Fujitsu has announced that Canon recently ordered a new supercomputer system in order to advance Canon's 'no-prototype' product development plans. Aided by a class-leading supercomputer, Canon hopes to be able to quickly analyze and iterate upon products in development without needing to produce real-world prototypes.
September 2020 news and reviews
The new Color Grading panel will replace the current Split Tone panel, bringing with it the ability to now control the color of midtones, as well as a more refined wheel-based interface for making more precise edits.
Venus Optics is now offering three of its 'Zero-D' ultra-wide prime cine lenses with Canon RF mounts for native use on Canon's growing lineup of Canon EOS R mirrorless cameras.
Sony's current range of Alpha and RX-series cameras offer among the most advanced autofocus features on the market. Explore Sony's latest face and eye-detection with photographer and Rancher Alyssa Henry.
Focus stacking, a motorized slider and some macro tubes add up to a set of really cool images. But regardless of how you approach it, macro work can be an interesting and inexpensive way to reinvigorate your photography.
The Wall Street Journal has released a new video detailing the history of the Kodak Eastman company, including its origins, rise to prominence and subsequent fall from grace.
With Newspaper Navigator, users can quickly search through more than a million images extracted from digitized historic American newspapers.
Tamron deems the lens, which is set to go on sale starting October 29, ‘the world’s smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.’
Dan Cuny had wanted to travel to Machu Picchu ever since he was ten years old. When the chance finally arrived, he opted to bring his Panon 120 camera, to make some special memories. A near empty park provided the perfect setting.
RGKit Play, the first modular wireless motion control kit, has launched on Kickstarter. RGKit Play includes motors, accessories, light controllers, sensors and more and allows you to control the motion of a camera, light, subject or all three using an accompanying smartphone app.
For the first time since unveiling the technology earlier this year, you can purchase a Profoto speedlight with the company's smartphone-syncing AirX technology. Aside from that addition though, the speedlight remains nearly unchanged from the A1X released in 2019.
We know, we know, you're sick of the webcam news, but Nikon users can now use ten of Nikon's most recent DSLR and mirrorless cameras as webcams on their macOS computers.
After a couple years' hiatus from macro shooting, DPReview contributor Chris Foreman decided to experiment with a motorized slider and focus stacking. Check out his gorgeous results, and get all the details on his process right here.
Canon has announced the EOS C70, a digital cinema camera with a design similar to that of a mirrorless stills camera. Notably, the C70 uses the RF lens mount, making it the first Cinema EOS model to adopt Canon's newest lens system.
ACD Systems International has launched ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2021. The new photo editing software is up to 100 percent faster than its predecessor.
The diffusion filters come in seven sizes: 37mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm, and are offered in two densities — 10% and 20% — to ensure you get exactly the look you want.
The Alice Camera intends to shake up the photo market and introduce the new technology the major manufacturers have failed to implement. It combines a MFT sensor and lens mount with a clamp for your smartphone, and an app and lots of AI to create the pictures
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own YouTube channel? In this video, we discuss the pros and cons of working of shooting from a studio vs. shooting in the field.
ON1 has introduced ON1 Portrait AI, an AI-powered portrait editing application and plug-in, and has also released a major update for ON1 Photo Mobile and unveiled the next version of its desktop application, ON1 Photo RAW 2021.
Creators who get access to the Rights Manager can remove reposted images on Facebook and Instagram, add ownership links and more.
The new high-performance SSDs use a PCIe 4.0 interface to achieve their maximum speeds, but are also backwards compatible with the more common PCIe 3.0 interface and still offer a performance boost over their 970 Pro predecessors.
The new film subscription service aims to expand user's experience of different emulsions and give new and returning photographers a taste of what's available
We've just updated our Sony a7C sample gallery with a boatload of new images from the camera and its kit lens, the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6. Check out what this miniaturized full-frame combo is capable of.
Pixelmator Photo version 1.4 has been released and includes a new AI-powered image upscaling tool, ML Super Resolution. This feature is the first of its kind on a mobile device.
The lens is made from a single piece of thin glass, opening the door for a variety of potential new imaging applications from consumer tech to medical imaging.
Adobe has shared a sneak peek video showing off a new Sensei-powered Sky replacement feature that will automatically replace a bland sky in an image with a more dramatic one.
Tamron has announced it is extending the closures of its Hirosaki and Namioka factories due to 'decrease in global demand due to the worldwide spread of the [novel] coronavirus.'
The Olympus M.Zuiko 100-400mm F5-6.3 IS offers an equivalent focal length range of 200-800mm, making it perfect for casual wildlife and motorsports photography. So we took it to the track, to see how it performs.
Samyang has released a lens simulator web app that allows you to test out how sensor size, focal length and aperture affect the look of a scene by creating a simulated portrait.
We've been shooting more with Olympus' hand-holdable 200-800mm equivalent zoom – take a look at some additional images as well as Raw conversions.
Amid challenging and changing market conditions, Sony has announced that many of its consumer electronics divisions, including the camera division, will cease operations and exit Brazil in 2021.
Digital exhibition to document life in lockdown across Great Britain with 100 of the best entries to the Duchess's competition. The images show 'the spirit, the mood, the hopes, the fears and the feelings of the nation' as the coronavirus outbreak took hold of the country.
The lens is available for Leica M, Leica L, Sony FE, Nikon Z, and Canon RF mounts. All mounts retail for $549, except for the Leica M mount version, which retails for $649.
After hunting for the perfect budget film camera, DPR's Aaron Gold ended up pulling the trigger on a seemingly minty Minolta Maxxum 5, for under $20. But does it work? And how are the results? Find out in part two of our $20 film camera challenge!
About a month after announcing a wide array of drop-in filters for the Canon EF-EOS R Drop-In Mount Adapter, Breakthrough Filters has announced its own competitor to the Canon adapter, the Breakthrough EF to RF Drop-In Filter Adapter.
Fujifilm X Webcam utility for macOS and Windows computers can now control a number of settings directly from your monitor when the camera is plugged into your computer.
Two new cameras in Canon's 'printer-built-in' range that produce 3x2in prints and have those all-important selfie mirrors. There's app control too, as well as filter effects and borders for the 50-sec Zink prints
Windows users can now use more than 40 Canon camera models as dedicated webcams with more than a dozen supported livestreaming and video conferencing programs.
The new color measurement tool is designed to make color matching easier, and cheaper, for those who need to reproduce fabrics, products and garments accurately
Throughout 2018 and early 2019, Tetenal Europe faced imminent demise. An employee-led buyout saved the firm in the 2019 and Tetenal has relaunched with an online store and is actively developing new products.
Nikon's mirrorless lens roadmap just moved two steps further forward with the launch of the new 14-24mm F2.8 S and 50mm F1.2 S for Z-mount. Read on to learn more about these two premium Z-mount lenses.
It doesn't quite have all of the flagship device's bells and whistles, but the 5 Mark II introduces 4K/120p recording to the Xperia line as well as photographer-friendly features like USB tethering with the Sony a7S III.
The latest CAMERADACTYL product can be used with just about any light source and digital camera.
Adobe has announced an update for Premiere Pro and a new beta release for After Effects. Premiere Pro's latest version includes workflow and performance improvements, including a scene detection and improvements to HDR workflows.
The HERO9 Black adds a front-facing display, 5K video shooting, improved image stabilization technology and a new removable lens that can be swapped for an even wider-angle lens.
The fully-manual lens costs just under $400 and features a 34mm full-frame equivalent focal length when attached to a Micro Four Thirds camera.
While our full Nikon Z5 review is underway, you can now see how the camera stacks up against its peers in our studio test scene, as well as some Raw conversions.
We got our hands on the brand new Instax SQ1: an easy-to-use instant camera that shoots square format film. Despite a couple of quirks, we think it's a camera that photographers and non-photographers alike will find fun to use.
The Nikon Nikkor Z 14-24mm F2.8 S and 50mm F1.2 S have been officially announced and are due to ship before the end of the year. The 14-24mm arrives in November for $2400; the 50mm will sell for $2100 starting in December.
Apple's entry-level iPad received only a minor update, but its iPad Air lineup features an entirely new design and improved specifications that bring the devices more in line with the iPad Pro lineup.
Last year, Vaonis unveiled the Stellina smart telescope camera device. This smart device allows anyone to easily capture beautiful images of the night sky. Vaonis is developing a new feature, Automatic Mosaic-ing, that leverages the Stellina's ability to automatically stack and stitch images. Vaonis has demonstrated this new feature with a massive 546MP panorama image.
Atomos and Olympus have announced their plans to bring Apple ProRes RAW video recording capabilities to the OM-D E-M1X and OM-D E-M1 Mark III when connected to an Atomos Ninja V recorder via HDMI.
Sony's a7C is among the smallest full-frame mirrorless cameras you can buy, and in terms of core capability, not much has been sacrificed for the sake of compactness. But are you ready to make it your next go-to travel camera? Find out how it stacks up in our initial review.
Sony has announced the a7C, a compact 24MP full-frame mirrorless camera. The company calls it the world's smallest full-frame camera with image stabilization. It will be available in late October starting at $1799.
Sony has just announced the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens, an ultra-compact everyday zoom that will be kitted with the a7C full-frame mirrorless camera. We've also gotten some preliminary samples from the lens on a high-resolution Sony a7R IV.
Sony has just announced the HVL-F28RM flash. It's compact, offers radio wireless communication and can work with compatible cameras' face-detection systems to fine-tune its output for best results.
From concept to crowdfunding, Canon's intriguing-looking point-and-shoot camera is one step closer to becoming a reality — in Japan, at least.
The original law limited freelancers to submitting up to 35 pieces of content to a single client per year, prompting a lawsuit from the NPPA.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) are jointly developing a 'Super Hi-Vision Camera' for JAXA's Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission. The camera will record the first 8K ultra high definition images of Mars and its moons, Phobos and Deimos, taken in proximity.
In a season of unrest across the globe, Seattle-based photographer Chloe Collyer has been busy, documenting the people – and the expressions of anger and creativity – which have made this summer unforgettable.
Former White House photographer Pete Souza has served two presidents. With a new documentary, 'The Way I See It' set to premier this week, we spoke to Pete about his work, what makes a good presidential photographer and why he's no longer content to let the pictures do the talking.
The lens manages to pack a fast aperture and autofocus into a compact form factor, perfect for pairing with smaller E-mount cameras. Better yet, it won't break the bank at just under $400.
Most modern cameras will shoot video to one degree or another, but these are the ones we’d look at if you plan to shoot some video alongside your photos. We’ve chosen cameras that can take great photos and make it easy to get great looking video, rather than being the ones you’d choose as a committed videographer.
The Comedy Wildlife Awards recently announced their 2020 finalists.
Vlogging is more popular than ever. In response, manufacturers have introduced specialty cameras for vloggers. But do you really need a dedicated camera to vlog? We compared the Sony ZV-1 and Panasonic G100 to an iPhone to find out.
Aimed at streamers although capable of being integrated into a photo and video editing workflow, the new Loupedeck Live console is a smaller, more affordable alternative to the Loupedeck CT.
The Universal Lens Hoods are currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. The products come in Small and Medium sizes and are stretchy enough to fit 99% of lenses on the market, according to KUVRD.
It's neither difficult nor expensive to develop your own black and white film at home. Here's how to get set up for cheap, using common household items.
After tearing down the Canon EOS R5, the team at Lensrentals wanted to do further investigation of the camera and test how the camera heats up during 8K video recording. These are their findings.
Library curators will review the photos and decide which ones will be preserved in permanent LOC collections.
Canon has released a firmware update for its EOS R6 mirrorless camera that claims to improve recording times and address a number of other issues, bringing it more in line with the 1.1 firmware update for the EOS R5.
Is it really necessary to pay for photo editing software when it already comes included with your camera purchase? We test Canon's own editing app against the industry go-to.
The update comes only a handful of weeks after the digiKam team published the major version 7.0.0 release in late July
You can now stream and record 1080p and 4K video from your mobile device without overlays or distractions.
Researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have successfully captured 3,200MP images using the future camera of the Legacy Survey of Space and Time telescope.
Join photographer Ulysses Curry as he uses the Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 to capture the colors and textures of a busy fashion shoot.
Here are the 2020 winners and runners up of the annual Nature inFocus Photography Awards.
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own YouTube channel? In this video, we show you three different ways to plan and script your show.
Lensrentals has disassembled a Canon EOS R5 camera to see what has changed in the design and construction since the launch of the EOS R in 2018. The R5 incorporates IBIS, which changes the design inside the camera. Further, the R5 has interesting tricks up its sleeve with respect to sealing and heat flow.
The AI could be used to increase the FPS in existing videos, providing content creators with a new way to update old videos and generate slow-motion footage.
In both a still image and a countdown video, Sony is teasing the forthcoming announcement of a product it's calling a 'new concept.'
The lens is currently listed on the manufacturer's website for around $735 and is available to purchase in black, grey and silver for Canon EF- and Nikon F-mount camera systems.
Hasselblad's 907X has finally landed. It's a a tiny, slim body that acts as an interface between the CFV ll 50C digital back and the company's XCD lens series – read on for some hands-on impressions and plenty of sample images.
Using the Canon EOS R6, photographer Becca Skinner documents her permaculture garden and teaches us about homesteading alongside her husband and professional chef Eduardo Garcia.
Panasonic's S5 shows improved autofocus performance, particularly for stills shooting. It's not there yet but Technical Editor Richard Butler thinks the changes show that DFD isn't necessarily a dead-end.
Photographer Nigel Danson has shared a deep-dive video wherein he explains how and why he chooses the focal lengths he does for various landscapes he captures and keeps for his portfolio.
Updated Lens availability is a critical part of choosing a camera system. We have a look at the four full-frame mirrorless mounts to see how their lineups and technologies currently compare.
An update to Final Cut Pro X promises to unleash the power of ProRes Raw video, a feature available on many new cameras. But, cameras need to supply the right metadata for it to work.
The project was shared in response to a Reddit post requesting a way to be extra petty.
Canon Australia has announced that the online Canon Store will close on September 30. This drastic change is due to current Australian market conditions. Canon Australia will strengthen its support of local retailers to help drive competition in the local market.
The printer is a successor to the popular PRO-100 printer, but looks almost exactly like Canon's more advanced imagePROGRAF printers.
The tool was announced as part of Microsoft's effort to help prevent election interference in the form of digital manipulation.
Skylum Software has unveiled the newest version of Luminar. LuminarAI has been designed around the idea of using artificial intelligence to simplify as much of the photo editing process as possible without removing the creative control of the user.
The Panasonic S5 includes important upgrades to its autofocus system, but how much do those improvements extend to video? We put it to the test, shooting side-by-side against the S1H, to find out.
Fujifilm has formally launched its XF 50mm F1.0 R WR portrait prime lens, making it the world's first F1.0 lens with autofocus that's designed for mirrorless cameras.
At long last, Fujifilm's XF 50mm F1.0 R WR lens has landed. We've been shooting around with a pre-production copy to see just how magical that F1.0 aperture looks on Fujifilm's latest cameras.
The handset's front camera is a true novelty, but whether it will prove worthwhile is yet to be seen.
The LomoGraflok 4x5 Instant Back makes it so Braflok-equipped 4x5 cameras can capture proofs with Instax Wide instant film — a welcomed option considering peel-apart film was discontinued back in 2016.
The Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 is a smaller, more affordable addition to the line of full-frame mirrorless cameras. Its video spec is similar to that of the S1 with V-Log upgrade, its autofocus (particularly for stills) is improved, but it's both smaller and less expensive than the S1.
The Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 is a full-frame mirrorless camera but in a body smaller than the Micro Four Thirds GH5. It includes updates to Panasonic's DFD autofocus system, creative photo modes, and video features that come close to matching the more expensive S1H.
Panasonic's latest S5 mirrorless camera comes with the company's latest JPEG engine and a proven sensor that combine for some fantastic image quality. We've got the results from an S5 we've been shooting with for a couple of weeks – take a look.
Hot on the heels of the S5 announcement, Panasonic has promised to release firmware by the end of 2020 that will bring the autofocus of its existing S-series cameras up to the standards of the newer model, and as a nice bonus, gives the S1R the ability to record 5K video.
In addition to its camera announcement today, Panasonic also revealed that a handful of new L-mount F1.8 prime lenses are on the way.
Panasonic has announced the Lumix DC-S5, a full-frame camera that offers advanced features for still and video shooting in a compact but rugged body.
This unusual macro lens has a little bit of everything — built in LEDs, a USB port for charging the internal battery and a maximum 5x magnification rate.
The new adapter adds full autofocus support to A-mount lenses with nine of Sony's most popular E-mount camera systems and features an integrated motor for driving non-motorized screw-drive A-mount lenses with the a7R IV and a6600.
Atomos' latest firmware update for its popular Ninja V monitor/recorder adds ProRes RAW capture over HDMI to the Fujifilm GFX 100 and Sigma fp camera systems.