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August 31
Google Images launches 'Licensable' badge, making it easier for users to identify creators and license images

Google, in collaboration with Shutterstock, has announced the launch of the 'Licensable' badge on qualifying images in Google Images search results. The new badge will provide Google Images users quick access to creator and licensing information and then provide a link to the appropriate websites to license selected images.

Photoshop 'Infinite Jokes' plugin keeps creators amused while they're working

The free plugin shows jokes and puns while running Photoshop, enabling users to rate the ones they like the most and contribute their own wisecracks.

Lensrentals tears down a $10K Fujifilm GFX 100 corroded by saltwater

Pro tip: If you aren't careful when using your $10K GFX 100 inside a waterproof housing, you're going to have a bad time (or the rental house you're borrowing will have a bad time).

Phase One announces $13K 90mm F5.6 lens for its XT Camera System

The lens is the longest in its Rodenstock XT lineup and offers a large enough image circle to cover the full 24mm movements on both the x- and y-axes its XT camera system offers.

August 30
Video: What it's like to photograph Formula 1 in 60 seconds

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team photographer Steve Etherington has photographed every F1 race for the past 28 years. This 60-second BTS video shows what it's like to keep his record going amidst a pandemic.

Best lenses for Sony mirrorless buying guide updated

We've given our lens buying guide for Sony mirrorless cameras a refresh, with new picks for a number of use cases.

August 29
Check out the Raws: Canon EOS R5 sample gallery update

Now that we have Raw support for the Canon EOS R5, we've decided to dig a little deeper into its files and see just what that new 45MP sensor can do.

August 28
Xiaomi introduces 3rd-gen under-display camera, promising unparalleled performance

Xiaomi has introduced the third generation of its under-display camera technology. This new tech disguises the camera more effectively than prior first and second generation attempts at an under the display front-facing camera.

Video: What it's like to photograph hockey games inside the NHL 'bubble'

The National Hockey League has shared a six-minute video showing how photographers and editors are working together to photograph two games a night inside the NHL bubble.

Venus Optics unveils an 11mm F4.5 ultra-wide-angle lens for full-frame mirrorless systems

The 11mm F4.5 FF RL lens features a rectilinear design and manages to offer the option for a 62mm front filter despite its compact size.

The two most-produced 35mm cameras of all time? You've probably never heard of them

What were the most-produced 35mm cameras of all time, you ask? Perhaps the Argus C3, the Olympus Trip 35, or maybe the Nikon F? Not even close!

Leica announces 9 Portuguese-made lenses for the US market, bypassing import tariffs

After recent tariffs imposed on Leica lenses made in Germany, the company has revealed it is manufacturing nine of its lenses in Portugal and selling them at a lower cost to account for the lack of additional tariffs.

August 27
You can now upload images to Google Photos with select Canon cameras via your smartphone

A new integration from Google makes it possible for select Canon cameras to automatically upload images to Google Photos over Wi-Fi.

Canon releases 1.2 firmware update for 1DX Mark III, bringing improved AF, connectivity and more

Firmware version 1.2 for the Canon 1DX Mark III brings with it improved autofocus performance, better connectivity over Wi-Fi, an improved Browser Remote experience and a handful of bug fixes.

Astronomers warn SpaceX Starlink satellites may hinder scientific observation and discovery

Hundreds of astronomers gathered virtually for a workshop during which they shared findings on the long-term impact of Starlink and similar satellite operations and offered potential mitigation strategies.

Nikon Z5 sample gallery

Nikon's entry-level Z-mount full-framer is proving to be a fun and capable companion for everyday stills photography. And we've been busy enjoying the last licks of summer with it by our side.

Canon releases FW 1.1 for EOS R5, with bug fixes and improvements to video shooting time

Canon has released firmware 1.1 for the EOS R5. Alongside a flurry of minor bug fixes, the new firmware also promises to improve video shooting times. We've had the new firmware for a few days, and prepared a test.

August 26
Ricoh releases Silver Edition version of its Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR, three D FA* lenses

The camera and lenses remain unchanged from their black versions with the exception of a more shiny paint job.

Canon launches 1/1.8-inch sensor for video recording in extreme low light

The LI7050, which is designed for industrial use in mind, also comes with an HDR mode that avoid clipping even when shooting extreme high-contrast scenes.

DJI releases its newest smartphone gimbal, the Osmo Mobile 4

The updated gimbal features a new magnetic mounting point, a new color and a handful of new shooting modes to help get the most out of your smartphone's cameras.

Canon EOS R6 Review: not the hybrid king, but a great photographers' camera

The Canon EOS R6 doesn't quite live up to the full promise of its do-everything specs, but it's a great photographers' camera.

Olympus releases its OM-D Webcam Beta for macOS computers

The software allows macOS users to use their compatible OM-D cameras as webcams with video conferencing and streaming services, such as Zoom, OBS and others.

DPReview TV: How to start a YouTube channel Part I – the gear you need to get started

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own YouTube channel? In this video, the first in a series, we talk about the basic gear you'll need to get going – all for under $1000.

August 25
Whitney Museum cancels 'Collective Actions' exhibit after backlash

After a backlash, the Whitney Museum in New York is cancelling a planned exhibit of discounted prints from a See in Black charity auction.

Final Cut Pro X 10.4.9 adds ProRes Raw camera setting adjustments, improved vertical editing and more

The new update adds significant improvements to the ProRes Raw workflow, better proxy options, improved vertical video editing and much more.

Netgear launches Meural WiFi Photo Frame with automatic wireless photo album syncing

Netgear has announced the Meural WiFi Photo Frame, joining the company's existing WiFi-equipped Meural Canvas devices. The Meural Photo Frame uses its 15.6" display to showcase automatically synced photo albums from connected smartphones.

Google and UC Berkeley researchers create AI that can remove shadows from images

The technology involves two machine learning models, one to remove unwanted shadows and another to soften natural facial shadows.

Canon RF 600mm F11 real-world samples

Birds, spiders, cats, squirrels, planes, boats, distant mountains and (naturally) the moon. These are just a few of the things that we pointed the Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM at this weekend. Check out our gallery of real-world samples to take a closer look.

August 24
Meyer Optik Görlitz announces its new Lydith 30mm F3.5 II lens for full-frame, APS-C mounts

This new lens is the widest focal length Meyer Optik Görlitz offers and is a redesign based on the original 1964 Lydith F3.5 lens.

PhotoPlus announces it's going digital as it cancels its in-person expo this year

PhotoPlus has announced it won't be holding its annual photo expo at the Javits Center in New York as expected, instead opting for an all-digital online experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lensrentals tears down the Canon 600mm F11 IS STM

Roger and Aaron spent a few hours digging into the electronics and optics of Canon's new diffractive optics 600mm F11 IS STM lens.

How does anamorphic photography work?

What is anamorphic photography and how do anamorphic lenses work? All is revealed in this basics-of-anamorphics mini guide.

August 23
Dealer's Choice: It's new card time. Is that such a bad thing?

If you buy a new high-end camera, you'll probably have to stock up on new memory cards and card readers – with no guarantee that the format is here to stay. But it's not all bad news.

August 22
Video: Scientists records insects taking flight at 3,200fps

Dr. Adrian Smith, a Research Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University has shared a video on his YouTube channel Ant Lab that shows 11 insects taking flight at a mesmerizing 3,200fps.

DPReview TV: Best camera backpacks

We compare six popular camera backpacks: the Wandrd Prvke, the Peak Design Travel Backpack, the Shimoda Explore, the Manfrotto Manhattan Mover, the CosySpeed PhotoHiker and the Atlas Athlete.

August 21
Zhiyun announces Crane 2S gimbal, promising improved speed and precision

Zhiyun's Crane 2 gimbal was well received by enthusiasts and professionals alike. Zhiyun has announced a new Crane 2S model. The Crane 2S is said to deliver improved speed, performance and precision.

Video: How to capture a 0.1MP portrait with a Game Boy Camera and 70-200mm lens

Sam McKenzie of YouTube Channel 3D Printor has shared a behind-the-scenes video showing how he captured and printed a portrait using a Game Boy Camera and a Tamron 70-200mm lens.

Slideshow: Winners and finalists for the 2020 Minimalist Photography Awards

Powered by B&W Minimalism magazine, the 2nd annual Minimalist Photography Awards recently announced its winners for 2020.

The $20 film camera challenge part 1: the hunt - Aaron Gold

Can a decent, working film camera still be found for under twenty bucks? Aaron Gold investigates in part one of our $20 film camera challenge.

August 20
It will get much more difficult to use a non-stock camera with third-party apps in Android 11

The change removes the ability to select which camera app will be used to snap the images, something Google explains as necessary for security and privacy. There is a possible workaround, but it's not convenient and up to individual developers.

Lightroom CC update for iOS, iPadOS permanently deletes photos and presets for some users

Lightroom 5.4 on iOS and iPadOS was meant to be a standard update, but for some users, it meant losing their entire photo library and presets. A new version, Lightroom 5.4.1, is already available, preventing the issue from happening to additional customers, but Adobe says that it cannot recover the lost data.

Sony's Imaging Edge Webcam utility turns 35 of its camera into webcams on Windows 10

The first version of Sony's Imaging Edge Webcam utility is limited to Windows 10 computers, but it supports nearly three dozen of Sony's most popular camera systems.

August 19
Vazen announces an $8,000 85mm T2.8 1.8x anamorphic lens for PL, EF mount cameras

The lens is the first of three in Vazen's new 'LF' (large format) lineup, which will be rounded out later this year by 55mm and 105mm cine lenses.

Oppo shows off its next-generation optical zoom camera module with 85-135mm equivalent focal length

The camera module, which has an 85mm through 135mm full-frame-equivalent focal length range, also features an updated version of Oppo's 'Hybrid Zoom' technology that results in clearer images.

Panasonic will announce, via livestream, its new Lumix S5 full-frame camera on September 2

Panasonic's new Lumix S5 full-frame camera system will be revealed via a livestreamed event on September 2, 2020.

Sony a9 II review

The Sony a9 II didn't make a huge splash in the industry when it launched, but it's certainly left an impression on us. Read our full review to see why it's got the best autofocus system we've ever seen.

August 18
ZTE to launch the first smartphone with under-display front camera on September 1st

After we've seen prototype designs from Xiaomi and Oppo, rival ZTE is now the first manufacturer to launch a device featuring the new technology.

Report: Air Force One nearly collided with a drone, investigation launched

On Sunday night, witnesses on board Air Force One spotted a drone. The White House has launched an investigation into the near collision.

The Laowa 50mm F2.8 is the first 2x macro lens for MFT systems

The new lens from Venus Optics is the world's first 2x macro lens for Micro Four Thirds camera systems.

Google Images will soon show more detailed licensing information on individual images

Google plans to make it easier for those using Google Images to access licencing information - and for photographers to get paid for their work - with a new display feature this summer

Spot the differences: Comparing a $430 35mm F1.4 7Artisans lens to Leica's $5,895 Summilux-M

How much does image quality differ between 7Artisans' $430 35mm F1.4 lens and Leica's $5,895 Summilux-M 35mm F1.4? Leica Rumors decided to put the two lenses to a test in a blind comparison.

Tamron 24mm F2.8 M1:2 sample gallery

Introduced alongside 20mm and 35mm siblings, the Tamron 24mm F2.8 is a lightweight and low-cost option for full-frame Sony shooters. It offers moisture-resistant construction and 1:2 macro reproduction – all for less than $400.

August 17
New York City map makes it easy to find historical images of NYC from 1939 to 1941

The map uses the NYC Municipal Archive's digitized collection of historical photos captured by the NYC Tax Department.

Case dismissed against George Steinmetz, whose drone was confiscated for documenting mass burials

Back in April, award-winning photographer George Steinmetz had his drone confiscated for documenting mass burials on Hart Island. Charges have since been dropped and his drone has been returned.

Video: How to thoroughly clean and disinfect your camera

Olympus Europe has partnered with photographer Fernando Marmolejo to create a video guide on how to keep your cameras and lenses clean and disinfected.

Adobe opens up free registration for its all-digital Adobe MAX 2020 conference

More than 250 speakers will take part in the event, including Annie Leibovitz, Tyler the Creator, Ava DuVernay, Keanu Reeves and others. The conference is scheduled for October 19-21.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm F2.8E FL ED SR VR sample gallery

The Nikkor 120-300mm F2.8 has all the trappings of a pro-grade lens: it's unapologetically heavy, offers weather sealing and sports an alphabet soup of special lens elements and coatings in its name. Take a look at our samples.

August 16
Slideshow: The ‘Best Images Entered So Far’ for the 2020 Comedy Pet Photo Awards

The organizers of the 2020 Comedy Pet Photo Awards have released the ‘Best Images Entered So Far,’ showing off laughing horses, goofy dogs and sluggish cats. There's still time to enter before the finalists are selected though if you have a funny photo of your pet(s)!

Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 sample gallery

The Pentax 85mm F1.4 is Ricoh's latest premium prime lens for Pentax full-frame and crop-sensor DSLRs. We've been shooting with a final copy to see how it looks for everything from portraits to street photography and landscapes.

August 15
DPReview TV: Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art review

Sigma has been cranking out some fantastic lenses lately, and the new 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art joins the club. Find out why we like this fast, compact lens. (Includes updated sample gallery.)

August 14
Hasselblad adds iPhone connectivity to its Phocus Mobile 2 application

Phocus Mobile 2 has allowed Hasselblad mirrorless photographers to remotely control, process and share their images on iPad for over a year. With the latest update to Phocus Mobile 2, photographers can now perform many of these same functions on an iPhone.

Photographer turned his front door into a large format camera to capture portraits during the pandemic

Kyle Roper decided to turn the front door of his West Hollywood bungalow into a large-format analog camera and create a photo series, Door Frames. Inspired by photographers like Dorothea Lange and Francesca Woodman, Roper wanted a safe way to capture portraits reflective of the challenging times we are living in.

Meike’s 25mm F1.8 manual lens for Nikon Z-mount costs only $75

Meike's been on a roll with its budget-friendly lenses and its new 25mm F1.8 manual lens for Nikon Z-mount cameras is yet another prime that won't break the bank.

Film Friday: Photographing music legends of the 1970's and 80's

Take a trip back in time to an era of rock and roll when venues didn't restrict cameras, tickets cost no more than $6, ISO 200 film was considered 'fast' and standing ten feet away from David Bowie's thrusting hips was an ordinary Saturday night affair.

August 13
DJI's new Mavic Air 2 firmware update allows for 4x zoom, 4K hyperlapse, and more

Earlier this week, DJI updated the firmware for its Mavic Air 2. The new features include 4x Zoom, the ability to record 4K Hyperlapse, and more.

Fotodiox's new adapter gives Leica M-mount lenses autofocus on Fujifilm X series cameras

The new Pro Pronto AF adapter from Fotodiox brings AF-S and AF-C autofocus capabilities to Leica M-mount lenses used with Fujifilm X series cameras.

Russell Kirsch, inventor of the pixel, dies in his Portland home at age 91

Kirsch is credited with being the inventor of the pixel, after capturing the first digital image in 1957. He passed away in his Portland, Oregon home August 11, 2020.

Opinion: Businesses, especially corporations, should pay to use your photos

Have you ever been approached through social media, or even your own website, by a business or corporation asking for permission to use one of your photos... for free? Here's why that's wrong and how to figure out what to charge.

August 12
Open source Raw processor Darktable gets substantial 3.2 update

Open source software such as darktable is a free alternative to expensive standalone and subscription-based photo editing software. In its latest release, darktable version 3.2 includes many new features and performance improvements.

Google researchers use AI to generate 3D models from random Internet images

The newly detailed work adds extensions to an available AI technology, giving it the new ability to transform tourist images into complex, accurate models of the subject.

These copper-plated Leica cameras manage to make even broken rangefinders expensive

Even when they're broken and embalmed in copper, Leica cameras don't come cheap, apparently.

Sony a7S III initial review updated: excellent rolling shutter rates

We've started digging into the a7S III's video capabilities. Initial results are positive: we measured excellent, sub-10ms rolling shutter rates, and we can confirm that the camera uses a dual gain sensor.

Hasselblad 907X 50C camera and accessories now available

After a wait of over a year since the camera was first shown, the standard production version of the 907X is finally available, along with the new hand grip and optical viewfinder

August 11
Canon releases firmware updates for the EOS R and 7 RF lenses

The firmware updates add support for new lenses, teleconverters and battery pack for the EOS R, and bring improved IS functionality to the EOS R5 and R6 cameras when used with IS-capable RF lenses.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra comes with 120mm optical tele, 120Hz display and more

To mark the occasion of its 10th anniversary Xiaomi has launched the Mi 10 Ultra top-end smartphone which with an optical focal length range from 12 to 120mm.

Slideshow: 2020 Underwater Tour Awards Winners

The winners of the inaugural Underwater Tour Awards were recently announced. We've gathered up the winning images into a slideshow.

Meike's first autofocus lens is a new 85mm F1.8 prime that costs just $190

The new 85mm F1.8 lens is the first autofocus lens budget optics manufacturer Meike has released. It's available in both Canon EF- and Nikon F-mounts.

Oakland Museum of California showcases the work of Dorothea Lange in a free online exhibition

The free, online exhibition breaks up Lange's work into four time periods and provides a comprehensive overview into the work and life of a photographer who captured some of the most iconic images throughout the 20th-century America.

Researchers release free AI-powered Fawkes image privacy tool for 'cloaking' faces

The utility is intended to poison existing facial recognition models by imperceptibly altering pixels in an image of a person's face, disrupting a machine's ability to recognize them in non-cloaked images.

Hands-on with the Sirui 35mm F1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens

Sirui's second anamorphic lens for mirrorless cameras is a slightly wider model than the original, and is aimed at Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z, Sony E and Canon EF-M filmmakers. It offers letterbox aspect ratios as wide as 2.35:1, and it carries on the principles of being compact, light and affordable.

August 10
Breakthrough Photography announces more than 20 drop-in filters for Canon's EF-RF adapter

Breakthrough Photography, makers of many excellent filters, has announced the first third-party filters for Canon's popular EF-RF adapter with drop-in filter slot. New filters include various circular polarizing, neutral density and specialty filters.

Blackmagic adds Windows support for BRAW 2.0 with DaVinci Resolve 16.3 update

These Beta 2 updates for DaVinci Resolve 16.3, DaVinci Resolve 16.3 Studio and Blackmagic RAW 2.0 add the ability to view and edit Blackmagic RAW 2.0 video footage on Windows computers.

Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM sample gallery

The Canon RF 800mm F11 puts a somewhat exotic focal length within reach of hobbyist photographers – provided they can live with a slow, fixed aperture. Take a look at what it can do.

Zenit teases upcoming 60mm F2.8 macro, 58mm F1.9 and 35mm F2 lenses

Aside from basic specifications, not much information is shared by Zenit, but the press releases suggest we will find out more come October 2020.

August 9
Interview: Photographer Cath Simard talks about developing your own personal style

Cath Simard makes a living shooting for major brands and teaching others her techniques at workshops around the globe. Here is her story and how she developed her own distinctive style of photography.

August 8
This 3D-printed accessory makes it possible to shoot split double exposures on Instax Mini 90 cameras

Lomography offers a Splitzer of its own for a number of its instant cameras, but the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 isn't one of them. This affordable third-party option changes that.

DPReview TV: Panasonic S1H ProRes Raw review

ProRes Raw is finally here for the Panasonic S1H. Find out why Jordan says 'This is absolutely my favorite image from any of the cameras I've got right now...'

August 7
Atomos releases full Ninja V firmware update for recording 5.9K 12-bit ProRes Raw with Panasonic S1H

AtomOS version 10.52 adds the ability to record 12-bit ProRes Raw video over HDMI at up to 5.9K/29.97p in full-frame, or 4K/59.94p in Super35.

Unsplash releases massive open-source image dataset with 2M high-quality photos

The dataset, which Unsplash claims is the 'most complete' of its kind, is joined by a smaller 'Lite' variant with 25k images.

Slideshow: Winners of 2020 Creative Photo of the Year by Siena Awards

These are the winners from the annual Creative Photo of the Year by Siena Awards including the overall 'Pangea Prize.'

Film Fridays: Help us pick the best beginner-friendly film SLRs

We're whittling down our list of best film SLRs for beginners and need your input! Vote now to help us decide which of these cameras will go into our buying guide.

August 6
A mysterious firmware update turns the Viltrox 85mm F1.8 lens into an even faster F1.6 prime

Photographer Stefan Malloch has published a video tutorial showing how users can update their Viltrox 85mm F1.8 lens and turn it into an 85mm F1.6 portrait prime. Many already consider the lens an excellent choice for Sony E and Fujifilm X mount, especially given its $400 price point, and now it can be made to be even better.

Canon R5 / R6 overheat claims tested: Stills shooting, setup quickly cut into promised capture times [UPDATED]

Canon's EOS R5 and R6 video capabilities have been overshadowed by discussion of overheating concerns. We conducted a series of tests to see how serious the problem is.

The first trailer for the Pete Souza documentary, 'The Way I See It,' has been released

The official trailer gives us a glimpse into what we can expect from the documentary on Pete Souza, the Former Chief Official White House Photographer for presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.

Nikon releases beta Webcam Utility for Windows with support for select DSLR, mirrorless cameras

Nikon might be a bit late to the webcam utility party, but the Windows version of the tool is finally here and ready to stream footage from compatible Nikon DSLR and mirrorless cameras.

Hands-on with the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art

The Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art is the latest in the company's 'DN' (Digital Native) lens lineup, designed specifically for use with mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. Click through this article for a closer look at Sigma's latest portrait prime lens.

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Our team at DPReview TV has been busy shooting a summer portrait gallery with the new Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN lens. Check out our sample images to see what this lens can do.

Sigma announces 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art for E-mount and L-mount

Sigma has announced the 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art for full-frame E- and L-mount bodies. This fast, newly designed portrait prime is expected to ship later this month for $1200.

August 5
Report: Canon had 10TB of data stolen from its servers in ransomware attack

According to BleepingComputer, ransomware group Maze is behind the attack. Maze says more than '10TB of data, private databases, etc,' were taken in the attack.

Samsung unveils the details of its new Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra smartphones

Samsung's latest flagships get improved across the board, complete with better chipsets, more RAM, improved displays and impressive camera arrays.

Fujifilm confuses users by releasing a promo video for its 8-year-old 35mm F1.4 R lens

It's been eight years since Fujifilm released its XF 35mm F1.4 R lens, but that's not stopping the company from releasing a new promotional video for the popular prime.

Sony a9 II sample gallery

We've been busy shooting with Sony's premier sports and action camera in a wide variety of scenarios: those with fast-moving subjects and some much slower. Have a look.

August 4
Adobe reveals how its CAI digital content attribution system will work

The system will track an image from creation to distribution and beyond, but whether it becomes a new standard will depend on the wider industry's participation.

Apple upgrades its 27" iMac with 10-gen Intel CPUs, new AMD GPUs and doubles RAM capacity

In addition to new CPUs, more RAM capacity and better storage options, the new iMac also has an option to upgrade to a nano-textured glass display like that found on Apple's Pro Display XDR.

DPReview TV: Olympus 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS review

The Olympus 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS is a light and compact telephoto zoom for the Micro Four Thirds system. It gets the same weather sealing as Olympus's Pro lenses, but does it stand up optically? We put it to the test to find out.

Olympus 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Our team from DPReview TV took the new Olympus 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 to the Calgary zoo for a day of telephoto shooting. View our sample gallery to see how the images look.

Olympus E-M10 IV sample gallery

We took Olympus's latest OM-D model from the beach to the mountains to see how its image quality stacks up.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5-6.3 IS sample gallery

Olympus's new M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5-6.3 IS has arrived and it adds a versatile piece of kit to the brand's vast arsenal of lenses. We've just started shooting with it and already we're impressed with the sharpness throughout the zoom range.

Olympus's new E-M10 IV has a selfie-friendly screen and 20MP sensor

Olympus has announced the OM-D E-M10 IV, a compact Micro Four Thirds camera that adds a 20MP sensor, a flip-down touchscreen, improved autofocus and USB charging to an already capable camera.

Olympus 100-400mm F5-6.3 IS arrives in September for $1500

Olympus is expanding its lens offerings to include a new tele-zoom: the M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS. With an equivalent reach of 800mm it offers three stops of stabilization along with a dust- and splash-proof design.

Tamron developing compact 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD for E-mount

Tamron has announced the development of what it claims is the 'smallest and lightest' telephoto zoom for Sony E-mount: the 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD. This 544g (19.2oz) full-frame lens is expected to ship this fall.

August 3
Nikon offer lets you trade up any camera to a Nikon Z5 with a special $100 bonus offer

Nikon has announced a special trade-in offer for its Z5 full-frame mirrorless camera. All you need to do is trade-in any working camera toward the purchase of a Nikon Z5. In addition to the trade-in value of your camera, Nikon is offering a $100 bonus from now until September 27, 2020.

TTArtisan announces limited-edition 35mm F1.4 M-mount lens wrapped in 24K gold

The 'Gold Skin' version of the lens is identical to its black and silver 35mm F1.4 M-mount contemporaries, aside from, well, the 24K gold.

Canon image hosting platform, image.canon, temporarily shut down after loss of users content

Following issues over the weekend, Canon has confirmed its image and video hosting platform, image.canon, suffered a problem that's resulted in the loss of an unknown amount of users' original photo and video files.

Nikon D6: initial sample images

We're getting acquainted with the D6, Nikon's newest pro flagship DSLR. Take a look at some of our early sample images, including a number from the AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm F2.8.

August 2
MetaLog iOS App makes it easy to record metadata for your film photography

Shooting on film doesn't mean you have to entirely eschew the benefits of more modern technology. MetaLog makes it easy to keep track of settings, locations and more for every film photo you capture.

Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS sample gallery

Sigma's 100-400mm for full-frame Sony mirrorless offers quite a bit of reach for under $1000. Take a look at what it can do.

August 1
DPReview TV: Canon EOS R5 review

The EOS R5 is Canon's flagship mirrorless camera, and there's a lot to like. We put it to the test for both stills and video and also address the overheating issues you may have heard about.

Canon EOS R5 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Much of the early attention surrounding the Canon EOS R5 focused on video specs, but it's a mean photo machine as well. Check out this new gallery from DPReview TV, complete with Raw images.