Alex and Kathryn are photographers, friends and Tokyo residents who love exploring Japan's hidden cultural treasures. They each brought a Canon EOS M50 on a recent trip starting in bustling Tokyo and ending in the peaceful riverside town of Gujo Hachiman.
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Aug 11, 2018 at 13:00
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.
mobileAug 9, 2018 at 21:27
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.
Aug 9, 2018 at 13:00
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.
Aug 6, 2018 at 13:00
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.
Jul 31, 2018 at 13:00
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.
Jul 25, 2018 at 13:00
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.
Jul 23, 2018 at 13:00
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.
Jul 20, 2018 at 13:00
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.
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.
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.
Jun 25, 2018 at 13:00
The launch of the RX100 VI, with its 24-200mm equiv. zoom, sees Sony enter the large sensor travel zoom market. This puts it squarely into competition with the much less expensive Panasonic TZ / ZS100 and 200. How do the three compare?
Jun 23, 2018 at 13:00
Greenland in winter is not for the faint of heart, but it's highly rewarding to those who can manage the conditions. In this final installment of his series, Erez Marom tells us how he made the most of getting stuck in the snow, and why it's worth the cost to charter a sailing into Disko Bay.
Jun 18, 2018 at 12:00
Rugged, waterproof compact cameras are tough enough to survive even the most action-packed vacation, but they're not the only choice for capturing those great memories. Photographer Josh Root takes us through the options.
Jun 12, 2018 at 13:00
Someone finally made a 1"-sensor compact with a fixed prime lens that can take great photos, but it's aimed at Scuba enthusiasts more so than land-based photographers and has a few operational quirks.
Jun 2, 2018 at 13:00
A longtime amateur photographer, Ze’ev Kirshenboim shares his story of learning to photograph the colorful – and sometimes dangerous – underwater world.
Jun 1, 2018 at 14:01
After noting errors in our K-1 Mark II studio scene, we've re-shot both that camera and its predecessor. DPReview's Reviews Editor, Carey Rose, has the background on what happened.
SponsoredMay 29, 2018 at 14:00
Wildlife photographer Jake Davis showed us around Yellowstone during the park's quiet season before summer, capturing the local residents with the Panasonic Lumix G9.
We've seen huge breakthroughs in the computational photography techniques in the latest smartphones, as well as the launch of some excellent small sensors in more traditional cameras. Does that mean that bigger is no longer necessarily better?
mobileMay 23, 2018 at 13:00
We've been messing around with Apollo, an iOS app that allows you to add 3D lighting effects to images using depth information, and have to say we're impressed with what it's capable of – but that doesn't mean we don't have a few requests for the next version.
May 21, 2018 at 15:43
From 2015 to 2017, filmmaker Macgregor and his crew spend many months traveling back and forth on the famed Mauritanian Railway—the so-called 'Backbone of the Sahara—to document the grueling journey endured by merchants who regularly travel atop this train. This beautifully-executed short doc is the result.
videoMay 18, 2018 at 17:39
LA-based director and cinematographer Phil Holland of PHFX recently joined forces with Gotham Film Works to create something out-of-this-world. Using a special aerial camera array, Holland shot a flyover of New York City using not one, not two, but three 8K RED Weapon Monstro VistaVision cameras.
May 15, 2018 at 13:00
If it feels like we've been writing a lot about Sony recently, you haven't been imagining things: we've been writing about its products and technologies quite a bit. Here's why.
mobileMay 8, 2018 at 13:00
The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is one of the first smartphones to feature a dual aperture camera. In our initial testing we found it to be somewhat useful, if a bit on the gimmicky side.
May 4, 2018 at 13:00
Still brainstorming a gift for Mom? We've got some ideas of pictures you can take – or gather – to have ready in time for a Mother’s Day gift that means as much as she does.
Apr 30, 2018 at 13:00
Nikon is one of the few remaining companies that makes most of its optical glass in-house, through the wholly owned subsidiary Hikari Glass. We were invited to Japan last month to see the entire process from start to finish.
sample galleryApr 26, 2018 at 13:56
When you're traveling with kids, it's not always practical to bring all of the camera gear you'd like to take. That's why DPR's Wenmei Hill packed the Panasonic ZS200 on a recent theme park trip.
Apr 25, 2018 at 13:00
The Pentax K-1 II features a hand-held Pixel Shift mode that creates a 'super resolution' image. Here's how to create a better-looking one in Photoshop using four files.
Apr 24, 2018 at 13:00
In 2009, photographer Michael Benanav joined a family from the nomadic Van Gujjar tribe on their annual journey from the lowland jungles of the Shivalik Hills to the alpine meadows of the Himalayas. This is the story behind the images he captured.
Apr 23, 2018 at 18:26
This hacked Polaroid Sonar Autofocus 5000 puts a digital spin on instant photography, but not in the way you're used to seeing. It's one of the most ambitious and well-executed DIY camera projects we've seen.
Apr 21, 2018 at 14:00
In Part 1 of his series on photographing Greenland in winter, landscape photographer Erez Marom shares the freezing details of his arrival on the town of Uummannaq where the temperature was -25°C. Still, he went out shooting.
Apr 9, 2018 at 13:00
The Pentax K-1 II has a new Pixel Shift mode that can be used hand-held. We compared it to traditional tripod-mounted Pixel Shift and standard non-Pixel Shift shots to see how it stacks up.
mobileApr 4, 2018 at 13:00
A few days testing Huawei's new flagship device has us convinced that it's the most advanced smartphone camera to date.
Inside Canon's new EOS M50 lies a new Raw format dubbed CR3, and with it, an option to record compact C-Raw files that are 30-40% smaller than their losslessly compressed CR2 equivalents. But what – if any – impact does that have on image quality for everyday shooting? Let's find out.
Mar 17, 2018 at 14:00
On paper, the Sony a7 III is a tempting option for photographers who've been considering a switch to full-frame mirrorless. But how does its image quality stack up? We compare it to the Mark II and a few of its other peers.
Mar 17, 2018 at 14:00
Erez Marom shares the details behind this beautiful aurora photograph, captured on Haukland Beach in the Lofoten Islands, Arctic Norway, on a moonless evening.
Mar 15, 2018 at 16:57
How do you shoot macro photography on an 18x24cm large format wet plate camera? You 'connect' two large format cameras together! That's how wet plate photographer Markus Hofstaetter did it, and you can read about the whole process in this article.
Mar 15, 2018 at 15:03
Motorsports photojournalist Jamey Price recently flew to Canada with Lamborghini for the car company's Winter Accademia 2018, where clients get to drive the latest Lamborghini supercars on snow and ice. Yes... it is exactly as awesome as it sounds.
Photographer Drew Hopper share the story behind this photo, which was captured on the streets of Hoi An, Vietnam. For Drew, the best way to capture the bustle of Hoi An's streets was to lean into it, pulling movement into his street photography.
Mar 7, 2018 at 16:00
After being accused of stealing one another's photo, Ron Risman and Eric Gendron, both from New England, learned that they had captured the exact same millisecond in time, from the same location, using different cameras, to create virtually identical images.
Mar 6, 2018 at 22:30
Photographer Benjamin Von Wong recently teamed up with computer manufacturer Dell to try and make recycling "cool." Together, they took about two tons of electronic waste, and used it to build three futuristic scenes that show how e-waste can be used to power the future of tech
Sony's a7 III mirrorless camera includes many features from its more advanced a9 and a7R III siblings, but at a more aggressive price point. Here's a quick hands-on tour of some of the most notable upgrades and improvements to Sony's 'basic' full frame model.
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