December 4
Video: Blind smartphone camera test highlights what qualities people value in smartphone photos

Marques Brownlee published his third annual 'Blind Smartphone Camera Test' video and the results are surprising. It's not necessarily the most feature-packed or expensive smartphones that move.

Viltrox unveils 33mm F1.4, 56mm F1.4 APS-C prime AF lenses for Sony APS-C camera systems

The new 33mm F1.4 and 56mm F1.4 APS-C lenses are roughly equivalent to 50mm and 85mm lenses, respectively, on full-frame cameras. You can purchase the 56mm F1.4 now, while the 33mm F1.4 lens is available to pre-order.

China’s Chang’e-5 probe beams high-res color panoramic of the Moon's surface

The sample-collecting probe filmed the Moon from close up and then captured its own landing, but the best bit is the color stitched panorama that's 15,000 pixels wide.

Film Fridays: The humble, plastic Soviet-era cameras that summited Mount Everest

In this week's Film Friday we join up with a group of Soviet climbers, prepping to summit Mount Everest. The year is 1982 and to document the expedition, the team decides to bring along five plastic Smena Symbol viewfinder cameras. A humble, simple-to-use unit, it proves to be the perfect companion for the trip.

December 3
Wristcam adds a pair of cameras to your Apple Watch

Users have lamented the absence of a camera in the Apple Watch. A new product, Wristcam, aims to change this by incorporating a pair of cameras in an Apple Watch band.

Video: One man's quest to watercool a Canon R5 into an 8K video powerhouse

The Canon R5 has many noteworthy features, not the least of which is 8K video recording. However, the camera's video performance is hindered by overheating issues. Matt, from YouTube channel DIY Perks, has shared how he managed to get more from the camera, first through watercooling his R5, then through more conventional means.

Review: Monogram Creative Console - a refinement of our favorite modular editing hardware

Monogram's Creative Console allows you to build out a customized set of physical controls to speed up your editing workflow. Find out if it'll make your life easier in our detailed review.

Nikon adds CFexpress Type B card support to its D500, D850 and D5 DSLR camera systems

These firmware updates, which were first announced back in February 2019, allow Nikon D500, D850 and D5 owners to use CFexpress Type B cards in addition to XQD cards in their Nikon DSLR camera systems.

Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN sample gallery

The 35mm F2 DG DN is the standard prime in the group of new Sigma I-series lenses. We threw one onto the Sony a7R IV and went out shooting.

Tamron announces 17-70mm F2.8 for Sony APS-C cameras

Tamron has announced its 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens for Sony APS-C bodies. The lens, with a 35mm-equivalent of 25.5-105mm, will be available in mid-January for $799.

December 2
CIPA's October report shows camera market has mostly recovered from its COVID-19 downturn

CIPA's latest report for global camera shipments shows the camera industry is gaining pace once again in a year marred by the COVID-19 pandemic atop a market already in decline.

Apple releases Pro Display XDR Calibrator for its $5,000-plus monitor

Since its release in late 2019, users have been unable to recalibrate or fine-tune their Apple Pro Display XDR. With the new Pro Display XDR Calibrator and accompanying firmware update, users can now recalibrate their Pro Display XDR monitors.

Slideshow: People's Choice Award finalists for Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year has selected 25 photos for its People's Choice Award. Here are some of our favorites.

Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Earlier this week we published our samples from the new Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN when mounted on a Sony body. Chris and Jordan from DPReview TV also shot a gallery with the lens, but on Panasonic bodies. Have a look.

Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon 888 SoC with 3 ISPs capable of 8K video, 120fps still shooting, 960fps slo-mo and more

Today, at its Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm revealed the details of its new Snapdragon 888 system on a chip (SoC) that, amongst performance and battery improvements, offers an array of impressive photographer features, should Android smartphone manufacturers choose to make the most of them.

The Bronine Volkit can charge four different battery models at the same time

Aiming to save photographers carrying a cable and a charger for every battery they use, this device handles up to four batteries at the same time and can charge at home, in the car and via a USB power bank

December 1
(Select) Android smartphones now work with Profoto's professional lights via Profoto Camera app beta

For now, the app is in beta and limited to a handful of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, but as development continues, it's safe to assume support for other Android devices is on the way.

Sony's new Visual Story iOS app is designed for wedding and event photographers

Sony's new Visual Story app for iOS promises event and wedding photographers a variety of useful tools, designed to simplify their workflow and enhance their business. The app includes automatic image transfer, gallery creation, editing tools and more.

Yongnuo has patented a modular camera system aiming to best smartphone cameras

Yongnuo, makers of lenses, cameras and other photo accessories, has filed a patent for a modular mirrorless camera system.

Hands-on with new Sigma 35mm and 65mm F2 DG DN lenses

Sigma's new primes promise very good performance and light weight, when paired with L-mount and Sony E-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. Take a closer look.

DPReview TV: Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN and 65mm F2 DG DN review

Chris and Jordan take a look at the new Sigma 35mm F2 and 65mm F2. Depending on which system you're in and what your needs are, they might just be the compact, well-priced and impressively sharp little primes you've been looking for.

Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN sample gallery

The Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN is for the photographer who wants a focal length that falls squarely between 50mm and 85mm. Have a look at our initial sample gallery taken on a full-frame Sony body.

Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN sample gallery (DPReview TV)

While they were out shooting their video about Sigma's new lenses, Chris and Jordan filled up a memory card with photos from the 35mm F2 DG DN using Panasonic bodies.

Sigma introduces 24mm F3.5, 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 lenses for E and L mounts

Sigma has introduced its new 'I series' of compact, premium full-frame lenses for E and L mounts. The 24mm F3.5, 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 DG DN share similar designs and have weather-sealed metal bodies.

November 30
Vazen announces the 65mm T2 1.8x anamorphic lens for MFT camera systems, rounding out the 3 lens lineup

The 65mm T2 completes Vazen's set of anamorphic lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system. With a 1.8x squeeze, the lens produces a more pronounced anamorphic effect than the 1.33x lenses offered by Sirui, albeit at a much higher cost.

Meyer Optik Görlitz releases redesigned Primoplan 75mm F1.9 II lens for a handful of mounts

The Primoplan 75mm F1.9 II is a redesign of the original Primoplan 75mm F1.9 designed in 1936. It's available in Canon EF, Fuji X, Leica M, M42, MFT, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony E mounts and the first units are expected to ship in January 2021.

Nikon Z6 II initial review updated

As we continue to test Nikon's update of its multimedia full-framer, we've added more of our findings so far on image quality, dynamic range and video quality. Take a look.

Canon confirms August ransomware attack, notes past and current employees affected

When we first reported on the alleged ransomware attack back in August, Canon said it was 'investigating the situation.' Now, three months later, the company has confirmed in a statement that the personal information of past and current employees was taken from its servers.

November 29
Video: The 'surprising' origin story of Kodak Aerochrome film

Photographer and YouTuber Todd Dominey has shared a video that details the history of Kodak Aerochrome film, a film stock he says has 'an origin story unlike any other.'

Gear of the Year: Barney's choice (part 2) - Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm F11

Senior Editor Barney Britton's Gear of the Year part two details how he ended up with a Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm F11, and despite its quirks, why it was ideal for a creative project in the COVID-era.

November 28
DPReview TV: Best enthusiast full-frame mirrorless camera

Planning to treat yourself to a new full-frame camera this holiday season? We compare the Canon EOS R6, Nikon Z6 II, Panasonic S5 and Sony a7 III.

November 27
Photokina is cancelled indefinitely

Photokina has announced via a press release that after 70 years of shows in Cologne, Germany, it will be indefinitely suspended due to 'decreases in the imaging market’ that have ‘force[d] a hard cut.’

Treat yourself 2020: The ultimate photographers' gift guide

What follows are the headiest products of 2020, the ones photographers really want. So pour a tall cold one and get ready to treat yourself, 2020 style.

Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift lens sample gallery (DPReview TV)

The new Laowa 15mm F4.5 Shift lens lets you go wide with perspective control. View our sample gallery to see how a bit of shift can change a photo or introduce creative effects.

November 26
iPhone mount converts an Apple Watch into a live viewfinder for selfies and vlogging

The rear camera (or cameras) on an iPhone has all the latest bells and whistles, but how do you use them to capture a selfie or record a video of yourself? Enter the Ulanzi ST-09, an adjustable mount that allows you to turn an Apple Watch into a live viewfinder on the rear of your iPhone.

Gear of the Year: Richard's choice - Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM

Technical Editor Richard Butler's pick was the unusual lens that gave him the opportunity to try something new. The Canon RF 800mm F11's unique combination of telephoto reach, affordability and light weight will likely enable even more people to do the same.

DPReview TV lens review: Shift your perspective with the Laowa 15mm F4.5 shift lens

The Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift lens lets you shift perspective without moving the camera, correct for converging lines and more. Oh, and it's a lot of fun too.

November 25
MIOPS launches Kickstarter campaign for Flex, its featured-packed smart camera gadget

MIOPS has announced Flex, a new smart camera gadget designed to make it easy and simple to capture lightning strikes, action images, holy grail timelapse videos and much more.

Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2020

This year, despite the disruption, plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors. Now, as the year winds down, we're highlighting some of our standout products of the year. Check out the winners of the 2020 DPReview Awards!

Fujifilm adds a 400MP capture mode to its GFX 100 camera with 3.00 firmware update

Fujifilm's 3.00 firmware update adds a new Pixel Shift Mult-Shot mode to its GFX 100 camera that works alongside a new Pixel Shift Combiner program to output 400MP Raw images made up from 16 individual still images.

The Panasonic S1H and GH5 are the best cameras for videographers

You don't need to spend a fortune to buy a camera that's designed for videography. We took a look at the field and selected the Panasonic S1H and GH5 as the best cameras for serious videographers.

Fujifilm Introduces GFX 100 IR for 100MP infrared imaging

Fujifilm has announced a special version of its 100MP GFX 100 for infrared imaging. The new camera will be available for special order in early 2021.

November 24
Sigma to release a new 'DN' lens for mirrorless camera systems via livestream on December 1

The event, which will show off a new 'DN' lens for mirrorless camera systems, is set to take place at 7am ET (4am PT) on December 1.

Video: 'One Shot' shows what it takes to capture an iconic image at the Olympic games

The 'One Shot' documentary highlights the incredible amount of preparation and work involved in photographers capturing iconic moments in Olympic history. It also features nearly 150 wonderful images from past Olympics games.

MonsterAdapter's new LA-KE1 adapter brings autofocus, aperture control to Pentax K-mount lenses on Sony E-mount cameras

The adapter will bring full autofocus, aperture control and EXIF data transfer capabilities to Pentax K-mount lenses when used on select Sony E-mount camera systems. No price is given at this time, but the adapter is set to be available by the end of the year.

Gear of the Year: Barney's choice (part 1) - Fujifilm X100V

In a year when social distancing became a way of life overnight, Senior Editor Barney Britton maintained a small sense of connection via the Fujifilm X100V.

Review: Does the Canon Rebel T8i DSLR make sense in an increasingly mirrorless world?

The Canon EOS Rebel T8i (also known as the EOS 850D or Kiss X10i in some markets) is a 24MP DSLR aimed at first-time DSLR buyers and enthusiasts. Read our full review to find out how it performs.

November 23
iFixit tears down the iPhone 12 Pro Max, showcasing new camera tech

With new iPhone models comes new iFixit teardowns. iFixit has taken apart the iPhone 12 Pro Max and found some interesting details and gotten a look at the iPhone 12 Pro Max's internals, including its new camera technology.

Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS sample gallery

Canon's RF 85mm F2 Macro IS offers EOS R-series shooters an affordable, stabilized and fast-ish portrait prime. Take a look at what it can do.

Slideshow: Winners and finalists of the 2020 Ocean Photographer of the Year awards

Oceanographic Magazine recently announced the winners of its 2020 Ocean Photographer of the Year awards.

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