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December 2019 news and reviews

December 31
Video: Billie Eilish parody music video 'Gear Guy' is made for filmmakers and photographers

Ring in the new year with a laugh thanks to this parody music video that pokes fun at photographers who might just suffer from Gear Acquisition Syndrome, less affectionately referred to as G.A.S.

Tiffen announces ND filter kits for the DJI Mavic Mini drone

To date, DJI doesn't have neutral-density (ND) filters available for their Mavic Mini drone. Tiffen has announced a series of compatible ND filters that will be available in January.

COSYSPEED is crowdfunding to create first 'Made in Africa' camera lens pouches

German company COSYSPEED is raising money on Indiegogo to give young mothers work, sewing lens pouches, in the world's poorest country.

DPReview TV: Introducing new host Liam Drake!

Please welcome our newest DPReview TV host, Liam Drake. Liam comes to us from Calgary, Alberta, mostly because that's where his parents live. Watch his first camera review and let us know what you think!

December 30
This DIY 'digiObscura' digital camera features a massive 1-kilopixel image sensor

Industrious YouTuber Sean Hodgins has built his own digital camera from scratch, including its huge 1-kilopixel image sensor.

Lexar is showing off a PCIe 4.0 SSD with 7GB/s read sequential speeds

The drive is currently a prototype, but Wccf reports it ‘is planned to be available in 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities’ when it inevitably drops.

CAMERADACTYL creator launches Kickstarter campaign offering camera files for 3D printers

The CAMERADACTYL Brancopan is a 3D-printed panoramic camera that supports Mamiya Press lenses and 35mm film.

Anker announces the first MFi certified LED flash cube for iPhone 11, 11 Pro devices

The new 'iPhone LED Flash' from Anker will work natively with iOS' built-in camera app, as well as third-party camera apps. It's rated for up to 10,000 flashes on a single charge and is set to cost $50 when it's released next month.

2010-2019: The decade in review - technological advancements

Technical Editor Richard Butler takes a look at the technological leaps forward he's seen while covering the industry for the past decade, with autofocus capabilities and video capture leading the way.

2010-2019: The decade in review - the camera industry

Senior Editor Barney Britton reflects on the changes he's witnessed covering the photography industry for the past ten years – a period during which consumer digital photography came of age.

December 29
These were the most-clicked-on cameras in 2019

Only four of the top ten most-viewed cameras by DPReview readers in 2019 were announced this year. The Fujifilm X-T3 – announced in September 2018 – tops the list of products that DPReview readers were most interested in learning more about.

December 28
LEGO Ideas design recreates the iconic Nikon F3 out of plastic bricks

A recent LEGO Ideas submission showcases the iconic Nikon F3 SLR camera as an incredibly detailed LEGO kit featuring more than 500 pieces.

These are the next lenses you should buy for your new Micro Four Thirds camera

From pocket-sized prime lenses to fast zooms designed to weather the elements, there are lenses of all shapes and sizes for Micro Four Thirds shooters. If you've recently acquired one of these cameras then we've got some ideas for your next lens.

December 27
FAA releases 'Notice of Proposed Rulemaking' for Remote ID on drones

After many years, the FAA has finally announced their long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The Animaionic docking station transforms Mac Mini into a workstation for professionals

A Kickstarter campaign seeks funds for Animaionic, a docking station with external GPU and SSD support for transforming the Mac Mini into a workstation.

Darktable 3.0 released with new features, bug fixes and major GUI update

The latest major version of Darktable, the free alternative to Adobe Lightroom, is now available to download on desktop.

These are the next lenses you should buy for your new APS-C Sony mirrorless camera

If a Sony a6000-series camera found its way into your hands this season you're already well-equipped to take some great photos. But nothing opens up new possibilities like another lens – here are our suggestions for APS-C Sony mirrorless cameras.

These are the next lenses you should buy for your new Fujifilm mirrorless camera

Maybe you were gifted a Fujifilm X-mount camera like the X-A7 or X-T30, or you treated yourself to an X-T3 for being extra good this year. In either case, we've got some suggestions when you're ready for your next lens purchase.

December 26
Canon's RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM will get a firmware update to fix the focusing issue next month

Canon has acknowledged an issue with its RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM lens that may result in a 'slightly front-focused' image and has promised to release a firmware fix for it in January 2020.

DPReview TV: 2019 New Year's Resolutions

It's been a great year for new product launches but not all of Chris and Jordan's gear dreams came true. As such, they have some grievances to air and you're going to hear about it!

The year in photos: Jordan Drake and the art of crying

You've seen it in photos and videos – DPReview TV host Jordan Drake curled up in a ball on the ground. What's the backstory behind these photos? We look back at a year of Jordan coming to grips with his inner demons.

These are the next lenses you should buy for your new DX-format Nikon DSLR

If you're the proud new owner of a DX-format camera like the Nikon D3500 or D5600, congratulations! The fun is just beginning. We've got some ideas for your next lens purchase when you're ready to expand your kit.

These are the next lenses you should buy for your new APS-C Canon DSLR

Canon DSLRs like the EOS SL3 (EOS 250D in many countries) or T7 (EOS 2000D) are great entry points into the world of interchangeable lens cameras. If you've just acquired one of these or another APS-C Canon DSLR, here are some suggestions for your next lens purchase.

December 25
Your first interchangeable lens camera: a beginner's guide

Just getting started with your first interchangeable lens camera? Don't be intimidated – we're here to help.

December 24
Sony's semiconductor business is working around the clock to keep up with image sensor demand

The popularity of smartphones featuring two or more rear cameras is driving demand for image sensors. In a recent interview, Sony's semiconductor head said the company is working 24/7 to keep up.

The Fujifilm X-T3 is still our pick for the best camera under $1500

We've updated our guide to the best cameras under $1500 and despite some serious competition from newer models, Fujifilm's excellent X-T3 remains our top pick in the price bracket.

December 23
500px combines Terms of Service and Contributor Agreement, confusing some users

500px recently updated its Terms of Service, raising concerns among some users. A recent analysis compared the latest terms to the previous version, however, and didn't find many changes.

DPReview TV: The great ultra-wide sunstar shootout

We compared sunstars from eight ultra-wide full frame zoom lenses, including both DSLR and mirrorless lenses, from Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sigma, Sony and Tamron. Which one is best? Watch the video and tell us what you think in our reader poll.

December 22
Gear of the Year 2019 - Rishi's choice: Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM

Here's the lens that got Science Editor Rishi Sanyal to finally step away from his obsession with wide-angle portraits: the Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM.

December 21
iPhone 11 models may soon support new line of third-party MFi lighting accessories

Apple's latest MFi program update will enable manufacturers to make their own strobe and lighting accessories for the iPhone 11 lineup.

DPReview TV: Hasselblad X1D II 50C Review

Hasselblad is a legendary name in the camera industry, and NASA famously took Hasselblad cameras to the moon. Our budget wasn't big enough to send Chris and Jordan to the moon, but we did give them a newsletter subscription and a free sandwich.

December 20
Lensrentals breaks down its most-rented photo and video gear of 2019

As has become a year-end tradition, Lensrentals has shared the details of what brands, mounts, cameras, lenses and accessories it's rented out throughout 2019.

DJI patents land-based vehicle with built-in camera and new gimbal system

New DJI patents indicate the company may be planning to expand beyond drones with a new land-based camera vehicle.

Leak claims Apple will use sensor-shift stabilization tech in some 2020 iPhone 5G models

A new report out of Taiwan claims Apple will update the camera in some of its 2020 iPhone 5G models to feature a sensor-shift image stabilization system.

Video: The crowdsourced winner of MKBHD's blind smartphone test might surprise you

Marques Brownlee asked millions of fans to participate in a blind camera test to determine which 2019 flagship smartphone offers the best image quality. The results are a bit surprising.

Gear of the Year 2019 - Dale's choice: Laowa 15mm Zero-D

Editor Dale Baskin chose the wide angle Laowa 15mm F2 Zero-D lens as his favorite gear of the year. In his opinion, it provides a great balance of size, price and optical performance. He's still on the hunt for the perfect photo of the northern lights.

Flickr CEO sends out email asking users to help 'keep the Flickr dream alive'

Flickr and SmugMug CEO Dan MacAskill sent out an email last night addressing the current state of Flickr. In the incredibly candid email, he explains the company continues to bleed money despite its best efforts to trim excess costs and asks Flickr users to upgrade to Pro, a request further incentivized by a 25-percent discount.

Gift ideas for photographers with too much photo junk

Here's how to repurpose old gear into gifts that even non-photographers on your holiday list are sure to accept politely.

December 19
Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S11+ sensor to use Nonacell technology

Samsung's new image sensor will combine nine pixels into one for improved low light performance.

LG unveils 2020 UltraFine, UltraWide 32" and 38" 4K monitors for professionals

LG has unveiled its latest lineup of UltraFine and UltraWide monitors for creative professionals.

Slideshow: These are the winners and finalists of the 'Hasselblad X You' photo contest

The Hasselblad X You announces the grand prize winner and other finalists of it's 3-month-long competition around photographs taken with its X System cameras.

Video: Typologies of New York City: A Crowdsourced Hyperlapse

Visual artist SamTheCobra crowdsourced hundreds of photos from New York City's most scenic locations to create this mesmerizing hyperlapse video.

Have your say: Most important cameras of the 2010s

There's still time to vote in our readers' poll to find the most important cameras of the 2010s.

December 18
NPPA sues California over controversial 'freelancer' bill that harms photojournalists

The National Press Photographers Association is challenging a controversial California law that forces photojournalists to work as employees, putting their income and copyrights at risk.

Meet Leica's newest limited-edition camera, the 'White' M10-P

Following the White Edition M8 from 2009, Leica has introduced a white version of the M10-P digital rangefinder. You'll have to be quick though as there are only 350 available worldwide.

Instagram expands fact-checking program with misinformation warnings on images

Instagram makes it third-party fact-checking system global, expanding the presence of 'false information' warning labels on fake images.

Nikon Z50 review

We've been testing the Nikon Z50 extensively and found a lot to like about it. However, the camera's biggest drawback is probably that it faces such well-established competition.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm 16-80mm F4 hands-on quick review

The Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR is a versatile, everyday lens for X-mount cameras. We show you how it compares for image quality, and Jordan tells us why he thinks its a great lens for shooting video.

This is how the Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX 108MP mobile image sensor works

The ISOCELL Bright HMX is Samsung's latest high-end mobile image sensor and comes with a range of innovative features.

Gear of the Year 2019 - Dan's choice: DJI Mavic Mini

A bring-everywhere flying smartphone camera is the best $400 you can spend on a piece of gear this year, says editor Dan Bracaglia. Which is why he's picked the DJI Mavic Mini as his gear of the year.

December 17
Zenit M full-frame rangefinder camera made in collaboration with Leica arrives in the US

The Zenit M rangefinder, made in collaboration with Leica, can now be purchased in the United States as part of a limited edition kit for $6,995.

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art lens delayed due to unexpectedly high preorder demand

Sigma has issued an official statement on its 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art lens delay, explaining that preorder demand was higher than expected.

Pixelmator Pro update brings ML Super Resolution feature

The new function can upscale images without a pixelation effect and while maintaining sharpness and detail.

Google details how it’s improved Portrait mode on the Pixel 4

The Pixel 4 is the first Google phone that can make use of a dual-camera for depth estimation in portrait mode.

The results are in! Best gear of 2019 - winners and runners-up

For the past few weeks, our readers have been voting on their favorite photographic gear. Now that the first round of voting is over, it's time to pick the best overall product of 2019.

Nikon Z6/Z7 Raw video upgrade available starting today for $200; new firmware adds CFexpress support

Nikon has officially announced a $200 upgrade for the Z6 and Z7 that will enable Raw video output to an Atomos Ninja V recorder. Additionally, firmware v2.20 adds CFexpress support to both cameras.

December 16
Nikon is now offering a 30-day trial for the Z50 camera with its 'Yellow Program' initiative

Nikon recently launched its Yellow Program, a worry-free initiative that allows photographers to try out their Z50 camera for 30 days.

Apple's 'nano-texture' Pro Display XDR monitor requires special cleaning cloth

Apple says its ultra-pricey Pro Display XDR monitors with nano-texture glass require a special cleaning cloth that only it provides.

Instagram expands anti-bullying system, starts issuing alerts over offensive captions

Instagram's latest anti-bullying effort involves an AI-powered system that warns users when they're about to publish an offensive caption.

Kodak will shut down its Kodakit on-demand photography service in January

Eastman Kodak quietly reveals plans to shutter its Kodakit on-demand photography service in January 2020.

Adobe Photoshop for iPad gets AI-powered Select Subject feature

Select Subject is the first of several desktop features that Adobe will make available on the iPad version of Photoshop.

Gear of the year 2019 - Barney's choice (part 2): Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 S

Senior Editor Barney Britton's second Gear of the Year pick is the lens that changed his perspective on what a 'nifty fifty' could be.

December 15
Laowa 15mm F2 Zero-D sample gallery: aurora borealis and architecture

The Laowa 15mm F2 Zero-D is a fast, wide prime lens for full frame mirrorless cameras. We used it for astrophotography and architectural photography – a couple common use cases for this type of lens.

December 14
DPReview TV: The best and worst cameras and lenses of 2019

Our 2020 'Best and Worst' episode is here! Will Jordan's art house movie trivia drive Chris to madness? Can you make martinis with pickled tomatoes? Find out what gear the boys from Calgary liked most – and least – this year, and learn a few things you didn't know you wanted to know.

12 Days of Belvedere: A look back at puppyhood through sample photos

We're taking a look back through 2019 by focusing on one of our all-time favorite photographic subjects – Belvedere, a rescue pup who joined the DPReview team last fall and graced many of our sample galleries over the past 12 months.

December 13
Which Sony RX100 is right for you?

There are now seven RX100 models currently on the market that you can buy. Should you save a few bucks and go with less than the latest-and-greatest? Find out which one is the right fit.

Canon users are reporting front-focusing issues with the RF 70-200mm F2.8

A front focusing issue appears to have hit Canon's new 70-200mm F2.8 lens for the EOS R system, with users reporting problems at close focus distances. Update: Canon has issued an official statement acknowledging the issue, and is preparing a firmware update to address it.

Adobe announces record Q4 with annual revenue of $11 billion in 2019

Adobe announced 'phenomenal' performance in 2019 with more than $11 billion in revenue, as well as record fourth quarter earnings.

Apple acquires Spectral Edge to boost iPhone camera performance

The UK startup has developed a technology that uses machine learning to improve detail and color on digital cameras.

Gear of the Year 2019 - Jeff's choice: Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II

The compact form factor, fast and versatile lens, and pop-up viewfinder made Canon's PowerShot G5 X II an easy pick for DPReview editor Jeff Keller's favorite camera of the year.

December 12
Twitter rolls out Live Photo support on iOS, improved JPEG compression

Twitter has added support for Live Photos on iOS devices and improved its compression algorithm for JPEGs, which should dramatically improve image quality.

Leica launches M10-P 'Ghost Edition' and new Summilux-M 90mm F1.5 ASPH lens

Leica has unveiled a 'Ghost Edition' version of its M10-P priced at $14,995, as well as the new Summilux-M 90mm F1.5 ASPH telephoto prime lens for portrait photography.

Oppo demonstrates its under-display front camera in prototype devices

The new concept allows for a seamless display without a need for 'notches', 'pinholes' or any kind of motorized pop-up mechanism.

Astronomik's Clip-Filter system is now available for the Canon EOS R and RP

Astronomik's Clip-Filters easily snap into place between the sensor and lens, allowing you to use nearly any lens, regardless of front filter size.

FeiyuTech announces four new gimbals for mirrorless cameras, phones and action cams

FeiyuTech wants to want to cover every base with a quartet of gimbals covering action cams and phones to full blown DSLRs. The timelapse one is interesting

DPReview TV: Hands-on with the Hasselblad XCD 30mm F3.5

The XCD 30mm F3.5 is a wide angle prime lens for Hasselblad medium format cameras, and with a price tag close to $4000 you expect it to be good. As Chris and Jordan discover, it's an outstanding optic – with interesting bokeh.

Hasselblad 30mm F3.5 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

This week DPReview TV tested the Hasselblad XCD 30mm F3.5 wide angle lens for medium format. Here's a gallery of full resolution images from this episode, shot on the Hasselblad X1D II.

Nikon Z 24mm F1.8 S sample gallery

A late 2019 edition to Nikon's Z series lens lineup, the 24mm F1.8 has made its way into our hands. We tried it out on the full-frame Z7 as well as the APS-C Z50.

What you need to know about the Mavic Mini and drone regulations

The DJI Mavic Mini is so light – a mere 249g – that it's exempt from FAA registration in the United States. Does that mean it's also exempt from FAA rules? Here's what you need to know.

December 11
Nikon's XQD memory cards can now be preordered in the US despite rise of CFexpress

As next-generation CFExpress cards start to become available, Nikon has released its line of XQD cards in the United States.

Video: Watch someone play DOOM on a Kodak digital camera from 1998

Time to dig through your old cameras and play 'Can it play DOOM?'

DxO PhotoLab 3 update adds keyword management for Windows, support for new cameras lenses

Keyword management, which previously had only been available to Mac users, has now been released on the Windows version of the software as well.

It’s (most likely) alive! Adobe Camera Raw release includes support for Zeiss ZX1

The Zeiss ZX1 full frame compact may be ready to ship after all, as Adobe lists it amoung newly supported cameras in the latest Camera Raw update

Former Facebook employees claim Instagram hid 'likes' to increase post frequency

Per a report from CNBC, a number of former Facebook employees have spoken out that Instagram's recent transition to hiding the like count of posts was more than just a good-will gesture.

Compact and feature-packed: Our Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III review

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is the company's latest Micro Four Thirds camera; it looks great, feels great, and takes beautiful photos. There's a lot to like, but there are a few things we'd change. Find out more in our full review.

Gear of the Year 2019 - Richard's choice: Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN

The arrival of an EF-M version has given Technical Editor Richard Butler even more opportunities to shoot with the Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN. It's the fifth time he's picked an APS-C product.

December 10
VSCO acquires Rylo for its advanced mobile video editing software

Mobile photography app company VSCO has acquired camera maker Rylo to bring advanced video editing tools to its users.

Nikon F 60th anniversary sale includes a special wristwatch with shutter speed dial

Nikon is celebrating its first SLR, the Nikon F, with a new Nikon Museum sale that includes a limited-edition wristwatch with a dial watch face.

Nikon is killing off its authorized repair program in March 2020

Repair website iFixit reports that Nikon has contacted more than a dozen independent repair shops that they will no longer be a part of its authorized repair program after their agreement is up in March 2020.

Kodak Ektachrome E100 film will be available in 120, 4x5 formats 'within the next 10 days'

Kodak Alaris confirmed Ektachrome E100 will be available to purchase globally in 5-roll 120 'propacks' and 10-sheet boxes of 4x5 film 'within the next 10 days.'

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM sample gallery

Take a look at what this fast, wide-angle zoom for Canon's full-frame mirrorless system is capable of.

Adobe Lightroom for iOS, iPadOS gets direct import, advanced export and more

Adobe has added direct photo importing and advanced photo exporting to Lightroom for iOS and iPadOS, as well as updated the shared album feature in its desktop apps.

December 9
Google Pixel 4 'Feature Drop' brings post-capture Portrait Blur and more

Google Pixel users will soon be able to apply background blur to portrait image that were taken in standard photo mode.

Lensrentals teardown reveals the inside of the 'Strong like Bull' Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 lens

Roger Cicala and his team at Lensrentals have taken apart Canon's RF 70-200mm F2.8 IS lens to reveal what engineering feats are hidden within.

MIT project uses camera and AI to 'record' hidden objects using the shadows they cast

MIT CSAIL's latest AI project uses a camera and algorithm to 'record' videos of hidden objects, including their color and motion, based only on their shadows.

Apple confirms its new Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR monitor will be available to order tomorrow

Six months after first announcing the redesigned Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR monitor on stage at WWDC, Apple is opening up orders starting tomorrow, December 10.

TTArtisans releases its 21mm F1.5 prime lens for Leica M-mount camera systems

The 21mm F1.5 for Leica M-mount is a fully-manual prime lens with a clicked aperture and 10-blade aperture diaphragm that's currently available for $429.

Gear of the Year 2019 - Allison's choice: iPhone 11

After nearly a decade of using Apple phones, Managing Editor Allison Johnson jumped ship and became the happy owner of a Pixel device. But the iPhone 11 might just tempt her back.

December 8
Video: How Photoshop's 'Color Adaptation' setting can improve Content Aware Fill accuracy

This 60-second tutorial from Adobe shows how changing the 'Color Adaptation' setting within the Content Aware Fill tool can create better edits in different situations.

These are the 20 most important cameras of the decade (and one phone)
December 7
DPReview TV shootout: New Tamron 35mm F2.8 vs. Sony's 35mm F2.8 ZA for E-mount

The new Tamron 35mm F2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 lens has an attractive price, but how does it stack up against Sony's own 35mm F2.8? According to Chris and Jordan, pretty darn well.

Tamron 35mm F2.8 and Sony 35mm F2.8 sample galleries (DPReview TV)

In this week's episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan did a shootout between the new Tamron 35mm F2.8 lens for E-mount and Sony's own 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss lens. Check out the galleries from both lenses and tell us what you think.

December 6
Sandmarc brings its anamorphic, tele, wide-angle and macro lenses to iPhone 11 devices

The new cases ensure Sandmarc's anamorphic, tele, wide-angle and macro lenses will work on the latest iOS devices.

Photokina confirms Canon, Panasonic and Sony will be at 2020 expo

Three months after it confirmed Leica, Nikon and Olympus wouldn't be returning to Photokina, the event organizers have put out a press release confirming Canon, Panasonic and Sony will 'promise a fireworks display of new products at Photokina.'

Sigma's new Classic Art Prime Cine and /i Technology PL lens kits to sell for $44K

Sigma announces that it's upcoming Classic Art Prime Cine lenses will be available as a full 10-lens set starting next month for $43,999.

Photography podcast 'The Group Chat' launches with critical look at the preset market

A new photography podcast has kicked off with an episode that looks critically at the photo preset market, detailing the negative impact it has on photographers and the wider industry.

Sigma Japan confirms the release date for its L-mount 40mm F1.4, 105mm F1.4 'Art' lenses

As promised earlier this year, Sigma will be releasing the L-mount versions of its 40mm F1.4 DG HSM and 105mm F1.4 DG HSM lenses by the end of the year.

Gear of the Year 2019 - Carey's choice: Sigma 45mm F2.8

Over months of using Sigma's 45mm F2.8 Contemporary lens, Reviews Editor Carey Rose rediscovers that there's so much more to a lens than speed and sharpness.

December 5
This Chrome extension makes Instagram 'likes' visible again

Chrome users can now 'unhide' Instagram likes on the Web using a new browser extension called The Return of Likes.

Profoto A1X studio light and Off-Camera Kit now support Fujifilm cameras

Profoto has announced its compact A1X studio light now supports Fujifilm camera systems.

The Motorola One Hyper tosses a 64MP main cam, 32MP selfie cam inside a $400 phone

The new Motorola One Hyper has a 64MP sensor in its main camera, and even the pop-up selfie camera produces 32MP pictures that can be display across the full area of the 6.5in screen.

Down in Nuawluns: Nikon Z50 sample gallery

The Thanksgiving break gave us a chance to take the Nikon Z50 on a tour of New Orleans. See how it did with both the kit zoom and the new Nikkor Z 24mm F1.8 S.

Canon releases minor 1.6.0 firmware update for its EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera

The update adds support for Canon's new RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS lens and addresses a number of bugs throughout the system.

Interview: Aki Murata of Olympus - 'Full-frame isn't for everybody'

Among the topics of discussion with Mr. Murata were the new OM-D E-M5 III and his company's strategy to attract professional photographers.

December 4
Modded 'Ribcage' Sony RX0 II features passive MFT mount for interchangeable lenses

Canadian retailer Back-Gear is offering a modified 'Ribcage' version of the Sony RX0 II that features a passive MFT mount for manual lenses.

John Wick, Deadpool 2 director shot Apple's new 'Snowbrawl' ad with iPhone 11 Pro

What better way to promote a phone than to shoot a commercial for it directly on the device. It's not the first of its kind, nor will it be the last, but as has often been the case, it's a fun watch from a blockbuster director.

Qualcomm's new 865 chipset supports 8K video, 4K HDR, no-limit 960fps capture and more

The new Snapdragon 865 is more power-efficient than ever but continues to push the boundaries of mobile computing, especially in the imaging department.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year announces LUMIX People’s Choice Award finalists

Here is a slideshow of some of the shortlisted photos for Wildlife Photographer of the Year's Lumix People's Choice Awards.

DJI and SkyPixel launch contest to celebrate 5th anniversary

Since launching in 2014, over 18 million aerial photographers and content creators have uploaded their work to SkyPixel. They are celebrating by giving away big prizes for their 5th anniversary.

Capture One 20 photo editing software arrives with new and enhanced tools

Capture One 20 is live with a new and improved interface and a number of new or redesigned tools to help process your photos more effectively.

Gear of the Year 2019 - Barney's choice part 1: Ricoh GR III

Senior Editor Barney Britton's first choice for Gear of the Year is a camera that he has carried with him more than any other in 2019 (not including his phone) – the Ricoh GR III.

DPReview TV: Firmware 1.4 for the Canon EOS R significantly improves eye-AF

Chris and Jordan test the Canon EOS R with new v1.4 firmware to see how much it improves autofocus. TL;DR – if you use eye-AF, you'll want this update.

December 3
Google Photos gets new private conversations sharing feature on mobile and Web

Google's latest update for Google Photos makes it possible to have conversations and share images with others directly from the service's mobile apps and Web.

Venus Optics adds Canon RF, Nikon Z mount options to three of its most popular lenses

The Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D, 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and 100mm F2.8 2X Ultra Macro can now be used with Canon RF and Nikon Z camera systems.

Google Photos starts rolling out manual face tagging feature on mobile

Google has announced it's rolling out new features for its Google Photos mobile app that makes it possible to manually tag faces that aren't recognized (or mistakenly identified) by its AI system.

ZY Optics announces its Mitakon Creator 85mm F2.8 1-5X 'Super Macro' lens

ZY Optics says the lens was specifically designed ‘to have one of the longest working distance for any super macro lens.’ It's available in eight mount options and retails for $499.

Panasonic Lumix S Pro 24-70mm F2.8 sample gallery

The fourth lens to debut in Panasonic's full-frame lineup is the 24-70mm F2.8. It's a popular and versatile focal range, and the company makes big claims of its image quality.

December 2
Sony overtakes Canon and Nikon to lead the full-frame camera market in Japan

According to retail analyst BCN Ranking, Sony has overtaken Canon and Nikon to claim the top spot the full-frame camera market in Japan.

Facebook rolling out new tool to transfer your Facebook photos to Google Photos

Facebook gets the Data Transfer Project moving by announcing the ongoing roll-out of an open-source tool that lets you move all your Facebook photos to Google Photos

CamRanger 2 brings faster speeds, increased compatibility and more

The original CamRanger was one of the first wireless and app-controlled camera remotes. Now the company has released an updated version.

Panasonic to sell remaining stake in semiconductor joint venture in face of ‘aggressive’ competition

Panasonic has announced it's selling its minority stake in its joint venture semiconductor business to Taiwanese company Nuvoton for $250M.

Nikon updates nearly all of its Windows software after anti-virus confusion

A number of anti-virus programs have been flagging Nikon's software as a virus due to mistakenly identifying a specific installation file. Nikon has updated its suite of Windows software to correct this issue.

Have your say: Best camera of 2019

2019 saw plenty of new cameras released, some of which were very important - and seriously impressive.

Have your say: Best prime lens of 2019

2019 was a banner year for lenses, as Canon, Nikon and Panasonic grow their respective full-frame mirrorless systems and Sony continued to add optics to its E-mount lineup.

Have your say: Best zoom lens of 2019

A lot of really great zoom lenses were released this year - vote for your favorites in our 2019 readers polls.

FCC filing reveals forthcoming Autel EVO 2 drone

FCC filings and additional reports suggest the Autel EVO 2 drone will have a 48MP camera and will be capable of recording 8K video.

December 1
Our recommendations: essential gear for your winter photo adventures

Planning to do any outdoor photography this winter? Here are some products you might want to take with you.