January 22
DPReview TV Mythbusting: Medium format has a unique depth of field

Is there something special about the depth-of-field offered by medium format? Chris and Jordan look closely at the effect of format size on depth-of-field to find out.

January 21
Video: NFL collaborates with drone pilot to create this mesmerizing flight through the Las Vegas Strip ahead of Pro Bowl 2022

In anticipation of the National Football League's Pro Bowl 2022, drone pilot Johnny FPV and the NFL recently collaborated on a video clip that takes you on a whirlwind trip through the Las Vegas strip.

NASA observes a black hole in a dwarf galaxy that is fueling star formation

Hubble has observed a black hole at the center of a dwarf galaxy that is fueling the creation of new stars rather than destroying or preventing their formation. The black hole may hold the key to understanding the origin of black holes in the early Universe.

Update: Questioning the value of 'mass production and mass sales,' Ricoh is looking to take a more direct-to-consumer approach in Japan

In a statement shared on Ricoh Imaging Co's website, company President Noboru Akahane said the company is looking to 'renew its manufacturing and sales structure in Japan on April 1, 2022' and will connect 'with customers using "digital" methods and "studio-style" manufacturing.'

Film Friday: Is Bulk Loaded Cine Film a Panacea for Rising Film Prices?

In his latest essay on 35mmc, film photographer Matthew Wright breaks down whether or not it's worth it to bulk-load and self-develop rolls of cinema film for 35mm stills shooting in the midst of rising film stock prices and supply chain constraints.

January 20
Meta is working on letting users create, sell NFTs on Facebook and Instagram

Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, is looking at ways to allow its users to create and sell NFTs on its platforms. No timeline is clear for when Meta would plan to implement the support on Facebook and Instagram, but it seems it's only a matter of time.

Introducing the first drone that works both in the air and underwater

A new drone, called the 'Sea-Air Integrated Drone,' is the first that can fly in the air and be deployed underwater.

Phantom S991 high-speed camera shoots 4K video at 937 frames per second

Vision Research has announced the Phantom S991 high-speed camera. While not its fastest camera, the S991 offers a unique blend of speed and resolution thanks to a new and improved fiber cable technology.

A closer look at the Leica M11 (photo gallery)

In this photo gallery we're taking a visual tour of the M11, and comparing it against two classic M-mount rangefinders, the M4-P from the 1980s, and the M7 – Leica's first true electronic multi-mode rangefinder, from the early 2000s.

January 19
Legendary civil rights photographer Steve Schapiro passes away at 87

Steve Schapiro, known for his memorable Civil Rights photojournalism, died on Saturday at age 87 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Canon is shutting down its Zhuhai factory in south China, citing low compact camera demand and chip shortages

After reports Canon was going to partially shutter its Zhuhai factory, DPReview has confirmed with Canon Inc. that it will shut down its Zhuhai factory in south China, which is responsible for the production of compact cameras and some video equipment.

DPReview TV: What we know (and think) about the Canon EOS R5C

Jordan from DPReview TV was pretty stoked to learn about the EOS R5C, a Cinema EOS motion picture camera and an EOS R5 stills camera all in one. Find out what he thinks of this new hybrid model based on what we know so far.

Canon EOS R5C vs EOS R5: what's the same, what's different?

The Canon EOS R5C looks a lot like an EOS R5 with a fan mounted on the back. Its greatest weakness stems from the degree to which this is true but so, perhaps, does its greatest strength.

Canon announces the EOS R5C, a Cinema EOS and a stills camera all in one body

Canon has announced the EOS R5C, the newest member of both its EOS line of still cameras and its Cinema EOS motion picture system. It effectively combines an EOS R5 mirrorless camera with a pro-level Cinema EOS camera, all in a single body, and provides use case-specific operation right down to the menu system.

Nikon announces Z 400mm F2.8 TC VR S sports prime lens

Nikon has officially announced the Z 400mm F2.8 TC VR S – a professional telephoto prime lens for the mirrorless Z mount. Click through for more information.

January 18
Leica M11 pre-production sample gallery

Sunshine, showers, fog and a civil rights march - it must be January in Seattle. Since it was launched last week we've been out and about with the Leica M11, and we've prepared a gallery of samples from our pre-production camera. Click through to check them out.

Capture One ends its brand-specific versions for Fujifilm, Nikon and Sony cameras

Capture One has announced that it is no longer selling brand-specific versions of Capture One. The company has also revealed plans to offer existing customers the latest version of Capture One Pro.

Slideshow: Student and Youth Shortlist for the annual Sony World Photography Awards

Sony and the World Photography Organization have announced the shortlist for their Student & Youth awards. We've rounded up some of the shortlisted photos into a gallery.

Sony’s flagship a1 camera appears to be using an exclusive IMX610 image sensor

Japanese photo site Digital Camera Life (DC Life) has discovered the sensor inside Sony's flagship a1 camera is the IMX610, a full-frame backside-illuminated sensor that appears to be exclusive to Sony.

NVIDIA researchers' landmark achievement in machine learning uses multiresolution hash encoding

What took 12 hours of training two years ago can now be achieved using a single off-the-shelf NVIDIA RTX GPU in roughly five seconds. NVIDIA researchers have demonstrated near-instant training of neural graphics primitives using an adaptable multiresolution hash encoding method.

January 17
Video: Watch a potato, a roll of toilet paper and a shoe get turned into pinhole camera 'lenses'

Director and photographer Simon Meyer has taken to TikTok to show off how he creates his unusual collection of DIY 'lenses' made from various household objects, including potatoes, toilet paper rolls, shoes and even an Elmo stuffed animal.

Video: Mesmerizing clip shows nighttime hyperlapse light painting made with Mavic 2 Pro and 3 Cine drones

Greek creative duo Inva + Sla managed to capture a hyperlapse with light painting at night using Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 3 Cine drones.

This full-sized wooden Nikon F replica, complete with interchangeable lens, can be yours for $149

Etsy seller CameraTins' is selling a full-sized Nikon F replica made entirely from wood. The kit includes the camera body as well as a replica Nikkor 55mm F1.2 lens.

Leica's M11 risks rendering the rangefinder obsolete

The Leica M11 is a great platform for M-mount lenses, but arguably, its modern capabilities bring into question the future of a camera that builds so much on heritage.

January 16
Hands-on with the new Leica M11

The M11 is the latest in the Leica's series of rangefinder cameras, which date back to the early years of the 20th century. While it may look like Leicas of the past, it offers technology that 20th Century film photographers could never have imagined.

January 15
DPReview TV: 7Artisans 55mm F1.4 Mark II review - Can a $125 lens be any good

Can you get a great lens for $125? We tested the 7Artisans 55mm F1.4 to find out. How does this budget friendly lens compare to the medium- and high-end lenses we usually review?

7Artisans 55mm F1.4 Mark II sample gallery (DPReview TV)

This week our team at DPReview TV tested the 7Artisans 55mm F1.4 Mark II, a budget APS-C lens. Check out their sample gallery to see how how it performs.

January 14
Video: The Canon Tsuzuri Project combines Canon's state-of-the-art technologies to recreate Japanese masterpieces

The Canon Tsuzuri Project, started in 2007, uses Canon's products and technology to create highly-detailed, accurate facsimiles of important Japanese masterpieces.

Rockstar's new budget-friendly 10mm F8 fisheye and 27mm F2.8 lenses cost less than $80

Let's be honest—these aren't going to have the best image quality. But for only $75 for the 10mm F8 fisheye and $60 for the 27mm F2.8 prime lens, Rockstar is driving a hard bargain for both of the compact prime lenses.

Film Friday: Is the 'new' Fujifilm 200 film just rebranded Kodak Gold 200? Is sure looks like it

An eagle-eyed Redditor has pointed out that Fujifilm's 'new' Fujicolor 200 film stock has very similar color characteristics as Kodak's Gold 200 color negative film, suggesting the recent release might well be white-labeled Kodak film.

January 13
Mesmerizing macro film shot entirely on DJI Pocket 2 captures closeups of the surreal

A macro film shot by Russian filmmaker Vadim Sherbakov on a DJI Pocket 2 is inspiration for creating during cold winter months and lockdowns in some parts of the world.

iOS malware tricks you into thinking your phone is off while hackers use camera and mic

Security researchers at ZecOps have developed a trojan proof of concept tool that can inject code into three crucial iOS daemons. The tool simulates a shutdown, keeping the phone powered on in a simulated 'off' state, leaving the device vulnerable to infiltration and monitoring.

Leica M11 initial review

The Leica M11 brings a 60MP BSI CMOS sensor, USB charging and auto-magnifying, stabilized live view to the classic rangefinder form. We dig into the detail...

DPReview TV: Leica M11 review

The Leica M11 may look like the other M-series cameras that came before it, but it has some notable upgrades and changes. Find out why Chris thinks it's the most enjoyable 'M' camera he's used.

Leica M11 pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV)

The Leica M11 includes numerous updates, but for many the headline feature will be the camera's 60MP BSI CMOS sensor. How do those beautiful Leica lenses hold up to high resolution? Check out our sample gallery from DPReview TV to find out.

Leica announces the M11 rangefinder camera, with 60MP BSI sensor

Leica has announced the M11, the newest member of its M-series rangefinder line of cameras. It's headline spec is a new 60MP BSI CMOS sensor, but it also includes useful features like a larger battery, internal storage, a redesigned baseplate and more.

January 12
Associated Press to launch NFT photography marketplace on January 31

The Associated Press will launch a non-fungible token (NFT) photography marketplace, built by white-label blockchain marketplace makers Xooa, on January 31st.

Irix releases $1,350 21mm T1.5 cine lens for 7 different camera mounts

The new 21mm T1.5 lens rounds out Irix's T1.5 lineup, which also includes 30mm and 45mm lenses. The new 21mm lens is available for Arri PL, Canon EF, Canon RF, L, MFT, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems.

Canon EOS R3 sample gallery

Between short days, long nights, and a lot of bad weather here in Seattle, we've been working on a Canon EOS R3 sample gallery. So when the sun finally came out we hung out with climbers, ran around with dogs, and captured some high ISO nighttime shots in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood.
January 11
Recapping the latest NVIDIA Research: turning 2D images into 3D models and a new NVIDIA Canvas update

NVIDIA has been busy. Last year, the company unveiled some fascinating AI-powered research projects, including technology for converting text into images and 2D images into 3D models. At CES last week, NVIDIA updated one of its most interesting AI tools and showed off a lot of new, powerful hardware.

Canon confirms it will release a new Cinema EOS camera on January 19

Canon USA has taken to social media to tease the release of a new Cinema EOS camera system. The announcement is set to take place at 7am (EST) on January 19, 2022.

PWRBOARD is a new, modular way to keep all your chargers together, at home or on-the-go

PWRBOARD is the first product from a company of the same name that hopes to simplify charging through a modular peg-style board that can be mounted to your wall or tossed in a bag for on-the-go.

Nikon Z fc sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Chris and Jordan from DPReview TV recently published their full review of the Nikon Z fc. Check out their sample gallery, shot in sub-zero Canadian temperatures, to judge image quality from this retro-inspired camera yourself.

January 10
Global chip shortage pulls back the veil on Canon printer's onboard authenticity checks

Canon Europe has issued a statement explaining that due to the global chip shortage, some consumables (ink and toner) are shipping without onboard chips that tell a Canon printer that it's genuine Canon ink/toner. Canon is now telling customers that it's okay to ignore the warning messages that encourage the use of genuine ink.

DJI Air 2S, Mini 2, and Mini SE drones can now get new features with Mobile SDK

DJI's Mobile SDK now works with their Air 2S, Mini 2, and Mini SE drones. This means third-party developers such as Litchi, Dronelink, and DroneDeploy can now update their apps to be compatible with these models.

Irix teases T1.5 cine lens, set to be released two days from now

According to the teaser video, the lens will feature a T1.5 through T16 aperture range, have a nine-blade aperture diaphragm and use the same 95mm lens hood diameter as Irix's other cinema lenses.

Fujifilm confirms it will release its next X-mount camera in May during 2022 X Summit event

Fujifilm has used the 10th anniversary of its X Series release to announce the date of its X Summit 2022 event, where Fujifilm says it will release its 5th generation X-mount camera in May.

January 9
Landscape composition explained - Part 1: Masses and lines

In a new series about composition, landscape and nature photographer Erez Marom develops an idea about viewing compositional elements as masses and lines, and challenges the viewer to determine what the elements of an image are, as an exercise in photographic vision.

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