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September 2019 news and reviews

September 30
The world's largest optical lens has been delivered for a $168M, 3.2-gigapixel telescope camera

The lens, which is destined for the $168 million 3.20-gigapixel Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), measures 1.57m (5.1ft) diameter and was delivered via semi to Menlo Park, California.

Halide 1.14 adds full iPhone 11 support, a 'Tactile Lens Switcher,' 'Lens Guides' and more

The update adds new functionality to the latest iPhone 11 Pro models and manages to improve performance on older devices.

SmallHD launches Vision Series, Cine Series 4K HDR monitors for professionals

The new Vision Series and Cine Series models come in 13in, 17in and 24in models and support 4K HDR video. Pricing information isn't yet available, but the monitors will be available in the first quarter of 2020.

DJI updates Ronin-S with ActiveTrack 3.0, Force Mobile and Auto 3D Roll 360° modes

When DJI announced the Ronin-SC, a 3-axis stabilizer for mirrorless cameras, it included features not found on the Ronin-S. DJI has now added Force Mobile, ActiveTrack 3.0 and Auto 3D Roll 360 modes.

Correction: Sony is reorganizing and renaming its information services division

Tomorrow, Sony's is reorganizing and renaming its ‘Business Transformation/IS Department’ to ‘Corporate IS Department.’

Canon EOS 90D Review

The Canon 90D is a DSLR that operates best when used as if it were a mirrorless camera. It offers live view autofocus that's competitive and easy to use, class-leading image quality, and video specs that'll appeal to the masses, all in a familiar, DSLR-shaped package.

September 29
Westcott FJ400 is a sleek 400ws portable flash head with cross-platform radio trigger

The new Westcott battery-powered head has a <1 second recycle time and can be triggered from almost 1000 feet using a controller that works with any camera brand

iPhone 11 sample gallery

It's missing the telephoto camera that the Pro model is equipped with, but the iPhone 11 has plenty to offer between a new ultra-wide camera, Night Mode and an updated Portrait Mode.

Landscape photography with a drone: the advantages - part 2

Compared to the costs and limitations of photographing from a manned aircraft, using a drone to shoot landscapes is infinitely more flexible – and a fraction of the price.

September 28
DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-A7 preview

On paper the Fujifilm X-A7 appears to address many of its predecessor's shortcomings, but do those improvements add up to a better real-world experience? Chris and Jordan head to Calgary's awe-inspiring, fire-breathing Beakerhead festival to preview the camera.

Fujifilm X-A7 pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV)

This week's episode features images shot with the X-A7 from the Beakerhead festival in Calgary, along with some colorful fall scenery.

September 27
Video: Mathieu Stern of Weird Lens Museum visits The Camera Rescue Project

Weird lens guru Mathieu Stern visited The Camera Rescue Project in Finland to check out one of the most impressive collections of film cameras in the world.

Adobe previews improved Photoshop Content-Aware Fill capabilities that are coming 'soon'

The new capabilities are powered by Adobe's AI Sensei system and are said to be arriving 'soon.'

Leaked photos of the a9 II and details about Sony's event a mere block from PhotoPlus

Sony's a9 II announcement is likely on the horizon and newly leaked photos show off the camera in the wild once again.

Rare 'Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima' print with four signatures goes up for auction

The print, which is potentially the only version with photographer Joe Rosenthal's signature, is expected to sell at auction for upwards of $25,000.

Compare leading 1" sensor compacts with our studio scene comparison tool

We've added the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III to our studio test scene comparison tool, so it's now possible to compare image quality between four of the top 1"-type sensor compact cameras.

September 26
Yuneec announces Typhoon H3 drone, co-engineered with Leica

Yuneec, a Chinese drone manufacturer, announced the latest model in its Typhoon series. The H3 features an ION L1 Pro camera developed in partnership with Leica.

Canon's new EOS R, RP firmware updates improve AF accuracy, performance and more

The new updates improve autofocus performance and reliability alongside a number of other fixes.

Xiaomi might be developing a phone that can shoot 8K30p video

A line of code in the latest Xiaomi camera app reveals that the company might be working on an 8K-enabled smartphone.

Sony details specs for a 47MP MFT sensor capable of recording 8K30p video

The new 47MP sensor, officially called the IMX492LQJ, can shoot 10-bit 17:9 crop video at up to 30 fps.

Report: Samsung Galaxy S11 to come with 5x telescopic zoom and 108MP main camera

Samsung started mass production of a 5x optical zoom camera module back in May. If rumors are true it will debut in the Galaxy S11 series and be accompanied by a 108MP main camera.

Updated with new winners: Best cameras for travel buying guide

The Sony RX100 VII takes the place of its predecessor as our top recommendation for travel, with the Canon G5 X Mark II earning an honorable mention as a solid option for low-light photography.

These are the best new photo features you'll find in iOS and iPadOS 13.1

We've run through and summarized the best new tools, features and functionality for photographers inside iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.

September 25
Nisi introduces the 'Switch,' a filter system with independently rotating holders

Mount graduated filters at different angles with this new addition to Nisi's 100mm filter system.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max gets the teardown treatment from iFixit

In what's now an annual tradition, iFixit has torn down the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Max to reveal what tech Apple has packed inside.

Kenko's new flash automatically moves its own head for optional bounce lighting

Kenko has produced a flash that works out the best bounce position for your subject and your environment - and adjusts its head automatically.

Nikon Z 85mm F1.8 S sample gallery

Nikon's latest Z-series prime is one of its most impressive. We've been shooting with the Z 85mm F1.8 S for a few days, to see what it can do. Take a look at our full gallery of sample images.

Hands-on with the Canon EOS M200

Canon's EOS M100 was one of our favorite entry-level mirrorless cameras, with an easy-to-use interface and solid image quality. While it's not a mindblowing upgrade, we welcome most of the improvements. Click through to learn more.

Canon's entry-level EOS M200 offers eye detection and 4K video

Canon has introduced the EOS M200, an update to the two-year-old M100. This 24MP APS-C mirrorless camera has a new processor which allows for Dual Pixel AF with eye detection, 4K video and improved battery life.

September 24
DULENS APO 85mm F2 is a new manual prime lens for Canon EF, Nikon F camera systems

Newsshooter has reported the lens is made by the same optical engineer that's behind the NiSi F3 and MAVO prime lenses.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G will pack a 108MP camera and wrap-around 'Surround Screen'

The phone, which is set to ship in December 2019, is expected to cost roughly $2,800, but its specs are utterly ridiculous.

Samsung announces 43.7MP ISOCELL Slim GH1 mobile sensor with 0.7μm pixels

Samsung's newest sensor will offer a resolution of 43.7-megapixels with 0.7-micrometer pixels and support for Samsung's Tetracell technology.

Sony a9 firmware update adds Animal Eye AF, interval shooting and more

As it did for the a7R III, a7 III and a6400, Sony has added Animal Eye AF, interval shooting and more to the a9 via firmware update.

High resolution Sony a7R IV pixel shift images added to studio scene, sample gallery updated

One of the Sony a7R IV's most eye-catching features is its pixel shift mode, which captures 16 separate images that can be used to create a whopping 240MP final image. Take a look at it in action.

DPReview TV: Is Jordan out of touch?

In the most recent DPReview TV episode, Jordan quietly experimented with some filming and editing techniques employed by many YouTubers. Was the audience as annoyed by it as Jordan thought they might be, or is he just out of touch?

September 23
Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom add support for newer Sony, Panasonic and Fujifilm cameras

Adobe's September Creative Cloud update brings new support for four new camera systems.

Rock Bar is a sleek and slim weighting system designed to replace sandbags

Sick of sand bags and hanging stone sacks that are inconvenient to carry and sway in the wind? Rock Bar says it provides a much tidier answer to stabilizing stands and tripods

Rumor: The Olympus E-M5 III to be launched October 17th, use same 20MP sensor as E-M1 II

The latest rumor says the E-M5 III will use the same 20MP sensor as the E-M1 II and instead rely on a more powerful processor to improve image quality.

The ultra-wide camera in the iPhone 11 models is fixed-focus, doesn't support Raw capture

Halide developer Ben Sandofsky has discovered the ultra-wide camera on the iPhone 11 models is fixed-focus and doesn't yet support Raw capture.

Yasuhara announces Anthy 35mm F1.8 lens for Canon RF, Nikon Z and Sony E mount cameras

The Anthy 35mm F1.8 lens is fully manual, without an encoder, and set to launch this autumn. Pricing information isn't yet available.

Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G sample gallery

The 16-55mm F2.8 provides Sony APS-C shooters with a useful 24-82.5mm equivalent range and a bright, constant aperture. Take a look at how it performs.

September 22
GoPro is teasing its upcoming action cam, 360º camera set for an October 1st announcement

GoPro has posted a teaser to its website that hints at the arrival of two new products on October 1, 2019.

Landscape photography with a drone: the advantages - part 1

Want to shoot flowing lava without burning your ears off? Can't walk on water? Can't breathe toxic fumes? Drones can get shots that simply aren't achievable in any other way.

September 21
DPReview TV: Canon EOS 90D review

The EOS 90D is Canon's newest DSLR camera, sporting a new 32.5MP sensor and 4K video without a crop. As Chris and Jordan discovered during their testing, there's a lot to like.

Canon EOS 90D sample gallery (DPReview TV)

A new gallery from the Canon EOS 90D, shot by Chris and Jordan while filming this week's episode of DPReview TV. As usual, it comes complete with reflected images in puddles.

September 20
Axibo camera slider system uses AI to track faces and objects

The Axibo slider can detect and keep focused on faces and most objects thanks to an integrated 6 + 1 AI core CPU

Fujifilm developing 50mm F1.0 instead of planned 33mm F1.0

Fujifilm has announced that it is developing a 50mm F1.0 lens for its X-series, instead of the promised 33mm F1.0, as part of its X Summit event in Tokyo.

Fujifilm teases development of X-Pro3 with titanium body, mini rear LCD, hidden display and more

Fujifilm has revealed extensive detail about its forthcoming X-Pro3 model in a development announcement at its Fujifilm X Summit in Tokyo, Japan.

Ricoh is developing a flagship APS-C DSLR set to be released in 2020

Ricoh has stated that it's developing a new flagship APS-C DSLR that it'll preview later this month and expects to bring to market in 2020.

iPhone 11 vs. iPhone XR: What's the difference?

Apple says the iPhone XR isn't going anywhere – even now that the iPhone 11 is on sale. The two devices are priced $100 apart – so what does that extra cash get you?

September 19
Godox's new R1 and RF1 lights are compact LED discs that look a little familiar

Something about these seems a little familiar, but we can't quite put our finger on it.

ON1 Photo RAW 2020 public beta arrives with AI-powered tools and improved speeds

ON1 Photo RAW 2020 is now available as a public beta, bringing with it new and improved features across the board, including more AI-powered tools, improved performance and multiple integrations for a more streamlined workflow.

Huawei's Mate 30 Pro offers quad-camera array, 4K60 video, cinematic bokeh and more

Huawei has announced the details of its new flagship smartphone, the Mate 30 Pro.

Technical readouts reveal faster shutter speeds, improved ISO and more in iPhone 11 Pro

Sebastiaan de With, co-founder of the iOS camera app Halide, has used his app's technical readout feature to obtain very detailed camera specifications for the iPhone 11 Pro.

Updated: Best cameras over $2000 Buying Guide

Our guide to the best cameras over $2000 has been updated to include overviews of some of the latest contenders.

September 18
Apple paid $400 in an attempt to trademark the word 'Slofies'

Apple joked about the new 120 fps recording mode on its latest smartphone with 'slofies,' a made-up word that combines slo-mo and selfies, but it turns out it might've not been quite as tongue-in-cheek as we initially thought.

Profoto launches C1, C1 Plus mini studio lights for smartphones

The C1 and C1 Plus aspire to bring studio-style lights to the world of smartphone photography for $299 and 499, respectively.

Confirmed: Leica, Nikon and Olympus won't be attending Photokina 2020

In a press release on its website, Photokina has confirmed that Leica, Nikon and Olympus have canceled their reservations for Photokina 2020.

Photographic legends: Remembering Peter Lindbergh, Charlie Cole and Fred Herzog

Readers were quick to point out that Robert Frank wasn't the only iconic artist the photography community lost recently. Peter Lindbergh, Charlie Cole and Fred Herzog have also passed away.

DPReview TV: The return of Canon's eye-controlled focus?

Back in the film days Canon had 'eye-controlled' focus that let you set an AF point just by looking at it, and a recent patent suggests Canon is still interested in this technology. Chris and Jordan consider what a modern eye-controlled AF system might mean to photographers.

September 17
CyberLink reveals its new PhotoDirector 11, PowerDirector 18 and other creative software

CyberLink has revealed the latest updates to its suite of creative production apps, including PhotoDirector 11, PowerDirector 18 and more.

Aputure's new LS 600d prototype LED light offers 600W output

Aputure's impending LED light has 600W raw output in a size not much larger than your standard cinema light.

The iPhone 11 is more than just Apple catching up to Android

Apple's iPhone 11 camera updates will inevitably be seen as attempts to catch up to Android. But, taken together, we think they stack up to meaningful upgrades that might make an already very capable camera one of the most compelling options on the market.

Monogram's new Creative Console features magnetic, customizable control modules

Monogram, a company formerly known as Palette Gear, has a new crowdfunded campaign up for its next-generation modular control panel, the Creative Console.

Canon patent application sheds more light on its upcoming IBIS technology

Rumors have been heating up regarding Canon's potential IBIS system and this new patent application gives us the best look yet at what Canon is up to.

Skylum teases Luminar 4 AI Skin Enhancer and Portrait Enhancer filters

The new filters use artificial intelligence to automatize and simplify a range of portrait retouching tasks.

Laowa 100mm F2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO sample gallery

The Laowa 100mm F2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO is unusual among macro optics for offering a maximum reproduction ratio of 2:1. Check out our gallery to see how it performs.

September 16
Video: Taking photos across California to recreate Apple's macOS wallpapers

A group of friends traversed around California in an attempt to recreate the stock wallpapers Apple has included with macOS.

Apple’s ‘MultiCam’ recording will be available on iPhone XS, XR and the latest iPads

With iOS 13 the iPhones XS and XR as well as the latest iPad Pro models will be capable of simultaneously recording video streams from multiple cameras.

PocketWizard ‘E Release’ $10 firmware upgrade boosts range, features and reliability

The paid firmware update doubles the range for remote cameras/flash units and brings a number of additional features.

SLR Magic announces 21mm T1.6, 50mm T1.4 ‘MicroPrime’ cine lenses for MFT camera systems

The two ‘MicroPrime’ lenses add additional options to SLR Magic's current MFT cine lens lineup, which includes the 12mm T2.8 and 18mm T2.8.

Phase One IQ4 sample gallery

It's not every day that we get to shoot with a system like the medium-format IQ4. We took it into the studio for some portraiture as well as a more casual spin around the block because, well, why not?

Video: Cinema5D goes hands-on with Sony's new full-frame cinema camera, the FX9

Our friends over at Cinema5D have gone hands-on with Sony's new full-frame cinema camera, the FX9, and shared their thoughts on what the camera has to offer.

September 15
Google Camera app 7.0 leak reveals new Pixel 4 camera features

The Google Pixel 4 will likely launch with an astrophotography feature, HDR in the preview image and a range of other new imaging functions.

Landscape photography with a drone: Gear basics

In the first part of his series, landscape photographer Erez Marom starts with the very basics of drone photography – namely, what a drone is and how it works.

September 14
Blackmagic RAW 1.5 adds Adobe and Avid support, two new Blackmagic Video Assist 12G units also announced

Blackmagic has announced an update to Blackmagic RAW that adds support, via plugins, to Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer. Blackmagic also announced a pair of Video Assist 12G monitor-recorders with brighter HDR displays, USB-C recording and more.

DPReview TV: Canon EOS M6 Mark II review

This week Chris and Jordan review the new Canon EOS M6 II mirrorless camera. Even if you're not interested in the camera, you should probably watch just to see Jordan sing a Dire Straits cover.

Canon EOS M6 Mark II sample gallery (DPReview TV)

A new gallery from the Canon EOS M6 II, shot by Chris and Jordan while filming this week's episode of DPReview TV. As usual, it comes complete with reflected images in puddles.

September 13
STC expands Clip Filter series with new Panasonic Lumix M43 ND and IR filters

STC Optics announced new filters for Panasonic Lumix M43 camera systems, Z Cam E2 4K Cinema Cameras and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K units.

Atomos shares info on S1H ProRes Raw update, to offer 16-bit Raw capture with Sony FX9

Atomos continues its partnership with camera manufacturers to get the best image possible from the sensors inside the latest camera systems.

Sony's FX9 will offer oversampled 4K 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording, Dual Base ISO and more

Sony has announced the impending arrival of its next-generation video camera system, the FX9. The full-frame E-mount system is set to be released later this year with a 16-35mm E-mount lens to follow in spring 2020.

Video: Watch 72 high-speed cameras capture bullet time slow-mo footage

Slow-mo videos are awesome on their own, but have you ever wondered what 72 slow-mo cameras are capable of producing? Well, wonder no more.

Google Photos adds Instagram Stories-style Memories feature, now offers canvas prints

Google uses machine learning to pick your best photos from previous years and pins them to the top of your gallery.

Adobe shows off its new Sensei-powered Auto Reframe tool for Premiere Pro

The new tool uses AI and machine learning to automatically reframe video sequences to fit different aspects ratios so a single video can easily be edited for publishing on multiple platforms.

Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM sample gallery updated

The Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM is one of the most impressive lenses released for the nascent RF system, and we've just updated our gallery of sample images.

September 12
X-Rite releases i1Display Studio and Pro Plus color calibration systems for professionals

The new calibration systems are designed to work with bright HDR monitors and OLED screens of every shape and size.

Samyang's new XEEN CF Cine Prime full-frame lenses detailed ahead of Q3 launch

The XEEN CF lenses will be offered in 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm options for Canon EF, Sony E and PL mounts.

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II review

The Canon G5 X Mark II earns a Silver Award with its very good image quality, flexibility and the overall engaging experience of using the camera. However, if you need the very best in autofocus and video, other options may suit you better. Find out all the details in our full G5 X II review.

Fujifilm updates X-T3 firmware to fix an issue that can occur when shooting in ‘S’ drive mode

It's an extremely minor firmware update, but it's better to be safe than sorry. The last thing you want is to have to stop mid-shot in the field to address a little software glitch.

The X-A7 is Fujifilm's first good entry-level mirrorless ILC

After a string of so-so entry-level ILCs, Fujifilm appears to have pulled out all the stops with its new X-A7.

Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-A7

The Fujifilm X-A7 is the newest addition to the company's X-series lineup. Despite its relatively low price of $700 (with lens), Fujifilm didn't skimp on features. Click through to find out what you need to know about the X-A7.

Fujifilm reveals X-A7 with improved AF, 4K/30p video and $700 price tag

The entry-level Fujifilm X-A7 improves upon many of its predecessor's weak points, including a zippier processor, an upgraded user experience and 4K/30p video capture. It goes on sale October 24th for $700 with a 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens.

September 11
LaCie's announces new Rugged SSDs, including one with a built-in SD card reader

LaCie has announced a trio of SSDs with ruggedized protection for the harshest of environments.

Irix announces an 11mm T4.3 cine lens for Canon EF, Sony E, MFT and Arri PL mounts

Irix says the new lens is designed for 8K recording and features a cinema-specific optical construction.

RawTherapee 5.7 update brings new Film Negative tool, improved star ratings

The update brings hundreds of bug fixes, a new Film Negative tool and support for rating images.

Sony a7R IV added to studio test scene comparison

The a7R IV represents our first chance to analyze Sony's new 61MP backside-illuminated sensor. Take a look at what it's capable of.

Update: Shipments of the Laowa 4mm F2.8 Fisheye lens have been delayed in Japan

The delays will only affect shipments to Japan, according to a Venus Optics spokesperson.

Sony a6000, a6100, a6300, a6400, a6500, a6600: what's the difference and which should I buy?

Sony's habit of giving similar names to cameras that look the same can make it difficult to choose between them. We've broken down the differences and how they compare to their rivals.

September 10
Influential photographer Robert Frank passes away at 94

Robert Frank's unconventional approach to photography and filmmaking defied generational constraints and inspired some of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He passed away today at age 94.

Sigma launches its ‘Classic’ Art cine lens line, announces development of PL to L mount adapter

Sigma is getting serious about cinema with its classic-inspired lens lineup, updated cine primes and a new PL to L mount adapter that's in the works.

Apple debuts iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro with ultra-wide camera

All three devices offer a standard 12MP camera plus, for the first time on an iPhone, an ultra-wide 13mm camera module. The 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max also retain the telephoto camera of previous generations.

Huawei Kirin 990 mobile chipset launches with improved image signal processor

The new Huawei mobile chipset offers hardware noise reduction among other new imaging features.

The Polaroid Lab turns your digital smartphone photos into analog instant prints

The Polaroid Originals is effectively a modernized version of its 'Impossible Lab' first released back in 2013.

Hands-on with the Phase One XT camera system

Phase One's new XT camera system incorporates the company's IQ4 series of digital backs with up to 151MP of resolution and marries them to a line of Rodenstock lenses using the new XT camera body. The result is an impressively small package for one of the largest image sensors currently on the market - take a closer look here.

Phase One announces new XT camera system

Phase One has announced its new XT camera system, which includes an IQ4 digital back, body (made up of a shutter release button and two dials) and a trio of Rodenstock lenses. The company is marketing the XT as a 'travel-friendly' product for landscape photographers.

September 9
Remote identification ruling for drones delayed once again

Rulemaking on Remote ID, essentially a digital license plate for drones, was supposed to begin this past May. It has been delayed once again.

Leaked promo video hints at Google Pixel 4 astrophotography mode

It looks like the Google Pixel 4 could feature a computational imaging feature targeted at astrophotographers.

Canon's DPP Express app for iPad will soon require a monthly subscription plan

DPP Express, an iPad app that Canon claims is a core facet of a ‘mobile Raw workflow’ will soon require a monthly subscription.

Sigma halts production of Pentax K mount lenses to put its focus on mirrorless

Pentax users lose more third-party support as Sigma re-directs production capacity towards lenses for mirrorless systems

Leaked photos, specs allegedly reveal Leica's upcoming SL2 mirrorless camera

Nokishita has shared photos and specifications for a camera it claims is the Leica SL2.

Review: Vuze+ 3D Stereoscopic 360 Camera

360 photos and video can be very useful for certain applications (as well as having fun). The Vuze+ is an affordable 360 camera that supports both 2D and 3D (stereo vision) capture, and might be the best option for someone wanting to experiment with the 360 format.

September 7
Wacom's new $3,499 tablet features a 15.6" 4K display, i7 Quad-Core processor

Wacom's new pro-oriented tablet has three USB-C ports and a dedicated Intel i7 quad-core processor that helps to power the 3840 x 2160 UHD IPS display.

DPReview TV: Canon G5 X Mark II vs. G7 X Mark III

Canon's newest compact cameras, the G5 X II and G7 X III, have a lot in common, but with some very important differences. This week, Chris and Jordan do a side-by-side comparison to help you choose the one that's right for you.

September 6
PNY unveils two ultra-compact portable SSDs and MOBEE mobile gimbal

PNY has added a pair of compact SSD drives and a smartphone gimbal to its product lineup.

Spiffy Gear launches Lumee wearable cinematic bi-color, RGB LED light strips

The Lumee ‘slap bracelet’ style lights can easily be positioned to add a little extra pop to your photos and videos.

Alleged roadmap leaks 10 new Nikkor Z lenses set for 2020, 2021 release

Nikon Rumors has shared what is allegedly a leaked roadmap that shows off ten new Nikkor Z lenses set for a 2020, 2021 release.

Asus takes on Apple's Pro Display XDR with new 1600-nit HDR ProArt Display

Asus launches a new display to rival Apple's Pro Display XDR with the ProArt Display PA32UCG. It has a peak brightness of 1600 nits and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Asus also showed some seriously powerful ProArt laptops, one of which uses the Nvidia RTX 6000 graphics card and an i9 processor

September 5
Video: Cinema5D goes hands-on with the Canon EOS C500 Mark II

Our friends over at Cinema5D have shared a detailed ‘First Look’ at Canon's new 5.9K full-frame cinema camera, the EOS C500 Mark II.

Facebook expands Face Recognition photo scanning, makes feature opt-in for new users

Facebook's ‘Face Recognition’ feature, which was first introduced in late 2017, will not be turned on for new users unless the user opts-in.

Samsung Exynos 980 chipset supports 108MP images, 4K video at 120 fps

Samsung's latest chipset will likely make an appearance in the 2020 Galaxy S and Note smartphone models.

Canon announces C500 Mark II camera with 5.9K Cinema RAW Light recording

Canon has announced the EOS C500 Mark II, a full-frame cinema camera with Cinema RAW Light and 4K 4:2:2 10-bit XF-AVC recording at just shy of 6K.

Sigma 35mm F1.2 Art sample gallery updated

We've updated our Sigma 35mm F1.2 Art sample gallery with some additional shots from New York City and San Francisco. Take a look.

Sony announces Xperia 5 with triple-cam setup, Eye AF and 6.1" 21:9 CinemaWide display

Sony's latest flagship smartphone takes inspiration from the Xperia 1 smartphone and brings it to a slightly more pocketable device.

September 4
Filmtypes website makes emulsion comparison easy for analogue shooters

An Austrian photography enthusiast has created a site that makes comparing film types really easy, and which pulls in examples from Flickr so users can see sample shots that show what the film is like and good for.

National Geographic will shutter its ‘Your Shot’ photography platform in October

National Geographic notes that users will be able to download their images before the platform shuts down later this year.

The Shuttercase 2.0 is an iPhone camera case with battery grip, mechanical shutter button

The Shuttercase 2.0 is designed as a modular system, allowing for the removal and replacement of most of its parts.

Tamron firmware update adds support for Nikon's FTZ adapter to three of its lenses

Tamron's SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD, 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD and 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD all have a new firmware update that will make them compatible with Nikon Z series cameras via Nikon's FTZ adapter.

Tamron SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD sample gallery

We've been shooting around with Tamron's new SP 35mm F1.4, a lens the brand recently referred to as its "finest ever," and we can see why. See for yourself.

Yuneec introduces new gimbal-stabilized 4K Mantis G drone

Aimed at consumers, Yuneec announced its Mantis G drone at Tuesday's InterDrone conference. The portable drone can capture 4K video and media can be shared to social media accounts almost instantly.

DPReview TV: Great moments in EVF history

High quality EVFs, or electronic viewfinders, are pretty ubiquitous these days, but that wasn't always the case. This week we take a retrospective look at several cameras that raised the bar for EVF performance.

Nikon developing D6 professional DSLR

Nikon has announced the development of the D6, which will be the company's top-end professional DSLR when it becomes available. More information, specs and pricing will be available at a later date.

Nikon working on 120-300mm F2.8E full-frame tele-zoom lens

Nikon announced that it's working on a tele-zoom lens for its full-frame F-mount DSLRs. The AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm F2.8E FL ED SR VR, which Nikon says will be well-suited for sports photography, will be officially announced later this year.

Nikon Z 24mm F1.8 S to ship in October for $1000

The Nikkor Z 24mm F1.8 S was one of the last few lenses on the Z-mount roadmap for 2019; Nikon says it will ship in mid to late October with a retail price of $1000.

September 3
USB4 gets official with maximum 40Gb/s bandwidth, USB Type-C connection

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has published the official specifications for USB4, which include double the bandwidth of USB 3.2.

Emojivision uses computational photography to turn your photos into emojis

If a photograph is valued a thousand words, how many emojis is it worth?

SanDisk Extreme Pro CFexpress Type B cards hit the market in Europe

The Extreme PRO CFExpress 2.0 cards feature a read/write speed of 1700MB/s and 1400MB/s, respectively.

Nikon shares D6 development teasers on social media before taking them down

Nikon Europe accidentally published development teasers for its upcoming flagship DSLR, the Nikon D6.

Parrot announces the ANAFI FPV drone with 4K HDR video and 21MP stills

Today, Parrot introduces its ANAFI FPV drone which features 4K HDR video and 21-megapixel images.

Sony a7R IV gallery update: Raw conversions added

We recently got our hands on Adobe Camera Raw support for the Sony a7R IV and have updated our sample gallery accordingly with plenty of conversions. Have a look.

September 2
Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel shares his wisdom on focal length choices

Vanity Fair sat down with Newton Thomas Sigel to talk about focal length choices and how they affect the aesthetic and emotion in a shot, be it still or moving.

Panasonic Lumix G95 sample gallery

The Panasonic G95 earned a DPReview silver award for its very good image quality and overall likeability. Our full sample gallery demonstrates what the camera is capable of in a wide range of environments – indoors and outdoors, on land and at sea.

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Canon EOS M6 Mark II and 90D sample galleries from DPReview TV

Our DPReview TV team had a chance to shoot the new EOS M6 II and EOS 90D for a couple days at Canon's launch event in Atlanta. Their sample galleries include Raw files from both cameras.

Review: Mikme pocket wireless microphone with audio sync

The Mikme Pocket is a portable wireless mic with particular appeal to smartphone users looking to up their game and improve the quality of recorded audio without the cost or complexity or traditional equipment.

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