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October 2019 news and reviews

October 31
The DoBox Pro (sort of) transforms your iPad Pro into a laptop

Sure, it's not overly elegant, but it's convenient and makes the most of the iPad's new functionality.

Video: 10 in-camera tricks for capturing unique images without Photoshop

Sometimes practical effects can yield the best results. Here are a few to get you started and hopefully inspire you to come up with a few more.

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 #SpaceSelfie satellite left hanging from tree on Michigan farm

Samsung's out-of-this-world Galaxy promo stunt comes crashing down to Earth after only three solar days, sucking #Spaceselfie campaign stars into an embarrassing black hole.

DPReview TV: Tamron SP 35mm F1.4 hands-on

Tamron claims that its SP 35mm F1.4 lens is the finest it has ever produced. This week, Chris and Jordan put it to the test to see how it performs.

Tamron SP 35mm F1.4 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

The Tamron SP 35mm F1.4 can produce excellent images. But don't take our word for it – check out the sample photos from this week's episode of DPReview TV and judge for yourself.

Nikon Japan says it's temporarily ceasing 58mm F0.95 S Noct pre-orders due to demand

Nikon Japan says 58mm F0.95 S Noct lens pre-orders have exceeded expectations and as a result, it is ceasing pre-orders until production can catch up.

As promised, Canon updates EOS RP firmware to add 24fps recording, additional lens support

As Canon promised earlier this month, the EOS RP now has a new firmware update that adds support for 24fps recording (and adds support for Canon's impending RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS lens.

October 30
NiSi launches 'Starter,' 'Professional' filter kits for Ricoh GR III cameras

The filter holders are constructed of an aluminum alloy and can rotate a full 360-degrees. Just make sure to remove the holder before turning off your camera, otherwise, your filters could end up shattered on the ground.

Visual Flow's new presets are custom made based on lighting conditions in an image

Rather than being based on a particular emulation or color scheme like most presets are, Visual Flow's 'The Modern Pack' presets are designed to be used based on the lighting environment in which the image is captured.

Adobe teases new Sensei-powered Object Selection Tool for easy masks and more

The new tool streamlines the process of selecting objects within an image and is essentially a more precise version of the Select Subject tool unveiled in January 2018.

Canon EOS M200 review: Your new pocket-friendly companion

The EOS M200 is Canon's new entry-level mirrorless camera. It's easy to use, takes great photos, and crams a big APS-C sensor into one of the smallest camera bodies on the market. We think that's a recipe for success – get all the details in our full review.

Hands-on with the DJI Mavic Mini

The Mavic Mini is DJI's smallest drone yet, with a weight of only 249g. We had a chance to go hands-on with the Mini to find out if there are any tradeoffs to such a small quadcopter.

The DJI Mavic Mini is an ultralight, sub-250g drone that captures 2.7K video at 30fps

The DJI Mavic Mini is the smallest, lightest drone DJI has made to date. Despite its small size, DJI has managed to pack a lot of features and functionality into a system that DJI claims has a flight time of up to 30 minutes.

October 29
This app can modify Aperture and iPhoto so they will continue to work with macOS Catalina

Retroactive, developed by Tyshawn Cormier, makes it so Aperture and iPhoto applications can continue to run on Apple's latest operating system, macOS Catalina.

The new Loupedeck Creative Tool editing console packs improved software integrations

The Loupedeck Creative Tool goes beyond photography with a customizable interface that's program-specific and extremely customizable.

NVIDIA's latest AI project is 'face swap' for animals. Kind of...

Useful? Probably not very, for now. But researchers insist that the technology may have practical applications in future.

Slideshow: Agora presents The World's Best Photos of #Water2019

Agora, a free-to-use photography app, received almost 17,000 entries for its #Water2019 competition. Here is the winner and a few top finalists.

Canon is shutting down its cloud-based photo platform Irista

Canon suggests downloading all of your photos before the service officially shuts down on January 31, 2020.

Sony a6100 review: Should this be your next family camera?

Sony's a6100 adds powerful autofocus and a touchscreen to its low-cost mirrorless camera. But little inconsistencies mean it's not quite the excellent beginners camera it could be.

Hands-on: Tamron's new 24mm and 35mm Di III OSD M1:2 are featherweight options for Sony shooters

Tamron just announced a trio of featherweight full-frame lenses for Sony E-mount. We had the chance to check two of them out at last week's Photo Plus Expo in New York.

'Pro' (noun.), abbreviation of 'Professional': born 1798, died 2019, aged 221 after a long illness

Following the launch of Apple's new AirPods Pro, we are sad to report that the word 'Pro', an abbreviation of the noun 'Professional', has died, aged 221.

October 28
Adobe gets license from US government to continue offering Creative Cloud in Venezuela

After cutting subscriptions to Venezuelan Creative Cloud users due to a U.S. Executive Order, Adobe has announced it's since received a special license to continue to operate in the South American country.

Funleader LensCap 18mm F8.0 is an ultra-light, ultra-wide body cap lens

The Funleader LensCap 18mm F8.0 is an ultra-thin lens that will come in Sony E and L mount options. The Kickstater campaign is roughly 30% funded at this time and the first units are expected to ship in December 2019, assuming it hits its funding goal.

Ricoh adds new 'Handheld HDR' still capture mode to its Theta V, Z1 360-degree cameras

The new feature is found in the latest versions of the Ricoh Theta smartphone apps for Android and iOS, and require the latest firmware for both the Theta V and Theta Z1 cameras.

Sony Japan says the RX10 IV will soon receive real-time Animal Eye-AF via firmware update

The update is set to arrive before the end of the year and will also improve the onboard real-time Eye-AF and address general performance issues.

Pixel peeping the everyday: Explore our Google Pixel 4 sample gallery

Google's Pixel 4 promises all sorts of capture and processing cleverness, but what does that mean when you go out and shoot with it? Delve into our sample gallery to find out.

Kipon releases two Mamiya 645 to Sony E mount adapters with electronic aperture control

The adapters make it possible to use either Mamiya or Phase One/Schneider brand Mamiya 645 lenses with Sony E mount camera systems.

October 27
Fujifilm X-Pro3 pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV)

This gallery includes sample images from a pre-production Fujifilm X-Pro3, captured in Calgary, Alberta, while shooting our hands-on preview for DPReview TV.

Landscape photography with a drone: disadvantages and limitations part 2

For all of their advantages, drones have another key weakness: they're quite easy to lose. Here are some common pitfalls that might bring your drone to an untimely end – and how you can avoid them.

October 26
Adobe exposed the account information of nearly 7.5M Creative Cloud users

There were no passwords or payment details revealed in the exposed information, but you'll want to keep an eye out for detailed phishing attempts.

Prime lens update: The Canon EOS M6 Mark II photographs dogs, beer and the big city

While working through our EOS M6 Mark II review, we've packed our favorite primes and taken Canon's speedy mirrorless camera all over town to capture a beer fest, Barktoberfest, and everything in-between.

October 25
Netflix certifies the Panasonic S1H for productions, making it the smallest (and only stills/video) camera on the list

Production houses will need to shoot with specific settings in place, but this certification makes the S1H one of the most compact and budget-friendly options on Netflix's small-but-growing list of cameras that can be used to shoot Netflix Original content.

Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF arrives as the first third-party Canon RF autofocus lens

The lens marks the first third-party autofocus lens for Canon's RF lens mount. Pricing remains a mystery, but the lens is set to be available around the world in November 2019.

Here are our first samples from the Nikon Z 58mm 0.95 'Noct'

We got a chance to take a few shots with the new Nikon Z 58mm 0.95 'Noct' lens at the Photoplus trade show in New York City. Check out our first samples here.

RED founder Jim Jannard announces retirement, shuts down Hydrogen phone project

At age 70 Jim Jannard goes into retirement, ending a career that has included Oakley, RED Digital Cinema and its Hydrogen project.

Ilford Photo updates its Multigrade darkroom paper, introduces Ortho Plus film in smaller formats

The company's famous darkroom paper gets a warmer base and deeper blacks, while the green/blue sensitive film will be manufactured for 35mm and 120 medium format cameras

These are the winning photographs of the 2019 Nikon Small World photography competition

The winners of the 2019 Nikon Small World photography competition have been revealed with an incredibly vibrant image of a turtle embryo taking home first prize.

Getting great sound for video: an introduction

What's the most important thing to get right when shooting video? The audio, of course! In this article we walk through what it takes to get great audio including types of microphones, important accessories and a few pro tips based on real world experience.

October 24
Video: How Defocus Smoothing works inside Canon's new 85mm F1.2L USM DS lens

Canon has shared a 90-second video showing how the Defocus Smoothing (DS) coatings inside its upcoming RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS lens works to smooth out the bokeh in an image.

Tether Tools Air Direct is a new and improved way to wirelessly connect your camera to your computer, mobile device

The new wireless Tether Tools device offers a connection up to five times faster than the Tether Tools Air Case and is now compatible with many more camera brands.

LumaFusion 2.1 video editing app adds external drive support, new aspect ratios and more

The update brings new and improved features to compatible iOS and iPadOS devices, including external drive support, new aspect ratios, improved performance and more.

These are the three winners (and their photos) of the inaugural Leica Women Foto Project Award

Over 600 entries were submitted for the inaugural Leica Women Foto Project Award. We've rounded up a collection of images from the three winning photographers.

Blackmagic Camera 6.6 adds new features, functionality to 4K, 6K Pocket Cinema Cameras

Blackmagic Camera 6.6 brings a number of new features to both the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K cameras.

Canon aims to please professionals with the EOS-1D X Mark III

Canon has just announced the development of its latest flagship DSLR, the EOS-1D X Mark III. With the same dual-grip design and EF mount as its predecessor, it's designed to take a beating and keep on going. Here's what we know so far.

Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L and RF 85mm F1.2L DS will arrive before the end of the year

The Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS will arrive on the market in November and December, respectively. The 70-200mm will sell for $2700 and the portraiture-optimized 85mm will cost $3000.

Canon releases 'Content Creator Kits' for its 90D, G7X Mark III and M200 cameras

Each of the new kits includes a new Canon accessory. The 90D gets a new battery-free microphone while the G7X Mark III and M200 receive a new tripod grip and wireless remote. 32GB SD cards are also included in each of the kits.

October 23
Photographer uses drone with thermal camera to find missing 6-year-old boy

Photographer Steve Fines used a DJI m210RTK drone and thermal camera to help find a boy who went missing on a freezing night.

Elinchrom launches new Rotagrid accessory for its signature Rotalux softbox line

The new Rotagrid modifiers are available for Elinchrom's full range of Rotolux softboxes and offer a 30-degree beam angle.

DxO PhotoLab 3 brings improved repair tools, local adjustment masks and new camera support

The update, which will come at a discounted cost to PhotoLab 2 users, brings a number of new and improved features to DxO's flagship post-production program.

Rode's redesigned NTG5 microphone features 'circular acoustic ports' and lightweight design

Rode's new NTG5 professional shotgun microphone uses circular acoustic ports instead of the more traditional linear ports used by other manufacturers. Rode claims this provides, 'natural, uncolored sound.'

Hands-on with the quirky, retro fantastic Fujifilm X-Pro3

The design of the Fujifilm X-Pro3 encourages you to use it more like a classic film camera than a modern digital camera. So, does it work? Take a closer look in our hands-on slideshow.

Display duality: The Fujifilm X-Pro3 in the California wine country

We took a preproduction Fujifilm X-Pro3 to northern California to see what it's like to use. Turns out, it's okay to dislike the X-Pro3's new hidden LCD - that just means it's not for you.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-Pro3 hands-on preview

Some might argue that Fujifilm's new X-Pro3 rangefinder-style camera takes a page from the Leica playbook, omitting a full-time rear screen in favor of a more 'pure' shooting experience. Is the X-Pro3 a carbon-coated classic or a titanium trinket? Chris and Jordan aim to find out.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 pre-production sample gallery

We got our hands on a pre-production Fujifilm X-Pro3. Here's our initial gallery, including samples of the new 'Classic Neg.' film simulation.

With the new X-Pro3, Fujifilm wants to change the way you take pictures

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 is here, with an updated sensor, processor and autofocus system in tow. The company has also 'hidden' the LCD in such a way that you're more inclined to shoot through the hybrid viewfinder, for a more traditional photographic experience.

Tamron developing a compact 70-180mm F2.8 telephoto zoom for Sony E-mount

Tamron is developing a fast, compact 70-180mm F2.8 tele-zoom for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras. The lens will weigh just 815g (1.8 lbs) and will offer a linear focus motor, weather-sealing and a short minimum focusing distance.

Tamron intros trio of compact macro lenses for Sony E-mount

Tamron has announced three compact F2.8 macro lenses for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras. Buyers can choose between 20, 24 and 35mm flavors, all of which are the same size, have a 0.5x magnification and use 67mm filters.

October 22
CalDigit launches new, rugged 512GB 'Tuff nano' USB-C SSDs with 1055MB/s read speeds

The new 512GB drives are smaller than a deck of cards and have read/write speeds of 1055MBps and 900MBps, respectively.

Google appears to be working on account switcher and drawing features for its Photos app

Both features have been discovered in the app code by a reverse engineer and activated manually.

OmniVision has created the world's smallest commercially-available image sensor

The sensor will work alongside a dedicated camera module to open up new possibilities in the world of medical imaging.

Utah Senator introduces Drone Integration and Zoning Act of 2019

After an unsuccessful attempt with the Drone Federalist Act of 2017, Senator Mike Lee of Utah is attempting to pass the Drone Integration and Zoning Act of 2019.

Olympus E-M5 III sample gallery (DPReview TV)

This gallery contains additional sample images from the new Olympus E-M5 III, captured while shooting our hands-on preview of the camera for DPReview TV.

October 21
Google's Dual Exposure Controls and Live HDR+ features remain exclusive to Pixel 4

Some of the Pixel 4's new camera features will be made available to older Pixel devices via a software update, but Google has confirmed Dual Exposure Controls and Live HDR+ features are limited to Pixel 4 smartphones.

Irix announces impending release of its new 45mm T1.5 cinema lens

This lens marks the third in Irix's lineup of lenses designed specifically for shooting up to 8K video.

Lomography launches LomoMod No.1 DIY cardboard camera with a liquid-filled lens

Lomography rarely disappoints with its collection of strange and quirky film cameras and the LomoMod No.1 is no different.

iPhone users get free unlimited Google Photo storage for original photo files, but Pixel 4 owners have to pay

It's free for iPhone users, but Pixel 4 owners are no longer able to take advantage of uncompressed original photo storage without paying. Google claims it's working on a fix for the 'bug'.

Laowa opens pre-orders for new 17mm F1.8 MFT lens, set to ship later this month

The new full-manual Laowa 17mm F1.8 MFT weighs just 172g and is set to ship 'late October' for just $149.

DPReview TV: Olympus OM-D E-M5 III hands-on preview

Olympus just announced the E-M5 III, the newest in its E-M5 line of enthusiast Micro Four Thirds cameras. In this hands-on preview, Chris and Jordan ask, "Who's it for?"

Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM sample gallery

It's smaller and less costly than the flagship RF 28-70mm F2, but the RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM will appeal to many EOS R-series photographers with its handy range, fast, constant aperture, image stabilization and weather-sealing.

October 20
Flickr triples maximum display resolution to 6K for Flickr Pro members

Previously, images were limited to being displayed at 2048px on the longest side. Now, images are shown at up to 6144px on the longest side.

Landscape photography with a drone: disadvantages and limitations part 1

Despite all of their incredible advantages, there are some situations in which a drone simply can't get the job done. Here are the limitations to consider if you're thinking about getting into drone photography.

October 19
Ricoh shares 360º photos, videos from space captured in partnership with JAXA

Ricoh teamed up with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to develop a specialized Theta camera capable of withstanding the harsh conditions of space. The resulting images and videos have now been published.

Which has the best lens? Sony RX100 VII vs Canon G5 X II vs Canon G7 X III

Comparing these three compact camera lenses head-to-head-to-head reveals the Sony to be more consistently sharp – at the cost of a lot of aperture offered by the Canons.

October 18
London researchers develop plant-powered camera system for conservation efforts

The small camera uses microbial fuel cells to power the camera, which in turn keeps an eye on the plants and animals around it.

Luna Display now lets you use an old Mac as a secondary display

Luna Display comes in the shape of a hardware dongle and a Mac app and is compatible with older macOS versions.

Eizo announces 27" 4K ColorEdge CS2740 monitor with USB-C connection, 10-bit input

The CS2740 monitor is a successor to Eizo's ColorEdge CS2730 that increases the resolution, adds new connectivity options and now offers 10-bit input. Pricing information isn't yet available, but Eizo says it will officially launch on October 24.

ON1 Photo RAW 2020 comes with new AI features, SmugMug integration and more

ON1 software has today released the latest version of its Raw processing and image editing and organization application Photo RAW.

October 17
These are the winners of the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

The Natural History Museum has announced the winners of its 55th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Report: Adobe Photoshop CC for iPad is missing key features according to beta testers

According to a report from Bloomberg, beta testers of Adobe's Photoshop CC for iPad have noticed a number of major features missing or incomplete.

Tokina launches redesigned ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF lens for Canon EF, Nikon F mounts

The lens is currently available to pre-order for $449 and is set for retail availability on November 8, 2019.

Datacolor adds 64-bit support to Spyder5 calibrator for compatibility with macOS Catalina

Datacolor is offering the 64-bit update as a free software update to ensure the Spyder5 calibration sensor works with Apple's latest desktop operating system macOS Catalina.

Instagram is rolling out new privacy features for third-party app authorizations

Instagram is rolling out a number of new privacy-centric features that will make it easier to see and edit what third-party applications have access to your Instagram data.

Hands-on with the Olympus E-M5 Mark III

We've got our hands on the Olympus E-M5 III and it is is, on the outside, a refinement of its predecessor. But we'll go a bit deeper and talk about what's also changed on the inside in our hands-on slideshow.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 III initial review

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is a 20MP Micro Four Thirds camera aimed at enthusiast photographers. It shares the same sensor, AF system and 4K-video capture as the flagship E-M1 II and E-M1 X, in a considerably smaller and lighter package.

Shooting experience: Olympus OM-D E-M5 III in the desert

We spent 48 hours exploring the deserts of southern Utah with the E-M5 III, Olympus smallest, lightest 20MP camera. Click through to read about our experience shooting with the camera and to see what kind of photos it's capable of taking.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III sample gallery

We recently joined Olympus in Moab, Utah for some preliminary shooting with the OM-D E-M5 III. See how the photos look in our extensive sample gallery.

The new Olympus E-M5 Mark III is a mini E-M1 II

Olympus has announced the OM-D E-M5 Mark III - a more compact camera than its predecessor, which incorporates a lot of technology found previously in the higher-end E-M1 Mark II.

Olympus announces PEN E-PL10 with a flip-down screen

The PEN E-PL10 remains largely unchanged from its predecessor aside from the redesigned display and a few software additions.

October 16
These are the most important Google Pixel 4 camera updates

DPReview Science Editor Rishi Sanyal had an opportunity to sit down with Marc Levoy and Isaac Reynolds of Google to dive deep into the most important camera updates on the new Pixel 4.

The Zhiyun WEEBILL-S is a compact 3-axis gimbal for mirrorless and DSLR cameras

Chinese company Zhiyun, the world's leading gimbal manufacturer, announced the WEEBILL-S earlier this week.

UK photo retailer Jessops is reportedly looking for administrators to help salvage the company

United Kingdom photo retailer Jessops is reportedly looking for administrators to help sort out rising costs and falling revenue.

Google ends free 'original quality' image backups for the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL

Google has confirmed it's ending its free 'original quality' image backups with its Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones. This marks the first time the popular perk isn't offered since the launch of the original Pixel smartphone.

Photographer finds fully-functional Fujifilm lens 4 months after losing it in the desert

In a story shared on 35mmc, photographer Steve Boykin tells how he stumbled upon a Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 lens he had lost four months prior during a trek in the wilderness and discovered it still works fine.

Sandmarc launches hybrid polarized ND filters for DSLR and mirrorless cameras

Sandmarc's new filter series combines the characteristics of polarizing and neutral density (ND) filters into one single filter.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III sample gallery updated

Our testing of the Canon G7 X III continues, which means we've brought along on plenty of day trips and adventures to get a feel for its performance in a number of situations. Take a look at some of the resulting images.

October 15
Shimoda Designs launches its new 'ultra-aggressive' Action X Series camera bags

Shimoda Designs has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its new 'ultra-aggressive' lineup of camera bags that includes three backpacks, two rollers and a handful of new and improved accessories.

Meike launches 85mm F2.8 Macro manual lens for Nikon Z-Mount

Meike has added yet another mount option to its 85mm F2.8 manual macro lens, which was previously available for Canon RF, Canon EF, Sony E/FE and Nikon F mounts.

Third-party iOS Sony remote camera app Camrote adds new zoom, time-lapse capabilities

Camrote version 1.2.0 adds new zoom and time-lapse capabilities to select Sony camera systems.

Google Pixel 4 adds telephoto lens, improved portrait mode and HDR in live view

Google has officially unveiled the Pixel 4, with the addition of a telephoto camera headlining the camera updates. Other improvements include real-time HDR preview in live view, added brightness and exposure controls, and an updated portrait mode with better depth mapping.

Luminar 4 available for pre-order, comes with new AI features and revamped UI

With Luminar 4, Skylum Software aims to provide sophisticated editing tools in an easy to use package.

Sony a7R IV review
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The a7R IV is Sony's latest high-resolution interchangeable lens camera, but that doesn't mean it's just for landscape photographers. Get all the details about this 60.2MP full-framer in our full review.

October 14
How does iPhone 11 Night Mode compare to Google Pixel 3 Night Sight?

Google's Night Sight has justifiably been considered the low light king, but with the iPhone 11 Apple is challenging for this title with its own Night Mode. Take a look at how they compare side-by-side.

Report: Stalker used eye reflections in online photos to locate, assault pop star

Be vigilant on what's being reflected in eyes (or glasses) before posting photographs of yourself or others online. High resolution photographs aren't always beneficial.

The Flujo Signature Pro is a USB-C hub with built-in M.2 SSD expandable storage

The Flujo Signature Pro has passed its funding goal on Kickstarter and the first units are expected to ship in November 2019.

Ilford Photo teases upcoming film stock release in multiple formats

Based on the images Ilford Photo shared alongside the tweet, the film stock will come in four different formats and be released on October 24.

Video: How a film camera superimposes the time and date onto a photograph

Host Ben Krasnow of YouTube channel Applied Science shows how film cameras used a micro LCD projector and a small incandescent light to project the time and date onto photographs.

Canon's 32MP chip marks the end of the 24MP APS-C era

Sony Semiconductor's 24MP sensor has been at the heart of many excellent APS-C cameras over the past few years, but the impressive results we saw from the 90D's new 32MP sensor suggest that Canon has finally answered with a formidable chip of its own.

October 13
Ricoh releases firmware version 1.30 for its GR III camera system

Firmware version 1.30 adds a number of new customizability settings and addresses a number of issues present in past firmware versions.

Fujifilm X-A7 pre-production sample gallery

You've seen sample photos from a pre-production Fujifilm X-A7 shot by our friends at DPReview TV – here are some of our own.

October 12
Ultra-thin lenses could eliminate the need for smartphone camera bumps

A new type of ultra-thin lens uses a large number of microstructures to focus light onto a sensor.

iPhone 11's Portrait Mode sets a high bar for the Pixel 4

We would expect the iPhone 11's Portrait Mode to outperform the Pixel 3, and it does. But Google has its work cut out in more than one way if its next-gen flagship is to stay competitive.

October 11
Researchers have developed reset-counting pixel that promises near-limitless highlight capture

Researchers from Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart have developed a pixel design with the potential for massively increased dynamic range thanks to the ability to 'count' the number of times an individual pixel resets when it becomes saturated with light.

Adobe launches redesigned Creative Cloud desktop app with search, libraries and more

The redesign brings a new interface and a number of other fixes to the desktop app used to manage Adobe's Creative Cloud apps and services.

The end of an era? Digital camera review site Imaging Resource set to close

Founder of Imaging Resource Dave Etchells has confirmed that the site he created more than 20 years ago is set to close at the end of the year.

iOS 13.2 beta adds the ability to change resolution, frame rate of video in stock Camera app

The small change could be a sign of things to come in later iOS 13 updates for the default Camera app

Pixelmator Pro 'Avalon' update brings macOS Catalina support and more

Pixelmator Pro version 1.5 Avalon comes with a number of upgrades, including support for macOS Catalina, the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, as well as machine-learning powered noise reduction and improved performance.

What the Z50 tells us about Nikon's APS-C strategy

Nikon's Z mount just evolved to include an APS-C product line. So what does this tell us about the company's APS-C strategy?

October 10
Canon announces upcoming public availability of its IVY REC clip camera

Following a successful Indiegogo campaign earlier this year, Canon has now announced the impending public availability of its compact IVY REC camera.

Canon Korea promo video confirms the RF 70-200mm F2.8 lens won't have internal zoom

In news that won't surprise anyone with a basic understanding of physics, a new promo video shared by Canon Korea confirms canon's forthcoming RF 70-200mm F2.8 lens will feature an extending zoom barrel.

Lomography launches preorders for Berlin Kino B&W 2019 Edition film

The 'new' film is a re-worked formula of Lomography's Berlin Kino B&W film that's said to add ''an upgrade in [photographers'] freedom of creative choice, no matter if they shoot with 35mm or 120 format.'

Sigma announces pricing and availability of its fp camera

Sigma has announced the pricing and availability of its compact full-frame mirrorless camera, the fp. It will cost $1,899 for the body-only and $2,199 as a kit with the Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens.

Opinion: The Nikon Z50 is a good camera, but that may not be enough

Nikon says it made the Z50 for Instagram users, but technical editor Richard Butler finds little evidence of this, which leaves him wondering who's going to buy it.

Report: The camera components inside the iPhone 11 Pro Max cost $73.50

Tech analyst firm TechInsights has broken down the components inside Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max and estimated the camera components to cost $73.50.

Nikon Z50 pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Need more Z50 sample photos? This gallery was captured using a pre-production Nikon Z50 while filming this week's episode of DPReview TV.

Hands-on with the Nikon Z50 and new DX Z-mount lenses

The Nikon Z50 is here. Nikon's latest Z-series camera features an APS-C sensor and is being launched alongside two DX-format kit zooms. Take a closer look at the Z50 in this hands-on article.

Nikon announces Z-mount lens roadmap

Nikon has announced a roadmap for its Z-mount mirrorless system. The roadmap includes high-end primes, 'compact' primes and a selection of zoom lenses.

Nikon Z50 initial review: What's new, how it compares

We've been digging around under the hood of the Nikon Z50. We look at what Nikon's first APS-C mirrorless camera does and doesn't offer.

DPReview TV: Nikon Z50 hands-on preview

The Z50 is Nikon's first Z-mount mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor, and it launches alongside a pair of DX zoom lenses. Chris and Jordan had a chance to use a pre-production model and share their experience in this hands-on preview.

Nikon Z50 pre-production sample gallery

We were fortunate enough to get some hands-on time with a pre-production Nikon Z50 ahead of the launch, so we brought it to some of our favorite Seattle photo spots to see just what it can do.

DPReview TV: Nikon 58mm F0.95 'Noct' lens preview

Nikon's 58mm F0.95 'Noct' lens could be the most impressive optic yet for Nikon's Z-series mirrorless cameras. Find out what Chris and Jordan think of this flagship prime lens for Z-mount, and why it may become their new unit of measure.

Hands-on with Nikon's 58mm F0.95 'Noct' lens

The Nikon Z 58mm 0.95 'Noct' is Nikon's fastest ever lens, described by the company as a flagship prime designed to take full advantage of the new Z mount with no compromises. We've had our hands on one - click through to learn more.

Nikon introduces the Z50, a DX-format mirrorless camera for Z-mount

Nikon has announced the Z50, its first Z-mount mirrorless body to use an APS-C sensor. While it lacks in-body stabilization like the Z6 and Z7, it does have a 21MP sensor, on-sensor PDAF, 11 fps bursts, and a weather-sealed body. Also announced are 16-50mm and 50-250mm kit lenses.

Nikkor Z 58mm F0.95 Noct will arrive at the end of the month for $8000

After over a year of teasers, Nikon has finally announced full details of the Z-mount 58mm F0.95 Noct. It's the fastest Nikkor lens ever produced, shipping October 31st for $8000.

Remember this? Long-awaited Nikon Z6/7 battery pack to ship next month

Nikon has finally announced the long-awaited battery grip for its Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras. The MB-N10 is simply a battery holder: no controls are offered for portrait-orientation shooting.

October 9
New FCC database filing confirms forthcoming DJI Mavic Mini

Rumors have swirled for the past two months around a forthcoming DJI Mavic Mini release. Today's FCC database filing has confirmed it.

Shutterstock's free image editor gets new 'Remove Background' tool

The new tool makes it easy to remove distracting or unwanted backgrounds in images directly within your browser.

Canon has officially produced over 100 million EOS series interchangeable-lens cameras

This massive milestone comes 32 years after the first EOS series camera was introduced in 1987.

Lumecube 2.0 comes with a rugged body and redesigned lens with 80 degree beam angle

The Lumecube is an ultra-portable USB-chargeable light for mobile photographers, vloggers and other creatives on the move.

Canon plans to add 24p recording to select EOS, PowerShot cameras via firmware update

Canon has said in an email sent to DPReview that it will bring back the option to record at 24p (23.98 fps) in select EOS and PowerShot models via upcoming firmware updates.

Review: DJI Osmo Mobile 3 smartphone gimbal

The Osmo Mobile 3 is DJI's third generation gimbal for smartphones, arriving with updated controls and a new foldable design. If you want a stabilizer for your phone it's worthy of consideration.

October 8
Instagram updates iOS app with support for iOS 13's native Dark Mode UI

Instagram has released an update on iOS with support for the new 'Dark Mode' found inside iOS 13.

Final Cut Pro X 10.4.7 arrives with major performance boosts, GPU selection and Pro Display XDR support

Apple has made a substantial update to Final Cut Pro X, bringing with it a massive boost in performance, multi-GPU support and support for Apple's Pro Display XDR.

Nokishita is reporting Nikon's Nikkor Z 58mm F0.95 S Noct will cost $7996.95

Prepare your wallets. The latest report from Nokishita says Nikon's showpiece Nikkor Z 58mm F0.95 S Noct lens will retail for just shy of $8,000. Also reported is pricing information for the much-rumored 'Z50 'mirrorless camera.

The Canon EOS M200 goes to Oklahoma

We've just got our hands on Canon's newest entry-level mirrorless camera, the EOS M200. Carey took it on a trip to Oklahoma City to see how it performs.

October 7
Anduril's Anvil is a drone-bashing machine designed to take out UAVs mid-flight

California-based manufacturer Anduril has developed the Anvil, a quadcopter designed for short, fast flights, that can detect and take down drones operating in military airspace.

Hipstamatic returns with new free app and updated analog camera styles for iOS

Hipstamatic is back with a (slightly) new name, updated interface and support for the latest iOS devices.

Samsung is getting ready to test the Galaxy S11 periscope tele camera

The upcoming Galaxy S11 flagship will likely feature a 5x periscope-style camera, matching the optical tele capabilities of the Huawei P30 Pro.

Redditor uncovers possible price of Sigma's fp camera in product page source code

A clever Redditor discovered what could very well be the price of Sigma's fp full-frame mirrorless camera hidden within the source code of the fp product page.

Voigtlander announces upcoming release of a 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar lens for Sony E-mount

The lens was made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Voigtlander Classic Line.

iPhone 11 Pro sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Have a closer look at sample images from iPhone 11 Pro's ultra-wide, standard and telephoto cameras featured in this week's DPReview TV episode.

When fast-ish is fast enough: in praise of F1.8 lenses

Two decades into the 'Digital Century', is there still a need for ultra-fast lenses? Here's why you might be better off with a new F1.8 prime instead.

DPReview TV: iPhone 11 Pro – what photographers may have missed

In this week's episode, Chris is joined by our Science Editor Rishi Sanyal to take a closer look at some of the new photography features on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro camera.

October 6
Landscape photography with a drone: the advantages - part 3

Beyond the advantages of cost and availability, a drone presents the landscape photographer with another key advantage: a complete lack of fear in the face of danger.

October 5
Video: 37 different camera shutter sounds in 3 minutes

Photographer and YouTuber Scott Graham recorded the sound of 37 different camera shutters, showing off the unique characteristics of each model.

Review: Live Planet VR live-streaming system

The Live Planet VR system may look like something out of a science fiction movie, but this stereoscopic, 16-lens camera and its associated cloud platform may be one of the best tools out there for live-streaming events in 360 degrees.

October 4
Video: iPhone records its dramatic fall from a plane over Iceland, is recovered a year later

Despite the incredible fall, harsh terrain and gruesome weather, the iPhone not only survived but managed to hold onto the video of its unexpected freefall.

The latest iOS 13 developer beta gives us a sneak peek at Apple's new Deep Fusion mode

Apple released the first iOS 13 developer beta with support for Apple's new Deep Fusion technology. We've rounded up a few samples from photographers and developers around the web to see the first examples showing what the technology has to offer.

Instagram releases its 'Restrict' shadowbanning feature for all users

The new tool enables an Instagram user to restrict other accounts from posting content on and sending messages to their own account.

Sigma's three new EF-M mount lenses and mount conversion service now have release dates

Sigma Global says the Canon EF-M mount versions of its 16mm F1.4, 30mm F1.4 and 56mm F1.4 DC DN lenses will be released on October 18.

iPhone 11's coolest photo feature is the hardest one to find

The iPhone 11 can automatically correct crooked horizons and leaning buildings, filling in missing image information with data from the wider camera – but it's a feature that many people are likely to miss.

October 3
Polaroid Originals discontinues Spectra film due to the condition of aging cameras

Polaroid Originals has announced that it is discontinuing production of its wide-format Spectra film. The reason, CEO Oskar Smolokowski said in a statement on the company's blog today, is due to the degraded nature of existing wide-format cameras.

Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2020 arrive with new AI-powered tools

Adobe is bringing its Sensei-powered tools to Photoshop Elements 2020 and Premiere Elements 2020.

Leaked Pixel 4 photos show new and improved astrophotography, portrait and Night Sight modes

The photos (and their EXIF data) hint at the new and improved camera capabilities that will be inside the impending Pixel 4 smartphone.

Online photo retailer Adorama launches redesigned website and logo

The updated website features a more streamlined UI while the logo adds a modern touch and a new tagline to the New York camera and electronics retailer.

The a9 II is the camera Sony had to make - but they didn't make it for you

The a9 II is a camera that the average DPReview reader will probably neither need nor buy. And Sony knows it. But that's fine - here's why.

CHASING DORY is a portable, affordable underwater drone with 1080p video

The tethered drone has an F1.6 lens with 1/2.9" CMOS sensor capable of recording at 1080p and relies on an app to control the drone while underwater.

Sony a9 II has a refined design and more pro-oriented features

The Sony a9 II updates the company's sports-oriented camera with a refined body reminiscent of the a7R IV, improved AF algorithms and a host of features for the working pro.

October 2
Epson reveals SureColor P7570, P9570 wide-format printers that offer 'museum quality' prints

These two new professional printers offer an incredible range of printing options and have a price to match.

Duet Display adds support for turning Android tablets into secondary displays

Formerly an iOS exclusive, Duet Display can now turn your Android tablet or Chromebook laptop into a secondary display for your macOS computer.

Microsoft launches ARM-powered Studio Pro X, updates Surface Pro 7 with USB-C

Microsoft has finally brought USB-C to the Surface Pro 7 and has taken a leap by putting a custom ARM-based Snapdragon processor inside of its Surface Pro X 2-in-1.

Exposure Software releases Exposure X5 image editing and organizing software

The latest version of the software brings 3D Color Masking, Vignetting correction and a range of other new features.

Gnarbox 2.0 SSD is now available around the world starting at $499

After being successfully funded via Kickstarter, the Gnarbox 2.0 SSD is now available for creatives across the world.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 review

Fujifilm's GF 50mm F3.5 'pancake' lens is a relatively compact optic for the company's GFX line of medium format cameras. What do you give up in exchange for the small size? According to Chris, not much.

Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

A selection of photos shot with Fujifilm's GF 50mm F3.5 pancake lens during production of this week's episode of DPReview TV.

Fujifilm unveils the Instax Mini Link, its latest compact instant photo printer

The Instax Mini Link works alongside an accompanying smartphone app to print photos in as few as 12 seconds and can print up to 100 images on a single charge.

October 1
Skydio 2 is a $999 4K autonomous drone that will keep DJI on its toes

The California-based drone manufacturer today announced the long-awaited Skydio 2. Compact, powered by AI, and offering up to 4K/60p video, the company is going after the Mavic 2 market.

Pixelmator Photo gets major v1.1 update with iPadOS 13 support and more

Pixelmator Photo has been updated to make the most of Apple's new iPadOS 13 with batch edits, improved file handling and more.

GoPro Max: a second-generation 360º action camera with HyperSmooth, 360 Audio and more

The GoPro Max is GoPro's second-generation 360-degree action cam that now includes a front-facing touchscreen display, six built-in microphones, all new image processing capablities and more.

GoPro Hero8 Black adds improved stabilization, Media Mod, Digital Lenses and more

The GoPro Hero8 improves upon GoPro's flagship action camera with second-generation stabilization technology, a new 'Media Mod' attachment, 'Digital Lenses' and more.

Take a look inside Sigma's Aizu factory where the fp is assembled

After attending the Sigma fp launch back in July, we had an opportunity to tour the company's factory in Aizu to see how it assembles its new full-frame camera as well as its lenses – take a look.