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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.
Oct 28, 2020 at 21:59
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.
Oct 28, 2020 at 20:19
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.
videoOct 28, 2020 at 15:16
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?
videoOct 28, 2020 at 14:00
Insta360 has released the ONE X2, a second-generation 5.7K 360-degree pocket camera with new and improved specifications and features.
videoOct 28, 2020 at 13:00
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.
reviewOct 28, 2020 at 12:00
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.
Oct 27, 2020 at 23:30
The new gimbal can hold most full-frame mirrorless cameras with mid-sized lenses and some smaller DSLRs with mid-sized lenses.
Oct 27, 2020 at 18:35
The latest study follows Wang's previous work, including a camera that can record at 70 trillion frames per second.
Oct 27, 2020 at 16:23
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.
reviewOct 27, 2020 at 14:55
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.
Oct 27, 2020 at 13:43
For the 13th edition of AAP Magazine, 25 winners from 11 different countries were selected for their unconventional takes on shapes.
BCN Retail shows Canon catching Sony in the Japanese full-frame MILC market, Nikon stagnant — for now
Oct 26, 2020 at 20:41
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.
Oct 26, 2020 at 19:18
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.
camera newsOct 26, 2020 at 13:26
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.
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.
videoOct 25, 2020 at 17:52
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.
Oct 25, 2020 at 13:00
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.
videoOct 24, 2020 at 07:00
What's the best entry-level full frame mirrorless camera? We compare the Nikon Z5 to the Canon EOS RP to find out.
videoOct 23, 2020 at 20:22
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.
videoOct 23, 2020 at 18:02
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.
lens newsOct 23, 2020 at 14:22
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.
reviewOct 23, 2020 at 14:00
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?
Oct 23, 2020 at 13:00
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.
Oct 22, 2020 at 20:01
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.
Oct 22, 2020 at 17:05
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.
Oct 22, 2020 at 16:51
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
Oct 22, 2020 at 15:00
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"
Oct 22, 2020 at 14:00
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.
Oct 21, 2020 at 18:54
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.
Oct 21, 2020 at 18:34
The lineup includes two new DreamColor displays that compete with the UltraSharp monitors Dell launched earlier this month.
Oct 21, 2020 at 16:11
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.
Oct 21, 2020 at 15:32
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.
Oct 21, 2020 at 14:52
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.
Oct 20, 2020 at 21:53
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.
Oct 20, 2020 at 15:27
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.
Oct 20, 2020 at 14:57
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.
Oct 20, 2020 at 14:24
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.
videoOct 19, 2020 at 23:14
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.
Oct 19, 2020 at 17:54
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.
lens newsOct 19, 2020 at 15:11
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
mobileOct 19, 2020 at 14:00
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.
videoOct 19, 2020 at 07:00
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.
Oct 18, 2020 at 18:58
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.
Oct 18, 2020 at 13:00
Meet DPReview's new writer: Roger Cicala, founder of Lensrentals. Be nice – he's doing this for free, for some reason.
Oct 17, 2020 at 18:36
The 56th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition recently announced its winners.
sample galleryOct 17, 2020 at 13:00
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.
videoOct 16, 2020 at 18:52
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.
Oct 16, 2020 at 17:32
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
Oct 16, 2020 at 15:33
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.
reviewOct 16, 2020 at 13:00
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.
Oct 15, 2020 at 18:40
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.
camera newsOct 15, 2020 at 16:52
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.
Oct 15, 2020 at 16:47
The AI is already available to Azure customers and will be incorporated into multiple Microsoft consumer products later this year.
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.
Oct 15, 2020 at 14:00
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.
videoOct 15, 2020 at 14:00
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.
camera newsOct 15, 2020 at 14:00
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.
lens newsOct 15, 2020 at 14:00
The new Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR offers weather-resistance, improved optical image stabilization and a physical aperture ring.
Oct 15, 2020 at 14:00
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.
DJI updates Ronin line: RS 2, RSC 2 3-axis gimbals with higher payloads, new shooting modes and more
Oct 15, 2020 at 03:00
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.
Deals: Sony USA is offering steep discounts—including all-time lows—for select cameras, lenses and more
Oct 14, 2020 at 20:59
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.
Oct 14, 2020 at 16:00
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.
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.
camera newsOct 14, 2020 at 04:01
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.
camera newsOct 14, 2020 at 04:00
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.
camera newsOct 14, 2020 at 04:00
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.
Oct 14, 2020 at 04:00
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.
Oct 13, 2020 at 20:59
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.
Oct 13, 2020 at 19:03
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.
Oct 13, 2020 at 16:46
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.
camera newsOct 13, 2020 at 14:00
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.
Oct 13, 2020 at 14:00
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.
Oct 12, 2020 at 21:04
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
videoOct 12, 2020 at 19:34
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.
Report: Nikon firmware for using CFexpress Type B cards with D5, D850 and D500 will arrive ‘before the end of 2020’
Oct 11, 2020 at 18:25
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.
videoOct 10, 2020 at 07:00
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.
videoOct 9, 2020 at 20:49
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
Oct 9, 2020 at 15:34
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.
Oct 9, 2020 at 14:00
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.
Oct 9, 2020 at 13:29
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
videoOct 8, 2020 at 18:44
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.
Oct 8, 2020 at 16:52
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.
Oct 8, 2020 at 13:29
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.
Oct 8, 2020 at 13:00
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.
Oct 7, 2020 at 22:13
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
Oct 7, 2020 at 19:14
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.
Oct 7, 2020 at 17:37
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
Oct 7, 2020 at 15:03
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.
videoOct 7, 2020 at 07:00
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.
videoOct 6, 2020 at 19:10
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
Oct 6, 2020 at 18:45
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.
Oct 6, 2020 at 14:36
The AI compression can preserve video quality while using extremely low bandwidth, plus it can rotate the subject and transform them into other characters.
Oct 6, 2020 at 14:30
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.
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.
Oct 5, 2020 at 20:10
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.
lens newsOct 5, 2020 at 16:56
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.
lens newsOct 5, 2020 at 14:29
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.
SponsoredOct 5, 2020 at 14:00
The Canon EOS R5 is a powerful stills and video camera, with a lot to offer for landscape and portrait photographers. Join Sam Horine as he uses the R5 to explore the ghost town of Monte Cristo.
Oct 5, 2020 at 13:00
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.
camera newsOct 4, 2020 at 20:08
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.'
Oct 4, 2020 at 15:46
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.
sample galleryOct 4, 2020 at 13:00
The Nikon Z5 continues to impress us. Check out this brand new Z5 sample gallery from our team at DPReview TV.
Oct 2, 2020 at 20:19
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.
Oct 2, 2020 at 16:53
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.
Oct 2, 2020 at 14:08
The second annual Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards recently announced its finalists.
Oct 2, 2020 at 13:00
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').
Oct 1, 2020 at 19:19
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.
Oct 1, 2020 at 17:22
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.
Oct 1, 2020 at 14:08
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.
videoOct 1, 2020 at 13:00
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.
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