Imaging software developer Magix has released the 2019 version of its Photostory Deluxe slideshow application that it says is completely redesigned, easier to use and much faster than before.
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July 2018 news and reviews
Jul 31, 2018 at 13:00
We asked, and thousands of you responded. When Nikon made its development announcement we turned the microphone over to our readers. Here's what you had to say.
camera newsJul 31, 2018 at 04:00
Canon's new PowerShot SX740 HS features a 24-960mm equivalent F3.3-6.9 zoom lens along with a 20MP CMOS sensor, UHD 4K capture, an upward-tilting LCD and Bluetooth.
Jul 30, 2018 at 20:11
DJI will release two variants of its upcoming Mavic 2 drone, according to a leaked product listing. The Mavic 2, which hasn't been officially announced, appeared in a catalog issued by UK retailer Argos, which lists two model variants: the Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro.
Jul 30, 2018 at 18:38
Elinchrom has released a firmware update for its Transmitter PRO that enables Sony and Olympus users to shoot with the ELB 500 TTL strobe.
The LG G7 ThinQ is a flagship device with a dual camera that departs from the norm: rather than the usual tele/wide combo, it offers wide and super-wide angle lenses. While it doesn't produce class-leading image quality, it's a solid option if you favor wide-angle shooting.
In this week's episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan weigh the pros and cons of three entry-level APS-C cameras: the Canon EOS M50, Sony a6000 and Fujifilm X-T100. Find out how they stack up in terms of factors like usability, autofocus and JPEG image quality.
accessory reviewJul 28, 2018 at 13:00
The Wandrd Prvke (pronounced 'provoke') is one of the best-looking and most functional camera backpacks on the market.
videoJul 27, 2018 at 11:00
Night vision tech company SiOnyx has introduced an action camera that it claims can shoot color video and stills in the dark.
mobileJul 26, 2018 at 18:13
Sony's upcoming flagship smartphone is likely to be the first device to make use of the company's latest and greatest mobile image sensor.
Jul 26, 2018 at 17:54
Cotton Carrier has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its latest camera carrying solution, SKOUT.
sample galleryJul 26, 2018 at 13:00
The Leica SL 75mm F2 is ever-so-slightly cheaper than its SL 90mm F2 counterpart, but still impressively sharp. We've been shooting with Leica's latest short telephoto prime for a little while, and we've put together a gallery of real-world samples.
mobileJul 25, 2018 at 21:35
The patent describes a system that uses correction software and a movable built-in camera lens to mitigate misalignment and improve image quality when shooting with accessory lenses.
Jul 25, 2018 at 20:57
Fujifilm has announced plans to ramp up its lens production capacity. Operations in new facilities at its existing Taiwa Factory in Japan will start in September, the ultimate goal being a 70% production capacity increase by 2020.
Jul 25, 2018 at 13:00
Nikon has finally confirmed the age-old rumor that it's going to make a full frame mirrorless camera. It's widely assumed Canon plans to do the same. But what are the things they need to get right? We'd love to hear.
camera newsJul 25, 2018 at 04:00
Nikon has announced the development of its long-awaited full-frame mirrorless system, which will use a new mount. Details are light at this point, with the only product mentioned being an F-mount adapter. Nikon says more information will be available in the coming weeks.
The Fujifilm X-T100 is the company's least expensive X-series camera to include an electronic viewfinder. It shares most of its guts with the entry-level X-A5, including its hybrid AF system and 24MP sensor and, unfortunately, its 4K/15p video mode.
Jul 24, 2018 at 16:25
Keep up with how many shutter actuations your DSLR has amassed with the updated EOS Inspector 2 MacOS app.
Jul 24, 2018 at 10:00
The annual contest is run by the Royal Observatory in Greenwich London, and is currently in its 10th year. Organizers say they received 4200 images from amateur, professional and young photographers in 91 countries.
mobileJul 23, 2018 at 18:07
Sony's latest high-end smartphone sensor uses Quad Bayer arrays for improved low light performance, higher resolution and improved dynamic range.
Jul 23, 2018 at 18:00
Peak Design is back on Kickstarter again, this time with a 45L Travel Backpack and a set of gear/personal organizers.
Jul 23, 2018 at 17:32
Two "really moldy" Hasselblad 500c cameras are offered, with 80mm planar lenses and backs, as well as three extra backs and a mixture of exposed and unexposed film.
Jul 23, 2018 at 13:00
Only Leica could have made the Noctilux-M F1.25 75mm ASPH – a manual focus prime lens that weighs more than a kilo and costs as much as a new car. We've been using one for a little while - click through for our take on what it's like to use.
videoJul 22, 2018 at 13:00
Sony's new 400mm F2.8 G Master rounds out the company's commitment to provide a complete range of pro-level lenses to photographers who use the Alpha system. In this week's episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan take this behemoth for a spin and share their first impressions of Sony's exciting new telephoto.
Jul 21, 2018 at 13:00
The UK's recent heatwave has provided a glimpse into Britain and Ireland's history, revealing the outlines of ancient structures and buried features in the grounds of historical buildings.
mobileJul 20, 2018 at 17:58
The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS), was founded in 2007, making it the longest running iPhone photo competition in the world. Now in its 11th year, the winners of the IPPAWARDS have just been announced.
Jul 20, 2018 at 13:00
Our technical evaluation of the Panasonic GX9 has included a trip to the studio, where we put its 20MP Four Thirds sensor in front of our standard test scene.
Jul 20, 2018 at 11:00
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI earned high marks in our recent review, and we've revisited our collection of buying guides to reflect our final conclusions. Click through for links to our updated guides covering the best pocketable and long zoom compacts as well as the best choices for travel, which has a new winner (hint, hint).
Fujifilm has announced the XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR telephoto lens along with a matching 1.4x teleconverter. This weather-sealed lens - 'matte silver' in color with a bold green hood - has a total of 19 elements, a nine-blade aperture and five stops of shake reduction according to Fujifilm. The lens and teleconverter kit will be available in late October for $6000.
Fujifilm has updated its X-mount lens roadmap with three intriguing new models, which include 33mm F1.0 and 16mm F2.8 primes and a 16-80 F4 zoom.
Fujifilm's widest X-series zoom lens to-date, the XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR, will hit the market in late November for $2000. The weather-sealed lens features ED, Super ED and aspherical elements along with a Nano GI coating.
Jul 19, 2018 at 20:04
We've seen different flavors of 360° cameras over the past couple of years, but the Vuze XR may be the first one that's designed to shoot both 360° spherical and 180° stereoscopic video in a single unit.
mobileJul 19, 2018 at 17:00
Huawei has launched the world's first photography contest with both AI and human judges. The contest began on July 12 and will run for 8 weeks. During this time, photographers can submit their images via a Facebook Messenger chatbot.
camera newsJul 19, 2018 at 05:00
Fujifilm has announced the XF10, a premium compact camera with a fast 28mm equivalent F2.8 lens and 24MP APS-C sensor. This replacement for the X70 will ship in August for $500.
Jul 18, 2018 at 19:03
It won't come as a surprise to anyone that there are some unpleasant, predatory men within the photography industry. However, a long-form, extensively researched special report in the Columbia Journalism Review about sexual harassment is still a depressing, eye-opening read.
Jul 18, 2018 at 16:30
Is this the end? Nikon's UK and Japanese websites now list some of its KeyMission action cameras as discontinued.
Jul 18, 2018 at 16:21
Leica Camera AG is now an investor in Light, the makers of the innovative L16 camera. According to the company, the funding will allow Light to 'expand the reach of its imaging platform beyond consumer photography'
The X-U is Leica's first ruggedized compact camera and is still the only waterproof camera on the market with a large APS-C sensor. That sensor sits behind a 35mm-equivalent, F1.7 lens, and we've taken it to the mountains and back to see just what it's capable of.
Jul 17, 2018 at 15:49
Gitzo and Sony have teamed up to launch a new tripod and L-bracket designed specifically for Sony α-series cameras.
There have now been seven variants of the Sony RX100 series, and at least six of them are still current models. Confused? Here's an updated look at their differences, and our recommendations among them now that we've tested the Mark VI.
Jul 16, 2018 at 17:59
The software uses computational imaging techniques to boost detail and dynamic range in your images, and reduce noise levels.
Jul 16, 2018 at 15:24
As part of a promotional giveaway, Fujifilm Korea has released kimchi-flavored instant noodles wrapped in branding inspired by Fujifilm Provia 100 color reversal film.
The Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH is a fast, high-quality and decidedly heavyweight short telephoto prime lens, designed for use with Leica's digital M-series rangefinders. We've been grappling with it for a little while - take a look at our sample images.
videoJul 15, 2018 at 14:00
70-200mm F4 zoom lenses may not get as much attention as their faster F2.8 siblings, but for many photographers these lenses hit the perfect sweet spot of price, performance, and weight. This week, we shoot the new Tamron 70-210mm F4 alongside the equivalent Canon and Nikon models to see how they stack up.
Jul 14, 2018 at 12:00
Blackmagic recently worked with Apple to develop Blackmagic eGPU, an external GPU that brings "desktop-class graphics performance" to the new MacBook Pro laptops with Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Jul 14, 2018 at 11:00
Lightroom alternative Luminar has received numerous updates across both its Mac and Windows versions, primarily improvements to existing features, as well as support for additional cameras from Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Canon, and Pentax.
camera newsJul 13, 2018 at 18:35
Sony has quietly updated its RX100 V, bringing a couple of the goodies from the RX100 VI travel zoom. The updated RX100 VA gains a new processor and various firmware tweaks but misses out on the VI's other hardware improvements.
Jul 13, 2018 at 17:00
Apple has updated its MacBook Pro series of notebooks with 15in and 13in models that are claimed to be better for intense image and video editing. The company says the new models are the most advanced ever, and that they feature 8th generation Intel Core processors for faster performance.
mobileJul 13, 2018 at 15:43
According to sources familiar with the matter, Adobe will announce a full-fledged Photoshop version for the iPad at its annual conference in October.
Jul 13, 2018 at 15:27
The last day to place an order for Apple photo prints and related products is September 30th.
Jul 12, 2018 at 18:14
Manfrotto has launched its new Noreg camera bag series with the Backpack-30 and Messenger-30 models. Both bags are designed for premium mirrorless camera systems, each featuring internal camera units that can be removed and used independently of the larger bags.
Jul 12, 2018 at 15:38
Industrial designer Thomas Müller has created a concept device that attempts to democratize film development using an all-in-one device that sits on your countertop.
The Sony RX100 VI is a spectacularly capable travel camera, combining a flexible zoom range with impressive autofocus. But there's no getting around the fact that it's an expensive camera, and a longer lens comes with certain trade-offs. Read on for our full analysis.
Jul 11, 2018 at 21:52
Mastin Labs has released its latest set of presets titled 'Kodak Everyday.' The pack includes film emulation presets for iconic Kodak films, including Ektar, Gold and Tri-X.
Jul 11, 2018 at 19:58
Canon has released firmware update 1.0.4 for the EOS 6D Mark II, adding important bug fixes for "rare instances" of issues with the touch panel and operation buttons.
Jul 11, 2018 at 17:04
In an email to DPReview, Nikon Inc. has confirmed ''The Nikon 1 series cameras, lenses and accessories are no longer in production'.
Jul 10, 2018 at 19:33
PhotoMirage, a new Windows application from software company Corel, transforms images into "mirages" by adding movement to elements like water or clouds. Unlike a cinemagraph, it does not require video footage – instead animating a single static image.
Jul 10, 2018 at 18:58
Tamron's version 2.0 firmware update for its 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD claims to have addressed reported issues with autofocus during video shooting.
mobileJul 10, 2018 at 17:31
Lens maker Moment is leaning into the software sector, launching a newly-revamped smartphone camera app targeted at enthusiast photographers.
Jul 10, 2018 at 15:03
A groups of researchers from NVIDIA, MIT, and Aalto University have developed an AI capable of removing noise and grain from images with incredible accuracy.
camera newsJul 10, 2018 at 04:00
If the 24-2000mm equiv. zoom range on Nikon's Coolpix P900 just wasn't enough then you'll be excited about today's announcement of the Coolpix P1000. This camera has a once unthinkable 24-3000mm equivalent F2.8-F8 lens, though it's anything but light and will set you back $999.
Jul 9, 2018 at 20:20
Hong Kong flash system manufacturer Cactus has released new firmware for its V6 II Transceiver that will allow it to wirelessly communicate TTL information between a Canon or Cactus flash and a Canon camera. The X-TTL update makes it possible to trigger Canon flashes and retain full TTL control with that flash either on or off camera.
Want to create pro quality lighting for your videos, but don't have thousands of dollars to spend on expensive video lights? In this video, our friends over at ShareGrid demonstrate how to professionally light a model with some work lights, a bit of poster board and even a shower curtain.
Jul 9, 2018 at 18:54
Phase One has launched its new Latitude processing presets series, the latest addition to the company's Capture One Style Packs product launched last year. Both Latitude style packs contain eight presets, each with original, bright, and dark variations, for a total of 24 styles per pack.
Jul 9, 2018 at 16:13
Godox has announced the impending launch of its upcoming AD400Pro, a 400WS monolight with wireless shooting capabilities and a battery life of 390 full-powered flashes.
videoJul 8, 2018 at 13:00
There's an old axiom in filmmaking which states that an audience will forgive a poor quality picture, but not poor quality sound. This week, Chris and Jordan bring in an audio pro to demonstrate why a cheap microphone positioned correctly will outperform an expensive model placed incorrectly.
With enough reach to land itself in 'travel zoom' territory, the Sony RX100 VI is well suited for a wide range of shooting situations. We've made a significant update to our initial sample gallery with plenty of samples from the past few weeks.
Jul 7, 2018 at 12:00
Hamm Camera Company has launched its second crowdfunding campaign to bring a fun, affordable pinhole camera to life.
mobileJul 6, 2018 at 19:05
Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphone could offer a significantly wider zoom range than current high-end models.
Jul 6, 2018 at 18:26
According to the lawsuit, the US Postal Service issued a new Forever Stamp design in December 2010 that mistakenly features the Statue of Liberty replica in Las Vegas created by Davidson rather than the original statue in New York.
videoJul 6, 2018 at 15:10
Rachel and Daniel of Mango street share six video transitions you can do in-camera to make your footage stand out.
Jul 6, 2018 at 14:11
'Reviewing the brief history of photojournalism in China and the challenges facing photographers there today.'
Jul 5, 2018 at 19:38
A copyright ruling against a photographer whose work was re-used has been criticized as a "very poor decision," based on "a faulty understanding of the fair use doctrine," by copyright lawyer Bert Krages.
Jul 5, 2018 at 17:42
More than twenty years after it was first launched, Kodak Alaris is officially bringing its Pro Image 100 film to the European market.
Jul 5, 2018 at 16:12
Tripod manufacturer 3 Legged Thing has launched what it is describing as one of the world’s tallest monopods, alongside a heavy duty model and a new monopod foot stabilizer.
sample galleryJul 5, 2018 at 13:00
The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90mm F2 ASPH is a high-quality short telephoto prime lens for the company's full-frame SL mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. We've been shooting with it for a few days, to see what it can do.
For folks in the U.S., July 4th represents an opportunity to capture the night sky all dressed up for summer's biggest party. Whether you're photographing fireworks for the first time or looking for some new techniques to try, we have a few pointers that might help.
Jul 3, 2018 at 15:44
NameThatLens is a tool to help you add missing EXIF data to photos that were taken with manual lenses that are unable to transfer metadata to digital cameras.
lens newsJul 3, 2018 at 00:10
Lens manufacturer Cosina's Macro APO-Lanthar 100mm F2.5 E-mount lens is due to begin shipping in August 2018, and is quoted on the Japanese website as having a price of ¥148,000 – approximately $1350/£1050 before tax.
Jul 2, 2018 at 22:49
According to a report, The Washington Post has seen concepts and prototypes of phones that feature 'between five and nine' camera modules developed by Light.
Jul 2, 2018 at 18:09
Skylum has announced that Digital Asset Manager (DAM) for Luminar will be provided for free to owners of the current version of Luminar - details of which will be revealed "within a few weeks."
Jul 2, 2018 at 15:02
Alpa's latest adapter makes it possible to mount Alpa and Rodenstock lenses onto Hasselblad's 50-megapixel medium format X1D camera.
The Fujifilm X-T100 sits between the entry-level X-A5 and midrange X-T20 and features a 24MP APS-C sensor, eye-catching design and a unique articulating LCD. Our sample gallery was shot with a number of lenses, including the 15-45mm equiv. kit lens and a number of primes.
In anticipation of our in-depth buying guide, our friends in the North have been looking at a handful of the latest instant cameras. Having stocked up with Instax Mini film and cameras from Fujifilm, Leica and Mint, it seemed like a good excuse for a party...
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