A few photographers are testing the upcoming Canon EOS R3 mirrorless camera at the Tokyo 2020 games, including Atiba Jefferson, who has published an animation showing the R3 shooting at 30 frames per second.
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July 2021 news and reviews
Images appear to confirm Nikon’s Z9 is being tested at the Olympics, gives us the first look at its back side
camera newsJul 29, 2021 at 20:29
A pair of images briefly posted to (then removed from) Twitter appear to show off Nikon’s unreleased full-frame mirrorless camera.
Jul 29, 2021 at 18:48
Leica has released its first smartphone, the Leitz Phone 1. The phone features iconic Leica styling, a 20.2MP 1"-type image sensor and much more.
Jul 29, 2021 at 17:15
Boxfish Luna is an underwater drone capable of capturing 8K footage thanks to being compatible with Sony's a1 and a7S III cameras.
Canon’s Q2 financial results credit its EOS R5, R6 mirrorless cameras for 101% YoY net sales increase
Jul 29, 2021 at 13:02
In addition to strong sales of its EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras, Canon says it expects RF lens sales to further drive growth throughout 2021.
Jul 28, 2021 at 20:53
A government registration filing for a pair of unannounced (and unnamed) Nikon cameras states that one of the models will include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GNSS. It would be the first camera to use GNSS instead of GPS.
Jul 28, 2021 at 16:31
Photographer Jeff Cable, who’s shared that he’s testing the unreleased Canon EOS R3 mirrorless camera at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has posted photos whose metadata suggests the camera has a 24MP sensor.
SponsoredJul 28, 2021 at 13:00
Join photographer Carl Zoch as he uses the Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF to shoot an elopement in the Utah desert.
Kodak faces backlash for removing Instagram post from photographer who called China's Xinjiang region an 'Orwellian dystopia'
Jul 28, 2021 at 11:05
Kodak removed the post following backlash in China, but is now facing criticism elsewhere for issuing an apology and saying the post was the result of a 'supervision loophole.'
camera newsJul 27, 2021 at 19:59
Vision Research has announced the TMX 5010, a new 'entry-level' Phantom TMX video camera that can shoot at up to 1.16M frames per second.
Canon patent application shows shutter-like barrier mechanism for protecting mirrorless image sensors
Jul 27, 2021 at 17:22
The barrier mechanism automatically opens when a lens is attached and closes when a lens is removed from the camera body.
The new Sony ZV-E10 is seemingly a vlogger's dream. It shoots uncropped 4K/24p video, offers headphone and microphone ports, a touch-sensitive selfie screen, class-leading AF and a darn good onboard mic. Unfortunately, jiggly 4K and subpar Full HD footage detract from its appeal.
camera newsJul 27, 2021 at 14:00
The ZV-E10 is Sony's first interchangeable lens camera designed specifically for vloggers. It's similar to the company's a6000-series bodies, but incorporates many features from Sony's compact ZV-1 vlogging camera.
Jul 27, 2021 at 13:24
Luminar AI already included numerous AI-powered tools to improve your portraits, including Face AI, Skin AI and Body AI. Now, with free Update 4, Luminar AI includes an AI-powered way to enhance the bokeh in your shots with Portrait Bokeh AI.
Jul 27, 2021 at 11:52
Photographer Vincent Kalut has captured some behind-the-scenes photos of Nikon’s on-site service center at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, showing off the hundreds of cameras and lenses available for photographers to use.
videoJul 26, 2021 at 18:43
Gordon Laing takes Canon’s inaugural G-series camera for a spin to see how well it stacks up 21 years after its release.
camera newsJul 26, 2021 at 15:29
After initially postponing the announcement earlier this month, Sony Japan has confirmed a new camera will be announced at 23:00 JST (10am EDT, 7am PDT) on July 27, 2021.
Jul 26, 2021 at 15:27
Uruguayan engineering student, Maximiliano Palay, created the DIY Cablecam to put all of his engineering background to the test.
Jul 26, 2021 at 14:57
Hobbyist astronomer Kai Ly was recently scanning photos taken of Jupiter, in 2003, when he discovered a new moon in the planet's orbit.
Jul 26, 2021 at 13:00
We've given our drone buying guide a complete refresh, so whether you're looking for something compact to take on vacation, or something for more professional work, we've got you covered.
reviewJul 25, 2021 at 14:00
In the first of a series of in-depth reviews of the best heavy duty 'Systematic' tripods, we're taking a look at the Gitzo Systematic Series 3 (GT3543LS). The big Gitzo is where it all started, so how does it hold up against today's competition?
videoJul 24, 2021 at 14:00
In this week's episode, Chris compares the Nikon Z7 II and Sony a7R IV for landscape photography, with a close look at their displays, image quality, lens lineups and more.
Jul 23, 2021 at 19:41
Neil Armstrong captured an iconic image during the Apollo 11 moon landing of Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface. A Reddit user, Michael Ranger, 'unwrapped' the reflection to show us what Aldrin saw through his visor during that historic photograph.
Jul 23, 2021 at 17:23
Recently, winners and finalists for the 14th annual iPhone Photography Awards were announced.
Jul 23, 2021 at 14:19
The Pelican Rugged Camera Lens Covers come in Black and Coyote (tan) colors and retail for $25 each.
Jul 23, 2021 at 14:00
It was the mechanically quirky Soviet-era Pentacon Six that lead photographer Michael Elliot to fall in love with medium format photography. Find out why a love/hate relationship with your gear can actually be a good thing in this week's Film Friday.
Jul 22, 2021 at 20:22
A glitch in Hubble's payload computer took the venerable observatory offline for over a month. Fortunately, a dedicated team of current Hubble engineers and alumni could ascertain the issue and switch a power control unit over to a backup unit.
Jul 22, 2021 at 16:33
Matt Woods was relaxing on his balcony when he decided to launch his DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone and capture some footage. To his horror, he discovered a lone swimmer using a speargun to ward off a predatory mako shark.
Jul 22, 2021 at 16:24
Capture One 21 (14.3.0) is now available. The free update adds new improvements and features, streamlined workflow tools and improved camera and lens support.
Jul 22, 2021 at 14:52
The winning photos for the 2021 World Landscape Photographer competition have been announced, including an incredible overall winning photograph of the Irish coast from photographer Felix Sproll.
Jul 22, 2021 at 14:00
Less than a year after the Mavic Air 2 hit the market, DJI released its successor, the Air 2S. Its build is almost identical but there are some notable differences. Which drone in this series is right for you?
Corning’s new DX and DX+ glass composite materials plan to improve smartphone cameras, starting with Samsung
Jul 22, 2021 at 12:30
Gorilla Glass DX and DX+ Are multi-layer glass composite materials that Corning claims can both increase light transmission and improve the durability of camera modules on smartphones.
Jul 21, 2021 at 18:39
Negative Supply has launched its new pocket-sized, all-metal digital light meter on Kickstarter. The LM1 is a sleek light meter designed to deliver both form and function.
videoJul 21, 2021 at 17:14
The four-minute video shows the intricate steps each camera body and sensor goes through before being packaged up and sent off to retailers.
lens newsJul 21, 2021 at 13:13
The budget lens offers 2x magnification at a 90mm full-frame equivalent focal length for Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems.
lens newsJul 21, 2021 at 04:00
Tamron has just announced the 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD - a superzoom lens for APS-C, which will be available for both Sony E mount and (for the first time) Fujifilm X mount.
videoJul 20, 2021 at 18:36
Premiere Pro 15.4 adds native support for Apple's M1 Macs and brings an Adobe Sensei-powered Speech to Text tool that dramatically reduces the time needed to make videos more accessible and engaging.
Jul 20, 2021 at 17:29
With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games just around the corner, Canon has announced its plans for the upcoming events, including a photo service center for professional photographers, which Canon says will be the largest photo service center in Tokyo.
Canon revises 2021 financial forecast, suggests camera, lens and printer sales are recovering faster than expected
Jul 20, 2021 at 14:06
The investors note states 'interest in and demand for cameras increased […] particularly for full-frame mirrorless cameras and interchangeable lenses.'
SponsoredJul 20, 2021 at 13:00
We're at the North Fork Championships in Idaho with drone pilot and gimbal specialist Alex Emberlin and a fleet of DJI products, including the new FPV drone. Our mission? To capture this exhilarating event from every angle.
Jul 19, 2021 at 22:58
Nikon Japan says high demand and supply chain issues are to blame for the delays.
Video: 3D printed film canister and Raspberry Pi camera can turn an old film camera into a digital camera
videoJul 19, 2021 at 18:05
YouTube user befinitiv 3D printed a film canister holder and attached a Raspberry Pi camera module and a few other parts to convert a Cosina film camera into a digital camera capable of live streaming video over Wi-Fi, all for around $50.
Jul 19, 2021 at 17:51
The unusual Leica/Hughes Leitz 17mm F2 prototype fisheye lens currently for sale at Leica Store Lisse in the Netherlands. The 12kg lens is one of a kind, and the owner is asking for offers starting at just over $47,000.
lens newsJul 19, 2021 at 15:38
The lens is available for Canon EOS-M, Canon RF, Fujifilm X, Leica L, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems.
Jul 19, 2021 at 14:19
Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist for Reuters, was killed on assignment in Afghanistan.
Jul 18, 2021 at 14:00
The Nikon Z fc arrives quite late to the classically-styled party, but it looks pretty competitive when placed side-by-side with Fujifilm's similarly throw-back X-T30. We look more closely at what they offer, how they handle and which is better.
videoJul 17, 2021 at 14:00
Mac and Windows users have been fighting since the beginning of the computer age. In this episode of DPReview TV, Jordan and his iMac battle Chris and his Windows laptop to see which is best for photo and video editing. And games.
lens newsJul 16, 2021 at 18:00
The lens features near-zero distortion and offers a unique feature that lets you calibrate infinity focus point based on the camera you’re using with the lens.
mobileJul 16, 2021 at 16:18
iPhones are very capable cameras. For some photographers, however, the lack of good physical controls limits the utility of an iPhone. Fjorden hopes to change that with its new iPhone camera grip, which adds a full shutter release, control dial and camera function buttons to your iPhone.
Film Fridays: Unsung heroes of the modern film era - Michael Butkus Jr. and his camera manual library
Jul 16, 2021 at 13:00
In this week's Fim Friday, we want to celebrate one of the unsung heroes of the modern film photography era: Michael Butkus Jr., the owner and operator of Butkus.org / OrphanCamera.com, the Internet's most complete archive of film camera user manuals.
Jul 15, 2021 at 20:57
The Thread Adapter is a simple, innovative solution to ensuring you’re never without a compatible mounting screw in the middle of an assignment.
reviewJul 15, 2021 at 15:00
The Sigma fp L offers a host of video options, including 8, 10 or 12-bit CinemaDNG Raw output to an external SSD, or a 12-bit Raw stream over HDMI if you have an external recorder. We took a closer look and found there are trade-offs to each of these options.
lens newsJul 15, 2021 at 14:51
The manual lens is set to go on sale next month (August 2021) for roughly $700, based on the current exchange rates.
videoJul 15, 2021 at 14:00
Want to know what it takes to film a typical DPReview TV episode? Jordan walks through his complete kit – at least until the camera they're shooting this week's episode with overheats.
All smartphones have at least one camera, but there's a lot of variety out there and depending on your needs, some features might be more useful than others. In this guide, we explain the key technologies and the major differentiators to help you make the best decision.
lens newsJul 14, 2021 at 22:00
The HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED PLM AW lens is the latest APS-C addition to Ricoh Imaging's flagship Pentax Star (*) lineup.
Jul 14, 2021 at 20:04
For gamers and creators alike, Razer's new Blade 15 and Blade 17 models offer many attractive features. The notebooks include Intel's latest 11th-gen H-Series processors and can be configured with an NVIDIA RTX 3080 GPU.
Jul 14, 2021 at 18:01
The creators behind the JPEG XL file format promises more efficient compression without the loss of any visual quality, which should cut down on both the cost and space required to store images.
reviewJul 14, 2021 at 14:00
Don't be fooled by its colorful, family-friendly design – the new 24-inch iMac is capable of serious photo and video editing performance.
Sony Semiconductor reveals 21MP stacked CMOS Four Thirds sensor capable of 120 fps full-width readout
Jul 13, 2021 at 23:07
The IMX472 appears to be the first stacked CMOS sensor for Four Thirds-sized cameras and promises up to 120 fps shooting of 12-bit stills.
Jul 13, 2021 at 19:18
The patent shows off the details and schematics for a a 3x periscope camera module that would use folded optics to give future iPhones a more telephoto camera option.
Jul 13, 2021 at 17:02
SmugMug has announced SmugMug Source, a premium add-on service that offers Raw file management and organizational tools. With it, users can store an unlimited amount of Raw files, which can be viewed from basically any device, in a pay-as-you-go structure.
videoJul 13, 2021 at 16:16
Photographer and YouTuber Tom Calton has shared a video showing what it's like to shoot with Sigma's $26,000 200-500mm F2.8 APO EX DG lens.
Photo agency refuses to return copyright to photographer, claims journalists don't have copyright protection
Jul 12, 2021 at 21:02
The impending court case may have huge implications for copyright claims and protections for photographers and photojournalists across Europe.
Jul 12, 2021 at 16:20
On July 1st, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a new rule that will penalize companies falsely claiming their products are made in the United States.
Jul 12, 2021 at 14:00
Apple's latest M1 Macs are a great choice for both photo and video editing, but they're a preview of coming attractions - not truly professional machines. Seven months after the introduction of M1, professionals are getting impatient.
The Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm F2.8 is a standard prime lens for the Z-system, offering true macro reproduction of 1:1. Given its focal length and light weight, the Z 50mm F2.8 also lends itself well to being a standard 'walk-around' lens. Check out our gallery of samples!
Jul 12, 2021 at 12:36
The new YN455 camera features a 20MP Micro Four Thirds sensor, a MFT lens mount and is powered by Android 10. For now though, it appears to be available only in China.
Jul 12, 2021 at 12:06
All About Photo's AAP Magazine recently announced the winners for their #18 – B&W competition.
sample galleryJul 11, 2021 at 14:00
Chris and Jordan have spent a few days with a pre-production sample of the new Panasonic Leica DG 25-50mm F1.7. Jordan loves this lens for video, but take a look at their collection of still images to find out why Chris recommends it for photography, too.
videoJul 10, 2021 at 14:00
In this video, Chris and Jordan compare four large tripods from Gitzo, Sirui, Leofoto and Manfrotto. They also explain what to look for in a good tripod so you can choose the best one for you – even if it's not included in our roundup.
Back in February, Ricoh released three HD Pentax-FA Limited lenses: the HD Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 Limited, HD Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited and HD Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited. We've been shooting with the 43mm recently and we've just posted a gallery of samples.
Jul 9, 2021 at 20:49
Retouched and manipulated photos are everywhere on social media, and groups in Norway believe that edited images are harmful, especially to young people.
Jul 9, 2021 at 20:18
Photographer Jeremy Cowart has created the 'Lightograph,' and he believes it's 'the next evolution of the photograph.
Jul 9, 2021 at 17:19
German data recovery company Datenrettung has issued a warning that Apple’s 5th generation Time Capsule devices are susceptible to failure due to faulty Seagate hard drives.
Jul 9, 2021 at 13:00
Double-exposures, light leaks, color shifts from aging, misaligned frame advances – these all can be happy accidents. Sometimes the universe adds a gentle touch to your photos, sometimes it takes them away completely. It's all part of the fun of shooting film.
Jul 8, 2021 at 17:35
ACDSee, makers of Photo Studio, is working on a brand-new photo editor, Gemstone. The application has a multi-document interface and full RAW development support, making it a Photoshop competitor.
Jul 8, 2021 at 15:32
Recently winners and runners up were announced for the 2021 Audubon Photography awards.
Jul 8, 2021 at 15:03
Canon's EOS R6 and 1D X Mark III cameras can now record Canon Log 3 footage and record simultaneously to both card slots in the latest firmware updates. The bugs and improvements are addressed as well.
Jul 8, 2021 at 02:00
The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH is a fast short-tele zoom for Micro Four Thirds. We got hands-on with this video-optimized lens to take a closer look at what it offers.
sample galleryJul 8, 2021 at 02:00
The Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH is a high-quality zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds, and with its fast maximum aperture, could potentially replace a handful of primes for telephoto shooting. Check out how it performs in our sample gallery.
lens newsJul 8, 2021 at 02:00
Panasonic has announced the Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH, a fast short-telephoto zoom for the Micro Four Thirds system.
Jul 7, 2021 at 19:12
The series of timelapse videos show ESA and NASA astronauts installing an ISS Roll-Out Solar Array (IROSA).
Jul 7, 2021 at 17:09
A new regulation in Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) prohibits the production and distribution of phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1), which Fujifilm says is found in the emulsion for Velvia 100 film.
Jul 7, 2021 at 16:01
The open-source photo workflow and RAW editing darktable has been updated to version 3.6. The new major release adds many features to darktable, including improvements to workflow, color editing and much more.
The Nikon Z 28mm F2.8 (SE) is a compact wideangle prime lens for the mirrorless Z-system, styled to recall classic Nikkor designs of the manual focus era and weighing in at only 160g (5.7 oz). Check out our gallery of samples!
Jul 7, 2021 at 13:49
Photographer Joel Kowsky photographed the International Space Station transiting the Sun as two astronauts performed a spacewalk. It was a combination of excellent planning and some good fortune to create an awesome and unusual image.
videoJul 6, 2021 at 18:19
Gordon Laing is back with another ‘Retro Review,’ this time digging into the Coolpix 100, Nikon’s first consumer digital camera.
Jul 6, 2021 at 15:55
We recently wrote about a security flaw with Western Digital My Book Live devices. Since then, more details have come out about the vulnerability, which may be more widespread than originally thought.
Jul 6, 2021 at 15:48
CIPA's May 2021 data still pales in comparison to shipments in 2019, but the numbers reveal a promising recovery from the COVID-19 downturn and suggest there is an equilibrium for the photo world on the horizon.
SponsoredJul 6, 2021 at 13:00
In this video, watch as photographer Joey Schusler takes the Tamron 70-300 F4.5-6.3 Di RXD III on a rafting trip along the Grand Canyon.
sample galleryJul 6, 2021 at 13:00
The Nikon Nikkor Z MC 105mm F2.8 VR S is a short telephoto macro prime lens for the company's full-frame mirrorless Z mount. We've just added several more images to our ongoing gallery of samples, including 1:1 and 1:2 macro shots.
lens newsJul 5, 2021 at 15:05
The YN 85mm F1.8R DF DSM lens offers autofocus and a special control ring at a relatively affordable price point.
Jul 5, 2021 at 14:00
A decade ago I wrote some articles on the history of photography. Now I'm writing an eBook. Slowly... In the meantime, Barney and I thought we'd post the first chapter here on DPReview to see if anyone would be interested. Anyone other than me and Barney.
Jul 4, 2021 at 07:00
Fourteen months ago, DPReview editor Jeff Keller was supposed to be visiting the Galapagos Islands, but covid quickly changed his plans. In preparation for the trip, he had already planned on upgrading his camera system. Find out what Jeff settled on, and how he reached that decision.
Jul 3, 2021 at 14:00
Canon's RF 600mm F11 USM offers a relatively affordable way to add a lot of reach to an EOS R-series camera, but is it the best choice? Chris Niccolls takes a closer look.
sample galleryJul 3, 2021 at 14:00
Chris and Jordan took plenty of photos at the Calgary Zoo while filming their review of the Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM. Click through for a virtual trip to the zoo.
Jul 2, 2021 at 22:26
Instagram's CEO went on record stating that their focus on the popular app, owned by Facebook, is shifting. Feeling alienated, photographers are moving to Twitter to share their work and build their communities.
Jul 2, 2021 at 16:41
Microscopes are expensive. Researchers in Germany hope that their new project that uses scavenged iPhone 5 camera modules and LEGO to create DIY microscopes for students will help make microscopes and science more accessible.
Film Fridays: Pentax ES II - the simple camera used to capture one of rock and roll's most iconic photos
Jul 2, 2021 at 14:00
Stephen Dowling had the pleasure of running into Pennie Smith – the photographer behind the Clash's iconic 'London Calling' cover photo – at a concert in 2007. Lo and behold, she was shooting with the exact same camera she used nearly 30 years prior to capture one of rock's most famous photographs.
Jul 2, 2021 at 13:47
Details on DJI's Mini SE drone first appeared on Walmart's site and store shelves. However, a few questions remained including which type of controller it would use. All this info was published on DJI's Brasil website.
Jul 2, 2021 at 13:44
A burgundy and rose gold version of the L-398A Studio Deluxe lll is set to commemorate the light meter manufacturer's big—though some might argue the standard version looks nicer.
Jul 1, 2021 at 20:47
VSCO, the maker of popular creative tools for mobile photographers, has released a trio of new infrared filters. The pair of color IR filters and a black and white filter are designed to simulate the look of classic film infrared photography digitally.
Jul 1, 2021 at 14:33
Wing, owned by Google parent company Alphabet, recently launched a free app in the United States to help remote pilots legally fly their drones.
reviewJul 1, 2021 at 13:00
The Vivo X60 Pro+ claims to be a smartphone for 'pro photography.' While that's up for debate, there's no question this $1,200 device offers a lot of photographic power in a (relatively) small package.
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