The Nikon Z is a brave and important step for Nikon and, while it might not have got everything right first time, it shows enough promise to encourage existing users to commit themselves to the system. However, to deliver the system's full potential, Nikon needs to continue being brave, according to our own Richard Butler.
Articles tagged "opinion"
Aug 24, 2018 at 13:00
Most DPReview staff members were lucky enough to get their hands on a Nikon Z7 ahead of launch, so we've had time to form some initial impressions. Here's what we think of the system as it stands now – and where we would like to see Nikon take it in the next couple of years.
May 22, 2018 at 13:00
If Canon and Nikon do get into high-end mirrorless, it's almost certain that they'll do everything they can to maintain compatibility with their existing mounts. But, asks Richard Butler, wouldn't it be more interesting if they built a small, niche system to live alongside their existing DSLRs?
Apr 15, 2018 at 13:00
For a few years now we've been recommending the Nikon D750 to enthusiasts and semi professionals needing the most reliable camera for the money. But it might finally be time to change that recommendation...
mobileApr 14, 2018 at 13:00
Just because a phone has the current 'best camera' doesn't mean it'll be the best for you. The differences between the top 3 smartphones are slim at this point – you won't notice camera shortcomings as much as you'll notice that you hate your operating system.
camera newsFeb 26, 2018 at 20:32
Canon Europe has launched the EOS 4000D, a still more cut-down version of the EOS 2000D/T7. The entry-level model will launch for around £330/€380 body only, which is the lowest launch price of any DSLR we can remember.
Feb 26, 2018 at 04:00
It's not often that a new flashgun will get us really excited, but the Canon 470EX-AI isn't your ordinary flashgun. Here's why we think it's worth a look, particularly for photographers who haven't yet taken the plunge into artificial lighting.
Feb 19, 2018 at 14:00
There was a time when Fujifilm mirrorless camera users may have felt the need to go to another system to shoot video. Thanks to a new camera and a couple of lenses, they suddenly have some sweet options.
Feb 5, 2018 at 16:52
In this video, photographer Zack Arias takes on Unsplash—the royalty free photo sharing site—diving into some of the little-talked-about problems with this 'business model' and the photo industry's 'race to the bottom.'
Jan 20, 2018 at 00:00
After four years giving away many of his photos for free on Unsplash, photographer Samuel Zeller shares some thoughts on social networking for photographers, the rise and fall of Instagram, and how he's trying to stay ahead of the game.
Jan 12, 2018 at 17:09
A lot of people still have positive associations with the Kodak brand and its iconic logos, but it’s worth clearing something up: not everything with the Kodak name on it has much connection to a bunch of clever people in Rochester, New York.
Oct 15, 2017 at 13:00
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.
Oct 13, 2017 at 16:57
Yashica recently released the digiFilm Y35: a camera that tries to simulate the "experience" of shooting film... and it's just the worst.
Oct 13, 2017 at 12:00
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?
Sep 13, 2017 at 15:44
"Dear Canon [...] since the launch of the Canon 5DMK2 way back in March 2008 it has been extremely hard to be genuinely excited about any new cameras you have released."
Aug 27, 2017 at 13:00
DPR staffers enjoy photography in different ways, so it's no surprise that we took different approaches to photographing the eclipse. For us, it was a welcome reminder to enjoy photography how each of us enjoys it best.
The days where you're more or less locked into premium or first-party flash units has gone. They're less than $50 now, so there's one less excuse not to get one. Here's our case for adding one to your kit, and a few pointers to get you going.
Aug 14, 2017 at 13:00
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but here it is: the $500 interchangeable lens camera is about to go the way of the $200 compact.
Aug 9, 2017 at 13:00
Have you thought about adding a drone to your collection of cameras? Photographer Reza Malayeri thinks that you should probably consider it, and that if you're a pro, it may even be necessary to remain competitive.
Aug 6, 2017 at 13:00
Camera makers' product decisions are regularly criticized and second-guessed, but some of this angst stems from a misunderstanding of the role marketing plays. Camera companies want your money, but they're rarely stupid or malicious, argues Richard Butler.
Aug 4, 2017 at 14:26
Unsplash founder Mikael Cho responds to the criticism that his creation devalues photography, and shares his thoughts on the future of photography and the true value of a photograph that's given away for free.
Jul 29, 2017 at 10:00
As with any creative pursuit, sometimes you find your photography stalled. And sometimes making a book of your cat photos is just the thing to get inspiration flowing again.
Jul 18, 2017 at 15:28
Outraged about the latest photo theft scandal? Great. PhotoShelter founder Allen Murabayashi suggests you put that frustration to good use and register your damn copyright.
Jul 17, 2017 at 19:12
"There is a lot of nonsense going on in the workshop world, and it needs to stop."
Jul 9, 2017 at 14:00
Photography veteran Charlie Howse shares nuggets of wisdom and insight from decades of teaching and practicing photography. His subject: What makes a great photograph.
Jul 3, 2017 at 20:34
Photographer Ion Paciu was sick of workshop students commenting on how great his gear was... so he got rid of it. He swapped his 5D Mark III for a lowly SL1 and couple of kit lenses.
Jun 28, 2017 at 10:00
A recent vacation gave Richard a chance to think about the needs of travel photography – and how our reviews might recognize the perfect travel camera.
Jun 6, 2017 at 10:00
Virtual reality has the potential to redefine the way we interact with digital imagery, but has struggled to gain traction with consumers. Why hasn't it succeeded, and what will it take to catch on?
May 26, 2017 at 18:31
An honest defense of the system's merits, with photos as proof.
May 23, 2017 at 10:00
Rumors abound that Canon (and maybe Nikon) may produce a mirrorless camera based using their existing DSLR mount. Does this guarantee immediate great lens choice or a perpetually second-rate experience?
May 15, 2017 at 10:00
Everyone loves a big sensor compact with a prime lens. But can you put together a better combination with a cheap-ish mirrorless camera and a pancake prime? Read more
May 3, 2017 at 22:37
The new Sony a9 not only offers powerful technical capability, but also carefully thought out ergonomic improvements. We've updated the story with a deeper dive into Memory Recall abilities. Read more
Apr 9, 2017 at 10:00
The Sigma sd Quattro H offers a little update that makes a big impact: the ability to shoot DNG Raws. If Sigma wants to bring Foveon tech to the mass market, then this was definitely a step in the right direction. Read more
Mar 27, 2017 at 10:00
If you could only shoot with one specific lens or focal length for the rest of your life, what would you choose? The staff of DPR sounds off. Read on
Mar 21, 2017 at 10:30
Recent medium format digital announcement has turned a lot of heads, and for good reason. However, some of us are less excited than others. Technical Editor Rishi Sanyal explains why he's not quite convinced. Read more
Few features of digital cameras are as polarizing as the viewfinder type. Do you prefer an electronic or optical one? We've polled ourselves, so jump on in and let us know why we're each wrong (or, for a nice surprise, let us know why we're right). Read more
Feb 28, 2017 at 10:00
In its first public statement to the Japanese press since the DL-line cancellation, Nikon states that it will be focusing on medium-and-high end DSLR cameras, lenses and mirrorless cameras. To that, we say: it's about darn time. Read more
Jan 20, 2017 at 10:00
There’s no such thing as a perfect lens, but a lens can certainly be the right tool for a specific job. DPReview's Dan Bracaglia found that in the Nikkor 20mm F1.8G. Read more
Dec 20, 2016 at 19:22
The world needs professional photojournalists now more than ever. Please note, the image that follows is graphic in nature. Read more
Sep 28, 2016 at 20:27
We're taking a look back at Photokina 2016 and reflecting on what came out of the show – and whether we saw everything we really, really wanted. Read more
Sep 18, 2016 at 12:00
The EOS M5 represents Canon's most serious move into the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera market yet, but why is Barney feeling so let down? Read more
You really can't tell whether a camera is any good just by looking at it, and most professionals won't base a buying decision on a camera's looks. So why have companies like Olympus and Fujifilm gone to great lengths to create such undeniably attractive cameras? The new Olympus PEN-F got DPR senior contributing writer Damien Demolder musing about the looks of cameras and the role they play in our photography. Read more
Jan 22, 2016 at 13:00
It's often said all modern cameras are good, and it's true. But it's also close to meaningless. It seems to imply that it doesn't matter which camera you buy, yet that's as far from the truth today as it's ever been. DPReview writer Richard Butler feels quite strongly about this. Read more
DPReview attended the Samsung 2016 press conference at CES today in Las Vegas but among all the talk of smart devices and Internet-connected fridges, one specific consumer product category was not even mentioned: digital cameras. Staff writer Dan Bracaglia wonders what it all means. Read on
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