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April 2020 news and reviews

April 30
Adobe tweaks Creative Residency program to launch $1M support fund for visual creatives

The program will help fund both personal projects and work directly commissioned by Adobe.

Sony provides an in-depth look at the Sony Xperia 1 II camera tech

The Xperia 1 Mark II borrows some of its camera technologies from the company's Alpha series of cameras, making it, at least on paper, one of the most interesting phones for photography at the moment.

British  Museum launches revamped online collections database early with 1.9M images

The content is open to the public but only available for use with a restrictive Creative Commons license.

Raspberry Pi launches 12.3MP interchangeable lens camera module for its Pi computers

The new 'High Quality Camera' uses a C and CS lens mount and is built around the Sony Type 1/2.3” (7.9mm diagonal) Sony IMX477 image sensor.

Review: The DJI Mavic Air 2 is the best all-around drone for most people

The DJI Mavic Air 2 is a Goldilocks drone. It's not the biggest or the smallest model out there, but it delivers just the right balance of size and features.

April 29
ProGrade Digital's new microSDXC cards offer faster speeds at lower prices

The new 64GB, 128GB and 256GB microSDXC cards feature max read and write speeds of 250MB/s and 130MB/s, respectively.

Lomography's new Analogue Aqua is an underwater 'Simple Use' film camera

The 'Simple Use' camera is safe to use down to 10m (33ft) and comes in two pre-loaded options using Lomography's Color Negative 400 and LomoChrome Purple film stocks.

ON1 announces 360° cross-device sync service for editing and managing images remotely

The new service allows images and folders to be synchronized between five computers and five mobile devices, and that each image can be edited on any of those devices.

DPReview TV: Take better indoor portraits with natural light

Want to shoot some portraits with great lighting while stuck at home? We show you how – and you probably won't need any new gear to do it!

The Fujifilm X100V is our favorite prime lens compact camera

We've updated our 'best fixed prime lens camera' buying guide and – no surprise here – the Fujifilm X100V came out on top.

Watch 'My Friends Were Mountaineers', a film about photographer Dee Molenaar

Dee Molenaar, a photographer, artist and icon in the Pacific Northwest mountaineering community passed away recently at the age of 101. Filmmaker and DPReview collaborator Eric Becker spent some time with Dee and his children before he died, and created a short film about Dee’s inspirational life. Watch it exclusively here.

April 28
Canon's new software will turn select EOS, PowerShot cameras into webcams for Windows 10 PCs

The beta EOS Webcam Utility came from the ongoing needs required for video conferencing and virtual meetings amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Video: How one photographer turned his backyard shed into a camera and darkroom

Photographer and DIY camera master Brendan Barry shares what went into converting his backyard shed into a camera and darkroom.

OmniVision launches the OV64B, a 64MP smartphone sensor with 0.7 micron pixels

The OV64B is capable of capturing 64MP stills, as well as 8K video at 30 fps and 4K video at 60 fps. The first sample units will be shipping to companies next month.

Full-frame mirrorless compared: Z6 vs. S1 vs. EOS R vs. a7 III

Firmware has been updated and lens lineups fleshed-out since Canon, Nikon and Panasonic joined the full-frame mirrorless melee. In the light of these changes, we looked again at the strengths and weaknesses of the main contenders.

DJI announces the Mavic Air 2 with 4K/60p capture, ActiveTrack 3.0 and more

In addition to 4K/60p capture, the Mavic Air 2 can also record HDR video at 4K/30p and dole out 1080p slow-mo video at up to 240 fps. Battery life also gets an improvement, with a 34-minute flight time.

April 27
Elon Musk reveals how SpaceX will address light pollution caused by Starlink satellites

The company previously tested an anti-reflective coating and is now looking to use satellite 'sunshades.'

Kinefinity's new MAVO Edge cinema camera can shoot 8K ProRes Raw internally at up to 75 fps

The MAVO Edge is built around a new 44.7MP full-frame CMOS sensor that claims to offer up to 14-stops of dynamic range and minimal rolling shutter, even at 8K.

Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS sample gallery

The 'Defocus Smoothing' variant of Canon's RF 85mm F1.2L uses a special coating to two of the lens' 13 elements to give out-of-focus highlights a smoother appearance. Take a look at the lens in action.

April 26
CIPA's latest numbers show camera production, sales slashed by half in March

The global lockdown has been disastrous for the camera trade with sales cut in half across the world, according to figures released by CIPA. DSLRs are doing worse than mirrorless models, and lenses are holding up a little better overall.

Nikon, Olympus postpone upcoming financial results, citing COVID-19 challenges

Both companies say accounting procedures are proving difficult amidst global stay-at-home orders, making it challenging to audit their financial results in the usual timeframe. Results for both companies are pushed back by a few weeks.

Exposure X5 software review: blazing fast and subscription-free

Exposure Software's latest Exposure X5 app is a surprisingly fast, feature-packed and affordable alternative to Adobe's Lightroom – with no subscription required.

A beginner's guide to lighting tools – with stay-at-home-friendly DIY versions

Running out of isolation projects? Here's how you can use common household supplies and tools to craft your own DIY studio lighting solutions.

April 25
DPReview TV: Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD review

Impressively compact and no slouch in terms of sharpness: Tamron's 70-180mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount shapes up to be a solid option for a7-series photographers.

Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD sample gallery (DPReview TV)

What better time to shoot with a telephoto zoom? Chris and Jordan took the Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 and a Sony a7R III into the empty streets of Calgary for some appropriately-distanced street shooting.

April 24
Camera strap manufacturer Lucky introduces new quick release system

The quick-release system makes it easier to get the strap out of the way when it's not needed, such as when you're switching to shooting on a tripod or monopod.

Aputure's Light Storm system gets adjustable color with the new LS 300X continuous light

New bi-color LED comes to the LS series of continuous lighting with temperatures variable between 2700 and 6500K for still and movie photography

Blackmagic Design's Pocket Cinema Camera 6K now costs $1,995 after permanent price drop

The price drop comes not long after the release of its new studio camera software update and new ATEM Mini switchers

Film Fridays: 9 analog photography ideas for isolation

Even if you can't get outdoors, there are plenty of ways to keep busy and to keep your photographic senses sharp. What follows are nine ways film photography lovers can stay occupied and have fun, all from the comfort and safety of their own home.

April 23
Canon's Q1 financial report shows Imaging Systems net sales and profits are down 13.9%, 80.6% YoY

As a whole, Canon saw a decline of 9.5% and 18.7% in net sales and operating profit, respectively, but its Imaging Systems division took a particularly rough hit with expectations Q2 will be even worse.

Fujifilm releases very minor firmware updates for six of its XF lenses

Five zoom lenses and a single prime lens have received minor firmware updates that 'fix minor bugs,' according to the changelogs.

Nikon releases firmware update for its D780 DSLR to fix SD memory card errors

It's a small firmware update, but addresses an important problem that could cause certain SD memory cards to have errors while shooting.

Shoot now, focus later: multi-view lens patent is Sony’s latest foray in to light field photography

Sony's next venture into light field technology could be via an E-mount lens, that might allow photographers to use it on their regular cameras

Canon EOS R5: The long game ends with a big leap

If innovation in Canon's cameras has seemed somewhat lackluster of late, the EOS R5 may well explain what the company was up to.

DPReview TV: Create beautiful abstract photos with polarized crystals (DIY project)

Tiny crystals on a glass slide may look unimpressive to the naked eye, but with a macro lens and some polarizing filters they become magical. We show you how to make your own.

April 22
Lensbaby releases the 'Velvet 28,' a wide-angle prime with 'dreamy' bokeh

In addition to the 'velvety glow' of the bokeh produced by the lens, it also features 1:2 ratio macro capabilities, with a minimum focusing distance of 14cm (5.5").

Lensrentals survey: 19% of professional photographers are considering a career change due to COVID-19 pandemic

Unsurprisingly, 96% of respondents said their work has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly 75% saying 'all or almost all' of their work had been cancelled in April.

Pixelmator for iOS gets major version 2.5 update with three new browsers

The update, which also brings multiple bug fixes, is described as an important step in Pixelmator's effort to refresh the iOS app.

The gear that changed my (photographic) life: the Nikon D3

When Nikon released the full-frame D3 in 2007, it changed the professional photography industry. It was also a pivotal piece of equipment for Senior Editor Barney Britton.

Florian Ledoux's 'I Am Vital' is a short film fit for Earth Day

'I Am Vital' is a short film from Florian Ledoux reminding the world about the importance of water and our disappearing glaciers in the age of climate change.

April 21
Epson announces new and improved 13" SureColor P700, 17" P900 photo printers

The pair of printers have more compact designs, incorporate a new 4.3" touchscreen control panel and feature new and improved inks.

Samsung is aiming to develop 600MP image sensors

The head of Samsung's Sensor Business Team says the company aims to design image sensors that provide a higher resolution than the human eye.

Canon EOS R: much improved for people and portraits

We've re-tested the Canon EOS R, using firmware v1.6 and updated the review. We've given particular focus to the Eye AF feature and have investigated both its performance and operation, which boost the camera's score and makes it much easier to shoot portraits.

8K and then some: what the Canon EOS R5's video specs mean

The Canon EOS R5's video specifications look very powerful. We break down what everything means, and what the limitations might be.

Huawei caught using DSLR images to promote smartphone cameras (again)

This isn't the first time the company has been caught passing off DSLR images as if they were captured using its smartphone cameras.

Panasonic announces 5.9K ProRes Raw video for Lumix DC-S1H

Panasonic has added 5.9K Raw video output to its Lumix DC-S1H full-frame mirrorless stills/video camera, allowing the recording of ProRes RAW with an Atomos Ninja V recorder.

April 20
Canon announces the EOS C300 Mark III with 4K/120p dual gain output sensor, modular design

The Canon EOS C300 Mark III uses the exact same frame as the C500 Mark II, but packs inside Canon's new DIGIC DV7 processor and a new 4K Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) sensor.

Canon EOS R5: Go big, or go home

Canon may have launched the DSLR video revolution, but it has struggled to lead in recent years. Is the EOS R5 Canon's attempt to flex its muscles and reclaim its glory days of video dominance?

DPReview TV: Canon EOS R5 video specs first impressions

In this video we share our first impressions of the Canon EOS R5's impressive video specifications, as well as some other features that might get lost in the headlines.

Canon EOS R5 video specs include 8K/30, 4K/120 with Raw, 10-bit H.265 and full AF

Canon has revealed the video specs of its forthcoming EOS R5, including internal Raw capture of its 8K/30p footage. There's also full-width 4K at up to 120p with 10-bit 4:2:2 recording and full AF in all modes.

Venus Optics releases Canon RF, Nikon Z mount version of its Laowa 100mm F2.8 2X APO Macro lens

The new Canon RF and Nikon Z mount versions join the previously-available models for Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony FE camera systems.

Samyang's new compact AF 75mm F1.8 FE lens has a neat little trick up its sleeve

The 75mm F1.8 autofocus lens from Samyang/Rokinon is compact, lightweight and has a fun little trick up its sleeve.

April 19
Slideshow: 6th annual Fine Art Photography Awards winners and finalists

The annual international contest recognizing fine art photography announced its winners and finalists last week. Here are some winning and finalist images.

Books that made a difference: Camera Lucida (Roland Barthes, 1980)

With most activities restricted, this is a good time to think about what photography is, and what it means. One of Senior Editor Barney's favorite photography books has hardly any pictures in it and wasn't even written by a photographer.

April 18
DPReview TV: Nikon P950 hands-on review

Nikon's Coolpix P950 features an incredible 24-2000mm equiv. zoom lens. But other than taking closeup photos of the moon, what's this camera that looks like a small bazooka good for? Quite a lot, it turns out.

Nikon P950 sample gallery

Check out our sample gallery from the Nikon Coolpix P950, the perfect camera for social distancing thanks to its 24-2000mm equiv. zoom lens.

April 17
Chinese government rules in favour of Alpa in counterfeit cameras case

The photo industry may be able to take some hope from this case in which Alpa was able to secure damages from a Chinese company producing fakes and copies of its cameras.

GoPro and VSCO lay off employees, change business models over COVID-19 pandemic

Instagram-competitor VSCO and action camera company GoPro both plan to release new features and products in 2020 despite the restructuring.

The gear that changed my (photographic) life: the Canon EOS 10D

The Canon EOS 10D was a hugely advanced camera when it was announced in 2003. Senior Editor Barney Britton looks back at the 10D, and shares some memories of his first DSLR.

Slideshow: 2020 World Press Photo contest winners

World Press Photo recently announced the winners of the 2020 contests, including Photo of the Year and Story of the Year. Here are some of the top images.

Film Fridays: Plaubel Makina 67 – The beginning and end of a journey into medium format

A dedicated 35mm photographer and medium format skeptic gets his hands on the lust-worthy Plaubel Makina 67 and finds lots to love about its design – and the format in general. But it's not all a bed of roses.

April 16
Photographer cited, had drone confiscated for documenting Hart Island mass burials

George Steinmetz, whose aerial photography work appears in National Geographic and the New York Times, was cited for flying his drone over a massive burial ditch on Hart Island.

Slideshow: Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition 2020 winners and shortlisted images

These are the winning and shortlisted photos from the Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Open Competition

Canadian non-profit PPOC speaks out against 'porch portraits' during pandemic

The organization says photography is non-essential and that even porch-based photography sessions may put communities at risk.

Ins and outs of ISO: where ISO gets complex

A look at Log, DR modes, and highlighting why you don't always gain by adding amplification.

RAW Power 3 available for Mac and iOS, includes workflow improvements and new editing tools

RAW Power 3 for macOS and iOS builds upon Apple's native technology to allow for faster and more powerful image organization and editing tools to the built-in Apple Photos application.

The gear that changed my (photographic) life: reader responses

As we've been sharing stories of the gear that made the biggest difference to our photography, DPR readers have been responding with theirs. Here are some of our favorite responses so far.

April 15
Apple announces new $399 iPhone SE model with 4.7-inch display, A13 chip and Portrait mode

Apple has updated the long-ignored iPhone SE model. The new version is very similar to the outgoing iPhone 8 and maintains the same glass-back design, single rear camera and water resistance.

Practice your portrait lighting in lockdown with this virtual studio program

Frustrated that you can't get in the studio with a model to test and experiment with lighting set-ups and shooting ideas? This set.a.light application might just keep your creativity on the boil until the world returns to normal

Mendel Mendlowits, founder of Adorama, has passed away

Adorama's charismatic founder, Mendel Mendlowits, passed away on April 8th at the age of 76.

Fujifilm X-T200 review

The Fujifilm X-T200 is a low-priced mirrorless camera with a stunning 3.5" display, easy-to-use touch interface, oversampled 4K video and the classic design X-series cameras are known for. Dive into our review to see how it ranks against its peers.

DPReview TV: The gear that changed Jordan's life

DPReview TV host Jordan Drake tells us about the one piece of photography gear that changed his life. Find out why it may be the reason he's on the DPReview team today.

New York court rules website didn't violate image copyright by embedding Instagram post

The latest legal ruling follows a similar case from 2018 about a tweet that featured a copyrighted image of Tom Brady.

April 14
Yongnuo announces new 50mm F1.8 'nifty fifty' autofocus lens for APS-C E-mount cameras

The lens doesn't currently have a price, but you can count on it being one of the—if not the—most affordable 50mm lens for Sony's a6000-series cameras.

OnePlus reveals 8 series smartphones with triple-camera array

The OnePlus 8 Pro features a large primary image sensor and HDR video recording at 4K resolution.

Viltrox announces new $280 33mm F1.4 autofocus lens for APS-C systems, teases upcoming 20mm T2 cine lens

The 33mm F1.4 lens is the first of three APS-C lenses Viltrox has already said are on the way, with the 23mm and 56mm F1.4 still on the horizon.

Fujifilm interview: 'We will get through this crisis together'

Recently we caught up with Fujifilm's Toshi Iida to talk about the X-T4, X100V and, of course, the ongoing impact of the coronavirus epidemic on Fujifilm and the camera industry as a whole.

Sample gallery: Fujifilm Acros 100 II - 35mm and 120 scans

Fujifilm's newly-formulated Acros 100 II will be hitting store shelves soon! Curious what it looks like? Check out our sample gallery, chock full of 35mm and 120 format scans.

April 13
Japan offers $2.2B to help domestic companies move production from China, but will it help the imaging industry?

Last week, it was reported that $2.2 billion of Japan's COVID-19 emergency stimulus package will be allocated to companies willing to move production out of China. We asked two executives of Japanese imaging companies whether or not this incentive could help their operations.

I'm Back returns to Kickstarter with updated I'm Back 35 digital back for old 35mm SLRs

The new model supports nearly all 35mm analog SLR cameras and can be used with dedicated back covers designed for the most popular camera models.

BCN data shows mirrorless camera sales have dropped 50% YoY in Japan for March amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Year-over-year, sales of mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras decreased by 50.5 percent, according to BCN Retail's latest data.

Nine things working photographers can do for their business during isolation

Like so many, self-employed photographer Suzi Pratt found herself at home with lots of time to kill. Here are the steps she recommends for those in the same position, both to fill time during isolation and to prepare for what's next.

April 12
Video: How a video production company turned an ambulance into the ultimate grip truck

The two-minute video shares a behind-the-scenes look at how commercial film production company Threefold made an old ambulance the ultimate all-in-one film truck.

Affordable anamorphic: hands-on with the Sirui 50mm F1.8 1.33x

Compact and affordable, the new Sirui 50mm anamorphic lens comes in options for three camera mounts – so we tried it on each of them. See the lens in more detail and read about the benefits of using it on each system.

Updated: Fujifilm X100V sample gallery

The Fujifilm X100V is a camera designed to tag along on adventures large and small. We brought it along on plenty of excursions during the course of testing – back when we were able to do that sort of thing – from trips to the coast to walks around the block.

April 11
DPReview TV: Fujifilm Acros 100 II film review (and samples)

We shot Fujifilm's new Acros II black and white film in both 35mm and 120 medium format, developing it ourselves. We also compared it to Fujifilm's Acros film simulation. The verdict? We like this film!

April 10
Lensrentals wants to know if the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted your professional photography work

The results of the short survey will be shared in the coming weeks in an effort to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the professional photography community.

Pixelmator Photo 1.2 update adds cursor support, ML Color Match, Split View and more

In addition to the new cursor support inside iPadOS 13.4, the update also adds a machine-learning-powered photo-matching tool, Split View support and a copy/paste function.

Film Fridays: How to set up a darkroom and get printing for cheap

Setting up a fully-functional B&W darkroom is way easier and cheaper than you may think. Our pals over at 35mmc.com show you how to get printing for under $100.

Fujifilm X-A7 sample gallery

The Fujifilm X-A7 is a fun-to-use, touchscreen-centric camera that covers the basics for a beginner while leaving room to grow. See what it's capable of in use as an everyday companion.

April 9
LensCoat diverts its US production facilities to make masks for local hospital

Lens accessories company Lenscoat responded to an appeal for PPE for healthcare workers, using its skills to manufacturer some very cool camo face masks

Slideshow: PDNedu Student Photo Contest 2020 winners and finalists

Here are the Grand Prize Winners and Honorable Mentions for the 9th Annual PDNedu Student Photo Contest.

The ins and outs of ISO: What is ISO?

We look into what the ISO setting on your camera does and doesn't mean – why it can't necessarily be measured, and why your sensor's sensitivity never changes.

Sony releases 2.00 firmware update for its a9 II mirrorless camera

The firmware update adds a new 'Hi Frequency Flicker' function, adds a new Face/Eye Priority autofocus function and more.

DPReview TV: Fun with bokeh

Photographers throw the word 'bokeh' around a lot, but what exactly is it? Our resident mad scientist, Don Komarechka, takes us on a ride through a bokeh-rific world of creative possibilities.

April 8
Panasonic releases minor 1.5 firmware update for its Lumix S1, S1R mirrorless cameras

The minor update adds new CFexpress Type B support and a new 50p/25p video frame rate option.

CamFi update adds wireless tethering support to Fujifilm's most popular cameras

The update will add wireless tethering support and more for the Fujifilm X-T2, X-T3, X-H1, GFX 50R, GFX 50S and GFX 100.

Fujifilm X100V review: The most capable prime-lens compact camera, ever

We think Fujifilm's X100V is the best choice for a photographer's carry-everywhere camera in 2020. Provided you can find somewhere safe to take pictures, of course. Take a look through our full review to find out more.

DPReview TV: The gear that changed my life

We all have some piece of photo gear that changed the way we work. In this video, DPReview TV host Chris Niccolls tells us what product rocked his world. The answer may surprise you.

5 stay-at-home challenges for photographers and videographers in quarantine

Who says you can't be creative while confined to your home? Top camera companies and creatives are challenging photographers and videographers to submit their best work while in quarantine.

April 7
Skyllaney unveils its forthcoming 50mm F2 'Bertele' Sonnar lens for Leica M-mount cameras

The Leica M-mount lens is the first from Skyllaney, a British company which designs and constructs its lenses in the British Isles.

Wet plate photographer shoots portrait of subject 4000 miles away via Zoom

Marrying technologies invented over 150 years apart, U.S. photographer Shane Balkowitsch used the wet collodion process to photograph a sitter in London as she posed in front of her phone camera

Canon releases 1D X Mark III firmware update to fix lock-up issue, add 23.98p video capture

The update addresses a lock-up issue multiple 1D X Mark III camera owners were experiencing when shooting with the electronic level was on in the viewfinder display.

How HDR display could change your photography forever

HDR isn't always a popular term in photography circles, but the latest high-DR TVs could free your photos from the standard DR constraints you didn't even know you were working to.

Tamron's 70-180mm F2.8 lens should ship in mid-May for $1,199

Tamron first teased the 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD for Sony E-mount last October. Now, we have confirmation of its price and the expected shipping date, pending any further interference from the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 6
Video: How to capture abstract macro photographs using little more than paper and lights

The 15-minute tutorial shows how with a few sheets of printer paper and a light source or two, you can create abstract macro photographs.

Fotodiox's new EF to L-mount adapter features AF, aperture and image stabilization support

The new EF to L-Mount 'Fusion' adapter offers full EXIF data support, as well as communication protocols to support autofocus, aperture control and image stabilization on supported lenses.

Fujifilm X100V vs. X100F lens shootout: A worthy update to a modern classic

Our testing shows that overall, the new lens in the X100V is much improved over the previous version found in the X100F and previous generations. Read on for our full analysis.

April 5
These are the best portrait lenses for Sony mirrorless shooters

Our guide to the best lenses for Sony APS-C and full-frame mirrorless cameras has been updated to include recommendations for portrait shooters.

April 4
White House photographer Pete Souza shows off what gear is in his bag

Souza breaks down the gear he uses and shows off images he captured with nearly every piece of equipment he highlights.

These are the best lenses for Nikon DSLR portrait shooters

We think that the Nikon 50mm F1.4G and 85mm F1.4G are great all-around picks for APS-C and full-frame Nikon DSLR portrait shooters, respectively. Read on for more recommendations and all of our top lens picks for these systems.

DPReview TV: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art review

The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN lives up to Sigma's 'Art' standard, giving first-party lenses for E-mount and L-mount a run for their money. We put it to the test and came out impressed.

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art sample gallery

Our team at DPReview TV just finished reviewing Sigma's newest 24-70mm F2.8 lens and they found a lot to like. Check out these sample photos captured while filming their review.

April 3
Update on the rankings from our recent 'Microphone pre-amp shootout'

Following our recent microphone pre-amp shootout there was a lot of controversy surrounding the results from the Sony a7 III. Our team tested a second a7 III body to verify the results and discovered some important things that could impact the rankings – depending on what microphone you use.

Apple patent shows it’s working on panoramic light field capture technology

The patent shows how users could capture light field images with depth data to create immersive experiences that can be viewed on mobile devices or head mounted displays.

Brooklyn photographer captures neighborhood portraits of hope, unity amidst ‘unprecedented’ isolation

Brooklyn photographer Stephen Lovekin implored his Ditmas Park neighbors to share inspirational messages with the world through their windows.

The gear that changed my (photographic) life: my dad's Nikkormat FT3

The camera that has had the biggest impact on Managing Editor Allison Johnson's photography is one that she used very early on – and eventually owned.

Film Fridays: Olympus AF-10 Super - pushing the functional limits of a cheap point and shoot

The Olympus AF-10 Super is by all stretches of the imagination, a very basic film point and shoot with limited features. But sometimes limitations can inspire creative workarounds – and creative workarounds can lead to really interesting photos.

April 2
NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX Super GPUs join forces with Intel's 10th generation H-series CPUs in RTX Studio laptop line

NVIDIA's new RTX Studio-branded laptops combine NVIDIA's newest RTX Super GPUs with Intel's latest H-Series CPUs to deliver improved performance for creative professionals on the go.

Intel announces first mobile CPUs capable of more than 5GHz clock speeds

Intel's new 10th generation Intel Core H-series mobile processors promise processing frequency up to 5.3 GHz. The six new chips range from four to eight cores and promise incredible mobile computing performance.

Slideshow: 2020 Zeiss Photography Award winners and shortlisted projects

With a top prize of $13,000 worth of Zeiss lenses, plus a grant for a photographic project, competition for the Zeiss Photography Award was at a high. Here's a gallery of winning and shortlisted photographers from the fifth annual contest

FeiyuTech's new 4K Feiyu Pocket camera is a more affordable clone of the DJI Osmo Pocket

Despite a nearly identical form factor and very similar specs, the Feiyu Pocket retails for just $249, an impressive $120 cheaper than DJI's Osmo Pocket.

Hasselblad updates its desktop, mobile Phocus image processing apps

The Phocus 3.5 for desktop app has received a number of new and improved features, while the 1.0.1 update for Phocus Mobile 2 is much less substantial.

Shooting photos with anamorphic lenses is a fun way to get out of a creative rut

Anamorphic lenses aren't typically used for still photography, so we decided to try it out using accessory lenses from Moondog Labs and Moment. As one of our editors discovered, it can be a fun, creative challenge.

These are the best portrait lenses for Canon DSLR shooters

We think the Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM and Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art are the best all-around picks for APS-C and full-frame Canon DSLRs, respectively, but we've got more recommendations to meet a range of budgets.

April 1
Glimpse image editor aims to make open-source GNU Image Manipulation Program more accessible

Glimpse is a fork from the free and open-source GNU Image Manipulation Program, more commonly referred to as GIMP (although Glimpse's creator is hoping to change that.

Peak Design announces Travel Tripod launch date, unveils 'Weird Times Sale' with 20-40% off gear

Profits from the first four days of Travel Tripod sales will be split 50/50 between COVID-19 relief and climate change relief funds.

Canon's EOS M6 Mark II finally gets a 24p video mode via new firmware update

Firmware version 1.1.0 addresses the lack of 24p (23.98fps) shooting and fixes a few bugs within the camera system.

DPReview TV: How to look good and sound great on videos (and video conferences) from home

Lots of people are suddenly working from home. For many, that means creating online videos for others to watch or logging time on video calls. We review some simple techniques to make your videos look and sound great, so you'll look more professional.

Fujifilm X-A7 review

The X-A7 is Fujifilm's latest, and most polished, entry-level APS-C mirrorless camera. With improved autofocus and a large touchscreen interface, we found ourselves really enjoying it.