The camera maker joins Olympus, Fujifilm and others is a legal tussle over US digital camera technology patents held by DigiMedia Tech.
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Jun 30, 2020 at 15:19
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) photographs the sun every 0.75 seconds. In its first decade in space, the SDO has captured more than 425 million images of the sun. NASA has compiled these images into an amazing time lapse, come check it out.
lens newsJun 30, 2020 at 14:00
The lens is available for Leica M, Sony FE, Nikon Z and L-mount camera systems, and now holds the title as the world's widest rectilinear lens for full-frame camera systems.
sample galleryJun 30, 2020 at 13:00
Tamron's new 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 is a versatile zoom lens for Sony E-mount. Well-suited for travel photography, it's compact, lightweight, and fast/quiet to focus.
camera newsJun 30, 2020 at 05:00
Fujifilm has announced that its GF 30mm F3.5 R WR wide-angle lens for its medium format cameras will ship in late July or early August.
Fujifilm's latest lens is a sharp, reasonably compact and well-built wide-angle for the company's GFX medium-format cameras. We took it out and about in the warm Seattle summer with the company's 50 and 100 Megapixel camera bodies to see what it can do.
Jun 30, 2020 at 05:00
Fujifilm has issued firmware updates to the GFX 100 and GFX 50 models, with the 100MP camera gaining the most significant improvements.
videoJun 29, 2020 at 23:55
Although the channel is still growing, it currently has nine videos that offer concise overviews of just a few of the cameras Japan Camera Hunter founder Bellamy Hunt has sitting around his Japanese storefront.
Jun 29, 2020 at 20:43
ON1 has launched ON1 360, the latest version of ON1 Photo RAW 2020 with ON1's new Photo Mobile application for iOS, iPadOS and Android mobile devices. The new solution syncs raw processing between your mobile device and computer.
Jun 29, 2020 at 14:58
Switching screw-on filters between lenses of different thread sizes is much quicker with the Revoring adjustable step-up ring. It uses a sprung iris that expands to fit a range of filter thread sizes, so a single filter can be used on multiple lenses
Jun 29, 2020 at 13:00
That's right folks, you heard it here first. Read on for the full interview, with Kenji Tanaka of Sony.
Jun 28, 2020 at 19:18
Kodak's discontinued Aerochrome film gets a digital remake in the form of a new Lightroom preset pack from film emulation specialists Really Nice Images.
Jun 28, 2020 at 13:00
We've updated our Best cameras under $2000 buying guide, and the Fujifilm X-T4 is our top pick for those seeking a camera that excels and both stills and video shooting.
sample galleryJun 28, 2020 at 12:00
Chris and Jordan didn't forget about stills when they previewed the video-centric Panasonic G100 earlier this week.
videoJun 26, 2020 at 22:26
Mauritius is a remote island off the southeastern coast of the African continent that's never had Google Street View. So, an island resident, Reuben Pillay, decided to use his own DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone to create more than 220 high-resolution 360-degree images of the island.
videoJun 26, 2020 at 18:08
Pye Jirsa explains how blowing out the highlights in an image — usually a no-no in the world of photography — can result in a 'perfectly imperfect' photo that feels more authentic and natural.
Jun 26, 2020 at 13:00
Here's a fresh take on a classic debate, or why both film and digital are awesome.
Jun 25, 2020 at 18:08
A recent copyright infringement lawsuit against Newsweek, as well as Facebook's subsequent statement about its sublicensing terms, prompted the judge to reopen the case against Mashable.
video newsJun 25, 2020 at 14:32
Sigma's fp full-frame mirrorless camera is now able to output a 4K raw stream that can be captured as ProRes Raw by an Atomos Ninja V or Blackmagic Raw on the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G, as part of a major update.
sample galleryJun 25, 2020 at 13:00
DPR readers submitted more than 250 photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra. Here are some of our favorites.
Jun 24, 2020 at 19:56
Coffee expert and 2007 World Barista Champion James Hoffmann recently took to YouTube to share his experience developing film with coffee using a rather robust Caffenol recipe.
Panasonic's Lumix DC-G100 interchangeable lens camera is ultra-compact and aimed at those who want to film themselves doing just about anything. But it also lends itself to other types of videography (and photography) as well, so check it out in our hands-on slideshow and find out if its a match for you.
Jun 24, 2020 at 14:44
The camera business is to be moved to an new company run by Japan Industrial Partners, which will continue to run and grow the brand, according to a statement from Olympus Corporation
videoJun 24, 2020 at 11:00
Chris and Jordan got their hands on a pre-production Panasonic G100 and have been able to do some preliminary testing on features like the camera's new OZO directional audio system.
camera newsJun 24, 2020 at 11:00
Panasonic has introduced the Lumix DC-G100 (G110 in some regions), a compact Micro Four Thirds camera targeted toward vloggers. With a directional microphone, fully articulating LCD and bright red button for video capture, the G100 is made for people who want themselves in the frame.
Jun 23, 2020 at 20:31
Apple's first virtual WWDC didn't focus much on photography, but we've rounded up a few photo-related features and functionality that's been added or improved upon in iOS, iPadOS and macOS Big Sur.
Jun 23, 2020 at 19:10
PhotoGIMP is a patch that aims to make GIMP appear more like Photoshop and includes some features which will be familiar to Photoshop users.
videoJun 23, 2020 at 16:36
Colin Smith from YouTube Channel PhotoshopCAFE has shared two videos that walk through nearly every new feature in Adobe's June update for Lightroom, Photoshop and Camera Raw.
videoJun 22, 2020 at 20:28
Dust, dirt, oil and a knife are all used by photographer and YouTuber Arthur R to torture-test a scrap sensor from an a6000.
Jun 22, 2020 at 18:53
The satellite will be included as a payload on Rocket Lab's next launch.
Jun 22, 2020 at 15:09
The new firmware allows the Fujifilm X-A7 and X-T200 cameras to be used as webcams without additional software. For other camera systems, Fujifilm says its X Webcam utility will be coming to macOS in mid-July.
sample galleryJun 22, 2020 at 13:00
We've updated our Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art gallery with fresh samples shot on a Sony a7R IV body. These extra pixels should help convey just how ridiculously sharp this lens is. Have a look!
Jun 21, 2020 at 20:30
As promised, Leica has delivered the 'Multishot' mode for its SL2 full-frame mirrorless camera that enables you to capture photos up to 187MP.
sample galleryJun 21, 2020 at 13:00
The Panasonic S Pro 70-200mm F2.8 is an important lens in the L-mount system. With weather-resistance and optical stabilization it's an appealing optic for the working pro. See how it has fared so far in our shooting.
lens newsJun 19, 2020 at 21:24
Venus Optics has announced cine versions of three of its ultra-wide lenses to give MFT, APS-C and full frame users an approx 110 degree angle of view. Geared focus and aperture rings and T-Stop markings complete the cine-look and feel
videoJun 19, 2020 at 18:28
Boston Red Sox photographer Billie Weiss shares how he captured portraits of Major League Baseball's Red Sox players via FaceTime.
mobileJun 19, 2020 at 14:49
ShiftCam's latest grip is compatible with a wide range of high-end smartphones and features a Bluetooth shutter button.
mobileJun 19, 2020 at 13:00
We're putting out the final call for submissions for our first-ever DPReview community sample gallery. If you've got photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra, read on.
Jun 18, 2020 at 18:54
The over-sensor filter system will now be available for uses of Canon's EOS R range of full frame mirrorless cameras. Filter options include various NDs, IR cut and a filter to reduce light pollution for astro-photographers
lens newsJun 18, 2020 at 15:21
Sigma has announced the upcoming release of a new 100-400mm F5-6.3 ultra-zoom for Sony E-mount and L-mount cameras, as well as a pair (1.4x and 2x) of L-mount teleconverters, two USB docs and three current prime lenses coming to L-mount.
sample galleryJun 18, 2020 at 13:00
We've got our hands on Ricoh's new Pentax-D FA 70-210mm F4 telephoto zoom for its full-frame K-mount cameras. Lighter and less expensive than the company's F2.8 alternative, we tried it out for everything from portraits to go-kart races.
Jun 17, 2020 at 20:37
The World Photography Organisation, which runs the Sony World Photography Awards, has announced the overall Professional, Open, Student, and Youth winners for 2020.
lens newsJun 17, 2020 at 16:36
OPC Optics take the 'Soap Bubble' bokeh Trioplan 100 back to the drawing board with new optical and mechanical designs that they claim bring better image quality and make for a more durable construction
mobileJun 17, 2020 at 15:03
The module is 5.9mm thin which would allow it to fit into the sleek bodies of modern flagship smartphones.
videoJun 17, 2020 at 13:00
We all know that damage to your lens is bad, but just how bad is bad? Chris and Jordan investigate the image quality impact of dust, water, fingerprints and cringe-inducing scratches on your lens.
Jun 16, 2020 at 19:21
What started out as a way for landscape photographer Nigel Danson to raise funds for a good cause turned into a massive competition with more than 4,800 submissions from over 1,000 photographers from around the world.
Jun 16, 2020 at 15:14
New upgrades are now available for Mac users that offer a faster 16in Mac Book Pro and SSD-changing kits for Tower users. The specs, and prices, are eye-watering.
Jun 16, 2020 at 13:22
Even amidst stay-at-home orders and quarantine, Adobe has been busy behind the scenes bringing new features to Camera Raw, Lightroom and Photoshop.
Jun 16, 2020 at 13:00
Jesse Dittmar hadn't had an assignment in nearly two months, then The Washington Post came calling. Here, he talks about his first portrait shoot in the era of COVID-19.
Product Advisory: Sony says some of its SD cards are corrupting video files, offers free replacements
Jun 15, 2020 at 21:29
Sony has issued a product advisory warning some of its SD cards can cause video captured on the affected cards to become corrupt.
Jun 15, 2020 at 17:35
With International attention on protests in Seattle, Fox News is taking heat after it was revealed the organization used digitally manipulated photos and unrelated images in coverage of events.
mobileJun 15, 2020 at 13:12
The maker of the L16 camera and suppliers of the penta-camera in the Nokia 9 PureView has turned its back to consumer imaging and is focusing its efforts on the automotive industry.
sample galleryJun 15, 2020 at 13:00
We have even more samples from Panasonic's new, affordable full-frame zoom for your consideration.
Jun 14, 2020 at 18:49
Datacolor's new SpyderX Photo Kit combines some of its most popular calibration tools into a single kit at a dramatic discount (at least 'while supplies last').
reviewJun 14, 2020 at 13:00
Some manufacturers no longer include a charger in the box when you buy a new camera. We look at a popular third-party option from Hähnel to see if spending more on a stand-alone charger makes sense.
videoJun 13, 2020 at 07:00
Are camera filters obsolete? Can't we just Photoshop images? Not so fast! We take a look at four filters you still need in your camera bag.
Jun 12, 2020 at 20:12
The International Photography Awards recently announced the winners of their One-Shot "MOVEMENT" photography competition.
Jun 12, 2020 at 16:59
Roger Cicala is back at it again, measuring flange-back distances of Lensrentals' fleet of stills cameras this time. But he wasn't expecting to find this...
Jun 12, 2020 at 15:08
The app, which is targeted at journalists and activists, uses AI to blur out faces or remove entire bodies from images and videos, while also stripping the image of metadata.
Jun 12, 2020 at 14:25
Adobe has released Photoshop Camera, a new app for Android and iOS that uses Adobe's Sensei AI to automatically adjust images and apply filter-like 'Lenses' to your photos either in real-time as you capture images or as you adjust photos in your image library.
Jun 12, 2020 at 13:00
A lot of folks are snobby about mechanical cameras (us included), but are these gear/spring-loaded beauties really better than their electronic-controlled counterparts? We weigh the pros and cons of each.
videoJun 11, 2020 at 17:17
Photographer Martin Henson takes to his backyard to showcase his pinhole camera workflow and demonstrate some of the interesting ways photographers can use a pinhole camera.
Jun 11, 2020 at 15:28
Flashpoint, Adorama's house brand for flash products, has announced the XPLOR Power 1200 Pro R2 flash. The wireless flash is the company's most powerful and between the flash head and power pack, it weighs around 17 pounds.
Jun 11, 2020 at 13:00
In a recent interview with DPReview, Fujifilm confirmed that it plans to continue its X-H line of cameras. So, we asked ourselves what it would take to make a future X-H2 the undisputed class leading camera for video.
lens newsJun 11, 2020 at 03:00
Tamron has released the 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless bodies. This compact, lightweight zoom lens should be available in late June for $729.
Jun 10, 2020 at 22:00
The GR III 'Street Edition' kit comes with a special paint job, custom genuine leather strap and a matching detachable viewfinder. Only 3500 kits will be sold starting in July, but the standalone GR III 'Street Edition' will be available in Autumn 2020.
lens newsJun 10, 2020 at 19:18
The only information provided in the changelog for each of the seven updates reads 'fix of minor bugs.' Still, it's worth keeping up to date on the firmware and we've rounded up the download links.
Jun 10, 2020 at 16:53
Assuming no one beats Delkin Devices to the shelves of retailers, this new 2TB CFexpress Type B card will be the highest-capacity CFexpress Type B card in the world.
Jun 10, 2020 at 13:58
MS Optic's latest lens is an ultra-small, wide-angle lens for Leica M-mount camera systems.
videoJun 10, 2020 at 13:00
The new Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 is smaller and lighter than a constant aperture zoom and could be a great option for wide angle shooters using L-mount cameras. Chris and Jordan got their hands on a pre-production unit and tell us what they think.
sample galleryJun 10, 2020 at 13:00
The Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 is a compact, lightweight wide zoom lens for L-mount bodies. See how it looks in this pre-production sample gallery shot by our crew at DPReview TV.
lens newsJun 9, 2020 at 18:51
Tamron says a number of units shipped out without having their internal floating optics calibrated properly to correct for chromatic aberration.
Jun 9, 2020 at 18:09
The updated tethering software creates a clean Live View panel that can be captured for broadcasting, allowing top-end Lumix users to stream to social media and video meetings using their camera.
Jun 9, 2020 at 17:13
The new 'Cobalt label' cards offer read and write speeds up to 1,700MB/s and 1,400MB/s, respectively, while the 'Gold label' cards offer slower sustained write speeds at a lower cost.
Jun 9, 2020 at 14:00
In the final segment our three-part series on computational photography, we look at the concepts of computational lighting, 3D scene and augmented reality, and their potential to change the way we capture photos.
sample galleryJun 9, 2020 at 13:00
Calling all Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ owners! Submit your favorite photos taken with your phone and help us assemble a community-powered sample gallery.
Jun 9, 2020 at 12:00
We've updated our 'best cameras over $2000' buying guide, and the Sony a7R IV is now our favorite mirrorless camera in the $2000-4000 price range. It sits alongside the Nikon D850, which is our choice for those who prefer DSLRs.
Dreamstime increases royalties for stock photo contributors in response to COVID-19's economic impact
Jun 8, 2020 at 22:30
Photographers, like many professionals, have been impacted by COVID-19. To help photographers during these troubled times, stock photo agency Dreamstime has announced a temporary increase in their royalties structure.
Jun 8, 2020 at 19:49
The macOS app will parse through the EXIF data of your photos and visually breakdown the results into bar, pie and pivot charts using more than 20 variables.
mobileJun 8, 2020 at 18:15
First production devices with under-display front cameras can be expected for Q1 2021.
Jun 8, 2020 at 16:44
The patent shows how a special photo mode within the camera app would allow people to create composited selfies with friends and family.
videoJun 7, 2020 at 19:49
The 45-minute episode is one of 14 episodes in its Abstract: The Art of Design docuseries and follows Platon as he photographs former National Security Advisor and retired four-star general Colin Powell.
Jun 7, 2020 at 13:00
In this article, the second in a three-art series about computational photography, we look beyond the basics and explore the concepts of computational sensors and lenses.
Jun 5, 2020 at 19:52
The 150mm filters are made of B270 tempered glass, measure 2mm thick and use a 'special glass hardening process' to make them twice as durable as other glass filters.
Jun 5, 2020 at 18:33
The bombshell statement has major implications for how future copyright infringement lawsuits play out.
Jun 5, 2020 at 15:15
Although it's only available to pre-order at this time, the Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Reader is amongst the most affordable CFexpress readers on the market.
camera newsJun 4, 2020 at 21:26
The video position on the X1D II mode dial will finally get some action as 2.7K and FHD movies can now be recorded a new firmware release that also makes focus stacking and white balancing easier
Fujifilm donates Instax cameras, film to hospitals in Europe to help staff connect with patients amid COVID-19
Jun 4, 2020 at 18:57
By taking instant portraits and attaching them to their hospital gowns, hospital staff can add a personal touch to their caretaking, even while wearing extraordinary amounts of PPE.
mobileJun 4, 2020 at 18:22
The issue will be fixed in Android 11, but users still on Android 10 need to be extra careful.
videoJun 4, 2020 at 18:13
If you are looking for a fun photography project to try, Mathieu Stern has a neat idea for you. Using the 'anthotype' process, Stern used only beetroot juice, paper, a photo positive and a bit of time in the sun to create a phytotype photograph.
Jun 4, 2020 at 14:52
GoPro Labs will let you add experimental features to your HERO8 Black action cam through a beta firmware update.
Jun 4, 2020 at 14:00
Cameras' video capabilities just keep getting better. But what if you're not interested in video? Here's why you probably won't get stills-only versions of most cameras, and why they wouldn't be cheaper, if you did.
Jun 4, 2020 at 13:00
The Sony ZV-1 is the first overtly vlogging-focused camera on the market. We look at how it compares to the likes of the Canon Powershot G7 X III, both for vlogging and for photography.
Lensrentals bought a $10K machine to test the flange-to-sensor distance of more than 2,500 cinema cameras
Jun 3, 2020 at 18:25
What started as an internal means of checking the flange to sensor distance of its inventory turned into the painstaking task of measuring more than 2,500 camera bodies.
Jun 3, 2020 at 16:42
After originally being delayed, the organizers have decided to take the event virtual due to 'the continued uncertainty around hosting large events.'
Jun 3, 2020 at 14:38
DxO has announced Nik Collection 3. The popular plugin suite includes a new Perspective Efex plugin for fixing distortion and adjusting perspective, bringing the total number of plugins in the suite to eight.
Jun 3, 2020 at 14:00
The term 'computational photography' gets used a lot these days, but what exactly is it? In this article, the first in a three-part series, guest contributor Vasily Zubarev dives deep to show us how photography will work in the future.
Jun 2, 2020 at 20:54
The lawsuit seeks up to $150,000 per image, among other things, potentially amounting to $2.25 million in statutory damages.
CIPA's April report shows digital camera production, shipments are down 56.4%, 63.7%, respectively, YoY
Jun 2, 2020 at 20:10
CIPA's April 2020 numbers reveal shipments of both DSLR and mirrorless cameras are down 60.8% and 67%, respectively, compared to April 2019.
Jun 2, 2020 at 17:06
The lens is based on the non-SE version of the lens, with only a few minor design changes oriented towards stills photographers.
Jun 1, 2020 at 21:31
As protests across the United States continue, there is an alarming rise in the number of incidents regarding police attacking photojournalists and members of the press.
Jun 1, 2020 at 14:07
Business Korea says Samsung is converting one of its DRAM production facilities into an image sensor production line, to the tune of roughly $815M.
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