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Apr 30, 2019 at 17:41
As drones become a part of daily operations for enterprises and governments, the need for efficient training has never been greater. To address this demand, DJI partners with RMUS to expand its UTC training program to North America.
Apr 30, 2019 at 15:48
A new Apple support page confirms Apple Aperture will cease to work for users who are still using it and hope to upgrade to the latest version of macOS due out in September 2019.
Apr 30, 2019 at 13:44
The US Court of Appeal has reversed a controversial decision that allowed a company promoting a film festival to use a copyrighted photograph on its website without having to pay the photographer that took it.
mobileApr 29, 2019 at 19:25
Samsung's patent could effectively eliminate the need for front-facing cameras.
Apr 29, 2019 at 18:58
To celebrate its 29th anniversary, the Hubble Space Telescope revisits an old friend, the Southern Crab Nebula.
Apr 29, 2019 at 13:25
Luminar 3.1.0, a free update for Skylum's Luminar 3 photo editing software, comes with four new critical updates including a more 'human-aware' Accent AI 2.0 feature.
mobileApr 29, 2019 at 13:09
ZTE's latest high-end device is the first smartphone capable of recording 8K video footage.
We've been shooting with Nikon's compact ultra-wide zoom, the 14-30mm F4. It's one of the first few native lenses available for Nikon's full-frame mirrorless system, and as a bonus supports screw-in filters – a rarity for this kind of lens.
Apr 28, 2019 at 13:00
It all boils down to one question: which is more important to you: the experience of photography or the certainty of getting the shot?
CP+ 2019: Tamron interview - 'the full-frame market is expanding, so we’re looking at that market first'
Apr 28, 2019 at 13:00
We talk to senior executives from Tamron about what 'SP' really means, why APS-C isn't the future, and what comes next for full-frame mirrorless.
Apr 27, 2019 at 17:09
The seasonal sales event includes instant rebates for Coolpix, DSLR and mirrorless cameras as well as Nikkor lenses.
How does the new Panasonic S1 stand up to its mirrorless competition? Does 'animal-AF' work on dinosaurs? Will Jordan curl up on the ground in the name of art? We answer the tough questions. Shot entirely on the Panasonic S1 in the Canadian Badlands.
sample galleryApr 27, 2019 at 13:00
We're putting the finishing touches on our review of the HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW, but in the meantime here are some more real-world sample images to whet your appetite.
Apr 26, 2019 at 20:41
According to the complaint, the company allegedly selling inauthentic Instagram activity made more than $9,430,000 from its operation.
Apr 26, 2019 at 16:50
Gannett has announced the launch of Imagn, its very own image licensing and wire service that will be used by USA Today and local news organizations around the world.
lens newsApr 26, 2019 at 15:58
The lens is currently available to pre-order for $379 and is expected to ship in early May 2019.
Apr 25, 2019 at 19:48
Over a thousand glass plates showing Hitler’s rise to power and the Nazi leader throughout World War ll have been digitized by the US National Archive.
mobileApr 25, 2019 at 17:02
The OPPO Reno 10x hybrid zoom smartphone uses similar technology as the Huawei P30 Pro to achieve a longer than usual tele reach.
videoApr 25, 2019 at 15:21
The 15 second video teases upcoming support for eye-detection autofocus with Nikon's Z6 and Z7 cameras.
lens newsApr 25, 2019 at 10:30
The lens is available for Canon EF and Nikon F mount cameras and is currently available to pre-order for $799.
mobileApr 24, 2019 at 20:43
A new smartphone app removes the need for doctor visits and lab referrals to get your urine tested.
lens newsApr 24, 2019 at 18:32
Zeiss has announced the impending release of the 100mm F1.4, the fourth lens in its Otus lineup.
Apr 24, 2019 at 14:58
In a series of 16 slightly quirky questions Adobe determines your creative personality.
Apr 24, 2019 at 14:15
If the report holds up, no longer will you have to first import photos into the iOS Camera Roll before importing them into apps like Adobe Lightroom CC and Affinity Photo.
Apr 24, 2019 at 13:51
ON1 has announced that the next major version of ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5, will be released in mid-May 2019.
Apr 24, 2019 at 13:00
Whether you've bought an inexpensive Fujifilm X-A5 with a kit lens, or a higher-end body like the X-T3, at some point you're going to want some new glass. We've picked out the best X-mount lenses for various shooting situations to aid you in your search.
camera newsApr 23, 2019 at 18:18
Nikon's latest point-and-shoot might look like a toy, but it's not lacking in features.
Apr 23, 2019 at 16:20
Firmware version 1.10 for the GR III is said to improve low-light autofocus performance and adds a new Wi-Fi option for transferring images via Image Sync.
Apr 23, 2019 at 14:52
A leaked data sheet has detailed the specifications of a 63MP full-frame CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel AF.
Apr 23, 2019 at 13:00
We've been working through our full review of Panasonic's high-megapixel full-frame flagship, the Lumix S1R, and its lower-resolution S1 sibling, and have published our studio scene images from them – including the R's 187MP high-res mode. It's, well, very high-res.
Apr 23, 2019 at 12:34
The update adds Wi-Fi SnapBridge connectivity and addresses a number of bugs.
sample galleryApr 23, 2019 at 12:00
Panasonic's S Pro 70-200mm F4 is one of three lenses to launch with the full-frame S system, covering a popular focal range with a claimed 6 stops of stabilization to boot.
Apr 22, 2019 at 19:53
CareerCast has released its 2018 Jobs Rated Report and among the list was ‘photographer.’
mobileApr 22, 2019 at 17:59
A teardown video shows how Huawei has managed an impressive amount of technology including a 5x tele lens into the body of its flagship smartphone.
videoApr 22, 2019 at 16:43
Cooperative of Photography, more commonly referred to as COOPH, has shared a video on its YouTube channel showing five inexpensive ways to take unique macro photos.
Apr 22, 2019 at 15:49
RawTherapee version 5.6 adds a new Pseudo-HiDPI mode, a new 'Unclipped' processing profile, and hundreds of other improvements and bug fixes to speed up editing.
Apr 22, 2019 at 14:00
Astronaut Terry Virts may have had the coolest photography job in the world – or outside of it – shooting over 300,000 photos during seven months in space. On this Earth Day, Virts tells us what it's like to be a space photographer.
Interview: Frans Lanting - 'I speak to a lot of younger people, and that's the generation we need to cultivate'
Apr 22, 2019 at 13:00
Frans Lanting has inspired generations of artists and ecologists with his photography and environmental advocacy. To mark Earth Day 2019, we caught up with Frans to speak about his career and his hopes for the future.
lens newsApr 21, 2019 at 16:19
The lens features a 1:1 maximum magnification ratio, a minimum focusing distance of 30cm (11.8in) and weighs 570g (1.3lbs).
Apr 21, 2019 at 13:00
Seattle-based photographer Neil Buckland has been working with University of Washington scientist Dr. Tony Irving to photograph, in incredible detail, slices of meteorites that have fallen to earth with his Pentax K-1 and a custom-built rig. Get a look into space, and into the past, with some of Buckland's images.
Apr 21, 2019 at 12:00
They say that the best camera is the one you you have with you. Senior Editor Barnaby Britton has been taking the Ricoh GR III with him a lot recently.
Apr 20, 2019 at 12:00
Brian Ach shoots everything from rock and roll world tours to automotive ads. What follows is a detailed look at his workflow.
Apr 19, 2019 at 19:33
Nikkei Asian Review says the increasing capabilities of smartphones are at least partially to blame for the downturn in sales.
Apr 19, 2019 at 18:58
One of the main features that defines Instagram is its like count. Jane Manchun Wong, who is renowned for her reverse engineering skills, recently discovered that the service is considering hiding like counts.
videoApr 19, 2019 at 18:05
Leica is facing backlash in China following the publication of a video called 'The Hunt' set in 1989 during, among other things, the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests.
Apr 19, 2019 at 15:22
Back in March 2019, Facebook said only 'tens of thousands of Instagram users' were affected; that number has now ballooned to 'millions of Instagram users,' according to Facebook's latest update.
Apr 19, 2019 at 13:44
The Reframe system offers a user-friendly way of displaying your smartphone photos neatly framed on a wall.
Apr 18, 2019 at 19:27
Fujifilm has released a firmware update for its X-T30 midrange mirrorless camera. It tries to address one of the most frustrating things about the camera: how easy it is to accidentally press the Q.Menu button.
mobileApr 18, 2019 at 18:50
The new Photobooth mode uses AI to automatically detect the best moment to trigger the shutter during selfie capture.
camera newsApr 18, 2019 at 18:10
Canon has released the latest firmware for its EOS R camera, bringing with it eye-detection autofocus in servo mode and other incremental updates.
Apr 18, 2019 at 17:26
World Press Photo has, for the first time ever, disinvited an award-winning photographer after reports of 'inappropriate behavior.'
videoApr 18, 2019 at 16:41
AI super slow motion is a software-based method for generating super-slow-motion video from existing footage.
Apr 18, 2019 at 15:39
The 12th year of the World Photography Awards, in partnership with Sony, had a record-breaking number of entries. The winners have been revealed in this prestigious, global competition that gives burgeoning artists exposure and funding to develop personal projects.
mobileApr 18, 2019 at 13:00
For most of Managing Editor Allison Johnson's photography, smartphones have already replaced a traditional camera. But a recent trip reinforced a couple of key reasons why she's not ready to quite ready to leave the dedicated camera at home – yet.
Apr 18, 2019 at 12:00
In the final part of our beginners' guide to camera fundamentals, we look at the trade-offs you contend with when you choose a sensor size. We hope it helps you find the balance that works best for you.
Apr 17, 2019 at 19:23
The roof and spire of Notre Dame Cathedral were destroyed in a devastating fire this past Monday. Drone footage shows the extent of the damage done to the historic Parisian landmark.
Apr 17, 2019 at 19:14
Fujifilm's latest firmware update for its X-T3 camera includes an improved AF algorithm for enhanced face detection, better subject tracking and more.
lens newsApr 17, 2019 at 18:25
Zhong Yi Optics has released its new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm F0.95 III lens for Sony FE, Canon RF, and Nikon Z mount camera systems.
Apr 17, 2019 at 17:23
You can now see the artwork on your wall without the need to order it first.
SponsoredApr 17, 2019 at 14:15
Nikon's Z6 offers 24MP full-frame image quality in a tough and lightweight body. Photographer Diego Rizzo took a Z6 to Guatemala recently to shoot the Fuego volcano - watch our video to see how he got on.
The Fujifilm X-T30 is a $900 camera that's an incredibly capable stills/video hybrid. Image and 4K video quality are top-notch and, aside from some ergonomic and autofocus stumbles, the X-T30 does just about everything right. Learn more in our in-depth review.
Apr 17, 2019 at 13:00
In part two of our beginners' guides to the fundamentals of cameras, we're going to look at the benefits that a larger sensor can bring. Part three will look at the trade-offs that this brings.
Apr 16, 2019 at 19:04
The 2019 Pulitzer Prize photography award winners have been announced in the Breaking News and Feature Photography categories.
mobileApr 16, 2019 at 17:47
French analysts System Plus Consulting have torn down the Huawei P30 Pro and made some interesting findings.
Apr 16, 2019 at 14:34
This one-off paper camera makes for great photos, but won't be making any great photos.
Apr 16, 2019 at 13:00
In the first of a three-part beginners' guide, we're going to look at whether you need to worry about pixel size when choosing a camera. Parts two and three will look at the benefits of a larger sensor size, and the trade-offs you make.
Apr 15, 2019 at 20:47
Self-taught programmer Martin Fitzpatrick has created a Raspberry Pi Zero-powered camera that uses a Pocket Etch-A-Sketch to 'print' the 240x144 pixel image.
Apr 15, 2019 at 17:50
Parrot has released an enterprise version of its Anafi drone that features an integrated FLIR thermal camera.
Apr 15, 2019 at 16:34
A recent patent application from Canon suggests future pop-up flashes on Canon cameras could have continuous lighting thanks to LEDs.
Apr 15, 2019 at 13:55
The Loupedeck+ customizable editing controller now supports Adobe's flagship audio editing program and Apple's professional video editing program.
Apr 15, 2019 at 13:00
We spoke to Shigemi Sugimoto, the head of Olympus's imaging division at the CP+ show in Yokohama. He talked to us about the appeal of Micro Four Thirds and gave some hints about the types of technology the company is looking at.
lens newsApr 14, 2019 at 22:02
Samyang has announced a new trio of lenses that include an 85mm F1.4 lens for Nikon F-mount systems in addition to a 14mm F2.8 and 85mm F1.4 manual focus lenses for Nikon Z-mount camera systems.
videoApr 13, 2019 at 22:29
Andrew Saladino of 'The Royal Ocean Film Society' has shared a humorous, albeit completely fictional look at the history of the camera.
Apr 12, 2019 at 21:42
World Press Photo has named John Moore's 'Crying Girl on the Border' the 2019 Photo of the Year and revealed the winners in its other categories. We've rounded up the top singles from each.
Apr 12, 2019 at 20:13
Blackmagic has announced a console-inspired keyboard specifically for use alongside its video editing program DaVinci Resolve.
Apr 12, 2019 at 19:34
Who said Super 8 cameras were the only cameras that should have multiple lenses you can swap between on the fly?
mobileApr 12, 2019 at 14:46
Samsung has revealed the A80, a triple-camera smartphone with a unique rotating camera mechanism.
Apr 11, 2019 at 19:45
Facebook announced in a press event that it would start hiding 'inappropriate' content from the Explore and hashtag sections of its app, but failed to elaborate what specifically would be demoted.
Apr 11, 2019 at 18:53
Monday, April 15th, is the final deadline to submit your comments to two separate proposed rules from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Apr 11, 2019 at 17:04
This kind of bug isn't going to be fixed with the latest firmware update.
Apr 11, 2019 at 15:24
Blackmagic Design has unveiled DaVinci Resolve 16, the latest version of its professional video editing program that adds dozens of new and improved tools and features.
The Amaran AL-MW is a tiny, color-accurate LED light that runs for hours on a charge, includes color filters and diffusers, and is submersible to 10m. If you're in need of a small, portable light for the studio or in the field it might just earn a spot in your camera bag.
Apr 11, 2019 at 04:01
Sony has released firmware version 3.0 for its a7R III and a7 III mirrorless cameras that brings with it enhanced Real-time Eye AF, Animal Eye AF and a new interval shooting mode.
Apr 10, 2019 at 20:08
It's not yet official, but we have leaked product images and the details on the fourth lens in Zeiss' latest Otus lens, the 100mm F1.4.
Apr 10, 2019 at 18:49
Afidus says its camera can capture 1080p time-lapses for up to 80 days on a single set of batteries.
Apr 10, 2019 at 04:02
The Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is the company's smallest and lightest digital SLR to-date. Click-through to learn more about the EOS SL3 / 250D.
camera newsApr 10, 2019 at 04:00
Canon has introduced the EOS Rebel SL3, its smallest and lightest DSLR ever. It uses the same 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor as its predecessor but adds a DIGIC 8 processor, eye-detection when using Dual Pixel AF, improved battery life and 4K video capture with a significant crop.
Apr 9, 2019 at 20:03
The company behind the Yashica brand name has been teasing a new ISO 400 color negative film.
Apr 9, 2019 at 18:55
As promised, Pixelmator has released Pixelmator Photo, a nondestructive image editing that features 'desktop-class photo editing tools, AI-powered film emulation presets and more.
Apr 9, 2019 at 18:00
Flickr users will now have integrated access to Pixsy's copyright protection platform.
Apr 9, 2019 at 14:21
Blackmagic's new battery grip for its Pocket Cinema Camera 4K swaps the usual LP-e6 battery for two L-series batteries, giving it up to two hours of use on a single charge.
Apr 9, 2019 at 13:31
Tiffen has introduced a pair of filter kits for videographers using the DJI Osmo Pocket that the company says help to create a more cinematic look to the footage recorded with the device.
Apr 8, 2019 at 19:02
CIPA's latest numbers show a more than 30% decrease year-over-year in global digital camera shipments.
Apr 8, 2019 at 18:01
VSCO alleges 17 PicsArt employees created VSCO accounts to reverse engineer at least 19 filters to sell in its own app.
Apr 8, 2019 at 13:03
Bay Area-based Skydio, a robotics startup that produces a completely autonomous drone, is in trouble after falsely geotagging a promotional video on Instagram.
Apr 8, 2019 at 12:00
Not many people get to visit Panasonic's lens factory in Yamagata Prefecture, North East Japan. We toured the factory, found out about their specialism in aspherical lenses and asked how it was coping with the changes in the camera industry.
Apr 7, 2019 at 21:39
Rode has announced the Wireless GO microphone system, a ridiculously small transmitter and receiver that make it easy to record audio on-the-go.
Apr 7, 2019 at 13:00
In our conversation with CEO Kazuto Yamaki we discussed his plans for future L-mount lenses (and cameras) and some of the challenges of supporting multiple mounts.
Apr 6, 2019 at 18:56
Venus Optics has shared new information regarding two upcoming cine lenses — one prime, one zoom — it's currently showing off as prototypes at NAB 2019.
videoApr 6, 2019 at 13:00
Panasonic has a reputation for great video, and it also promotes the Lumix DC-G95 as being as much about video as stills. Richard Butler explains why the reality has left us a little disappointed.
Apr 5, 2019 at 17:53
Atomos has announced a trio of new products to round out and spruce up its product lineup: the Shinobi SDI monitor, Shogun 7 monitor/recorder and AtomX SDI module for Ninja V.
Apr 5, 2019 at 17:29
Mastin Labs has taken its talents to Capture One in the form of its Kodak Everyday Original Styles preset pack, after only being available for Adobe products since its release.
Apr 5, 2019 at 14:34
A Canadian company with venture-capital backing has acquired Athentech and says it it planning to invest in artificial intelligence and innovative workflow solutions.
first impressionsApr 5, 2019 at 13:00
The Panasonic G95 was just announced, and Chris and Jordan are here with their first impressions. Join the boys on a photo scavenger hunt, and find out why Jordan can eat Lucky Charms better than all of you.
While not a gigantic upgrade to the G85 that came before it, Panasonic's Lumix DC-G95 has an easier-to-grip body, a sensor with more pixels and improvements to video capture. Click through to learn about the G95's standout features.
Apr 5, 2019 at 08:00
We've spent some time shooting with a pre-production Panasonic Lumix DC-G95 (G90) in a variety of situations and we've put together a gallery so you can evaluate its image quality.
camera newsApr 5, 2019 at 08:00
Panasonic has announced the Lumix DC-G95 (G90 in some regions), which is a modest step up from the G85 (G80). The major changes include a bump in resolution to 20MP, a refined design, built-in V-LogL and a headphone socket.
lens newsApr 5, 2019 at 08:00
Panasonic has released a 'Mark II' version of its versatile Lumix G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH Power OIS lens. The 14-140 II has the same optics as the original model, but adds a degree of weather-sealing. It will be available in May for $599.
lens newsApr 4, 2019 at 20:42
Venus Optics has announced a Micro Four Thirds version of its 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lens, adding to the Fuji X, Sony E, Canon EF-M and DJI DL versions.
Apr 4, 2019 at 20:07
Leica has released firmware updates for its SL and CL mirrorless cameras that brings along new L-Mount lens support.
Apr 4, 2019 at 14:51
Electronics giant Sharp has officially joined the Micro Four Thirds system according to a brief statement on the Olympus global website.
Apr 4, 2019 at 13:55
Luminar Flex is a new plugin from Skylum that makes it easy to edit photos using Luminar's technology from right inside Adobe apps and Photos on macOS.
Apr 4, 2019 at 13:39
Adobe adds new lens profile and camera support in the April update of Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Lightroom Classic
Apr 4, 2019 at 13:00
In our conversation with Sony's Kenji Tanaka, we discussed various topics, including how the full-frame mirrorless market has evolved, and why he believes Sony will maintain its competitive edge.
reviewApr 4, 2019 at 12:00
The Elgato Stream Deck is a product aimed mostly at online gamers, but as contributor Chris Foreman discovered, with a bit of customization it's also a great tool for photo or video post-processing.
mobileApr 3, 2019 at 21:11
The new Huawei P30 Pro is the first smartphone to offer a 5x optical tele. We've had a closer look at the innovative zoom system's image quality performance.
Apr 3, 2019 at 18:28
These little plastic sticks can be used (and re-used) to both fix broken camera gear and improve upon older equipment.
Apr 3, 2019 at 17:45
Scientists will soon reveal 'a groundbreaking result from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project.'
Apr 3, 2019 at 15:55
With the annual NAB media show coming up, Adobe has refreshed its range of Creative Cloud video apps.
lens newsApr 3, 2019 at 13:00
Canon has announced the Sumire Prime collection, a set of seven cinema prime lenses designed for the PL-mount.
sample galleryApr 3, 2019 at 13:00
Sigma's 70-200 F2.8 Sport is a cost-friendly full-frame lens that offers sharp results, but it's heavy, and features an awkward tripod collar design.
Apr 3, 2019 at 12:00
We met up with Canon's senior management at CP+ in Yokohama and found them on uncharacteristically forthright and open form.
camera newsApr 2, 2019 at 19:25
Canon has added four new models to its XA range of professional camcorders updating the series to include its first models capable of 4K / 30p recording: the XA55, XA50, XA45 and XA40.
Apr 2, 2019 at 18:27
Digital marketing company CixxFive Concepts has filed a class action lawsuit against Getty Images over its allegedly 'deceptive' licensing of public domain images.
Apr 2, 2019 at 18:15
Many photographers know the feeling of being asked to work for 'exposure.' Now, a tongue-in-cheek calculator tells you what your work is worth.
Apr 2, 2019 at 14:34
Tiffen has introduced the Steadicam-S, a device aimed at owners of single handled gimbals like the DJI Ronin-S that allows them to connect their device to a Steadicam vest and arm to add extra stability.
Apr 2, 2019 at 13:00
In the first of two recent interviews with Canon, we spoke to members of the R system R&D teams, to ask them about the EOS RP, their lens plans and whether we'll see more EF-M lenses.
Apr 1, 2019 at 20:17
Ricoh Korea and Japan have issued a statement saying it will repair GR III cameras affected by a wobbly control dial, free of charge, starting on April 8.
Apr 1, 2019 at 18:47
Photographer and YouTuber Mathieu Stern has adapted an old Isco MC 65mm F2 projector lens to work on a mirrorless camera and the results proved impressive.
Apr 1, 2019 at 18:07
Unlike other prism-style filters that need to be held or placed in front of the lens, these filters screw directly onto the lens itself.
Apr 1, 2019 at 15:16
Fujifilm has released version 4.0 of its Camera Remote app for iOS. The Android version is expected to be released in May 2019.
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