« September 2020

October 2020 news and reviews

October 29
Slideshow: Winners of the 2020 Int'l Photography Awards

Int'l Photography Awards just announced winners and finalists from over 13,000 images submitted.

Zeiss' 37MP Lightroom-capable, full-frame ZX1 camera is here — and it costs $6K

More than two years after first showing off the camera, the Zeiss ZX1 is here. It features a 374MP full-frame sensor, a Zeiss Distagon 35mm F2 T* lens and has a variation of Android built-in that's capable of running Lightroom Mobile for editing your images directly in-camera.

Sony a7C sample gallery updated

Take a look at some Raw conversions and additional images shot during our testing of the Silver Award-winning Sony A7C.

October 28
A photo history quiz tests the impact of color on guessing when images were captured

Does a photograph being color or black and white impact how we view it in the context of history? A new quiz/experiment aims to find out.

Fujifilm releases major 4.00 firmware update for X-T3, bringing dramatic autofocus improvements

Firmware version 4.00 for the X-T3 triples autofocus speed and doubles performance, bringing it almost in line with the autofocus performance of the newer X-T4.

A visual and auditory journey through the shutter sounds of vintage film cameras

Ace Noguera recorded the shutter sounds of numerous vintage cameras and produced a satisfying video of his project. What photographer doesn’t love the sound of a good shutter click?

The Insta360 ONE X2 is an image-stabilized 5.7K 360-degree camera that fits in your pocket

Insta360 has released the ONE X2, a second-generation 5.7K 360-degree pocket camera with new and improved specifications and features.

DPReview TV: Canon EOS R6 firmware update 1.1.1 - Did they fix the overheating?

Canon recently announced an EOS R6 firmware update to address overheating issues. Does firmware 1.1.1 improve the camera's video performance? Quite a bit, it turns out.

Field review: The Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 IS Pro goes to Oz

Find out how the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 Pro does as a travel companion on a trip to Oz. We didn't find many wizards or scarecrows, but we did see plenty of lizards and landscape scenes along the Australian coast.

October 27
FeiyuTech releases new AK2000C gimbal with 2.2kg (5lbs) payload, 7-hour battery life

The new gimbal can hold most full-frame mirrorless cameras with mid-sized lenses and some smaller DSLRs with mid-sized lenses.

Researchers create 100 billion FPS 3D camera with lens that mimics human eyes

The latest study follows Wang's previous work, including a camera that can record at 70 trillion frames per second.

Ricoh shares the name and specifications of its forthcoming Pentax APS-C DSLR

Ricoh Imaging's new APS-C DSLR will feature a 26MP CMOS sensor, 5-axis IBIS, dual SD card slots and is set for a late-February 2021 release.

Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality

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. It makes a great travel camera but isn't as refine as the best of its rivals.

Slideshow: Winners of All About Photo's AAP Magazine #13 Shapes competition

For the 13th edition of AAP Magazine, 25 winners from 11 different countries were selected for their unconventional takes on shapes.

October 26
BCN Retail shows Canon catching Sony in the Japanese full-frame MILC market, Nikon stagnant — for now

BCN Retail's latest numbers covering the Japanese domestic market show Canon is hot on the heels of Sony in terms of market share, while Nikon is averaging less than half the market share of both Canon and Sony.

NASA uses infrared imaging to discover water on sunlit surface of the Moon

Using infrared imaging, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has made a significant discovery of water molecules on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery raises new questions and may provide critical support for future deep space exploration.

Report: Zeiss' full-frame Android-powered ZX1 camera to be released on October 29, cost $6K

Three weeks ago B&H listed the Zeiss ZX1 as available to pre-order. While the option to pre-order has been removed, Nokishita is reporting the ZX1 will be available on October 29 for an MSRP of $6,000.

Nikon Z 14-24mm F2.8 S sample gallery

The Nikon Z 14-24mm F2.8 S completes the 'holy trinity' of traditional F2.8 zooms for Z-mount. It's more practical than its AF-S predecessor, but is the higher price reflected in its performance? Take a look at our sample gallery to find out.

October 25
Video: Weird lens guru turns $20 Carl Zeiss projector lens into a swirly-bokeh camera lens

Self-proclaimed 'weird lens' guru, Mathieu Stern, has shared his latest video, wherein he shows imagery captured with two $20 projector lenses he adapted to fit his Sony mirrorless camera.

Roger Cicala: why I don't use an MTF bench to test my own lenses

Lens geek and founder of Lensrentals Roger Cicala explains why even with a world-class testing lab at his disposal he doesn't use it to assess his own personal lenses.

October 24
DPReview TV: Best entry-level full frame mirrorless – Nikon Z5 vs. Canon EOS RP

What's the best entry-level full frame mirrorless camera? We compare the Nikon Z5 to the Canon EOS RP to find out.

October 23
Canon's ISO 4 million multi-purpose camera was used to record fluorescent life in the Amazon

Canon's ME20F-SH camera has been used frequently to record incredible footage since its release in 2015. The camera can record in light as low as 0.0005 lux, after all. For a mixed-reality documentary, Awavena, director of photography Greg Downing took the ME20F-SH into the Amazon and pushed the camera to its limits.

Video: iFixit is currently showing a live iPhone 12 teardown

Repair site iFixit is hosting a live iPhone 12 teardown on its YouTube channel to see what tech Apple has managed to pack inside one of its latest smartphones.

Yongnuo announces new 35mm F2 autofocus lens for full-frame Sony cameras

The lens, which doesn't have a release date or price at this point, has autofocus, a customizable function button and a USB-C port for updating firmware.

Review: The Autel EVO II is a solid drone and an alternative to DJI

Autel Robotics released its long-awaited EVO II series drone this summer after several delays. With multiple cameras to choose from, and options that include 8K and 6K video, can this drone give DJI a run for its money?

Film Fridays: Making and using a cardboard camera – adventures in pinhole photography

How does one elevate the pinhole camera from DIY beginner project to serious creative tool? With a little bit of technical know-how and a whole lot of trial-and-error.

October 22
NASA shares photos captured by its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft during its 6-second stay on an asteroid

NASA creates amazing timelapse of the moment the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft touches down on the Bennu Asteroid to collect rock samples - lifting off just six seconds later.

Lomography introduces panoramic camera with liquid-filled lens

Fancy tea-filtered panoramics with the sprocket holes showing? If so, Lomography's new 35mm liquid-filled panoramic camera might be just what you're looking for.

Manfrotto launches its own Canon, Nikon camera batteries and dual-bay charger

A new but already familiar range of batteries for Canon and Nikon cameras, and a fast double charger to go with them kicks off Manfrotto's first steps in the third-party energy market

Halide Mark II is a redesigned Raw camera app for iPhones with over 40 new and improved features

The manual camera app for iOS brings a redesigned interface with innovative new features including XDR Analysis, 'Coverage' capture mode, 'Instant Raw' and more than 40 other updates.

Interview: Joe Biden's official photographer Adam Schultz – "Every day I get to do this is a special day"

Joe Biden's official campaign photographer Adam Schultz is a busy man. We spoke to him recently about what it means to shoot for a presidential campaign, how 2020 is different, and why he can't wait for the day we can take our masks off.

iPhone 12: Which models have which cameras?

With four new devices and six different camera modules used in various combinations, decoding which cameras are on which of Apple's new iPhone 12 series phones is a little confusing. So we broke it down for you.

October 21
DxO announces PhotoLab 4 with new DeepPRIME AI technology

In a busy week of software announcements, DxO has launched PhotoLab 4. The photo editing software includes DeepPRIME, a new demosaicing and noise reduction algorithm which promises to breathe new life into your images.

HP launches eight new monitors for creative professionals at Adobe MAX 2020

The lineup includes two new DreamColor displays that compete with the UltraSharp monitors Dell launched earlier this month.

Slideshow: Winners of the 1st annual Aerial Photography Awards

Winners and special mentions were recently announced for the 1st annual Aerial Photography Awards. we've rounded them up into a gallery for you to peruse.

Adobe Premiere Pro can now natively decode ProRes Raw video files

The October 2020 release of Premiere Pro adds, amongst other things, the ability to natively edit ProRes Raw video files, something that was previously limited to Windows computers running Nvidia GPUs.

Loupedeck announces Adobe collaboration and new Loupedeck plugin at Adobe MAX

Loupedeck, makers of the popular Loupedeck CT and Loupedeck Live editing devices, has announced a collaboration with Adobe. Loupedeck has released a new free plugin using Adobe's UXP plugin platform introduced in today's Photoshop update.

Canon EOS R5 review
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Canon's EOS R5 is one of the best mirrorless cameras on the market today. But even with its 45MP sensor, 20fps bursts and 8K video, its not without its flaws. Find out all the ups and downs of Canon's latest mirrorless flagship right here.

DPReview TV: DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 review

Jordan takes a closer look at what's new on DJI's RS 2 and RSC 2 gimbals, and how they function in the field, both as tools for videographers and fitness buffs alike. You read that right – get ready for some Tonin' with the Ronin.

October 20
It's great, but the Max should be even better: iPhone 12 Pro camera review round-up

Today, embargoes lifted for reviews on the iPhone 12 Pro and, while we don't have a unit to test, we have rounded up a few reviews from various photographers and gadget reviewers from across the web.

Adobe gives Photoshop 2021 even more Sensei AI power, brings livestreaming to Photoshop for iPad

Adobe's virtual MAX 2020 conference is underway and Adobe has announced updates to its family of software, including Adobe Photoshop 2021. The newest version of Photoshop includes AI-powered features such as Neural Filters and Sky Replacement.

Adobe shows off prototype version of its Content Authenticity tool and ecosystem

The prototype tool will provide a way for photojournalists, artists and others to cyptographically sign and embed editing and attribution information to images that have been adjusted or altered.

DJI's new Pocket 2 three-axis-stabilized mini camera offers larger sensor, wider lens and more

The second-generation mini camera features the same three-axis stabilization found in its predecessor, but improves image quality with a larger sensor, wider lens and improved audio capture.

Nikon Z 24-50mm F4-6.3 sample gallery

The Z 24-50mm F4-6.3 is Nikon's most compact and affordable lens for full-frame Z-mount cameras. While it's certainly not the fastest glass in town, it is respectably sharp for a modern kit lens.

October 19
Ilford Photo Darkroom Guide video series reveals printing techniques and more for beginners

The are piles of educational videos on the Ilford Photo YouTube channel for those wanting to get into black and white film photography and those who just need a refresher.

Adobe Lightroom Classic 10.0 released, includes Color Grading and more

Adobe has released the latest update to Lightroom Classic, bringing the venerable photo editor and organizer to version 10.0. The new version adds performance improvements, new camera/lens support and more, including a highly anticipated new Color Grading feature.

7artisans releases $255 35mm F0.95 manual prime for APS-C mirrorless camera systems

If you don't mind it being entirely manual, this 35mm F0.95 has a lot to offer in a compact, affordable package.

Mobile by Peak Design is a new line of smartphone cases and accessories with unique 'SlimLock' design

Pivoting away from camera accessories, bags and tripods, Peak Design is back to crowdfund a new line of smartphone cases and accessories that use a unique dual-purpose mount that makes switching between accessories a literal snap.

Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II: Should you buy one?

The new Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II are iterative updates but with some meaningful improvements. So should you buy one? That very much depends on what you're considering upgrading from, argues Senior Editor and Z7 owner Barnaby Britton.

DPReview TV: The quality of light, and how different types of lights affect your photos

Having light is critical for photography, but what about the quality of light? Our resident mad scientist, Don Komarechka, explains how different light sources can impact your photos.

October 18
Video: How to create 'mind-bending' drone photos with a little creative thinking

All you need is a cool space, a little creative composition and a bit of work in post-production to create these inception-esque drone photos that appear to bend reality.

'Who am I and what am I doing here?' Introducing Roger Cicala

Meet DPReview's new writer: Roger Cicala, founder of Lensrentals. Be nice – he's doing this for free, for some reason.

October 17
Slideshow: Winners of the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

The 56th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition recently announced its winners.

Fujifilm X-S10 pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Our team at DPReview TV just finished their review of the Fujifilm X-S10, capturing a lot of images along the way. Take a look at their sample photos from the Canadian Rockies.

October 16
Video: This is what happens when you make a bullet-time rig out of 15 Raspberry Pi cameras

Canadian light-painter, bullet-timer and visual artist Eric Paré created a bullet-time rig using 15 Pi cameras synchronised to all shoot at the same moment. The results are pretty cool.

Skylum shows off new water reflections in Luminar AI's Sky AI feature

Skylum Software has teased a new feature for its upcoming photo editor, Luminar AI. In 2021, Luminar AI's AI Sky feature will be able to create realistic reflections in water. This feature has been requested by users since Luminar's first AI Sky Replacement tool launched in 2019.

Atomos is working on a Ninja V update to bring 12-bit 4K/30p ProRes RAW to Nikon Z6 II, Z7 II cameras

As it has with so many cameras over the past few years, Atomos says it's bringing ProRes RAW recording over HDMI to Nikon's new Z6 II and Z7 II mirrorless camera systems.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 review: the best easy-to-use Instax Mini model

Fujifilm's latest entry-level Instax Mini model offers improved auto exposure over its predecessor and a simple-to-use interface. However, fun features and creative controls are mostly absent.

October 15
Sony brings its Imaging Edge Webcam utility to macOS, updates Windows version

Now, more than three dozen Sony camera systems can be used as webcams with macOS computers using little more than a single USB cable and the latest Imaging Edge Webcam utility.

Fujifilm to improve X-T3 AF performance with new firmware, bringing it more in line with X-T4

The free firmware update is set to go live on October 28. Fujifilm claims it will more than double the autofocus performance and dramatically improve the 'hit rate' with a re-written predictive algorithm.

Microsoft's latest computer vision technology beats humans at captioning images

The AI is already available to Azure customers and will be incorporated into multiple Microsoft consumer products later this year.

Fujifilm X-S10 initial review

Fujifilm's latest X-S10 is a likeable, easy-to-control mirrorless camera with some of the company's best tech packed inside it. For users tempted by the Fujifilm ecosystem but turned off by all the dedicated dials, the X-S10 is worth a look.

Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-S10: Small camera, great grip

The Fujifilm X-S10 is perhaps best described as a modern hybrid of several Fujifilm cameras. You get a deep grip in a compact body, in-body stabilization and a mode dial instead of a shutter speed dial. Follow along with us on our guided tour of the X-S10 right here.

Fujfilm X-S10 pre-production sample gallery

The Fujifilm X-S10 is the latest addition to the X-mount family of cameras. It sports a stabilized 26MP X-Trans BSI-CMOS sensor and is capable of producing those lovely JPEG colors we so enjoy.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-S10 first impressions review

The Fujifilm X-S10 may have a less retro design than some of its siblings, but it's a very capable camera for both stills and video. Watch our review to find out why Chris and Jordan think this camera hits the sweet spot.

Fujifilm debuts mid-price X-S10 with six stops of in-body stabilization

The newly unveiled X-S10 puts imaging components from the X-T4 into a smaller body with a re-designed, 5-axis IBIS unit rated up to six stops when used with many of Fujifilm's XF lenses.

Fujifilm announces redesigned Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR

The new Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR offers weather-resistance, improved optical image stabilization and a physical aperture ring.

Fujifilm adds 18mm F1.4 and 70-300mm to X-mount roadmap

Fujifilm has updated its X-mount lens roadmap, with the promise of an 18mm F1.4 and a 70-300mm F4-5.6 OIS, both due in 2021.

Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II: what you need to know

We've delved into what's changed and improved in Nikon's Z6 II and Z7 II, and it's more than just the second card slots. See what we found.

DJI updates Ronin line: RS 2, RSC 2 3-axis gimbals with higher payloads, new shooting modes and more

DJI's new RS 2 and RSC 2 gimbals shed weight compared to their predecessors while increasing their payloads. In addition to new and improved shooting modes and accessories, the two gimbals also feature small OLED displays for navigating through shooting modes and more.

October 14
Deals: Sony USA is offering steep discounts—including all-time lows—for select cameras, lenses and more

The deals, which sees up to $1,000 off camera bodies and $200 off GM lenses, are limited to the United States, but are live across a number of retailers, including Adorama, Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, Samy's Camera and more.

Vivo shows off award-winning concept smartphone with removable pop-up camera

The IFEA concept smartphone has a dedicated camera array on the back of the phone as well as a pop-up camera module that can be removed and used independently of the smartphone.

Nikon Z7 II initial review

With dual processors, dual card slots and more, Nikon's Z7 Mark II is a more capable camera than its predecessor in every way. But of course, we have a few remaining qualms – find out just what we make of the Z7 II right here.

Nikon Z6 II initial review

The Nikon Z6 II builds on the well-rounded stills and video features of its predecessor, with the addition of dual processors, dual card slots and the option to add a full battery grip. It's a subtle evolution but enough to keep the $2000 Z model competitive.

Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II boast dual processors and gain a second card slot

Thanks to a second Expeed 6 processor, the Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II offer higher burst shooting rates, improved buffer performance and 4K/60p internal recording capabilities. The cameras are scheduled to arrive towards the end of the year.

Hands-on with the the Canon PowerShot Zoom

Ready for a closer look at one of the more unusual new cameras we've seen in a while? Good, we are too. Let's get weird.

The Canon PowerShot Zoom fits in your pocket and zooms to 400mm

Canon's latest PowerShot, simply called the 'Zoom,' is billed as a digital monocular for outdoorsy folks. It's also a camera, but that's frankly secondary to its main mission of getting you up-close and personal views of distant scenery.

The new Canon EOS M50 Mark II brings autofocus and video refinements

Canon's latest camera, the EOS M50 Mark II, is a minor update that aims to please the content creator and vlogging crowd with a handful of new features and improvements.

Canon's new flagship EL-1 Speedlite flash comes with updated interface and new creative options

Canon has just announced the EL-1 Speedlite, a high-end on-or-off-camera flash that comes with a new rechargeable battery pack and a very low minimum power setting for creative uses.

October 13
Samsung introduces new rugged SD cards aimed at content creators and photographers

Samsung has announced a pair of new SD card product lines: PRO Plus and EVO Plus. The new cards are designed to be very durable and rugged.

Apple unveils 5G iPhone 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max devices with larger screens, better cameras and more

In addition to showing off the new iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max hardware, Apple also teased forthcoming updates that will bring Dolby Vision HDR video recording at 4K60p to Apple's latest iPhone devices.

Apple's 5G iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini devices are smaller and lighter, but far more powerful

Apple has lifted the veil on its latest entry-level smartphones, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini. Aside from screen size, the two devices are identical across the board, including new display tech, better processors and 5G connectivity.

Hands-on with the new Panasonic Lumix DC-BGH1

Panasonic's DC-BGH1 is a new type of product for Panasonic: a box-style video camera that is designed to be as adaptable and flexible as possible. Click through for a closeup look.

DPReview TV: Panasonic BGH1 review

We take our first look at the new Panasonic BGH1 box camera. See what makes it different, how its dynamic range compares to the GH5S and the full-frame S1H, and find out why Jordan thinks it has a lot of potential.

Many things to many people: Panasonic launches DC-BGH1 modular 'box' camera

The Panasonic DC-BGH1 isn't your typical Micro Four Thirds camera. It's all about video, and despite looking somewhat spartan on the outside, it's full of features that will appeal to video pros and enthusiasts.

Panasonic releases beta utility for turning select LUMIX cameras into webcams

After initially releasing a workaround solution back in June, Panasonic has released a beta utility that turns select LUMIX cameras into webcams in compatible video conferencing and livestreaming programs on macOS and Windows.

October 12
Canon Japan launches range of EOS-inspired traditional cut-glass tumblers

Based around camera and lens themes, the new glasses are designed to aid liquid and artistic inspiration for photographers on all sides of the fence

Video: From its origins to a harrowing kidnapping, the story of Adobe

Dagogo Altraide of ColdFusion has produced a video sharing the history of Adobe, from its humble beginnings in a garage to its massive place in the tech industry today.

Leica M10 Monochrom sample gallery

The Leica M10 Monochrom uses a 41MP full-frame sensor, with no color filter array, making it capable of producing stunning black and white images. Have a look at our samples.

October 11
Report: Nikon firmware for using CFexpress Type B cards with D5, D850 and D500 will arrive ‘before the end of 2020’

The report from Nikon Rumors says it 'can confirm' we will see the D5, D850 and D500 receive firmware updates before the end of the year that will add the ability to use CFExpress Type B cards with the cameras—updates Nikon promised in the beginning of 2019.

Opinion: Camera names are getting ridiculous

Drowning in a sea of 'Mark II's, 'X7's and '7X's, Technical Editor Richard Butler has a plea for manufacturers: please think of some new names.

October 10
DPReview TV: Ultraviolet light – see the world through the eyes of insects

Think you know what the world looks like? Think again! DPReview TV host and mad scientist Don Komarechka shows us what the world looks like when seen through ultraviolet light.

October 9
Video: The history of cameras in space and how iconic space photos were captured

Cameras have been in space since 1961 and have captured many iconic images over the past 60 years. Scott Manley has published an informative and fascinating new video discussing the history of cameras in space.

Negative Lab Pro 2.2 update brings rebuilt engine, new tools, LUT-based emulations and more to Lightroom

The negative conversion plug-in for Lightroom 6 and Lightroom Classic has received one of its biggest updates to date, including an editing engine rebuilt from the ground up, a slew of new tools and a LUT-based emulation option for Lightroom Classic users.

Film Fridays: Dreams come true - discovering a stash of untouched Soviet-era cameras

To any collector/enjoyer of old cameras, the idea of stumbling upon on enormous stash of mint-condition gear, from a long-gone era, is the ultimate dream. That dream recently became a reality for one lucky gentlemen in Kazakhstan.

Tether Tools Smart Shooter 4 adds Sony tethering to Lightroom Classic

A new plug-in allows Smart Shooter to be accessed directly through Lightroom Classic so Sony users can pull their images straight into Lightroom without the use of hot folders - and presets can be applied automatically on the way

October 8
NASA translates Milky Way images into sound using sonification

This is the first time the public can experience parts of the Milky Way as sound, a project made possible using the space observations from multiple telescopes.

Camera Bits releases Photo Mechanic Plus, a new DAM with an emphasis on speed, efficiency

Camera Bits, the makers of image ingestion program Photo Mechanic 6, has released a new digital asset manager (DAM) designed to take on the likes of Adobe Bridge and others.

Adobe announces Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2021

Adobe has announced Photoshop Elements 2021 and Premiere Elements 2021. The new applications include new features, including some powered by Adobe Sensei AI, and additional Guided Edits.

Interview: Keiji Oishi of Nikon – "It’s time to get excited"

As 2020 draws to a close and Nikon gears up for its final product releases of the year, we caught up with Keiji Oishi, Satoshi Yamazaki and Takeshi Suzuki to talk about the upcoming Z 6/7 II, and where the Z system goes from here.

October 7
Photo software Exposure X6 brings 3x faster processing and a host of new auto adjustments

Using new GPU optimization some features of Exposure X6 now run up to three times faster than before. The new version also brings easy color select-and-replace masks and enhanced noise reduction

Disk Drill 4 makes it easier to recover Raw image, video files from damaged drives and memory cards

In addition to supporting new Raw formats, the success rate for reconstructing Raw image and video files has been improved to 99% and 96%, respectively.

Lime One is a compact, easy to use light meter you attach to your camera's shoe mount

German mechatronics engineer Johannes Heberlein has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his Lime One compact light meter. The light meter, designed for use with analog cameras, promises simple operation and real-time metering capabilities.

Samsung details new 65/14nm stacked sensor design for improving power efficiency, density of mobile image sensors

The stacked sensor design laid out in Samsung's paper shows the analog and logic chip beneath the pixel chip using a 14nm process—half the size of current mobile image sensors on the market, paving the way for mobile sensors with more data throughput and improved power-efficiency.

DPReview TV: Sony LA-EA5 A-mount to E-mount adapter review

Sony just breathed new life into older A-mount lenses thanks to its LA-EA5 adapter for E-mount. Watch our review to find out why it could be a great option for those who still own A-mount glass.

October 6
Video: The impact of hand-colorized photos on photography in 19th century Japan

After a forced opening of Japanese ports to foreigners in the mid-19th century, foreign-owned photo studios began hiring local artisans to hand-color black and white images, leading to a boom in an industry that served to both inform and mislead outsiders about Japanese culture in the mid to late 1800s.

Dell announces $5K 31.5-inch UltraSharp HDR display with 2K mini-LED dimming zones, two other monitors

The new 31.5-inch UltraSharp HDR PremierColor display features is the first display in the world to feature a 2,000-zone mini-LED array, putting it ahead of the Asus ProArt PA32UCX and Apple's $6K Pro XDR Display.

NVIDIA Research develops a neural network to replace traditional video compression

The AI compression can preserve video quality while using extremely low bandwidth, plus it can rotate the subject and transform them into other characters.

Freefly Systems announces Astro quadcopter, hints at new 4K camera

Freefly Systems recently introduced the Astro drone. While primarily geared toward the enterprise, it currently remote pilots the ability to mount a Sony a7R IV camera on its frame.

Nikon Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR S sample gallery

We first got our hands on the Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR at CES in January - ten months and about a hundred lifetimes ago. Following a long delay in production, this much-anticipated telezoom is finally available. Take a look at our samples.

October 5
Hubble captures supernova 70M light-years away as it briefly outshines its host galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope has been capturing images of supernova SN2018gv since February 2018. It recently exploded in a brilliant display and Hubble captured the event.

The inspiration behind Canon's RF 600mm F11 and 800mm F11 super-tele lenses

In a recent interview published by DC Watch, Canon Chief of Lens Product Planning, Kengo Iezuka, shared information into the design process and inspiration for Canon's recent RF 600mm F11 IS STM and RF 800mm F11 STM super-telephoto lenses.

Cosina announces new Voigtlander Nokton Vintage 50mm F1.5 Aspherical II VM lens

The second-generation lens features a revamped optical design compressed into a smaller frame than its predecessor. Cosina is offering the lens in both a multi-coating and single-coating versions to fit the look you desire.

Here's our wish list for the Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II

We know that Mark II versions of the Z6 and Z7 are on their way, but the question is: what kind of updates and upgrades they will offer? We put our heads together and came up with our wish list.

October 4
It's alive: Zeiss' Android-powered ZX1 camera is available to pre-order on B&H for $6K

After near silence for more than a year, B&H has sent out an email notifying consumers Zeiss' long-awaited ZX1 camera is available to pre-order and 'Coming Soon.'

This iOS 14 widget adds NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day to your homescreen

Developer Mark Hambly took matters into his own hands after realizing none of the current NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day photo apps offered a widget for showing the images on your homescreen.

Nikon Z5 sample gallery: new samples from DPReview TV

The Nikon Z5 continues to impress us. Check out this brand new Z5 sample gallery from our team at DPReview TV.

October 3
DPReview TV: Nikon Z5 review

'We have to go fishing to test the Nikon Z5,' they told us. 'It's all about the camera,' they said. Call us skeptical, but such are the lives of YouTube stars. So join us as we go fishing with the Nikon Z5

October 2
Earth from 100,000 feet: Sigma sent the fp mirrorless camera into near space

Sigma UK and Sent Into Space teamed up to send a pair of full frame Sigma fp cameras nearly 20 miles from the surface of the Earth. One fp recorded 12-bit RAW 4K UHD video footage and the other recorded still images every five seconds throughout the journey.

Funleader's 18mm F8 'cap lens' gets more lens mount options and is now available to the public

After a successful crowdfunding campaign, the ultra-compact, fixed-focus lens is available for the general public to purchase with three new lens mount options.

Slideshow: The hilarious finalists for the Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

The second annual Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards recently announced its finalists.

Film Fridays: Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F Review – a class act

In an effort to collect the dream cameras of his youth, Bob Janes happened upon a clean Pentax Spotmatic F. Now, 41 years after first laying eye upon it, he's ready to share his thoughts (hint: he thinks it's a 'class act').

October 1
Photographer Brendan Barry creates a giant camera obscura using a customs house

Brendan Barry has a lot of experience with creating analog cameras in interesting places, including a project earlier this year in which he turned a shed into a camera. Barry was recently commissioned to create a camera obscura using a room at the Custom House in Exeter, U.K.

Google Photos Android app gets update with Portrait Light mode, one-tap editing and UI overhaul

Google is bringing its new Portrait Light mode, a one-tap editing mode and a user interface update to the Android version of its Google Photos app.

Skylum shows how new Templates feature in upcoming Luminar AI update can save you time

Ahead of the holiday release of Luminar AI, Skylum Software has shared new information on how Templates work in Luminar AI and how photographers will be able to use them to find inspiration for ways to edit their images and save a lot of time.

DPReview TV: Six techniques to help you nail manual focus

Shooting macro? Channeling your inner Cartier-Bresson on the street? Chris and Jordan have some quick tips to help you nail your manually focused shot every time.