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January 2021 news and reviews

January 31
Adobe Camera Raw vs. Sony Imaging Edge Desktop: Which is your best bet?

In our latest software shootout, we put Adobe Camera Raw up against Sony Imaging Edge Desktop. Is the free Sony software a substitute worthy of your consideration? Find out here.

January 30
Indisposable will develop, scan and send your film photos to your phone

Indisposable will process your film and send the scanned images directly to your phone via their app - as well as to you via email.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-E4 first impressions review

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.

January 29
Leica adds in-camera perspective correction feature to its M10-P, M10-R and M10 Monochrom cameras

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.

Leica's Noctilux-M 50mm F1.2 is an homage to one of its most iconic lenses

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.'

Video: Three things you may have missed about the GFX 100S

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.

Film Fridays: Photographing Tokyo streets with a Hasselblad XPan panorama camera

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.

Fujifilm GFX 100S pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV)

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.

January 28
Canon's 2020 financial results show drop in net sales, increase in profits for Imaging Systems business

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.

Chinese company captures incredibly detailed 195 gigapixel 360-degree panorama of Shanghai

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.

Hands-on with the new 100MP Fujifilm GFX 100S

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.

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The Fujifilm X-E4 is a compact, high-performance APS-C format mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, which inherits a lot of technology from higher-end X-series models. Is it right for you? Click through to learn more.

DPReview TV: Chris and Jordan react to the Sony a1

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?

January 27
Viewing auroras from space: The ISS had a great view of a recent geomagnetic storm

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.

Airmap faces backlash after suggesting airspace should be monetized

Recently, Airmap created an uproar in the drone community by posting tweets suggesting remote pilots should be taxed upon take-off and landing.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm GFX 100S first impressions review

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.

High-res made easy: Fujifilm GFX 100S pre-production sample gallery

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 X-E4 pre-production sample gallery

We've just gotten our hands on a pre-production copy of Fujifilm's latest rangefinder styled camera, the X-E4. We took it out around Seattle and the Cascade Mountain foothills to see what it can do.

Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 pre-production sample gallery

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 XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 pre-production sample gallery

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 GF 80mm F1.7 R WR pre-production sample gallery

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.

Fujifilm adds updated 27mm F2.8, new 70-300 F4-5.6 to X-mount lineup

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.

Fujifilm announces GF 80mm F1.7 R WR medium-format lens

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.

Fujifilm X-E4: slimmed down, rangefinder style 26MP mirrorless

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.

Fujifilm GFX 100S offers 100MP in a smaller, less-expensive body

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.

January 26
Sony a1: what you need to know about this powerful new full-frame flagship

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.

Shutterstock’s $74M TurboSquid acquisition could change the landscape of stock photography

The purchase expands Shutterstock's offerings, positioning it as a marketplace for customers who are embracing computer-generated 2D images over traditional stock photography.

Here is what 8K footage and 50MP stills from the Sony Alpha 1 look like

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.

Sony reveals Alpha 1 50MP full-frame camera capable of 30fps and 8K

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.

Sony's $2500 Xperia Pro is half 5G phone, half 4K HDR monitor/live-streaming device

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.

January 25
Leica ad reminds us of the importance of photography in documenting history

Leica’s newest video adtakes a look back at the ‘witnesses’ who have captured world events with cameras over the last century.

Filmulator is a straightforward open-source raw editor inspired by film development

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.

ZY Optics releases redesigned $799 Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm F0.95 lens for Leica M mount

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.

Pergear's 10mm F8 pancake fisheye APS-C lens costs $79, isn't much larger than a body cap

Despite being only 10mm (.39") thick, Pergear has managed to squeeze a manual focusing lever onto the front of the APS-C lens.

Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR updated sample gallery

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.

DPReview TV: Understanding diffraction

You've no doubt heard warnings about the effects of diffraction at small apertures. But what exactly is it? Our resident mad scientist, Don Komarechka, explains what diffraction is and how it impacts your photos.

January 24
Samyang adds full frame 14mm T3.1 to VDSLR MK2 line-up

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.

Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD sample gallery

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.

January 23
DPReview TV: Canon 200mm F1.8L is over 30 years old and it still rocks

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.

Canon 200mm F1.8L sample gallery (DPReview TV)

We teamed up with Canadian portrait photographer Irene Rudnyk to shoot a sample gallery with the legendary Canon 200mm F1.8L. Check out the photos and tell us what you think!

January 22
Report: Apple’s next-gen MacBook Pros will have SD card readers, MagSafe, no TouchBar and more

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.

Vivo launches X60 Pro+ flagship, its first smartphone with Zeiss camera tech

The phone packs a rear quad-camera system with Zeiss lens coating, AI noise reduction for night shots and a Snapdragon 888 chip.

Ilford releases  MULTIGRADE RC PORTFOLIO darkroom paper

UK-based Ilford has returned with a new-and-improved product, MULTIGRADE RC PORTFOLIO darkroom paper, after a challenging year.

Lensrentals tears down a Canon RF 100-500mm F4.7-7.1 lens to solve the mystery of a cracked element

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.

The Absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: What you need to know -  B&W film

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.

January 21
Leica launches Kevlar-covered ‘Reporter’ version of its M10-P camera

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

'Girl with a Pearl Earring' portrait transformed into massive 10 billion pixel panorama

The project also turned 10 key regions of the painting into highly precise 3D models that anyone can explore.

Sony teases January 26th 'Alpha' launch event

The teaser image says 'The one never seen' and the video's description says 'be ready for the announcement of the new Alpha.'

Seeing the big picture in your photography: PhotoStatistica 2.0 offers improved ways to visualize your photos

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.

Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 R WR field review

Fujifilm's 30mm F3.5 R WR is a super sharp 24mm-equivalent lens for the company's GFX lineup of digital medium-format cameras. Is it good enough to warrant a place in your camera bag? Find out in our field review.

January 20
Facebook updates its automatic alternative text system with expanded object recognition

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

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.

Slideshow: Winners and finalists for the 2020 Monochrome Photography Awards

Winners, runners-up and finalists were recently announced for the 7th annual Monochrome Photography Awards.

Irix announces $795 45mm F1.4 Dragonfly lens for Fujifilm GFX medium format cameras

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.

DPReview TV: Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 lens review

The Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 is a fast, large aperture zoom for Sony E-mount APS-C cameras. Does it hit the sweet spot between price and performance for an everyday zoom lens? We tested it to find out.

Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

If you're a Sony APS-C shooter in search of a versatile, walk-around zoom lens, the Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 should probably be on your short list. Check out our sample gallery and judge image quality for yourself.

January 19
Video: A behind the scenes look at the Ilford film factory in England

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.

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 870 is essentially a 865+ with minor speed, graphics improvements

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.

Adobe Camera Raw vs. Nikon ViewNX-i and Capture NX-D: Which should you be using?

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.

Samsung's new Galaxy S21 phones will include AI-powered object eraser tool

The new tool uses AI to automatically remove unwanted objects from image backgrounds, but it's only available on the new Galaxy S21 smartphones.

January 18
TTartisan celebrates Year of the Ox with a bright-red version of its M-mount 50mm F0.95 prime lens

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.

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The inclusion of in-body stabilization in Fujifilm's X-S10 means it's able to offer a lot of the features of the flagship X-T4. So, price aside, what are the differences between the two models, and how much of a bargain is the smaller camera?

January 17
Buying guide: The Canon EOS R5 is the best camera for portraits

We've updated our 'best cameras for portraits' buying guide, and Canon's EOS R5 narrowly edges out the also-excellent Sony a7R IV.

January 16
DPReview TV: High resolution mirrorless cameras compared

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.

January 15
Explore earth from the Canon CE-SAT-1 satellite and its onboard Canon 5D Mark III

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.

Nikon USA adds two new paid tiers to its Nikon Professional Services offerings

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.

Review: The Insta360 One R is a modular action camera with a 1"-type sensor

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'?

Film Fridays: Don't buy a Soviet camera before reading this

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.

Fujifilm discontinues its Pro 400H color negative film in 35mm, 120 formats

Fujifilm cites issues with sourcing raw materials as the reason for discontinuing the film stock in both its 35mm and 120 formats.

January 14
Venus Optics confirms details of four new, ultra-fast ‘Argus’ F0.95 lenses for MFT, APS-C and full-frame cameras

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.

Samsung announces Galaxy S21 series, including 8K capable, 108MP Galaxy S21 Ultra

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.

Report: Apple may soon warn users if their camera was repaired using non-genuine components

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.

Top-notch high-res mode: Panasonic Lumix S5 review update

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.

Sony 35mm F1.4 GM sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Our team at DPReview TV recently published its review of the new Sony 35mm F1.4 GM lens. How good is it? Take a look at the photos they took while reviewing the camera and judge the image quality for yourself!

January 13
Costco is shuttering all remaining in-store photo departments in Canada, US by February 14

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.

Hands-on with new Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM

It's been a long time coming, but Sony has finally announced a G Master series 35mm lens for its full-frame mirrorless system. This compact alternative to the Zeiss version has some impressive spec: click through to learn more.

These open-source medium format cameras are 3D-printed

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.

Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM sample gallery

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.

DPReview TV: Sony 35mm F1.4 GM review

The 35mm F1.4 GM brings one of photography's classic focal lengths to Sony's G Master series of lenses. How does it perform? According to Chris and Jordan, it's pretty darn good.

Sony launches super-sharp, lightweight FE 35mm F1.4 GM lens

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.

January 12
Sigma CEO confirms RF/Z mount lenses are a 'possibility,' estimates camera industry will stabilize this year and more

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.

ViewSonic unveils new ColorPro monitors, including 32" 8K display aimed at photographers

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.

BCN+R data shows digital camera sales in Japan were down 40% year-over-year

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 GF 120mm F4 Macro sample gallery updated

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.

January 11
Sony reveals new information about its upcoming ‘Airpeak’ drone

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.

Some versions of Capture One are now more expensive

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.

OWC’s new Envoy Pro FX SSD is an ‘ultra rugged’ SSD with max sequential read speeds of 2,800MB/s

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)

Ambarella releases new CV5 SoC that will likely power next-gen DJI, GoPro devices

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.

Roger Cicala: Understanding field curvature for fun and profit (part 2)

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.

January 10
Exposure X6 software review: Faster than ever and even more capable

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.

January 9
NASA's HiRISE orbital camera captures enlightening close-up shots of Martian surface

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.

DPReview TV: Nikon Z7 II review

The Nikon Z7 II has the same great ergonomics as its predecessor, but has more processing power, dual card slots, 4K/60p video, improved autofocus and more. Chris and Jordan tell us why it's a solid choice for many shooters.

Nikon Z7 II sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Our team at DPReview TV just wrapped up its review of the Nikon Z7 II. Check out the photos they took along the way and judge the image quality for yourself!

January 8
Nikon is killing off its international warranty in favor of regional warranties

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.

NiSi releases its first lens, a 15mm 'Sunstar' wide-angle lens for RF, Z, X and E mount cameras

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.

The Absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Part 1 - Getting started

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.

Fujifilm GF 63mm F2.8 R WR sample gallery

Fujifilm's GF 63mm F2.8 R WR was the first lens to come out for the medium format GFX system, but we've slapped it on a GFX 100 to see how it stands up to 100MP of resolution. Check it out.

January 7
OmniVision releases 40MP smartphone sensor with 1.0 micron pixels, 256x gain and more

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.

Photographer builds rig to mount his EOS R behind giant projection lens

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.

Video: A behind-the-scenes look at how Kodak manufactures its film

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.

DPReview TV: Canon Powershot Zoom Review

The Canon Powershot Zoom is a product in a class of its own: part camera and part digital monocular. Can it successfully merge the two? Chris and Jordan show you how it works.

Canon Powershot Zoom sample gallery (DPReview TV)

The Powershot Zoom can't compete with pro cameras for image quality, though it sure does fit in your pocket. But are the photos good enough for casual use? Check out our sample gallery and decide for yourself.

January 6
OpenAI's new DALL-E AI program generates images of anything with fascinating success

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.

Xiaomi partners with BlinkAI to bring AI-powered 'Night Video' mode to its Mi 11 smartphone

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.

Photographer shares schematics for LIDAR-controlled film digitizer

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.

EU has passed a uniform set of drone rules, paving the way for easier flight

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.

Field review: Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN

Sigma's 35mm F2 DG DN designed specifically for mirrorless cameras is a compact, well-built lens that produces lovely images. Is it a good fit for you? Find out in our field review.

January 5
OmniVision reveals new 32MP OV32B selfie image sensor with 0.7 micron pixels, 1080p180 video capture and more

The OV32B offers 32MP stills, 8MP pixel-binned stills in low-light, and 1080p video at up to 180 fps.

Dell announces new monitors ahead of CES, including 40" ultrawide curved 5K monitor

Ahead of this year's virtual CES, Dell has announced new additions to its UltraSharp family of monitors, including a 40" curved 5K monitor.

Sirui launches Indiegogo campaign for its new $749 24mm F2.8 1.33x anamorphic lens

The 24mm F2.8 1.33x anamorphic lens is now being crowdfunded on IndieGoGo, where it's already surpassed its funding goal.

Update: The end of an era: Olympus confirms it's completed the sale of its imaging business to JIP

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.

DPReview Readers' Choice Awards 2020: Product of the Year

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!

DPReview TV: How to photograph snowflakes

DPReview TV's Don Komarechka is famous for his snowflake macro photography. This week, he gives us a quick lesson on how it's done. Give it a watch, then try it yourself!

January 4
Godox announces the AD100Pro flash, its most compact strobe yet

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.

Gone but not forgotten: Adobe Flash is no more

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.

The Really Right Stuff Ascend-14 might be the ultimate travel tripod - if you can afford it

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.

Small claims process finally passed into law for US copyright infringement victims

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

January 3
The Sony a7R IV remains the best camera for landscape photography

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.

January 1
Happy New Year from DPReview!

We made it! With 2020 finally behind us, we'd like to wish you all a very happy new year.