Sony has announced major firmware updates for the a7R III, a7 III and a9. All three cameras gain improved Eye-AF, the ability to recognize and focus on animals' eyes, and timelapse capability. The a9 gets more sophisticated subject tracking.
Richard graduated as a scientist but had a lot more fun writing and shooting for his university magazine. A number of years spent variously as a reporter, writer and editor on science and engineering titles combined his knowledge of science with his interest in images and words. But it was spotting the connections between emission spectra, white balance and all the nonsense he'd taught himself playing around in Photoshop that helped kindle an interest in digital photography. Searching for a camera led to him discovering DPReview and Richard was recruited by Phil Askey in 2007. He's been combining his love of photography, communication and attention to detail (pedantry?) ever since.
He has unusually strong opinions about lenses for the APS-C format.
Dec 25, 2018 at 08:50
Sigma has released 'Sigma X3F Plug-in for Photoshop', a Raw conversion plugin for processing files from its Foveon Merrill and Quattro sensors.
Dec 21, 2018 at 14:00
Technical Editor Richard Butler's pick helped him capture his favorite images of the past 12 months: all 17,100 of them. Specifically, two series of 8MP images. Shot at a rate of 23.97 frames per second.
Dec 20, 2018 at 14:00
We've never taken sides in the row over whether image stabilization should be provided in-body or in the lens, but we'll now list the absence of in-body stabilization as a Con in our camera reviews. Here's why.
Dec 17, 2018 at 14:00
Sony had the full-frame mirrorless market to itself for nearly five years, but it's no longer alone – the Nikon Z6 and Canon EOS R have both arrived priced to compete with the a7 III. We take a head to head to head look at these three cameras.
Dec 7, 2018 at 16:04
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.
mobileDec 4, 2018 at 14:00
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.
Nov 27, 2018 at 19:01
A rumored sensor from Sony that hints at 32MP stills and 8K video could underpin an a7S III, but Richard Butler wonders whether that 8K spec might be a red herring.
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