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April 2019 news and reviews

April 30
Think Tank launches MindShift BackLight Elite 45L backpack for outdoor photographers

The MindShift BackLight Elite 45L is a rugged, versatile solution for outdoor and adventure photographers.

DJI partners with RMUS to expand its UTC training program to North America

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.

RIP: Apple Aperture will no longer work after macOS Mojave

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.

Appeals court upholds photographers’ rights on ‘fair use’ online image thefts

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.

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Sony's a6400 is a near-universally capable camera, with a market-leading autofocus implementation at a surprisingly modest price. Find out all the details on how the a6400 performs in our full review.

April 29
Samsung patents wraparound phone display with unique photography features

Samsung's patent could effectively eliminate the need for front-facing cameras.

Hubble ushers in 29th anniversary with colorful new Southern Crab Nebula image

To celebrate its 29th anniversary, the Hubble Space Telescope revisits an old friend, the Southern Crab Nebula.

Luminar 3.1.0 update introduces 'human-aware' Accent AI 2.0 technology

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.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 comes with 8K video recording and cooling fan

ZTE's latest high-end device is the first smartphone capable of recording 8K video footage.

Nikon Z 14-30mm F4 S sample gallery

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.

April 28
DJI denies rumors of Phantom 5 cancellation

Several DJI Phantom 4 models have been out of stock for months. Rumors are swirling that the Chinese drone manufacturer is discontinuing its Phantom line for good.

Sony a6400 vs Fujifilm X-T30: Which is best for you?

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'

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.

April 27
Nikon US's 'Capture the Savings' event offers instant savings on cameras, kits and lenses

The seasonal sales event includes instant rebates for Coolpix, DSLR and mirrorless cameras as well as Nikkor lenses.

DPReview TV: Panasonic S1 review

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.

HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW sample gallery updated

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.

April 26
Facebook, Instagram sue company that made over $9M selling fake likes and followers

According to the complaint, the company allegedly selling inauthentic Instagram activity made more than $9,430,000 from its operation.

Gannett launches Imagn image licensing and wire service sourced from the USA Today Network

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.

Viltrox announces 85mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Sony E-mount cameras

The lens is currently available to pre-order for $379 and is expected to ship in early May 2019.

Review: DJI Osmo Pocket

The DJI Osmo Pocket isn't exactly a must-have gadget in most shooters' professional kits, but it does a surprisingly good job of capturing quality, stabilized video footage for its tiny size.

April 25
1,300 glass plates seized from Hitler’s personal photographer digitized by US National Archive

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.

OPPO launches Reno smartphone with periscope tele lens

The OPPO Reno 10x hybrid zoom smartphone uses similar technology as the Huawei P30 Pro to achieve a longer than usual tele reach.

Nikon video teases upcoming eye-detection AF firmware update for Z6 and Z7, due out May 16

The 15 second video teases upcoming support for eye-detection autofocus with Nikon's Z6 and Z7 cameras.

Olympus E-M1X vs Nikon D5: shooting tennis

The Olympus E-M1X offers a faster burst speed than the D5, but Nikon's legendary autofocus system and optical finder outshine this Micro Four Thirds beast.

Tamron announces new 35-150mm F2.8-4 lens for Canon, Nikon cameras

The lens is available for Canon EF and Nikon F mount cameras and is currently available to pre-order for $799.

April 24
Healthy.io uses your smartphone's camera for medical lab testing at home

A new smartphone app removes the need for doctor visits and lab referrals to get your urine tested.

Zeiss officially unveils Otus 1.4/100 lens for full-frame Nikon, Canon cameras

Zeiss has announced the impending release of the 100mm F1.4, the fourth lens in its Otus lineup.

This Adobe quiz reveals what creative type you are

In a series of 16 slightly quirky questions Adobe determines your creative personality.

Report: iOS 13 will be able to import photos directly into apps from external storage

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.

ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5 will drop mid-May with searchable history, nested tags and more

ON1 has announced that the next major version of ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5, will be released in mid-May 2019.

Buying Guide: The best lenses for Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras

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.

April 23
Nikon announces COOLPIX W150 kid-friendly waterproof digital camera

Nikon's latest point-and-shoot might look like a toy, but it's not lacking in features.

Ricoh GR III gets firmware update to improve low-light focusing, add Wi-Fi Image Sync option

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.

Leak: Canon has a 63MP full-frame sensor, possibly for a high-resolution EOS R camera

A leaked data sheet has detailed the specifications of a 63MP full-frame CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel AF.

Panasonic Lumix S1/S1R studio scenes with high-res mode published

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.

Nikon releases firmware version 1.20 for its D500 camera

The update adds Wi-Fi SnapBridge connectivity and addresses a number of bugs.

Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 OIS sample gallery

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.

April 22
Report: 'Photographer' among 2018's worst jobs due to rise of freelancing, smartphones

CareerCast has released its 2018 Jobs Rated Report and among the list was ‘photographer.’

Huawei P30 Pro video teardown lets us peek inside the 5x periscope-style tele lens

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.

Video: COOPH shares 5 inexpensive ideas for macro photography

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.

RawTherapee 5.6 adds new Pseudo-HiDPI mode, 'unclipped' processing and more

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.

Interview: Commander Terry Virts, space photographer

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'

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.

April 21
Tokina announces new 100mm F2.8 1:1 macro lens for Sony E mount cameras

The lens features a 1:1 maximum magnification ratio, a minimum focusing distance of 30cm (11.8in) and weighs 570g (1.3lbs).

Seeing into space: Cosmic Microscapes with photographer Neil Buckland

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.

Ricoh GR III shooting experience: "Shut up and take my money"

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.

April 20
DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T30 vs. Sony a6400

The Fujifilm X-T30 and Sony a6400 are two of the newest, most exciting mid-range mirrorless cameras on the market. Chris and Jordan break down the differences between these models to see which comes out on top.

Secrets of a professional photographer's workflow: Brian Ach

Brian Ach shoots everything from rock and roll world tours to automotive ads. What follows is a detailed look at his workflow.

April 19
Report: Canon is lowering profit forecast 20% due to shrinking camera sales

Nikkei Asian Review says the increasing capabilities of smartphones are at least partially to blame for the downturn in sales.

Instagram is considering hiding the like counts on photos

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.

The word 'Leica' is now banned on Chinese social media after controversial 'Tank Man' video

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.

Facebook now says 'millions of Instagram users' had their passwords stored in plaintext

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.

Wundershine's Reframe is designed for easy image-swapping and app-controlled curation

The Reframe system offers a user-friendly way of displaying your smartphone photos neatly framed on a wall.

Sony a6400 sample gallery updated

We've spent a little more time shooting with Sony's new a6400, and as we work towards the completion of a full review, we've updated our initial gallery of sample images with additional shooting in and around Seattle.

April 18
New Fujifilm X-T30 firmware aims to reduce Q.Menu button sensitivity

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.

Google's Photobooth brings automated selfie-shooting to the Pixel 3

The new Photobooth mode uses AI to automatically detect the best moment to trigger the shutter during selfie capture.

Canon EOS R firmware update 1.2.0 brings eye-detection AF to Servo mode

Canon has released the latest firmware for its EOS R camera, bringing with it eye-detection autofocus in servo mode and other incremental updates.

World Press Photo disinvited photographer after reports of 'inappropriate behavior'

World Press Photo has, for the first time ever, disinvited an award-winning photographer after reports of 'inappropriate behavior.'

Kandao uses AI to convert 30fps  360-degree video into super-slow-motion footage

AI super slow motion is a software-based method for generating super-slow-motion video from existing footage.

These are the winners of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

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.

Here's why I'm not quite ready to let the Pixel 3 replace a dedicated camera

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.

Choosing a camera Part 3: the trade-offs of sensor size

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.

April 17
Drone footage shows the extent of damage from the Notre Dame Cathedral fire

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.

Fujifilm releases 3.0 firmware for X-T3, brings improved AF for both stills and video

Fujifilm's latest firmware update for its X-T3 camera includes an improved AF algorithm for enhanced face detection, better subject tracking and more.

Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm F0.95 III lens launches with improved optics

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.

Shutterstock AR feature lets customers preview stock images as wall artwork

You can now see the artwork on your wall without the need to order it first.

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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.

Choosing a camera Part 2: is a bigger sensor better?

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.

April 16
2019 Pulitzer Prize photography award winners announced for Breaking News, Feature Photography

The 2019 Pulitzer Prize photography award winners have been announced in the Breaking News and Feature Photography categories.

Report: Huawei P30 Pro uses Sony image sensors and technology from Corephotonics

French analysts System Plus Consulting have torn down the Huawei P30 Pro and made some interesting findings.

ThinkTank launches PhotoCross 15 rugged backpack

The PhotoCross 15 is the third and largest backpack in ThinkTank's MindShift PhotoCross lineup, rounding out the PhotoCross 10 and 13 variations.

LIT is a wireless xenon flash for your smartphone

A Kickstarter campaign is aiming to raise funds for the production of an external smartphone flash.

DOTMOT Paper Camera project precisely replicates DSLR camera, lens and flash

This one-off paper camera makes for great photos, but won't be making any great photos.

Choosing a camera Part 1: should I worry about pixel size?

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.

Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S sample gallery

Nikon's new Z 24-70mm F2.8 S promises a substantial size and weight reduction compared to its F-mount predecessor and a boost in optical quality. See how it performs in our sample gallery.

April 15
The Etch-A-Snap is (probably) the world's first Etch-A-Sketch camera

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.

Parrot Anafi Thermal drone brings FLIR camera, lighter weight and higher price

Parrot has released an enterprise version of its Anafi drone that features an integrated FLIR thermal camera.

Canon could put continuous LED lights inside pop-up flash units according to patent application

A recent patent application from Canon suggests future pop-up flashes on Canon cameras could have continuous lighting thanks to LEDs.

Loupedeck+ now supports Adobe Audition and Final Cut Pro X

The Loupedeck+ customizable editing controller now supports Adobe's flagship audio editing program and Apple's professional video editing program.

CP+ 2019 Olympus Interview: Micro Four Thirds can be appreciated in almost all photographic fields

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.

April 14
Samyang announces new 85mm AF F-mount lens and its first two Z-mount lenses

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.

Is the Canon EOS RP right for you?

Now that we've finished our full review of Canon's latest affordable full-framer, we've taken a look at how well (or not) it works for some common use-cases.

April 13
Video: 'The completely bonafide and entirely unfalsified history of the camera'

Andrew Saladino of 'The Royal Ocean Film Society' has shared a humorous, albeit completely fictional look at the history of the camera.

DPReview TV: Ricoh GR III review

The Ricoh GR series is a perennial staff favorite, and in this week's episode, Chris takes the new GR III to an industrial area, does some street photography in the sunny city, and drinks a tasty beer at a new brewery.

Ricoh GR III studio scene published

We've been eager to test the Ricoh GR III since it arrived, so in addition to a sample gallery and a thorough DPReview TV analysis, it's also been added to our studio test scene comparison tool. Take a look at how it compares to its peers.

April 12
Slideshow: World Press Photo names 'Crying Girl on the Border' its 2019 Photo of the Year

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.

Blackmagic Design unveils the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard for easier video post-processing

Blackmagic has announced a console-inspired keyboard specifically for use alongside its video editing program DaVinci Resolve.

Multi Turret rotating prototype mounts three lenses on a single camera

Who said Super 8 cameras were the only cameras that should have multiple lenses you can swap between on the fly?

Samsung Galaxy A80 phone unveiled with sliding, rotating triple-camera array

Samsung has revealed the A80, a triple-camera smartphone with a unique rotating camera mechanism.

Ricoh GR III sample gallery

Ricoh's long-awaited GR III is finally shipping, and we've been shooting with a production sample for a few days to see how it performs. Take a closer look.

April 11
Instagram starts demoting 'inappropriate' content, even if it doesn't violate its rules

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.

DJI urges public to submit comments on proposed FAA rules

Monday, April 15th, is the final deadline to submit your comments to two separate proposed rules from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Lensrentals found a dead fly inside a Canon 70-200mm, tested how it affects image quality

This kind of bug isn't going to be fixed with the latest firmware update.

DaVinci Resolve 16 has new Neural Engine, native Frame.io integration and more

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.

Review: The Aputure Amaran AL-MW LED light

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.

Sony adds enhanced Real-time Eye AF, Animal Eye AF and interval shooting to the a7R III, A7 III

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.

April 10
Leaked images: A detailed look at the unreleased Zeiss Otus 100mm F1.4 lens

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.

Afidus ATL-200 camera can capture time-lapses for up to 80 days on battery power

Afidus says its camera can capture 1080p time-lapses for up to 80 days on a single set of batteries.

This is the first ever photograph of a black hole

After more than a year of analyzing, processing and reviewing the data, the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration has shared the first ever photograph of a supermassive black hole 55 million light years from Earth.

What you need to know about Canon's EOS Rebel SL3 (250D)

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.

Ultra-compact Canon EOS Rebel SL3 offers eye-detect AF and cropped 4K capture

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.

April 9
Yashica reveals its own 35mm film product following bizarre, confusing teasers

The company behind the Yashica brand name has been teasing a new ISO 400 color negative film.

Pixelmator's nondestructive AI-powered image editor for iPad is now available

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.

Flickr partners with Pixsy to create end-to-end platform for protecting image copyrights

Flickr users will now have integrated access to Pixsy's copyright protection platform.

Blackmagic announces a new battery grip for its Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

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.

Tiffen launches ND/PL filter kits for DJI Osmo Pocket camera

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.

April 8
CIPA's February 2019 report shows huge drop in global digital camera shipments

CIPA's latest numbers show a more than 30% decrease year-over-year in global digital camera shipments.

VSCO sues PicsArt for allegedly reverse engineering its filters

VSCO alleges 17 PicsArt employees created VSCO accounts to reverse engineer at least 19 filters to sell in its own app.

Lexar launches trio of ultra-compact SSD drives

Lexar's newest SSDs come in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities and are tiny enough to fit in even the smallest of pockets.

Skydio under fire for promoting illegal drone footage

Bay Area-based Skydio, a robotics startup that produces a completely autonomous drone, is in trouble after falsely geotagging a promotional video on Instagram.

Pentax 11-18mm F2.8 DA* sample gallery

We just got our hands on the new Pentax 11-18mm F2.8 DA* – a premium wide-angle zoom lens for Ricoh's APS-C format Pentax DSLRs. Check out our gallery of sample images.

CP+ 2019: We tour Panasonic's Yamagata lens factory

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.

April 7
Rode's Wireless GO microphone system claims to be 'the world's smallest'

Rode has announced the Wireless GO microphone system, a ridiculously small transmitter and receiver that make it easy to record audio on-the-go.

CP+ 2019: Sigma interview - 'Optical design is always a battle with the design constraints'

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.

April 6
Venus Optics shares details of upcoming zoom and prime cine lenses

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.

Thinking about the Panasonic Lumix DC-G95 for video? Read this first

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.

April 5
Atomos announces Shinobi SDI monitor, Shogun 7 monitor/recorder and a Ninja V SDI module

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.

Mastin Labs' Kodak Everyday Original Styles Pack launches for Capture One

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.

EyeQ acquires image optimization company Athentech and its Perfectly Clear technology

A Canadian company with venture-capital backing has acquired Athentech and says it it planning to invest in artificial intelligence and innovative workflow solutions.

DPReview TV: Panasonic G95 first impressions review

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.

Panasonic Lumix DC-G95/G90: What you need to know

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.

Panasonic Lumix DC-G95/G90 pre-production sample gallery

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.

Panasonic Lumix DC-G95/G90 features a 20MP sensor, weather-resistant body and built-in V-LogL

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.

Updated Panasonic Lumix G 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 lens is splash and dust resistant

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.

April 4
Apple wants to patent a 'Synthetic Selfie' app

Apple's latest patent application describes a system that creates a group selfie from a number of individual self portrait.

Venus Optics adds Micro Four Thirds version of its 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lens

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.

Leica releases firmware updates for its SL, CL cameras to add L-Mount lens support

Leica has released firmware updates for its SL and CL mirrorless cameras that brings along new L-Mount lens support.

Sharp announces it's officially joining Micro Four Thirds system

Electronics giant Sharp has officially joined the Micro Four Thirds system according to a brief statement on the Olympus global website.

Skylum's new Luminar Flex plugin brings AI features to Adobe apps, Photos on Mac

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.

Adobe adds new lens, camera support to Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom in April updates

Adobe adds new lens profile and camera support in the April update of Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Lightroom Classic

CP+ 2019: Sony Interview - 'First full-frame, then APS-C'

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.

Review: The Elgato Stream Deck is a customizable hardware control for post-processing

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.

April 3
Huawei P30 Pro: The new benchmark for smartphone zoom

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.

FixIts biodegradable plastic sticks can be used to fix, upgrade your camera gear

These little plastic sticks can be used (and re-used) to both fix broken camera gear and improve upon older equipment.

European officials expected to announce first image of black hole on April 10

Scientists will soon reveal 'a groundbreaking result from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project.'

Adobe After Effects gets Content-Aware Fill, more in latest Creative Cloud updates

With the annual NAB media show coming up, Adobe has refreshed its range of Creative Cloud video apps.

Canon launches its Sumire Prime collection with seven PL-mount cinema lenses

Canon has announced the Sumire Prime collection, a set of seven cinema prime lenses designed for the PL-mount.

Sample gallery: Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sport

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.

CP+ 2019: Canon interview - 'we want to capture as many customers as we can'

We met up with Canon's senior management at CP+ in Yokohama and found them on uncharacteristically forthright and open form.

April 2
Canon launches four new 4K / 30p professional camcorders in XA range

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.

Getty Images sued over 'deceptive' licensing public domain images

Digital marketing company CixxFive Concepts has filed a class action lawsuit against Getty Images over its allegedly 'deceptive' licensing of public domain images.

This online tool calculates the "exposure" you should demand when being asked to work for free

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.

Tiffen launches Steadicam Steadimate-S vest adapter for single handled gimbals

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.

Canon EOS RP review
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We've wrapped our full review of Canon's EOS RP - the smallest and lightest current full-frame model on the market. Click through to find out how its autofocus and video stack up, and whether it's right for you.

Interview: Understanding RF, DS and DO - we talk to Canon about its latest lenses

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.

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Ricoh says it will repair GR III cameras affected by a wobbly control dial, scroll wheel

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.

Video: This $100 projector lens has beautiful bokeh and is perfect for portraits

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.

Prism Lens FX launches three lens filters with built-in prism and flare effects

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.

Fujifilm Camera Remote app for iOS gets new UI, additional camera support and more

Fujifilm has released version 4.0 of its Camera Remote app for iOS. The Android version is expected to be released in May 2019.

Minolta DiMAGE V hands-on review

With its compact size, modular lens, lightweight storage solution and a whopping 0.33MP of resolution, Minolta's DiMAGE V promises to be an excellent photographic companion - find out if it's right for you in our latest camera review.