The Moto X4's dual-camera combines a 12MP main module with an 8MP 120-degree super-wide-angle camera, a similar concept to what we've seen on LG's recent high-end devices.
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August 2017 news and reviews
Aug 31, 2017 at 19:30
Photographers Martin J. Romero-Clark and Andrew Lillibridge face three felony charges apiece after illegally climbing the Ben Franklin Bridge to capture some cityscape shots.
Aug 31, 2017 at 18:40
The Instagif Camera is a custom creation that looks just like an old Polaroid One Step, except instead of instant photos it instantly 'prints' animated GIFs.
Aug 31, 2017 at 18:27
The four-LED lighting system from Spiffy Gear can take multiple shapes to suit different shooting scenarios: from 'ring' light, to strip light, to LED panel.
Aug 31, 2017 at 16:27
Meet the Photonicz One: the world's first compact, weather-sealed LED strobe light... assuming it can get funded on Kickstarter.
Aug 31, 2017 at 16:15
DJI debuted an updated version of the Mavic Pro at IFA today. It's called the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum, and it boasts 11% better battery and 60% quieter flight than the original Mavic.
mobileAug 31, 2017 at 14:45
The SanDisk iXpand Base combines a 15W charger with a built-in harddrive, and offers up to 250GB capacity to back up your iPhone while it charges.
Aug 31, 2017 at 14:21
The new SanDisk Ultra PLUS microSDXC memory card can store up to 40 hours of video in Full HD resolution.
Aug 31, 2017 at 14:02
"While vanity magazines can provide valuable learning experiences for photographers who are set on climbing the ladder, the same skills can be learned by other means and, more often, to better effect."
mobileAug 31, 2017 at 13:59
The XZ1 and XZ1 compact smartphones take over much of the flagship XZ Premium's camera specification, and will be the first devices to launch with Android 8.0 Oreo.
camera newsAug 31, 2017 at 13:42
The new Sony RX0 is aimed at professional and enthusiast level videographers and imaging professional who work in challenging conditions.
mobileAug 31, 2017 at 08:52
The LG V30's video mode offers manual control over shutter speeds and sound levels, cinematic effect filters and a point zoom function, among other movie-centric features.
camera newsAug 31, 2017 at 08:00
The E-M10 Mark III is a subtle update to Olympus' entry-level OM-D body. The addition of a TruePic VIII processor brings 4K video capture, and a ergonomic changes introduce bigger dials and a curved handgrip to the still-diminutive camera.
Aug 30, 2017 at 18:56
DJI is offering 'bug bounties' ranging between $100 and a whopping $30,000 to anybody who can find software vulnerabilities in the company's products.
Aug 30, 2017 at 18:43
WD just revealed their newest consumer-facing wireless backup drives called My Cloud Home. The drives come in capacities of up to 16TB and act just like a cloud backup system... except you own the hardware.
Aug 30, 2017 at 17:11
Need a cool photo experiment to try this weekend? Why not try a black-and-white film reversal: transform a black-and-white negative into a direct positive transparency at home.
Aug 30, 2017 at 16:28
Syrian photographer Hosam Katan shares his experience photographing the ongoing conflict in his home country, getting shot by a sniper, and more.
Aug 30, 2017 at 16:10
The latest Instagram update now lets you share portrait, landscape, OR square format photos in their multi-photo posts. The catch: you can't mix formats.
Aug 30, 2017 at 15:53
If you own a Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM, you'll want to check your serial number. Some lenses are experiencing a focusing issue that Canon will fix for free.
Aug 30, 2017 at 14:24
This poor cricket reporter is making the rounds online after he tried to pass off his iPhone calculator as a "light meter." Too bad the light was good enough to spot his gaff...
Aug 30, 2017 at 13:58
DPReview Exclusive: Nikon Sr Product Manager Lindsay Silverman and Sr Technical Manager Steve Heiner answer 20 of the most popular user questions they've received about the new Nikon D850.
Aug 30, 2017 at 13:45
The upcoming GH5 firmware update adds a number of unexpected improvements, such as more responsive autofocus, especially in 24p video shooting.
Aug 30, 2017 at 12:59
The Insta360 ONE is a new 360-degree camera that can record 4K video (3840 x 1920) at 30 frames per second and capture 24MP spherical still images. And our friends at Photo Gear News have had access to a pre-production unit.
Aug 29, 2017 at 19:54
Manfrotto-owned Gitzo just announced a collection of three 'high-class' 100th Anniversary camera bags: The Century Traveler Backpack, Century Traveler Messenger, and Century Compact Messenger.
Aug 29, 2017 at 19:37
Portrait photographer Philippe Echaroux tried to capture professional-looking portraits using just an iPhone, flashlight, and Big Mac box from McDonald's... seriously.
Aug 29, 2017 at 18:47
Russian company FOQUS has released its very own, 100% Russian-made 35mm black-and-white film with fine grain, strong contrast, and "pretty good tone range."
Aug 29, 2017 at 14:42
Photographer Louis DeLuca's photo of Houston SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carrying Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aidan "offers a bit of hope in the middle of a tough story in the middle of a tough news year."
Aug 29, 2017 at 14:21
Lomography has unveiled its latest creation: the foldable, fully-analogue Lomo'Instant Square instant film camera.
camera newsAug 29, 2017 at 04:00
Canon has announced the successor to its M10 in the EOS M100, bringing a 24.2MP sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus to the entry-level mirrorless range for the first time. It's expected in October for $600 with 15-45mm kit lens.
lens newsAug 29, 2017 at 04:00
In addition to a new portrait prime, Canon has introduced three new 1:2 macro tilt-shift lenses: the TS-E 50mm F2.8L Macro, TS-E 90mm F2.8L Macro and 135mm F4L Macro. The lenses include usability enhancements and advanced anti-reflective coatings.
camera newsAug 28, 2017 at 18:06
As the name implies, the new 360fly 4K Pro can capture Ultra HD footage... but it doesn't stop there. This little single-lens 360° cam can livestream that footage, too.
camera newsAug 28, 2017 at 16:45
Leica just unveiled the Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 Oslo Edition. Only 10 of these ultra-limited edition versions of the monochrome-only camera are being produced, and each costs twice as much as a regular Monochrom Typ 246.
video newsAug 28, 2017 at 16:24
If you still use Apple's Final Cut Pro 7, you have a choice: either you don't update your Mac to macOS High Sierra, or you make the jump to Final Cut Pro X. The older version won't even launch on the new operating system.
camera newsAug 28, 2017 at 15:49
The Insta360 ONE can be operated standalone, using a remote control, or via a direct connection to a smartphone. A range software features allows for easy conversion of 360-degree footage into 1080p standard video.
Aug 28, 2017 at 15:37
This video takes you behind the scenes with Ted Hesser and Andrew Studer, as they plan and ultimately capture some of the most iconic images of last week's total solar eclipse.
Aug 28, 2017 at 14:26
"Cleveland, OH – A local shooter recently switched from Canon to Sony and was pleased to discover that he awoke the next morning as a master photographer..."
sample galleryAug 28, 2017 at 13:00
The Nikon AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 VR provides a healthy 4.5 stops of stabilization and a focal range that covers portraits and beyond. Take a look at how we've gotten along with it in the past couple of weeks.
Aug 27, 2017 at 13:00
DPR staffers enjoy photography in different ways, so it's no surprise that we took different approaches to photographing the eclipse. For us, it was a welcome reminder to enjoy photography how each of us enjoys it best.
Aug 26, 2017 at 14:00
Photographer and filmmaker Daniel DeArco tells the story behind his epic Inverted Room dancer photoshoot: from building the set, to capturing the shot.
Aug 25, 2017 at 23:26
Nikon is giving DPReview an exclusive look at some high-resolution D850 photo samples captured by professional sports photographer Andrew Hancock, who has spent the last two week shooting with the new camera.
Aug 25, 2017 at 19:24
Watch as the shadow of the moon makes its way across central Oregon in this mind-blowing video captured from a stratospheric balloon.
Aug 25, 2017 at 19:08
That didn't take long. Less than a week after Google published some research showing how an AI could automatically remove watermarks from stock images, Shutterstock has already strengthened their system so it's immune to this kind of theft.
Aug 25, 2017 at 18:46
NASA has a long-standing relationship with Nikon, and it's not going anywhere. The space agency just spent over $340K on 53 Nikon D5 cameras for the International Space Station and training purposes.
Aug 25, 2017 at 18:38
Chinese lens and flash maker Yongnuo, known for their cheap gear options, has released a pair of new flash units: the high-end YN968N for Nikon and the upgraded mid-range TN568EX lll.
Aug 25, 2017 at 15:14
Polaroid's new LED Macro Flash Flexi light aims to make macro lighting easier without breaking the bank.
Aug 25, 2017 at 13:00
Internet wisdom paints Nikon as a washed-up former champion, but the D850 should be a sign that it's a company coming out fighting, says DPReview's Richard Butler.
videoAug 24, 2017 at 23:19
A new product called LukiLink promises to be a boon for amateur video shooters. About the size of a USB dongle, it allows you to use your smartphone as an HDMI monitor for your DSLR.
Aug 24, 2017 at 19:26
Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton has filmed over 1,200 interviews over the past four years, and he's turning those interviews into a HONY TV series that debuts on Facebook next week.
Aug 24, 2017 at 19:00
Think Tank's new Spectral shoulder bags promise 'increased protection from theft and the elements'... plus smartphone, tablet, and laptop pockets.
Aug 24, 2017 at 18:23
There's an interesting feature baked into the Nikon D850 that you might not have heard of yet. Using a new digitizing adapter, you can use the camera to scan film and convert negatives to positives in-camera.
Aug 24, 2017 at 18:04
World Press Photo has teamed up with FotoEvidence to create a new documentary photography award for 2018. The winner will have their work published in a book and exhibited at the World Press Photo Exhibition.
Aug 24, 2017 at 17:52
Medium format manufacturer Hasselblad has added silent electronic shutter and resizable AF points to its X1D mirrorless camera via a new firmware update.
Aug 24, 2017 at 15:22
Luna Display allows you to use your Mac directly from the iPad with full support for external keyboards, Apple Pencil and Apple touch interactions including pinching, panning and tapping.
camera newsAug 24, 2017 at 04:00
Nikon appears to have pulled out all the stops for its D850. It combines high resolution and speed: a full-frame 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor capable of 7 fps bursts. The D5's 153-point AF system, a tilting touchscreen and 4K/24p video are also on board. It arrives in September for $3300.
Aug 23, 2017 at 22:16
Cinema equipment powerhouse Arri has introduced a new line of full spectrum neutral density filters that drawn on its years of experience creating internal filtration systems for its ALEXA Mini and the AMIRA movie cameras.
Aug 23, 2017 at 22:05
The 'pocket powerhouse' Godox Wistro AD200 flash just got a new accessory. Now, you can swap out the speedlight or bare bulb heads for a 3.6-watt LED lamp.
Aug 23, 2017 at 21:06
Intrigued by those ultra-cheap, fast lenses coming out of China? This video review of the $550 Sainsonic Kamlan 55mm F1.2 lens points out some of the performance you sacrifice to save an almighty dollar (or $800).
Aug 23, 2017 at 19:21
Canon has expanded its PIXMA TS-series Wireless Inkjet printer lineup with five new models, two of which contain an improved ink system that adds a sixth color ('Photo Blue') to help reduce graininess and improving overall quality.
lens newsAug 23, 2017 at 18:35
Oprema Jena is on a roll. After a wildly successful Kickstarter to bring back the legendary Zeiss Biotar 75mm F1.5 lens, the company is sweetening the pot by resurrecting the Biotar 58mm F2 as well.
Aug 23, 2017 at 17:54
Nikon has issued a delay and apology regarding their 100th Anniversary D5, D500, and Triple Lens sets. Due to a logo issue, the company is being forced to delay shipments until October.
Aug 23, 2017 at 17:18
Yet another reason to always shoot Raw. These two shots are actually the same photo, photographer Dan Plucinski simply pulled up the shadows in post.
mobileAug 23, 2017 at 17:10
The Galaxy Note 8 is the first Samsung smartphone to feature a dual-cam setup. The 2x tele lens allows for a background-blurring portrait mode and comes with optical image stabilization.
Aug 23, 2017 at 16:27
Cloud backup service CrashPlan has announced that it will permanently shutter it's "for home" service by the end of October. If you use CrashPlan to back up your photos, you'll want to find an alternative ASAP.
Equivalence is useful if you have any interest in light (and as a photographer, you probably should)
Aug 23, 2017 at 13:00
Equivalence is much-discussed, but still often misunderstood. Here's a simplified explanation of the concept of equivalent apertures, which is just another way of talking about light received by your camera.
Aug 22, 2017 at 22:13
Try your hand at this blind portrait shootout between the Canon 1DX Mark II, Nikon D5 and Sony a9. With all bias removed, you might just rank your favorite camera brand worst.
Aug 22, 2017 at 19:46
Photo sharing site 500px has just added support for wide-gamut color profiles such as AdobeRGB and ProPhotoRGB, even allowing users to filter their searches by color profile.
Aug 22, 2017 at 18:08
DJI just released a mandatory firmware update for the DJI Spark. If you own a Spark and don't update your firmware by September 1st, DJI will remotely ground your drone.
Aug 22, 2017 at 17:47
Affordable flash manufacturer Godox has updated its smartphone app so that it can be used to control all of its wireless X flash units, not just the A1 smartphone flash.
Aug 22, 2017 at 16:05
Western Digital's new My Book Duo external desktop storage system offers up to 20TB of storage capacity, and comes with RAID-optimized WD Red hard drives.
Aug 22, 2017 at 13:59
Version 1.04 of the Sony a6500 firmware can be downloaded from the Sony Support website now.
Aug 22, 2017 at 13:00
Not sure how to choose your first drone? In this article, the second of a 3-part series, we discuss what factors you should consider when deciding what drone is right for you.
Aug 21, 2017 at 23:34
NASA photo editor Joel Kowsky didn't just capture the solar eclipse from his vantage point in Wyoming, he also managed to capture the ISS buzzing across what remained of the sun.
Aug 21, 2017 at 22:38
In these videos, talented photographer and filmmaker Daniel DeArco breaks down several tips that will help flash photography newbies start experimenting with artificial light.
Aug 21, 2017 at 21:38
Photographer and master potter Steve Irvine makes incredibly intricate, functional ceramic pinhole cameras that look like robots and monsters.
Aug 21, 2017 at 20:56
Chinese gimbal manufacturer Gudsen has released a firmware update for its Moza Air that lets you control the direction and angle of the head remotely just by moving a small handlebar-mounted control unit.
Aug 21, 2017 at 19:47
Curious how the Sony a9 performs underwater? Our friends at Backscatter took the camera diving off the Baja California coast, to find out how it handled shooting great white sharks.
Aug 21, 2017 at 19:32
While most of the DPReview crew put away our cameras and just watched the celestial event, Rishi decided last-minute to hack together a rig and capture a few shots.
camera newsAug 21, 2017 at 17:56
Defunct Russian camera maker Zenit is making a comeback, and they're planning to release a full-frame mirrorless camera in 2018.
The days where you're more or less locked into premium or first-party flash units has gone. They're less than $50 now, so there's one less excuse not to get one. Here's our case for adding one to your kit, and a few pointers to get you going.
Aug 21, 2017 at 03:00
If you're shooting the solar eclipse here's a hint: don't fry your camera's sensor. Use a proper solar filter that offers at least 16 stops of light filtration, along with UV and IR filtering. More important? Don't look at it unless you've got solar filters. Sensors can be replaced, your retinas can't.
Aug 20, 2017 at 16:00
Photographer Rick Wenner recently captured an odd event called the Race of the Gentlemen with a rather odd camera: The Phase One XF IQ3 Achromatic, the world's only 101MP black-and-white digital back.
Aug 19, 2017 at 16:00
This two-part video series takes a deep dive into the world of dynamic symmetry and geometric composition, using iconic photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson's brilliant photographs as a guide.
Aug 19, 2017 at 14:00
Award-winning photographer Jeremy Cowart tells the moving story behind this drone photograph, captured in the aftermath of the devastating wildfire in Gatlinburg, TN in 2016.
Aug 19, 2017 at 13:00
Happy 2017 World Photo Day! We asked everyone on staff at DPReview to share one photo that they took within the last year that makes them jazzed on photography. Here's what we chose.
Aug 18, 2017 at 19:28
French President Emmanuel Macron has lodged a legal complaint against a paparazzo who snuck onto the president's private vacation property to take pictures.
Aug 18, 2017 at 17:03
Ever wonder what the difference is between compressed, uncompressed and lossless compressed Raw files? Photography Life's Nasim Mansurov breaks it down for you in this informative article.
Aug 18, 2017 at 16:47
The oldest known portrait of a US president was just discovered after over a century in storage. It's going up for auction in October, where it's expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000.
Aug 18, 2017 at 16:04
If you're using the popular Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 Art lens with Sigma's MC-11 converter, listen up: you'll want to update your lens and converter firmware ASAP.
Aug 18, 2017 at 15:58
If you've heard it once, you've probably heard it a thousand times: never check in your camera gear when flying. This shattered $11,000 lens is what can happen when you do.
Aug 18, 2017 at 15:35
Lensrentals just did its first Cine lens comparison, pitting five top-notch 35mm primes against each other: the Zeiss CP.2 35mm T2.1, Canon CN-E 35mm T1.5, Sigma 35mm T1.5 FF, Rokinon Xeen 35mm T1.5 and Schneider Xenon 35mm T2.1.
Aug 18, 2017 at 14:37
A team of Google researchers have found that slightly warping watermarks when embedding them into images can help prevent automatic removal.
Aug 18, 2017 at 13:00
You don't have to empty your savings account to take your photography to the next level. These cheap buys cost about $50 or less, and come with outsized benefits for your photography.
Aug 17, 2017 at 16:07
Joey L, Dani Diamond, Brandon Woelfel and Jessica Kobeissi go head-to-head in an episode of "4 photographers shoot the same model."
mobileAug 17, 2017 at 16:07
The latest flagship phone from Asus combines a 12MP 1/2.55" Sony IMX362 main sensor with a smaller Sony IMX351 chip for 2x zoom and a background-blurring portrait mode.
Aug 17, 2017 at 15:30
The company behind popular photo editor Picktorial 3 just released the X-Pack: a preset package that allows you to add Fuji's in-camera film simulation profiles to your RAF files in post.
Aug 17, 2017 at 13:00
Photoshop. GoPro. Every once in a while a product emerges that defines a category. And sometimes, it vanishes just as quickly as it arrived on the scene. This week's Throwback Thursday remembers the Flip, the pocket camcorder everyone had – until they didn't.
mobileAug 17, 2017 at 11:12
The Nokia 8's dual-cam combines the image data from a 13MP RGB sensor and a 13 monochrome chip for better detail, improved dynamic range and lower noise levels.
Aug 16, 2017 at 19:23
The company behind retail giant B&H Photo has agreed to pay out $3.2 million in monetary relief and back wages to settle a discrimination and harassment case from 2016.
Aug 16, 2017 at 18:25
After a popular Facebook teaser and some studio portrait samples, Godox has finally officially released the Godox A1 smartphone flash and flash trigger. Cheap, versatile and innovative, color us intrigued.
Aug 16, 2017 at 16:05
Canon’s EOS 5D Mk IV has won the European Imaging and Sound Association’s Professional DSLR of the Year award, making this the third year in a row that the brand has beaten Nikon to the top spot in the professional camera category.
Aug 16, 2017 at 15:38
A photograph and quote tweeted out by former president Barack Obama has officially become the most popular tweet of all time, receiving over 1.3 million retweets and 3.4 million likes.
Aug 16, 2017 at 15:19
Edward Weston was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, and in this episode of Advancing Your Photography we learn the extreme technique he used to capture one of his most famous still life photos.
lens newsAug 16, 2017 at 14:21
Venus Optics has announced the price and delivery date of the second lens to join its Zero-D line up: the 15mm F2 for Sony’s E mount. A lens they've dubbed, "the world's fastest 15mm rectilinear lens for full-frame."
Aug 16, 2017 at 13:44
Cinnac is a new social network for photographers that will help you separate your good photos from your great ones through a Tinder-like community-based rating system.
The Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM is an understated jewel of a lens, and one that we've enjoyed on a variety of cameras since its release almost five years ago. Its relatively small size and image stabilization make it a versatile tool for a variety of photography - check out our sample gallery.
Aug 15, 2017 at 19:26
You don't need a fancy studio or tons of gear to capture the kind of classic product photography you see in magazines. In this video, Dustin Dolby shows you how to do it with just a couple of speedlights and some know-how.
Aug 15, 2017 at 18:11
The life-logging camera is trying to make a comeback. Say hello to FrontRow, a live-streaming enabled life-logging camera from Ubiquiti that hangs on a necklace like a pendant.
Aug 15, 2017 at 17:46
When a prospective client approaches you, don't just say "yes" right away. Here's a useful list of questions you should be asking before you decide to take the job and name your price.
Aug 15, 2017 at 16:26
Samsung just revealed a blazing-fast new Solid State Drive capable of data transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s.
Aug 15, 2017 at 15:24
DJI has developed a 'Local Data Mode' that lets pilots fly without being connected to the Internet. The mode should calm recent fears over data privacy and security when flying DJI drones.
Aug 15, 2017 at 14:42
After 1.7 million downloads on Apple computers since the launch in November 2015, Aurora HDR will be available for Windows PCs for the first time with the 2018 release.
lens newsAug 15, 2017 at 14:36
The company behind the new Meyer Optik Goerlitz lens manufacturing business has formed a new brand to bring back the Biotar 75mm F1.5 that was made by Carl Zeiss Jena in the 1940s and 50s.
mobileAug 15, 2017 at 13:40
The updated Qualcomm Spectra system is a dual-camera setup that is capable of sensing depth and motion in real time.
Aug 15, 2017 at 13:00
A sizable swath of the United States will be treated to a total eclipse of the heart – er, sun – in just under a week. Here are a few excellent guides to help you photograph this rare occasion.
Aug 14, 2017 at 19:42
f11 Magazine—an ad-supported, free magazine for 'photographers and aficionados' that focused on photos rather than gear—is suspending publication due to financial troubles.
Aug 14, 2017 at 18:52
The Minolta MC Rokkor-X 40-80mm F2.8 is unlike any zoom lens you've probably ever seen. Instead of a helicoid, it uses a gearbox, and because of this it's still one of the sharpest zoom lenses out there.
Aug 14, 2017 at 18:08
If you're looking to switch to Sony, the company's new limited-time "α trade up" promotion can snag you up to $500 + trade-in value towards a brand new a9, a7 II, a7R II, or a7S II when you hand over your DSLR or mirrorless camera.
mobileAug 14, 2017 at 17:26
The Google Camera app exclusive to the company's own Pixel phone has been unofficially ported to other Android devices. If you're willing to take the risk of installing, you can now use features like HDR+ on the Galaxy S8, LG G6, OnePlus 5, and more.
Aug 14, 2017 at 16:46
49-year-old David Hilos is known by the Singapore photography community as the 'camera whisperer.' When a service center says a camera is beyond repair, Hilos can usually coax it back to life.
Aug 14, 2017 at 15:28
Photographer Ryan Kelly captured one of the most viral and graphic images of the horrifying events in Charlottesville, VA this weekend. This is the harrowing story behind that photograph.
Aug 14, 2017 at 15:10
Data storage manufacturer Synology has added a new, lower-cost NAS to its DiskStation j line that has a maximum capacity of 40TB, and which is aimed at home users and photography enthusiasts.
Aug 14, 2017 at 13:00
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but here it is: the $500 interchangeable lens camera is about to go the way of the $200 compact.
Aug 14, 2017 at 11:00
On April 16, 2016 disaster struck in Kumamoto in the form of an unprecedented 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Here is the public's first look at Sony's sensor factory during the quake, the resulting damage and the efforts to restore operations.
Aug 13, 2017 at 16:00
Last August, travel photographer and Resource Travel editor Michael Bonocore escaped to the island of Tahiti for a month of cool adventures and amazing photography.
Aug 13, 2017 at 14:00
Curious just how tough Nikon's KeyMission 360 action camera really is? This one got chewed on by a tiger for several minutes and recorded the whole thing.
Aug 13, 2017 at 10:00
The EOS 6D Mark II is essentially a full frame version of the EOS 80D. However, we weren't exactly bowled-over by it, when we reviewed it. Does that mean it's not worth the cost of upgrading? Let us walk you through the differences.
Aug 12, 2017 at 16:00
Hiker and amateur photographer Ben Bauermeister talks about his experience taking an Olympus PEN-F on an ultralight backpacking trip. When every ounce counts, adding 2.8lbs to your pack is a serious decision.
Aug 12, 2017 at 14:00
Sean Tucker tells the story behind these two portraits of the Himba people he captured for a personal project in Namibia.
Aug 11, 2017 at 18:12
If you want to speed up your Lightroom workflow, one of the best tools you can buy might be a wireless PlayStation controller. Photographer Ben Stewart shows you why in this neat video tutorial.
Aug 11, 2017 at 17:31
Renowned photographer Bill Frakes has been let go as a visiting professor at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln after a sexual harassment complaint filed against him was judged by the university to be credible.
Aug 11, 2017 at 16:38
On July 17th, NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover pointed its Navcam up at the sky to capture a rare sight: wispy, cirrus-like clouds floating across the Martian horizon.
Aug 11, 2017 at 14:21
Compared to the standard Phantom 3, the SE model offers a vision positioning system, 4K video and an improved video transmission range of up to 2.5 miles.
Aug 10, 2017 at 19:41
Photographer and writer Murilee Martin recently photographed a racing event using an... unusual choice for a camera. A 91-year-old Kodak Brownie No. 2.
Aug 10, 2017 at 19:00
If you use Sigma lenses and you own the Canon 6D Mark II, 77D, Rebel SL2 or the Rebel T7i, listen up. Your Sigma lenses might malfunction if you have "Lens aberration correction" turned on.
Aug 10, 2017 at 16:21
Starting January 1st, 2018, the NPPA will raise its membership dues for the first time in 11 years. You have until the end of the year to re-up or join at the current rates.
Aug 10, 2017 at 15:31
Consumer Reports has removed its coveted 'Recommended' label from Microsoft's Surface devices after a survey of over 90,000 Surface owners showed 25% ran into reliability issues like freezing and touchscreen issues.
Aug 10, 2017 at 15:18
The new Edelkrone SurfaceONE is controlled via a mobile app and allows for different types of movements and timelapse shooting.
Aug 10, 2017 at 14:45
Manfrotto has launched a new range of bases, booms, heads and dollys aimed at Virtual Reality content creators. The company claims to be the first to produce "dedicated products designed to support [VR] professionals and enthusiasts."
mobileAug 10, 2017 at 14:10
LG's upcoming V30 flagship smartphone hasn't yet launched, but the company has already revealed some juicy details about the phone's camera. Namely, that it will have the fastest aperture in a smartphone yet.
Aug 10, 2017 at 14:01
If you've been dying to try out drone photography or VR but can't justify buying the gear yet, there's good news. Lensrentals is expanding their repertoire to include drones, VR and 360° photo and video gear.
accessory reviewAug 10, 2017 at 13:00
Peak Design has re-worked its Leash and Cuff straps, which use the company's brilliant Anchor Link system. While they both inspire confidence and make switching out straps a cinch, we think the Leash could still use some refinement.
Aug 9, 2017 at 20:56
A photography ban in a Los Angeles public park during a series free concerts has been branded ‘unconstitutional’ by city and national media and public liberties groups.
Aug 9, 2017 at 19:49
Believe it or not, there is a piece of Iceland you probably haven't seen photographed ad nauseam. It's called the "Cape": a geological gem the likes of which I've never seen before or since.
Aug 9, 2017 at 19:18
Arlene Gottfried, the New York street photographer whose strange and beautiful portraits made her a household name, passed away this week at 66. Her work is perhaps best described in this obituary: "superb, simple, intimate and funny."
Aug 9, 2017 at 19:03
Citi Research predicts that Snapchat and Instagram are going to bring in huge revenues by 2019. They believe Instagram will hit the $10 billion mark, with smaller Snapchat earning a not-insignificant $3 billion.
Aug 9, 2017 at 17:43
Travel guide publisher Lonely Planet just released a new Instagram-like app called Trips. The app lets you share photos from your adventures and, if you're interested, create travel guides of your own.
Aug 9, 2017 at 15:38
If you've ever felt down, defeated, unmotivated, uncertain and unsure whether you should go on being a photographer, then this video is for you. In other words: this video is for all of us.
Aug 9, 2017 at 14:47
Corel's PaintShop Pro 2018 comes with an expanded feature set and is available as a bundle with the company's video editing package.
Aug 9, 2017 at 14:39
Registering your photos with the US Copyright Office can be a huge pain... or it used to be. A new service offered by the website Binded lets you do it in one click without charging any additional fees!
Aug 9, 2017 at 13:59
The overhauled Cascable app features support for Fujifilm and Panasonic cameras, new or improved features, and switches to a new pricing model.
Aug 9, 2017 at 13:00
Have you thought about adding a drone to your collection of cameras? Photographer Reza Malayeri thinks that you should probably consider it, and that if you're a pro, it may even be necessary to remain competitive.
Aug 8, 2017 at 20:24
This useful, to-the-point tutorial shares a few top tips for posing male models (and friends) so they look better in photos. It's one of the few male posing tutorials we've seen.
Aug 8, 2017 at 19:58
If you're looking for a super-affordable entry into artificial light photography, Amazon sells its own AmazonBasics speedlight for Canon and Nikon DSLRs that only cost 28 bucks.
Aug 8, 2017 at 19:56
PBS sat down with photographer Shealah Craighead to talk about what it's like as the Official White House Photographer for the 45th President of the United States.
Aug 8, 2017 at 18:49
A years-long legal battle between PETA and UK photographer David Slater over a famous (and infamous) monkey selfie may finally be coming to a close.
Aug 8, 2017 at 15:40
Illegal drone pilots beware: the Pentagon has given military bases permission to "disable, destroy and track" any wayward drone that wanders into unauthorized airspace.
Aug 8, 2017 at 15:13
Tanja Alexia Hollander has been traveling around the world since 2011 in an effort to meet and photograph all 626 of her Facebook friends in their homes.
mobileAug 8, 2017 at 13:37
Thanks to Sharp's display know-how, the Aquos S2 smartphone fits a 5.5" display into the dimensions of a conventional 5" device.
sample galleryAug 8, 2017 at 10:00
The Voigtländer 65mm F2 Macro APO-Lanthar is a manual focus lens for Sony E mount cameras. We recently got our hands on one – read on for details on our experience, along with sample images.
Aug 7, 2017 at 20:30
Renowned self-portrait photographer and MacArthur Fellow Cindy Sherman has just gone public on Instagram—an occasion so momentous it earned a feature in the New York Times.
Aug 7, 2017 at 19:26
The next version of PlayStation’s Gran Turismo Sport will comes with a 'Scapes' photo mode that lets you capture professional looking photographs of exotic cars, with a surprising amount of ‘photographic’ control over the way the images look.
Aug 7, 2017 at 19:07
Godox just released a set of studio portraits captured with an iPhone 7 Plus and the company's upcoming Godox A1 smartphone flash and flash trigger. Intrigued?
Aug 7, 2017 at 18:04
National Geographic and Airbnb have teamed up to give two people the eclipse experience of a lifetime: viewing the whole thing from a private jet.
Aug 7, 2017 at 17:52
Photography icon W Eugene Smith didn't just capture the world in photos. A new book explores Smith's penchant for recording his interactions in audio, including conversations with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Diane Arbus and Robert Frank.
Aug 7, 2017 at 17:26
It turns out the "read" and "write" speed written on your memory card is a bit idealistic. In a real-world shootout, YouTuber Tom David Frey shows how real-world performance falls short of the marketing.
Aug 7, 2017 at 15:42
Apple has officially joined Instagram. If you're a fan of great iPhone photography, you'll definitely want to follow the tech company's new account for inspiration and the chance to have your own #ShotoniPhone photos featured.
Aug 7, 2017 at 15:13
GoPro's financial fortunes have finally made a turn for the better. After multiple rounds of layoffs, cuts and restructuring work, the company's Q2 2017 financial results showed strong growth.
Aug 7, 2017 at 13:00
How do the latest entry-level offerings from Canon and Nikon square up? We take a feature-by-feature look.
Aug 6, 2017 at 14:00
Photographer Markus Hofstaetter had to build a pond in his backyard and play with some serious fire to capture this wedding portrait in a single exposure. Find out how he did it.
Aug 6, 2017 at 14:00
Anti-bullying organization Ditch the Label covers some of the most common, funniest, and also saddest 'Insta Lies' people share through the popular photo sharing service. Any of these look familiar to you?
Aug 6, 2017 at 13:00
Camera makers' product decisions are regularly criticized and second-guessed, but some of this angst stems from a misunderstanding of the role marketing plays. Camera companies want your money, but they're rarely stupid or malicious, argues Richard Butler.
Aug 5, 2017 at 16:00
Great composition is about a lot more than the 'rule of thirds' and 'golden spiral.' In this episode of The Art of Photography, Ted Forbes dives into two key compositional concepts: simplification and negative space.
sample galleryAug 5, 2017 at 13:00
Lens manufacturer Venus Optics unveiled its Laowa-branded 7.5mm F2 earlier this year. Take a look at the view from one of the widest lenses available for Micro Four Thirds.
Aug 4, 2017 at 17:38
The Yongnuo YN686EX-RT is the Chinese company's first Lithium ion powered speedlight, built to work as both master and slave for the Canon RT 2.4 GHz system.
Aug 4, 2017 at 15:35
The Dell Canvas, Dell's 27-inch 'world's first horizontal smart workspace', is finally available to buy... and a little bit cheaper than initially expected if you act fast.
Aug 4, 2017 at 15:06
Version 1.02 of the firmware fixes problems with the optical image stabilization when the lens is attached to Sigma's Sony E-mount converter MC-11 EF-E.
Aug 4, 2017 at 14:55
In a leaked memo, the US Army, the largest branch of the United States armed forces, called for all units to "discontinue use of DJI equipment," citing "cyber vulnerabilities."
mobileAug 4, 2017 at 14:30
The Apple HomePod firmware leak has revealed more information about the video capabilities of the upcoming iPhone models, and it looks like Apple is going to seriously upgrade the phone's front-facing camera.
Aug 4, 2017 at 14:26
Unsplash founder Mikael Cho responds to the criticism that his creation devalues photography, and shares his thoughts on the future of photography and the true value of a photograph that's given away for free.
Aug 3, 2017 at 20:00
Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo took the new Nikon 8-15mm F3.5-4.5E ED fisheye zoom lens for a spin beneath the waves. As usual, they came back with some awesome shots, and a few thoughts about this impressive little lens.
Aug 3, 2017 at 18:39
A host of adapters have been launched that allow owners of the Fujifilm GFX to attach new and historic lenses from other brands to their mirrorless medium format camera.
Aug 3, 2017 at 18:27
Renowned photo editor John G. Morris, whose incredible career saw him at LIFE, The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic and Magnum, passed away last week at age 100.
Aug 3, 2017 at 17:56
MIT has developed a new machine learning technology that can retouch an image before you even snap the photo... and it's lightweight enough that it can work on an ordinary smartphone.
mobileAug 3, 2017 at 16:55
According to information that was found in the source code of the Apple HomePod firmware, Apple's AI technology might be implemented in the iPhone camera to optimize camera settings for specific scenes in real time.
Aug 3, 2017 at 16:19
Bowens employees are reportedly furious at how the lighting company's liquidation is being handled, claiming they were not paid for July and are required to continue working, without pay, for the duration of the process.
Aug 3, 2017 at 14:29
If you're looking to learn Photoshop, or pick up a few nifty new tips, Adobe's got you covered with a brand new YouTube tutorial series called '3, 2, 1 ... Photoshop!'
Aug 3, 2017 at 13:20
Miggo is back, and they're crowdfunding an interesting new 'Agua' line of waterproof bags designed to carry DSLRs as well as the DJI Mavic and Spark drones.
Aug 2, 2017 at 20:43
NASA is one-upping every photographer out there for the August eclipse. While we're stuck on Earth, they'll be chasing the eclipse in jets to capture the "clearest images of the sun's corona to date."
Aug 2, 2017 at 19:58
Researchers with the University of California, Santa Barbara and NVIDIA have developed a new type of 'computational zoom' tech that will let you change a photo's perspective and focal length in post.
Aug 2, 2017 at 19:52
Huge news out of the photo industry today. It seems Blackstone is considering selling their 45% stake in Leica Camera, and Zeiss is one of the potential buyers... but only if they can buy a majority stake.
Aug 2, 2017 at 17:52
YouTuber Marques Brownlee got an exclusive first-look at the RED Hydrogen One: the modular smartphone from RED that features a holographic display and can be turned into a full-fledged cinema camera as you attach more and more modules.
camera newsAug 2, 2017 at 15:53
RED has teamed up with Apple to sell their most 'affordable' camera kit (just $15,000) exclusively through the Apple online store. You can also get demos of the camera system at select Apple stores.
At the age of 22, a still-unknown Elliott Erwitt was asked to go document Pittsburg's transformation from industrial center to cultural hub. Looking back, he calls it "he most important thing that happened to me with regard to starting my career."
Aug 2, 2017 at 15:20
Light.co, the company behind the 16-module 52+ megapixel Light L16 camera that takes photos using up to 10 camera modules at a time, just released three full-res image samples for you to pixel peep.
Aug 2, 2017 at 14:32
Nikon shooters looking for some budget glass will have something to celebrate very soon. Yongnuo will reportedly release two new lenses for Nikon F-mount very soon: a 40mm F2.8 pancake and a 100mm F2.
video newsAug 2, 2017 at 14:28
Avid just released Media Composer First, a free version of its pro-level video editing software. Surprisingly, it only comes with a few omissions that most non-professionals will easily be able to live with.
Aug 2, 2017 at 13:58
Photographer Scott Miller shares the story behind his photo of a woman handing a police officer a flower on the border of West Germany in 1989, as the country (and the Berlin wall) crumbled.
Aug 1, 2017 at 20:25
From erupting volcanoes to fully-submerged surfers, the winners of National Geographic's Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 do not disappoint.
Aug 1, 2017 at 19:31
According to a new court ruling, if your copyright registration is still 'pending' with the US Copyright Office, you won't able to file a copyright infringement lawsuit if someone steals one of your photos.
videoAug 1, 2017 at 18:48
VSCO—the brand known among photographers for its film-inspired presets and smartphone photo editing tools—is making its first foray into video with a new editing tool for its iOS app.
Aug 1, 2017 at 17:28
The fortunes of Sony’s camera division have taken a turn for the better with a rise in first quarter sales and operating income thanks to 'high-value' cameras and booming smartphone sensor business.
Aug 1, 2017 at 16:29
A group of photographers are working together to take gigapixel photography to the next level under a collective called VAST. They seek to create "exceptionally
Aug 1, 2017 at 15:34
A bride and groom who set out to destroy their wedding photographer's career will now have to pay $1.08 million in damages for the "defamatory, disparaging and malicious statements" they made.
Aug 1, 2017 at 14:43
A lot of vintage lenses contain a Thorium coating, which is radioactive. So you should probably stay far away from these lenses, right? No... not really.
Aug 1, 2017 at 14:30
The Nikon 1 AW and 1 V3 mirrorless cameras are no longer available to order, and the Nikon 1 J5 is only available while supplies last. Is this the end of the Nikon 1 line?
Aug 1, 2017 at 13:57
Photographer Jesus Emmanuel returned to his deserted high school in Puerto Rico earlier this year, 4x5 view camera in tow, to pay tribute to the vandalized, abandoned, and destroyed school.
sample galleryAug 1, 2017 at 13:00
There's wide, and there's the Nikkor Fisheye 8-15mm F3.5-4.5. We've spent some time shooting with this unusual zoom.
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