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September 2018 news and reviews

September 30
Photokina 2018: Hands-on with Tokina's Opera 50mm F1.4 premium full-frame lens

The Opera designation is reserved for Tokina's most premium lenses, built for high resolution full-frame DSLRs. The 50mm F1.4 is the first in this lineup to come into production – take a closer look.

Google Images adds creator and credit metadata to photos

Google has started adding copyright information in image search results, and will work to improve guidelines for photographers on including relevant metadata with their images.

September 29
Photokina 2018: hands-on with eight stylish new bags

We saw new gear from Lowepro, Think Tank, Peak Design, ONA, Tamrac and more. Perhaps it's about time you upgraded your pack?

Phottix launches new multi-brand Odin Z OS, and a pair of Juno hotshoe flash units

Phottix has launched a new operating system for its portable flash systems that it says automatically switches between different manufacturer’s TTL systems as it detects their presence from an on-camera flash unit or on-camera transmitter. We went hands-on at Photokina.

September 28
Sigma confirms that its current lenses are fully operational on the Nikon Z7 with FTZ adapter

Sigma has issued a statement confirming that its current lenses operate without any issues when mounted on the Nikon Z7 via FTZ adapter.

The LG V40 ThinQ will be the first smartphone to offer super-wide-angle and tele cameras

LG has "pre-announced" its new flagship smartphone V40 ThinQ and confirmed a triple camera array featuring super-wide, standard wide and telephoto lenses.

Gitzo announces Gitzo Mini Traveler tripod with patent-pending 'Pull & Fix' technology

Gitzo has shared the details of its upcoming compact tripod, the Gitzo Mini Traveler. The pocket-sized tripod features Gitzo's patent-pending 'Pull & Fix' leg angle selector and is capable of holding up to 3kg/6.6lbs on its aluminum tripod head.

Nikon Z7 added to studio comparison scene

The Nikon Z7 has a sensor that's closely related to the one in the company's D850 DSLR. Take a look at how it performs next to the competition in our studio test scene.

Photokina 2018: Hands-on with new Voigtländer M and E-mount prime lenses

Voigtländer is one of the oldest names in photography. These days licensed by Japanese lensmaker Cosina, the Voigtländer brand is still going strong. We're at Photokina, where we got our hands on the company's newest lenses.

September 27
Kodak Ektachrome film products now shipping globally to distributors and dealers

Kodak Alaris is now shipping its new Ektachrome film products to global stock house dealers and distributors, the company announced on Tuesday.

iPhone XS Max teardown reveals new sensor with more focus pixels

The new iPhones' wide-angle image sensor comes with more autofocus points than previous versions.

Capture One Fujifilm editions to support GFX and X series cameras for free

Phase One’s Capture One image editing and archiving software package will finally support Raw files created by Fujifilm cameras, including the GFX bodies, via a free bundled deal with the cameras.

Zeiss expands Batis lens range with 40mm F2 Close Focus

Zeiss has announced the Batis 40mm F2 CF, bridging the sizable gap between their 25mm F2 and 85mm F1.8 offerings. As with other Batis offerings, the 40mm F2 has autofocus and is compatible with full-frame Sony E-mount cameras.

Zeiss announces ZX1 full-frame compact with fixed 35mm F2 lens

The ZX1 is Zeiss' first ever digital camera, featuring a 37.4MP full-frame sensor and a fixed, 35mm F2 Zeiss Distagon lens. In a first for any camera, Zeiss has teamed up with Adobe to offer Lightroom CC functionality in the camera itself, utilizing its large 4.3" touchscreen.

ONA and Japan Camera Hunter team up to release camera bag for film photographers

Camera bag manufacturer and Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter have teamed up to design a messenger-style camera bag specifically for film photographers.

Photokina 2018: Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix S1R

One of the most interesting announcements at this year's Photokina show in Germany was the Panasonic / Leica / Sigma L-mount partnership. Earlier today we were lucky enough to get access to a prototype Panasonic S1R. Click through for a closer look.

Fujifilm GFX 50R pre-production sample gallery

The rangefinder-styled Fujifilm GFX 50R has arrived, and we've taken our pre-production model to the mountains and back to see just what it can do.

Venus Optics shows eight new Laowa models, including the widest Fujifilm GFX lens

A dramatic flurry of lenses has emerged from independent manufacturer Laowa at Photokina as the company shows a total of eight new models in a wide range of mounts.

September 26
Manfrotto launches '50% more rigid' carbon fiber twin-leg tripods for video

Accessory manufacturer Manfrotto has launched a pair of carbon fiber tripods for videographers that it claims are 50% more rigid than their aluminum counterparts.

Blackrapid develops strap designed for women photographers

The Nicole Elliot by Blackrapid uses a wide pad to hug the shoulder and take pressure away from the neck, distributing weight more evenly.

Photokina 2018: Zenit and Leica collaborate on new 'M'

Leica is clearly in the mood for partnerships: A day after the company announced it was teaming up with Panasonic and Sigma on the L mount, Zenit took the wraps off the 'M', a Zenit-designed, Leica manufactured rangefinder. Click through to learn more.

Photokina 2018: Hands-on with Tamron's 2nd-gen 15-30mm F2.8  lens

Tamron's 2nd-generation full-frame wide-angle zoom features new coatings, faster AF speeds and improved vibration control. We got some hands on time with it, here's what we thought.

What you need to know about the Fujifilm GFX 50R

Much of the Fujifilm GFX 50R is very familiar, but its smaller size and redesigned controls serve to make the 50R handle very differently from its elder sibling. Here's a detailed look at what's different – and what isn't.

Photokina 2018: Hands-on with Sigma's new Global Vision lenses

Sigma took the wraps off five new lenses at Photokina this year, and we were there to see (and handle) them for ourselves. Click through for more information, and some early first impressions.

Photokina 2018: First look at new Ricoh GR III

Ricoh has announced the development of a third model in its popular GR lineup: The forthcoming GR III will feature an updated sensor and redesigned lens. We're at Photokina, where we took a quick look earlier at an early sample, behind glass.

Roundup: essential news from Photokina 2018

Day one of Photokina 2018 was a busy old day for news: it's not often you get promised three full-frame cameras by different brands and still have a debate about whether they're the most interesting announcements. We've condensed the day's news down into an easy-to-swallow digest.

September 25
Sony to release 12 more E-mount lenses soon, focus on speed and AI

At Sony's press conference at Photokina the company announced that 12 more E-mount lenses will be arriving over the next two years. In addition, the company is working to utilize artificial intelligence in its technologies, with one application being Eye AF trained to detect animal eyes.

Sigma to take Foveon full frame and adopt L mount

Sigma has said it will create a full-frame Foveon camera and will adopt the Leica L mount for its system. It will be able to adapt or convert SA mount lenses to the L mount, for existing users.

Hasselblad announces three XCD lenses, including its fastest lens ever

Hasselblad is expanding their X System with their announcement of three new lenses: the XCD 80mm F1.9, XCD 65mm F2.8 and XCD 135mm F2.8, along with a teleconverter. The 80mm F1.9 is the fastest in the system. Get all the details and check out Hasselblad's official sample images here.

Sigma announces 70-200mm F2.8 Sport, 28mm F1.4 Art, 40mm F1.4 Art and 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 Sport

Sigma has announced an updated 70-200mm F2.8 Sport, alongside 28mm F1.4 Art, 40mm F1.4 Art and 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 Sport lenses for several full frame lens mounts, including Canon, Nikon and, in the case of the Art lenses, Sony E.

Sigma unveils 56mm F1.4 DC DN lens for Sony E and Micro Four Thirds

Sigma has announced the 56mm F1.4 DC DN lens for Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mounts. The compact 56mm lens becomes the sixth DN lens for mirrorless cameras and will make a handy portrait lens on both systems.

ON1 Photo RAW 2019 due out in November with revamped UI, improved Lightroom migration

ON1 has announced the impending launch of ON1 Photo RAW 2019. The new version, due out in November, brings a handful of new tools and features in a revamped interface.

Fujifilm developing 100MP medium format with phase detection and IBIS

Fujifilm has said it is developing a 100MP GFX medium format camera that will include both phase detection autofocus and in-body image stabilization. The 4K-capable camera will sell for around $10,000.

Leica S3 with 64 megapixel medium-format sensor announced

Leica has announced the S3 medium-format camera – an S2 successor with a 64MP sensor capable of 4K video.

Fujifilm GFX 50R First Impressions Review

The GFX 50R is a 50MP rangefinder-style mirrorless camera. It borrows heavily from the existing 50S model but in a smaller body and at a lower price. How does it differ?

Fujifilm introduces rangefinder-style GFX 50R medium-format camera

Fujifilm has announced its GFX 50R, a rangefinder-styled version of the company's GFX 50S medium-format camera. The 'guts' of the two cameras are the same, with the difference being the design, weight and Bluetooth, all at a considerably lower price.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm GFX 50R first look

In this episode of DPReview TV, we get our hands on Fujifilm's GFX 50R which hides a medium-format sensor in a new, more compact body. Watch to get Chris and Jordan's first impressions on image quality, video and more.

Three new lenses added to Fujifilm's G-mount roadmap

Fujifilm is adding a trio of new medium-format lenses to its G-mount roadmap. GFX owners will soon be able to get their hands on 100-200mm F5.6, 45-100mm F4 and compact 50mm F3.5 lenses. Pricing and availability have not been announced.

Panasonic is developing a 10-25mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds

Micro Four Thirds users will soon get a super fast, constant aperture wide angle zoom.

Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far

Panasonic has announced it is developing two full frame mirrorless cameras: the 47MP S1R and the 24MP S1. We've been shown fairly advanced-looking but non-functional prototype cameras, and have been able to squeeze a few details from Panasonic.

Panasonic developing two full-frame mirrorless cameras with Leica L-mount

Panasonic is developing a pair of full-frame mirrorless cameras that use Leica's L-mount. The S1R will feature a 47MP sensor, while the S1 will be 24MP. Both cameras will support Dual IS shake reduction 4K/60p video capture and will have XQD and SD card slots.

Leica, Panasonic and Sigma will work together, announce L-mount alliance

Leica, Panasonic and Sigma are teaming up. Expect L-mount cameras from Panasonic as well as L-mount glass from Sigma.

Ricoh announces development of long-awaited GR III

Ricoh has announced the development of the GR III enthusiast compact, due to ship in early 2019. The camera gains sensor-shift image stabilization and an updated 24MP sensor with phase-detection. The 28mm equivalent F2.8 lens has also been redesigned and a touchscreen added.

September 24
'I'm Back' digital back for analog SLRs is now in production

The 'I'm Back' is now available for a range of old film-SLRs, such as Nikon's F-Series, the Olympus OM10 or the Canon AE-1.

IRIX announces 150mm F2.8 Macro 1:1 lens with near-zero distortion

IRIX has announced its latest lens, the 150mm F2.8 Macro 1:1. IRIX claims the lens features 'close to zero' distortion and stands out with its 150mm telephoto focal length.

Canon RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM sample gallery

The RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM is one of four lenses to launch with Canon's new full-frame mirrorless system, and it boasts the longest reach of the range. Take a look at some of the samples we've gathered thus far as our EOS R testing continues.

September 23
From F to Z: we tour Nikon's Sendai factory

Nikon's Sendai factory in the Tōhoku region North of Japan has been churning out cameras and lenses since 1971. We had the opportunity recently to visit Sendai during events to mark the launch of Nikon's new Z mount.

September 22
Nikon Coolpix P1000 sample gallery

There's no mistaking the Nikon Coolpix P1000 – with a 24-3000mm equivalent zoom, it really is in a class of its own. It's a conspicuous-looking superzoom with one main job: getting you really close to far away subjects. We've put together a gallery showing the kind of results you can expect from it.

Instagram leak claims post re-sharing feature is in testing

A new report from The Verge claims Instagram is currently testing a feature that allows users to re-share posts to their own account feeds.

September 21
GoPro launches new HERO7 Black, Silver, and White models with HyperSmooth stabilization

GoPro has announced its HERO7 camera lineup. The updated action cameras feature new HyperSmooth and TimeWarp modes, as well as improved video and photo specs.

Samsung launches Galaxy A7 triple-camera mid-range smartphone

The latest Samsung midrange smartphone offers a super-wide-angle lens in its triple-camera setup.

Hands-on with the Sony 24mm F1.4 G Master

The Sony 24mm F1.4 is the latest lens to join the company's premium G Master lineup. We've been shooting with one for a couple of days - here's what you need to know.

Some iPhone X users report major display color and contrast changes in iOS 12

Apple released iOS 12 a few days ago and some iPhone X users are less than happy with how the new operating system has made their phones look.

Lowepro updates ProTactic system with modular exterior attachments

Camera bag manufacturer Lowepro has introduced mark II backpacks for its ProTactic AW range with models that are said to feature an improved handling experience as well as a collection of accessories that can be attached to the outside.

September 20
Canon PowerShot SX70 offers 65X zoom lens, 4K video and CR3 Raw support

Canon has announced its latest superzoom camera, the PowerShot SX70 HS. Compared to the SX60 that came before it, the SX70 has the same lens but offers a higher resolution EVF, 4K video capture and support for Canon's new CR3 Raw format.

Cosina announces Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 lens for Sony E-mount systems

Cosina has announced its eighth lens designed specifically for Sony's E-mount system. The Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 lens is due out October 2018.

Sony announces lightweight FE 24mm F1.4 G Master prime

Sony has taken the wraps off of its new 24mm F1.4 GM full-frame lens, which the company claims is the lightest in its class. Despite its fast aperture, the 24mm F1.4 is remarkably light, weighing just 445 grams (15.7 ounces). The lens will set you back $1400 when it ships next month.

DPReview TV: Sony 24mm F1.4 GM

In this episode of DPReview TV we take a look at Sony's brand new 24mm F1.4 GM lens, a desirable focal length for many photographers. How does it perform? Chris and Jordan give us their first impressions.

Sony 24mm F1.4 GM sample gallery

We've had a little time to shoot with Sony's new wide/fast prime, both close to home and on the water in San Francisco. Check out our initial sample images.

Fujifilm X-T3 firmware update fixes distortion, memory card lock issues

Fujifilm released a firmware upgrade for its X-T3 mirrorless camera that addresses issues with distortion compensation and the mechanical lock on SD cards.

September 19
Polarr Deep Crop app crops your images like a pro

The app's algorithms have been trained using using 200 million cropping data points from real photographers.

Loupedeck is now compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Thanks to a software update, the Loupedeck+ editing console can now be used for video editing.

First lens adapters for Nikon Z already appearing

British photographic engineer MTF Services is claiming the world’s first third-party lens adapters for the new Nikon Z system with a collection of four units designed to allow cinema lenses to be mounted on the mirrorless full frame bodies.

Think Tank updates its Hydrophobia rain covers, introduces new compact 'Emergency' line

Think Tank Photo has updated its line of heavy-duty rain covers and introduced a new, compact version for emergency situations.

Fujifilm X-T3 added to studio test scene comparison

The X-T3 is our first opportunity to analyze what's likely to be Fujifilm's next generation image sensor. Take a look at how it performs next to the competition in our studio test scene.

Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM sample gallery

Canon's new normal is seriously sharp wide open. After shooting with it for a few days, we've prepared a gallery of real-world sample images.

September 18
Nikon stops all activity in Brazil after ending sales in 2017

Nikon will cease offering Brazil-based customer service and technical support, though the company stresses that it will still offer technical assistance and warranty repairs for valid warranties.

CatLABS of JP ceases efforts to keep Packfilm alive after two years of trying

Two years ago, CatLABS of JP announced a plan to save Packfilm from the dead. Now, it's announced it's giving up its efforts to better focus its resources elsewhere.

Nikon Z7 gallery updated with full-production samples

We've got our hands on a full-production Nikon Z7 camera and have updated our gallery with additional samples.

September 17
Chroma Chrono is a programmable RGB camera flash for colorful long exposures

A new Kickstarter campaign seeks funding for Chroma Chrono, a programmable RGB camera flash that emits multiple colors during long exposures.

Think Tank Photo launches dual-access, water-resistant Lens Case Duo lineup

Think Tank Photo has launched a new lineup of six dual-access, water-resistant protective lens cases it calls Lens Case Duo.

Canikon full-frame mirrorless: What we expected, what we got and where we go from here

Canon and Nikon finally entered the full-frame mirrorless market this summer with the brand-new RF and Z mounts. Now that we've had some time with the cameras, we wanted to revisit our earlier predictions and take stock.

September 16
iPhone XS, XS Max and XR cameras: what you need to know

The devices' camera specs look pretty much identical to last year's iPhone X but under the hood a number of important improvements have been made.

September 15
Blackmagic Design announces new Blackmagic RAW codec for video

Blackmagic Design has announced the public beta of its new Blackmagic RAW video codec. The company says the new format combines the benefits of shooting Raw video with the ease of use and smaller file sizes usually associated with non-Raw video files.

Affinity Photo for iPad gets major update, 30% off discount

Serif, the company behind the Affinity suite, has announced the latest update for its mobile Photoshop competitor Affinity Photo for iPad.

September 14
Atomos Ninja V shipping at the end of the month, with new AtomX expansion modules

The Atomos Ninja V external video recorder and monitor will be ready to ship at the end of this month. The 5.2in Ninja V is designed to provide a smaller option, while still offering many of the features of the larger 7-inch models.

What does the EOS R tell us about Canon and the RF mount's future?

Having shot with the camera, spoken to Canon and read the tea leaves, here's what DPR Technical Editor Richard Butler thinks the EOS R tells us about Canon and the RF's mount's future.

Profoto launches compact 250Ws B10 studio flash

After last week's teaser, lighting manufacturer Profoto has announced its 'small big' new product. The B10 is designed to be used as studio flash head but in a very small body, and has a powerful continuous light source for videographers as well.

Konseen launches Photo Studio, a portable light box tent for portraits

Konseen has launched Photo Studio, a new light box tent large enough to photograph people, as well as objects.

September 13
Seagate 14TB IronWolf and IronWolf Pro NAS HDDs are made for creative pros

Seagate has introduced new high-capacity hard drives for Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices: the 14TB IronWolf and 14TB IronWolf Pro HDDs.

Moment launches Battery Photo case for iPhone X and XS

The case was first announced earlier this year as a Kickstarter campaign and comes with a range of features aimed at iPhone photographers.

Manfrotto adds new two-in-one tripod to its Befree lineup

Manfrotto has introduced a new two-in-one tripod to its Befree lineup. Called the Befree 2N1, this new addition is both a tripod and monopod in one and is available with both of Manfrotto's locking mechanisms.

Review: Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L, a solid but pricey pack

The Everyday Sling might just be the perfect pack for not carrying too much gear, combining comfort with Peak Design's signature modern style.

September 12
Skylum software launches Aurora HDR 2019

This new high dynamic range editing software comes with an AI-powered Quantum HDR Engine for improved photo merging.

Apple introduces iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR with better Portrait Mode and Smart HDR

Apple has unveiled the next generation of its iPhone X in the form of three variants: the 5.8" iPhone XS and 6.5" iPhone XS Max with OLED screens, and the 6.1" iPhone XR with an LCD and single rear camera.

CamRanger Mini is half the size, two thirds of the price and has over twice the range

Ahead of the launch of the CamRanger II the company has announced a mini version of its wireless remote control system that it says has a longer range than the original in a body half the size.

Sigma adds three new lenses to cinema range and promises LPL mount compatibility

Lens manufacturer Sigma has announced a trio of fast cinema lenses for full-frame camera systems, that it says will also be available in the future in the LPL mount for Arri’s large format camera system.

LumaPod is an ultra-compact tripod that uses tension to keep your shots steady

LumaPod is a a new tripod being funded on Kickstarter that takes just four seconds to set up and uses patented tension technology to keep your shots steady in a compact design.

September 11
X-Rite launches the ColorChecker Video XL

X-Rite ColorChecker Video XL is an oversized color target for wide-angle, long distance, and aerial shooting.

ExperimentalOptics launches Kickstarter for 35mm F2.7 pancake lens

ExperimentalOptics has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its second lens design, a 35mm F2.7 lens it claims is the world's 'smallest fastest pancake lens.'

Hands-on with new Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 and XF 8-16mm F2.8

The new XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR and XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR are aimed at enthusiasts and professionals, and add considerable versatility to Fujifilm's growing XF lens lineup. We've been taking a look.

September 10
Getty family strikes deal for majority stake in Getty Images

The Getty family is working to regain control of stock photo agency Getty Images, according to multiple reports published late last week.

Cosyspeed launches Phoneslinger line of smartphone "camera" bags

The Phoneslinger line, a modular bag system for mobile photographers, has been launched on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform.

CamRanger 2 set for 2019 launch with improved range, Sony and Fujifilm support

CamRanger has announced the impending arrival of its CamRanger 2 wireless tethering and trigger system, complete with redesigned apps, updated wireless features, and support for select Sony and Fujifilm systems.

September 9
Finalists in Taylor Wessing portrait prize announced

London’s National Portrait Gallery has released the shortlist for its annual Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, ahead of the winner being announced in October.

Profoto teases something big that's small

Lighting manufacturer Profoto is teasing users with a video clip that includes frames of a new light it will announce later this month. The launch as billed as ‘something big’ for ‘something small’.

September 8
Shooting with Nikon's new 500mm F5.6E PF in Kamchatka

Amid all the excitement surrounding the launch of the Nikon Z-series recently, you could be forgiven for missing the official unveiling of Nikon's new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR. In this article, wildlife photographer Roie Galitz shares his impressions.

Nokia allegedly working on 5-camera smartphone

A leaked image appears to show a Nokia mobile device with five cameras, arranged in a circular shape.

September 7
Pixelmator Pro update adds Light Leak effect and more

Version 1.1.4 of Pixelmator Pro brings new effects, a new AI-powered Auto Selective Color adjustment tool and more.

Canon EOS R sample gallery updated with Raw conversions

Our Canon EOS R sample gallery has been updated with fresh images – including more portraits – and Raw conversions.

Flickr announces major update to Galleries section

The new Flickr galleries come with a redesigned user interface and a number of new tools to "facilitate your creativity."

September 6
Canon Speedlite EL-100 external flash is compact yet powerful

Buried among the EOS R and new lenses, Canon also introduced its Speedlite EL-100, a lightweight flash which has a powerful range of 26m and the ability to serve as an optical transmitter or slave. It can also tilt and rotate, and weighs just 190 grams.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T3 vs Panasonic GH5 video comparison

Now that the Fujifilm X-T3 has launched, DPReview TV's Jordan Drake puts it up against the venerable Panasonic GH5 to see how their video features and quality compare.

Fujifilm X-T3: what you need to know

The X-T3 is Fujifilm's newest X-series camera, and potentially represents the largest jump in features and performance that we've seen in a new Fujifilm camera in quite some time. We take a look at its headline features including a new sensor, new processor, new AF system, and some seriously impressive video capabilities.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T3 hands-on first impressions

Join Chris and Jordan for a first look at Fujifilm's powerful new X-T3, which offers greatly improved autofocus, 10-bit internal 4K recording and several other refinements compared to the popular X-T2.

Fujifilm X-T3 makes waves with a 26MP X-Trans sensor and 4K/60p video

Fujifilm isn't being conservative with its new X-T3 enthusiast mirrorless camera. The company is swinging for the fences, with the camera offering a 26MP BSI X-Trans CMOS sensor and 4K/60p video capture, along with the appealing design and analog controls of the X-T2.

Sample gallery: Fujifilm X-T3

We've been shooting around with Fujifilm's newest APS-C camera for some time now. In short, this 26MP camera has a lot to offer for both stills and video shooters. Take a look at its stills capabilities for yourself.

September 5
The Canon EOS R isn't a mirrorless 5D IV, but it's a start

With the dust only just settling after the recent launch of Nikon's Z7, what should you take away from Canon's new full-frame mirrorless ILC? Read on for some initial thoughts, and a closer look at the EOS R's key features.

Report: Multi-camera smartphone segment growing at record pace

Despite the associated higher cost, by end of the year 60% of all smartphones sold are expected to feature a multi-camera module.

DPReview TV: First thoughts on the Canon R

Hours after the official launch of the Canon EOS R, Chris and Rishi sat down to chat about the camera and their initial impressions of the system so far.

Canon EOS R: first sample images posted

We'll have plenty of opportunities to get to know the camera much better in the short and long term, but for now we've published our very first images with Canon's new EOS R.

Canon 400mm F2.8L IS III and 600mm F4L IS III are lighter than predecessors

Amid its full-frame mirrorless announcements, Canon has also made room for some L-series lens updates, with new 400mm F2.8L and 600mm F4L super-tele primes.

New 32mm F1.4 STM joins Canon's EF-M lens collection

Alongside the new RF system, Canon announced the EF-M 32mm F1.4 STM, which offers an equivalent focal length of just over 50mm when attached to an M-series mirrorless body.

Three EF-to-RF adapters available for EOS R

Canon will offer a trio of EF-to-RF adapters – there's a basic adapter, another with a customizable control wheel and a third with support for drop-in filters. The adapters are compatible with both EF and EF-S lenses.

Four RF-mount lenses kick off Canon's new full-frame mirrorless system

With the launch of the RF mount, four lenses have debuted alongside the consumer-grade EOS R, providing a tantalizing glimpse into Canon's future ambitions.

Canon full-frame mirrorless system debuts with announcement of EOS R

Just two weeks after Nikon introduced its Z-system, Canon has joined the full-frame mirrorless club with its new RF-mount system, with the first camera being the EOS R. This DSLR-shaped camera has a 30MP sensor, Dual Pixel AF, 4K/30p video capture and a customizable touchpad.

September 4
CIPA: Sizable drop in camera shipments for July

CIPA's latest figures show a slow summer for camera shipments, which looks especially bad when compared to the industry's stronger performance in July of 2017.

Red releases Hydrogen One product photos, confirms release date

The Red Hydrogen One has been delayed several times but the company has at last committed to a release date: November 2nd.

ZTE launches Axon 9 Pro with super-wide-angle dual-cam setup

With its super-wide-angle camera the Axon 9 Pro looks like a viable alternative to LG's G7 THinQ and V30/V35 – currently the only high-end phones with a similar camera concept.

Olloclip announces Multi-Device Clip for smartphone lenses

Olloclip's Multi-Device Clip is designed to work with the company's Connect X line of interchangeable lenses and works with most smartphones.

First impressions: DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom

DJI's Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom drones address two of the most frequent requests from users of the original Mavic Pro: a larger sensor and a zoom lens. We had a chance to go hands on with both models just before launch and share our first impressions.

Leica M10-P real-world samples gallery updated

The new Leica M10-P updates the M10 with the addition of a touchscreen, electronic level and a quieter shutter. We took the M10-P out for a weekend on the coast, and we've updated our previously-published gallery of sample images.

September 3
Hands-on with the new Leica M10-P

'Go unannounced' is the tagline that Leica is using for the new M10-P, which has been introduced alongside the standard M10. We've had a little time with the new camera – take a look at what's new (and what's not).

September 2
Review: Grip Gear Movie Maker 2

The Movie Maker is a compact, motorized slider designed for phones, action cams and small mirrorless cameras. We think it's a fun little kit and a good value proposition for the cost, provided you can work around a few of its weak points.

September 1
LensRentals tears down Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 Mark III and Mark II

Never ones to take a press release at face value, Roger Cicala and the team at LensRentals opened up Canon's new EF 70-200mm F2.8 III and compared it to the Mark II, to see whether Canon made any hidden changes.