We brought Fujifilm's least expensive X-series camera on a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. See how it measured up.
September 2017 news and reviews
Great news for film photography fans: Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter has announced that he's developing a 'premium compact' film camera of his own.
In this quick, very informative video, retoucher Jesus Ramirez explains the key differences between Vibrance and Saturation, and demonstrates how both can be used to enhance an image in different ways.
The FAA just made it illegal to fly within 400ft of several well known US landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and the Hoover Dam. Pilots who want to get around these new regulations will have to submit a plan with the FAA first.
If you're holding out buying the iPhone 8/Plus in favor of the iPhone X, you might be waiting a while. According to several trusted reports, manufacturing issues could lead to severe shortages on launch day, November 3rd.
The GoPro Hero6 isn't the only camera officially launched at yesterday's event. GoPro also finally revealed full details and pricing for the long-awaited 360° 5.2K GoPro Fusion.
Photographer Matt Granger recently pitted the Nikon D850 up against the flagship D5 in a subject tracking battle royal, proclaiming the D5 comes out on top. Is he right? Here's our take
A custom-built GP1 processor enables GoPro's latest action cam to shoot 4K at 60p, and claims to improve the camera's dynamic range and low light performance compared to previous Hero models.
Sony and Manfrotto are teaming up to create a line of accessories specifically for Sony cameras and lenses. First up, a tripod that will be on display at PhotoPlus in NYC.
Three years ago, Resource Travel editor Michael Bonocore visited the Lofoten Islands with master adventure photographer Chris Burkard. As it turns out, Lofoten holds a very special place in Burkard's life story.
Voigtlander's updated 40mm F2 Ultron for Nikon and brand new 40mm F1.2 Nokton for Sony E-Mount will cost $515 and $1,000, respectively. They're ready to ship next week.
Sony has released a new firmware version for the popular Sony a9 that addresses some memory card bugs and "improves the image quality and overall stability of the camera."
Like a GorillaPod, the Tenikle 'tripod' has three flexible arms that can be shaped to fit a variety of surfaces. Unlike a GorillaPod, the Tenikle's arms are covered in strong suction cups.
Filmmaker Matteo Bertoli recently put the iPhone 8 Plus through its paces on a cinematic 4K shoot in Los Angeles, and the resulting footage really impressed him.
Scuba Diving Magazine has unveiled the winners of its 2017 underwater photo competition, and this year's best entries are just plain stunning.
The long-awaited feature-boosting Firmware Update Version 2.0 for the Panasonic GH5 is officially live! If you own a GH5, you'll want to update ASAP.
The Polaroid brand continues to release interesting little lighting products. Their latest: a flexible LED lighting panel that outputs 4500 lumens and can be bent into different shapes.
To celebrate hitting 800 million users (500 million active daily) Instagram just launched its most powerful commenting controls yet, allowing you to block individual users or specific groups from commenting on your photos.
The Minolta MC Rokkor X 40-80mm F2.8 zoom is a unique lens, which uses a gearbox for controlling focus and zoom. Roger Cicala has been fascinated with its design for ages, and he recently got the chance to take one apart.
Starting October 1st, Getty Images will no longer accept images in which the models have been Photoshopped to "look thinner or larger." The change was made due to a French law that requires disclosure of such images.
The 3D printed panoramic film camera known formerly as the "Cycloptic Mustard Monster" is officially available as a DIY kit through Kickstarter.
Snapchat is using its augmented reality tech to replace the sky in your photos. The so-called 'sky filters' can swap out a boring sky for a colorful sunset, rainbows, a starry night, and more.
A court ruling our of Newton, Massachusetts has set an important legal precedent for drone pilots: federal drone laws will now trump local drone regulations in situations where the two are in conflict.
Photographer Mathieu Stern has put together another interesting vintage lens shootout. One model, three lenses, three locations.
From landscapes to motocross and white water kayaking to a wedding, exactly what can't the D850 do?
Calumet UK and Wex Photographic, two of the biggest photography retailers in the United Kingdom, are going to officially merge tomorrow.
macOS High Sierra came out today, but if you use a Wacom tablet you need to wait a few weeks before you upgrade. According to Wacom, they won't have a compatible driver ready for you until "late October."
Do you think a $3,000 Canon 80D video rig can compete with an $80,000+ Arri Alexa setup? Well it can't, but check out this video anyway to see how the rigs compare.
Vitec, the company that owns popular accessory maker Manfrotto, has just acquired JOBY and Lowepro for a cool $10.3 million in cash. The acquisition adds JOBY and Lowepro to Vitec's already sizable collection of camera gear brands.
A master drone pilot has captured one of the most incredible (and highly illegal) drone videos we've ever seen by flying around, inside, onto, and under a moving train.
Intel just debuted their 8th generation desktop CPUs, and the lineup packs a performance boost for 'content creators' that photo and video editors might be intrigued by.
Canon is developing a 'Free Viewpoint Video System' that will turn real life sports games and events into immersive 3D interactive experiences. It's video game-like camera control IRL.
A veteran photojournalist, Rick Wilking secured a spot in the path of totality for the August solar eclipse. While things didn't quite pan out as predicted, an unexpected subject in the sky and a quick reaction made for a once-in-a-lifetime shot.
The new iZugar 3.25mm F2.5 super fisheye lens offers an insane 220-degree angle of view. That means it can basically see behind itself... good luck keeping your feet out of the shot.
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll remember that time you took a picture of the frozen pizza baking directions.
A Craigslist poster has discovered the worst possible way to photograph a car: taking pictures of pictures displayed on a cracked and scratched up smartphone screen.
With the iPhone X coming out soon, the title probably won't last, but the iPhone 8 Plus is officially the best smartphone camera DxOMark has ever tested, and the iPhone 8 is second.
Kodak's new Facebook Messenger chatbot is trying to bring back the 'Kodak Moment' by digging up your old social media photos and trying to sell you prints and custom coffee mugs.
Affinity Photo for iPad was touted as "the first full blown, truly professional photo editing tool to make its way onto the Apple tablet." This update makes it that much more convenient.
Yashica has released a new teaser video, and this one claims they'll be releasing an "unprecedented camera" in October on Kickstarter. Ready... set... speculate!
Storage solutions company Synology has just released its very first 6-bay NAS tower. Combined with the DX1215 expansion units, it can hold and control up to thirty drives.
We're always expanding our collection of product overview content, and we've just added videos for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, the EOS Rebel SL2 and EOS M6.
Super macro photographer Can Tuncer captured these incredible close-ups of a single peacock feather using a special setup and three different microscope lenses.
After successfully crowdfunding the Biotar 75mm F1.5, Oprema Jena is at it again. This time they're bringing back the Biotar 58mm F2: the world's only lens with a 17-blade aperture.
Adobe's move to a subscription model is treating it very well indeed. The company has posted record revenue for the second quarter in a row, hauling in a mind-boggling $1.84 billion.
More details have emerged about the potential sale of Blackstone's 45% stake in iconic camera brand Leica.
Popular mobile editing app Snapseed just got a major update that includes a new interface and 11 new presets for both Android and iOS, as well as adding the Perspective tool to the iOS version.
It might sound like a strange idea, but taking macro photos of boiling water can actually result in some really cool photographs. A good photo experiment for a rainy day.
The database was created to "break with the narrow lens through which history… has been recorded" by equipping those who commission photography with "the resources to discover photographers of color available for assignments.
Lensbaby has released two new optics for their special "optic swap system." The Lensbaby Sweet 80 Optic gives you that trademark sweet spot of focus, while the Creative Bokeh optic gives you 9 different drop in aperture plate options to play with.
TechCrunch has already posted their review of the upcoming iPhone 8 (not yet the iPhone X), and they're calling it "a look into the augmented future of photography."
Instagram is currently testing a major change to the app's profile layout: replacing the 3-photo across grid with a 4-photo grid... and some users are NOT taking the news well.
A report by USSRPhoto is shedding some light on the return of the famed Zenit camera brand. It seems the full-frame mirrorless camera they're working on will be made in part by Leica using components from the Leica SL.
According to a reliable Korean report, Samsung is developing a smartphone sensor that's capable of super slow motion. Translation: Samsung's next batch of Galaxy smartphones may be able to shoot 1,000fps.
This simple photograph of a seahorse and Q-tip has taken the internet by storm. We spoke to photographer Justin Hofman about how it was captured, and what it means to him.
After a massive leak last week, Profoto has officially debuted the Profoto A1: the company's first on-camera flash system that they're calling "the world's smallest studio flash."
"When the first hyperfocal distance charts were designed, someone decided that an acceptably sharp background contained some blur — enough to notice in a medium-sized print [...] After that point, nearly every other hyperfocal chart followed suit."
The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (also known as the EOS 200D) is the company's impressively compact entry-level DSLR. Packing a 24MP APS-C sensor, DIGIC 7 processor and Dual Pixel AF, it promises a lot of bang for the buck. And while not mind-blowing, it handles most tasks very well.
Correct these four common composition mistakes and your photos will be more balanced, tell a better story, and lead your viewer's eye where you want it to go.
The rugged, compact 360° action camera Kodak unveiled at Photokina in 2016, the Kodak PixPro Orbit 360, is finally available in the United States.
iOS 11 launches tomorrow, and it'll save all of your pictures in a new high efficiency image format called HEIC. Fortunately, there's now a converter that will let you turn those photos back into JPEGs.
Photo protection company ImageRights recently released a new service that lets non-subscribers take advantage of their streamlined copyright registration system that checks for errors and fills out all the required forms for you.
What's the difference between a $200 circular polarizing filter and a $100 circular polarizing filter? Roger Cicala at Lens Rentals put six different filters through a few tests to find out.
A flurry of leaks reveal that GoPro's upcoming Hero6 will shoot 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps, will cost $500, and is scheduled for announcement/release on September 28th.
WD's new G-Technology G-Drive mobile SSD R-Series is a portable solid state option for photographers who want the reliability of an SSD in a rugged water and dust-resistant package.
Fast, stabilized and affordable is an appealing combination when it comes to lenses. With its latest 24-70mm F2.8, Tamron aims to upgrade autofocus speed and stabilization. We've got a full gallery from this updated full-frame zoom.
Photographer Clay Cook tells the story of his most ambitious photographic dream and career goal coming true: photographing A-list actress Jennifer Lawrence.
In an interview with a Chinese website, Nikon Japan's Director of Development dropped a bombshell, saying that a Nikon mirrorless camera "must be full-frame."
A month and a half after revealing the finalists of the 2017 EyeEm Awards, the photo sharing community and licensing marketplace has finally revealed the winners.
Photographer Josselin Cornou tells the breathtaking story behind two beautiful photos captured while snorkeling with humpback whales in Tonga.
The Sony RX10 IV is a fixed lens camera with a 1"-type sensor and 24-600mm equivalent lens that can shoot 4K video or stills at 24 fps, but that's not what we think is interesting about it. The addition of phase detection autofocus is pivotal to all those features.
The announcement date is set! Google will reveal their next generation Pixel phones—their response to Apple's shiny new iPhone X—on October 4th. Let the smartphone camera wars begin.
Sony just debuted three palm-style 4K camcorders that steal a bit of speedy phase detect autofocus technology from the company's RX10 IV. In fact, they kind of improve on it.
Earlier today, NASA's Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn's atmosphere, ending a 20 year long mission. Here are 21 of our favorite photographs captured by this incredible machine and its makers.
Fans of film photography should keep an eye out for the widespread theatrical release of Kodachrome, a movie staring Jason Sudeikis about the final days of the iconic film stock.
Photographer Manny Ortiz breaks down the pros and cons of shooting natural light vs off-camera flash, and explains why he chooses to shoot one, the other, or both in any given situation.
A leaked product page and a bunch of leaked photos shows Profoto is preparing to release its first ever speedlight: the Profoto A1 Air TTL
The Yashica camera brand disappeared in 2003, but a new teaser video and website hint at a comeback. Excited?
Western Digital just debuted a new, higher capacity WD Gold internal hard drive. The new drive offers 12TB of storage and class-leading reliability to the tune of a 550TB/year workload rating.
The new Godox XPRO-C is an affordable, highly capable flash trigger for Canon users that boasts a lot of useful features at a very reasonable price.
Tamron is working on a lightweight, durable and compact 100-400mm tele-zoom lens that will be available for Canon and Nikon cameras by the end of the year.
A leaked photo of the upcoming GoPro Hero6 in its final retail packaging shows a powerful little camera that will be able to shoot 4K video at 60 frames per second.
Photography enthusiast Michael Sechler recently shot a Hurricane Irma photo that went viral and was used by media all over the world… so why didn't he make dime for his work?
Nissin claims the new Super Light Stand LS-50C is the lightest light stand in the world. Weighing in at just 575g/1.2lbs, it can still hold up to 1.5kg/3.3lb.
The new seamless Granite and Limestone backgrounds join Lastolite's nascent panoramic background range, measuring in at 4m wide.
Nikon Asia is being criticized from all sides today after a huge Nikon D850 promotion it hosted featured 32 male photographers... and exactly 0 women.
Goodbye Impossible Project, hello Polaroid Originals! The new Polaroid Originals brand brings the Polaroid of old back from the dead with new i-Type instant film and the OneStep 2 analog instant camera.
If you need insane, mind-blowing, holy crap power out of your PC, check out HP's new Z8 workstation. This beast can handle up to 56 processing cores, 3TB of RAM and 48TB of hard drive space.
Alien Skin Exposure X3 will pack a bunch of new features including "toning enhancements" for B&W and color images, a side-by-side comparison view, radial and linear brush shapes, and more.
It's finally over. After years of legal back-and-forth, PETA and photographer David Slater have settled their lawsuit over the famous (and infamous) monkey selfie.
Film photography lovers have something to celebrate. It seems Kodak will be resurrecting its famous Ektachrome film this year, with full production slated for 2018.
Trying out super macro photography can be a really expensive endeavor, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, photographer Micael Widell built his own homebrew rig for less than $250.
Sure, the price tag is outrageous. But Sony has made some real leaps forward with its RX10 series in this latest iteration. We've been able to shoot some fast-moving action and get some initial impressions of this souped-up superzoom.
SLR Magic's latest lens for Sony E-Mount cameras looks like a good option for landscape and architectural photographers, as well as video-shooters.
"Dear Canon [...] since the launch of the Canon 5DMK2 way back in March 2008 it has been extremely hard to be genuinely excited about any new cameras you have released."
Phase One has released a new 100MP digital back called the Trichromatic. Designed with Sony, the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic promises "unsurpassed color quality."
While the iPhone 8 models look like straightforward upgrades to the 7 series, the iPhone X comes with an edge-to-edge display, Face ID and a dual-cam with dual OIS.
The company has re-tested some top-tier phone models under the new protocol, finding that in some cases scores increased when looking at features like low-light performance, bokeh, and zoom.
The pre-order period will run from September 12-27 and includes a special lower price of $89 for new customers versus the regular $249 rate.
Sony has announced its new Cyber-shot RX10 Mark IV, featuring a 315-point phase detect system, 24 fps burst shooting and the same 24-600mm lens as its predecessor.
A new version of Kenko’s 400mm mirror lens is to be released this month that is said to feature better anti-reflective coatings for improved flare performance.
Sigma users who want a rear filter holder on their Canon mount 14mm f/1.8 Art lens can now pay the company to fit one on there for them.
When photographer Jared Polin's friend Arty was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Jared asked if he could tell his story in pictures. This is Arty's photo story.
The UN's International Civil Aviation Organization agency wants to establish a unified database where all of the world's drone pilots would be required to register their UAVs.
Hasselblad just dropped the price of the medium format H6D-50c AGAIN. At just $14,995, the camera is now selling for a whopping $11,000 less than the original retail price.
Kodak today revealed their newest instant camera: the Printomatic. It's a 10-megapixel 'instant print' camera that prints your snapshots on Kodak's own ZINK photo paper.
Taking pictures in a hurricane can be extremely dangerous. If you're not prepared and careful, you could end up like the guy in this video.
The D810 offered excellent DR combined with a low base ISO that allowed it to tolerate lots of light. A look at the D850 suggests it's been able to repeat this trick, while also seeing an improvement at high ISO settings.
Recently, DPReview was invited to Japan to visit both the Sony headquarters in Tokyo and Sony’s image sensor factory in Kumamoto. The trip was an opportunity to gain some insight into both the philosophy and the technology that underpins the company.
If you're looking for a simple, kind of silly way to pick your next lens purchase, the What the Lens web tool is a fun way to determine what glass you like best.
There are a ton of useful little features baked into Lightroom that most of us never actually use. Here are three simple tricks you should probably know about.
Red has provided more detail on the origin of 'holographic' technology used by its upcoming Hydrogen One smartphone: Leia Inc., not to be confused with Leica, is partnering with the company.
'Hundreds' of loaner drones are available to photographers who want to enter National Geographic's #MyMavicContest, an aerial photography contest.
Users of Mac and PC Google Drive and Photos apps will soon have to migrate to the new Backup and Sync app for continued service.
Fujifilm has announced a new Raw converter that uses the camera's own image processor while connected to a Mac or PC over USB. It arrives in November 2017 for Mac, and January 2018 for PC.
Is Polaroid's classic instant film coming back from the dead? Teasers popping up on the Polaroid.com website hint at something big coming from the iconic instant photography brand very soon.
Get a sneak peek at a new feature coming to Photoshop CC later this year: The Curvature Pen Tool.
The newly announced Air Remote TTL-F was created in collaboration with Fujifilm, and allowing Fuji shooters to take full advantage of Profoto's Pro-10, D2, B1, B1X, and B2 flashes.
Adobe has updated two of its Raw processing modules for use with the Nikon D850 and a range of new Nikon lenses.
Hear ye, hear ye. By official decree of Governor Roy Cooper of the great state of North Carolina, October 2017 has hereby been designated 'Photography Month.'
Nikon has filed two new full-frame mirrorless lens patents in Japan, leaving many of us hoping that the company will make good on its promise to deliver a 'superior' mirrorless camera.
Turning ten years old this week is the A700, Sony's first high-end DSLR after fully taking over Konica Minolta's camera business. With plenty of Minolta DNA, it debuted in September 2007 to take on the likes of Canon's 40D and Nikon's D300.
Fujifilm has announced the X-E3, sporting a 24.3MP X-Trans sensor and 4K video capture. It updates the X-E2S, which was itself a fairly minor update to the X-E2, so brings a number of welcome upgrades like touch control.
Fujifilm is officially announcing the XF 80mm F2.8 Macro, a lens that previously appeared on the company's X-mount roadmap. The 80mm F2.8 is equivalent to 122mm on Fuji's X-series bodies, and gives full 1:1 macro reproduction.
In addition to announcing a weather-resistant 36mm equivalent prime, Fujifilm has updated its medium-format GF system lens roadmap and detailed an upcoming GFX 50S firmware update.
Alongside the new X-E3 and XF 80mm F2.8 prime, Fujifilm also announced firmware updates for several of its current X-series models, and an updated lens roadmap.
Sony just took the cover off an exciting (and probably very expensive) new cinema camera called the Venice. It's the company's first full-frame digital motion picture camera system.
Watch legendary photographer Albert Watson at work, shaping the light as he sets about capturing three unique portraits of ballet dancer Sergei Polunin.
The folks behind popular Mac photo editor Pixelmator have announced plans to release Pixelmator Pro, a more robust version of their software that features AI-powered photo editing features.
You may have seen Eduardo Martins' brilliant war photography in some of the biggest publications from around the world. There's just one problem... he doesn't exist.
Broncolor has introduced a new wand-style light shaper called the Litepipe P, a "powerful, versatile and dismountable" flash accessory that's basically a more portable, long, thin softbox.
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 III is a gentle refresh of its predecessor. It's still a 16MP Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, still keenly priced and still devastatingly pretty. A revision of the user interface to make it more beginner friendly and the addition of 4K video sound good, but how much difference does that make?
Hasselblad has released a new discounted 'Field Kit' that gets you the X1D-50c mirrorless medium format camera alongside three XCD lenses and a collection of accessories. Total savings: $1,700.
The app, created by the makers of Facetune, features a 'quickshot' mode that adjusts your image preview in real-life, rather than optimizing it post-capture.
The new Rotolight Neo 2 is being touted as an "industry first." An all-in-one High Speed Sync (HSS) Flash and continuous on-camera LED lighting innovation that aims to "revolutionize how people use light."
The most troubling part of this story is that the officer allegedly offered no warning whatsoever before opening fire on the photojournalist.
If you want to capture the perfect fall colors this autumn, you definitely want to check out SmokyMountains.com's interactive fall foliage prediction map.
Consider this an example of what NOT to do. A Swiss photographer has been stripped of two awards after it was discovered she submitted someone else's public domain photo as her own.
Photographer JunHo Oh captured this spectacular 4K close-up of the total solar eclipse during totality from Warm Springs, OR using a Panasonic GX85, 2160mm f/12 telescope, and robotic mount.
Logitech is has introduced a new keyboard designed specifically for ‘creators’ that features a dial on top intended to make life easier for stills and video editors.
What do you get when you mix 42 anamorphic lenses with a volunteer crew of professional filmmakers? The Ultimate Anamorphic Lens Test. You don't need to be a filmmaker to appreciate these tests, and as we discover, anamorphics are for still photographers too.
The E-M10 III's decent video spec looks even better when you consider that both digital IS and 5-axis mechanical stabilization can be used while shooting 4K. Take a look at our sample reel to see what handheld 4K footage looks like.
In this video, photographer Dustin Dolby offers you a simple, affordable way to capture that classic splash photography look using only cheap speedlights.
As his time in New Zealand winds down, photographer Sarnim Dean wanted to capture something special: a mountain biking self-portrait under the Milky Way. Here's how he did it.
This lens, for Sony E-mount cameras, strikes a unique balance of small size, wide field of view (110 degrees) and fast aperture. Even more impressive is its promise of almost zero distortion.
Photographer Josh Rossi recently embarked on an incredibly touching portrait project: turn a group of disabled and sick children into the Justice League superheroes, and surprise them with the results.
Seattle's Freeway Park is a labyrinth of trees, towers of concrete and tourists. Turns out, it's also a great place to practice parkour. With several Sony a9's in hand, we turned our lenses to the skies to capture some flying humans in our latest sample gallery.
Here's a silly-but-kind-of-awesome little product for the photo nerds among us (read: everyone reading this). Drink coasters that, when you stack them together, look like a camera lens.
Despite plenty of warnings, a few renters still managed to destroy some of Lensrentals gear during the August total solar eclipse. In case you're curious, LR shared pictures of the damage.
The ill-fated Lily Drone has been resurrected by a company called Mota Group, and re-released with better looks, additional features and a new name: Lily Next-Gen.
A website is selling Instagram users' private contact information for $10 per search. Worse yet, security experts who analyzed a sample of 10,000 allegedly stolen records say the data is legitimate.
The new plant, which will be more than 70% automated, will mark the first time Canon has built a camera production facility in Japan since 2010.
What's it like having your photo go viral, become a meme, and take on a life of its own? Photographer Antonio Guillem, the man who took the 'distracted boyfriend' photo, shares his experience.
Instagram's latest update lets you view its popular Snapchat clone "Stories" on desktop or mobile browsers. And soon you'll be able to upload to Stories from mobile web, too.
VSCO's Mobile Presets 02 pack is designed for photographers who'd rather edit their photos on desktop, but want to get the same looks offered by the company's popular mobile app.
Longsys, one of China's foremost manufacturers of consumer flash storage, has officially acquired the Lexar trademark and branding rights from Micron Technology, Inc.
Raw bit depth is often discussed as if it improves image quality and that more is better, but that's not really the case. And it doesn't have much to do with colors or gradation. Here's why 12-bit is enough most of the time.
- Canon EOS R533.0%
- Canon RF 70-200 F4L IS USM8.2%
- Fujifilm X-T423.4%
- Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm F1.2 S12.5%
- Sony FE 20mm F1.8G10.3%
- Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM12.5%