Solarcan has managed to dramatically shrink its Solarcan into an even smaller form factor. It’s not yet available to purchase, but you can get one via Solarcan’s Black Friday special.
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November 2021 news and reviews
Nov 26, 2021 at 16:39
Following up on 2018's TourBox Bluetooth controller, the company is back with the new TourBox Elite. It features improved build quality, components, haptic feedback, Bluetooth technology and more.
sample galleryNov 26, 2021 at 15:00
Chris from DPReview TV recently reviewed the first new OM System lens, the M.Zuiko 20mm F1.4 Pro. He found it to be a solid performer, but check out this sample gallery from his review to judge image quality for yourself.
Nov 25, 2021 at 16:33
The holiday season is here and we've rounded up a collection of the best deals for photographers and videographers. This will be a living article that gets updated often, so be sure to check back to keep up with the latest offers.
Nov 24, 2021 at 14:51
AtomOS firmware version 10.71 adds a slew of new and improved shooting modes and features to Canon's EOS R5, Panasonic's boxy BS1H and six of Sony's FS series cinema cameras.
This year, despite the disruption, plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors. Now, as the year winds down, we're highlighting some of our standout products of the year. Check out the winners of the 2021 DPReview Awards!
Nov 24, 2021 at 13:50
The winners and finalists for the 2021 Nature inFocus Photography contest have been announced. We've sorted through the winners and have rounded up our favorites in this gallery.
Nov 23, 2021 at 19:02
Sony Japan has posted a notice on its website confirming that November 19, 2021 was the last day it accepted orders for its a7 II series, a6400 series and a6100 (black) camera systems, due to supply chain constraints.
Nov 23, 2021 at 17:53
Pixelmator Pro 2.3 is now available and includes major new AI-powered tools that have been in development for the past year, including tools to erase the background of an image and automatically select your subject.
Nov 23, 2021 at 17:13
The world's largest digital camera will be installed at the Vera Rubin Observatory in Chile next year. Before then, however, the camera must undergo final assembly and testing at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
Nov 23, 2021 at 15:00
From noir-inspired panchromatic film and smartphone-connected Polaroid cameras, to tablet developer and modern photo enlargers, these are the best film photography gifts in 2021.
Nov 22, 2021 at 16:49
In 2019, NVIDIA showed off GauGAN, an AI-powered demo that generates images from sketches. NVIDIA has been training GauGAN since then, and the AI can now respond to semantic prompts.
Quadriplegic drone pilot hopes to make an impact with his inclusive drone project, 'Flight Takes Many Forms'
Nov 22, 2021 at 14:22
Quadriplegic drone pilot and instructor Rob Corbett is making a documentary about the power of drone flight. Here's his story and how you can help.
Nov 22, 2021 at 14:15
Following numerous security concerns this year, Western Digital has announced that it is ending support for prior generations of My Cloud OS, which will limit the utility of some older products.
Nov 22, 2021 at 14:00
This past year has been a busy one in the drone world, but we've got you covered – our updated 2021 Drone Buying Guide will get you up to speed with everything you need to know about the latest and greatest models.
reviewNov 21, 2021 at 14:00
Exposure Software's latest release, Exposure X7, offers impressive editing performance and great image quality along with a solid feature set that gives Adobe Lightroom a run for its money (but without the monthly subscription). Get all the details in our review.
Chris and Jordan have been testing a production EOS R3 and pushing it to the limits: high ISO tests, dynamic range, eye-controlled AF, flash photography and more! Also, find out whether Jordan had to worry about overheating when shooting video.
If you had a new Canon EOS R3 what would you shoot first? Penguins, apparently. Along with dinosaurs, oversized kangaroos and wolves. Because #artists. Check out Chris and Jordan's EOS R3 sample gallery and let us know what you think of the image quality.
Nov 19, 2021 at 19:32
Mick Rock, a British photographer who's known as 'The Man Who Shot the Seventies,' has passed away at the age of 72. Rock is most known for his iconic images of 70s musicians, particularly David Bowie, for whom he served as an official photographer.
Nov 19, 2021 at 17:51
We've rounded up the hilarious winners of the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. Take a look through the gallery and make sure you don't have any liquid in your mouth—otherwise, you might need a new computer or keyboard.
Nov 19, 2021 at 17:28
The Dragonfly Telephoto Array Project started in 2013 and searches for faint structures, like galaxies, in the night sky. Canon has supplied the project with a total of 48 lenses and today has announced that it will provide an additional 120 EF 400mm F2.8L IS II USM lenses to expand the telephoto array.
Film Friday: 'Photography through the Pandemic' showcases work of film photographers worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic
Nov 19, 2021 at 15:00
A new photo book, titled Photography through the Pandemic, showcases work captured by film photographers from around the world throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Video: An incredible microscopic look at plankton in motion shows the beauty of the oft-ignored organism
videoNov 18, 2021 at 19:05
Filmmaker and photographer Jan van Ijken has turned his microscope toward plankton for a new short film. Planktonium shows plankton in a way they are very rarely seen.
Nov 18, 2021 at 16:32
Canon Japan has announced it will be releasing new firmware updates for its EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III mirrorless cameras on December 2, 2021, bringing its Car AF mode and to its two mirrorless cameras.
lens newsNov 18, 2021 at 15:11
The 23mm F1.4 wide-angle prime will offer a 35mm equivalent focal length and be available for Canon EOS M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mount camera systems.
reviewNov 18, 2021 at 15:00
The new Dell XPS 17 (9710) is a solid laptop with a sleek design language, great build quality, and a color-accurate 17-inch display. But we're not sure Dell has done enough to differentiate it from its little brother, the XPS 15.
Nov 18, 2021 at 14:27
Have you ever gone out for a shoot in cold weather, only to have condensation built up on you as you're attempting to capture the beautiful scene in front of you? If so, this clever little product from Haida might make your day.
The M.Zuiko Digital 20mm F1.4 Pro is the first new lens from OM System (replacing the legacy 'Olympus' brand name), and we've put together a gallery of images from around Seattle so you can get an idea of what this fast, well-built prime is capable of.
Nikon has officially released the Nikkor Z 28mm F2.8 - the non 'SE' version of a lens that we've been fans of for a while. The only differences between this version and the previously released 'SE' variant are cosmetic. Click through for more details.
Apple Self Service Repair program: Customers can fix their own Apple products with genuine parts & tools
Nov 17, 2021 at 23:33
Apple has announced a new Self Service Repair program. The program will provide access to genuine parts, tools and manuals for knowledgeable customers to perform their own repairs on select Apple products.
FeiyuTech releases the Scorp and Scorp Pro, new flagship 3-axis gimbals for DSLR and mirrorless cameras
Nov 17, 2021 at 22:27
FeiyuTech introduces a pair of pair of new fully-featured gimbals in its new Scorp series. Both come with rear grip handles for easier operation and new touch screen controls
Fujifilm's new Instax Mini Evo Hybrid is an instant camera with 10 integrated lenses and 10 film effects
camera newsNov 17, 2021 at 17:31
Fujifilm has announced a new instant camera, the Instax Mini Evo Hybrid. It combines digital camera capabilities with Instax analog film printing. The camera includes 10 integrated lenses and 10 film effect options.
Sony is now the official imaging products provider for Gannett's 250 national and local outlets, including USA Today
Nov 17, 2021 at 15:00
Gannett, which owns hundreds of national and local news publications in the US, including USA Today, has announced a partnership with Sony to provide its photo and video journalists with Sony camera equipment.
The Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 may seem like an odd focal range at first, but Chris argues that it hits the sweet spot for many people like wedding photographers, portrait shooters, and even for travel. It's also fast. Watch his full review to find out what he thinks of it.
sample galleryNov 17, 2021 at 15:00
In his hands-on review for DPReview TV, Chris Niccolls found the Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 to be optically excellent, but not flawless. Check out his gallery of sample images from this lens to see if you agree with his conclusions.
videoNov 16, 2021 at 21:57
Filmmaker Seán Doran rescaled and remastered nearly 80,000 images captured by NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory to create an incredible 4K timelapse of one month of the Sun's activity.
Nov 16, 2021 at 19:09
Photographer and creator Nicholas Sherlock has designed a 3D-printed adapter that allows you to attach a 4x microscope objective to a Sony E or Canon EF camera. The total cost of the project is under $25.
lens newsNov 16, 2021 at 18:27
The new TTartisan 28mm F5.6 manual prime lens for Leica M mount cameras weighs just 151g and measures only 19mm (.7") long.
Nikon's compact, fast-aperture 40mm F2 lens for its Z-mount cameras has just landed, and ties the Z 28mm F2.8 as one of Nikon's least-expensive options in the lineup. We've gotten straight to shooting with it around Seattle to see what it can do.
Nov 15, 2021 at 16:51
Love a camera or lens you're renting from Lensrentals? Now you can purchase it directly and keep it forever. Lensrentals has announced the Keeper and Keeper Test Drive programs, allowing customers to purchase refurbished, graded pre-owned gear directly from Lensrentals.
Nov 15, 2021 at 16:30
Right before the Holiday season, DJI has released its long-awaited Mavic 3 drone. What you need to know is that some key features – including Hyperlapse, Panorama, MasterShots, and ActiveTrack 5.0 – won't be available until January 2022.
Sony announces new Venice 2 cinema camera: 8.6K internal Raw, 16 stops of dynamic range, interchangeable sensors and more
camera newsNov 15, 2021 at 15:51
The Venice 2 takes over the original Venice as Sony's flagship cinema camera. It's available with two different sensor options and is capable of recording internal Raw.
Nov 15, 2021 at 14:43
The lens is an updated version of the Color-Skopar Vintage Line 21mm F3.5 Aspherical Type I lens, which features a redesigned focus ring, improved optics and more.
The Panasonic Lumix S 35mm F1.8 is the fourth in a series of ergonomically-similar full-frame F1.8 primes for L mount. This full-frame prime lens is intended for both photographers and videographers, and we've had our hands on one. Click through for more details.
Nov 14, 2021 at 15:00
In this article, landscape photographer Erez Marom explains how he thinks about the concept of originality in landscape photography, and how the creation of unique images is still possible, even in over-shot locations.
videoNov 13, 2021 at 15:00
The DJI Ronin 4D is a 4-axis gimbal with an integrated full-frame cinema camera. Despite some quirks, DPReview TV's Jordan Drake thinks it's one of the most innovative video products in years. Watch his review to find out why.
Nov 12, 2021 at 18:24
Recently the winners and runners up were announced for the 2021 Natural Landscape Photography Awards.
Nov 12, 2021 at 18:19
ACD Systems has announced Photo Studio for Mac 8. The new version of the digital asset management tool promises improved performance and includes a new UI, new editing tools and improved workflow options.
Nov 12, 2021 at 16:23
Nikon doesn't specifically mention any future products, but does state the collaboration with Nissin and Profoto will 'increase reliable options for Nikon camera users, expanding possibilities for imaging expression'
Nov 12, 2021 at 15:00
Despite being a copy of a model from a far more popular manufacturer at its time of release, the Lomo LC-A has become an iconic camera in film photography culture and was the catalyst for the experimental 'Lomography' movement.
Nov 11, 2021 at 19:42
Zenfolio has announced the acquisition of Format, a popular website-building platform for photographers and other artists. The acquisition further bolsters Zenfolio's ongoing efforts to reinvigorate its business model and position itself a strong option for photographers looking to build a website and run a business.
lens newsNov 11, 2021 at 18:08
The 'Deakinizer' lens was made and popularized by cinematographer Roger Deakins when he used a modified Arri Macro lens to capture dreamy, tilt-shift like shots for the movie Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
Nov 11, 2021 at 14:51
NASA has published the first images from Landsat 9, a new space-based satellite designed to observe Earth in incredible detail. The Landsat 9 mission is a joint operation between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Nov 11, 2021 at 14:00
The Ricoh GR IIIx is so similar to the original GR III that it can be hard to tell them apart. But how much difference does the longer 40mm equivalent lens of the 'X' version make to the shooting experience? Senior Editor Barnaby Britton took the GR IIIx back to the UK recently, for a family reunion. Click through to read more.
Nov 10, 2021 at 17:40
The four firmware updates bring improved autofocus performance in a number of different shooting modes, as well as support for Nikon's new FTZ II mount adapter and Nikkor Z 24-120mm F4 S lens.
videoNov 10, 2021 at 15:12
Dr. Adrian Smith is back with another excellent slow-motion video of insects filmed with a high-speed Phantom camera. Dr. Smith's latest video is inspired by Stephen Dalton's book, 'Borne on the Wind: The Extraordinary World of Insects in Flight.'
The original Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 was a Goldilocks lens for many Sony E-mount shooters. Now Tamron is back with a second gen version that promises to be even better. Does it deliver on that claim? Chris and Jordan did a side-by-side comparison to find out.
sample galleryNov 10, 2021 at 15:00
Chris and Jordan from DPReview just reviewed the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 G2 for Sony E-mount. Check out their gallery of sample photos to judge critical image quality for yourself.
lens newsNov 10, 2021 at 14:11
The lens will be a part of Panasonic's F1.8 Lumix S prime lens lineup and will fill the gap between the current 14mm and 20mm prime lens options in the L-mount lens lineup.
Nov 9, 2021 at 19:16
Although the lens doesn't appear to be available at the moment, a listing suggests it will retail for somewhere around $310 when it inevitably hits retailers' websites.
lens newsNov 9, 2021 at 17:12
The lens marks Viltrox's first AF lens for Canon's lineup of RF mount mirrorless cameras.
Nov 9, 2021 at 16:15
Aptolux is a new company formed by videographers to create lighting solutions for videographers. Its first product is the Aptolux MP-1, a modular, transforming LED light that can be as compact as a lunchbox when not being used yet deliver bright, efficient light.
Nov 9, 2021 at 14:00
Panasonic has announced the Lumix S 35mm F1.8, the latest in its full frame prime lenses for the Leica / Panasonic / Sigma L-mount.
Nov 9, 2021 at 14:00
Panasonic has released firmware version 1.1 for the Lumix DC-GH5 II, adding support for wired 4K streaming, among several feature enhancements.
Nov 8, 2021 at 21:14
The Hubble Space Telescope is in safe mode as engineers work to investigate what's wrong with the telescope's onboard instruments. This is the second time the venerable telescope has faced extended downtime after being offline for a month earlier this year.
Nov 8, 2021 at 19:53
Panasonic China has posted a pair of images to various Chinese social media sites that tease what appears to be a new lens launch.
videoNov 8, 2021 at 15:29
Gordon Laing is back at it again with another Retro Review. In this episode, Laing goes back 25 years to provide an in-depth overview of Nikon's unique Coolpix 300 camera, which was half compact camera, half PDA.
Nov 8, 2021 at 14:22
Zhong Yi Optics has announced three new Mitakon Lens Turbo adapters for APS-C (DX format) Nikon Z cameras. The adapter includes optics to help offset the crop factor of APS-C cameras. Adapters are available for M42, Canon EF and Nikon F mount.
SponsoredNov 8, 2021 at 14:00
In this video, DPReview's Carey Rose uses the Sony Alpha 1's human and animal Eye-AF technology to to document the controlled release of a black bear, rescued from possible starvation by local animal charity PAWS.
Nov 7, 2021 at 15:47
OM Digital Solutions – the company that's bought the Olympus imaging division – has just launched the M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO. Click through for a closer look.
lens newsNov 5, 2021 at 15:38
The Samyang 12mm F2 AF lens for Fujifilm X mount cameras appears to be a re-mounted version of the company's 12mm F2 Sony E mount lens revealed earlier this year.
Film Friday: Lomography re-launches its popular color-shifting LomoChrome Turquoise film in 35mm, 120 and 110 formats
Nov 5, 2021 at 13:15
After quickly selling out of its first batch back in 2017, Lomography has announced that it's re-releasing its color-shifting LomoChrome Turquoise Film in 35mm, 120 and 110 format.
accessory reviewNov 5, 2021 at 02:30
Three years after releasing the Mavic 2 series, DJI returns with the Mavic 3. It features a dual-camera system with a 4/3" CMOS sensor plus a tele photo lens that can zoom up to 28X. Is it worth the hefty price tag? We take a look at the Cine, the high-end model in this series.
DJI’s Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine drones feature 4/3" CMOS sensor, 28x zoom and 46 minutes of flight time
Nov 5, 2021 at 02:30
DJI has announced the Mavic 3 – a compact, foldable drone with a camera that features a 20MP Four Thirds format CMOS sensor, a hybrid zoom that can home in on subjects up to 28X, and up to 46 minutes of flying time.
Nov 4, 2021 at 19:07
The search for understanding in the far reaches of the known universe is an expensive endeavor. Every 10 years, US astronomers and astrophysicists release a report outlining their goals and hopes for the next decade of space exploration. The latest report has been released.
lens newsNov 4, 2021 at 17:48
This second-generation 50mm F1.4 for Sony E mount cameras improves the optical design and manages to pack it all inside a smaller, more lightweight package.
Nov 4, 2021 at 14:20
Indiegogo and GoFundMe have co-founded the Crowdfunding Trust Alliance. Both organizations have outlined steps to foster better trust in their respective crowdfunding platforms. For its part, Indiegogo will now screen all campaigns.
Nov 4, 2021 at 13:00
The Nikon Z9 offers the kind of features that only a mirrorless camera could provide, yet it's among the most DSLR-like of its peers. In this article, DPReview Reviews Editor Carey Rose explains what this means (and why it's a good thing).
lens newsNov 4, 2021 at 06:00
OM Digital Solutions has just launched the first lens under its new brand, 'OM SYSTEM'. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO is billed as a high-performing, fast and lightweight (247g / 8.7oz) prime lens for Micro Four Thirds.
Panasonic confirms it's still developing its 8K organic CMOS sensor with WDR and 60 fps global shutter recording
Nov 3, 2021 at 19:43
It's been three years since we last saw evidence of this sensor's development, but Panasonic has used the 4K/8K Technology Expo 2021 in Japan to once again highlight its ongoing efforts to make this sensor a reality.
Venus Optics brings 3 Laowa prime lenses, including its wild 24mm F14 Macro Probe lens, to Canon RF and Nikon Z mount cameras
lens newsNov 3, 2021 at 15:49
The three lenses aren't new, but the additional options should make it easier to use these niche lenses on Canon and Nikon's mirrorless camera systems.
Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, is shutting down its Face Recognition system amid privacy concerns
Nov 3, 2021 at 15:06
Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has announced that it is shutting down its Face Recognition system on Facebook. The decision has numerous implications for user privacy, the usability of Facebook and also the social media app's accessibility for visually impaired users.
camera newsNov 2, 2021 at 18:59
In Japan, Epson workers found 30 sealed R-D1s rangefinder cameras in a warehouse. Epson fans can enter a lottery to win the cameras.
lens newsNov 2, 2021 at 17:57
Funleader managed to get its hands on 300 Contax G45 F2 lenses, which it's converted from its native G mount to Leica M mount.
Nov 2, 2021 at 14:57
Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a method for storing huge amounts of data on a silica disc about the size of a traditional CD. The storage technology can store up to 10,000 times more data than a Blu-Ray disc.
Lee’s new Elements filters series offer ‘quick and easy’ on/off action, use fluid mechanics for smooth, silent rotation
Nov 2, 2021 at 13:41
New series of circular filters from Lee to cover Big and Little Stoppers as well as VND and polarizers, all aimed at still and movie photographers
Nov 2, 2021 at 13:00
On the eve of the Z9 launch, we spoke to Naoyuki Murakami, Executive Fellow and Sector Manager of the Development Sector in Nikon's Imaging Business Unit, to learn more about the new camera, and what it means for Nikon's future.
Nov 1, 2021 at 18:30
At first glance, DJI's latest teaser image doesn't reveal much. But, as spotted by DroneDJ, if you look close enough in the shadows, you'll find the text 'Mavic 3.'
Canon cites strong R5, R6 and RF lens sales for its steady Q3 results, despite supply chain constraints
Nov 1, 2021 at 17:57
Canon's year-over-year unit sales numbers are flat for its digital interchangeable lens cameras, but both revenue and operating are up thanks to sales of its EOS R5 and R6 cameras, as well as its growing line of RF lenses.
Nov 1, 2021 at 17:07
These are the winners and finalists for the annual International Photographer Awards
first impressionsNov 1, 2021 at 16:36
As we prepare our full review of Apple's exciting new MacBook Pro, we wanted to share some of our first impressions on the design, usability and, yes, performance of this incredibly impressive laptop.
Nov 1, 2021 at 14:42
Juno has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016. In the last five years, we have learned a lot about the gas giant. Recent observations offer the first three-dimensional look at Jupiter's atmosphere and shed light on the depth of the planet's iconic cycles and bands.
SponsoredNov 1, 2021 at 13:00
Finding the perfect camera to travel with can be challenging. The ideal travel camera should be reliable and versatile enough to handle any shooting situation, while not taking up too much space in your luggage. In this article, we take a look at the Panasonic LUMIX DC-S5 to see if it fits the bill.
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