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      January 2017 news and reviews

      January 31
      Canon releases downloadable EOS-1D X Mark II AF Setting Guidebook

      If the EOS-1D X Mark II's AF modes make your head spin, Canon's offering a downloadable guide to the camera's AF settings to help simplify things. Read more

      Unable to recover from failed Kickstarter project, Triggertrap announces it will close shop

      One of the pioneers in the area of smart camera triggers, Triggertrap, has today announced in a blog post that it will cease operations in the near future. Read more

      Get to know the Compass Camera, an ultra-compact pocketable film camera from 1937

      The quest to make a ridiculously small, yet still fully-featured camera is not a new one. For historical examples, look no further than the Compass Camera. Read more

      Benjamin Von Wong takes aim at coal pollution with post-apocalyptic photo shoot

      Benjamin Von Wong's latest project takes us to a dystopian future where coal is king and oxygen is a precious commodity. Read more

      ONA releases new style bags and accessories for mirrorless users

      Premium camera bag brand ONA has announced a set of new small bags and a wrist strap that are aimed at owners of smaller mirrorless cameras. Read more

      January 30
      DPReview and the TWiT Network team-up to talk cameras

      On Saturday, DPReview appeared on The New Screen Savers, a popular show from the TWiT Network hosted by technology guru Leo Laporte, to discuss cameras, photography, and the resurgence of film. Read more

      Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired

      Adobe has officially put Creative Suite out to pasture, making Creative Cloud the exclusive means by which consumers can acquire Photoshop, Illustrator, and other Adobe creative applications. Read more

      Apple selling more Plus models than ever

      Apple's upcoming financial results for Q4 2016 show that more consumers than ever have opted for the larger, dual-camera-toting Plus version of the iPhone. Read more

      Fujifilm X100F vs X100T: what's new, what's changed and is it enough?

      The X100F looks much like its predecessor and it's easy to assume it's only really the sensor that's changed. The more we looked at the differences between it and the X100T, the less true that seemed. Read more

      January 29
      Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Jack Dykinga reflects on his career

      Photographer Jack Dykinga's career has spanned many decades, and over the course of years his focus turned from straight photojournalism to fine art photography. A new book and a recent interview with Resource Travel offer some insights into his journey. Read more

      January 28
      Comedy Pet Photography Awards open for entries

      The organizers of the Comedy Pet Photography Awards are offering a £2000 cash prize for your best funny cat photo. Read more

      Pictures show how badly earthquakes damaged Sony’s Kumamoto sensor factory

      If you wondered why it took Sony so long to get back on its feet after an earthquake hit its sensor fabrication plant in Kumamoto, this picture taken in the aftermath might give you a clue. Read more

      January 27
      Shealah Craighead named Trump's official photographer

      US President Donald Trump's official photographer has a well-established client base in Washington DC and previously photographed Sarah Palin on the campaign trail. Read more

      Samsung Galaxy S8 likely to come with same camera specs as S7

      Leaked product information indicates that the upcoming Galaxy S8's camera specification will remain unchanged compared to its predecessor. Read more

      Selfly pocket-sized camera drone snaps to a smartphone when not in use

      Selfly is another pocket-sized consumer drone seeking funding on Kickstarter. When not in use, it folds into a compact shape that can be attached to an included smartphone case. Read more

      Applying color theory to landscape photography

      Color theory can be a very complex, but useful subject when applied to modern landscape photography. Ted Gore has written an excellent piece on color theory that helps outline its use in landscape photography today. Read more

      Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week

      The CEO who oversaw Hasselblad’s dramatic turn of fortunes over the past two years is to step down within the next week. Perry Oosting is widely credited with extracting the company from one of the worst periods in its 75-year history by finding new investors and helping to modernize the brand’s offerings with the H6D and X1D cameras. Read more

      January 26
      Hopes of Kodachrome relaunch put on ice

      Hold your horses, all you would-be Egglestons: Kodachrome probably isn't about to make a comeback. Read more

      LenzO underwater housing for iPhone 7 is rated for 100 meters

      The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus can stand up to immersion in water, but if you want to dive deeper with your smartphone LenzO's dedicated underwater housing might be up your alley. Read more

      Study finds consumers are ready to embrace selfies as a tool

      A Sony-commissioned study has found that the top ten future uses for smartphone cameras will include banking, shopping and healthcare, among others. Read more

      Ultimate travel kit - Thailand with Olympus' E-M1 II & 25mm prime lens

      Thailand has incredible landscapes, delicious food and warm and friendly locals. DPR staffer Carey Rose came to realize that documenting a trip like this with a 50mm equivalent lens was a lot more difficult than he anticipated. Read more

      Landscape shooter Lisa Bettany shares her story of healing through photography

      Travel photographer Lisa Bettany's journey into photography literally began one step at a time as she recovered from a traumatic back injury. 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

      ZeroTech to introduce 4K action cam with built-in gimbal

      Chinese drone manufacturer ZeroTech has announced a handheld action camera featuring a built-in 3-axis stabilization gimbal. The Rollcap will shoot 4K video and 13MP stills while providing +/-0.03° of angular vibration compensation. Read more

      January 25
      Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP

      Ricoh has taken the wraps off it's newest DSLR, the KP. Resembling a mini Pentax K-1, and inheriting some of the same features, the KP arrives at the same price as the K-3 II, putting it at the top end of Ricoh's APS-C lineup. We got our hands on a pre-production sample recently, and we've prepared a quick product tour. Read more

      Ricoh announces Pentax KP with new Shake Reduction system and 24MP sensor

      Ricoh has announced its new Pentax KP, which is a more compact, modernized version of the K-3 II. It features a new 'high sensitivity' 24MP sensor, a 5-axis 'Shake Reduction II' system, interchangeable grips and a tilting touchscreen display. Read more

      Fujifilm X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition goes up for sale online

      The shiny new Graphite Silver edition of the Fujifilm X-T2 we got our hands on at CES is now on sale. Read more

      The Vertu Constellation is a luxury smartphone with high-end specs, for a change

      Bucking the trend for luxury smartphones, the Vertu Constellation offers actual high-end specifications including a 12MP sensor with 4K video recording. Read more

      Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art sample gallery updated

      We've been shooting with the Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art a lot lately, so we've added more images to our 85mm F1.4 sample gallery. Read more

      This time-lapse captures the awe-inspiring power of lava flowing into the ocean

      Landscape photographer Jack Fusco contended with rainy weather, logistical challenges and unexpectedly long hikes to put together this lava flow time-lapse. We think it was worth the trouble. Read more

      Can’t afford a Hasselblad? Win one instead in the 2018 Masters contest

      Hasselblad is giving away 11 medium-format cameras in what it’s describing as the biggest Masters competition it has ever held. The 2018 contest also introduces a new category for aerial photography. Read more

      Iridient X-Transformer beta brings much-loved X-Trans processing to Windows

      Iridient X-Transformer is a standalone utility that takes RAF files from Fujifilm cameras and demosaics them before saving them as DNG files. This means Windows users can now access the processing look that is popular among Mac-owning X-Trans shooters. Read more

      January 24
      500px launches Directory to help photographers connect with clients

      Following a beta test, photography website 500px has launched its photographer Directory to the public. Read more

      Adobe brings Android CC apps to Chromebooks

      Google opened up its Play app store to Chromebook users last year, and now Adobe is offering versions of its Android CC apps for the company's browser-based notebook computers. Read more

      iPhone 7 Plus survives 13 hours in icy Russian river

      An iPhone 7 Plus has powered on successfully and without any signs of malfunction after spending the night in a freezing river.

      Filmmakers who walked on Grand Prismatic in Yellowstone get jail time and fines

      Last year, four Canadian filmmakers were arrested after photos and a video were published showing them walking on off-limits geothermal features in Yellowstone National Park. Three of them pleaded guilty and will receive fines, community service and a little jail time. Read more

      Interview: Fujifilm talks GFX, X100F and getting serious about video

      The launch of the GFX 50S gave us a chance to speak to Makoto Oishi and his colleagues about Fujifilm's latest cameras, its customers and its future plans. Read more

      Croatia in 4K: travel photographer Max Lowe on location with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

      The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is Canon's latest full-frame DSLR, aimed at enthusiast and professional photographers. We took the EOS 5D IV to Croatia's Dalmatian Coast recently with travel photographer Max Lowe, to put it through its paces. Watch the video

      Get 'em while you can: Fujifilm GF670 medium-format film cameras back on sale

      The public will soon be able to purchase new units of the discontinued Fujifilm GF670 film rangefinder folding camera thanks to a cache recently discovered in a Fujifilm warehouse. Read more

      Metabones launches four new adapters for attaching Canon lenses to Sony E-mount cameras

      Lens adapter manufacturer Metabones has announced four new models that will improve the experience of those mounting Canon EF fit lenses on to Sony E camera bodies. Read more

      January 23
      Jared Polin launches 'MyGearVault' app to help you keep track of your gear

      You probably know him as that shouty man on YouTube with the big hair, but for the past few months, Jared Polin (aka 'Fro Knows Photo') has been working on a new app designed to help photographers keep track of their gear. Read more

      Vanguard's Alta Rise bags expand so you can cram in even more gear

      Vanguard's Alta Rise bag series offers what it calls a '+6 size expanding feature' for increasing or decreasing a bag's size as needed. Read more

      Samsung blames two different defects for Galaxy Note 7 battery debacle

      Samsung has revealed the results of its investigation into the battery problems that plagued its Galaxy Note 7 high-end smartphone. Read more

      Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery

      We've had the opportunity to shoot with a pre-production Fujifilm X100F for the past few days, from the east coast of the USA to the west. Check out our beta X100F samples gallery here. Read more

      January 22
      Leica M10 real-world sample gallery

      Archaic focusing system, no video mode, no USB socket: the Leica M10 isn't for everyone, but it's absolutely lovely. Announced earlier this week, a pre-production unit found its way into our hands. See gallery

      January 21
      Take flight over Australia: aerial photos by Scott McCook

      Australian photographer Scott McCook gives us some insight into how he goes about capturing amazing aerial scenes. Read more

      Pete Souza captures Obama's final day in the White House

      Pete Souza, the official photographer for now-Former President Obama, posted a series of photos on his Instagram account showing the Obamas' final departure from The White House. See photos

      January 20
      Samsung virtual assistant rumored to use camera for object identification

      A Siri-style virtual assistant in Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone is expected to perform text and object recognition tasks using the camera. Read more

      TwoEyes VR stereoscopic camera simulates human vision

      Another VR camera has launched on Kickstarter, but this one does things a little differently: TwoEyes VR features two horizontally-oriented cameras spaced 65mm apart that record footage in a stereoscopic arrangement. Read more

      Ambassadorship and $24,000 of kit up for grabs in broncolor’s Gen Next contest

      Broncolor is looking for its next generation of young ambassadors and has opened the entry process for this year’s Gen Next contest. Read more

      Dear Nikon: Please let us keep the 20mm F1.8G, Love, Dan

      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

      Here's the first known photo of a US Presidential Inauguration

      When James Buchanan was sworn into office on March 4, 1857, John Wood made history by making the first known photograph of a US Presidential inauguration. Read more

      Meitu: harmless selfie app du jour or data mining scheme?

      Seemingly overnight, Americans discovered and embraced Meitu – a Chinese photo app that adds cartoon-like effects to selfies. It quickly fell out of favor when security concerns were reported. Read more

      January 19
      GIMP seeks funding for future advanced features

      The team behind open source image editing application GIMP is asking for financial support to help keep improving and adding new features to its software. Read more

      Nokia Lumia 1020 used as microscope in low-cost DNA sequencer

      A phone-based DNA-sequencer can help medical staff in developing countries analyze tissue samples and detect genetic mutations. 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

      Photographer captures stunning Aurora Borealis time-lapse from airplane

      If you're seated next to a window on a flight to Iceland, it's a good idea to keep your camera close. Landscape photographer Aryeh Nirenberg did, and as a result recorded this impressive time-lapse right from his seat. See video

      F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F

      Fujifilm's fourth-gen X100 series camera features an updated sensor, revamped autofocus system, larger battery and tweaked ergonomics. We spent a little time getting to know a pre-production sample. Read more

      Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20

      The Fujifilm X-T20 is very much the little brother to the X-T2, using the same sensor, upgraded AF system and 4K video support as its more expensive sibling. We've gone hands-on with the X-T20 to go over the most important features. Read more

      Fujifilm medium-format GFX 50S to ship in late February for $6500

      Four months after Fujifilm's GFX 50S made its debut at Photokina, the company has released all of the details regarding its medium-format mirrorless camera, including its $6500 price tag. Read more

      Fujifilm releases first round of G-mount medium-format lenses

      You're going to need some lenses to go along with that new Fujifilm GFX 50S, and the company announced a trio of them. They include a 32-64mm zoom plus 63mm and 120mm primes. Read more

      Fujifilm X100F steps up to 24.3MP, adds AF joystick

      Fujifilm is taking the wraps off the X100F, the fourth generation of its popular enthusiast-focused compact series. It updates the X100T with a 24.3MP X-Trans III APS-C sensor and X-Processor Pro image processor borrowed from the X-T2. Read more

      Fujifilm X-T20 arrives with new 24MP sensor and 4K video capture

      Fujifilm has announced the X-T20, a mid-priced sister model to the enthusiast X-T2. The X-T20 gains many of the T2's features, including the 24MP X-Trans sensor, advanced autofocus system and 4K video capability. Read more

      Fujifilm expands weather-resistant lens selection with XF 50mm F2 R WR

      Fujifilm has announced a new weather-resistant, compact prime: the Fujinon XF 50mm F2 R WR. Read more

      January 18
      Video: Leica M10 First Look

      The new Leica M10 is an attractive combination of classic styling and modern specifications. Check out our quick video overview for a rundown of some of its key features. See video

      The M U want: Leica M10 First Impressions Review and Samples

      Leica's latest rangefinder dispenses with the last-generation 'Typ' naming convention and goes back to its M-series roots. The M10 is slimmed down, sped up, and after using one for a few days, we like it. Read more

      Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10

      The Leica M10 is a 24MP full-frame rangefinder camera with a few pretty modern tricks up its sleeve. We've been using Leica's latest 'M' for a few days – step up and take a closer look. Learn more

      Leica announces M10 with new sensor, slimmer design

      Leica's M10 is the newest addition to their lineup of M-series cameras. Thin as a film-era M4, it has a newly developed sensor with improved dynamic range as well as a host of other updates, and - in some cases - omissions. Read more

      Seattle convicts drone operator whose UAV knocked a woman unconscious at a parade

      A man whose drone struck a parade-goer in 2015 has been convicted of a gross misdemeanor – which may signal what's to come for another drone operator who recently flew his drone into the Space Needle. Read more

      Demand for CMOS image sensors projected to increase

      Thanks to new applications in mobile devices as well as the automotive and security industries, the global demand for CMOS image sensors is growing. Read more

      January 17
      Charge your devices with a USB station shaped like a Sony mirrorless camera

      The Mirage Trio is an a7-series replica camera that can charge three devices at once, and even offers a functional E-mount for no particular reason. Read more

      Capture One Pro 10.0.1 released with new lens support and bug fixes

      An update for Capture One Pro 10 fixes a number of bugs and adds support for eight Sony lenses. Read more

      Flashing a peace sign in a photo could lead to identity theft

      The National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan warns that fingerprint recognition technology is now so advanced that it could scan your fingerprints from photos posted online. Read more

      Fixed-lens filmmaking: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500/FZ2000 Review

      The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500/FZ2000 is now the company's top superzoom, offering the majority of features from the company's GH-series of video-centric cameras. We've put the FZ2500 through its paces to see if it's the B-camera you're looking for. Read review

      Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery

      Canon decided to update their classic high end kit lens, but does the new version warrant an upgrade? Check out our sample gallery to see for yourself. Read more 

      Flying your drone into the Space Needle can land you in jail

      The operator responsible for a drone that crashed into Seattle's Space Needle on New Year's Eve may face charges of reckless endangerment. Read more

      January 16
      Canon granted third most US patents in 2016

      Canon was granted more US patents in 2016 than many high-tech companies, including the likes of Apple, Google and Intel. Read more

      Udee universal backpack includes camera compartment, external USB charging and more

      A versatile photography backpack called Udee is seeking funding on Kickstarter, offering a design that's meant to cover many different circumstances and needs. Read more

      Samsung investigation blames battery for Galaxy Note 7 fires

      Samsung has found in an internal investigation that the battery is to blame for the Galaxy Note 7 fires and explosions, and not hardware or software. Read more

      MS Optics launches ultra-slim 17mm F4.5 pancake lens for Leica M

      Japanese manufacturer of hand-made lenses, MS Optics, has launched a 17mm F4.5 lens for the Leica M system that is just 10.2mm thick. Read more

      Ten important differences between Panasonic's GH5 and GH4 (and one key similarity)

      Panasonic's new GH5 flagship will be hitting the streets soon, joining the GH4 in the company's line of video-centric cameras. With our eye on video features, we take a look at the ten biggest differences between these two cameras. Read more

      January 15
      Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next?

      So you just bought your first interchangeable lens camera? Congratulations! Now it's time to add another lens to your arsenal. Read more

      January 14
      Shooting the moon: behind the shot with Peter Alessandria

      DPReview community member and award-winning photographer Peter Alessandria shares his secrets behind his incredible moon photos. Read more

      Canon EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM gallery updated

      We've added additional photos, most taken at 150mm, to our Canon EF-M 18-150mm IS STM gallery. View gallery

      January 13
      The US Presidential Inauguration will be live-streamed in 360-degrees thanks to Nikon

      If your invitation to the Presidential Inauguration got lost in the mail, you're in luck: USA Today will be live-streaming the event in 360-degrees thanks to some customized Nikon KeyMission 360s. Read more

      This art installation re-imagines photographic equipment as weapons

      Glance at a piece from Jason Siegel's 'Shoot Portraits, Not People' art installation and you might think you're looking at a high-powered weapon. But if you look closer, you'll quickly see that guns and grenades are all made up of photographic equipment. Read more

      Lily Robotics sued over claims of false advertising

      Lily Robotics, the company behind the subject-tracking Lily Drone, allegedly used an expensive professional drone to shoot its promotional video, rather than a prototype of the actual device. Read more

      VSCO closes up shop in New York to concentrate business in Oakland

      VSCO, the company behind popular film emulations tools and a photography app, has confirmed reports that its New York office has been shut down and the employees working there have been laid off. Read more

      Google brings RAISR smart image upsampling to Android devices

      Google's RAISR technology, which uses machine learning to produce high-quality versions of low-resolution images, has been implemented into Google+ for a subset of Android devices. Read more

      Epson doubles print life with its SureColor P5000 17in printer

      Epson claims its new 17" printer uses ink that has double the print-life of previous models, and produces a smoother more even gloss finish. Read more

      Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery

      The Canon 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM is a budget-friendly zoom that packs a lot of focal length into a relatively lightweight package. See gallery

      January 12
      PhotoSpots uses Google Maps to pinpoint photography hotspots

      PhotoSpots helps photographers find 'hotspots' highlighted around the globe by merging Google Maps and data from 500px. Read more

      Company behind Lily drone shuts down despite $34m worth of pre-orders

      Despite attracting a lot of attention and pre-orders, the company behind one of the first drones capable of tracking its user is shutting down operations due to a lack of funding. Read more

      HTC announces U Ultra 5.7" phablet with 12MP camera

      The U Ultra is HTC's new high-end phablet and comes with a new all-glass design and a camera module borrowed from the HTC 10. 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


      Focus ramping intervalometer Timelapse+ View goes on sale

      US accessories manufacturer Timelapse+ has announced that its latest on-camera timelapse controller is now on general sale. Read more

      January 11
      Voice-controlled photo editing: coming soon to Photoshop?

      Adobe is experimenting with adding voice controlled photo editing to its mobile applications. Read more

      DxOMark gives RED Helium 8K sensor a record-breaking 108 score

      DxOMark has given RED’s 35.4MP Helium 8K sensor its highest overall score ever: 108. This makes the prototype sensor the second ever to exceed the 100 point milestone, joined only by the RED Epic Dragon prototype. Read more

      Astropad launches Astropad Studio for the Apple iPad Pro

      Astropad Studio is a faster and more feature-rich version of the original Astropad that has been specifically designed for the iPad Pro. Read more

      Fotodiox LED100WB-56 quick review

      The LED100WB-56 is a wall-powered, dimmable LED light source that does things a little differently. We take a closer look in our studio. Read more

      January 10
      Nikon's 100 year anniversary video is both amazing and ridiculous

      Nikon has been around for 100 years and to celebrate the anniversary its launched a pretty amazing anniversary movie that traces the company's history. There's also a catchy tune. Read more

      KitSplit acquires CameraLends, becomes largest peer-to-peer camera rental platform

      KitSplit has bought rival camera gear rental marketplace CameraLends and integrated the latter's user base and gear information into its own systems. Read more

      Kodak CMO says the company is 'looking into' reviving Kodachrome

      On the heels of Kodak's announcement that it plans to bring its Ektachrome film back into production, Kodak CMO Steve Overman has revealed that the company is also looking into bringing back another beloved film: Kodachrome. Read more

      Instagram terms and conditions rewritten in simple language for teens

      Law firm Schillings was recently tapped by the UK’s Children’s Commission to rewrite Instagram’s Terms and Conditions in simplified, child-friendly language. Read more

      2017 Oskar Barnack award offers €80,000 prize fund

      Leica has announced that entries for its 2017 Oskar Barnack award will be accepted starting March 1st, and that the winner will receive €25,000 in cash and €10,000 worth of M-system equipment. Learn more

      Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time

      Elia and Naomi Locardi travel full time without a permanent address, embracing a 'location-independent' lifestyle that sees them constantly criss-crossing the globe. See video

      Is this drone-toting concept car the future of photojournalism?

      Could a car designed specifically for embedded photojournalists and those shooting in remote regions help them to better overcome daily challenges? This concept aims to do just that. Read more

      January 9
      CamFi launches Matrix software for multiple camera control

      The maker of remote camera controller and image transmitter device CamFi has announced a new software package that allows CamFi users to control and trigger multiple cameras at the same time. Read more

      Chipotle sued for $2.2b for allegedly using woman's photo without permission

      Mexican fast-food restaurant chain Chipotle is being sued for $2.2 billion by a customer who claims a photo of her has been used in advertising without her consent. Read more

      CES 2017 show highlights: from the weird to the (kind of) wonderful

      This year's CES in Las Vegas was the usual combination of the weird and wonderful, showcasing everything from a fish-finding underwater drone to Panasonic's flagship DC-GH5. DPReview was all over it. See more

      HMD Global releases Nokia 6 Android smartphone

      The Nokia 6 is an upper mid-range Android device and the first Nokia-branded phone launched under the new brand-licensees HMD Global. Read more

      SLT strikes back: Sony a99 II real-world sample gallery

      A-mount has returned with the a99 II, this time armed with the 42MP BSI CMOS sensor from the a7R II, as well as some tricks of its own. We hit the streets to see how the added tech makes this SLT behave. See gallery

      January 8
      Canon EF-M 18-150 F3.5-6.3 IS STM real-world sample gallery

      The Canon EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM is a travel zoom for the company's mirrorless cameras, and we were pretty impressed with the results. See gallery

      January 7
      CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8

      First launched in 1965, Kodak's Super 8 format was one of the most influential developments in consumer filmmaking. And now it's back, with an all-new (kind of) camera. We got our hands on one. Check it out

      CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II

      We're at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada where Canon has taken the wraps off a new high-end compact camera: the PowerShot G9 X Mark II. See more

      January 6
      DJI reportedly takes majority stake in Hasselblad

      Reports surfaced this week that DJI has acquired Hasselblad, a year after the companies announced a 'corporate partnership.' Read more

      Hawks Factory announces new 35mm F2 in M-mount

      Japanese manufacturer Hawks Factory has released details of a new lens it has designed in homage to ‘old-style’ Leica M lenses: the Tsubasa Swallow 35mm F2. It comes in a Leica M-mount and is intended to produce images with a retro feel, according the company. Read more

      Ambarella announces 8K-ready H3 SoC for drones and video cameras

      Ambarella's newly released H3 system-on-a-chip is designed to power drone and action cameras capable of recording 8K or dual 4K video, all in 10-bit color. Read more

      Dell Canvas 27 launched as world's first 'horizontal smart workspace'

      Dell has introduced the 27-inch Canvas display, a workspace designed for creatives that can be used in two orientations: lying flat on a desk or propped up at an angle via a kickstand. Read more

      CES video: the Panasonic GH5

      One of the most anticipated cameras at CES is the Panasonic GH5. We met up with Panasonic's Matt Frazer, who walks through some highlights (and things he likes) on this new camera.

      Hands-on with new 'Graphite' Fujifilm X-T2 and X-Pro2 (and the XP120)

      For the most part a glittering parade of the utterly unnecessary, CES does occasionally throw up a gem for camera geeks. Last year it was Nikon's D500 and D5, and this year we're very taken with Fujifilm's new 'Graphite' editions of the X-T2 and X-Pro2. Read more

      CES video: the Nikon D5600

      The Nikon D5600, originally announced for Europe and Asia, is now coming to North America. Backstage at CES, Nikon's Steve Heiner tells us a bit about the D5600, including the new, deeper hand grip.

      Take a look at a 380-shot mosaic of Apple’s new campus created with a 100MP Phase One camera

      A composite of 380 100MP aerial images has been created of the site of Apple’s new campus by photo mapping and data company SkyIMD. Read more

      Steadicam launches Kickstarter campaign for motorized smartphone stabilization rig

      Camera stabilization system manufacturer Steadicam is hoping to introduce a new motorized rig for smartphone videographers called the Steadicam Volt. Read more

      January 5
      Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000

      Ready for 8K? Dell's UltraSharp 32" 8K monitor will be the first of its kind to reach the masses when it goes on sale in March. Read more

      CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600

      The D5600 is Nikon's newest DSLR, sporting a 24MP APS-C format sensor and slimmed-down body compared to the D5500. We got our hands on it at CES. Read more

      Analog revival? Increase in film sales spurs Kodak to bring back Ektachrome

      Thank a hipster, because Kodak is bringing Ektachrome. Is the reintroduction of this previously-extinct film stock part of a greater trend back toward analog? Read more

      Enlaps Tikee time-lapse camera packs two lenses and a solar panel

      A French company has created a weatherproof, solar-powered camera designed for long-duration time-lapses. Read more

      SanDisk announces 256GB microSDXC card and 'world's fastest, highest capacity' USB flash drive

      SanDisk's CES announcements include a high capacity microSDXC card designed to store photos and run mobile apps, as well as a 256GB solid state flash drive. Read more

      Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom features dual-cam with 2.3x zoom

      The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom drops the 3x conventional zoom lens of its predecessor and replaces it with an iPhone 7 Plus style dual cam with a 2.3x zoom factor. Read more

      The Polaroid Pop instant digital camera produces 3 x 4" prints

      Meet the Polaroid Pop, a new instant camera that produces classic Polaroid-sized prints.  It combines a digital sensor with an integrated ZINK Zero Ink printer to produce 3 x 4" prints. Read more

      Readers' Choice Awards 2016: the winners

      At the end of last year we asked you to vote for the best cameras and lenses of the year. Now's the time: find out which products made the final cut, and which one is Best Product of 2016! 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

      Turn your doodles into Google satellite images with Land Lines

      Looking for a moment of zen? This simple game analyzes user-generated scribbles and instantly merges them with Google satellite images. Read more

      DJI's special Chinese New Year edition Phantom 4 celebrates the Year of the Rooster

      DJI is ringing in the Chinese New Year with a brightly colored, special edition Phantom 4. Read more

      Fujifilm unveils 'Graphite' X-Pro2 and X-T2

      Fujifilm is now offering 'graphite' versions of the X-Pro2 and X-T2. The former comes bundled with a matching 23mm F2 R lens, as well. Read more

      Rugged Fujifilm XP120 arrives just in time for winter

      It's ski season here in the Northern Hemisphere, so Fujifilm's release of its XP120 is well-timed. This rugged camera is well equipped and pretty inexpensive, too. Read more

      January 4
      Open source Lightroom plugin Focus Point Viewer highlights active focus points

      An underwater photographer and software developer has launched a free, open source Adobe Lightroom plugin called Focus Point Viewer. Read more

      Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 835 with enhanced camera integration

      Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 chipset brings improved image processing and should start to appear in devices in the first half of 2017. Read more

      Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

      Panasonic's new DC-GH5 'hybrid' ILC is a pretty overwhelming camera, with a solid stills-shooting feature set and pro-level video functionality. We've pulled out the most important details and put them into a easily digestible format. Go hands-on

      A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview

      Panasonic is combining its 'beauty'-oriented GF line of interchangeable lens cameras with the compact GM line in the Lumix GX850. Take a tour of Panasonic's newest, littlest ILC. Read more 

      Panasonic offers 12-60mm, first of Leica DG F2.8-4 series

      The Panasonic Leica DG 12-60mm F2.8-4 lens was first shown at Photokina and gets an official announcement for CES 2017. Read more

      Panasonic updates four lenses, improving autofocus and image stabilization

      Panasonic has updated four LUMIX G lenses, improving their image stabilization system, aperture adjustment and build quality. Read more

      Panasonic's flagship Lumix DC-GH5 officially launched, hits store shelves in March

      Panasonic teased the photography world at Photokina last year with a few tidbits about its flagship GH5 mirrorless camera, and today it's been officially announced. Read more

      Bringing tiny back: Panasonic announces ultra-small mirrorless Lumix DC-GX850/GX800/GF9

      Panasonic has returned to making ultra-compact mirrorless cameras with its release of the Lumix DMC-GX850 (GX800 and GF9 in some markets). Read more

      Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80/FZ82 combines 60x zoom and 4K video

      Panasonic adds 4K video and its assortment of 4K-powered modes like Post Focus to its 60x consumer superzoom. Read more

      Ricoh releases Ricoh R Developer Kit offers 360-degree live streaming

      Ricoh has announced a new camera aimed specifically at 360-degree live streaming and app development. Read more

      Nikon brings its D5600 DSLR to the US

      Nikon's D5600 digital SLR, announced globally in November of last year, is now coming to the US. Read more

      Inexpensive Nikon Coolpix A300 and W100 now available in US

      After being offered for months elsewhere in the world, two new inexpensive Nikon compacts are coming to US shores: the pocket-sized Coolpix A300 and the rugged Coolpix W100. Read more

      Canon announces PowerShot G9 X Mark II with improved stabilization, 8 fps Raw bursts

      Canon has announced the successor to the tiny PowerShot G9 X, dubbed the G9 X Mark II. The new model retains the same basic look, feel and weight of the original, with all of the changes under the hood. Read more

      Pulse: Extreme weather in black and white

      Mike Olbinski has wowed us many times over the past year with his storm chasing footage, but this time he put a black and white spin on it. Read more 

      January 3
      Samsung patent shows dual-camera tracking feature

      A Samsung patent application shows an advanced subject tracking feature that uses a dual-camera with a wide-angle and tele lens. Read more

      Magic Lantern proof-of-concept shows in-camera DNG shooting

      Magic Lantern is working on some new technology that could unlock in-camera lossless DNG shooting for Canon cameras. Read more

      January 2
      Around the world in 10 videos: 2016 Field Tests

      2016 saw DPReview staff travel around the world, for our ongoing series of long-form videos. In this article, Barney takes us on a guided tour though the year in Field Tests. Read more

      January 1
      Fog waves: photographer Nick Steinberg captures nature in motion

      Photographer Nick Steinberg goes above the clouds to capture some incredible images of the dense fog that inundates the San Francisco Bay area in California. Read more

      2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things

      Picking favorites is hard, but our readers were up to the task when we asked them to share their favorite shots of 2016. Here are just some of the standout images submitted. Read more