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July 2020 news and reviews

July 31
Canon says 'first set' of EOS R5 units shipped out this week, quieting rumors over delays

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.

MegaX ultra-slow-motion 4D camera records pulse of light bouncing between mirrors

The camera uses time-of-flight data and machine learning algorithms to reconstruct the bouncing light pulse.

Study: smartphone camera use on the rise among pro photographers

Professional photographers use more smartphone cameras now than 12 months ago, but mostly for personal use and specific areas of their business.

MS Optics reveals its latest lens, the Elnomaxim 55mm F1.2 for Leica M-mount cameras

The new, entirely manual lens is based on the Zeiss 50mm F2 Sonnar lens designed back in the late 1920s.

Film Fridays: Are premium 35mm compact cameras a waste of money?

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?

July 30
Canon Q2 financial results: Imaging division still profiting, but down 93.9% year-over-year

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.

Slideshow: The winning images from the 2020 Potato Photographer of the Year contest

This might be one of the most unusual photo contests we've ever covered.

Hasselblad updates firmware for X1D II 50C and 907X Special Edition, announces two new accessories

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.

Sony a7S III pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV)

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.

July 29
NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance mission to carry more cameras than any interplanetary mission in history

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.

Sony announces world's first CFExpress Type A cards and card reader

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.

Hands-on with the Sony a7S III

Rather than chase ever bigger headline numbers, the Sony a7S III focuses on doing one thing and doing it really well. Read on for a detailed look at everything that's new under the hood.

Sony a7S III 4K sample reel

In our first few days with the Sony a7S III, we shot 4K video samples in both daylight and low light. This sample reel includes examples all the way up to ISO 409,600.

July 28
Fujifilm announces new EF-60 speedlight, EF-W1 wireless trigger for X, GFX System cameras

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.

Open-source photo management app digiKam gets major update to version 7.0.0

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.

CES is going all-digital for 2021 due to COVID-19 health concerns

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.

Sony a7S III to get 4K/60p ProRes Raw capture over HDMI with Atomos' Ninja V monitor/recorder

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.

DPReview TV: Sony a7S III hands-on preview

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.

Sony a7S III pre-production sample gallery

It may be video-centric, but we don't want to neglect the Sony a7S III's still photography capabilities.

Sony's new a7S III brings 4K/120p video capture, extended shooting and improved AF

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.

Raw video output for Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H now available

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.

July 27
Meike's new 50mm F1.2 lens for mirrorless (and EF) mounts costs just $350

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.

10,000 Headshots initiative saw 200 photographers give free headshots to unemployed workers

The event was organized by agency Headshot Booker, which arranged for photo sessions in pop-up studios across the United States.

Adobe updates Photoshop for iPad with Refine Edge Brush, Rotate Canvas feature

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.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III review

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.

Canon EOS R6 sample gallery updated with Raw conversions

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.

July 26
Astronomers capture first-ever image of two exoplanets orbiting a 17M year-old Sun-like star

The image, captured by the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope, shows two gas giants orbiting a 17-million-year-old star.

Tested: Four travel tripods for every budget

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.

Canon EOS R5 added to studio test scene

Canon's EOS R5 mirrorless camera is the second-highest megapixel camera body the company has released, and now that we have a final model in our offices, we've set it up in front of our test scene to see what it can do.

July 25
A 40-minute video tour through the history of photography

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.

Nikon might just have made the best entry-level full-framer

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.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 review

The GF 30mm F3.5 R WR is a wide angle prime lens for Fujifilm's medium format GFX system, equivalent to 24mm on full frame. It offers impressive sharpness, but not without a few compromises. Watch our review to learn more.

The GF 30mm F3.5 R WR sample gallery (DPReview TV)

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.

July 24
Cinema5D's real-world experience raises concerns about EOS R6 overheating

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.

Venus Optics is now offering six of its most popular Laowa lenses for L-mount cameras

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.

Nikkei report says Japanese camera manufacturers are in for a 'shake-up' following Olympus sale

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.

Film Fridays: Requiem for all my broken 35mm cameras

Loss is an inevitable part of the experience of collecting, using and appreciating old analog cameras. What can we learn from it?

Canon EOS R6: more than a mirrorless 6D, more interesting than EOS R5

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.

July 23
Adobe pushes critical security updates for Bridge, Photoshop and Prelude

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.

Ricoh shares additional information about its upcoming APS-C DSLR, lenses

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

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

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.

DPReview TV: Leica M10-R review

The M10-R is Leica's newest rangefinder camera. It's also the first regular M-series model to push resolution beyond 24MP, making the jump to a 40MP sensor. We take a look at what's new – and what stays the same – in our hands-on review.

Leica M10-R sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Our team at DPReview TV hit the streets to test the new Leica M10-R. Find out what 40MP from a Leica rangefinder looks like in our sample gallery.

July 22
Slideshow: Winning photographs of the 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

The 2020 competition was the 13th annual competition and showcases incredible photographs captured with iPhones from thousands of photographers from around the world.

Go on a 4K video tour of Mars with images captured by NASA's Mars rovers

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.

Periscope tele cameras are coming to iPhones in 2022, according to Analyst

If analysts are right iPhone zoom power should get a boost in 2022, thanks to the implementation of periscope-style tele lenses.

What you need to know about the new Nikon Z5

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.

Canon EOS R5 sample gallery: from the mountains to the sound

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.

Google's ex-lead of computational photography Marc Levoy to build new imaging experiences at Adobe

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.

July 21
Nikon Z50 gets Animal Detection AF, Z6 and Z7 get minor improvements via firmware updates

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.

Disney Research Studios demonstrates automatic face swapping with faster, cheaper AI

The study details a new algorithm that can produce high-resolution, photo-realistic face swaps, but head shape remains an issue.

Nikon Z5 vs Canon EOS RP vs Sony a7 II: how do they compare?

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?

Nikon Z5 is an entry-level full-frame camera that doesn't cut corners

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.

Nikon Z-mount 1.4x and 2x teleconverters arrive in August

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.

The Nikkor Z 24-50mm F4-6.3 is a compact $400 zoom

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.

Nikon to offer beta webcam utility software in August

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.

July 20
Report: Google looking to stop smartphone manufacturers from adding built-in 'beauty' modes

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.

Slideshow: Shortlisted photos from the 2020 Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest

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.

Canon EOS R6 added to studio test scene

We've put our full-production Canon EOS R6 in front of our studio scene to see what's what – check it out for yourself.

July 19
Tokina's new 400mm F8 mirror lens for full-frame, APS-C mounts will ship in August

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.

Nikon Z 24-200mm F4-6.3 VR sample gallery

The Nikon Z 24-200mm F4-6.3 VR is a multipurpose zoom lens for Nikon's full-frame Z-mount cameras. Check out our gallery of sample images to see how it performs.

Photo competitions you can enter right now

Got a competitive streak? Bookmark this page for a list of open photo competitions, updated throughout the year.

July 18
Canon EOS R6 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Check out this gallery of images from the new Canon EOS R6, captured by our team at DPReview TV while filming their review of the camera. Come for the Raw files, but stay for the beauty of Alberta, Canada, in the summer.

DPReview TV: Syrp Genie One motion control and pan head review

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.

July 17
NASA and ESA Solar Orbiter spacecraft sends back closest ever images of the Sun

The joint mission packs multiple imagers and will spend the next two years moving increasingly closer to the star.

Pentax's new 'Brand Vision' shows it's doubling down on SLR camera systems

Pentax has created two videos and a microsite to showcase its dedication to 'the future of SLR photography.'

Film Fridays: 10 classic Olympus film cameras

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.

DPReview TV: Canon EOS R6 review

The EOS R6 promises to be the full frame mirrorless camera from Canon that many have been waiting for. Does it hit the mark? We put it through the wringer for both stills and video to find out. Filmed on a pre-production Canon EOS R5.

July 16
Blackmagic Design debuts new URSA Mini Pro 12K camera and lower-cost versions of its Video Assist 3G

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.

Sony confirms a7S III launch event will take place on July 28

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.

Researchers craft tiny wireless camera that can be attached to beetles

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.

ZY Optics releases ultra-fast 50mm F0.95 'Speedmaster' lens for Canon EF mount

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.

What you need to know about the new Leica M10-R

Leica has just released a major update to the M10-series, the M10-R, with a big leap in resolution over the original M10 models. Take a closer look.

Leica M10-R sample gallery

The Leica M10-R offers a familiar handling experience but ups the resolution of standard M10-series bodies to 40MP. We've been out shooting with a late pre-production M10-R, to give you a sense of what that extra resolution looks like.

Leica's 40 Megapixel M10-R is its highest resolution rangefinder yet

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.

July 15
Cascable Pro Webcam can turn more than 100 popular cameras into webcams on macOS

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.

Indian photographer turned his home into a camera and named his sons after camera companies

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'

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.

Blackmagic Design announces it's hosting a 'Camera Update' livestream tomorrow

No specifics are given as to what will be announced, but past 'Update' livestreams from Blackmagic Design have included updated or entirely new hardware.

July 14
Canon issues 'media alert' clarifying overheating concerns of its EOS R5, R6 cameras

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.

Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS sample gallery

Sony's 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS isn't going to compete optically with high-quality FE primes, but what it can deliver is a useful range with solid performance.

Panasonic announces minor firmware updates for 6 cameras, release of macOS streaming utility and more

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.

July 13
Video: Zooming to the heart of Messier 87's supermassive black hole

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.

Canon Japan warns R5, R6 and accessories could ship later than expected due to demand

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

Inside Imaging is reporting that Kodak Alaris has sold its paper and chemical business to its largest Asia Pacific distributor, Sino Promise Group.

Canon EOS R5 vs. R6: What's the difference?

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.

July 12
Video: Astronaut Doug Hurley on what it's like to photograph Earth from the International Space Station

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.

First impressions: ON1 360 is a cloud-based alternative to Lightroom's ecosystem

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.

July 11
DPReview TV: Sony 12-24mm F2.8 review

Sony's new 12-24mm F2.8 GM is the widest fast aperture zoom for full frame. Based on our tests it's a worthy recipient of Sony's 'GM' moniker.

Sony 12-24mm F2.8 GM sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Chris and Jordan took the new Sony 12-24mm F2.8 GM to Calgary's eclectic Ingelwood neighborhood. From record stores to spice shops, find out what got their attention when it was time to go wide.

July 10
Slideshow: The prize-winning photographs of the 2020 Audubon Photography Awards

The six prize-winning photographs and four honorable mentions were narrowed down from more than 6,000 entries captured across North America.

Thunderbolt 4: Same speeds as Thunderbolt 3, but more functionality available

Though Thunderbolt 4 remains at 40Gb/s, its minimum requirements include dual 4K monitor support, faster external drive speeds and more.

You can now use your (compatible) Fujifilm camera as a webcam on macOS

You can now use compatible Fujifilm cameras with video conferencing software on macOS hardware without the need of a dedicated capture card.

Film Fridays: Epson Perfection V600 review

The Epson V600 remains one of the most popular flatbed film scanners on the market. Revisit our review of this affordable and (mostly) easy-to-use option and see how its output compares to local lab scans.

July 9
Hands-on with the Canon EOS R5

Canon's mirrorless EOS R5 comes with a ton of features and capability stemming from its design inside and out. Come along with us on a guided tour of Canon's new high-end, high-megapixel camera and check it out for yourself.

Hands-on with the Canon EOS R6

Announced alongside the EOS R5, the R6 offers a lot of the same technology but in a more affordable, slightly more enthusiast-focused model. Take a closer look.

Hands-on with new Canon RF 100-500mm, 600mm and 800mm telephoto lenses

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.

Hands-on with Canon's new RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM

Alongside a trio of telephoto lenses, Canon also announced a new 85mm this week. The RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM is a compact, affordable alternative to the pro-oriented 85mm F1.2L.

DPReview TV: Eight things you may have missed about the Canon EOS R5 and R6

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.

Canon EOS R6 sample gallery

We've been shooting around with the new Canon EOS R6. Initial impressions of image quality are positive, and out-of-camera JPEGs appear similar to that of the gold award-winning Canon EOS-1D X III. Have a look for yourself.

Canon releases EOS R5 with 45MP sensor, 8K video capture and next-gen Dual Pixel AF

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 EOS R6 is the R5 for the masses

Although the Canon EOS R6 doesn't have the 45MP sensor and 8K video capture of the higher-end R5, it's still an incredibly capable camera with specs that outshine similarly priced peers.

Canon's 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM is the first super-zoom for RF-mount

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 ideal for close-ups and portraits

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 introduces RF 600mm and 800mm F11 IS STM lenses, 1.4x and 2x teleconverters

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.

Canon debuts imageProGraf Pro-300 13" inkjet printer

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.

July 8
New H.266/VVC video compression standard will reduce video sizes by up to 50%

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.

DPReview TV: What we're hoping to see on the new Sony 'a7S III'

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.

Profoto updates B10 series flashes for iPhone camera compatibility

The Profot B10 is the first studio flash system that can be used when shooting with an iPhone camera.

July 7
Pixii's 12MP display-less M-mount rangefinder is now available to order

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.

Sirui announces 35mm F1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens is on the way

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 12-24mm F2.8 GM arrives in August for $3000

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.

Sony 12-24mm F2.8 GM sample gallery

Take a look at the view from Sony's new ultra-wide F2.8 zoom – we paired it with the a7R IV for some initial shooting.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review

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.

July 6
Report: Nikon rumored to be announcing Z6s, Z7s mirrorless cameras by year's end

Nikon Rumors is reporting that Nikon will announce successors to its Z6 and Z7 camera systems by the end of the calendar year.

Canon confirms 'Reimagine' product launch, Q&A livestream for July 9

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.'

Video: How to build a custom Raspberry Pi 'Becca Cam' with zero coding experience

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.

The Canon EOS R5 is coming soon - what are you hoping for?

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?

July 5
Canon's CE-SAT-IB satellite camera destroyed during Rocket Lab's Electron rocket launch

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.'

Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

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.

July 4
DPReview TV: Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 review

The Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD provides a wide zoom range in compact, weather-sealed design. Find out why it's Chris and Jordan's new favorite travel lens.

July 3
Film Fridays: Kodak Portra 800 review

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.

July 2
World Press Photo Managing Director, Lars Boering, steps down suddenly as the foundation pivots due to COVID-19

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.

Photography Deck is a camera-themed deck of playing cards to help teach photo basics

The standard-size deck of playing cards features unique photography-oriented artwork and act as cheat sheets for photographers.

Will vlogging change your next camera?

The Sony ZV-1 and Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 are the first cameras we've seen that are overtly designed with vlogging in mind – and the changes they represent could have implications for the future of all cameras.

Olympus releases Windows 10 webcam utility beta for five of its OM-D cameras

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.

Olympus to ship 150-400mm F4.5 this winter, adds 8-25mm F4 Pro to lens roadmap

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.

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Instagram phishing scam uses seemingly legit account to get user passwords

The scam, which involves sending fake copyright violation notices, has been circulating on the social media platform since at least June 9.

Fujifilm is developing a 400TB tape media drive

Fujifilm is one of just two producers of tape media (the other being Sony) and it is hard at work on a breakthrough that will allow single tape storage drives to offer 400TB capacities in the coming years.

Tourist gored by bison in Yellowstone after allegedly getting within 10 feet for a photo

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.

DPReview TV: A call for slow, professional full frame lenses

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.