December 2
Qualcomm reveals the three benefits it expects from its partnership with Sony Semiconductor Solutions

During its opening-night keynote presentation at its annual Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm laid out three specific advantages of co-developing a lab with Sony Semiconductor Solutions to push imaging technology further.

Slideshow: the Winner and Finalists for the 2021 International Wedding Photographer of the Year competition

The winners and finalists for the 2021 International Wedding Photographer of the Year competition have been announced, highlighting incredible wedding photography work from around the globe.

Have your say: Vote now for best prime lens of 2021

Prime lenses aren't what they used to be – while today's 'nifty fifties' are bigger, and typically more costly than their SLR-era forebears, they're also typically far more advanced. Meanwhile, specialized wide and tele primes and macro lenses just keep getting better and better. Vote now for your favorite prime lenses of 2021.

Have your say: Vote now for best zoom lens of 2021

2021 was a bad year for lots of things, but a very good year for new lenses. Within that category, some of the highest-performing optics of the year were zooms. Click through for your chance to vote on which zoom lenses were the best.

Have your say: Vote now for best camera of 2021

2021 has been another disrupted year, with global supply chain problems still a major factor in the availability of all consumer goods, including new camera equipment. But plenty of great cameras were released, and now it's your turn to vote for your favorites!

December 1
Video: Reviewing Canon’s PowerShot Pro1 'red ring' bridge camera 18 years later

Gordon Laing is back again, this time to take an in-depth look at the PowerShot Pro1, a third-generation bridge camera from Canon that featured a familiar red ring that would never again show up on a fixed-lens Canon camera.

Kodak now has a single-use camera pre-loaded with 27 frames of Tri-X 400 film

The single-use camera features a 30mm F10 dual-element lens and produces impressive results considering its more ephemeral nature.

You can now pre-order Sony's $9,000 Airpeak S1 professional drone

Sony has announced its first professional drone, the Airpeak S1, is now available to pre-order for $9,000. The first units are expected to ship out on December 24, 2021.

DPReview TV: USB power explained - what you need to know

There's an old adage about standards: the great thing about them is there are so many to choose from. That pretty accurately describes the state of USB power in 2021. In this video, Chris explains everything you need to know about USB power and how to use it.

Video: An incredible X-ray view of what goes on inside a zoom camera lens

Ben Krasnow, from the YouTube channel Applied Science, has used a homemade X-ray camera to capture a timelapse that shows what goes on inside a zoom camera lens as it goes through its focal length range.

November 30
Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset offers 18-bit triple-ISP design, can process up to 3.2 Gigapixels per second

Qualcomm is dropping the triple-digit naming scheme of its mobile chipsets and has kicked it all off with a mobile platform capable of processing 200MP stills, 8K HDR video and HDR10+ video on the fly.

Slideshow: Winners of the Hasselblad Masters 2021 competition

The winners of the 80th annual Hasselblad Masters photography competition were announced today. Here's a gallery featuring the winners from each of the categories.

The Library of Congress and Flickr want your help identifying Japanese Americans imprisoned during WWII

Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, an executive order resulted in the imprisonment of 120,000 Japanese Americans, most of whom were American citizens. Some prisoners remain unidentified in the Library of Congress's photos, and it wants the public's help.

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured nearly 250,000 photos during his second mission aboard the ISS

This year, we've shared a lot of photos and videos from French astronaut Thomas Pesquet. He was very busy during nearly 200 days aboard the International Space Station. He's since returned to Earth and Pesquet has a lot of awesome visual content to share.

Zhong Yi announces $600 Speedmaster 90mm F1.5 lens, a budget-friendly Leica Summilux M alternative

According to Zhong Yi Optics, the lens is designed to be a more budget-friendly version of Leica’s legendary Summicron M lens.

Laptop Review: Apple M1 Max MacBook Pro (2021) - Back with a vengeance

Apple's flagship M1 Max MacBook Pro offers a combination of performance, efficiency, build quality, and screen quality that you cannot find in any PC on the market, full stop.

November 29
Samyang announces three T1.3 'Meister' cine primes, 50mm T2.3 2x anamorphic lens

The lenses stand as Samyang's flagship XEEN cine lenses. All three 'Meister' primse are color-matched and feature nearly identical external specifications for easy hot-swapping of filters, follow focus systems and more.

A €120,000 Zeiss Ikon rifle and €1.2M Leica MP headlined the 39th Leitz Photographica Auction

Last month, we wrote about the upcoming 39th Leitz Photographica Auction. It has since finished, and there were some huge hammer prices for many items, including a rare Zeiss Ikon Contax rifle and a very are black Leica MP Black Paint No. 55 camera.

Venus Optics announces the Laowa 85mm F5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO, the world’s smallest 2x macro lens for FF mirrorless cameras

The lens offers a 2x magnification ratio in a compact form factor that weighs around 250g (9oz). It’s available for Canon RF, Leica M, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems.

Review: The DJI Action 2 reimagines action camera design, but can't beat physics

The DJI Action 2 is an innovative action camera that captures great video and supports with a variety of magnetic accessories. Packing this much technology into such a tiny form factor is an impressive feat, but it comes at a cost. Read our review to get all the details.

November 28
Best gifts for photographers in 2021

Photographers can be notoriously difficult to shop for. Photo gear is expensive and we tend to be picky about our equipment. But we don't need you to buy us a new camera to keep us happy (although that would be nice). If you happen to be shopping for a photographer this season, consider these gift ideas.

November 27
DPReview TV: Sony a7 IV versus a7 III

The new Sony a7 IV offers a range of updates over the popular a7 III, but at a higher introductory price. Are the new features worth the cost of upgrading? In this week's episode of DPRTV, Chris and Jordan get to the bottom of what makes the two cameras different, and which might be right for you.

November 26
Film Friday: Solarcan Puck is a compact solargraph camera in a can the size of a burger

Solarcan has managed to dramatically shrink its Solarcan into an even smaller form factor. It’s not yet available to purchase, but you can get one via Solarcan’s Black Friday special.

TourBox Elite Bluetooth controller promises intuitive, customizable control

Following up on 2018's TourBox Bluetooth controller, the company is back with the new TourBox Elite. It features improved build quality, components, haptic feedback, Bluetooth technology and more.

OM System 20mm F1.4 Pro sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Chris from DPReview TV recently reviewed the first new OM System lens, the M.Zuiko 20mm F1.4 Pro. He found it to be a solid performer, but check out this sample gallery from his review to judge image quality for yourself.

November 25
2021 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on cameras, lenses and more

The holiday season is here and we've rounded up a collection of the best deals for photographers and videographers. This will be a living article that gets updated often, so be sure to check back to keep up with the latest offers.

Canon EOS R3 studio scene published

It's obviously been a banner year for high-end sports cameras, and now that we've got a final Canon EOS R3 in our offices, we've gone straight to our studio test scene to see what's what from Canon's latest 24MP stacked CMOS sensor.

November 24
DPReview TV: OM System 20mm F1.4 Pro review

The 20mm F1.4 Pro is the first M.Zuiko lens released under the new OM System brand. Does it live up to its heritage of Olympus Pro-series glass? Chris puts it to the test to find out.

Atomos adds 8K ProRes RAW Recording to Canon's EOS R5, 5.9K ProRes RAW to Panasonic's BS1H and more

AtomOS firmware version 10.71 adds a slew of new and improved shooting modes and features to Canon's EOS R5, Panasonic's boxy BS1H and six of Sony's FS series cinema cameras.

Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2021

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 2021 DPReview Awards!

Slideshow: Winners and Finalists of the 2021 Nature inFocus Photography contest

The winners and finalists for the 2021 Nature inFocus Photography contest have been announced. We've sorted through the winners and have rounded up our favorites in this gallery.

November 23
Sony stops production of all a7 II series and a6400 cameras due to chip shortages

Sony Japan has posted a notice on its website confirming that November 19, 2021 was the last day it accepted orders for its a7 II series, a6400 series and a6100 (black) camera systems, due to supply chain constraints.

Pixelmator Pro 2.3 released: New AI-powered Magic Background Eraser and Select Subject

Pixelmator Pro 2.3 is now available and includes major new AI-powered tools that have been in development for the past year, including tools to erase the background of an image and automatically select your subject.

3,200MP Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) camera undergoing final tests

The world's largest digital camera will be installed at the Vera Rubin Observatory in Chile next year. Before then, however, the camera must undergo final assembly and testing at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Buying guide: The best gifts for film photographers in 2021

From noir-inspired panchromatic film and smartphone-connected Polaroid cameras, to tablet developer and modern photo enlargers, these are the best film photography gifts in 2021.

Hands-on with the Nikon Z 40mm F2

We've been shooting with the New Nikon Z 40mm F2 for a few days, and in this article we'll provide a brief overview of its key features and handling, along with some first impressions of image quality.

November 22
NVIDIA Research unveils GauGAN2, a new AI art demo that generates scarily-accurate images from text

In 2019, NVIDIA showed off GauGAN, an AI-powered demo that generates images from sketches. NVIDIA has been training GauGAN since then, and the AI can now respond to semantic prompts.

Quadriplegic drone pilot hopes to make an impact with his inclusive drone project, 'Flight Takes Many Forms'

Quadriplegic drone pilot and instructor Rob Corbett is making a documentary about the power of drone flight. Here's his story and how you can help.

Western Digital is ending support for older versions of My Cloud OS, affecting many products

Following numerous security concerns this year, Western Digital has announced that it is ending support for prior generations of My Cloud OS, which will limit the utility of some older products.

Drone Buying Guide updated

This past year has been a busy one in the drone world, but we've got you covered – our updated 2021 Drone Buying Guide will get you up to speed with everything you need to know about the latest and greatest models.

November 21
Exposure X7 software review: More powerful masking and a UI that adapts to your needs

Exposure Software's latest release, Exposure X7, offers impressive editing performance and great image quality along with a solid feature set that gives Adobe Lightroom a run for its money (but without the monthly subscription). Get all the details in our review.

November 20
DPReview TV: Canon EOS R3 final review

Chris and Jordan have been testing a production EOS R3 and pushing it to the limits: high ISO tests, dynamic range, eye-controlled AF, flash photography and more! Also, find out whether Jordan had to worry about overheating when shooting video.

Canon EOS R3 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

If you had a new Canon EOS R3 what would you shoot first? Penguins, apparently. Along with dinosaurs, oversized kangaroos and wolves. Because #artists. Check out Chris and Jordan's EOS R3 sample gallery and let us know what you think of the image quality.

November 19
Mick Rock, British photographer known as ‘The Man Who Shot the Seventies,’ dead at 72

Mick Rock, a British photographer who's known as 'The Man Who Shot the Seventies,' has passed away at the age of 72. Rock is most known for his iconic images of 70s musicians, particularly David Bowie, for whom he served as an official photographer.

Slideshow: The hilarious winners of the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

We've rounded up the hilarious winners of the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. Take a look through the gallery and make sure you don't have any liquid in your mouth—otherwise, you might need a new computer or keyboard.

Canon USA is providing 120 EF 400mm F2.8 lenses to expand Dragonfly Telephoto Array

The Dragonfly Telephoto Array Project started in 2013 and searches for faint structures, like galaxies, in the night sky. Canon has supplied the project with a total of 48 lenses and today has announced that it will provide an additional 120 EF 400mm F2.8L IS II USM lenses to expand the telephoto array.

Film Friday: 'Photography through the Pandemic' showcases work of film photographers worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic

A new photo book, titled Photography through the Pandemic, showcases work captured by film photographers from around the world throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic.

November 18
Video: An incredible microscopic look at plankton in motion shows the beauty of the oft-ignored organism

Filmmaker and photographer Jan van Ijken has turned his microscope toward plankton for a new short film. Planktonium shows plankton in a way they are very rarely seen.

Canon's Car AF mode is coming to the EOS R5 and R6 on December 2nd via firmware update

Canon Japan has announced it will be releasing new firmware updates for its EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III mirrorless cameras on December 2, 2021, bringing its Car AF mode and to its two mirrorless cameras.

TTartisan announces compact 23mm F1.4 wide-angle prime for APS-C camera systems

The 23mm F1.4 wide-angle prime will offer a 35mm equivalent focal length and be available for Canon EOS M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mount camera systems.

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