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.
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January 2020 news and reviews
sample galleryJan 25, 2020 at 08:00
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.
Jan 24, 2020 at 19:48
The 2019 winners and finalists of the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards have been revealed.
videoJan 24, 2020 at 19:41
PBS recently gave viewers a look at MIT Museum's new The Polaroid Project instant photography exhibition.
Jan 24, 2020 at 17:42
Researchers with IBM and MIT have published a new demonstration tool that allows anyone to 'paint' new elements into existing digital images.
Jan 24, 2020 at 17:26
Venus Optics says the lens is the first Laowa macro lens specifically designed for APS-C mirrorless camera systems.
lens newsJan 24, 2020 at 16:03
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.
Jan 23, 2020 at 21:23
Spider Holster has launched four new products, including two updated versions of existing gear, that make life easier for photographers.
lens newsJan 23, 2020 at 18:02
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.
Jan 23, 2020 at 16:59
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 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.
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.
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.
camera newsJan 23, 2020 at 05:00
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.
lens newsJan 22, 2020 at 22:00
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).
Jan 22, 2020 at 20:05
DynaLite, the photographic lighting company founded in the 1970s, has been forced to file for bankruptcy and permanently shutter its service.
Jan 22, 2020 at 18:17
Flickr increased its Pro plan subscription price this week, but existing customers are given the option of staying at their current lower rate.
Jan 22, 2020 at 17:15
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.
Jan 21, 2020 at 20:21
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.
videoJan 21, 2020 at 19:16
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.
Jan 21, 2020 at 18:38
Edelkrone's new app-controlled JibONE is the 'one motion control that does it all,' the company claims.
Jan 21, 2020 at 15:51
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.
Jan 20, 2020 at 19:16
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.
lens newsJan 20, 2020 at 18:56
The new mount options use the same overall design as the original Micro Four Thirds version released back in 2018.
videoJan 20, 2020 at 18:13
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.
Jan 20, 2020 at 15:54
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.
Jan 20, 2020 at 15:25
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.
Jan 20, 2020 at 15:06
Professional and hobbyist photographers, alike, have this challenge in common: organizing their images so they're findable. Wordroom was created to help.
Jan 20, 2020 at 14:00
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.
Jan 19, 2020 at 18:45
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.
videoJan 18, 2020 at 08:00
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.
Jan 17, 2020 at 21:14
Canon USA takes down two eBay sellers accused of selling counterfeit batteries using the company's trademarks.
lens newsJan 17, 2020 at 19:46
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.
Jan 17, 2020 at 16:48
The incremental firmware updates address a few minor issues and improve overall stability, but don't add any new or revolutionary features.
Jan 17, 2020 at 14:00
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.
camera newsJan 17, 2020 at 14:00
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.
lens newsJan 17, 2020 at 01:00
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.
Jan 16, 2020 at 21:21
Australian researchers have pioneered the development of a lithium-sulfur battery technology that may revolutionize consumer gadgets, cameras, electric cars and more.
lens newsJan 16, 2020 at 21:14
The TZC-01 will work with over 60 EF-mount lenses from Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss.
Jan 16, 2020 at 19:55
A new power adapter from Kessler makes it possible to charge cameras and other gear using ordinary DeWalt power tool batteries.
Jan 16, 2020 at 18:48
The team behind the Platypod is back with a new accessory called Platyball, an entirely new type of tripod head with electronic stabilization.
Jan 16, 2020 at 16:41
Heathrow Airport, the busiest in the United Kingdom, has installed an anti-drone system that detects and blocks drones entering its airspace.
Jan 16, 2020 at 14:43
A recent look into the latest macOS beta release revealed evidence of an upcoming feature called 'Pro Mode' that boosts performance for professionals.
Jan 15, 2020 at 19:22
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.
Jan 15, 2020 at 19:18
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.
lens newsJan 15, 2020 at 19:04
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.
Jan 15, 2020 at 18:39
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.
Jan 15, 2020 at 18:36
Luminar 4.1 brings a number of new tools and features to improve your post-processing workflow.
Jan 15, 2020 at 18:34
Acer joined HP and MSI in unveiling new laptops at CES 2020 that are made specifically for photographers and other graphics professionals.
Jan 15, 2020 at 18:15
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.
mobileJan 15, 2020 at 16:50
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
Jan 15, 2020 at 15:46
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.
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.
sample galleryJan 15, 2020 at 15:00
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.
Jan 15, 2020 at 13:54
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.
Jan 14, 2020 at 20:09
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.
Jan 14, 2020 at 17:03
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
Jan 14, 2020 at 15:17
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).
Jan 14, 2020 at 14:17
Autel has officially announced 3 iterations of the EVO II drone at CES 2020.
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.
Jan 14, 2020 at 13:55
MSI is preparing to launch the first laptop to feature a 17in display with Mini LED backlighting, 1,000 nits brightness and HDR 1000.
Jan 13, 2020 at 16:50
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.
Jan 13, 2020 at 16:33
The two white papers cover nearly every facet of still and video picture technology found inside Canon's latest flagship DSLR.
Jan 13, 2020 at 15:28
The anti-motion smoothing setting will be available on more TV models starting later this year.
Jan 13, 2020 at 15:06
With Seagate's upcoming new hard drives it's unlikely you'll run out of disc space in 2020.
lens newsJan 13, 2020 at 15:04
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.
SponsoredJan 13, 2020 at 15:00
From rolling vineyards to redwoods and ocean views, Sonoma County is a stunning place to photograph. Join restaurateur and cyclist Remi McManus as he documents a ride through the region with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 III.
Jan 13, 2020 at 14:15
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.
Jan 13, 2020 at 14:00
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.
videoJan 11, 2020 at 15:00
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?"
Jan 10, 2020 at 17:22
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.
Jan 10, 2020 at 14:00
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.
mobileJan 9, 2020 at 19:33
Lucid is beta testing an app called LucidPix that uses artificial intelligence to turn any image into a 3D photo.
Jan 9, 2020 at 15:59
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.
Jan 9, 2020 at 15:37
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.
Jan 9, 2020 at 15:11
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.'
Jan 9, 2020 at 14:52
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.
lens newsJan 8, 2020 at 23:02
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.'
Jan 8, 2020 at 19:31
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.
Jan 8, 2020 at 19:06
Apple's latest iPhone photography contest revolves around the iPhone 11 lineup's Night mode feature.
Jan 8, 2020 at 17:22
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.
Jan 8, 2020 at 15:48
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.
videoJan 8, 2020 at 14:00
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.
videoJan 7, 2020 at 20:13
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.
Jan 7, 2020 at 19:32
Lenovo's newly unveiled Smart Frame wall display makes it easy to display an album of digital images in the home and office.
mobileJan 7, 2020 at 18:48
The Shiftcam cases come with integrated lens sliders that expand the lens choice of the iPhone camera.
sample galleryJan 7, 2020 at 18:00
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.
Jan 7, 2020 at 15:04
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.
Jan 7, 2020 at 02:00
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 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.
lens newsJan 7, 2020 at 02:00
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.
lens newsJan 7, 2020 at 02:00
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.
camera newsJan 7, 2020 at 02:00
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.
first impressionsJan 7, 2020 at 01:00
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.
videoJan 7, 2020 at 01:00
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.
sample galleryJan 7, 2020 at 01:00
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.
camera newsJan 7, 2020 at 01:00
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.
Jan 6, 2020 at 23:19
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.
Jan 6, 2020 at 20:47
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.
video newsJan 6, 2020 at 18:45
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.
Jan 6, 2020 at 18:40
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.
Jan 6, 2020 at 18:12
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.
Jan 6, 2020 at 14:00
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!
Jan 5, 2020 at 14:00
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.
Jan 4, 2020 at 17:29
PowerVision will launch its PowerEgg X, an all-in-one smart camera, at CES this coming week.
Jan 4, 2020 at 14:00
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.
mobileJan 3, 2020 at 20:12
The pop-out mechanism for the front camera allows for a near bezel-less design of the device front.
videoJan 3, 2020 at 20:10
A new video from photographer Anthony Morganti shows photographers how to systematically search their images for sensor spots using Adobe Lightroom.
mobileJan 3, 2020 at 16:59
The latest innovation from smartphone maker OnePlus could allow for a sleeker look on the next generation of mobile devices.
Jan 3, 2020 at 15:01
TTArtisan adds another lens to its lineup. The 11mm F2.8 fisheye weighs in at 485g and costs $215.
reviewJan 3, 2020 at 14:00
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.
Jan 2, 2020 at 21:24
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.
Jan 2, 2020 at 18:02
The company appears to be close to launching a multi-purpose and/or modular camera system.
videoJan 2, 2020 at 16:58
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.
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.
Jan 1, 2020 at 14:00
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.
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