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.
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December 2019 news and reviews
Dec 31, 2019 at 15:28
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.
Dec 31, 2019 at 15:25
German company COSYSPEED is raising money on Indiegogo to give young mothers work, sewing lens pouches, in the world's poorest country.
Dec 30, 2019 at 20:32
Industrious YouTuber Sean Hodgins has built his own digital camera from scratch, including its huge 1-kilopixel image sensor.
Dec 30, 2019 at 19:28
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.
Dec 30, 2019 at 18:29
The CAMERADACTYL Brancopan is a 3D-printed panoramic camera that supports Mamiya Press lenses and 35mm film.
Dec 30, 2019 at 15:41
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.
Dec 30, 2019 at 14:00
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.
Dec 30, 2019 at 14:00
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.
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.
Dec 28, 2019 at 18:12
A recent LEGO Ideas submission showcases the iconic Nikon F3 SLR camera as an incredibly detailed LEGO kit featuring more than 500 pieces.
Dec 28, 2019 at 14:00
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.
Dec 27, 2019 at 20:41
After many years, the FAA has finally announced their long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Dec 27, 2019 at 18:32
A Kickstarter campaign seeks funds for Animaionic, a docking station with external GPU and SSD support for transforming the Mac Mini into a workstation.
Dec 27, 2019 at 18:10
The latest major version of Darktable, the free alternative to Adobe Lightroom, is now available to download on desktop.
Dec 27, 2019 at 14:00
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.
Dec 27, 2019 at 14:00
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.
Dec 26, 2019 at 18:31
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.
Dec 26, 2019 at 15:00
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.
Dec 26, 2019 at 14:00
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.
Dec 26, 2019 at 14:00
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.
Dec 25, 2019 at 14:00
Just getting started with your first interchangeable lens camera? Don't be intimidated – we're here to help.
Dec 24, 2019 at 16:06
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.
Dec 24, 2019 at 14:00
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.
Dec 23, 2019 at 19:56
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.
videoDec 23, 2019 at 15:00
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.
SponsoredDec 23, 2019 at 14:00
In this video, photographer Brandon Hill takes Sony's new Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 to a portrait studio, to try out their advanced autofocus and fast-shooting features.
Dec 22, 2019 at 13:00
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.
Dec 21, 2019 at 17:15
Apple's latest MFi program update will enable manufacturers to make their own strobe and lighting accessories for the iPhone 11 lineup.
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.
Dec 20, 2019 at 20:11
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.
Dec 20, 2019 at 19:02
New DJI patents indicate the company may be planning to expand beyond drones with a new land-based camera vehicle.
Dec 20, 2019 at 18:10
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.
videoDec 20, 2019 at 17:30
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.
Dec 20, 2019 at 15:00
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.
Dec 20, 2019 at 14:46
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.
Dec 20, 2019 at 14:00
Here's how to repurpose old gear into gifts that even non-photographers on your holiday list are sure to accept politely.
mobileDec 19, 2019 at 20:03
Samsung's new image sensor will combine nine pixels into one for improved low light performance.
Dec 19, 2019 at 19:59
LG has unveiled its latest lineup of UltraFine and UltraWide monitors for creative professionals.
Dec 19, 2019 at 17:35
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.
Dec 19, 2019 at 16:25
Visual artist SamTheCobra crowdsourced hundreds of photos from New York City's most scenic locations to create this mesmerizing hyperlapse video.
Dec 19, 2019 at 13:00
There's still time to vote in our readers' poll to find the most important cameras of the 2010s.
Dec 18, 2019 at 22:12
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.
camera newsDec 18, 2019 at 22:04
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.
Dec 18, 2019 at 19:45
Instagram makes it third-party fact-checking system global, expanding the presence of 'false information' warning labels on fake images.
videoDec 18, 2019 at 15:01
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.
mobileDec 18, 2019 at 15:00
The ISOCELL Bright HMX is Samsung's latest high-end mobile image sensor and comes with a range of innovative features.
Dec 18, 2019 at 14:00
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.
Dec 17, 2019 at 20:39
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.
lens newsDec 17, 2019 at 18:59
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.
Dec 17, 2019 at 17:41
The new function can upscale images without a pixelation effect and while maintaining sharpness and detail.
mobileDec 17, 2019 at 16:41
The Pixel 4 is the first Google phone that can make use of a dual-camera for depth estimation in portrait mode.
Dec 17, 2019 at 14:00
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
Dec 17, 2019 at 04:00
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.
Dec 16, 2019 at 19:49
Nikon recently launched its Yellow Program, a worry-free initiative that allows photographers to try out their Z50 camera for 30 days.
Dec 16, 2019 at 19:45
Apple says its ultra-pricey Pro Display XDR monitors with nano-texture glass require a special cleaning cloth that only it provides.
Dec 16, 2019 at 19:45
Instagram's latest anti-bullying effort involves an AI-powered system that warns users when they're about to publish an offensive caption.
Dec 16, 2019 at 16:17
Eastman Kodak quietly reveals plans to shutter its Kodakit on-demand photography service in January 2020.
Dec 16, 2019 at 16:14
Select Subject is the first of several desktop features that Adobe will make available on the iPad version of Photoshop.
Dec 16, 2019 at 14:00
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.
sample galleryDec 15, 2019 at 14:00
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.
videoDec 14, 2019 at 15:00
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.
Dec 14, 2019 at 14:00
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.
lens newsDec 13, 2019 at 19:31
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.
Dec 13, 2019 at 18:14
Adobe announced 'phenomenal' performance in 2019 with more than $11 billion in revenue, as well as record fourth quarter earnings.
mobileDec 13, 2019 at 15:14
The UK startup has developed a technology that uses machine learning to improve detail and color on digital cameras.
Dec 13, 2019 at 14:00
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.
Dec 12, 2019 at 19:30
Twitter has added support for Live Photos on iOS devices and improved its compression algorithm for JPEGs, which should dramatically improve image quality.
Dec 12, 2019 at 19:26
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.
mobileDec 12, 2019 at 17:46
The new concept allows for a seamless display without a need for 'notches', 'pinholes' or any kind of motorized pop-up mechanism.
Dec 12, 2019 at 17:44
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.
Dec 12, 2019 at 15:49
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
videoDec 12, 2019 at 14:00
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.
Dec 12, 2019 at 13:00
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.
Dec 11, 2019 at 19:56
As next-generation CFExpress cards start to become available, Nikon has released its line of XQD cards in the United States.
Dec 11, 2019 at 18:44
Time to dig through your old cameras and play 'Can it play DOOM?'
Dec 11, 2019 at 18:14
Keyword management, which previously had only been available to Mac users, has now been released on the Windows version of the software as well.
Dec 11, 2019 at 16:00
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
Dec 11, 2019 at 15:12
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.
reviewDec 11, 2019 at 14:41
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.
Dec 11, 2019 at 14:00
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.
Dec 10, 2019 at 17:56
Mobile photography app company VSCO has acquired camera maker Rylo to bring advanced video editing tools to its users.
Dec 10, 2019 at 15:49
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.
Dec 10, 2019 at 15:23
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.
Dec 10, 2019 at 14:24
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.'
mobileDec 10, 2019 at 14:00
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.
mobileDec 9, 2019 at 20:18
Google Pixel users will soon be able to apply background blur to portrait image that were taken in standard photo mode.
Dec 9, 2019 at 20:12
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.
Dec 9, 2019 at 18:24
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.
Dec 9, 2019 at 17:26
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.
SponsoredDec 9, 2019 at 15:00
Recently, we spoke to award-winning photographer and Olympus shooter Buddy Eleazer about his work, what inspires him, and what he needs from his camera gear when shooting wildlife on safari.
lens newsDec 9, 2019 at 14:51
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.
Dec 9, 2019 at 14:00
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.
videoDec 8, 2019 at 19:16
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.
Dec 8, 2019 at 14:00
Yep, we're doing it.
videoDec 7, 2019 at 08:00
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.
sample galleryDec 7, 2019 at 08:00
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.
Dec 6, 2019 at 21:03
The new cases ensure Sandmarc's anamorphic, tele, wide-angle and macro lenses will work on the latest iOS devices.
Dec 6, 2019 at 20:08
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.'
Dec 6, 2019 at 19:39
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.
videoDec 6, 2019 at 19:02
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.
lens newsDec 6, 2019 at 15:47
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.
Dec 6, 2019 at 14:00
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.
Dec 5, 2019 at 20:04
Chrome users can now 'unhide' Instagram likes on the Web using a new browser extension called The Return of Likes.
Dec 5, 2019 at 19:28
Profoto has announced its compact A1X studio light now supports Fujifilm camera systems.
Dec 5, 2019 at 16:21
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.
Dec 5, 2019 at 14:47
The update adds support for Canon's new RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS lens and addresses a number of bugs throughout the system.
Dec 5, 2019 at 14:00
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.
Dec 4, 2019 at 20:18
Canadian retailer Back-Gear is offering a modified 'Ribcage' version of the Sony RX0 II that features a passive MFT mount for manual lenses.
videoDec 4, 2019 at 20:13
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.
Dec 4, 2019 at 19:00
The new Snapdragon 865 is more power-efficient than ever but continues to push the boundaries of mobile computing, especially in the imaging department.
Dec 4, 2019 at 15:40
Here is a slideshow of some of the shortlisted photos for Wildlife Photographer of the Year's Lumix People's Choice Awards.
Dec 4, 2019 at 14:51
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.
Dec 4, 2019 at 14:28
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.
Dec 4, 2019 at 14:00
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.
videoDec 4, 2019 at 14:00
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.
Dec 3, 2019 at 19:44
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.
lens newsDec 3, 2019 at 18:16
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.
mobileDec 3, 2019 at 17:47
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.
lens newsDec 3, 2019 at 15:15
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.
Dec 2, 2019 at 20:36
According to retail analyst BCN Ranking, Sony has overtaken Canon and Nikon to claim the top spot the full-frame camera market in Japan.
Dec 2, 2019 at 20:27
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
Dec 2, 2019 at 18:19
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
Dec 2, 2019 at 16:34
Panasonic has announced it's selling its minority stake in its joint venture semiconductor business to Taiwanese company Nuvoton for $250M.
Dec 2, 2019 at 15:27
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.
Dec 1, 2019 at 14:00
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