« December 2019

January 2020 news and reviews

January 25
DPReview TV: Fujifilm 35mm XC vs XF. Same performance for half the price?

The Fujifilm XC 35mm F2 prime lens has the same optical formula as the company's XF 35mm F2 WR prime but costs half as much. How can this be? Chris and Jordan explain the differences.

Fujifilm XC 35mm F2 vs XF 35mm F2 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

In the latest episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan compared the new, inexpensive Fujifilm XC 35mm F2 with the more durable XF version that's twice the price. See some of the photos they took side-by-side in this sample gallery.

January 24
Photo Gallery: Winners of the 2019 Travel Photographer of the Year Awards

The 2019 winners and finalists of the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards have been revealed.

PBS showcases MIT's 'The Polaroid Project' on the history of instant photography

PBS recently gave viewers a look at MIT Museum's new The Polaroid Project instant photography exhibition.

GANPaint Studio uses neural network to 'paint' new elements into images

Researchers with IBM and MIT have published a new demonstration tool that allows anyone to 'paint' new elements into existing digital images.

Laowa launches new 65mm F2.8 2x Macro APO lens for Fuji X, Canon M and Sony E-mount

Venus Optics says the lens is the first Laowa macro lens specifically designed for APS-C mirrorless camera systems.

Sigma releases slew of minor firmware updates for its lenses, mount adapters

The updates mostly address only a single issue for each lens, but it continues to show Sigma's continued dedication to addressing various issues, even small ones, across its lens lineup.

January 23
Spider Holster launches updated Hand Strap and Lens Collar Plate, as well as two new products

Spider Holster has launched four new products, including two updated versions of existing gear, that make life easier for photographers.

Tokina issues compatibility notice for Nikon Z owners using its F-mount lenses via adapter

While nearly all of Tokina's F-mount lenses will work without issue on Nikon Z-series mirrorless cameras, there are a select few that can't use autofocus.

Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-T200

The X-T200 is arguably the company's most compelling entry-level option yet. Take a closer look in our detailed hands-on article.

DJI expected to release at least 3 new drones in 2020, starting February

Last year, DJI announced they will be adding ADS-B sensors to their commercial-grade drones weighing over 250 grams. Now, it is rumored that 3 new drone models will be released this year.

Fujifilm X-T200 review in progress

The Fujifilm X-T200 is what we wish the X-T100 had been, offering a solid AF system, proper 4K video and a more responsive interface. Click through to see what else is new and improved.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T200 hands-on preview

Fujifilm just announced its newest camera, the X-T200. In this hands-on preview, Chris and Jordan explain how it fits into Fujifilm's lineup and why they like it.

Fujifilm GF 45-100mm F4 R LM OIS WR will ship in February for $2300

Fujifilm will add the weather-sealed GF 45-100mm F4 to its medium format lens lineup in February. The approximately 35-80mm equivalent zoom will cost around $2300.

New GF roadmap highlights upcoming 30mm F3.5 and 80mm F1.7 lenses

Two new primes are hitting the roadmap for Fujifilm's GF system: the 24mm equiv. 30mm F3.5 R WR and an ultra-fast 80mm F1.7.

Fujifilm announces affordable XC 35mm F2 prime lens

The 'XC' variant uses the same optical design as the existing XF 35mm F2, but has no aperture ring and a plastic mount to lower the cost.

Fujifilm X-T200 is lighter, faster, offers 4K/30p and costs $800

Fujifilm has refreshed its entry-level series with the X-T200, adding a giant touchscreen, proper 4K/30p video recording and shaving off 80g of weight compared to its X-T100 predecessor.

January 22
Ricoh unveils HD Pentax-D FA 70–210mm F4 ED SDM WR telephoto zoom lens

The telephoto zoom features a constant F4 aperture across its 70-210mm focal length range, uses Pentax's supersonic direct-drive motor (SDM), and weighs 859g (1.89lbs).

DynaLite Lighting company shuttered after 50 years over struggle to remain competitive

DynaLite, the photographic lighting company founded in the 1970s, has been forced to file for bankruptcy and permanently shutter its service.

Flickr increases Pro subscription price after warning the company is losing money

Flickr increased its Pro plan subscription price this week, but existing customers are given the option of staying at their current lower rate.

Blair Bunting on photographing Aaron Hernandez on the same day he shot someone

Advertising photographer Blair Bunting recounts one of his most memorable shoots—the time he photographed late New England Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez, no more than 24 hours after committing murder.

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H 4K sample reel

Lace up your dancing shoes for a trip to Seattle's Emerald City Soul Club, where we put the Panasonic S1H's impressive video capabilities to the test.

January 21
Paris Musées launches online portal with thousands of historic photographs

The public institution Paris Musées has launched a new online portal that provides the public with direct access to tens of thousands of high-resolution public domain images showcasing some of France's historic photography.

BTS: A look at the incredible planning, camera work and editing that went into the WWI film '1917'

The ten-minute video shows how much thought and effort went into every second of the World War I film that's made to look as though it was shot in one, continuous take.

Edelkrone launches JibONE motion control with mobile app and motorized head support

Edelkrone's new app-controlled JibONE is the 'one motion control that does it all,' the company claims.

Plugable launches 512GB version of its Thunderbolt 3 NVMe drive with read speeds up to 2,400MB/s

The 512GB Thunderbolt 3 NVMe drive is effectively unchanged from its previously-announced 1TB and 2TB counterparts, complete with its sequential read speeds up to 2,400MB/s and write speeds up to 1,800MB/s.

Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM review

Since the launch of the EOS R line in 2018, Canon has mostly concentrated its attentions on high-end RF lenses. The RF 85mm F1.2L IS USM is among the very best.

January 20
Following initial reports, Fujifilm confirms 'small percentage' of X-Pro3 units have an EVF defect

Following a number of reports in the DPReview forums and on Fuji X Forums, Fujifilm has confirmed that a 'very small percentage' of X-Pro 3 units are experiencing an issue with the EVF display being too bright.

Venus Optics adds Canon M, Fuji X and Sony E mount options to its 4mm F2.8 circular fisheye lens

The new mount options use the same overall design as the original Micro Four Thirds version released back in 2018.

The Fragment 8 is a retro-inspired video camera that records to GIFs instead of film

The Fragment 8 from Loft Factory is a digital camera that aims to replicate the look, feel and image quality of 1960s and 70s Super 8 cameras using modern technologies.

Confirmed: Venus Optics working on new line of ultra-fast ‘Argus’ F0.95 lenses

According to a report from FujiAddict, lens maker Venus Optics is working on a new 'Argus' lens under its Laowa brand that will feature an ultra-fast F0.95 aperture.

Voigtlander brings its Nokton 21mm F1.4 lens to Leica M-mount camera systems

Previously available only for Sony E-mount cameras, the Nokton 21mm F1.4 is now available for Leica M-mount camera systems. No pricing outside of the Japan region has been given, nor has a release date.

This free, AI-powered Lightroom plug-in will automatically tag your photos with keywords

Professional and hobbyist photographers, alike, have this challenge in common: organizing their images so they're findable. Wordroom was created to help.

'It should cost...' The three main ways you're wrong about camera prices

Camera launches often prompt comments about how overpriced the new model is, and how it should cost something nearer to the outgoing one, or a well-established rival. Here's why it doesn't work like that.

January 19
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority has created a free and funny stock photo library

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the organization in charge of Canada's '.ca' top-level domain has published a series of free-to-use stock photos that poke fun at Canadien stereotypes.

The Nikon D750 vs D780: Should you upgrade?

Considered in isolation, the D780 is a tremendously well-rounded camera. But that's also true of the D750 and the Z6, which may make it a hard sell for many photographers.

January 18
DPReview TV: The most important Pentax cameras of all time

Pentax week continues! In this video, Chris takes us for a ride on the wayback machine to look at the most important Pentax cameras in history.

January 17
Canon wins lawsuit against eBay sellers accused of peddling counterfeit batteries

Canon USA takes down two eBay sellers accused of selling counterfeit batteries using the company's trademarks.

Fotodiox's new Vizelex Cine ND Throttle Fusion adapter connects EF lenses to GFX cameras

Fotodiox has launched another Canon EF to Fuji GFX lens mount adapter, this one with a built-in neutral density filter and support for automated functions.

Sony releases minor firmware updates for a9 II and 24mm F1.4 GM, 135mm F1.8 GM lenses

The incremental firmware updates address a few minor issues and improve overall stability, but don't add any new or revolutionary features.

Why Leica's M10 Monochrom is more than just a gimmick

It's tempting to scoff at a black-and-white-only digital rangefinder, but there are a few reasons why going without a color filter is more than a gimmick. Here's why we're excited to go shooting with the M10 Monochrom.

Leica's M10 Monochrom is a discreet black and white rangefinder

Leica has introduced its latest dedicated black and white camera, the M10 Monochrom. Based largely on the M10-P, it features a newly designed 40MP sensor, touchscreen LCD and lower base ISO than previous mono models.

Tokina launches 85mm F1.8 FE prime for full-frame Sony cameras

The 85mm F1.8 FE lens is the first in Tokina’s new atx-m mirrorless lens series, which will feature lenses for multiple mounts and sensor formats.

January 16
Researchers develop lithium-sulphur battery that can power a phone for five days

Australian researchers have pioneered the development of a lithium-sulfur battery technology that may revolutionize consumer gadgets, cameras, electric cars and more.

Techart releases TZC-01, an EF-to-Z adapter that offers full autofocus, image stabilization support

The TZC-01 will work with over 60 EF-mount lenses from Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss.

Kessler Mag Max 3A adapter uses ordinary power tool batteries to charge cameras

A new power adapter from Kessler makes it possible to charge cameras and other gear using ordinary DeWalt power tool batteries.

Platypod creators return with the new Platyball Ergo and Elite tripod heads

The team behind the Platypod is back with a new accessory called Platyball, an entirely new type of tripod head with electronic stabilization.

London's Heathrow Airport installs anti-drone system to prevent threats

Heathrow Airport, the busiest in the United Kingdom, has installed an anti-drone system that detects and blocks drones entering its airspace.

MacOS beta reveals 'Pro Mode' code, teasing a high-performance mode for MacBook Pros

A recent look into the latest macOS beta release revealed evidence of an upcoming feature called 'Pro Mode' that boosts performance for professionals.

Hands on with the Nikon D780
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We've just gotten our hands on a full production Nikon D780 – the long-awaited update to the D750, which we'd called one of the most well-rounded cameras we'd tested. Take a deep dive into all that the new model offers right here.

January 15
DJI agrees with the need for Remote ID, but not the FAA's NPRM

DJI, the world's leading drone manufacturer, posted an article outlining the need for Remote ID. However, the company does not agree with what's proposed in the FAA's NPRM.

Sharp 8K Video Camera appears at CES 2020 with some specs and availability details

Sharp's 8K Video Camera has once again been showcased at CES, this time with more details on what the camera will offer and when it will be available.

Tamron 20mm F2.8 macro for Sony E-mount ships this month for $350

Tamron announced that its 20mm F2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 lens for full-frame Sony E-mount bodies will be available on January 30th for $350.

The V-Coptr Falcon is a bi-copter drone that has a 50-minute battery life

Boasting only 2 propellers, instead of the typical 4 on a consumer-grade drone, Falcon's bi-copter can fly up to 50 minutes – about 20 minutes longer than leading competitors.

Luminar 4.1 update brings improved Sky Replacement, Portrait Enhancer and Erase tools

Luminar 4.1 brings a number of new tools and features to improve your post-processing workflow.

Acer ConceptD Ezel laptops feature a unique five-mode hinge and Wacom pen support

Acer joined HP and MSI in unveiling new laptops at CES 2020 that are made specifically for photographers and other graphics professionals.

Lensrentals gets risky while tearing down the Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 zoom lens

Roger and Aaron are back at it again with a teardown of Nikon's premium 24-70mm F2.8 zoom lens for its Z-series cameras.

Xiaomi patent shows pop-up camera with up to seven lenses

Patent documents filed by Xiaomi show a pop-up mechanism with dual front-cameras and a penta-camera setup at the back.

Photojournalists won't be allowed to capture the handing over of the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump

Planned restrictions put in place by Capital Police will ensure no still photos are taken of the transfer of the articles of impeachment and will severely limit the ability of photojournalists and reporters throughout the remainder of the Senate trial.

DPReview TV: Pentax DA* 11-18mm F2.8 lens review

It's Pentax week on DPReview TV, so Chris and Jordan review the DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ultra-wide zoom for Pentax APS-C cameras. Do they like it? They sure do! Enough to inspire Jordan to sing. And sing some more. Get out your earplugs.

Pentax DA* 11-18mm F2.8 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Check out these full resolution images shot with the Pentax DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ultra-wide zoom lens, captured while shooting this week's episode of DPReview TV.

Hasselblad claims its new XCD 45mm F4 is world’s smallest, lightest AF medium format lens

A smaller and lighter version of an existing lens joins the XCD system bringing with it a smaller price and a smaller maximum aperture too.

January 14
Paul C. Buff launches LINK 800WS plug-and-play LED flash unit

Paul C. Buff Inc. has finally launched a new product in its flash unit product line with the new 800WS. This portable 800-watt strobe light will be available in Spring 2020.

Manfrotto launches new 'Pro Rugged' line of SD, Micro SD memory cards

Manfrotto claims its new cards are waterproof, freeze-proof and crush-proof; and some of the best read/write speeds available for high frame rates and 4K video

Sony releases new wireless shooting grip for select mirrorless cameras

The GP-VPT2BT Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander works with nine Sony mirrorless cameras and is set to ship in North America this month for $140 ($180 CAD).

The Autel Evo II will come in three modular models, including two with 8K video

Autel has officially announced 3 iterations of the EVO II drone at CES 2020.

Nikon D3500 review
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It's inexpensive, lightweight and will keep going for days on a single battery charge. While it's not great for video and its wireless image transfer is slow, the D3500 is a simple and un-intimidating camera that's a great starting point for beginners.

MSI Creator 17 is the world's first laptop with a Mini LED HDR 1000 display

MSI is preparing to launch the first laptop to feature a 17in display with Mini LED backlighting, 1,000 nits brightness and HDR 1000.

January 13
DJI restocks its Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 drone, nearly a year after discontinuing it

Last March, DJI announced that it was discontinuing its DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. Now it has been restocked, sparking rumors of a possible Phantom 5.

Canon releases white papers detailing the still and video tech inside the 1D X Mark III

The two white papers cover nearly every facet of still and video picture technology found inside Canon's latest flagship DSLR.

Filmmaker Mode TV setting will be available on select Philips, Samsung and other TV models

The anti-motion smoothing setting will be available on more TV models starting later this year.

Seagate is planning to release 18 and 20TB HDDs in 2020

With Seagate's upcoming new hard drives it's unlikely you'll run out of disc space in 2020.

Venus Optics releases Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D Cine lens for PL, EF and E mount cameras

The Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D Cine lens is a re-engineered version of Laowa's 12mm F2.8 still lens that's available for PL, EF and E mount camera systems.

Slideshow: Agora's #Urban2020 photo contest winner and finalists

Agora, a free mobile photography app, announced the winning entry for their #Urban2020 photography contest. Here is that image plus a few other stand out final entries.

How to give back to your community as a photographer in 2020

As photographers, we're in a unique position to make people happy and improve the world through our craft. Here are several ways to uplift others and do more good.

January 12
Canon shows off new concept cameras at CES 2020

Canon was at this years' Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Nevada, where the company showed off some new concept cameras.

January 11
DPReview TV: What happened to Fujifilm's 'Kaizen' updates?

Fujifilm built a reputation for continuous improvement to its products, a process frequently referred to as 'Kaizen'. But in 2019, we saw major firmware improvements from just about every camera company except Fujifilm. Chris and Jordan ask, "What happened to Kaizen?"

January 10
Plugable´s new docking station offers Thunderbolt/USB-C compatibility and 100W power delivery

The Plugable TBT3-UDZ is also the first Thunderbolt 3 docking station to allows for the connection of up to two additional 4K displays via either HDMI or Display Port, without using any external adapters.

The Sony a6100 and Fujifilm X-T30 are our favorite cameras for around $1000

We've taken another look at cameras priced around $1000, and the Sony a6100 and Fujifilm X-T30 remain our top picks. Learn more about them and other cameras in this price range in our updated buying guide.

January 9
Lucid's new LucidPix AI app turns ordinary images into 3D photos

Lucid is beta testing an app called LucidPix that uses artificial intelligence to turn any image into a 3D photo.

Canon issues firmware update to fix front-focusing issues for RF 70–200mm F2.8 lenses

Firmware version 1.0.6 fixes the issue wherein certain units would focus in front of the active AF point, especially at longer focal lengths.

Canon announces Image Connect, a new photographer matching service for the U.S.

Image Connect will pair photographers with jobs and allow them to submit their offers. Customers can then select the best bid from the interested photographers and the resulting images from the shoot can be delivered directly the customer through the Image Connect platform.

Canon shows off new AI-powered plugin for Lightroom Classic that will cull images for you

The Photo Culling plugin will sort through your images and use Canon's Computer Vision AI engine and technical models to flag them based on 'sharpness, noise, exposure, contrast, closed eyes, and red eyes.'

Canon announces its new CR-S700R 'Robotic Camera System'

Canon's Robotic Camera System CR-S700R offers entirely remote operation for select EOS cameras and lenses, complete with zoom, pan, tilt and roll control.

Hands-on with the Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 S

Nikon's just-announced Z 70-200mm F2.8 S looks like a powerful option for Z-series photographers. We got our hands on an early working sample at CES.

January 8
Canon Europe confirms its focus is on RF, not EF lenses unless the ‘market demand[s] it’

Canon Europe's pro product marketing senior manager said the company plans on 'launching more RF lenses while still fully supporting the EF lens system.'

HP Envy 32 all-in-one PC with built-in wireless charging is an NVIDIA RTX Studio system

HP unveiled a huge new all-in-one PC at CES 2020. The Envy 32 AiO includes a wireless phone charger built into the stand and NVIDIA RTX Studio certification.

Apple's 2020 iPhone photography contest seeks best Night mode shots

Apple's latest iPhone photography contest revolves around the iPhone 11 lineup's Night mode feature.

SanDisk reveals 8TB SSD prototype and Ultra Dual Drive Luxe 1TB flash drive

In addition to showing off a prototype drive, SanDisk has introduced a high-end flash drive packing 1TB of storage and both USB-C and USB-A connectors.

ShutterGrip 2 wireless smartphone grip aims to offer camera-like ergonomics

The ShutterGrip team is back with an updated version of their wireless smartphone grip. The ShutterGrip 2 boasts improved ergonomics and a new metallic finish.

4K sample reel: The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III goes to the blacksmith

To get a sense for how the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III's video footage really looks, we shot a (very) mini documentary at a blacksmith shop in South Seattle. Get ready for plenty of 4K/60p footage coming your way.

First look at the Nikon D6
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Nikon has been teasing the D6 since the announcement of its development last year, and we just got our first look at the upcoming pro body, under glass.

January 7
Apple's new 'Fire and Ice' video shows off the iPhone 11 Pro's camera capabilities

Apple has published another 'Experiments' video showing off its iPhone 11 Pro camera capabilities, as well as a behind the scenes look at how the video was made.

DPReview TV: Canon 1D X Mark III for video

Canon's 1D X Mark III sets a new standard for video specs in a DSLR-style camera. What's it like to use? Jordan Drake from DPReview TV shares his first impressions of this camera's impressive video capabilities.

Lenovo unveils 21.5" Smart Frame wall screen for displaying digital images and artwork

Lenovo's newly unveiled Smart Frame wall display makes it easy to display an album of digital images in the home and office.

Shiftcam add-on lens cases are now available for Apple's iPhone 11 models

The Shiftcam cases come with integrated lens sliders that expand the lens choice of the iPhone camera.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV)

A collection of images captured using a pre-production Canon 1D X III during production of DPReview TV's hands-on preview of the new camera.

The Insta360 One R is a super-versatile action/360 camera system

Insta360's new camera system allows you to choose from a 4K action cam, a 360 degree cam and an action cam with 1" sensor to cover all your video needs.

Hands-on with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

Canon's new double-grip EOS-1D X Mark III is a big camera with big capabilities, and we've got our hands on a pre-production model. Take a look at the most important updates to this flagship sports-shooter here.

Nikon D780 initial review

The D780 comes as a belated update to the well-respected D750. We've been impressed by what we've seen of what's essentially a mirrored Z6.

Opinion: Why I'm excited about the D780 and what it means for the future of Nikon

Could the D780 be the final chapter in the D700 saga? If so, DPR's Dan Bracaglia thinks it's a fitting conclusion to an epic series (unlike a popular movie that just debuted).

Nikon's new D780 is a Z6 in a familiar DSLR body

Nikon hasn't given up on DSLRs just yet (at least in the enthusiast category). The D780 combines the 24MP full-frame sensor from the Z6 - along with its hybrid AF system - with the familiar design of the venerable D750.

Nikon's 70-200 F2.8 for Z-mount to ship in February

Nikon has announced the first 70-200mm lens for its Z-mount. The 70-200 F2.8 VR S features 5 stops of shake reduction, a digital info display and weather sealing.

Nikon AF-S 120-300mm F2.8E FL ED SR VR arrives next month for $9500

Nikon's AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm F2.8E FL ED SR VR has been on the company's F-mount roadmap since last September, and it'll be ready to order next month for $9500.

Nikon Coolpix P950 mega-zoom gains 4K video, Raw support, improved EVF

Nikon's Coolpix P900 was a fun-to-use mega-zoom with an almost absurd 24-2000mm equiv. lens (later surpassed by the P1000). Its replacement keeps the lens and sensor but adds 4K video capture, a higher resolution EVF and much-requested Raw support.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III initial review: An exceptional stills and video hybrid for pros

Canon's latest flagship, the EOS-1D X Mark III is a big, fast, tough DSLR that hides an impressively refined mirrorless camera within it. We've taken a pre-production model to a basketball game, a low light concert, and even a blacksmith shop. Find out how we think it stacks up.

DPReview TV: Canon 1D X Mark III hands-on first look

The EOS-1D X Mark III is Canon's newest, top of the line flagship camera. It includes an all-new autofocus system, 5.5K Raw video, and arrives just in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Chris and Jordan go hands-on to tell us what the fuss is all about.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III pre-production sample gallery

Canon's new flagship sports camera is here. We've been busy shooting with it as much as possible, from high-speed college basketball games to low-light photography in a blacksmith shop.

Canon's EOS-1D X Mark III brings a new sensor, Dual Pixel AF and 5.5K Raw video

While it doesn't look a lot different than its predecessor, the EOS-1D X Mark III carries a new sensor, processor, and AF system, and adds high-end video features to create what appears to be an impressive professional stills/video camera.

January 6
OWC Akitio Node Titan eGPU for Mac and Windows packs 650 watts of power, Thunderbolt 3

OWC has introduced a new external GPU enclosure called the Akitio Node Titan. This model supports Windows PCs and macOS computers, offering 650 watts of power and Thunderbolt 3.

GoPro Karma drones around the world were grounded due to GPS glitch

It wasn't a Happy New Year for GoPro Karma owners. The drones would not take off after 2019 ended due to a GPS glitch.

Panasonic unveils camcorders with built-in live streaming capabilities

We don't typically cover camcorder launches, but a trio of new models from Panasonic caught our attention due to one interesting feature: the ability to live stream directly to video platforms such as YouTube, Facebook or other services using RTMP.

OmniVision’s new OV48C mobile sensor captures 48MP stills, 4K60 video

The new 48MP sensor is made with flagship mobile devices in mind, with the ability to capture 48MP stills at up to 15 fps and 4K/60 video with extra information for electronic image stabilization.

OWC launches ThunderBay 8, ThunderBay FLEX 8 storage solutions with Thunderbolt 3

OWC's latest ThunderBay products include a 3-in-1 storage solution and a new 8-bay Thunderbolt 3 dock that can be used to create a personal data center.

DPReview Readers' Choice Awards 2019: Product of the Year

After two rounds of voting, DPReview readers have decided on their favorite product (and runners-up) of 2019. Find out which cameras and lenses topped the list!

January 5
The results are in: the most important camera of the 2010s readers' poll

Two runners-up were nearly a tie, but the top camera won by a landslide. Find out which camera DPR readers think was the most important of the last decade.

January 4
PowerVision to launch PowerEgg X AI camera for drones at CES

PowerVision will launch its PowerEgg X, an all-in-one smart camera, at CES this coming week.

Gear of the Year: what we loved shooting with in 2019

Each year DPR staff pick the gear they most enjoyed shooting with over the past year – and that's the only criteria. It doesn't have to be the best or fastest, just enjoyable. Here are all of our 2019 picks in one place.

January 3
Oppo patent shows camera module that pops out of the side of a smartphone

The pop-out mechanism for the front camera allows for a near bezel-less design of the device front.

Video: Adobe Lightroom trick makes it easy to search images for sensor spots

A new video from photographer Anthony Morganti shows photographers how to systematically search their images for sensor spots using Adobe Lightroom.

OnePlus teases prototype smartphone with disappearing rear camera

The latest innovation from smartphone maker OnePlus could allow for a sleeker look on the next generation of mobile devices.

TTArtisan launches 11mm F2.8 fisheye lens for Sony E-mount systems

TTArtisan adds another lens to its lineup. The 11mm F2.8 fisheye weighs in at 485g and costs $215.

Why DaVinci Resolve 16 is the best video editing software for beginners

DaVinci Resolve was once the domain of elite Hollywood colorists. But that was then, and this is now. Its newest version, Resolve 16, might just be the best video editor out there – even for beginners.

January 2
DJI releases 'GEO zone' firmware update for the Mavic Mini

When the Mavic Mini was released, one noticeable shortcoming was the inability to unlock GEO zones. DJI has fixed the issue with its latest firmware update.

Insta360 teases a combined action, 360-degree, drone and 1-inch camera

The company appears to be close to launching a multi-purpose and/or modular camera system.

DIY large format camera 'Bertha' shoots massive 1.1 x 1.1-meter slides

Italy-based team Branco Ottico has created a huge new large-form camera called 'Bertha' that can capture slides measuring more than a meter across.

We've updated our Sony a6100 sample gallery

Sony's a6100 is the perfect entry-level camera for folks looking to step up their photography game to something more powerful than their phone. We've updated our sample gallery to give you a better sense of its capabilities.

January 1
2019 resolutions revisited: what we hoped for, and what we got

This time last year we say down as a team and came up with a list of new year's resolutions on behalf of the major camera and lens manufacturers. Here's how it all panned out.