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

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.

Canikon full-frame mirrorless: What we expected, what we got and where we go from here

Canon and Nikon finally entered the full-frame mirrorless market this summer with the brand-new RF and Z mounts. Now that we've had some time with the cameras, we wanted to revisit our earlier predictions and take stock.

iPhone XS, XS Max and XR cameras: what you need to know

The devices' camera specs look pretty much identical to last year's iPhone X but under the hood a number of important improvements have been made.

Hands-on with new Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 and XF 8-16mm F2.8

The new XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR and XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR are aimed at enthusiasts and professionals, and add considerable versatility to Fujifilm's growing XF lens lineup. We've been taking a look.

Shooting with Nikon's new 500mm F5.6E PF in Kamchatka

Amid all the excitement surrounding the launch of the Nikon Z-series recently, you could be forgiven for missing the official unveiling of Nikon's new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR. In this article, wildlife photographer Roie Galitz shares his impressions.

Fujifilm X-T3: what you need to know

The X-T3 is Fujifilm's newest X-series camera, and potentially represents the largest jump in features and performance that we've seen in a new Fujifilm camera in quite some time. We take a look at its headline features including a new sensor, new processor, new AF system, and some seriously impressive video capabilities.

The Canon EOS R isn't a mirrorless 5D IV, but it's a start

With the dust only just settling after the recent launch of Nikon's Z7, what should you take away from Canon's new full-frame mirrorless ILC? Read on for some initial thoughts, and a closer look at the EOS R's key features.

First impressions: DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom

DJI's Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom drones address two of the most frequent requests from users of the original Mavic Pro: a larger sensor and a zoom lens. We had a chance to go hands on with both models just before launch and share our first impressions.

Hands-on with the new Leica M10-P

'Go unannounced' is the tagline that Leica is using for the new M10-P, which has been introduced alongside the standard M10. We've had a little time with the new camera – take a look at what's new (and what's not).

LensRentals tears down Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 Mark III and Mark II

Never ones to take a press release at face value, Roger Cicala and the team at LensRentals opened up Canon's new EF 70-200mm F2.8 III and compared it to the Mark II, to see whether Canon made any hidden changes.

What you need to know about Nikon's new entry-level D3500

Nikon's D3500 isn't just a very compact and inexpensive DSLR. It's also a camera with great image quality, an easy-to-user interface and battery that can last for days. Let's go hands-on to see how much camera you get for just $499.

Nikon Z6 vs Sony a7 III: Specs and key features compared

Both Nikon and Sony now offer a $2000 mirrorless full-frame camera. Spec-wise, the two have a lot in common, but small differences between them might affect your preference.

Which is better: Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III

Now that Nikon has entered the full-frame mirrorless camera market, the natural question that comes up is how its first model, the Z7, compares to Sony's high resolution king, the a7R III. We take a look at how these two cameras stack up against one another.

What you need to know about DJI's new Mavic 2 series drones

DJI's new Mavic 2 series of drones come in two models: The Mavic 2 Pro features a camera with a large 1-inch type sensor, while the Mavic 2 Zoom includes a camera with a 2x optical zoom lens. We had a chance to go hands-on with both new models to see what's different about them, as well as number of features they have in common.

The Nikon Z system: What we think, where it should go

Most DPReview staff members were lucky enough to get their hands on a Nikon Z7 ahead of launch, so we've had time to form some initial impressions. Here's what we think of the system as it stands now – and where we would like to see Nikon take it in the next couple of years.

Nikon Z7 sample videos
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Nikon's new Z7 mirrorless camera promises to be useful for video work as well as still photography, and includes features such as 4:2:2 10-bit video over HDMI, usable autofocus in video, and improved video processing. We've put together a quick sample reel recorded at Nikon's launch event in New York.

A closer look at Nikon's new Z6 and future Z-mount lenses

The higher resolution Z7 might be getting most of the attention, but Nikon's new Z 6 also has a lot going for it. We're at the launch of the Z system in Tokyo, where we took a closer look at the Z6 and three forthcoming S-line lenses.

Hands-on with Nikon's three Z-series lenses

Nikon's new Z-mount marks a major departure for the company, which (barring the short-lived 1-Series) for almost 60 years has relied on the 1950s-era F-mount for its interchangeable lens cameras. In this article we go hands-on with the first three 'Z' lenses: the 24-70 F4, 35mm F1.8 and 50mm F1.8.

Nikon Z7: what you need to know about Nikon's first mirrorless full-frame ILC

With Nikon's entry into the full-frame mirrorless game, there's an awful lot to take in: a new mount, new lenses, new features and more. Get caught up quick with everything you need to know about the new, high-resolution Nikon Z7 right here.

What's the Nikon Z like with adapted lenses?

The new Z-mount may be the big story for Nikon's new Z6 and Z7 cameras, but there's over 100 million F-mount Nikkor lenses floating around the world. Nikon's FTZ Adapter gives those old lenses a new lease on life, and we've had the chance to give it a go and see how it performs.

What you need to know about Panasonic's LX100 Mark II

Panasonic's LX100 II enthusiast compact adds a higher resolution sensor, touchscreen LCD and Bluetooth to an already great camera. Find out the highlights (and a few lowlights) in this tour of the LX100 II.

Shooting live music with the Panasonic Lumix GX9

On a hot and hazy afternoon, DPR staffer Carey Rose took the Panasonic Lumix GX9 and Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F2.8 lens to a neighborhood music festival to gather some impressions of the autofocus system. Here's what he found.

Micro Four Thirds: 10 years on from the birth of mirrorless

Ten years ago this month Panasonic and Olympus announced a new concept called Micro Four Thirds. We're now on the brink of full-frame mirrorless from at least one major player, so perhaps it's a good time to take a look back at where it all started – and how far we've come.

Five things to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9's camera

We got some quick hands-on time with Samsung's newest, biggest Galaxy smartphone at the company's launch event. Here are the most noteworthy camera features we uncovered.

Hands-on with the Pentax HD FA* 50mm F1.4 (for real this time)

One of the most keenly-awaited lenses for a while, the new Pentax D FA* 50mm F1.4 is finally here, and we've been using it for a few days. In this article, we're updating our initial impressions on the basis of our recent shooting with the K-1 II.

You probably don't know what ISO means – and that's a problem

We all know what ISO means, or do we? The truth is that ISO probably doesn’t mean what you think it does, and it might be holding you back from getting the most out of your camera.

Reader poll results: What would you want from Nikon and Canon full-frame mirrorless?

We asked, and thousands of you responded. When Nikon made its development announcement we turned the microphone over to our readers. Here's what you had to say.

What would you want from a full frame Canon or Nikon mirrorless camera?

Nikon has finally confirmed the age-old rumor that it's going to make a full frame mirrorless camera. It's widely assumed Canon plans to do the same. But what are the things they need to get right? We'd love to hear.

Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH: more fun than a Nissan Versa

Only Leica could have made the Noctilux-M F1.25 75mm ASPH – a manual focus prime lens that weighs more than a kilo and costs as much as a new car. We've been using one for a little while - click through for our take on what it's like to use.

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 added to studio scene comparison

Our technical evaluation of the Panasonic GX9 has included a trip to the studio, where we put its 20MP Four Thirds sensor in front of our standard test scene.

Updated: Which Sony RX100 should you choose?

There have now been seven variants of the Sony RX100 series, and at least six of them are still current models. Confused? Here's an updated look at their differences, and our recommendations among them now that we've tested the Mark VI.

Nikon Coolpix P1000: what you need to know

Nikon's new Coolpix P1000 boasts an extraordinary zoom range and a suite of powerful stills and video features in a (relatively) compact body. We're taking a detailed look at this powerful compact's key features.

How to photograph fireworks
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For folks in the U.S., July 4th represents an opportunity to capture the night sky all dressed up for summer's biggest party. Whether you're photographing fireworks for the first time or looking for some new techniques to try, we have a few pointers that might help.

First Impressions: Sony FE 400 F2.8 GM OSS

Read our first impressions of Sony's new pro-level 400mm F2.8, from the sidelines of a professional soccer match.

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