For better or worse, it doesn't seem as though the idea caught on in the photography world.
A look back at the cameras of years past.
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Every photographer knows about APS-C sensors, but what about APS film? This week, Chris and Jordan take a stroll down memory lane and try out the original APS format, a technology that promised to streamline the film workflow, but which ultimately lost out to digital technology.
Nov 23, 2017 at 14:00
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.
Oct 19, 2017 at 13:00
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.
Oct 12, 2017 at 13:00
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.
Sep 7, 2017 at 12:00
Turning ten years old this week is the A700, Sony's first high-end DSLR after fully taking over Konica Minolta's camera business. With plenty of Minolta DNA, it debuted in September 2007 to take on the likes of Canon's 40D and Nikon's D300.
Aug 17, 2017 at 13:00
Photoshop. GoPro. Every once in a while a product emerges that defines a category. And sometimes, it vanishes just as quickly as it arrived on the scene. This week's Throwback Thursday remembers the Flip, the pocket camcorder everyone had – until they didn't.
Jul 27, 2017 at 13:15
Take one Digital ELPH (or IXUS), rotate it vertically, add a fully articulating LCD and a lens with a camcorder-like focal length, and what do you get? Why, the Canon PowerShot TX1, of course. In this week's Throwback Thursday we revisit Canon's one-of-a-kind hybrid stills/video camera.
Jul 20, 2017 at 13:15
The Canon IXUS 50 (known as the SD400 Digital ELPH in North America) was one of a string of high-performing, pocketable PowerShots of the mid-2000s. In this week's throwback Thursday, Barney casts his mind back to 2005.
Jul 13, 2017 at 13:15
In 2003, someone decided that the world needed a 'disposable' digital camera. In this week's Throwback Thursday, we take a look at the Dakota Digital single-use digital camera, which you could pick up at your local Ritz Camera store for just $11.
Jul 6, 2017 at 10:00
Samsung may have exited the camera industry in 2016, but it achieved a lot. And it all started with the APS-C format NX10, the subject of this week's Throwback Thursday.
Jun 29, 2017 at 11:00
In this weeks' Throwback Thursday article, Simon raises a toast to the Sony Digital Mavica FD71 - a little camera which used really big memory cards.
Jun 15, 2017 at 10:00
Canon tried something different when it put a CMOS sensor into its PowerShot SX1 superzoom. While users got 1080p video and fast burst speeds, there was a pretty big trade-off. In this week's Throwback Thursday we travel back to 2008 to learn why Canon didn't make another CMOS-based superzoom for three years.
Jun 1, 2017 at 10:00
Not only was 2005's Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1 a respectable ultra-compact camera – it also had a 500-shot photo album and large 3" touch LCD for easy photo sharing (and painting).
May 4, 2017 at 10:00
In this week's throwback Thursday article, Barney looks back fondly at the Canon EOS-1D Mark II of 2004. Read more
There were many 'races' in the compact camera market back when they were selling like hotcakes. One of them was just how small a camera could be. One of those mini-cameras was the Minolta DiMAGE X, the subject of this week's Throwback Thursday. Read more
Apr 20, 2017 at 10:00
Since Sony just announced their new flagship a9 mirrorless camera, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the company's first full-framer: the DSLR-A900. Read more
Apr 6, 2017 at 10:00
The Canon EOS 10D was a hugely advanced camera when it was announced in 2003. In this week's Throwback Thursday, Barney looks back at the 10D, and shares some memories of his first DSLR. Read more
In 2004 Nikon launched its first sub-$1000 DSLR, the Nikon D70. The D70 shared many components with its older and more expensive sibling D100 and offered more manual control and customizability than its direct rival from Canon, the EOS 300D (Digital Rebel). Read more
Mar 23, 2017 at 11:00
While other manufacturers were piling on Megapixels and longer lenses, Panasonic went with a lower resolution CCD and a bright (but short) lens on its Lumix DMC-LX3. The result was one of the best compact cameras of that era. Read more
Mar 2, 2017 at 13:00
In February 2006, Panasonic introduced its Lumix TZ1, which packed a 10x optical zoom lens into a body just 40mm (1.6in) thick. Learn more about the world's first travel zoom camera in this week's Throwback Thursday. Read more
This week the Sigma 'Art' line gained a lens seemingly everyone had been asking for: a 24-70mm F2.8 zoom, which nowadays seems like a required lens for many professional shooters. Today we go back to where it all began: Canon's 24-70mm F2.8L. Read more
Feb 2, 2017 at 11:00
One of the most-anticipated cameras of 1999 was the Nikon Coolpix 950. With its unique design, relatively fast lens and 2.1MP CCD, it was the camera to beat. Take a look back in this week's Throwback Thursday. Read more
Jan 26, 2017 at 09:00
Plenty of useful camera accessories come on to the market every year – but among them are some real duds. We took a fond look back at some of the accessories of the past decade or so that left us scratching our heads. Read more
The first Fujifilm X-series camera, the FinePix X100, debuted in 2010 with handsome looks, great image quality and a swath of technical glitches that many photographers were happy to ignore. With numerous updates over the years, the X100 has truly become a modern classic. Read more
Jan 12, 2017 at 11:00
Last week at CES Panasonic officially unveiled its newest flagship model, the GH5. This week we take a look back at the first camera in the series: The Panasonic GH1. Read more
Jan 5, 2017 at 11:00
Ten years ago at CES, Samsung launched a camera that doubled as a portable media device – the i70. Suffice to say, it didn't take off as well as another 'i' device launched that year. Read more
Dec 29, 2016 at 12:00
While Apple Inc. is known for being a pioneer in the world of computers and smartphones, it also produced some of the first consumer digital cameras. Read more
Dec 22, 2016 at 11:00
These days, we take things like touchscreen displays and Wi-Fi for-granted. But back in 2000 there existed a camera that had Internet connectivity and a lot more. Read more
Dec 15, 2016 at 11:00
If you want to see a truly rare camera, look no further than the Olympus C-211 Zoom Digital Printing Camera. Even if you could find one, actually printing something is near-impossible. Read more
Dec 8, 2016 at 11:00
Before dual-lens smartphones were all the rage, the Kodak EasyShare V570 offered two sensor/lens combinations in one unique package. Read more
In the year 2000, a camera like nothing before it arrived: the Olympus E-10. With a fast lens, tons of dials and buttons, and the ability to use the optical viewfinder and live view at the same time, it was an impressive (but expensive) beast. Read more
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