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February 2020 news and reviews

February 29
Sigma shows EF-M mount primes for Canon cameras at WPPI

After an announcement last summer and a confirmation last fall, we finally got a chance to see all three of Sigma's new 'Contemporary' prime lenses with EF-M mounts in person at WPPI in Las Vegas. These small lenses are big news for users of Canon's mirrorless APS-C system.

DPReview TV: Shoot Pentax 110 lenses on Micro Four Thirds!
Between 1978 and 1985 Pentax sold the Pentax Auto 110, a miniature SLR system built around Kodak's small-format 110 film cartridges. The 110 system is no longer with us, but its lenses are a perfect match for Micro Four Thirds. We discover the joy of using vintage Pentax 110 lenses on a modern digital camera.
February 28
Meyer Optik Görlitz will return once again, this time at Photokina 2020

Meyer Optik Görlitz's latest owner is ready to show off its first six lenses, assuming Photokina 2020 doesn't get shuttered before the optics brand has a chance to show off its latest lenses.

Vivo's latest concept phone comes with 'gimbal-like' main camera stabilization

Vivo says the new system expands the stabilization angle by 200 percent compared to conventional systems.

Organizers say Photokina 2020 is still set to go according to schedule, despite growing COVID-19 concerns

At a press conference in Cologne, Germany, Koelnmesse Vice President, Christoph Werner, said ‘At this time, there is no reason to halt a large-scale event like [Photokina 2020],’ according to translated text from DC Watch.

Opinion: Fujifilm's decision to omit the headphone jack on the X-T4 is a mistake

The Fujifilm X-T4 is the company's most video-centric model yet, but omitting a headphone jack on the camera shows that Fujifilm still doesn't understand how video shooters work.

ON1 announces upcoming Android, iOS mobile app set to ship 'in the first half of 2020'

Not much information was given about the app, but what we do know is it will be able to both capture and edit Raw photos, with the ability to sync edits across devices and even to ON1 Photo RAW for macOS and Windows computers.

Hands-on with the latest Nikon Z lenses, AF-S 120-300mm F2.8

Nikon's brought the new Z-mount Nikkor 20mm F1.8S, Z 24-200mm F4-6.3 and AF-S 120-300mm F2.8E for F-mount to its booth at the WPPI Expo in Las Vegas. We got an up-close and personal look at them – check them out here.

February 27
Sirui launches AM-2 Travel carbon fiber tripod series with five models and a ball head

The lineup includes four tripods, a standalone center column and an optional ball head.

Hollywood filmmaker claims Apple won't let villains use iPhones in movies

The fact is a spoiler that could ruin the surprise in future movies, but director Rian Johnson is okay with that.

Panasonic updates its L-mount lens roadmap with two new primes, drops the 100mm F2.8 Macro

The updated roadmap includes two new prime lenses and is notably absent of the 100mm F2.8 Macro lens compared to Panasonic's previous lens roadmap.

Video: Three types of photographers, illustrated by the 'The Grand Tour' trio

Jeremy, Richard and James of The Grand Tour use a photo expedition in Columbia as a means to poke fun at three different types of photographers you might find out in the wild.

Hands-on with the Nikon D6 at WPPI

We stopped by the Nikon booth at the 2020 Wedding and Portrait Photography International Expo in Las Vegas to get our first in-person look at the Nikon D6, the company's latest flagship sports DSLR.

Fujifilm X-T4 pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV)

DPReview TV used the Fujifilm X-T4 to document some local culture in Alberta, Canada. In this sample gallery you'll get to see cowboys, cowgirls, the novel sport of 'skijoring' and the Calgary Farmer's Market.

February 26
Nik Collection 2.5 update adds new color film emulations and Affinity Photo support

Nik Collection version 2.5 brings with it five new color film emulations and support for Serif's Affinity Photo editing program.

The latest LEGO Collectable Minifigure series includes a UAV operator complete with drone, controller and battle wound

Based on the bandage on the drone operator's face, they might want to reconsider going back to a basic drone safety class.

The Smithsonian launches Open Access with 2.8 million public domain images

The institution plans to release another 200,000 public domain images later this year.

Affinity Photo 1.8 update adds CR3 support, improved plugin support, better metadata handling and more

In addition to improved metadata handling, customizable keyboard shortcuts and more, Affinity Photo can also open and edit Canon CR3 files as of this 1.8 update.

Sirui announces 50mm F1.8 anamorphic lens for mirrorless cameras set for April release

A new budget-priced anamorphic lens from Sirui offers APS-C camera users 1.33x squeeze for 2.4:1 widescreen movies - without the usual expense

Welcome to the new DPReview analog forum!

We've officially launched our analog forum, a place to discuss film, film cameras and film scanners. Jump on into the discussion!

Fujifilm's new Instax Mini 11 features an 'Automatic Exposure' mode and dedicated 'Selfie Mode'

The Instax Mini 11 is the successor to the Mini 9 and is set to ship in mid-March for an MSRP of $69.96.

Canon shows off EOS R5, RF 100-500mm lens under glass at WPPI

Canon's upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera, the R5, is on display at the company's booth at the 2020 Wedding and Portrait Photography International expo in Las Vegas alongside the new RF 100-500mm lens.

Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T4

The long-rumored and much-anticipated Fujifilm X-T4 has finally landed. While it has much in common with its predecessor, the X-T4 comes with some major changes.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T4 first impressions

The Fujifilm X-T4 makes some big promises, but can it deliver? Chris and Jordan put it to the test and tell us if this is the Fujifilm camera we've all been waiting for.

Fujifilm X-T4 pre-production sample gallery

The sensor inside the new Fujifilm X-T4 is a known quantity – as it's straight from the X-T3 – and that's a good thing, since it's excellent. Check out our pre-production sample gallery to see how the image quality looks on the X-T4.

Fujifilm introduces X-T4 with in-body image stabilization and improved battery life

Fujifilm has announced its latest stills/video hybrid camera, the X-T4. The biggest change is undoubtedly its in-body image stabilization system, but its improved AF system, redesigned shutter and video-related updates are also notable.

February 25
Elinchrom launches ELC 125 and 500 studio strobe lights for preorder

Both models feature a wired design for powering them from a wall outlet or other AC power sources.

YouTuber uses AI to turn historic 1911 New York trip footage into colorized 4K/60p video

The project provides an unprecedented look at New York as it existed more than 100 years ago by upscaling, increasing the frame-rate and colorizing century-old video footage.

Video: Making cyanotype prints from 120-year-old glass negatives found inside a time capsule

Mathieu Stern recently discovered a time capsule in his family's home that had a number of 120-year-old glass negatives inside. To bring the images to life, Mathieu developed positive prints from the negatives using the cyanotype process.

JPEG Committee explores using AI and blockchain tech for image compression

The tech could 'significantly' improve compression efficiency and help improve the trust of JPEGs in a world where fake news is an increasing problem.

Slideshow: Here are the 2020 World Press Photo nominees

Today, the World Press Photo Foundation announced the nominees for its 63rd annual competition.

Jif partners with Giphy to settle the soft/hard 'G' debate with limited-edition jar of peanut butter

In honor of National Peanut Butter Lover's Day (yes, it's a thing—we checked), peanut butter manufacturer Jif has teamed up with GIF-hosting platform Giphy to release a limited-edition jar of peanut butter that's meant to settle the hard/soft 'G' debate once and for all.

A near-perfect optic: Sony 20mm F1.8 G sample images and analysis

Sony just launched its newest fast aperture wide-angle prime for its full-frame Alpha lineup, and we've been shooting planes, people and felines with it over the past few days. Read our initial impressions and check out our sample gallery. Spoiler alert: it's a near perfect optic.

Sony introduces FE 20mm F1.8 G ultra-wide prime lens

Sony is adding a new wide prime to its full-frame E-mount series: the 20mm F1.8 G. It's slightly smaller and lighter than the existing FE 24mm F1.4 GM and will go on sale in March for $900.

February 24
The 'KD-K1' keyboard manages to pack in multiple USB ports, an HDMI output and an SD card reader

The Kolude KD-K1 features four USB-A ports, two USB-C ports, an HDMI port, an SD card slot and a microSD card slot, all inside a slim, but full-size keyboard.

Video: Mathieu Stern says LomoMod No.1 is the 'worst camera' he's ever tested

Despite receiving two camera kits, Stern wasn't able to capture many shots due to a faulty film advance wheel.

Metabones releases Nikon F-mount to Fujifilm G-mount adapter with 1.26x magnification

The 1.26x magnification ratio means Nikon F-mount lenses mounted to Fujifilm GFX camera systems using the adapters will keep their native diagonal field of view, albeit at the cost of 2/3 stops of light.

Check out the Raws: Canon EOS-1D X Mark III pre-production sample gallery updated

We did a lot of shooting with our pre-production Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, and now that the camera has official support, we've provided out-of-camera Raw files and some Raw-to-JPEG conversions for your perusal.

Sony's speedy Xperia 1 Mark II shoots 20 fps with AF/AE technologies borrowed from the a9

Sony is updating its flagship Xperia 1 smartphone with faster burst shooting, a bigger sensor in its standard camera and a time-of-flight sensor. And thanks to popular demand, the 3.5mm headphone jack is back.

February 23
Video: How Lewis Hine's photos helped shed light on child labor in the US

Vox's seven-minute video shows how the work of photographer Lewis Hine brought attention to the brutal reality of child labor when it was at its peak in the United States at the turn of the 20th century.

Interview: Fujifilm X100V – 'We decided we could change more in the fifth generation'

We attended the recent launch of the Fujifilm X100V in London, where we had the opportunity to sit down with two senior figures within the company: Chief Designer Masazumi Imai and Senior Manager Shinichiro Udono.

February 22
DPReview TV: Nikon D780 review

The Nikon D780 is a two-trick pony: it combines the great DSLR experience of Nikon's D750 with some of the great mirrorless features found on the Z6. Does it manage to do both well? Chris and Jordan seem to think so.

Nikon D780 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Our new Nikon D780 gallery takes you to the Canadian Rockies for photos mountains, people and, of course, a couple of ducks. Because who doesn't love ducks?

February 21
Video: Photographer Sean Tucker on recoloring images using Photoshop

Key to the technique, which is demonstrated in a new video, is Photoshop's Gradient Tool.

A recent survey reveals wedding photographers spend only 4% of their time taking photos

UK-based company Your Perfect Wedding Photographer recently released the results from its fourth annual industry survey. They published some key takeaways.

US Pentagon's Defense Department tasked with building a counter-drone SWAT team

Forgoing Silicon Valley technologists, the Pentagon's Department of Defense is actively working on measures to identify and take down small drones that are a threat.

Canon removes dozens of authorized dealers in the United States

A few of the removals were a mistake, however, and Canon has since added some locations back on its list.

A little bit of everything: Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 sample gallery

Flowers. Snow. Trees. Beer. Birds. Dogs. Humans. Printing presses. A giant ferris wheel. We've been using Fujifilm's XF 16-80mm F4 lens to photograph a big gallery with a little bit of everything in it – check it out to see how this versatile, water-resistant zoom lens performs.

Sigma announces pricing, availability for its MC-31 PL-to-L-mount adapter

After first teasing it at IBC2019, Sigma has announced its MC-31 PL-mount to L-mount adapter will start shipping February 27, 2020 for $679.

February 20
NONS SL42 is the world's first instant SLR with a M42 mount

The SLR camera features an M42 mount and captures a circular image on Fujifilm's Instax film.

Omnivision launches high-end 1/1.7" 64MP smartphone image sensor

The Omnivision OV64C is designed to compete with high-resolution Quad-Bayer image sensors from Sony and Samsung.

Yongnuo, Mediaedge and Venus Optics join Micro Four Thirds System standard

The joint announcement was made by Olympus and Panasonic, who warmly welcomed the trio to the Micro Four Thirds System standard.

DPReview TV: Leica Monochrom M10 review

The M10 Monochrom is Leica's newest dedicated black and white rangefinder camera. Is it a street photographer's dream come true? Chris and Jordan take it to the mean streets of Calgary to find out.

Leica M10 Monochrom sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Leica's new M10 Monochrom is a dedicated black and white camera with no color filter array. Combined with legendary Leica optics, it promises to deliver 41MP images in stunning detail. How much detail? Do some pixel peeping in our sample gallery.

Interview: How the brother duo at Abstract Aerial Art create masterpieces from above

The duo of brothers that makes up Abstract Aerial Art captures stunning images, mostly from the air. DPReview asks them about their process, advice for aspiring photographers, making money from your work and more.

Cosina announces upcoming Voigtlander Nokton 35mm F1.2 III lens for M-mount

The lens, which comes in at 20-percent shorter and 30-percent lighter than its predecessor, is set for a March release in Japan for ¥135,000.

February 19
Adobe releases substantial update to the desktop and mobile versions of Photoshop for its 30th birthday

The updates bring a number of new and improved features to Photoshop CC 2020, while also bringing some of the desktop features of Photoshop to Photoshop for iPad.

Sony reportedly cuts planned mirrorless camera features in response to DRAM shortage

Updated: The decision was made as DRAM prices soar as smartphone makers demand fast memory for 5G phones.

Lomography releases Simple Use Camera preloaded with LomoChrome Metropolis film

The semi-disposable camera can be reloaded with different 35mm films, but comes pre-loaded with Lomography's new LomoChrome Metropolis film stock.

Moment introduces 67mm filter mount that works with any phone

Today, Moment, a company that creates gear and accessories for photographers and filmmakers, released 67mm filters and a mount that works with any modern smartphone.

Sony World Photography Awards receives backlash over alleged censorship of Hong Kong protest images

The 2020 Sony World Photography Awards recently removed active links to images from three separate finalists due to their 'sensitive nature. All have a common theme: the Hong Kong protests. The move has raised concerns about possible censorship.

Cosina announces new Voigtlander Nokton 60mm F0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras

Cosina Japan has announced the release of a new Micro Four Thirds lens, the Voigtlander Nokton 60mm F0.95.

Fujifilm X-T200 pre-production sample gallery

The X-T200 is Fujifilm's most promising entry-level camera in some time. With a feature set tailored to casual photographers who might bring the camera on a trip somewhere warm and sunny, well, we did just that.

February 18
Fujifilm warns its customers to avoid sending undeveloped film through new airport scanners

The warning comes only a couple of weeks after Kodak Alaris published a similar advisory.

Instagram CEO reveals the simple reason the company doesn't have an iPad app

The image-based social media platform wants to offer an iPad app, but there has never been an ideal time to develop one, according to its CEO.

PolarPro releases 'LiteChaser Pro,' a mobile filter system for the iPhone 11

PolarPro has released LiteChaser Pro, a mobile filter system for Apple's latest iPhone 11 models.

Video: Panasonic demonstrates viewfinder to correct color-blindness

The viewfinder compensates for color defects in vision to give color blind people the chance to see colors the way they should look.

Nikon D780 Review

Nikon's combined the best of its DSLR and mirrorless cameras into one tough-built body, equally well-suited for stills as it is for video. For effectively modernizing one of the brand's all-star camera lines, it receives our silver award.

Nikon releases major firmware updates for its Z6 and Z7 cameras, minor update for the Z50

Firmware version 3.00 for the Z6 and Z7 camera systems brings major new and improved features, including updates to the AF tracking implementation, expanded CFexpress support, animal-detection autofocus and more.

February 17
Research firm claims Sony had nearly half of the image sensor market share in 2019

The Japanese research firm also expects the global image sensor market to grow from $17.2 billion in 2019 to $27 billion by 2023.

Rokinon announces 16mm T2.6 and 35mm T1.5, two new carbon fiber cine lenses

These two lenses bring the total number of XEEN CF lenses to five when you include the previously-announced 24mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5 lenses.

US Judge rules against county seeking to ban drone flights in their parks

Earlier this week, Judge Joseph Farah ruled in favor of Jason Harrison. He was arrested for a legal flight at a Genessee County park (Michigan, U.S.) in December 2018. The ruling is expected to set a precedent for the rest of the United States.

Vazen announces new 28mm T2.2 1.8x anamorphic lens for Micro Four Thirds mount

The lens is the second in Vazen's Micro Four Thirds anamorphic lineup, which will be rounded out with a third lens 'in the coming months.'

Panasonic interview: 'If we stay united I think we will survive'

At last month's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas we sat down with Yosuke Yamane, Director of Panasonic's Imaging Business Division, to discuss market reaction to the S1-series, full-frame strategy and the state of the L-mount alliance.

February 16
Leica announces three limited-edition Summicron M lenses

Three new lenses from Leica for the M system, including a pair of limited edition Safari options (28mm F2 and 75mm F2) and a silver version of the 75mm F2.

Review: Timelapse+ makes day-to-night time-lapse sequences easy

The Timelapse+ View is a sophisticated device that aims to solve a common challenge for time-lapse photographers: shooting through extreme changes in light levels, such as day-to-night transitions. As we discover in our review, it works really well.

February 15
PiXLIGHT portable speedlight for cameras and smartphones launches on Kickstarter

The model includes replaceable batteries, Bluetooth and a compact folding design.

DPReview TV: Olympus 12-45mm F4 Pro review

The new Olympus 12-45mm F4 Pro lens promises to be a high quality, compact zoom for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Does it live up to the hype?

Olympus 12-45mm F4 Pro sample gallery (DPReview TV)

The DPReview TV team recently traveled to Costa Rica where they had an opportunity to shoot with the new Olympus 12-45mm F4 Pro lens. Check out their sample images in this gallery and see how it performed.

February 14
Canada Goose's new Photojournalist Jacket is pricey and full of pockets

The company says it designed the jacket in partnership with an actual (although current unidentified) photojournalist.

Topaz Labs will end free upgrades for several products starting in August 2020

The company's CEO says this 'may seem like bad news at first,' but that it'll ultimately benefit customers.

Samsung details the 108MP camera sensor tech packed in the Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone

The ISOCELL Bright HM1 camera sensor features the industry's first 'Nonacell' technology.

AxisGo is a 'pro-grade' water housing for the Apple iPhone

At $199 it's not the cheapest underwater housing for a phone we have seen, but it looks more solid than most.

Shutterstock founder Jon Oringer is stepping down from his role as CEO

He'll remain with the company as Executive Chairman of the Board, however.

Loupedeck+ review

It's not cheap and the initial setup is time-consuming, but the Loupedeck+ improves on its predecessor in some important ways and makes a lot of sense for those with demanding photo editing needs.

Opinion: New rules proposed by the FAA are a threat to drone pilots – including photographers

The FAA recently proposed rules that could impact all drone operators in the US, virtually requiring an internet connection to fly and a requirement to broadcast personally identifying information. Here's what's at stake and how to make your voice heard.

CP+ 2020 cancelled amid Coronavirus concerns

CIPA, the organizer behind the CP+ tradeshow, has announced it’s canceling this year's exhibition, citing concerns surrounding the Coronavirus.

February 13
Canon launches 'image.canon,' a new cloud platform for managing and sharing images

The service isn't intended for long-term storage, instead making it easier to send images to third-party platforms.

CAKE Ösa electric utility motorcycle can function as an off-grid mobile studio

The bike has a modular clamp-on system with support for baskets and other attachments.

Canon launches its latest pocket-sized photo printer, the Selphy Square QX10

The Selphy Square QX10 is a pocket-sized dye-sublimation printer with a built-in rechargeable battery for making easy prints on the go.

Video: How much does an anti-aliasing filter affect image quality?

Wedding photographer Richard Wong created a video showing side-by-side comparisons between images created with similar full-frame mirrorless cameras. One has an anti-aliasing filter over the sensor while the other doesn't. Is there a noticeable difference?

Coronavirus shuts down Mobile World Congress smartphone exhibition

The world's most important smartphone exhibition has been cancelled at the last minute due to fears of the spread of coronavirus amoung exhibitors and the 100,000 visitors

Officials warn Yosemite's lack of water may spoil annual 'Firefall' waterfall event

Without water, El Capitan's annual waterfall event may very well end up being a massive disappointment for the barrage of photographers who swarm there every year to capture the iconic scene.

Canon announces development of EOS R5 with IBIS, '8K' video and 20fps shooting

Canon has announced the development of the R5 - a flagship RF-mount camera capable of 8K video and 20fps shooting. Details are scant, but the new camera is expected to be released at some point this year, alongside nine new RF lenses and two teleconverters.

Canon announces Rebel T8i with revamped AF and (proper) 4K video

The Canon EOS Rebel T8i packs a pretty impressive set of features, including a new Digic 8 processor, which enables 7 fps continuous shooting and 4K video capture.

Canon unveils $400 RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM

Canon's RF system gains an affordable, compact travel zoom in the form of the 24-105mm F4-7.1. It will be offered as a kit option with the EOS R and RP, and will be available separately for $400.

February 12
This 120 medium format camera and 4x5 large format camera are made from 35mm film cassettes

Photographer Alireza Rostami took inspiration from a recent book he read to create a pair of cameras made entirely from 35mm film cassettes.

Slideshow: Sony World Photography Awards 2020 finalist and shortlisted photographs

Sony World Photography Awards recently announced the finalists and shortlisted winners for their 2020 Professional competition.

Negative Supply launches its new Film Carrier 120 on Kickstarter

The new model follows Negative Supply's Film Carrier MK1 designed for camera-scanning 35mm film.

Nikon interview: "We’re at a transitional stage"

In a wide-ranging conversation, Keiji Oishi gave us an insight into Nikon's strategy at all levels of its business, and shared some details of the new D6.

Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 III

The OM-D E-M1 Mark III offers a number of new features, many of which come from the E-M1X. Find out what's new, and whether you should upgrade.

DPReview TV: Olympus E-M1 Mark III hands-on preview

Chris and Jordan traveled to Costa Rica to test the new Olympus E-M1 Mark III. Will Chris survive the crocodiles? Will Jordan's audition tape for the next reboot of Baywatch make your head spin? Watch to get answers to these and other important questions.

Into the wild: Olympus E-M1 Mark III sample gallery

We got a chance to use the new Olympus E-M1 Mark III surrounded by wildlife at the official launch event in Costa Rica, as well as in our own backyard in Seattle. Get a sense of what this camera is capable of in our sample gallery.

Hands-on with Olympus' tiny 12-45mm F4 Pro lens

The latest Olympus Pro lens the most diminutive yet while still retaining the lineup's high level of both build and image quality. It also looks to be a great compact companion to the company's recently released OM-D E-M5 Mark III camera.

Beaches and boats: Olympus 12-45mm F4 Pro sample gallery

For our initial sample gallery from Olympus' new 12-45mm F4 Pro, we bring you images of beaches and boats in both Costa Rica and the Pacific Northwest. Oh, there are monkeys in this gallery too.

Olympus brings its entry-level PEN E-PL10 to North America

Four months after launching it in the Asia-Pacific market, Olympus is bringing its PEN E-PL10 camera system across the pond to North America.

Olympus introduces lightweight 12-45mm F4 Pro lens

Olympus has introduced the weather-sealed M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4 Pro, a premium standard zoom that weighs just 254 grams (9 ounces).

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III brings improved stabilization plus Live ND and hand-held high res

Olympus has just announced the OM-D E-M1 Mark III, the latest in its line of compact pro-oriented Micro Four Thirds cameras. This new model inherits many features from the company's existing E-M1X, but in a smaller package and at a significant discount.

The Nikon D6: Here are the official specifications and image samples

While Nikon announced the development of the D6 back in September, the company has been tight-lipped about further details – until now. Check out official specifications and capabilities of Nikon's newest flagship DSLR right here along with a handful of official sample images from Nikon.

Nikon adds 20mm F1.8 and 24-200mm F4-6.3 to full-frame Z-series lens lineup

Nikon has announced full details of two more lenses on its Z-mount roadmap: a 20mm F1.8 S and a stabilized 24-200mm F4-6.3 S. The pair increases the total number of FX-format Z-series lenses to 11.

February 11
Samsung announces S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra smartphones offering up to 108 megapixels, 100X zoom and 8K video

The new S20 series offers an impressive array of camera features, including up to 108MP capture, while the Z Flip, well... flips.

Video: Photographer Alan Schaller offers seven tips for black and white street photography

The new video comes from the Cooperative of Photography, better known as COOPH.

Sony releases Software Development Kit (SDK) for remote camera access

The SDK is aimed at third-party developers and integrators and allows for remote access to camera parameters, trigger and live view as well as captured image data.

Which is best for you: the Fujifilm X-T200 or X-T30?

Fujifilm's new X-T200 is a huge improvement over its predecessor, bringing it a lot closer to its step-up model, the X-T30. Find out if it's worth spending another $200 to get the X-T30.

Adobe releases February update for its suite of photography-centric applications

The updates add features and functionality to Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic and Lightroom for macOS, Windows, iOS, iPadOS, Android and ChromeOS.

February 10
Slideshow: International Garden Photographer of the Year's winner and finalists

Over 20,000 entries were submitted to the 13th annual International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. Here is the Overall Winner and some of the finalists.

Instagram allegedly raked in $20 billion in ad revenue last year

If true, the image platform has beaten YouTube's 2019 ad revenue by billions.

Gary Fong warns of counterfeit Lightsphere flash diffusers

Gary Fong has published a video detailing how counterfeit light diffusers are being sold by malicious sellers through online retailers such as Amazon.

Vision Research launches its latest high-speed camera, the Phantom VEO 1310

The Phantom VEO 1310 doesn't offer the highest resolution but at 1280 x 960 resolution, the global shutter can record at up to 10,860 frames per second.

Tamron reveals it has three new, unannounced mirrorless lenses planned for 2020

There isn't any information about the unannounced lenses, but Sony Alpha Rumors seems to believe all three will be for Sony E-mount cameras.

Nikon D780 gallery updated with fresh samples, Raw conversions

The Nikon D780 is proving to be a great all-arounder, regardless of subject matter or lighting conditions. Don't believe us? Take a stroll through our updated sample gallery – now with Raw conversions – and see for yourself.

February 9
Video: BTS look at how Nissan turned its 2020 GT-R NISMO into the ultimate camera car

Nissan teamed up with industry professional Mauro Calo to turn its 2020 GT-R NISMO into a bespoke camera car so they could capture promotional footage for the release of its 2020 GT-R NISMO.

Across the American west: Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 sample gallery

We've got our hands on a full-production copy of Fujifilm's GF 50mm F3.5 "pancake" prime lens for their medium-format GFX system. As the smallest lens in the lineup, we decided to see how it stacks up as a travel companion on some recent trips.

February 8
DPReview TV: ProRes Raw on the Nikon Z6

We review Nikon's ProRes Raw video upgrade for the Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras. In the process, Chris and Jordan explain the benefits of a Raw video workflow and why there's no such thing as a free lunch.

'Back to the drawing board': Sigma says full-frame Foveon camera won't arrive this year

Sigma has announced that it's starting over with a clean slate in the development of its full-frame Foveon-based camera, which it first announced in 2018 and hoped to release this year.

February 7
Fujifilm will discontinue its Fujicolor film multi-packs by the end of March

Demand for the film has dropped too low, the company explained in a statement.

Leica releases major 2.0 firmware update for its Q2 compact camera

Firmware version 2.0 covers nearly every aspect of the camera, from DNG write speeds to autofocus performance and more.

The Photographer's Ephemeris app updated with support for what3words system

The outdoor photography planning app makes it easier for users to save and find places to shoot.

Samsung files trademark for its 'Nonacell' technology destined for its 108MP sensor

It's suspected the 'Nonacell' technology will effectively merge nine pixels into a single pixel with the help of a three-by-three color filter array. This would result in Samsung's 108MP sensor yielding 12MP images once processed.

Fujifilm says new 400MP 'pixel shift' mode is coming to its GFX 100 camera system

According to Fujifilm engineers, the new ultra-resolution mode will use 'sub-μm order control’ pixel pitch to capture incredible detail using the 100MP sensor inside the GFX 100.

The importance of emotion in landscape photography

Have you ever looked at a photo and imagined yourself in that location? Has that image triggered an emotion? Emotion and art go hand in hand, but how important is it in landscape photography?

February 6
Fujifilm pulls controversial X100V promo video due to the featured photographer's method

Some have criticized the street photographer's intrusive shooting style.

Lomography Petzval 80.5mm F1.9 MKII Art lens launches on Kickstarter

The company had previously launched 11 successful campaigns on the crowdfunding platform.

Slideshow: Agora's #Photojournalism2020 winner and finalists

Agora, a free-to-use photography app, received 12,321 submissions for its #Photojournalism2020 competition. Here is the overall winner and some of the finalists.

Nomad launches iPhone 11, Google Pixel 4 cases with Moment lens mount

Nomad's new cases look like an interesting alternative to Moment's own cases.

Hasselblad XCD 45mm F4 sample gallery

Hasselblad's new X-series 45mm F4 claims to be the smallest and lightest lens ever developed for digital medium-format cameras. Equally compelling is the fact that it's less than half the cost of the existing XCD 45mm F3.5. See what it can do.

February 5
Moondog Labs launches a 52mm filter holder for smartphone cameras

The holder attaches to smartphone cases that feature a bayonet mount.

Twitter will start labeling manipulated and deepfaked content

The social media company also plans to remove content that it finds potentially harmful.

RawTherapee 5.8 update adds new Capture Sharpening feature, CR3 support and more

The update also brings support for Canon's CR3 raw files and addresses a number of bug fixes throughout the program.

Qualcomm shows off the first 8K footage captured with its Snapdragon 865 chipset

The 8K footage was shot on a prototype device with a Sony IMX586 image processor inside.

Sony's image sensor business may be 'enormously' hit by coronavirus outbreak

It all depends on whether the outbreak disrupts Sony's supply chain in China.

YouTuber upscales classic film to 4K/60p resolution using neural networks

YouTuber Denis Shiryaev used several neural networks to upgrade a classic Lumière Brothers film to 4K/60p and the results are astounding.

Opinion: Fujifilm X100V - why it feels like a missed opportunity

The X100V is the biggest refresh the series has seen since its inception. But Technical Editor Richard Butler is initially disappointed. Based on his own needs, anyway.

Fujifilm X100V pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV)

In their most recent video, Chris and Jordan previewed the new Fujifilm X100V. This sample gallery includes dozens of photos captured with a pre-production X100V in and around the mean streets of Calgary, Alberta.

February 4
Hands-on with the new Fujifilm X100V

Fujifilm just updated one of its most important - and most-loved - product lines, with the X100V. Some things have changed, while some have stayed the same. Take a look at what's changed as we go hands-on with the latest X100.

Fujifilm shows off XF 50mm F1.0 lens, teases fastest GF lens yet

At the Fujifilm X100V's unveiling today, Fujifilm also teased some upcoming lenses, including the XF 50mm F1.0 lens we've known about for some time, and new 30mm F3.5 and 80mm F1.7 lenses for their medium-format GFX system. Take a look at our quick hands-on here.

Ricoh announces its new ultra-rugged WG-70 camera

The WG-70 is Ricoh's latest ultra-compact in its WG series of rugged cameras. It features a 16 Megapixel backside-illuminated sensor capable of capturing 1080p (Full HD) video and features a number of dedicated shooting modes for underwater and macro photography.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm X100V hands-on preview

The wait for the Fujifilm X100V is over! We'll take you through everything you need to know about this new camera, including its new lens, weather sealing, control changes and more. TL;DR: according to Chris and Jordan, it's really good.

Fujifilm X-T4 to be unveiled on February 26th

At its 'X Summit' in London, Fujifilm announced that the X-T4 will be unveiled later this month, on February 26th.

Fujifilm X100V pre-production sample gallery

We've published our first shots from Fujifilm's newest X100-series camera – a stylish and capable daily companion.

Fujifilm releases X100V with new sensor, new lens and tilting touchscreen

The new Fujifilm X100V has been overhauled inside and out, but with its hybrid optical electronic viewfinder, fast 35mm-equivalent lens and APS-C sensor, it's still an X100, through-and-through.

Sony patent suggests it's working on developing a folding camera drone

For the past few years, Sony has quietly been developing a camera drone. Sony Alpha Rumors first discovered the patent in October 2018 and another recently-filed patent with more details.

Unsplash partners with major institutions to add modern and historical images to its library

The free stock photography website has teamed with NOAA, NYPL, the Library of Congress and more to expand its library.

Google bug causes backed-up video files to be sent to the wrong users

Some Google Photos video files which were backed up with the Takeout tool in November ended up in the wrong accounts.

Lomography launches its LomoChrome Purple in 110 format cartridges

The ISO 100-400 film 'forces you to think outside the box, turning blues to greens, greens to purples and yellows to pinks, all while maintaining those rich red tones,' according to Lomography.

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H review

The S1H is a full-frame mirrorless camera designed with videographers in mind. It brings features both from the GH series and Panasonic's professional Varicam line to create the most capable video camera we've ever tested.

Do I need the Panasonic S1H, or is the S1 with Log upgrade just as good?

The S1H is a hugely impressive video camera, but so is the S1, especially if you add the SFU2 upgrade to unlock 10-bit capture and 60p output. So do you really need an S1H? We break down the differences.

Fujifilm's X Summit livestream hints at new product launch

Fujifilm will be livestreaming its X Summit 2020 from London on February 4th at 8pm GMT (that's 3pm Eastern and noon Pacific time). The company promises panel discussions and maybe even a new product announcement.

February 3
Blackmagic Camera Setup 6.8 improves start time and performance for 4K, 6K Pocket Cinema Cameras

The update improves startup time for both the 4K and 6K Pocket Cinema Cameras, and deals with a number of performance issues to improve the overall workflow. Blackmagic has also updates its Avid and Premiere Pro plugins for better performance.

Yuneec launches E30Z 30x optical zoom camera for H520 Hexacopter drone

The new model expands Yuneec's camera lineup for its pro-grade six-rotor drone.

Hasselblad releases firmware update for its X1D-50c mirrorless medium format camera

The firmware update adds support for Hasselblad’s new 45mm lens, as well as a few features to round out the user experience.

Google is trialing an automated print subscription for Photos

The service can select and print your ten best photos per month at a cost of $8.

Panasonic S1H vs GH5S: not simply 'bigger is better'

The S1H can be seen as a large-sensor GH5S, but it's not simply the case that the bigger camera gives you better quality. There are times it can, but it's not just about cleaner footage.

CIPA's 2019 numbers detail worst year of the decade for the camera industry

CIPA's December data wraps up a 2019 that saw a dramatic decline in DSLR and fixed-lens camera sales, as well as a double-digit percentage decline in mirrorless sales, even as revenue increased for mirrorless sales, suggesting advanced mirrorless cameras are continuing to sell well.

February 2
Video: How to create a custom keyboard shortcut in Adobe Photoshop CC

This quick tip is the latest video in Adobe's ongoing 'Photoshop Magic Minute' series.

Fujifilm X-T3 vs X-Pro3: Which one's right for me?

For two cameras with a lot of hardware in common, the X-T3 and X-Pro3 appeal to very different styles of shooting. Here's a look at the differences between the two models – and what they mean for the user.

February 1
DPReview TV: Video tripods vs photo tripods

Video tripods with fluid heads provide distinct advantages over standard photo tripods when shooting video, but are they always better? Chris and Jordan compare both types of tripods and demonstrate the pros and cons of each.

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