Following a week of rumors over whether or not Canon's shipments of EOS R5 units were delayed, Canon U.S.A has come out to confirm the 'first set' of EOS R5 units shipped this week.
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Jul 31, 2020 at 19:48
The camera uses time-of-flight data and machine learning algorithms to reconstruct the bouncing light pulse.
mobileJul 31, 2020 at 18:29
Professional photographers use more smartphone cameras now than 12 months ago, but mostly for personal use and specific areas of their business.
lens newsJul 31, 2020 at 16:59
The new, entirely manual lens is based on the Zeiss 50mm F2 Sonnar lens designed back in the late 1920s.
Jul 31, 2020 at 13:00
With the resurgence of interest in film photography, premium compacts are fetching high asking prices on the secondhand market. This begs the question, are these (mostly) fantastic plastic pocket cams worth the asking price?
Jul 30, 2020 at 22:08
Canon's Q2 financial results show a net profit, but a small one. Net sales and operating profit for its imaging division was down 30.8% and 93.9%, year-over-year, respectively.
Jul 30, 2020 at 15:34
This might be one of the most unusual photo contests we've ever covered.
Jul 30, 2020 at 13:52
Firmware version 1.3.0 improves charging speeds by 20% and adds new touch-based settings for ISO and white balance. Two new accessories are also now available for the 907X Special Edition camera: a grip and an optical viewfinder.
sample galleryJul 30, 2020 at 13:00
With all the focus on its video features, it might be easy to forget that the Sony a7S III is also a stills camera. This sample gallery features photos captured while shooting our latest episode of DPReview TV.
NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance mission to carry more cameras than any interplanetary mission in history
Jul 29, 2020 at 20:12
In total, there will be 25 cameras onboard, including 19 on the Perseverance rover, four on supporting elements and two more on the Ingenuity helicopter.
Jul 29, 2020 at 16:42
The new CFExpress Type A cards offer read and write speeds up to 800MB/s and 700MB/s, respectively, and come in 80GB and 160GB capacities.
Jul 28, 2020 at 23:47
The EF-60 speedlight is a radio-controlled hot-shoe flash that pairs with the new EF-W1 Wireless commander to offer wireless flash options for Fujifilm X Series and GFX System cameras.
Jul 28, 2020 at 20:47
In its largest update yet, digiKam adds support for more than 40 additional raw image formats and gets a huge neural network face recognition upgrade.
Jul 28, 2020 at 19:52
Due to health concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of the Consumer Entertainment Show (CES) have announced the 2021 event will be an all-digital experience.
Jul 28, 2020 at 16:19
Atomos' Ninja V monitor/recorder will get a firmware update later this year that will enable 4K/60p ProRes Raw capture over HDMI for Sony's new a7S III full-frame camera.
The a7S III promises to be Sony's best mirrorless camera for video to date. Instead of winning a battle of spec sheets, it focuses on delivering robust, high quality 4K video. What do we think so far? Watch our hands-on preview to find out.
camera newsJul 28, 2020 at 14:00
Sony has announced the a7S III, its third-generation video-focused camera. In addition to its 12MP sensor it offers must faster processing, improved autofocus, 4K/120p video capture and the highest resolution EVF we've seen yet.
videoJul 28, 2020 at 06:00
Panasonic has released the promised firmware update that adds Raw video output to the S1H. The update allows the camera to output 5.9K/29.97p and Super 35 format 4K/59.94p Raw video to Atomos Ninja V recorders. Support for 3.5K anamorphic capture is also included in the update.
lens newsJul 27, 2020 at 19:51
It might not have the best image quality, but an F1.2 lens for just $350? That's a steal, considering most 50mm F1.4 lenses retail for more than that.
Jul 27, 2020 at 18:43
The event was organized by agency Headshot Booker, which arranged for photo sessions in pop-up studios across the United States.
Jul 27, 2020 at 16:06
Photoshop for iPad is getting two of its most-requested features: the Refine Edge Brush and the ability to rotate the canvas with a pinch and twist.
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III is our favorite Micro Four Thirds camera for stills shooters to date. It jam-packs plenty of cool/useful features into a small, tough-built package that's a pleasure to shoot with and thus, has earned our silver award.
sample galleryJul 27, 2020 at 13:00
We've updated our initial EOS R6 sample gallery with a handful of Raw conversion. Have a look and get a sense of what this new full-framer is capable of in terms of Raw IQ.
Jul 26, 2020 at 18:52
The image, captured by the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope, shows two gas giants orbiting a 17-million-year-old star.
Although image stabilization technology has come a long way, there are few things you can do to improve your low-light or telephoto images more than using a tripod. In this roundup we take a look at four travel tripods and pick our favorite.
videoJul 25, 2020 at 18:21
For Great Britain's Royal Institution, chemist, educator and photography enthusiast Andrew Szydlo has started a two-part video series on the history of photography. The first video discusses the first photographs and more.
Jul 25, 2020 at 14:00
The Nikon Z5 can be seen almost a hybrid of the Z50 and Z6. So why is Technical Editor Richard Butler feeling so much more positive about the new camera than he was about its APS-C sibling? The answer comes from studying its rivals.
sample galleryJul 25, 2020 at 07:00
How does the Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 stack up to other lenses for Fujifilm's medium format system? In this gallery from DPReview TV we feautres samples that assess sharpness, bokeh, flare and more.
Jul 24, 2020 at 22:34
Johnnie Behiri of Cinema5D highlights the real-world implications of overheating after spending two days shooting a mini-documentary with Canon's new EOS R6 mirrorless camera.
Jul 24, 2020 at 18:30
The six lenses, which are nearly identical in specs to their FE, RF and Z mount versions, include one wide-angle zoom, two wide-angle primes and three macro lenses.
Jul 24, 2020 at 15:00
Olympus' sale of its imaging division could be the beginning of a major 'shake-up' in the Japanese camera industry, according to the latest report from Nikkei Asian Review Deputy Editor, Masamichi Hoshi.
Jul 24, 2020 at 14:00
Loss is an inevitable part of the experience of collecting, using and appreciating old analog cameras. What can we learn from it?
Jul 24, 2020 at 13:00
The EOS R5 has grabbed a lot of attention (not all of it positive), but Technical Editor Richard Butler thinks it's Canon's more modest model that looks more compelling.
Jul 23, 2020 at 20:26
The security update comes on the heels of a report that certain Adobe programs had flaws that could potentially allow for code to be executed on unsuspecting customers' computers.
camera newsJul 23, 2020 at 14:50
In a new video, which features Wakashiro Shigeru of Ricoh's Product Planning division, Ricoh shares new details about its upcoming Pentax APS-C DLSR, as well as information about silver versions of its new lenses.
'We're confident that they can deliver': We talk to AP's Director of Photography about switch to Sony
Jul 23, 2020 at 14:00
We spoke to AP's Director of Photography J. David Ake about why the agency has decided to switch to Sony cameras, and what it means for AP staff photographers and videographers.
The Associated Press partners with Sony to exclusively provide its visual journalists with Sony camera gear
Jul 23, 2020 at 14:00
The Associated Press has announced it's partnered with Sony to provide its visual journalists across the world with Sony camera equipment to capture their assignments.
Jul 22, 2020 at 20:42
The 2020 competition was the 13th annual competition and showcases incredible photographs captured with iPhones from thousands of photographers from around the world.
Jul 22, 2020 at 18:30
A group of space enthusiasts at ElderFox Documentaries has compiled images from three of NASA's Martian rovers to form a 4K video tour of the red planet.
mobileJul 22, 2020 at 15:02
If analysts are right iPhone zoom power should get a boost in 2022, thanks to the implementation of periscope-style tele lenses.
The Nikon Z5 is an entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera that looks a lot like the Z6, handles a lot like the Z6, and offers a lot of the same features. So what makes it different, and why is it cheaper? Read on to find out more.
sample galleryJul 22, 2020 at 12:00
As soon as we got our hands on a production Canon EOS R5, we set off to visit some of our favorite photo spots around Washington State to see what it can do.
Jul 22, 2020 at 11:27
Marc Levoy, previously Distinguished Engineer at Google who spearheaded many of the efforts that made the Pixel smartphone cameras best-in-class, has recently joined Adobe as VP and Fellow to lead company-wide efforts focused on computational photography.
Jul 21, 2020 at 19:46
In addition to its new products, Nikon has also pushed live three firmware updates for its Z50, Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras, including a major 2.0 firmware update for the Z50 that adds Animal Detection AF.
Jul 21, 2020 at 16:59
The study details a new algorithm that can produce high-resolution, photo-realistic face swaps, but head shape remains an issue.
Jul 21, 2020 at 12:00
The Nikon Z5 is clearly targeted at the same photographers at Canon's EOS RP. But its price will also see it have to square up against Sony's a7 Mark II. How does it fare?
camera newsJul 21, 2020 at 04:00
Nikon has introduced the Z5, its entry-level full-frame camera that's priced at $1399. It offers most of the features of the more expensive Z6, which is a pleasant surprise given the difference in cost.
lens newsJul 21, 2020 at 04:00
The Z Teleconverter TC-1.4x and TC-2.0x are weather-sealed and work with all focus points up to F11 on Nikon's mirrorless cameras. They are scheduled to arrive in August, selling for $550 and $600, respectively.
lens newsJul 21, 2020 at 04:00
The Nikkor Z 24-50mm F4-6.3 is Nikon's smallest full-frame mirrorless lens yet. It will be kitted with the Z5 or sold separately for $400. Nikon also announced that the 70-200 F2.8 for Z-mount will be available late next month.
Jul 21, 2020 at 04:00
Just about every major camera manufacturer is getting in on the 'use your camera as a webcam' trend, and starting in August, Nikon shooters can join the fun.
Jul 20, 2020 at 20:58
According to documentation discovered by XDA Developers, Google might soon prevent smartphone manufacturers from adding face altering 'beauty' filters to their first-party camera apps.
Jul 20, 2020 at 14:36
The Royal Observatory (Greenwich) has released the shortlisted photos for its 2020 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, showcasing incredible images from our Earth and beyond.
lens newsJul 19, 2020 at 19:47
As with all mirror (reflex) lenses, this 400mm F8 is more compact than its non-reflex contemporaries, but it comes with the cost of the signature 'donut' bokeh, manual focus and a fixed aperture.
videoJul 18, 2020 at 07:00
The Syrp Genie One is a motion control system for creating automated time-lapse sequences or live-action video. In fact, it could even turn your existing slider into a programable motion control rig.
Jul 17, 2020 at 18:48
The joint mission packs multiple imagers and will spend the next two years moving increasingly closer to the star.
camera newsJul 17, 2020 at 14:37
Pentax has created two videos and a microsite to showcase its dedication to 'the future of SLR photography.'
From half-framers, to TLRs, to pocketable rangefinders, to the cult-classic and now impossibly-overpriced mju-II compact, Olympus' film camera portfolio is truly remarkable. Here are 10 classic Olympus film cameras worth celebrating.
Blackmagic Design debuts new URSA Mini Pro 12K camera and lower-cost versions of its Video Assist 3G
videoJul 16, 2020 at 22:40
In addition to the URSA Mini Pro 12K, the company also released its new lower-cost 5" and 7" Video Assist 3G off-camera video monitors.
camera newsJul 16, 2020 at 16:57
No additional details about the a7S III have been revealed, but according to our exclusive interview with Sony, the camera will be 'a complete redesign of the whole system,' including a new sensor.
Jul 16, 2020 at 16:39
Researchers have created a tiny, wireless camera that can be attached to beetles; the new system paves the way for a better understanding of how bugs process the world around them.
lens newsJul 16, 2020 at 15:14
Although similar to its full-frame mirrorless 50mm F0.95 lenses, this EF-mount version features a different optical design, made specifically for Canon DSLR cameras.
camera newsJul 16, 2020 at 13:00
Leica has introduced the M10-R, the highest resolution member of its M10-series yet. In most other respects, it's a classic M10, with the welcome addition of a touch-sensitive screen and quiet shutter borrowed from the M10-P.
Jul 15, 2020 at 19:59
Unlike the more limited support put out by certain manufacturers as of late, this macOS app works with over a hundred cameras from the likes of Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony.
videoJul 15, 2020 at 17:11
Indian photographer Ravi Hongal might be the most dedicated fan of photography in the world after spending nearly $100,000 turning his home into a camera and naming his three sons Canon, Nikon and Epson.
Olympus interview: 'We are extremely grateful to all of our customers for their loyalty and support'
Jul 15, 2020 at 13:00
Following the recent announcement that Olympus is selling its Imaging Division, we caught up with Setsuya Kataoka, 29-year Olympus veteran and current VP of Global Strategy. In this interview, Mr. Kataoka gave us his thoughts on the sale, and what it means for the future.
Jul 15, 2020 at 12:06
No specifics are given as to what will be announced, but past 'Update' livestreams from Blackmagic Design have included updated or entirely new hardware.
camera newsJul 14, 2020 at 19:18
This morning, Canon shared a 'media alert' with the press to reiterate and further clarify the estimated recording times of its EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras when shooting with different recording modes.
Panasonic announces minor firmware updates for 6 cameras, release of macOS streaming utility and more
camera newsJul 14, 2020 at 11:58
Six Panasonic mirrorless cameras are receiving minor firmware updates within the next week. Panasonic has also announced its LUMIX Streaming (Beta) is now available on macOS and a new Lumix Webcam Software will be out later this year for both macOS and Windows.
videoJul 13, 2020 at 22:57
In April 2019, researchers in the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project unveiled the world's first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole. Now, over a year later, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has published a video that helps show off how incredible of a feat it was.
camera newsJul 13, 2020 at 18:33
Canon Japan says pre-orders have 'exceeded expectations' and suggests the EOS R5, EOS R6 and accessories could ship later than expected.
Report: Kodak Alaris has sold off its paper and chemical division to its largest Chinese distributor
Jul 13, 2020 at 13:55
Inside Imaging is reporting that Kodak Alaris has sold its paper and chemical business to its largest Asia Pacific distributor, Sino Promise Group.
Canon's EOS R5 and R6 are essentially mirrorless versions of the hugely popular EOS 5D and EOS 6D DSLRs. So what do you gain by opting for the R5, and what do you give up if you choose the R6? We've got a detailed breakdown of the differences.
Video: Astronaut Doug Hurley on what it's like to photograph Earth from the International Space Station
videoJul 12, 2020 at 18:14
A short video shared by the International Space Station Twitter account has astronaut Doug Hurley share what it's like to photograph Earth from low Earth orbit.
Jul 12, 2020 at 13:00
ON1 joins the ecosystem game with ON1 360, a subscription service and mobile app for iOS and Android that syncs the photos you choose between devices and ON1 Photo RAW on the desktop. Here are our first impressions using it.
Jul 10, 2020 at 21:25
The six prize-winning photographs and four honorable mentions were narrowed down from more than 6,000 entries captured across North America.
Jul 10, 2020 at 17:29
Though Thunderbolt 4 remains at 40Gb/s, its minimum requirements include dual 4K monitor support, faster external drive speeds and more.
Jul 10, 2020 at 14:14
You can now use compatible Fujifilm cameras with video conferencing software on macOS hardware without the need of a dedicated capture card.
Jul 9, 2020 at 16:00
Alongside the EOS R5 and R6, Canon has announced a brace of lenses, all in the short to long telephoto range. Filling out the 'long' end are one L-series zoom, and two innovative primes.
videoJul 9, 2020 at 12:00
Think you've read everything there is to know about the new Canon cameras? Chris and Jordan share eight important things you may have missed from today's Canon EOS R5 and R6 announcements.
camera newsJul 9, 2020 at 12:00
Canon has officially released the long-awaited EOS R5, the company's top-end full-frame mirrorless camera. Featuring a new 45MP CMOS sensor, Dual Pixel AF II system, 8K video capture and 20 fps bursts, this is the RF-mount camera we've been waiting for.
The Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM is the company's first super-zoom lens for RF-mount. Despite a relatively slow aperture range, it's very versatile, offering five stops of stabilization, weather-sealing and compatibility with Canon's new teleconverters.
Canon's RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM is an inexpensive telephoto prime lens with a minimum focus distance of just 0.35m (14") and a 0.5x magnification. When attached to the new R5 and R6, it offers a whopping eight stops of shake reduction.
Canon has announced a pair of super-telephoto fixed-aperture primes. The 600mm and 800mm use diffractive optics to keep their size and weight down. They'll also be compatible with new 1.4x and 2x RF teleconverters.
Jul 9, 2020 at 12:00
Canon has announced a new small-footprint inkjet photo printer, the imageProGraf Pro-300. it will produce prints up to 13 x 19" and it goes on sale later this month for $900. A new textured photo paper will also arrive in July.
videoJul 8, 2020 at 17:57
The new compression standard is set to reduce video file sizes by half to save space and speed-up transmission, paving the way for more portable 8K footage.
videoJul 8, 2020 at 13:00
Sony recently confirmed plans to launch a successor to the video-centric a7S II. We don't even know the name of the camera, but Jordan already has a feature wish list for the new 'a7S III' – and it doesn't include 8K.
mobileJul 8, 2020 at 12:27
The Profot B10 is the first studio flash system that can be used when shooting with an iPhone camera.
Jul 7, 2020 at 22:15
The Pixii camera is an interesting little rangefinder camera that features a 12MP APS-C sensor and lacks a rear LCD display, opting instead to pair with your mobile device, which can be used to view and transfer images.
lens newsJul 7, 2020 at 17:49
Sirui is launching an Indiegogo campaign for a wide-angle answer to its existing 50mm F1.8 anamorphic lens. The 35mm APS-C lens will come in a Micro Four Thirds mount with adapters for other systems.
Sony has added a 12-24mm F2.8 to its top-shelf 'G Master' series of lenses. It's the widest constant F2.8 zoom currently offered for full-frame, with a hefty price tag to match: it will sell for $3000 when it ships in mid-August.
Canon's EOS-1D X Mark III is one of the best DSLRs ever made. With fast burst speeds, great video quality and impressive autofocus, the 1D X III is equal parts cinema rig and sports shooter. Find out how it fares against steep competition in our full review.
camera newsJul 6, 2020 at 20:26
Nikon Rumors is reporting that Nikon will announce successors to its Z6 and Z7 camera systems by the end of the calendar year.
camera newsJul 6, 2020 at 18:23
Canon says the event, set to take place at 14:00 CEST in two days on July 9, will be its 'biggest product launch yet.'
videoJul 6, 2020 at 16:37
The Verge Video Director, Becca Farsace, shows how she built a custom Raspberry Pi camera with effectively zero coding knowledge over the course of just three days.
Jul 6, 2020 at 13:00
The EOS R5 has been in the works for some time, and Canon has published a handful of specifications, but there's still plenty we don't know. What are you hoping to see from Canon's forthcoming flagship camera?
Jul 5, 2020 at 22:23
Canon's CE-SAT-IB satellite camera was destroyed alongside six other satellites during Rocket Lab's ironically-named 'Pics or It Didn't Happen Mission.'
sample galleryJul 5, 2020 at 13:00
This sample gallery includes images from our recent review of the Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD zoom lens. Check out these photos to see how it performs, from wide-angle to telephoto and everything in between.
Kodak Portra 800 is a wonderful and versatile color film. And any rumors of it being discontinued, we're pleased to report, are simply untrue. That's a good thing, because it's capable of producing lovely results in all sorts of conditions.
World Press Photo Managing Director, Lars Boering, steps down suddenly as the foundation pivots due to COVID-19
Jul 2, 2020 at 19:29
Boering has left the World Press Photo without much of an explanation from either him or the organization, but he tells DPReview the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing the WPP to change the way it makes money.
Jul 2, 2020 at 14:11
The standard-size deck of playing cards features unique photography-oriented artwork and act as cheat sheets for photographers.
Jul 2, 2020 at 12:54
The utility allows the E-M1X, E-M1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M1 Mark III and E-M5 Mark II cameras to be used with video conferencing apps over USB.
lens newsJul 2, 2020 at 06:00
Olympus is showing final images of its under-development 150-400mm F4.5, which it says will arrive this winter. An unspecified macro and 8-25mm F4 Pro have also been added to the lens roadmap, and the E-M1X's AF gains bird detection.
Jul 1, 2020 at 17:46
The scam, which involves sending fake copyright violation notices, has been circulating on the social media platform since at least June 9.
Jul 1, 2020 at 15:40
The National Parks Service says it's investigating the incident, which took place just two days after the park opened following a shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
videoJul 1, 2020 at 13:00
Professional full frame lenses are usually large and have fast apertures. In this episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan argue that there's a need for slow professional lenses – inspired by some of their favorite Micro Four Thirds lenses.
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