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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First impressions of the Sony 50mm F1.2 GM

Good news for E-mount shooters: While the Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA optic was impressive, the new Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM appears to exceed it in nearly every respect. Click through for a closer look.

Analysis: New Sony a1 sensor offers class-leading dynamic range, along with high-speed and high-resolution

We're still working through our full range of tests on the new Sony a1, but with the lab portion complete, we've discovered that despite its extra resolution, the a1's sensor displays a marked improvement over the first-generation full-frame stacked CMOS seen in the a9 and a9 II.

Sony's $2500 Xperia Pro is half 5G phone, half 4K HDR monitor/live-streaming device

Sony's latest smart device, the Xperia Pro, doubles as a 5G smartphone, the world's first portable, affordable external 4K HDR OLED monitor for HDR productions, and an all-in-one 5G live streaming and file transfer solution when paired with supported cameras.

Hands-on with new Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM

It's been a long time coming, but Sony has finally announced a G Master series 35mm lens for its full-frame mirrorless system. This compact alternative to the Zeiss version has some impressive spec: click through to learn more.

Apple iPhone 12 sample gallery

Apple's announced its iPhone 12 lineup, and we've gotten our hands on the base model. We'll admit - viewing the photos in a web browser doesn't have the impact of viewing them on the latest iPhone HDR displays - but the results are impressive nonetheless.

Google's ex-lead of computational photography Marc Levoy to build new imaging experiences at Adobe

Marc Levoy, previously Distinguished Engineer at Google who spearheaded many of the efforts that made the Pixel smartphone cameras best-in-class, has recently joined Adobe as VP and Fellow to lead company-wide efforts focused on computational photography.

A near-perfect optic: Sony 20mm F1.8 G sample images and analysis

Sony just launched its newest fast aperture wide-angle prime for its full-frame Alpha lineup, and we've been shooting planes, people and felines with it over the past few days. Read our initial impressions and check out our sample gallery. Spoiler alert: it's a near perfect optic.

Sony's speedy Xperia 1 Mark II shoots 20 fps with AF/AE technologies borrowed from the a9

Sony is updating its flagship Xperia 1 smartphone with faster burst shooting, a bigger sensor in its standard camera and a time-of-flight sensor. And thanks to popular demand, the 3.5mm headphone jack is back.

Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM review

Since the launch of the EOS R line in 2018, Canon has mostly concentrated its attentions on high-end RF lenses. The RF 85mm F1.2L IS USM is among the very best.

Gear of the Year 2019 - Rishi's choice: Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM

Here's the lens that got Science Editor Rishi Sanyal to finally step away from his obsession with wide-angle portraits: the Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM.