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      July 2019 news and reviews

      July 31
      Yongnuo's compact YN200 Speedlite flash officially launched

      Yongnuo has officially launched its YN200 Speedlite, a compact flash that packs plenty of power.

      US senator targets ‘addictive’ social media features with newly proposed SMART Act

      The Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act would restrict social media platforms from using ‘addictive and deceptive techniques’ allegedly intended to ‘exploit users.’

      Ricoh Japan teases infrared version of the Pentax KP DSLR, but don't plan on getting one

      The Pentax KP IR is more or less identical to the standard KP with the exception that its IR filter has been removed to allow the sensor to capture non-visible light.

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R review

      The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R is a big, high-resolution mirrorless camera with pro-level build and controls. We've completed our full review of the S1R's image quality, autofocus and more - take a look.

      Video: Frying eggs with ARRI Fresnel lights

      Sweet Lou Photography has put the ARRI 150, ARRI 300 and ARRI 650 to the test to see which one can best fry an egg for his ongoing YouTube series ‘Stupid Photo Challenge.’

      Apple's 2020 iPhones will likely feature time-of-flight sensors for improved AR experiences

      Time-of-flight sensors can measure distances by measuring the time it takes for a laser pulse to travel until it hits an object and is reflected back.

      Nikon's Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S to ship in September

      Nikon has introduced the Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S lens for its full-frame mirrorless system. This short telephoto prime has 12 elements, a nine-blade aperture and minimum focus distance of 0.8m (2.6ft). It will be available in September for $799.

      July 30
      Lensbaby adds Canon RF, Nikon Z mount options to its most popular lenses

      Canon EOS R and Nikon Z owners can now buy some of Lensbaby's most popular products for their respective lens mounts.

      Video: a look at how the masterful images were captured for the ‘I Spy’ book series

      A recent video from YouTube channel Insider shows how photo illustrator Walt Wick crafted and captured the mesmerizing scenes inside Scholastic’s 90's I Spy book series.

      These prototype contact-style soft lenses come with blink-controlled zoom

      Scientists at the University of California San Diego have designed and built a prototype of a contact lens that is controlled by eye motion.

      RED teases new Komodo system with what appears to be an RF lens mount

      We don't know what exactly the RED Komodo is, but we do know what it isn't.

      Pelican launches 1510 and 1535 Carry On cases with hybrid TrekPak and Pick N Pluck interiors

      Pelican has launched a new collection of cases that combines its Pick N Pluck foam with the TrekPak travel system to create the ultimate modular storage solution for photo gear.

      Panasonic Leica 10-25mm F1.7 sample gallery

      The Panasonic Leica DG 10-25mm F1.7 is the fastest wide zoom available for the Micro Four Thirds system. We've been shooting with it for a few weeks and are impressed with what we've seen thus far. Check out our sample gallery and judge for yourself.

      July 29
      JPEGmini brings its image compression plug-in to Capture One 12

      Previously reserved for use as a standalone app and a plug-in for Lightroom and Photoshop, JPEGmini's image compression program is now available as a plug-in for Capture One 12.

      Behance introduces Moodboards, a Pinterest-like way to group projects and images

      These Pinterest-inspired boards serve as a way to inform and inspire by gathering together bits and pieces of other art and info.

      Topaz Studio 2 non-destructive image editor arrives with hundreds of filters and effects

      Topaz Studio 2 adds a number of new editing tools, filters and other goodies to Topaz Labs‘ image editing program.

      Fujifilm issues service advisory for GFX 100 units with faulty shutter lock mechanism

      Fujifilm has issued a service advisory for a small number of GFX 100 camera units with faulty shutter lock mechanisms that can cause accidental shutter actuations.

      DPReview TV: Bring back the custom focus limiter!

      Do you remember the custom focus limiter? Chris and Jordan do, and they explain why camera makers should embrace this feature for both stills and video.

      July 28
      Slideshow: IGPOTY Macro Art Photo Contest Winners

      International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) has announced the winning images and finalists of the 13th Macro Art Photo Project, featuring the work of photographers from around the world.

      Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VII: What you need to know

      The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VII is the seventh completely new model in the company's pocketable large sensor zoom compact series. Confused about how it's different? We don't blame you. Here's what you need to know.

      July 27
      Black Hole Sun: Shooting the Total Solar Eclipse in Argentina

      Erez Marom traveled to Northern Argentina to photograph the recent total solar eclipse, where the combination of clear skies, a low sun and a two-minute totality window made for a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

      DPReview TV: Travel tripod shootout!

      A good tripod can be an essential tool for the traveling photographer. This week Chris and Jordan review four great travel tripods from Manfrotto, Sirui, Gitzo and Peak Design that get the job done while still leaving room in your bag for your other gear.

      July 26
      Video: 20 minutes of ASMR binaural sounds for photographers

      Jared Polin of FroKnowsPhoto has shared a new video with the self-explanatory title ‘ASMR Photography.’

      Traveling light: The ups and downs of the Canon EOS M100 in Mexico

      Reviews Editor Carey Rose went to Mexico on a vacation and brought a tiny camera that takes about the same photos as the comparatively huge Canon EOS 80D. Not bad.

      Video: Shooting video with a Vest Pocket Kodak camera lens from WWI

      Unusual lens guru Mathieu Stern acquired a Vest Pocket Kodak 127 film camera lens last used during World War 1 and subsequently shot a little video with it.

      July 25
      RED blames Chinese ODM for Hydrogen One troubles, including the camera

      The company says that for the development and manufacturing of the Hydrogen Two it will work with a different contractor.

      Video: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII first look

      Take a look at what's new and notable on Sony's latest 1" sensor compact and see its powerful autofocus system in action.

      Sony RX100 VII sample gallery

      Sony squeezed an impressive amount of new tech into its latest RX100-series camera - it gains a new sensor, real-time AF (with animal eye detect), an EVF with no blackouts during bursts and even a microphone socket. Here are our initial samples.

      Sony reveals Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII super-compact with 90 fps bursts and mic socket

      Sony has revealed the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII, the seventh installment in its 1" pocket camera series. It features all the company's latest AF know-how, along with the ability to shoot short bursts at 90 fps and a mic socket for improved audio capture.

      July 24
      DisplayPort 2.0 on the way with support for 16K HDR monitors, dual 8K HDR monitors

      Preparing for the age of 8K and above, the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has released details of the next version of DisplayPort that can handle multiple high-resolution HDR monitors.

      Celebrity photographer accused of soliciting nudes from model for free photo shoot

      Photographer Marcus Hyde, known for his work with Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande, has been accused by a model of soliciting nude images in exchange for a free photo shoot.

      Leica Q2 owners are experiencing issues with unreadable Raw files

      A number of Leica users are experiencing a problem with Raw files captured with the Q2's ‘continuous super speed’ drive mode that leaves their Raw files unreadable upon export.

      Pixelmator Pro 1.4 ‘Hummingbird’ update adds powerful Apple Photos extension and new tools

      The ‘Hummingbird’ update adds the ability to essentially run the full Pixelmator program inside Apple's Photos app.

      Report: Some iPhone 11 models to come with ‘Smart Frame’ photo feature

      The feature will reportedly let you edit a photo's perspective and framing after capture, using additional image information recorded by the super-wide-angle camera.

      July 23
      Recreational drone pilots in the US can now obtain near-instant FAA authorization for flying in controlled airspace

      The FAA has expanded its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system to include recreational drone pilots.

      Square Photo Studio offers $10 product photography service using robotic camera

      Square, a company built on payment processing, has announced a new program that will capture multi-angle product photography images starting at just under $10.

      Autel wants you to trade in your old drone for an EVO, even if it's not one of its own

      Autel is looking to make the most of a rather silent drone market to push its own 4K-capable EVO drone.

      Asus ROG II smartphone features 48MP Sony sensor, 120Hz display and more

      The latest Asus smartphone is targeted at gamers but comes with solid-looking camera specs and more than enough processing power for serious on-device photo and video editing.

      Instagram users are risking their health for images at Spain's toxic Monte Neme lake

      It might look pretty, but unless you want to risk your health, it's probably best to stay away from the abandoned quarry in Galicia, Spain.

      Skylum’s impending Luminar 4 update will feature AI-powered sky replacement filters

      The new feature in Skylum's Luminar 4 editing program will use AI to replace the sky in images.

      Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD sample gallery

      We paired Tamron's new 17-28mm F2.8 with the Sony a7R III for a little sightseeing right in our own backyard.

      Sony Semiconductor shows off specs of six full-frame sensors, including a Quad Bayer sensor

      The sensors vary in specification, but hint at interesting cameras to come, from more manufacturers than just Sony.

      July 22
      Kodak Mobile Film Scanner is a cheap cardboard-based way to scan 35mm film and slides

      The quality of the ‘scans’ won’t hold a torch to lab-scanned negatives, but if it's simplicity or novelty you're going for, this thing is more than good enough.

      ‘Tag cleaners’ spam Instagram accounts with safe images to combat digital vandalism

      Instagram users across the globe are teaming up for good to help ‘protect’ the accounts of users whose accounts have been the target of trolls for various reasons.

      Wacom launches budget-friendly Cintiq 22 pen display

      The Cintiq 22 doesn't come with all the bells and whistles of Wacom's Pro series, but it could be a decent options for amateurs and enthusiasts.

      Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art sample gallery

      DPReview's Carey Rose got in some quality time with Sigma's brand-new 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art while traveling through Japan. Have a look at the gallery for a range of wide-open shots, as well as comparative aperture progressions.

      July 21
      Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art sample gallery

      We've started our Sigma DG DN 14-24mm F2.8 Art sample gallery with photos from Japan taken shortly after its launch. The photos in this initial gallery were captured with the Sony version of the lens on a7R III, and we hope to have the L-mount version in our hands soon.

      July 20
      Parrot exits toy drone market to focus on enterprise offerings

      After initial reports of disappearing stock, a spokesperson from Parrot has confirmed the company is planning to exit the toy drone market.

      Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Art sample gallery

      The Sigma 45mm F2.8 isn't the fastest of the three full-frame mirrorless lenses recently launched for Sony E-mount and Sigma/Panasonic/Leica L-mount, but it is is a compact, lightweight piece of glass perfect for walking around. And we did just that with it – have a look.

      July 19
      DPReview TV: Sony a7R IV preview

      Sony just announced the a7R IV, its new high resolution flagship camera. DPReview TV was on hand for the launch and Jordan is here with a preview. Chris picked this week to go fishing, but we know a great website where he can learn more about the camera when he gets home.

      Slideshow: The winners of the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards

      The National Audubon Society has announced the winners of its 2019 Audubon Photography Awards, showcasing some of the most incredible bird photography from around the world.

      UK photographer transforms shipping container into camera and darkroom

      Technically, it's an all-in-one camera system that can deliver prints. But don't expect them to be instant and plan on having a parking lot on hand to put it in.

      Small claims copyright court CASE Act bill passed by US Senate Judiciary Committee

      First introduced in May, the Senate Senate Judiciary Committee has passed the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act legislation.

      The Alotech ELEV 5800' is a back-contouring backpack for wildlife photographers

      Alotech says the modular, ergonomic backpack is ‘designed for wildlife photographers by wildlife photographers.’

      Sony FE 35mm F1.8 sample gallery updated

      We've been eager to continue shooting with the brand-new Sony FE 35mm F1.8. As a result, our sample gallery has been updated with a fresh batch of images.

      July 18
      Video: Bald eagle takes off with a camera that was capturing its eating frenzy

      A hungry bald eagle became a little too opportunistic when it took the camera for a ride over the sea before safely returning it to shore.

      Instagram changes its policy on disabling accounts, will give users a warning first

      Instagram says it plans to crack down on more accounts, but notes it'll be handing out warnings first before the account is disabled.

      Special Moon-landing edition Hasselblad 907X and CFV II kit announced for $7500

      The special edition ‘Moon Landing’ kit includes the 907X camera and the CFV II 50C digital back, and gives us a clue about the price of the regular production models.

      Instagram expands its hidden ‘likes’ experiment to additional countries

      In April Instagram launched an experiment hiding like counts for some of its users in Canada. Now the trial has been expanded to more regions.

      What you need to know: the DJI Ronin-SC gimbal

      DJI's new Ronin-SC is a compact, single-handed 3-axis gimbal designed for mirrorless cameras. It's very similar to the company's popular Ronin-S gimbal, but smaller, lighter, and with a few notable differences.

      Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR to arrive in September for $800

      Fujifilm's XF 16-80mm F4 jumps off the roadmap and into reality in a couple of months, promising 6 stops of stabilization and weather-resistance. With an equivalent focal length of 24-122mm, this 16-80 sounds like a nice kit lens replacement, at least on paper.

      Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR is smallest and lightest lens for GFX cameras

      Fujifilm has announced the Fujinon GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR lens for its GFX medium format system. This compact (relatively speaking) lens weighs just 335g (11.8oz) and is fully weather-sealed. One of the lens's nine elements is aspherical, and it also has a nine-blade aperture and linear autofocus motor.

      July 17
      I'm Back MF is a $400 digital back for analog medium format cameras

      It's not going to win any image quality contest, but it's a clever idea that doesn't take itself too seriously.

      Nikkei reports Canon's profit projections are twice as bad as it anticipated

      Earlier this year, Nikkei reported Canon was anticipating a 20 percent profit decrease for its 2019 fiscal year. Now the decrease is expected to be 40 percent year-over-year.

      Aurora Aperture launches Adapter Mount Format drop-in filters for mirrorless cameras

      The new adapters work with Aurora Aperture's full range of drop-in filters.

      Alphabet's Wing introduces OpenSky drone safety app

      Alphabet's Wing introduced OpenSky, the first release in a planned ecosystem of apps, to ensure safe and compliant drone operations.

      DJI launches the Ronin-SC, a lightweight, compact gimbal for mirrorless camera systems

      The Ronin-SC features a more lightweight, compact form-factor than its Ronin-S predecessor and includes new features from DJI including ‘Force Mobile’ and ActiveTrack 3.0.

      DPReview TV: Sony a7R IV sneak peek

      Our team is at the launch event for the new Sony a7R IV and they're ready to share their initial thoughts. Find out what excites them about this camera, and get some more nuanced insight into some key features.

      Sony a7R IV: What you need to know

      The Sony a7R IV is the company's fourth-generation ultra-high-resolution full-frame mirrorless camera that sports a whopping 61 Megapixel sensor. We spent a few hours with the camera today and have some first impressions to share.

      July 16
      The LockPort XT3 HDMI is an adapter and port saver for Fujifilm X-T3 video shooters

      The micro to full-size HDMI adapter features a 90-degree angle and protective housing to simplify and protect the X-T3's built-in micro HDMI port.

      Sony a7R IV sample gallery

      We've got a lot more shooting to do with the a7R IV, but in the meantime, here are our very first shots with the 61MP beast.

      Demo: Sony a7R IV's real-time Eye AF during video recording

      Take a quick look at video recording with live Face Detection and Eye AF in action on the new Sony a7R IV.

      Ilford Photo’s ‘Behind the Scenes’ video takes an inside look at the company’s UK facility

      Ilford Photo says this is the first time it's given a behind-the-scenes look inside its HARMAN Technology facility in Mobberley, England.

      Lomography launches new high-contrast LomoChrome Metropolis film in multiple formats

      LomoChrome Metropolis is the first new color film to hit the market in more than five years.

      Canon files patent application for barndoor-style lens cap that you can't lose

      Japanese Patent Application 2019-113645 describes a lens hood with four sections that opens when in use and closes shut when the camera is no longer in use.

      Sony's new shotgun microphone offers built-in A/D converter compatible with a7R IV

      Alongside the a7R IV, Sony has unveiled a new shotgun microphone that, when used with the new camera, offers built-in audio/digital conversion to provide digital audio recording in camera. A new XLR adapter mic adaptor kit is also on its way.

      Sony introduces the a7R IV with 61 Megapixel full-frame sensor

      Sony has introduced the a7R IV, which the company calls 'another milestone in mirrorless', at an event in New York City. The camera has a full-frame 61MP BSI-CMOS sensor with a claimed 15 stops of dynamic range, a redesigned body, 10 fps burst shooting, and Real-time Eye AF for stills and videos.

      July 15
      Sony is teasing a ‘special live event’ set to be livestreamed July 16 at 10am EDT

      Sony has something up its sleeve and has announced it will be live-streaming its latest announcement on its Alpha Universe website.

      Incredible total solar eclipse hyperlapse captured from a drone

      Photographer Matt Robinson captured the only total solar eclipse to occur this year with a hyperlapse video using a DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

      PSA: Privately shared Google Photos links can be opened by anyone

      A researcher has discovered that links used to share images on Google Photos might not be as private as people are led to believe.

      Drone Awards 2019: Winners and finalists

      The second annual Drone Awards aerial photography contest received over 4,500 submissions from 107 countries, and some of the winners are pretty amazing.

      Sony launches ‘world's fastest’ USB hub, new rugged SD cards

      The company claims its MRW-W3 hub comes with the 'world's fastest' UHS-II SD (and microSD) card reader.

      Nikon shuttering its D600 sensor ‘dust’ repair program in January 2020

      Nikon has confirmed that it's ending the repair program it opened up to address sensor dust’ issues that plagued D600 camera units.

      Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S sample gallery updated

      Whether you're at 70mm and F2.8 shooting portraits or 24mm and F11 shooting landscapes, the Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 turns in impressive results. We've updated our sample gallery with some more recent images.

      July 14
      FilmConvert Nitrate upgrade inbound with advanced grain control and more

      FIlmConvert's impending update, nicknamed Nitrate, is bringing Cineon Log versions of original film stock emulations, full custom curve control and advanced film grain controls.

      DPReview TV: Entry-level DSLR challenge

      Do we really need the latest and greatest cameras? To find out, DPReview TV host Nigel Danson swapped his Nikon Z7 and pro lenses for an entry-level Canon DSLR with a $100 kit lens. How did it measure up to his top-of-the-line gear? Tune in to find out

      July 13
      Hands-on with new Sigma 35mm F1.2, 45mm F2.8 and 14-24mm lenses

      Sigma just launched three brand new lenses for Sony E-mount and L-mount. The 35mm F1.2 DG DN and 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN 'Art' are joined by the ultra-compact 45mm F2.8 DG DN 'Contemporary'. We took a closer look.

      DPReview TV: Fujifilm GFX 100 review

      For their review of the Fujifilm GFX 100, Chris and Jordan woke up at the crack of dawn for dramatic landscapes and teamed up with a portrait pro for a model shoot. Now the verdict is in. Wait... did Chris just say "Ultimate landscape camera?"

      Fujifilm GFX 100 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

      This new gallery of images from the Fujifilm GFX 100 medium format camera includes photos taken from this week's episode of DPReview TV, with a focus on portraiture and landscape photography.

      July 12
      Harvard researchers create mini polarization camera that shows how shrimp see the world

      Researchers at Harvard have create a miniaturized polarization camera that can replicate how shrimp view the world.

      BenQ's SW270C monitor is a 27" 16:9 HDR IPS display with 99% Adobe RGB coverage for $799

      The monitor features BenQ's new Color Uniformity Technology and an updated Hotkey Puck for easier setting changes on the fly.

      DPReview TV: Nikon Z6 and Z7 Eye-AF put to the test

      Thanks to a recent firmware update, Nikon's Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras now include eye-detect autofocus. How well does it work? Chris and Jordan put it to the test in this episode filmed by Jordan in (gasp!) 60p.

      Skydio teases autumn release of R1 drone successor

      Skydio released the world's first autonomous drone last year, the R1. Now, they've announced its successor in a vague teaser, slated for an autumn release.

      Sigma to create 'Classic' range of cine Art primes

      Sigma announces 'Classic' versions of cine Art primes with minimal optical coatings to provide a range of lenses giving the look of 'classic' lenses.

      July 11
      SiOnyx Aurora Sport action camera brings full-color night vision for $399

      The SiOnyx Aurora Sport offers similar—albeit slightly improved—specs compared to its predecessor, but its $399 price point is $300 cheaper than the original Aurora.

      Hands-on with new Sigma 'fp' - a compact, full-frame, L-mount mirrorless camera

      The Sigma fp is the world's smallest full-frame camera. We got a chance to get out hands on it at the launch in Japan. Here's what we found.

      Laowa Optics brings two full-frame lenses to Canon RF, Nikon Z mounts

      The ‘new’ lenses are the Laowa 15mm F2 ‘Zero-D,’ now available for Canon RF and Nikon Z mount, and the Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 Zoom, now available for Nikon Z mount.

      Skylum releases Luminar Flex 1.1 with Accent AI 2.0, custom workspaces and more

      The update is the first major update for Skylum's plug-in-style editing program for other post-production programs.

      Flickr users furious as critical issues still plague the platform following Yahoo transition

      It's been a month and a half since Flickr's transfer from Yahoo's servers, but users are still facing critical issues across the entire platform, from missing photos to the inability to login, and Flickr support seems to have all but disappeared.

      Sigma announces ultra-compact 'fp' L-mount camera, teases full-frame Foveon sensor

      Sigma has announced a compact full-frame L-mount mirrorless camera. The 'fp' features a 24.6MP BSI-CMOS sensor with a traditional Bayer color filter. We understand that that an L-mount Foveon-based camera is also in development.

      Sigma updates L-mount lens roadmap through 2020

      At its launch event in Japan, Sigma published an updated roadmap for its L-mount lenses. According to the presentation by CEO Kazuto Yamaki, 14 lenses will be available by the end of 2020.

      Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art coming to full-frame Sony and L-mount bodies

      Sigma has announced its ultra-fast 35mm F1.2 prime lens for Sony E and Panasonic/Leica L-mount bodies. The lens features aspherical and 'SLD' elements, an 11-blade aperture and a sturdy weather-sealed enclosure.

      Sigma announces 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art for full-frame mirrorless

      Sigma has announced the 14-24mm F2.8 Art for L-mount and Sony E-mount, coming in August. It features a rear filter holder and like its Art-series peers, offers splash and dustproof construction.

      Lightweight Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN for L-mount and E-mount announced

      Sigma's 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary is a lightweight standard prime lens for full-frame Sony, Panasonic and Leica mirrorless cameras. Despite weighing just 215 grams (7.5 ounces), the lens is made mostly of metal and is water and dust resistant.

      Sigma announces 16mm, 30mm and 56mm DC DN prime lenses for Canon EF-M mount

      Sigma has announced that its trio of F1.4 DC DN prime lenses for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds will soon be available in Canon EF-M mount. The lenses include the 16mm F1.4, 30mm F1.4 and 56mm F1.4.

      July 10
      Researchers use ‘bio-inspired’ event cameras and AI to generate ultra-high-speed videos

      Researchers with the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich have shared a paper showing the development of a novel recurrent neural network that can reconstruct ultra-high-speed videos from data captured by event cameras.

      Leica announces the V-Lux 5, a rebranded and (slightly) redesigned Lumix FZ1000 II

      It might be little more than a re-badged Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II, but at least it's not a new special-edition camera.

      Nokia 9 PureView update brings live bokeh and image processing boost

      Nokia has updated its flagship phone with a camera boost and faster fingerprint reader among other improvements.

      SIRUI reveals 400mm telephoto and anamorphic lenses for smartphones

      SIRUI's latest products include a 400mm (equivalent) telephoto lens and an anamorphic lens designed specifically for smartphone camera systems.

      Best lenses for Micro Four Thirds buying guide updated

      Based on reader feedback, we've updated our selections for best travel zoom and best tele-zoom lenses in our Micro Four Thirds lens buying guide.

      July 9
      Apple updates its entry-level MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, kills off the MacBook

      Apple has made a few updates to its entry-level MacBook Pro and its entire MacBook Air lineup, giving them a much-needed refresh, as minor as it may be.

      Sony FE 35mm F1.8 sample gallery

      Sony has just announced its FE 35mm F1.8 lens for its full-frame E-mount cameras. Its combination of focal length, aperture and light weight make it the perfect lens to keep permanently mounted on your Alpha-series camera. We took it out for a spin, to see how it performs.

      Moment announces the world’s first anamorphic lens for consumer drones

      Last year, Moment introduced the anamorphic lens to smartphones. The company has decided to take it a step further and make it compatible with DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom consumer drones.

      DJI lodges complaint against the BBC for biased, unbalanced drone coverage

      In two recent investigative documentary films broadcast by the BBC, drones are portrayed in a negative light. DJI has filed a formal complaint and issued an open letter challenging these claims.

      Instagram to implement anti-bullying features

      Instagram is now launching two new features to combat harassment on the image sharing platform.

      Sony releases long-awaited FE 35mm F1.8 lens

      Sony has released the FE 35mm F1.8, a long-awaited fast medium wide-angle lens for its full-frame a7 and a9 cameras. Compact and lightweight, the FE has a lot in common with the older FE 85mm F1.8.

      Cameradactyl Homonculus 69 camera launches with support for Mamiya Press lenses, Graflex backs

      This modular, Frankenstein-looking camera can be tweaked and modded with various lenses and film backs to create countless combinations of DIY camera systems.

      Canon's updated PowerShot G7 X III and G5 X II: What you need to know

      Take a detailed look at what what's new, improved and notable on the just-announced Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III and G5 X Mark II.

      Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II has fast 24-120mm equiv. lens and pop-up EVF

      Canon's PowerShot G5 X II has lost the SLR-style design of its predecessor, but gains a 20MP Stacked CMOS sensor, 24-120mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens, crop-less 4K video, 30 fps Raw burst shooting and a pop-up electronic viewfinder.

      Canon PowerShot G7 X III features Stacked CMOS sensor and live video streaming

      While it looks a lot like its predecessor, the PowerShot G7 X Mark III is a totally new camera on the inside. It features a 20MP Stacked CMOS sensor, 30 fps Raw burst shooting and 4K/30p video capture, but the big story with the G7 X III is its ability to stream live video over YouTube.

      Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM arrives in September for $900

      Canon's new telezoom for its full-frame mirrorless system arrives later this year for $900, or as part or an EOS RP kit for $2200.

      July 8
      Ricoh updates Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 fisheye with new coatings and exterior

      Ricoh has updated the 2006-vintage Pentax 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 fisheye with new 'HD' and 'SP' coatings, and a modernized the exterior to match its most recent DSLRs. Optically, the lens is unchanged from the original.

      Google Camera app code hints at 16MP tele-camera inside the Pixel 4

      References to a tele-camera have been found in the code of a leaked version of Google's camera app.

      Nikkei reports the digital camera market was down 22% in 2018

      Canon might've increased its market share, but overall the digital camera market took quite a nosedive in 2018, according to the latest statistics from Nikkei.

      Fujifilm GFX100 sets new benchmark in our studio scene

      We've re-shot our studio scene using a full production Fujifilm GFX 100, resulting in some of the best image quality we've ever tested.

      Irix teases its first cine lens, a 150mm T3.0 1:1 Macro lens for EF, Sony E, MFT and PL mounts

      Irix is taking the leap to cinema glass with its upcoming 150mm T3.0 1:1 Macro lens.

      Ricoh GR III firmware version 1.20 adds 'Horizon Correction,' fixes AF issues and more

      Ricoh has released the latest firmware update for its GR III camera, bringing with it a few new features and overall stability improvements.

      Review: Insta360 Pro 2 professional 360 camera

      Designed for professional use, the Insta360 Pro 2 is a 360-degree camera that captures stereoscopic (3D) video at up to 8K resolution, and which has a price tag in the same league as a Canon 1D X II or Nikon D5. What is a camera like this capable of? Read our review to find out.

      Tamron apologizes, says 17-28mm F2.8 FE shipments likely delayed due to high demand

      In a notice on its website, Tamron Japan says shipments of its 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD Sony E mount lens could be delayed from its initial July 25 launch date due to higher demand than anticipated.

      July 7
      Samyang / Rokinon AF 85mm F1.4 FE sample gallery

      The Samyang / Rokinon AF 85mm F1.4 FE represents excellent value for money. We've been shooting, to see what it can do.

      Review: Wondershare FilmoraPro video editing software

      Wondershare recently introduced FilmoraPro, a non-linear editor designed to take on Adobe’s Premiere Pro, but on a non-subscription basis. Can it take some market share away from the heavy hitters of the video editing world?

      July 6
      These are the Kennel Club's Dog Photographer of the Year contest winners

      The Kennel Club has announced the winners of its 2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Awards. As you might expect, the gallery is full of adorable little puppers, young and old.

      DPReview TV: Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL camera review

      The Google Pixel 3 has a lot of neat tricks up its sleeve thanks to features like HDR+ and Night Sight, but is it good enough to replace your regular point and shoot camera? Chris decided to find out by using the Pixel 3 XL as his only camera on a big trip. Was it up to the task?

      Google Pixel 3 XL sample gallery (DPReview TV)

      This week on DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan reviewed the Google Pixel 3 XL camera. Take a look a look at some of the photos they shot and decide for yourself if the Pixel 3 is good enough to be your go-to travel camera.

      July 5
      Sheriff's Office issues public warning over cosplay photo shoot with large fake rifle

      A cosplay photo shoot raised concerns on a California beach when a model was seen carrying a rifle around without any indication it wasn't a real gun.

      Yongnuo shares portable YN200 Speedlite sporting a very familiar design

      Details are scarce in the specifications and pricing department, but it doesn't take a spec sheet to notice the YN200 bears a striking resemblance to the Godox AD200/Flashpoint eVOLV 200.

      Manfrotto launches new Top Lock Travel Quick Release Adapter

      The new quick release adapter replaces works with Manfrotto tripods, as well as all Arca-type tripods.

      Google Photos to be updated with manual face tagging and more

      Product lead David Lieb revealed some upcoming features in a Twitter exchange with users.

      July 4
      Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di OSD gallery updated

      Tamron's 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di OSD is a wide angle zoom that punches above its price class. It's compact, light-weight and most importantly, sharp, with well-controlled distortion. For all these reasons we decided to update our previously posted sample gallery.

      July 3
      Team tests out drone strikes by firing them into a wall at 500 mph

      The Fraunhofer Institute is testing out various drone models to assess the impact of a drone colliding with an aircraft.

      Video: Shooting with a 150-year-old wet plate camera in Vienna

      Have you ever wondered what it's like to shoot a 150 year old camera? Photographer and unusual camera enthusiast Mathieu Stern has done just that and has shared the experience in his latest YouTube video.

      Moment app updated with slow-shutter modes for motion blur and light trails

      The app now comes with motion blur and light trail modes. Shutter speeds can be pre-selected or set to bulb mode.

      Hasselblad re-issues 1969 press release on moon landing cameras

      See the original September 1969 press release detailing Hasselblad's involvement with the Apollo 11 mission and the cameras used on the surface of the Moon

      Interview: Keith Partridge, shooting at the edge of the world

      Keith Partridge is an award-winning cinematographer who shoots in some of the most remote places on Earth, and whose credits include the BBC series 'Human Planet' and the film 'Touching the Void'. He tells us what it's like to film in some of the most unforgiving places on the planet.

      July 2
      Sony a9 'real-time tracking' update makes it the highest scoring camera in its class

      We've tested and re-scored the Sony a9 with a focus on the AF enhancements that firmware 5.0 brings, and it raises the score to 90%. This makes the a9 the highest-scoring camera in its class, out-ranking the Nikon D5 and Canon 1D X II.

      Insta360 Titan 11K 360-degree cinematic camera now available to purchase

      The Insta360 Titan 11K 360-degree cinematic camera is now available for a cool $15,339 USD.

      Negative Supply launches Kickstarter for Film Carrier MK1, a 35mm camera scanning system

      The Film Carrier MK1 is mechanical system that leverages a digital camera and macro lens to digitize 35mm negatives with relative ease.

      LAANC to be made available to recreational drone pilots later this month

      The FAA is expanding Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) to recreational drone pilots on July 23rd.

      Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM sample gallery

      Canon's RF mount is still in its infancy, but that's not stopping the brand from flexing some muscle and releasing the ultra-fast, ultra-pricey 85mm F1.2L. It's a tad large on the the EOS R, but offers jaw-dropping performance.

      Canon is using Indiegogo to crowdfund the IVY REC, a ‘Clippable, Go Anywhere Camera’

      Canon is hoping to bring one of its concept cameras to life with the help of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.

      July 1
      Sony announces a new RX100 III Video Creator Kit with grip, SD card and additional battery

      The kit includes Sony's VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip, a 64GB SD card and an extra battery.

      Trump lifts ban on US companies that prevented them selling to Huawei

      Comments during a G20 press conference suggest U.S. firms will be able to sell to the Chinese tech giant once again.

      Modular 5K Octopus Camera supports swapping in different sensor modules

      The Octopus camera is designed to be tweaked and upgraded with relative ease, thanks to a modular and open source design.

      Nikon Z6 vs. Panasonic S1 vs. Sony a7 III, which is right for you?

      Sony, Nikon and Panasonic all now make 24MP full frame mirrorless cameras, but each has its specific strengths. The best choice for you depends what you're planning to shoot (and which lenses you need).

      Samyang XP / Rokinon SP 35mm F1.2 sample gallery

      The Samyang SP / Rokinon XP 35mm F1.2 is a big, fast, all-metal prime lens for Canon's EF mount. The ultra-fast aperture lets you not only blur backgrounds into buttery oblivion, but turns dim lighting into daylight for stills and video. Take a look at how it performs in our sample gallery.

      Best camera bargains buying guide updated

      You don't need to buy the latest and greatest camera to take amazing photos. Our newly updated 'best camera bargains' buying guide highlights some slightly older cameras that are still worth your consideration.

      Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is leaving Apple to start new design firm

      Apple has announced that its chief design officer, Jony Ive, is leaving the company to start his own design firm.

      Firmware update for Panasonic S1/S1R improves image stabilization and AF performance

      Panasonic has announced that it will release a firmware update for its Lumix DC-S1 and S1R cameras on July 9th. The update is claimed to improve in-body IS performance and AF in video and 'live view display during focusing' have also been tweaked.

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