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August 2018 news and reviews

August 31
Rumors point to imminent Canon full-frame mirrorless system launch

Over the past few days, rumor sites seem to have come to a consensus that Canon will launch a full-frame mirrorless camera in the very near future. Today, Nokishita published a list of lenses that will supposedly launch with the system.

Sony Cyber-shot HX95 and HX99 compact high-zoom 4K cameras announced in Europe

The Cyber-shot HX95 and HX99 are a pair of slim, compact high-zoom cameras featuring the BIONZ X image processing engine, front-end LSI, and 4K video recording and will be available in October for European customers.

Toshiba releases new UHS-II EXCERIA Pro SD cards in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities

Toshiba has launched a new line of UHS-II EXCERIA PRO N502 SD cards for the European market. They come in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities and have read/write speeds of 270MB/s and 260MB/s, respectively.

What you need to know about Nikon's new entry-level D3500

Nikon's D3500 isn't just a very compact and inexpensive DSLR. It's also a camera with great image quality, an easy-to-user interface and battery that can last for days. Let's go hands-on to see how much camera you get for just $499.

Tamron introduces 2nd-generation 15-30mm F2.8 full-frame lens for Canon and Nikon

Tamron has updated its 15-30mm F2.8 ultra-wide zoom with a 'G2' model. The lens features new elements and coatings, a new autofocus processor and an enhanced Vibration Correction with 4.5 stops of shake reduction. The lens will be available in Canon and Nikon mounts.

August 30
Polaroid launches Mint digital instant camera and mobile printer

The new Polaroid Mint digital instant camera and Mint mobile printer both use ZINK inkless printing technology.

Sony launches the Xperia XZ3 high-end smartphone

Sony just launched a new high-end smartphone. The XZ3 comes with the same 19MP camera module as the XZ2.

Updated firmware for Fujifilm X-T100 and X-A5 include two new filters, square capture mode

Fujifilm has released two new firmware updates for its X-A5 and X-T100 mirrorless cameras. The updates include new filters, a square capture mode and a number of bug fixes.

Raw conversions added to Nikon Z7 pre-production gallery

We've updated our Nikon Z7 sample gallery with a handful of Raw conversions, courtesy of a beta version of Adobe Camera Raw.

Nikon Z6 vs Sony a7 III: Specs and key features compared

Both Nikon and Sony now offer a $2000 mirrorless full-frame camera. Spec-wise, the two have a lot in common, but small differences between them might affect your preference.

Nikon D3500 gets smaller and cheaper, battery life gets a boost

The successor to Nikon's popular entry-level D3400 DSLR has arrived, aptly named the D3500. The only real changes are that it's gotten even smaller, and will sell for just $499 with a lens. Battery capacity has also increased by 30%.

August 29
Microsoft introduces AI-powered audio and video transcription for OneDrive

Combined with AI-powered image identification, all media in OneDrive will be fully searchable by text.

Blackmagic releases first Pocket Cinema Camera 4K footage

Three videos published by Blackmagic Design highlight the capabilities of its upcoming Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, which is expected to launch next month.

Nikon Z7 pre-order deliveries will be delayed for some buyers

The company plans to start delivering its newly announced full-frame mirrorless camera to early buyers in September, but Nikon says high demand for the model will result in some customers receiving their products at a later date.

Adobe won't support older operating systems with its next major Creative Cloud update

Adobe says it will no longer support older operating systems in its next major release of Creative Cloud applications, citing the need to develop features and functionality while 'ensuring peak performance that takes advantage of modern hardware.'

Which is better: Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III

Now that Nikon has entered the full-frame mirrorless camera market, the natural question that comes up is how its first model, the Z7, compares to Sony's high resolution king, the a7R III. We take a look at how these two cameras stack up against one another.

August 28
Sony launches new line of rugged SD memory cards

Sony's new 'tough' SD cards are targeted at "photographers who are reliant upon their photographs remaining safe when their SD cards are removed from the camera". The cards are bend, water and drop-proof.

DPReview on TWiT: Nikon Z Mirrorless

On this week's episode of The New Screen Savers from the TWiT Network, DPReview Science Editor Rishi Sanyal talks with host Leo Laporte about Nikon's entry into the high-end mirrorless market. Together we cover everything from our initial impressions to what it means for the industry at large.

Phase One XF IQ4 digital backs offer up to 150MP and 'Capture One Inside'

Phase One has introduced its new Infinity Platform and XF IQ4 digital back, which have the core functions of its Capture One software embedded in the cameras' processors. Three models will be available, including 150MP color and monochrome backs, as well as a 100MP color model.

The PureView trademark is now owned by HMD Global

Nokia's smartphone brand is owned by HMD Global, and now it has emerged that the Finnish company also bought the rights to use the PureView trademark.

August 27
Hydra app update brings zoom lens support and improved selfies

Hydra for iOS offers a range of clever-looking capture modes, applying multi-frame methods merging up to 60 exposures.

Samyang announces 85mm F1.8 lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras

Samyang, also known as Rokinon in select markets, has announced a 85mm F1.8 lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras. It's set for a September 2018 release date at an MSRP of $399.

Nikon Z7 sample gallery updated from New York and Japan

We've just returned from two launch events for Nikon's new Z system - one in New York, and one in Tokyo. After spending a little more time with two more pre-production cameras, we've updated our previously-published samples gallery.

August 26
The Nikon Z is a big step for Nikon but they need to keep being brave

The Nikon Z is a brave and important step for Nikon and, while it might not have got everything right first time, it shows enough promise to encourage existing users to commit themselves to the system. However, to deliver the system's full potential, Nikon needs to continue being brave, according to our own Richard Butler.

August 25
What you need to know about DJI's new Mavic 2 series drones

DJI's new Mavic 2 series of drones come in two models: The Mavic 2 Pro features a camera with a large 1-inch type sensor, while the Mavic 2 Zoom includes a camera with a 2x optical zoom lens. We had a chance to go hands-on with both new models to see what's different about them, as well as number of features they have in common.

August 24
OPPO R17 Pro launches with variable aperture 3D triple-camera

After Huawei with the P20 Pro, OPPO is only the second manufacturer to offer a triple-camera smartphone.

Delkin introduces 48hr replacement service with new line of premium XQD cards

Nicely timed to coincide with the launch of the Nikon Z series cameras, Delkin has announced its own line of premium XQD cards that come with a 48 hour replacement service. The new cards run with write speeds of up to 400MB/s, in line with units sold by Sony and Nikon.

Meike launches new 25mm T2.2 cine lens with 'decent build quality' for MFT camera systems

Meike has launched a new 25mm T2.2 cine lens for Micro Four Third (MFT) camera systems.

Nikon announces 64GB and 120GB XQD memory cards

Nikon is getting into the XQD card business. Its new cards come in 64GB and 120GB versions and boast a maximum read speed of 440MB/s and a maximum write speed of 400MB/s.

The Nikon Z system: What we think, where it should go

Most DPReview staff members were lucky enough to get their hands on a Nikon Z7 ahead of launch, so we've had time to form some initial impressions. Here's what we think of the system as it stands now – and where we would like to see Nikon take it in the next couple of years.

Nikon Z7 sample videos
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Nikon's new Z7 mirrorless camera promises to be useful for video work as well as still photography, and includes features such as 4:2:2 10-bit video over HDMI, usable autofocus in video, and improved video processing. We've put together a quick sample reel recorded at Nikon's launch event in New York.

August 23
DJI releases highly anticipated Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom compact drones

DJI has announced two new additions to its Mavic series of portable drones, in the process addressing two of the most frequent requests from its customers. The Mavic 2 Pro brings a larger 1-inch type sensor to the Mavic line, while the Mavic 2 Zoom includes an optical zoom lens.

Google Pixel 3 leaks, comes with single camera and updated camera app

A Russian website has published a full hands-on review of a Google Pixel 3 pre-production unit.

A closer look at Nikon's new Z6 and future Z-mount lenses

The higher resolution Z7 might be getting most of the attention, but Nikon's new Z 6 also has a lot going for it. We're at the launch of the Z system in Tokyo, where we took a closer look at the Z6 and three forthcoming S-line lenses.

Nikon's three-year lens roadmap includes 58mm F0.95 Noct

Nikon has laid out its ambitious plans for the next three years of Z-mount lenses. The most eye-catching is a 58mm F0.95 'Noct' lens and, naturally, standard focal lengths such as an 85mm F1.8, 24-70mm F2.8 and 70-200mm F2.8 will be appearing in due course, as well.

Nikon's Z7 mirrorless camera has full-frame 45MP sensor, in-body image stabilization and hybrid AF

After years of speculation and a month of teasers, Nikon has lifted the curtain on its new Z-series full-frame mirrorless system. The flasgship Z 7 has a 45.7MP camera with built-in 5-axis image stabilization and a hybrid AF system with 493 phase-detect points.

Nikon Z6 is a lower resolution, less expensive Z7

The Nikon Z6 carries over many of the features from the Z7, from its body design and EVF to many of its video specs, but uses a lower resolution sensor with fewer PDAF points. Since it's $600 cheaper, it should be accessible to a larger number of photographers.

Nikon Z-mount launches with 24-70mm F4, 50mm F1.8 and 35mm F1.8 lenses

You can't launch a new camera system without lenses, and Nikon has three Nikkor Z-mount lenses available at and slightly after the launch of the Z 7 and Z 6. They include a 24-70 F4 S, 50mm F1.8 S and 35mm F1.8 S.

Hands-on with Nikon's three Z-series lenses

Nikon's new Z-mount marks a major departure for the company, which (barring the short-lived 1-Series) for almost 60 years has relied on the 1950s-era F-mount for its interchangeable lens cameras. In this article we go hands-on with the first three 'Z' lenses: the 24-70 F4, 35mm F1.8 and 50mm F1.8.

Using the Nikon Z7 vs. Nikon's DSLRs

Nikon tells us it put a lot of thought into creating a consistent user experience between its new mirrorless cameras and its F-mount DSLRs. In this short video, we take a look at what the company got right - and where we think it could do better.

Nikon Z7 pre-production sample gallery

The Nikon Z7 is here and we've had the chance to shoot with a pre-production model here in Seattle. Take a look at our first sample images.

Nikon Z7: what you need to know about Nikon's first mirrorless full-frame ILC

With Nikon's entry into the full-frame mirrorless game, there's an awful lot to take in: a new mount, new lenses, new features and more. Get caught up quick with everything you need to know about the new, high-resolution Nikon Z7 right here.

What's the Nikon Z like with adapted lenses?

The new Z-mount may be the big story for Nikon's new Z6 and Z7 cameras, but there's over 100 million F-mount Nikkor lenses floating around the world. Nikon's FTZ Adapter gives those old lenses a new lease on life, and we've had the chance to give it a go and see how it performs.

DPReview TV: Nikon Z7 hands-on first impressions

Join us behind the scenes for this special episode of DPReview TV as we go hands-on with the new Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera. After a couple days of intense shooting, we're ready to share our first impressions of this exciting new product.

Nikon FTZ adapter lets you use over 360 F-mount lenses on Z-series bodies

Nikon will offer an FTZ adapter, allowing full compatibility with over 90 AF-S lenses and functionality with many more Nikkor F lenses. The adapter will sell for $250 starting September 27th; when purchased with a Z7 or Z6 before the end of the year, Nikon will offer $100 discount.

Pricing and availability announced for 'compact' Nikon 500mm F5.6E

The previously-announced 500mm F5.6E uses a Phase Fresnel design for a lighter and smaller body, and will arrive in September for $3600.

Nikon offers optional Dot Sight accessory to aid telephoto photography

Nikon will sell an optional Dot Sight accessory to help telephoto photographers better track moving subjects.

August 22
Long Acre Farms in New York celebrates Kodak with giant camera corn maze design

A farm near Rochester, New York is celebrating Kodak's 130th anniversary with a unique tribute: a camera corn maze, complete with a flash and a strip of film.

Adobe updates Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC and Camera Raw

Adobe has updated Adobe Lightroom CC to version 1.5, Adobe Lightroom Classic CC to version 7.5 and Adobe Camera Raw to version 10.5. The updates bring along a collection of new features, squash a few bugs, and add support for three new cameras and eight new lenses.

Panasonic DC-LX100 II First Impressions Review

We got some hands-on time with a pre-production LX100 II to get a better feel for the improvements Panasonic's brought to the table. Here's a rundown of what's new – and what we think.

Much-anticipated Panasonic DC-LX100 II features 17MP multi-aspect sensor

Panasonic has released the sequel to the venerable LX100 enthusiast compact. The DC-LX100 II features a multi-aspect 17MP Four Thirds sensor (borrowed from the GX9,) a higher resolution touchscreen LCD, a new monochrome mode, Bluetooth and more.

What you need to know about Panasonic's LX100 Mark II

Panasonic's LX100 II enthusiast compact adds a higher resolution sensor, touchscreen LCD and Bluetooth to an already great camera. Find out the highlights (and a few lowlights) in this tour of the LX100 II.

Why I'm delighted to see an LX100 II

Technical Editor Richard Butler is a longtime fan of the original LX100, a camera that he feels strikes an ideal balance between size and control. Here's why he's so eager to get his hands on the LX100 II.

August 21
Rokinon AF 14mm F2.8 launches in September for Nikon F-mount

Previously available for Canon shooters, Rokinon's ultra-wide 14mm F2.8 with autofocus will be available this fall for Nikon.

The Insta360 Pro 2 is an 8K 3D 360-degree camera

Insta360 underlines its ambitions in the professional space by launching the Insta360 Pro 2, a six-lens 8K 3D professional VR camera.

Yongnuo releases 50mm F1.4 for Nikon F-mount

Three months after officially announcing the Canon equivalent, Yongnuo has released the YN 50mm F1.4N E II lens for Nikon F-mount cameras.

Leica M10-P adds a touchscreen and removes the red dot

Leica has introduced the M10-P, a higher-priced version of the M10 that is the first M-series camera to sport a touchscreen display. Leica has removed the famous red dot and added a quieter shutter in order to make the camera more 'stealthy'.

Leica M10-P sample gallery

We spent a few weekends with the M10's stealthier sibling, taking it for a spin around town from the neighborhood block party to balcony portrait sessions. Check out our initial samples.

August 20
Smartphone image sensors are low in supply

A rising number of multi-camera designs means that sensor suppliers are struggling to meet increased demand.

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 review

Panasonic's Lumix DC-GX9 is a 20MP rangefinder-style mirrorless camera that aims to do a bit of everything. It borrows features from both the GX8 and the smaller GX80 / GX85, but does it strike the right balance?

Huawei caught trying to pass off DSLR images as smartphone photos...again

Apparently, Huawei hasn't learned its lesson. Two years after passing off a DSLR image as a smartphone image, it's once again misleading consumers in a new, 30-second advertisement for its Novi 3 and 3i smartphones.

Nikon mirrorless system beta testers share first impressions in latest teaser

Nikon has posted teaser number five for its full-frame mirrorless system being announced in just three days. In this one, early users of the camera share their first impressions, and there's also a quick glimpse of an F-mount adapter.

August 19
DPReview TV: Looking back at the Panasonic G1 and ten years of mirrorless

It's not just the Seattle team celebrating ten years since the announcement of the first mirrorless system. Chris and Jordan have also been looking back at the camera that started it all: the Panasonic Lumix DMC G1.

August 18
Shooting live music with the Panasonic Lumix GX9

On a hot and hazy afternoon, DPR staffer Carey Rose took the Panasonic Lumix GX9 and Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F2.8 lens to a neighborhood music festival to gather some impressions of the autofocus system. Here's what he found.

Sony takes five at the 2018-19 EISA awards

The European Imaging and Sound Association has announced the winners of its 2018-19 awards, with Sony doing particularly well and coming away with five of the eighteen prizes.

August 17
Google One cloud storage plans launch publicly for customers in the US

When it was introduced earlier this year, Google's new cloud storage service wasn't available to new customers. Now, anyone in the US can sign up for a Google One plan, starting at $2/month for 100GB of storage.

DJI teases August 23 launch event, new drone in new video

DJI has launched a new video teasing its upcoming launch event. The August 23 date is more than a month later than the original July 18 event date given by DJI back in June.

A wildlife photographer's perspective on the Sony a9

A veteran wildlife photographer and typically a Nikon shooter, Aaron Baggenstos took the Sony a9 on a recent trip to the Alaskan Wilderness. Find out his impressions of the camera and see some of the incredible images he was able to capture.

August 16
The Lexar brand makes a return

Parent company Longsys has announced that Lexar will be back "in full production" and shipping globally this fall.

Hasselblad releases pricing for XV mount adapter

Owners of V-mount Hasselblad lenses will now be able to use their modern and historic glass on the front of the Hasselblad X1D. The XV adapter hinted at late last year has now been officially announced and will cost €199 / $249 / £179.

Magnum Photos partners with Scottish distillery to release limited-edition whisky

Scottish whisky producer Macallen has teamed up with photographic cooperative Magnum Photos to create a single malt whisky in collaboration with Steve McCurry, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power, Gueorgui Pinkhassov and Alec Soth.

App-based camera triggers: Alpine Labs Spark vs Miops Mobile Dongle

App-based remote triggers are a fun and effective way to unlock even more creative potential from your camera. Here's a closer look at two popular brands.

Wellcome international photography competition seeks health and medicine images

The photography competition seeks "pictures that show the importance of health in society and the impact health issues have on people and communities worldwide."

New Nikon teaser hints at 'Noct-Nikkor' lens for mirrorless

Nikon has posted another teaser video for its upcoming full-frame mirrorless system featuring some classic Nikkor lenses. Perhaps the most notable thing about the video is the lens that's shown first...

August 15
Kodak Alaris begins shipping Ektachrome film to select photographers for testing

Following the CES 2017 announcement of its revival, Kodak Alaris has started shipping test rolls of its new Ektachrome to photographers for beta testing.

Video: How Nikon tests its D850 DSLR against the elements

Take an inside look at the work that goes into testing Nikon cameras from drops, dust, water and debris. There were definitely cameras harmed in the making of this video.

Sony claims top spot in full-frame interchangeable lens camera market, launches 'Be Alpha' campaign

In a press release issued this morning, Sony announced it has sold more full-frame cameras than any other brand in the US over the past six months, measured both by units sold and by value.

Review: the GoPro Fusion is a different kind of action camera

Unlike most 360 cameras, the GoPro Fusion is designed to create both spherical and standard HD videos. If action/adventure is your game and your workflow is geared towards mobile and web, the Fusion may be the camera you’re looking for.

August 14
Yuneec Mantis Q 4K camera drone offers voice control and 33 minute flight time

Yuneec has introduced the Mantis Q, a consumer drone with an integrated 4K camera, electronic image stabilization and voice control.

3 Legged Thing launches the affordable Patti tripod

The new 3 Legged Thing Patti is a compact tripod that doesn't break the bank.

August 13
More detail on Samsung Galaxy S10 triple camera setup revealed

The triple-camera in Samsung's 2019 Galaxy S10 smartphone is expected to use three sensors with varying pixel counts.

Net SE, parent company for Meyer Optik, others files for bankruptcy

Net SE, the parent company behind the likes of Oprema Jena, Meyer Optik Görlitz, Emil Busch, C.P. Goerz, Ihagee and A. Schacht products has filed for bankruptcy and removed itself from the German stock exchange.

Canon 70-200mm F4L IS II sample gallery

Canon's latest 70-200mm F4L comes with a five stops of image stabilization, a new coat of paint and impressive sharpness. We've been shooting with our copy for several weeks now - see how it stacks up in our sample gallery.

August 12
DPReview TV: understanding 4K and 6K Photo modes on your camera

Special 4K and 6K Photo modes may be one of the most under-appreciated features on recent cameras. In this week's episode, Chris and Jordan take a closer look at these modes and explain why – and when – you'll be glad to have them on your camera.

August 11
Micro Four Thirds: 10 years on from the birth of mirrorless

Ten years ago this month Panasonic and Olympus announced a new concept called Micro Four Thirds. We're now on the brink of full-frame mirrorless from at least one major player, so perhaps it's a good time to take a look back at where it all started – and how far we've come.

Video: 5 DIY photography storage 'hacks'

Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography breaks down five 'hacks' for organizing your camera equipment.

August 10
California wildfire devastation revealed in series of aerial images

The City of Redding has published a series of aerial images showing the devastation caused by the ongoing Carr Fire in Shasta County, California.

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art for Sony E-mount sample gallery

Sigma full-frame Art lenses are finally available in Sony E-mount. Here's how the 85mm F1.4 Art looks on an a7R III and a7 III.

Sigma 14mm F1.8, 135mm F1.8, and 70mm F2.8 macro Art lenses for Sony E-Mount now shipping

Sigma is now shipping the FE versions of its 14mm F1.8 DG HSM, 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO, and 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lenses that were announced in February.

August 9
Five things to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9's camera

We got some quick hands-on time with Samsung's newest, biggest Galaxy smartphone at the company's launch event. Here are the most noteworthy camera features we uncovered.

Leica releases Elpro 52 close-up lens adapter

Leica has released the Elpro 52, a close-up lens adapter that works 3with more than 20 Leica M and TL lenses.

Nikon's 3rd teaser video showcases the 'Body' of its upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera

Nikon has released yet another teaser video for its full-frame mirrorless camera set to be announced August 23rd.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes with dual-aperture 12MP dual-cam

At a high-profile launch event in New York, Samsung took the wraps off its next Note device. The Galaxy Note 9 borrows the S9+'s 12MP dual-aperture dual-cam, with OIS in both cameras and an emphasis on AI-enhanced shooting modes.

Hands-on with the Pentax HD FA* 50mm F1.4 (for real this time)

One of the most keenly-awaited lenses for a while, the new Pentax D FA* 50mm F1.4 is finally here, and we've been using it for a few days. In this article, we're updating our initial impressions on the basis of our recent shooting with the K-1 II.

August 8
AirSelfie2 pocket-sized camera drone launches with slight improvements

AirSelfie2 boasts longer flight times, a higher resolution camera and more built-in memory than its predecessor.

Samsung starts mass producing high-performance 4TB QLC SSDs for consumers

In 2016, Samsung launched a prohibitively expensive 4TB SSD. This week it revealed that it has started mass producing a less expensive variant.

Epson FastFoto FF-680W, world's fastest personal photo scanner, now available

At max speed, the Epson FastFoto FF-680W can scan a photo every second at 300dpi.

August 7
Cactus launches bare bulb wireless monolight on Kickstarter

Lighting manufacturer Cactus has officially launched its RQ250 bare bulb wireless TTL flash unit on the Kickstarter crowd funding website, and says it will be ready for delivery in October.

Lensbaby Sol 45 impressions and sample gallery

Lensbaby's Sol 45 fixed-aperture selective focus lens is aimed squarely at photographers new to the manual, in-camera creative effects possible with Lensbaby's lineup. We took it out for a spin.

August 6
Android 'Pie' adds multiple camera stream access for developers, HEIF support

Android 9, also known as 'Pie,' will add support for the HEIF image format and will allow third-party app developers to access multiple camera streams simultaneously.

Pigs don't fly, but bears do with DJI's latest Spark drone

DJI has partnered with messaging app Line to launch a special-edition version of its Spark drone that's made to look like an adorable little character affectionately referred to as Brown the bear.

You probably don't know what ISO means – and that's a problem

We all know what ISO means, or do we? The truth is that ISO probably doesn’t mean what you think it does, and it might be holding you back from getting the most out of your camera.

Tamron introduces affordable 17-35mm F2.8-4 full-frame lens for Canon and Nikon

Tamron has introduced the 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di OSD zoom lens for full-frame Canon and Nikon bodies. This compact lens is weather-sealed, features a minimum focus distance of 28cm (11") and uses an 'Optimized Silent Drive' AF motor.

August 5
DPReview TV: the Laowa 24mm F14 Probe may look strange, but it sure is fun

This week we take a look at one of the most unusual optics we've seen for quite a while. The Laowa 24mm F14 Macro Probe lens may look like something out of a science fiction movie, but as Chris and Jordan discover, it opens the door to some pretty cool photo opportunities.

August 4
Desert Oddity: Shooting Under Rare Conditions in Namibia

Wildlife and landscape photographer Erez Marom has been to Namibia several times, but nothing could prepare him for the conditions he witnessed on his most recent visit.

August 3
The Canon Zoemini is a small and lightweight portable photo printer

Like most printers of this type, the Zoemini uses ZINK printing technology, where the ink is stored in water- and tear-resistant 2” x 3” photo paper.

Motorola launches Moto Z3 with optional 5G module

A 5G module for the Z3 will be available next year, allowing you to send and receive data at next-generation speeds.

GoPro Q2 2018 results show improvement: new products promised for late 2018

GoPro has revealed its Q2 2018 financial results, boasting a massive 40% quarter-over-quarter revenue increase to $283 million and net loss of $32 million, which the company says is a 51% sequential improvement.

August 2
Moment Pro adds HDR+ with support for Pixel 2's Visual Core hardware

Moment has released an update for its Moment Pro camera app that gives Pixel 2 smartphone owners access to the same HDR+ shooting mode available in the Google Camera app.

Venus Optics launches 'weird but revolutionary' macro probe lens

Venus Optics has announced a new probe-shaped macro lens that captures 2x life size images down a 40cm / 15.7in barrel. The Laowa 24mm f/14 Macro Probe lens is designed to produce extreme macro on full frame bodies, and to reach subjects that are hard to approach.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 takes aim at the iPad Pro

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is a powerful tablet computer, offering high-end specs, Samsung DeX support and an optional keyboard cover. Could it unseat the iPad Pro as a productivity device?

Steadify wearable camera stabilizer features a hip-mounted monopod

Steadify is an innovative monopod that enables you to keep your camera steady using a wearable hip-based stabilizer rather than a conventional tripod.

Latest Nikon mirrorless teaser gives a closer look at body and lens mount

Nikon has published a 30 second teaser video about its upcoming mirrorless system, which will be announced on August 23rd. The video focuses on the new mount and also gives us a first look at the DSLR-style design of the body.

August 1
OKO is an immersive viewfinder for your smartphone camera

The OKO resembles a VR-headset but is designed for more immersive and stable shooting with you smartphone camera.

Think Tank Photo and MindShift Gear merge into a single company

Formally sister companies, Think Tank Photo and MindShift Gear have merged into a single corporation.

Hasselblad X1D-50c Review: Take the studio wherever you go

The Hasselblad X1D-50c is a mirrorless medium format camera from one of the most famous camera brands of the 20th century. Following a series of feature-enhancing firmware updates we've been able to complete our review.