Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8

Leica's first attempt at an M-series digital rangefinder was rough around the edges, but set a pattern for all of the cameras that came after it. In this week's Throwback Thursday article, Barney remembers the M8.

Undercooked: Canon's first CMOS-based compact, PowerShot SX1 IS

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.

Throwback Thursday: The Canon PowerShot G3

In this week's Throwback Thursday article, Dale travels back in time to 2002 for a look at the Canon PowerShot G3.

It's a photo album... and a camera: the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1

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).

Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything

When Nikon released the full-frame D3 in 2007, it changed the professional photography industry. In this week's Throwback Thursday, Barney remembers a legend.

Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom

Back in 2004 Olympus announced the C-8080 Wide Zoom, bearing a 28-140mm lens that was designed to be as good as the Zuiko lenses found on the company's DSLRs. Read more

Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus

In this week's Throwback Thursday, Dale jumps into the wayback machine to look at Canon's eye-controlled focus, a promising technology introduced during the film era, but which never quite made the jump to digital. Read more

'The only camera that ever got me a date' - Remembering the Canon EOS-1D Mark II

In this week's throwback Thursday article, Barney looks back fondly at the Canon EOS-1D Mark II of 2004. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X

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

Throwback Thursday: The DSLR-A900, Sony's first full-frame camera

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

Throwback Thursday: Pokémon Snap

It's been almost 18 years since Nintendo brought its photography-centric Pokémon game to the US. It was an unlikely hit and remains close to one DPR staffer's heart. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Entering the DSLR world with the Canon EOS 10D

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

Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70

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

Throwback Thursday: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3, Multi-Aspect Master

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

Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras

This week, DPR staffers throw it all the way back to their very first camera – film and digital. Find out where it all started for us, and tell us about your very first camera. Read more

Throwback Thursday: the Olympus C-2100UZ

The Olympus C-2100UZ only offered a 2MP sensor, but its stabilized 38-380mm equiv. zoom lens went a long way to make up for its resolution shortcomings. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1, travel zoom pioneer

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

Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L

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

Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80

We missed the Nikon D80's tenth birthday last September, so we're doing right by making it our choice for this week's Throwback Thursday. Incidentally, it was also staffer Carey Rose's first 'serious' camera. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7

In this week's Throwback Thursday we take a look at the Minolta DiMAGE 7, a $1500 prosumer camera with an unconventional design, a long lens and tons of direct controls. Read on

Throwback Thursday: doing the twist with the Nikon Coolpix 950

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

Throwback Thursday: Five camera accessories you probably didn't need

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

Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100

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

Throwback Thursday: the Panasonic GH1 - mirrorless video arrives

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

 

Throwback Thursday: the Samsung i70, a portable media player

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

Throwback Thursday: Apple QuickTake cameras, pioneers of consumer digital photography

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

Throwback Thursday: Stylus-toting, web-browsing Ricoh RDC-i700

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

Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-211 Zoom Digital Printing Camera

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

Throwback Thursday: the dual-lens Kodak EasyShare V570

Before dual-lens smartphones were all the rage, the Kodak EasyShare V570 offered two sensor/lens combinations in one unique package. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10

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

Throwback Thursday: Casio QV-4000

One of the first 4MP compacts on the market, the QV-4000 boasted more than a hundred weirdly specific, user-selectable 'Best Shot' scene modes. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom

Fujifilm's vertically-oriented compact camera packed a 3 megapixel Super CCD sensor, Motion JPEG video at 15 fps and an ultra-high ISO of 1600. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-3040 Zoom

In the year 2000, Olympus updated its enthusiast-friendly digital zoom compact. The C-3040 Zoom turns 16 years old this month, and though $800 sounds steep for a 3MP superzoom, it was a pretty good deal in its time. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40

The Nikon D40 celebrates its tenth birthday this month. Introduced in 2006, it offered a friendly interface for beginners and did away with an AF motor. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Game Boy Camera

It's an 8-bit Throwback Thursday as we remember the Game Boy Camera, an accessory for Nintendo's classic handheld gaming system. Read more

Video: Game Boy Camera revisited

Watch as DPR staff re-familiarize themselves with the Game Boy Camera – or in some cases, pick it up for the very first time. See video

Throwback Thursday: the Kodak DC265, a user-programmable compact

When you think of unique cameras, the Kodak DC265 probably doesn't come to mind. But this strange-looking camera had a trick up its sleeve: users could write scripts to add their own features. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm F10

Back in the mid-2000s, there was no such thing as a point-and-shoot camera that performed well at high sensitivities. That is, until the Fujifilm F10 Zoom came along. In today's Throwback Thursday, we reminisce about that near-legendary compact. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30

The Canon EOS D30 wasn't Barney's first DSLR. But it was the first one he wanted. In this week's Throwback Thursday, he explains why. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

In September of 2005 something big arrived: the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1. In this week's Throwback Thursday, we'll take a look at what was the world's first fixed-lens camera with an APS-C sensor. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Photokina's greatest hits

Every two years, all eyes in the photography world are focused on Cologne, Germany for the biennial Photokina tradeshow. DPReview has been attending the show since 2000. Join us as we look back

Throwback Thursday: Canon PowerShot Pro70

We're throwing it back all the way to 1999 and revisiting the first camera we ever reviewed – the Canon PowerShot Pro70. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707

More lens than camera, we take a look back at Sony's laser-equipped F707 compact introduced in 2001. Read more

Throwback Thursday: the Samsung NV10

The Samsung NV10 was released in 2006 with a 3x zoom, 10.3MP CCD sensor and an innovative 'Smart Touch' user interface into a sleek, all-metal body. DPR staffer Carey Rose selected it as a high school graduation present – and later regretted it. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D

It's been more than ten years since the 'classic' EOS 5D was released. In the light of the Mark IV's announcement, we look back at what $3500 bought you back in 2005 and how it stacks up today. Read more

Throwback Thursday: The Olympus Stylus Epic and my love for sliding lens covers

The Olympus Stylus Epic is somewhat of a cult classic due to its small size, sharp 35mm F2.8 lens and weather sealed body. It was also one of the finest examples of a sliding cover film camera around. Read more

Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire

We didn't have to travel far down memory lane to find the Nikkor 50mm F1.4D. Having shot it recently on the D5, DPR staffer Carey Rose shares some thoughts on using this classic lens with modern camera bodies. Read more

Throwback Thursday: a fresh look at the Sony Mavica FD-91

Step back into the days of Y2K nightmares and 56K modems with the Sony Mavica FD-91, the second camera that DPReview ever reviewed. Make sure you've packed your floppies, it's gonna be a pixellated ride. Read more

Throwback Thursday: the Fujifilm FinePix S5100 Zoom and all those shiny new compacts

We're turning back the clock to this day in 2004 when Fujifilm dropped six new fixed lens cameras on the world, as camera companies were wont to do back then. Read more