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Throwback Thursday: the ups and downs of running DCResource

It's been twenty years since Jeff Keller founded the Digital Camera Resource Page, one of the first websites dedicated to digital photography. Jeff, who has been at DPReview for nearly five years, looks back at the rise and fall of consumer digital cameras and his website.

Designer imagines the perfect keyboard for Adobe software

Designer Vinicius Araújo has imagined what he believes the perfect Adobe software keyboard might look like. From customizable touch pads, to a scroll wheel, to a little display that shows the tool in use, his design is pretty compelling.

2017 Buying Guides: Best cameras for every kind of photographer

There's never been a better time to shop for a new camera, but the number of options available can be overwhelming. In this series of buying guides we've provided customized recommendations for several use cases, from shooting landscapes to buying a first camera for a student photographer.

2017 Buying Guides: Best cameras for any budget

Shopping for a camera with a set budget? No problem! We've rounded up our favorite cameras, broken them into price brackets and picked the best of the bunch.

2017 Buying Guides: Best compacts, drones and phones

Looking for a lightweight compact camera that's easy to bring with you anywhere? Or maybe you're smartphone-shopping and want the one that takes the best picture. And what if you want to shoot from above? In these buyers guides we have recommendations for the best compact cameras, smartphones and drones.

The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been

While it shares a name with one of Leica's most popular and affordable cameras of the 1970s, the new CL is separated from its namesake by more than just years. We've been using one for a few days - click through for a detailed first-impressions report.

Treat yourself 2017: the ultimate holiday gift guide for that special person (you)

The holidays are coming, but your gear isn't cutting it? It's time to treat yourself!

Retrographic: The world's most iconic black & white images brought to life in color

See some of the most iconic black-and-white photographs throughout history brought to life by a community of colorization enthusiasts and professional retouchers in the new book Retrographic.

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: under $50

Shopping for a photographer? Whether you are one yourself or not, chances are you could use some ideas. We've compiled a list of stocking stuffers that will please a wide range of photographers, and for under $50 you'll have some cash leftover for a few candy canes, too.

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: $50-200

Shopping for a photographer? If you're looking for something more than a stocking stuffer but not quite a blockbuster gift, one of the items on this list should provide plenty of cheer.

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Over $200

If you're looking for something that will really impress and you have a generous budget, we think any of these gifts will put a smile on a photographer's face.

Photography gifts for every budget

Shopping for a photographer? Whether you are one yourself or not, chances are you could use some ideas. From stocking stuffers on up, we've got some photography gift suggestions for every budget.

Photo story of the week: A spectacular wedding shoot in Norway

Read the story behind this gorgeous wedding photo captured at Trolltunga in Norway by husband and wife duo Priscila Valentina Photography. The 14 hour hike in the rain that preceded this shot was TOTALLY worth it.

Behind the scenes: Shooting a cinematic short film with the iPhone X

Go behind the scenes with filmmaker Nick Arcivos, who recently created a beautiful cinematic short film in Paris using only the iPhone X, a couple of gimbals, and a few lights. The results are very impressive.

Is the future of beginner photography a bright orange camera with no buttons?

A Bay Area startup offering a pay-by-the-photo camera service cleverly addresses the pain points photographers experience when they pick up their first DSLR. But can it survive the smartphone?

These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy now

It's been a big year for software innovations, dual cameras and huge displays. Take a look at our picks for the top smartphone cameras and why we think they stand out.

Surface Beast: A photographer's review of the Microsoft Surface Book 2

Advertising photographer Blair Bunting got his hands on the new Microsoft Surface Book 2, and it blew him away. Bye bye MacBook Pro...

Gear of the Year 2017 - Allison's choice: Google's HDR+ mode

They say seeing is believing, and that's exactly what happened when one DPR staffer took the Google Pixel 2 out for an afternoon shooting under challenging conditions.

Shooting an Olympic sailor in action using remote high speed sync

Photographer Terry McDonagh takes us behind the scenes for a wet and windy photo shoot with Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy.

Photo story of the week: Sunrise in Burren National Park

This week's photo story features a gorgeous sunrise shot captured in Burren National Park in Ireland. Cliché? Maybe, says photographer Nicolas Alexander Otto, but it was totally worth it.

Real-world test: Long exposures with Panasonic G9's high-res mode

Panasonic's new flagship G9 comes with a new high-resolution mode that blends eight exposures into an 80MP image. It's supposedly not meant for use with any moving subjects, but we thought we'd see if we could make it work.

Gear of the Year 2017 - Barney's choice (part 1): Leica M10

As 2017 winds down (yeah, we're shocked too) it's a great time to reflect on the past year. Over the coming week's we'll revisit some personal favorite cameras and lenses that we encountered this year, and what made them stand out.

Photo story of the week: Fire and Ice

Landscape photographer Erez Marom shares the short story behind this gorgeous 2AM sunrise shot, captured on Disco Bay in Greenland.

Shooting the Presidents Cup with the Sony a9

Believe it or not, sports and live music photography have a lot in common – your reaction time as a photographer is crucial. Veteran music photographer Jeanette D. Moses gave the Sony a9 a try at a pro golf tournament recently – and was very impressed with the results.

Behind the scenes: Capturing creepy Halloween wet plate portraits

Photographer Markus Hofstaetter decided to celebrate Halloween with a few creepy wet plate collodion portraits. Watch him work, see the final product, and read some behind-the-scenes tidbits about the entire process.

Photo story of the week: I Am Legend

Read the story behind this beautiful portrait of a hiker standing against a foggy landscape in the forest on the isle of Yakushima.

Hands-on with new Fujifilm X and GF lenses

We're at the Photo Plus Expo show in New York, where Fujifilm is showing off its new XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR and GF 45mm F2.8 R WR prime lenses. Click through for a closer look.

Hands-on with the impressively small Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

Canon's new PowerShot G1 X Mark III combines a 24MP APS-C sensor and hybrid autofocus system in an impressively compact body. Canon has been showing it to us at the Photo Plus Expo show in New York.

Hands-on with the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 and 45mm F1.2 Pro lenses

We take a hands-on look at the new 17mm F1.2 Pro and 45mm F1.2 Pro lenses from Olympus, a pair of fast primes that promise excellent optical performance and beautiful bokeh in a compact, lightweight package.

The D850 is Nikon's best video camera yet, but it's not ideal for video novices

With features like full-sensor-width 4K recording, Nikon has made its most video-friendly DSLR to date in the D850. That said, there's a difference between offering a feature and implementing it well.

Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V

If you're set on investing in a seriously capable compact, no doubt these two cameras will be on your list. Here's how they square up.

Throwback Thursday: the Samsung NX1 is still impressive three years later

Introduced just three years ago, the Samsung NX1 was both a technological tour-de-force and a great camera to use, earning one of the highest scores we've ever awarded and winning our 2015 Innovation Award. But its short-lived run in the photo world leaves us wondering what could have been.

Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy?

With the arrival of the PowerShot G1 X III, there are now seven Canon cameras built around the 24MP Dual Pixel sensor and Digic 7 processor. We take a look at the differences and what might prompt you to choose one over the others.

Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany

Leica is one of the oldest names in photography, and has long been one of the most prestigious. Recently, we had the opportunity to visit Wetzlar, to see for ourselves how Leica's lenses are put together.

What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III

It's not often that we see a genuinely interesting compact camera, and the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is one such beast. We've pulled out the top features of the camera and tell you why they matter – and put the Mark III up against the competition.

HDR is enabled by default on the iPhone 8 Plus, and that's a really good thing

Apple's HDR effect in the iPhone 8 Plus is on by default and more aggressive than in previous generations. It's also good enough to convince DPR contributor Jeff Carlson to leave it on all the time.

Photo story of the week: Dubai draped in fog

Travel photographer Elia Locardi tells the story behind this gorgeous (and rare) panorama of the Dubai cityscape draped in fog.

The Yashica digiFilm Y35 exemplifies everything wrong with retro styling

Yashica recently released the digiFilm Y35: a camera that tries to simulate the "experience" of shooting film... and it's just the worst.

Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80

Photographer Micael Widell wanted to see just how affordable it could possibly be to get into digital photography—so he bought a full DSLR kit with battery grip and 50mm lens on eBay for just $80.

DJI is now a camera company, and we should probably pay attention

This week in Hollywood, DJI introduced its new Zenmuse X7 camera, a Super 35 format cinema camera of its own design that can also capture 24MP still images in APS-C format. Is it time to start thinking of DJI as a camera company?

The magic of ultraviolet nature and macro photography

Ultraviolet photography is something that relatively few photographers explore, but it’s a fascinating realm to explore with less of an investment in equipment than most people think.

The camera I almost bought (again and again): The Canon PowerShot G5

After almost fifteen years of nearly buying one, Barney recently found a working Canon PowerShot G5 in his local thrift shop. It must be Throwback Thursday.

Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital

Crowdfunded projects have repeatedly promised to convert old 35mm film cameras to digital. "Not going to happen" says our resident pessimist, Richard. A roll of the revived Ektachrome will come sooner than a useable digital conversion.

Photo story of the week: A heartbreaking photo of a bear in a landfill

Read the story behind this tragic photo of a lone bear, sitting perfectly still, surrounded by trash at a landfill in Canada. "It took me a very long time to process this photograph after," says photographer Troy Moth, "and I’m still not sure how I feel about it."

Taking the Canon 28mm F2.8 IS USM to Big Sur, California

It’s not Canon’s most affordable full-frame lens, but the 28mm F2.8 is a handy little stabilized prime that DPR staffer Carey Rose came to appreciate on a recent trip to California's gorgeous coast.

From the sidelines to the driver's seat: A photographer's evolution

One of the most amazing things about photography, is how your camera has the ability to open doors and put you right in the middle of the action. Ken Sklute has experienced this many times in his career—here are just three of those stories.

Throwback Thursday: Google Nexus One

Yesterday Google introduced their latest and greatest smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. It's easy to forget that the company has been designing phones for over seven years, starting with 2010's Nexus One.

Behind the scenes: Ben Von Wong dangled everyday athletes off a skyscraper for Nike

When Nike sent photographer Ben Von Wong a challenge in the mail, he didn't write back with some half-hearted idea... he decided to hang 'everyday athletes' off a skyscraper instead.

6 things we want to see in the Google Pixel 2

A year after its release the Google Pixel is still one of the best smartphone cameras money can buy, but that doesn't mean it's perfect. With a Pixel 2 announcement imminent, here are a few things we're hoping to see in the next generation Google flagship phone.

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