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Photography gift ideas for $250 and over

There are plenty of ways to spend well over $250 on photography gear, but we've picked out some standout accessories that are sure to wow the photographer on your shopping list.

Photography gift ideas from $50 to 250

If you're looking for a photography gift that's a bit more substantial than a stocking stuffer, we've got some suggestions that should fit the bill.

Photography gift ideas for under $50

Shopping for a photographer? We've got some gift ideas for all budget sizes, but here you'll find our budget-friendliest suggestions – just right for stockings.

Panasonic LX100 II: solid image quality in studio and real-world shooting

We've been shooting with the LX100 II both in and out of the studio, as part of our ongoing review. We're pretty impressed, so far, with the revised JPEG color and addition of a touchscreen both noticeable improvements.

iPhone Xs: How does the variable bokeh effect compare to a real lens?

We take a head-to-head look at the Apple iPhone Xs's bokeh effect versus a 58mm Nikkor lens on full-frame. The results? Well, we're pretty impressed.

Have your say! 2018 Readers' Choice Awards open for voting

It's that time again! This is your opportunity to make your voice heard by voting for your favorite photography products of the year. Polls are currently open in six categories but don't deliberate too long – they close December 17th.

Have your say: Best compact / fixed-lens camera of 2018

The compact cameras released in 2018 vary greatly in size, weight and specification. But only one can be declared the winner. Have your pick!

Have your say: Best entry-level ILC of 2018

The entry-level segment isn't as crowded as it once was, still this year brought about a nice crop of capable, affordable cameras. But which is the best of 2018?

Have your say: Best prime lens of 2018

Based on reader interest and preferences, we've rounded up a total of twenty prime lenses that were released in 2018 for your consideration in this poll. Vote now for your favorite!

Have your say: Best zoom lens of 2018

The end of the year is almost upon us, and as usual, 2018 saw plenty of new lenses released, including several excellent zooms. We've used a lot of them, but we want to hear from you - what were your favorite zoom lenses of 2018?

Have your say: Best mid-range ILC of 2018

This year saw several cameras released in the mid-range ILC class, from full-frame DSLRs to super-compact APS-C mirrorless models. Click through this article for a reminder of the key mid-range ILCs released in 2018, and don't forget to vote for your favorites.

Have your say: Best high-end ILC of 2018

It's time to vote for your favorite cameras and lenses in our year-end Readers' Choice Awards! For this batch, we've rounded up the best high-end interchangeable lens cameras for enthusiasts and pros released in 2018. Vote for your favorite in our poll.

Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2018

This year, plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors. As 2018 winds down, we're highlighting some of our standout products of the year. Check out the winners of the 2018 DPReview Awards!

DPReview Buying Guide: Best compacts, drones and phones

These days, getting great images doesn't have to mean buying a large, heavy interchangeable lens camera. In these buying guides, we're offering our recommendations for the best compact cameras, camera drones and smartphones.

DPReview Buying Guide: Best lenses for Canon, Nikon and Sony

New this year, we've added lens recommendations to our range of buying guides. Take a look through this guide for our advice on the best lenses to pair with Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras.

DPReview recommends: Best digital cameras and lenses

We test and try a lot of digital cameras and lenses here at DPReview, and with holiday season finally here, we've been updating our range of buying guides. Click through for our recommendations.

DPReview Buying Guide: Best cameras by use-case

It's almost the end of the year, and we've been updating our range of buying guides. Here, you'll find our current recommendations for the best cameras for all kinds of photography, from portraiture to sports.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: $50-250

With so many accessories, bags, lenses and so on, shopping for a photographer can be daunting whether you are one yourself or not. If you're looking for something nice without going totally overboard, we've got you covered in this guide.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: over $250

With so many accessories, bags, lenses and so on, shopping for a photographer can be daunting whether you are one yourself or not. If you're really looking for something special, we've got some recommendations here.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: under $50

With so many accessories, bags, lenses and so on, shopping for a photographer can be daunting whether you are one yourself or not. We've got you covered – here are our recommendations if you're looking for a little something that won't break the bank.

Photography gifts for every budget: 2018 edition

With so many accessories, bags, lenses and so on to choose from, shopping for a photographer can be daunting. But we're here to help: From stocking stuffers to, well, entire cameras, we've got you covered - at every budget.

DPReview Buying Guides: Best cameras by budget

It's that time of year again, when retailers discount their wares to encourage us to upgrade everything from our clothing to appliances to cameras. In this selection of buying guides, you'll find our current recommendations for the best cameras from under $500 to $2000+.

Nikon Z6 4K video footage outshines Z7, is similar to Sony a7 III

The Nikon Z6's oversampled 4K video impresses in both our studio scene and real world shooting. See for yourself.

Insta360 One X hands-on review

The Insta360 One X is the company's latest consumer 360-degree camera, supporting 5.7K video, including excellent image stabilization, as well as 18MP photos. And, in our experience, it's a really fun camera to use.

Almost human: photographing critically endangered mountain gorillas

After years focused primarily on landscapes, Erez Marom leapt on an opportunity to return to his roots in wildlife photography. A trip to the mountains of Uganda photographing endangered mountain gorillas yielded some stunning photos – and an experience of a lifetime.

Fujifilm X-T3 is three-time winner in our updated buying guides

We've updated our camera buying guides, and the Fujifilm X-T3 was selected as a top choice in three different categories.

Nikon Z6 image quality and dynamic range impress, but not without caveats

The Nikon Z6, paired with the new Nikkor Z 50mm F1.8S produces the sort of result you'd expect from a baby Z7. The lens is consistent across the frame and the sensor looks good but, like the Z7, the PDAF stripes aren't perfectly corrected so can occasionally become visible.

Hands-on with the Red Hydrogen One

It's big, heavy, expensive and it gave us a headache. Red's Hydrogen One is an interesting concept but its main selling point – capturing and displaying 3D content – completely misses the mark.

Five ways the Canon EOS R could be improved (hint: it's all about the operation)

The Canon EOS R is a powerful mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with some neat features up its sleeve, but no product is perfect. Here are five ways we think that Canon could improve the EOS R, without redesigning the hardware.

Our favorite images from 2018's Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners

Marsel van Oosten's portrait of two golden snub-nosed monkeys took this year's top prize in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

The essential pro feature that no mirrorless camera offers

The inability of mirrorless cameras to fire flash AF illuminators means they can't compete with DSLRs for critical shooting in low light. Manufacturers need to find a solution.

Five ways the Nikon Z7 could be improved (hint: four of them involve AF)

In many respects the Nikon Z7 is a seriously impressive camera. But as our review nears completion we've identified a number of ways in which we think it could be improved significantly – and they primarily relate to autofocus.

Canon EOS R image quality: it's all in the details

Although Raw performance of the EOS R is very similar to the 5D Mark IV, Canon's done some tweaking on the JPEGs - take a look at our studio scene to see for yourself.

Photokina 2018: hands-on with the Leica S3

We got some hands-on time with Leica's new S3 medium format camera, which boasts a new higher-res sensor as well as other improvements.

5 ways Google Pixel 3 camera pushes the boundaries of computational photography

At a time when manufacturers are adding triple and even quad-cameras to their flagship smartphones, Google is sticking with one main camera. But given the sophistication of the company's computational efforts, we think it's the right approach for now.

Fujifilm X-T3 image quality: very competitive at low ISO

The Fujifilm X-T3 exhibits very good image quality overall, with excellent detail and color at low ISOs. Further analysis of the high ISO performance confirms it falls behind its predecessor, though.

The iPhone XS is a leap forward in computational photography

While the iPhone XS's camera hardware is slightly different to the iPhone X's, the most important changes are in the software. Our first tests of Smart HDR mode and the updated Portrait Mode are quite promising.

Hands-on with the new Laowa lens collection

Venus Optics launched eight new lenses under the Laowa brand name at the Photokina show this year. We paid a visit to the stand to get a closer look.

Photokina 2018: Hands-on with Tokina's Opera 50mm F1.4 premium full-frame lens

The Opera designation is reserved for Tokina's most premium lenses, built for high resolution full-frame DSLRs. The 50mm F1.4 is the first in this lineup to come into production – take a closer look.

Photokina 2018: hands-on with eight stylish new bags

We saw new gear from Lowepro, Think Tank, Peak Design, ONA, Tamrac and more. Perhaps it's about time you upgraded your pack?

Photokina 2018: Hands-on with new Voigtländer M and E-mount prime lenses

Voigtländer is one of the oldest names in photography. These days licensed by Japanese lensmaker Cosina, the Voigtländer brand is still going strong. We're at Photokina, where we got our hands on the company's newest lenses.

Photokina 2018: Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix S1R

One of the most interesting announcements at this year's Photokina show in Germany was the Panasonic / Leica / Sigma L-mount partnership. Earlier today we were lucky enough to get access to a prototype Panasonic S1R. Click through for a closer look.

What you need to know about the Fujifilm GFX 50R

Much of the Fujifilm GFX 50R is very familiar, but its smaller size and redesigned controls serve to make the 50R handle very differently from its elder sibling. Here's a detailed look at what's different – and what isn't.

Photokina 2018: Hands-on with Sigma's new Global Vision lenses

Sigma took the wraps off five new lenses at Photokina this year, and we were there to see (and handle) them for ourselves. Click through for more information, and some early first impressions.

Photokina 2018: First look at new Ricoh GR III

Ricoh has announced the development of a third model in its popular GR lineup: The forthcoming GR III will feature an updated sensor and redesigned lens. We're at Photokina, where we took a quick look earlier at an early sample, behind glass.

From F to Z: we tour Nikon's Sendai factory

Nikon's Sendai factory in the Tōhoku region North of Japan has been churning out cameras and lenses since 1971. We had the opportunity recently to visit Sendai during events to mark the launch of Nikon's new Z mount.

Hands-on with the Sony 24mm F1.4 G Master

The Sony 24mm F1.4 is the latest lens to join the company's premium G Master lineup. We've been shooting with one for a couple of days - here's what you need to know.

Fujifilm X-T3 added to studio test scene comparison

The X-T3 is our first opportunity to analyze what's likely to be Fujifilm's next generation image sensor. Take a look at how it performs next to the competition in our studio test scene.

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