Staff Profile

Rishi Sanyal
Rishi Sanyal
Science Editor

Although I'm a scientist by training, having recently completed my Ph.D in biophysics, photography has always been a huge passion of mine. It's been an incredible opportunity to meld these two interests together here at DPReview!

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Google brings its impressive camera tech to new mid-range 3A, 3A XL smartphones

Google's new mid-range phones bring some of the impressive camera tech from the Pixel 3 and 3 XL into more affordable devices.

Hands-on with the Sony 135mm F1.8 GM

Sony's FE 135mm F1.8 GM is a fast-focusing, fast-aperture telephoto prime that will be a welcome option for wedding, event, portrait and sports shooters. Click through to learn about its optical design, autofocus features, and handling.

Sony announces FE 135mm F1.8 G Master lens

Sony has announced its FE 135mm F1.8 G Master lens, a fast telephoto prime designed for portrait, wedding and sports photographers. The lens sports four linear motors for fast and quiet AF, an 11-blade aperture and a new 'XA' element to control spherical aberration and produce 'exquisite' bokeh.

Samsung unveils Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus with triple-camera; budget-friendlier S10e with dual cam

At its Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S10 and S10+ with a triple rear-camera array, as well as a more basic S10e model with a dual main camera unit. As expected, the S10 series' display is the center of attention with a hole-punch style front-facing camera embedded in the screen.

Sony's 'Real-time tracking' is a big leap forward for autofocus

Sony's new 'Real-time tracking' AF system promises much improved subject tracking performance, using machine-learning, pattern recognition and much more. Here's what's changed – and how it actually performs.

Google's Night Sight allows for photography in near darkness

Google has published a post, explaining the technologies behind its new Night Sight feature in detail, on the company's Research blog.

Nikon Z7 Review
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No Nikon camera we've tested to date balances stills and video capture as well as the Nikon Z7. Though autofocus is less reliable than the D850, Nikon's first full-frame mirrorless gets enough right to earn our recommendation.

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.

How Google developed the Pixel 3's Super Res Zoom technology

Google's Super Res Zoom technology uses pixel-shifting methods to achieve zoom results comparable to some optical solutions. Google has published an in-depth explanation on its AI blog.

Video interview: tech deep dive with Google Pixel 3 camera team

We sat down with the Google Pixel camera team to learn about key new camera features on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, and an explanation of the sophisticated software advancements that power them.