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January 2021 news and reviews
Jan 30, 2021 at 19:10
Indisposable will process your film and send the scanned images directly to your phone via their app - as well as to you via email.
videoJan 30, 2021 at 15:00
The Fujifilm X-E4's classic looks and compact size almost suggest an X100 series camera with interchangeable lenses. How close does it come? Chris shares his first impressions of this new camera straight from his basement quarantine.
Jan 29, 2021 at 19:26
The new feature, called Perspective Control, ’helps to achieve straighter vertical lines and a straight horizon, ensuring a natural image effect – specifically in architectural images,’ according to Leica.
lens newsJan 29, 2021 at 16:14
Almost half-a-century after it produced its Noctilux 50mm F1.2 lens, Leica is back with a reissue that pays homage to a lens that helped define the 'Leica look.'
videoJan 29, 2021 at 15:00
In this video, DPReview's Reviews Editor Carey Rose gives you a closer look into three things about the GFX 100S that the spec sheet doesn't necessarily make clear.
Jan 29, 2021 at 14:00
In this week's Film Friday, photographer Mike Amos sets out for Japan with Hasselblad's unique panorama XPan camera. His purpose? To document the streets of a city his loves, while honoring his father's photographic legacy.
sample galleryJan 29, 2021 at 14:00
Our team at DPReview TV recently published its first impressions review of the new Fujifilm GFX 100S. This sample gallery includes full resolution images they shot while testing the camera.
Canon's 2020 financial results show drop in net sales, increase in profits for Imaging Systems business
Jan 28, 2021 at 20:12
Canon has released the full-year report for its 2020 fiscal year. While Canon's net sales were down, it's operating profit was up and the company is poised for a positive 2021 across the board.
Jan 28, 2021 at 20:06
BigPixel Studio captures highly-detailed panorama images of cities around the world. Its latest image, a 195 gigapixel shot of Shanghai, is so detailed you can zoom in to see people's faces or license plates from the top of the Oriental Pearl Tower.
SponsoredJan 28, 2021 at 15:00
Photographer John Webster carries his camera gear in a Lowepro Protactic BP 300 AW II backpack to a hot spring deep in the Idaho backcountry.
Coming (relatively) hot on the heels of the groundbreaking GFX 100, Fujifilm's latest medium-format camera brings 100MP to the masses. We've had a preproduction GFX 100S in our hands for a few days: keep reading to learn more about Fujifilm's newest medium-format camera.
videoJan 28, 2021 at 01:13
Chris and Jordan share their first reactions to the new Sony Alpha 1. What features and technology excite them most, and who is it really made for?
Jan 27, 2021 at 22:00
Auroras are a stunning natural phenomenon and one of the most spectacular sights of the night sky. A recent geomagnetic storm occurred, and the crew aboard the International Space Station had an awesome view.
Jan 27, 2021 at 19:00
Recently, Airmap created an uproar in the drone community by posting tweets suggesting remote pilots should be taxed upon take-off and landing.
videoJan 27, 2021 at 14:00
The Fujifilm GFX 100S arrives in Canada, Chris goes into quarantine, and Jordan self-films in the field. It's been an interesting week for the boys in Calgary, but that didn't stop them from bringing you this review.
The Fujifilm GFX 100S packs a megapixel wallop, but it's powerful image stabilizer makes it easy to maximize your resolution even without a tripod and at slower shutter speeds – take a look.
Fujifilm's new XF 27mm F2.8 R WR pancake prime doesn't offer a new optical formula, but it packs weather sealing and an aperture ring into an impressively petitite package. Check out the images its capable of right here.
Fujifilm's latest XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 has been on the brand's roadmap for some time now, and we were pleased to finally get our hands on a shootable copy. It adds quite a bit of versatility to the potential tool kit of X-mount shooters, offering a 107-457mm (35mm equiv.) field-of-view.
Fujifilm's new GF 80mm F1.7 R WR is a fast, standard prime for GFX medium format shooters, offering a 63mm field-of-view, in a reasonably compact, light-weight and weather-sealed package.
lens newsJan 27, 2021 at 14:00
Fujifilm has released the XF 28mm F2.8 R WR, which adds weather-sealing and an aperture ring to the original non-WR version The XF 70-300 F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is lightweight, also weather-sealed and is claimed to offer up to 5.5 stops of shake reduction.
lens newsJan 27, 2021 at 14:00
Fujifilm has added a new lens to its medium-format system: the GF 80mm F1.7 R WR. This fast standard prime, equivalent to 63mm on GFX bodies, is relatively compact and weather-sealed. It will be priced at $2299.
camera newsJan 27, 2021 at 14:00
Fujifilm has announced the X-E4, a midrange 26MP rangefinder-style mirrorless camera. It squeezes a lot of technology from the X-S10 into a more compact body and will cost around $850, body-only.
camera newsJan 27, 2021 at 14:00
Fujifilm has announced the GFX 100S, a relatively compact 100MP image-stabilized medium-format mirrorless camera. The GFX 100S combines most of the features of the full-sized GFX 100 in a body smaller than the GFX 50S and with improved stabilization.
Jan 26, 2021 at 23:42
We spoke to Sony straight after the announcement of the a1, to get a bit more fine detail about the camera's specs and capabilities. And it's fair to say there's a lot going on inside Sony's new flagship.
Jan 26, 2021 at 21:39
The purchase expands Shutterstock's offerings, positioning it as a marketplace for customers who are embracing computer-generated 2D images over traditional stock photography.
videoJan 26, 2021 at 18:31
Sony has shared a compilation of 8K footage captured with its new Alpha 1 camera system, as well as sample images captured with its 50MP sensor.
Jan 26, 2021 at 15:12
Sony has announced the Alpha 1, a fast, high-res 50MP camera capable of shooting at 30 fps with no blackout. It can capture oversampled 8K video, has refined menus and comes in a weather-sealed body.
Jan 26, 2021 at 15:00
Sony's latest smart device, the Xperia Pro, doubles as a 5G smartphone, the world's first portable, affordable external 4K HDR OLED monitor for HDR productions, and an all-in-one 5G live streaming and file transfer solution when paired with supported cameras.
videoJan 25, 2021 at 17:20
Leica’s newest video adtakes a look back at the ‘witnesses’ who have captured world events with cameras over the last century.
Jan 25, 2021 at 17:16
Filmulator is an open-source raw editor designed to be simple and straightforward. The app has basic management tools and raw editing capabilities. Filmulator's tone curve enhances local contrast and perceived sharpness, similar in spirit to the stand development process for developing black and white film.
Jan 25, 2021 at 16:09
The lens is similar to its Canon RF, Nikon Z and Sony E mount counterpart, but has a tweaked optical design to make the most of Leica camera systems.
lens newsJan 25, 2021 at 15:18
Despite being only 10mm (.39") thick, Pergear has managed to squeeze a manual focusing lever onto the front of the APS-C lens.
sample galleryJan 25, 2021 at 15:00
The Fujifilm 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR is a reasonably priced wide-angle zoom for the company's X-mount, updated with weather-sealing and some ergonomic improvements. We've been shooting with it for a few days to see how it performs.
lens newsJan 24, 2021 at 18:47
New wideangle joins the VDSLR MK2 range, bringing all the new features of weather sealing, 9-blade iris and scales on the side of the barrel.
sample galleryJan 24, 2021 at 15:00
Tamron's 17-70mm F2.8 III-A VC RXD is a lightweight zoom for Sony APS-C E-mount shooters. Equivalent to a 25-105mm F4 in full-frame terms, this lens handles nicely on a6000-series cameras and offers great versatility for daylight shooting.
videoJan 23, 2021 at 15:00
The Canon 200mm F1.8L may be over 30 years old, but the fact that it still keeps up with the newest high resolution sensors is a testament to its design. Featuring guest photographer Irene Rudnyk.
Jan 22, 2021 at 20:35
Is the SD card slot coming back to the MacBook Pro? Is the polarizing Touch Bar finally getting kicked to the curb? Bloomberg is reporting that there are many changes coming next-gen Mac computers and the changes all sound promising.
Jan 22, 2021 at 19:44
The phone packs a rear quad-camera system with Zeiss lens coating, AI noise reduction for night shots and a Snapdragon 888 chip.
Jan 22, 2021 at 18:58
UK-based Ilford has returned with a new-and-improved product, MULTIGRADE RC PORTFOLIO darkroom paper, after a challenging year.
Jan 22, 2021 at 17:25
Roger and Aaron tear down a Canon RF 100-500mm F4.7-7.1 lens to get to the bottom of a cracked element hidden somewhere inside.
Jan 22, 2021 at 15:00
Today, B&W film photography remains popular both for its aesthetic appeal and its ease-of-use, whether you're a beginner, taking an intro to darkroom photography class or a seasoned pro. Here's everything you need to know about the medium.
Jan 21, 2021 at 20:42
The new limited edition Reporter version of the M10-P comes with a Kevlar jacket and a deep green paint — though you (probably) won't be taking it to war
Jan 21, 2021 at 19:00
The project also turned 10 key regions of the painting into highly precise 3D models that anyone can explore.
Seeing the big picture in your photography: PhotoStatistica 2.0 offers improved ways to visualize your photos
Jan 21, 2021 at 15:45
Last year we covered PhotoStatistica, a macOS app that visualizes the EXIF data of your images and shows you the ways in which you capture photos. A new version was just released, introducing many improvements, including a new UI and new filtering tools.
Jan 20, 2021 at 20:43
The next-generation AAT system can identify more objects in photos, perceive where each object is located relative to each other and provide more detailed descriptions.
Paravision AI ordered to delete face recognition software derived from user pictures without permission
Jan 20, 2021 at 18:47
US face recognition developer has been found to have used pictures from the Ever storage app without permission, and now has to delete all its algorithms.
Jan 20, 2021 at 18:38
Winners, runners-up and finalists were recently announced for the 7th annual Monochrome Photography Awards.
lens newsJan 20, 2021 at 16:03
Irix's new 45mm F1.4 Dragonfly lens is fully-manual and ready to be used with Fujifilm's GFX 50 and 100 camera systems. It's currently available to pre-order for $795.
videoJan 19, 2021 at 23:32
Exploredinary has published a video tour of the Ilford photographic film and paper factory in Mobberley, England. The factory, operated by Harman Technology, which trades as Ilford Photo, has been operating on the same site since 1928. Ilford Photo traces its roots back to 1879.
Jan 19, 2021 at 19:27
Qualcomm has introduced its new Snapdragon 870 5G, a faster version of the aging 865 mobile platform that brings support for 200MP single cameras and 720p slow-motion recording at 960fps.
reviewJan 19, 2021 at 15:00
Is it really necessary to pay for photo editing software when it already comes included with your camera purchase? We test Nikon's own editing apps against the industry go-to.
Jan 19, 2021 at 14:55
The new tool uses AI to automatically remove unwanted objects from image backgrounds, but it's only available on the new Galaxy S21 smartphones.
lens newsJan 18, 2021 at 15:32
The lens is optically identical to its black and silver siblings, but spices things up with a bright-red paint job and a custom lens cap to celebrate the Year of the Ox.
SponsoredJan 18, 2021 at 15:01
Join filmmaker John Webster and his team as they voyage into the beautiful Sawtooth Wilderness in Idaho with Manfrotto's Befree 3-way Live Advanced tripod.
Jan 17, 2021 at 15:00
We've updated our 'best cameras for portraits' buying guide, and Canon's EOS R5 narrowly edges out the also-excellent Sony a7R IV.
videoJan 16, 2021 at 15:00
Which high resolution mirrorless camera is best for you? This week, we compare the Canon EOS R5, Sony a7R IV, Nikon Z7 II and Panasonic S1R to answer that question.
Jan 15, 2021 at 19:41
As part of CES 2021, Canon launched a new website allowing users to view select locations on earth from the Canon CE-SAT-1 satellite. Using the onboard Canon 5D Mark III and Canon telescope, you can zoom in and see our planet from a fresh perspective.
Jan 15, 2021 at 16:27
The new Pro+ and Platinum+ plans cost $150 and $300 per year, respectively, and add additional benefits over the complimentary 'Pro' plan Nikon Professional Services offers. These NPS plans are limited to residents of the United States and U.S. territories.
reviewJan 15, 2021 at 15:00
The Insta360 One R is a unique action camera: it has interchangeable camera modules, including one with a large 1"-type sensor and a Leica lens. We show you how it works and ask, 'who's it for'?
Jan 15, 2021 at 14:00
Considering getting your hands on a Soviet film camera? Good for you! There's quite a few quality options out there and many can be had for a reasonable price. But before you go and pull the trigger on a Zorki-3C rangefinder, we suggest reading the guide below, from our pals at KosmoFoto.
Jan 15, 2021 at 05:20
Fujifilm cites issues with sourcing raw materials as the reason for discontinuing the film stock in both its 35mm and 120 formats.
Venus Optics confirms details of four new, ultra-fast ‘Argus’ F0.95 lenses for MFT, APS-C and full-frame cameras
lens newsJan 14, 2021 at 20:22
Although the announcement wasn’t set to be made public yet, we’ve been able to confirm with Venus Optics the details of its four ‘Argus’ F0.95 lenses set to be released throughout 2021.
mobileJan 14, 2021 at 17:38
Samsung has unveiled a trio of new Galaxy smartphones, the S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra. The S21 and S21 Plus incorporate new cost-saving measures amidst a variety of improvements. The S21 Ultra, on the other hand, showcases what Samsung can do with a $1,200 price point.
mobileJan 14, 2021 at 16:40
MacRumors has come across a bit of code that suggests Apple may soon show a warning in the Settings menu when the camera modules inside iOS devices have been replaced with third-party components.
reviewJan 14, 2021 at 15:34
We've been pressing on with our review of Panasonic's Lumix S5, and have put it in front of our studio scene to see what it can do. Spoiler alert, its JPEG engine and high-res mode are both really impressive.
Jan 13, 2021 at 19:07
Costco has informed U.S. and Canadian customers that all in-store camera departments will be shut down on February 14, 2021. Costco’s online printing services will still be available.
Jan 13, 2021 at 17:21
Dora Goodman got her start customizing existing analog cameras. Since then, she and her team launched a company offering open-source designs for 3D printing cameras and selling customers 3D printed parts and fully assembled cameras.
We've been busy shooting around with Sony's brand-new, compact and lightweight FE 35mm F1.4 G Master lens and initial impressions are quite positive: It's extremely sharp wide open across the frame, and controls ghosting, flaring and chromatic aberration with ease.
lens newsJan 13, 2021 at 15:00
Sony has just announced their 39th full-frame E-mount lens, the FE 35mm F1.4 GM. It comes with a complex optical formula and fancy autofocus motor technology, but it's among the lightest fast 35mm lenses on the market.
Sigma CEO confirms RF/Z mount lenses are a 'possibility,' estimates camera industry will stabilize this year and more
camera newsJan 12, 2021 at 22:07
In an article published by ICAN Management Review, Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki speaks to the future of the company, including the possibility of RF/Z mount Sigma lenses, future camera systems and more.
Jan 12, 2021 at 19:21
ViewSonic has announced new ColorPro monitors at CES. The monitors, available in 27" and 32" sizes, range from 2K to 8K resolution and have been designed for color-critical applications including photography and video editing.
camera newsJan 12, 2021 at 16:20
BCN Retail, which tracks online and in-person sales of digital cameras in the Japanese market, has shared its end-of-year data, showing the COVID-19 pandemic further compounded the already-shrinking camera market in Japan.
Fujifilm's main macro lens for its GFX system is the 120mm F4 Macro – a lens we've been playing around with for some time. We got the opportunity to update our gallery using the GFX 100, and we jumped at the chance to see what this lens can really do.
Jan 11, 2021 at 23:55
On day one of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Sony has released a few more details about its forthcoming Airpeak drone – expected in Spring 2021.
Jan 11, 2021 at 21:04
A new license or upgrade for Capture One for Fujifilm, Nikon and Sony used to cost $129 USD. A newly-instituted price hike has increased the cost to $199 (or $149 for an upgrade). Alongside the price change, Capture One has added a seat to new license purchases. Subscription costs have also increased.
Jan 11, 2021 at 19:38
The OWC Envoy Pro FX is constructed of an aluminum closure that’s IP67 rated to ensure your photos and videos are protected from the elements (and clumsiness)
Jan 11, 2021 at 15:56
The new CV5 system on a chip can encode 8K video at up to 60 fps, while also providing enough overhead for AI-powered features and capture modes, such as face-detection in action cameras and collision avoidance in drones.
Jan 11, 2021 at 15:00
What is field curvature, and why should you care? In this article – the second of two – professional optics geek Roger Cicala goes even deeper into the subject. Warning: many swirly graphs ahead.
Jan 10, 2021 at 15:00
Exposure X6 is the latest Adobe Lightroom competitor from Exposure Software. With great image quality, impressive speed and powerful features, it's a compelling option that doesn't require a monthly subscription.
Jan 9, 2021 at 21:09
Researchers at the University of Arizona have used NASA's HiRISE camera, which is onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, to capture high-resolution images of the Valles Marineris canyon on Mars. The new images shed light on how the canyon formed and help better our understanding of Mars.
Jan 8, 2021 at 16:43
Nikon cites 'differences in regional laws and safety standards' for the change, which will see its comprehensive international warranty transition to more region-specific warranties by the end of the month.
lens newsJan 8, 2021 at 15:41
NiSi is well known for its filters and accessories, but this $579 15mm F4 lens marks the first time the company has dipped its toes into the world of lenses.
Jan 8, 2021 at 15:00
How does one take the plunge into analog photography? This edition of the 'Absolute beginner’s guide to film photography' will cover the bare necessities – what you need to get started.
mobileJan 7, 2021 at 20:21
The 40MP 1/1.7” sensor is likely destined for mid-range smartphones. It's capable of capturing 40MP stills at up to 30fps, 4K video at up to 60fps and 1080p video at up to 240fps.
videoJan 7, 2021 at 15:39
It's all a bit primitive, but Jay P. Morgan's wooden mounting system allows him to successfully make pictures through a large format movie projection lens.
videoJan 7, 2021 at 14:31
Film-enthusiast website Studio C-41 takes us on a tour of the Kodak film plant in Rochester NY, with some behind-the-scenes footage of how film is made.
Jan 6, 2021 at 20:56
Building upon its GPT-3 language model, OpenAI's new AI creation, DALL-E, can create images of anything you can describe with varying levels of success. If you want an image of a turtle in a forest from the perspective of a fisheye lens, DALL-E can do it.
Jan 6, 2021 at 16:13
BlinkAI's patented AI-powered image enhancement technology works alongside the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC inside the Mi 11 smartphone to get the most out of low-light video footage.
Jan 6, 2021 at 15:20
The inventor says if you already have a 3D printer this medium format film carrier will cost about $100 to make, and will advance each frame into position ready to be photographed. Once made and assembled it should make film copying much quicker and easier.
Jan 6, 2021 at 14:47
EASA recently passed a uniform set of rules for commercial and hobbyist drone pilots. It will now make it easier for travelers to legally fly.
OmniVision reveals new 32MP OV32B selfie image sensor with 0.7 micron pixels, 1080p180 video capture and more
Jan 5, 2021 at 20:52
The OV32B offers 32MP stills, 8MP pixel-binned stills in low-light, and 1080p video at up to 180 fps.
Jan 5, 2021 at 20:21
Ahead of this year's virtual CES, Dell has announced new additions to its UltraSharp family of monitors, including a 40" curved 5K monitor.
Jan 5, 2021 at 18:50
The 24mm F2.8 1.33x anamorphic lens is now being crowdfunded on IndieGoGo, where it's already surpassed its funding goal.
Jan 5, 2021 at 15:31
Olympus has confirmed the transfer of its imaging business to Japan Industrial Partners Inc. has been completed, paving way for the future of the OM and Zuiko brands.
Jan 5, 2021 at 14:00
After two rounds of voting, DPReview readers have decided on their favorite product (and runners-up) of 2020. Find out which cameras and lenses topped the list!
Jan 4, 2021 at 20:57
Godox, the maker of many lights and lighting accessories, has announced the AD100Pro. The lightweight, compact strobe includes a magnetic round head and incorporates an impressive array of features, including wireless compatibility.
In a move that has arguably been more than a decade in the making, Adobe has ended its support for Flash, which it first acquired when it bought Macromedia in 2005. Adobe Flash has had a tumultuous nearly 25 years of existence, but despite its problems and bugs, Flash was a staple of the internet experience for many years.
accessory reviewJan 4, 2021 at 15:00
US manufacturer Really Right Stuff just released a new lightweight travel tripod, aimed at active and weight-conscious photographers that don't want to compromise on quality. Does its performance justify its high price? Find out in our initial review.
Jan 4, 2021 at 14:17
Congress finally passes CASE to allow copyright holders to make small claims without resorting to costly legal processes via federal courts. The act should make pursuing infringements much easier and realistic for individuals and small photo businesses
SponsoredJan 4, 2021 at 14:00
Join filmmaker Justin Balog and his cycling partner Remi McManus as they take a trip through the Sonoran desert in the Southwestern United States with the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH.
Jan 3, 2021 at 15:00
Despite some tough competition from Canon's excellent EOS R5, Sony's a7R IV remains at the top of the pack in our 'best camera for landscape photography' buying guide.
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