and the sights of WPPI 2017

This year's Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) conference and expo featured workshops from industry-leading photographers, some unexpected new gear releases and plenty of fun, unique, and sometimes downright weird photo-related products. Read more

Think Tank launches Signature series of soft shoulder bags

Camera bag manufacturer Think Tank has announced a new range of shoulder bags designed to look good as well as protect your equipment. Read more

Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates

In the latest LensRentals blog post, Roger Cicala writes about a phrase he hears a lot: 'This zoom is just as good as a prime.' Find out why it sets his teeth on edge. Read more

February 10
Study: people don't actually like looking at selfies

A research study finds that a majority of smartphone users enjoys taking selfies, but very few people like looking at others' selfies. Read more

Pixlplay turns a smartphone into a big, durable 'camera' for kids

Pixlplay is a durable smartphone case shaped like a classic 35mm film camera. With moveable dials and knobs, it aims to teach kids about photography while keeping your phone intact. Read more

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

We've updated our Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM gallery with a selection of samples taken with the EOS 80D. Read more

This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws

The Straw Camera is an unusual analog camera. The product of a collaboration between photographers Michael Farrell and Cliff Haynes, it's made out of ordinary drinking straws. Read more

Video overview: Sony's FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM and FE 85mm F1.8

Get a closer look at some of the headline features of Sony's newest FE lenses in our video overview from the show floor at WPPI. See video

February 9
Panasonic's new organic CMOS sensor won't be in your next camera but it's cool anyway

Panasonic's latest organic CMOS chip can capture visible and near-infrared light at the same time without sacrificing resolution. Read more

Panasonic cuts stabilizer hum in Lumix G80/85 and GX80/85 with firmware update

Panasonic has released new firmware for its Lumix G80/81/85 and GX80/GX85 camera models that eliminates the whirring noise caused by the in-body stabilization system while in stand-by mode. Read more

'Film Dating' online quiz offers film recommendations based on your tastes

Is 'Which Disney Princess Are You?' not your style? Well, here's an online quiz you might actually be into: it provides film stock suggestions based on the user’s personal preferences. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7

In this week's Throwback Thursday we take a look at the Minolta DiMAGE 7, a $1500 prosumer camera with an unconventional design, a long lens and tons of direct controls. Read on

Flat metalenses now work with a range of colors

Harvard researchers have made advancements in development of a flat lens known as a metalens – for the first time, it can work with a continuous range of colors rather than one at a time. Read more

Hands on with Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 and 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 'G2' zooms

Tamron announced two updates to zoom lenses at this year's WPPI show in Las Vegas - the full-frame SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 and the APS-C format 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD. And we got our hands on them. Read more

Blackmagic Web Presenter makes it easy to use any camera for live webcasting

Blackmagic Design has announced the Web Presenter, a device designed to connect any camera to your computer for use with live streaming platforms such as Facebook Live, Skype or Periscope. Read more

February 8
Google AI adds detail to low-resolution images

A new system by Google based on neural networking is capable of adding detail to very low-resolution images. Read more

Hands-on with Sony 100mm F2.8 STF G Master and FE 85mm F1.8 lenses

Sony announced a pair of short telephoto prime lenses at this year's WPPI show in Las Vegas – the FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS and the FE 85mm F1.8. We just got some hands-on time with them. Read more

Westcott introduces one-of-a-kind Omega 360, a 15-in-1 reflector

Photography lighting accessory company Westcott has introduced a new Omega reflector product, the 15-in-1 Omega Reflector 360. Unlike the previous Omega reflector, this model offers 15 different usage scenarios, a world’s first according to Westcott. Read more

Has a new champion been crowned? Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art lens review

The Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art has been the talk of the portrait shooter town as of late, and for good reason since many testers have shown it to be the sharpest 85mm lens ever made. With that said, does it really live up to the hype? Read more

Moment rolls out Kickstarter for redesigned lens and new cases for iPhone 7 / 7 Plus

Moment is introducing two iPhone 7 / 7 Plus cases via Kickstarter: a battery case with two-stage shutter and a standard case. Both are compatible with a new wide-angle attachment lens designed specially for the 7 and 7 Plus. Read more

February 7
Manfrotto introduces Xume magnetic holder system to make switching filters easier

Accessory manufacturer Manfrotto has launched a new filter suite that features a magnetic adapter and filter holders that it says make fitting and removing filters quicker and easier. Read more

Panasonic Lumix GH5 shipments may be delayed due to high number of pre-orders

Customers waiting for a Panasonic GH5 may see a slight delay in delivery, according to a statement issued by the company. Read more

Sony shows off 3-layer stacked smartphone image sensor that can shoot 1000 fps at 1080p

Sony's latest image sensor development uses a 3-layer structure and a DRAM buffer for extremely fast read-out speeds and reduced rolling shutter 'Jello-effect.' Read more

Sony announces 100mm F2.8 STF G Master and FE 85mm F1.8 lenses

Sony has taken the wraps off of two full-frame new mid-telephoto prime lenses  The 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS uses an 'apodization' (APD) element for smooth bokeh while the 85mm F1.8 is a compact, weather-sealed portrait lens. Read more

Sony announces compact HVL-F45RM radio-controlled flash

Sony has added a compact, radio-controlled flash to its lineup. The HVL-F45RM has a guide number of 45m, an intuitive interface and weather-sealing. Read more

February 6
Tamron announces 70-200mm F2.8 and 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 updates

The Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 improves on its predecessor with faster AF and better stabilization, and the 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD adds stabilization to the company's wide-angle zoom for APS-C. Read more

Super Bowl Halftime lit up by choreographed drone show

Intel's Shooting Star Drones made an impressive television debut last night as the fleet of dancing drones ushered Lady Gaga onto the stage. Read more

Samyang launches XEEN 20mm T1.9 video-cine lens

Samyang has announced its newest cine lens, the XEEN 20mm T1.9. It goes on sale globally at the beginning of March. Read more

Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery

Leica's fast, normal prime for its full-frame SL system went on sale late last year. Prepared for some heavy lifting, we've spent some time taking it around town. See gallery

Gallery update: shooting basketball with the Sony a99 II

We brought Sony's new beast of a sports photography camera, the a99 II, to a Division 1 NCAA basketball game to see what it's capable of. See gallery

February 5
Incredible images from DJI's SkyPixel 2016 aerial photography competition

SkyPixel, DJI's online aerial photo sharing platform, has shared the winners and standout entries of its 2016 photo competition. See gallery

February 4
All dressed up: the photography of Emily Dickey and Dustin LeFevre

In addition to traditional landscapes, Emily Dickey and Dustin LeFevre photograph self portraits in formalwear at the remote locations they seek out. Read more

This video is great reminder why you should follow posted signs in National Parks

The lava flow at 61G Ocean Entry is impressive, but mother nature just issued a subtle reminder why photographers should always stay in designated viewing areas. Read more

February 3
Sony image sensor sales increase, camera and Xperia sales drop

Sony's quarterly results show an increase in image sensor sales, but smartphone and digital cameras sales have both decreased. Read more

Despite recent stumbles, GoPro still plans to release HERO6 this year

Despite recent troubles with its HERO5 action-cam and Karma drone, GoPro is still on track to release the Hero6 in 2017. Read more

Grab a free copy of DxO OpticsPro 9 while you can

DxO is running a promotion through February giving away free licenses for OpticsPro 9, an older version of its Raw processing software. Read more

Capture One Pro 10.0.2 update adds new camera and lens support

Phase One's latest update for its Capture One Pro 10 software fixes a handful of bugs and adds support for more cameras and lenses. Read more

Nikon D5600 sample gallery

New to the US (but not to the rest of the world), the Nikon D5600 builds on the strengths of its mid-range predecessor. We've got one on hand – and some samples to share. See gallery

Creative Cloud subscribers in the UK and Sweden can expect price hikes starting next month

Citing 'fluctuating foreign exchange rates', Adobe has notified Creative Cloud subscribers in the UK and Sweden that they can expect increased fees. Read more

February 2
COOPH reveals new leather accessory collection

Photography accessory and apparel maker COOPH has launched its latest collection of leather accessories, consisting of a camera strap, memory card holder and wrist strap. Read more

FILM Ferrania P30 black and white film will get a limited 'ALPHA' release

FILM Ferrania has announced the ‘rebirth’ of its P30 black and white film, which will be made available soon as a limited 'ALPHA' edition. Read more

Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art DxO results: a new king is crowned

DxO just published its test results for the Nikon mount Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM A, and they're impressive to say the very least. Read more

First samples from the new Nikon 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VR

The NIKKOR 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VR sample gallery is Nikon's latest, greatest telezoom workhorse. And so far, we're very impressed. See gallery

Throwback Thursday: doing the twist with the Nikon Coolpix 950

One of the most-anticipated cameras of 1999 was the Nikon Coolpix 950. With its unique design, relatively fast lens and 2.1MP CCD, it was the camera to beat. Take a look back in this week's Throwback Thursday. Read more

Stunning time-lapse captures the seasons of Norway

The footage captured in this time-lapse shot in Norway is absolutely captivating. Morten Rustad travelled some 20,000km to put it together and it was certainly worth the effort. Read more

Studying high-res satellite images on your lunch break can help uncover new archaeology sites

GlobalXplorer is an online program that puts ordinary citizens to work identifying new archaeological sites by looking at satellite images – no PhD required. Read more

Priceless memories come at a price with Lexar's new $1700 512GB CFast card

Memory manufacturer Lexar has announced it will double the capacity of its 3500x CFast memory card this quarter taking the storage capability to a massive 512GB – and it will cost an equally impressive $1700/£1733. Read more

February 1
Adorama introduces Canon RT radio controlled TTL studio head and hotshoe flash

Adorama has announced a new line of monoblock studio heads that work directly with Canon’s RT radio TTL flash system. The company claims that the Orlit Rovelight RT 610 TTL Wireless Monolight, with its RT system built-in, is the first of its kind. Read more

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 teardown reveals what makes the camera tick

The folks at All About Circuits have published a quick teardown of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8, revealing the inner workings of the instant camera. Read more

GoPro Karma drone goes back up for sale with battery latch fix

GoPro's Karma drone is back on the market with a re-designed battery latch – a fix that GoPro claims will solve the power loss issue some owners experienced. Read more

Apple emphasizes iPhone 7 low light capabilities in "One Night" ad campaign

A group of photographers captured life around them on the night of November 5th, 2016 with the iPhone 7. The results are now shown off in a a new Apple ad campaign. Read more

Digital camera inventors awarded with Queen Elizabeth Prize

Four key scientists in the development of digital imaging technology are sharing one of the most prestigious prizes in engineering. Read more

Exclusive interview: Olympus R&D on continued E-M1 Mark II development

Olympus recently detailed for us some updates it's working on for its flagship OM-D E-M1 II, as well as some surprising insights about its current headline capabilities. Read more

This instant camera is made almost entirely of cardboard

A Ukrainian startup is looking to fund mass production of Jollylook, a camera made mostly of cardboard and paper that accepts Fujifilm Instax mini cartridges. Read more

Challenge of Challenges 2016: pick your favorite DPR challenge winner

We've picked some of our favorite images from last year's DPReview challenge winners – and now it's your turn. Read more