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September 2020 news and reviews

September 30
Astropad announces Luna Display for Windows, turning your iPad into a wireless display for your PC

Astropad, makers of Luna Display for Mac, has launched a new Kickstarter project for Luna Display for Windows. The project will turn your iPad into a secondary wireless (or wired) display for your PC via an HDMI or USB-C port.

Google unveils its budget-friendly Pixel 4a 5G and flagship Pixel 5 smartphones

Google's 5G 4a variant adds new cellular connectivity as well as a few small spec bumps, while the flagship Pixel 5 upgrades its CPU, swaps the telephoto camera for an ultrawide and adds a number of new shooting modes.

Olympus finalizes deal with JIP to sell its Imaging business

In preparation for the sale of its Imaging business, Olympus will establish a new subsidiary, which will then be sold to a division of Japan Industrial Partners Inc. at the beginning of 2021.

Nikon Z5 review: the best value stills-oriented full-framer

For still photographers, we feel the Nikon Z5 represents the best value for the money when it comes to full-frame mirrorless cameras. Which is why it receives our top award.

TTartisan releases an $80 35mm F1.4 lens for APS-C mirrorless camera systems

TTartisan is back again with an extremely affordable manual lens for Canon EOS M, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mount camera systems.

Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro sample gallery

Sigma's newly designed 105mm F2.8 macro offers 1:1 reproduction for full-frame Sony and L-mount bodies. Take a very close look at what it can do.

Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro for E- and L-mount arrives in October

Sigma has designed an all-new 105mm F2.8 Macro full-frame lens for L-mount and E-mount camera bodies. It offers 1:1 reproduction, uses a new optical design optimized for mirrorless and will go on sale in late October for $800.

September 29
Meyer Optik Görlitz releases Trioplan 50mm F2.8 lens for multiple camera mounts

The manual lens is redesigned from the ground up and is available in more than half-a-dozen lens mounts.

Researchers teach an AI to generate logical images based on text captions

The images won't be mistaken for actual photos, but they do reveal the machine's understanding of the visual world and how it relates to concepts presented as text captions.

Slideshow: Winners of the 2020 Drone Photo Awards from Siena Awards

The international competition dedicated to aerial photography, hosted by Siena Awards, recently announced their 2020 winners. We've rounded them up into a gallery.

Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II coming October 14

Nikon has published a countdown timer on its website teasing the forthcoming launch of its next-generation full-frame mirrorless cameras.

September 28
Canon purchases new supercomputer system to further its 'no-prototype' product development ambitions

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.

Atomos launches Connect, a $79 capture card

The tiny USB device plugs directly into your computer and accepts footage up to 4K/30p via HDMI, but downscales that to 1080p at 60fps over USB for either recording or livestreaming.

Video: Adobe teases Advance Color Grading tool coming to ACR, Lightroom and Lightroom Classic

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 brings its Laowa 9mm T2.9, 12mm T2.9 and 15mm T2.1 cine primes to Canon RF mount

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.

September 27
Sample gallery: macro photos with a motorized slider

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.

September 26
Video: How Kodak became yet another victim of the juggernaut of changing technology

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.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm 50mm F1.0 review

The Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR promises to be great for portraiture. Does it live up to the hype? And how does it compare to Fujifilm's own 56mm F1.2? Watch our review to find out.

Fujifilm 50mm F1.0 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Fujifilm's new 50mm F1.0 lens practically begs to be used for portraits, so we shot lots of them, including many wide open at F1.0. Check out our sample gallery to see how it performs.

September 25
Library of Congress launches AI-powered, image-based Newspaper Navigator tool

With Newspaper Navigator, users can quickly search through more than a million images extracted from digitized historic American newspapers.

Tamron announces a compact $549 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 for Sony E mount cameras

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.’

Film Fridays: Photographing Machu Picchu on a panorama film camera

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.

Canon EOS Rebel T8i (850D) sample gallery

The Canon EOS Rebel T8i (EOS 850D) is well equipped to get an ambitious beginner started in photography – take a look at the kind of images it can produce.

September 24
RGKit Play is a modular motion control kit that’s already funded on Kickstarter

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.

Profoto's new A10 speedlight works with smartphones via AirX Bluetooth technology

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.

You can now use select Nikon DSLRs, mirrorless cameras as webcams on macOS

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.

How to: Shoot better macro photos using a slider and focus stacking

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 announces the EOS C70, a Cinema EOS camera in a mirrorless body

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.

September 23
ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2021 announced, promising faster performance and new features

ACD Systems International has launched ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2021. The new photo editing software is up to 100 percent faster than its predecessor.

Moment unveils CineBloom, its new line of cinematic diffusion filters

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.

MFT ‘Alice’ concept camera promises smartphone AI with interchangeable lenses

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

Sony ZV-1 review

The Sony ZV-1 was designed specifically for vloggers, but this compact camera is an excellent option for still photographers too.

DPReview TV: How to start a YouTube channel Part III – should you shoot in a studio or in the field?

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.

September 22
ON1 unveils ON1 Portrait AI, new ON1 Photo Mobile features and ON1 Photo RAW 2021

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.

Facebook Rights Manager updated to give photographers more control over their images

Creators who get access to the Rights Manager can remove reposted images on Facebook and Instagram, add ownership links and more.

Samsung's new 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD offers read speeds up to 7,000MB/s

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.

Curated film subscription service launched by Analogue Wonderland

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

Sony a7C sample gallery updated, with more shots from compact 28-60mm kit lens

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.

September 21
Pixelmator Photo update adds AI-powered image upscaling tool, ML Super Resolution

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.

MIT and UMass researchers develop world's first flat ultra-wide-angle fisheye lens

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's teases a new Sensei-powered Sky Replacement tool coming soon to Photoshop

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 is extending the closure of two factories through the end of 2020 due to 'decreased demand'

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.'

September 20
Samyang has released its own lens simulator web app

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.

Olympus 100-400mm F5-6.3 IS gallery updated with Raws

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.

September 19
Sony a7C sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Our team at DPReview TV spent the week shooting with the new Sony a7C. Check out the photos from their review of the camera, including many taken with the new 28-60mm F4-5.6 kit lens.

September 18
Sony announces plans to end camera sales and manufacturing in Brazil next year

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.

Gallery: 100 best lockdown portraits revealed from Duchess of Cambridge’s Hold Still project

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.

Venus Optics unveils Laowa 14mm F4 ‘Zero-D’ lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras

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.

The $20 film camera challenge part 2: Saved by the Minolta Maxxum 5 - Aaron Gold

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!

Breakthrough announces first third-party EF to RF Drop-In Filter Adapter

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.

DPReview TV: Sony a7C review

The Sony a7C packs a full-frame sensor and an impressive list of features into a very compact body. But what's it like to use, and how does it stack up against Sony's own a7 III? Watch our full review to find out.

September 17
Fujifilm releases version 2.0 update for its X Webcam utility, brings on-screen settings control

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.

Canon announces next generation IVY CLIQ cameras with built-in printers

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

Canon’s EOS Webcam Utility out of beta on Windows, now supports more programs, cameras

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.

Datacolor launches lower cost ColorReader EZ for color measurement and matching

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

Historic chemicals producer, Tetenal, has roared back to life with new online shop

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.

What you need to know about Nikon's new 14-24mm F2.8 S and 50mm F1.2 S Z-mount lenses

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.

Sony Xperia 5 II is a smaller, slightly cheaper Xperia 1 II with 4K/120p recording

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.

September 16
CAMERADACTYL Mongoose Automated 35mm film scanner goes live on Kickstarter

The latest CAMERADACTYL product can be used with just about any light source and digital camera.

Adobe releases Premiere Pro update, including scene detection and improved HDR

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.

GoPro announces new HERO9 Black action cam with 5K30p video, Hypersmooth 3.0 and more

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.

ZY Optics unveils $399 17mm F0.95 'Speedmaster' lens for MFT cameras

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.

Nikon Z5 added to studio scene comparison tool, gallery updated with Raw conversions

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.

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1 review: simple square-format fun

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.

Nikon 14-24mm F2.8 S and 50mm F1.2 S for Z-mount unveiled

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.

September 15
Apple announces updated iPad and redesigned iPad Air, saves new iPhones for later date

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.

Vaonis teases upcoming feature for its Stellina smart telescope with 546MP panorama

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, Olympus working to bring ProRes RAW to E-M1X, E-M1 Mark III by end of year

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.

Hands-on with the new Sony a7C

Sony's latest a7C packs a lot of tech – plus a full-frame sensor – into a body barely bigger than the company's APS-C cameras. But of course, a couple of compromises had to be made along the way; click through to learn more.

DPReview TV: Sony a7C hands-on preview

Chris and Jordan chat about Sony's newest full-frame camera, despite not being able to get their hands on one just yet. Find out their take on the a7C in this hands-on, er, hands-off preview.

Sony a7C sample gallery

Despite the challenges presented by a pandemic and a lingering cloud of smoke, we found plenty of subjects to point the Sony a7C at.

Sony announces compact, travel-friendly a7C 24MP full-frame mirrorless camera

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 announces tiny FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 full-frame zoom

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's new HVL-F28RM flash uses camera face detection for better portraits

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.

September 14
Canon is crowdfunding its monocular-style PowerShot Zoom concept camera in Japan

From concept to crowdfunding, Canon's intriguing-looking point-and-shoot camera is one step closer to becoming a reality — in Japan, at least.

California State Assembly revises controversial AB 5 bill to support freelance photographers

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.

JAXA and NHK team up to send 8K camera into space for Mars exploration

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.

Pete Souza interview: 'I have the right to speak out when I see wrong. And I see wrong'

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.

Samyang unveils a $399 35mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Sony E-mount cameras

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.

September 12
Slideshow: Finalists for the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The Comedy Wildlife Awards recently announced their 2020 finalists.

DPReview TV: We compare two dedicated vlogging cameras to an iPhone, find out which is best

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.

September 11
Loupedeck Live is a smaller, livestream-focused Loupedeck console

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.

KUVRD's new Universal Lens Hoods claim to fit 99% of lenses

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.

Film Fridays: How to get started developing B&W film on a tight budget

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.

September 10
Part II: Lensrentals investigates the Canon EOS R5's heat emission

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 of Congress asks Flickr users in US to submit their pandemic-related images

Library curators will review the photos and decide which ones will be preserved in permanent LOC collections.

Canon releases major firmware update for its EOS R6, minor update for the EOS R5

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.

Adobe Camera Raw vs. Canon Digital Photo Professional: Which should you use and why?

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.

September 9
digiKam 7.1.0 'maintenance' bug fix update arrives with a few new features

The update comes only a handful of weeks after the digiKam team published the major version 7.0.0 release in late July

FiLMiC Pro update brings Clean HDMI output to Android, iOS smartphones

You can now stream and record 1080p and 4K video from your mobile device without overlays or distractions.

Researchers capture 3,200MP image using future telescope camera

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.

Slideshow: Nature inFocus Photography Awards 2020 winners and finalists

Here are the 2020 winners and runners up of the annual Nature inFocus Photography Awards.

DPReview TV: How to start a YouTube channel Part II – should you write a script, an outline or just wing it?

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.

September 8
Lensrentals tears down the Canon EOS R5 and finds interesting sealing and thermal flow

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.

New DAIN algorithm generates near-perfect slow-motion videos from ordinary footage

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.

Sony countdown timer teases a 'new concept' set to be announced next week

In both a still image and a countdown video, Sony is teasing the forthcoming announcement of a product it's calling a 'new concept.'

Jakumei Optics announces the $735 Dulens APO 85mm F2 for Canon EF, Nikon F mounts

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 907X and CFV II 50C sample gallery and impressions

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.

September 7
Coming into focus: how Panasonic's DFD gamble may yet pay off

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.

September 6
Video: How to choose your focal length for landscape photography

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.

September 5
DPReview TV: ProRes Raw just got a whole lot better (thanks to a Final Cut Pro update)

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.

September 4
Game Boy Camera gets new life as a low-resolution, highly impractical webcam

The project was shared in response to a Reddit post requesting a way to be extra petty.

Canon Australia announces that the online Canon Store will close at the end of the month

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.

Panasonic S5 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

We present this gallery of Panasonic S5 sample images, shot by our team at DPReview TV. It's already September, so this may be your last chance to see pictures of Calgary this year before it freezes over.

September 3
Canon Australia announces the PIXMA PRO-200 professional photo printer with an 8-ink system

The printer is a successor to the popular PRO-100 printer, but looks almost exactly like Canon's more advanced imagePROGRAF printers.

Microsoft unveils a new AI-powered tool for spotting deepfaked images and videos

The tool was announced as part of Microsoft's effort to help prevent election interference in the form of digital manipulation.

Skylum announces LuminarAI, an AI-powered app designed to change how you edit photos

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.

DPReview TV: Do the Panasonic S5's updated subject recognition and DFD improve autofocus in video?

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.

Hands-on with the new Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR

Fujifilm's fastest lens is here – the new XF 50mm F1.0 R WR is a versatile low-light lens aimed at portrait photographers. Read on for all the details.

Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR will sell for $1500 this fall

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.

Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 pre-production sample gallery

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.

September 2
ZTE reveals the Axon 20 5G, the first smartphone with selfie camera hidden under the display

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 lets you capture Instax Wide images with large format cameras

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.

Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix S5

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.

DPReview TV: Panasonic Lumix S5 first impressions

Chris and Jordan take a look at the Panasonic S5 and in short, they find an appealing, highly versatile tool for still photographers and videographers alike.

Panasonic Lumix S5 sample gallery

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.

Panasonic firmware brings 5K recording to S1R, updated autofocus to S1, S1R, S1H

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.

Panasonic unveils new 24, 35, 50 and 85mm F1.8 L-mount primes

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 introduces Lumix DC-S5 stills/video hybrid camera

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.

September 1
Video: A look at Yasuhara's unique Nanoha macro lens with built-in LEDs

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.

Sony announces new A-mount to E-mount lens adapter with built-in screw drive support

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 Ninja V adds ProRes RAW capture to GFX 100, Sigma fp over HDMI

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.