Digital Photography News

Deutsche Börse Prize winner captures conflict in infrared

Digital Photography Review - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 01:17
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An ongoing war in eastern Congo has killed more than 5 million people since it started in the early 1990s. How do you draw attention to an armed conflict the world is largely ignoring? Photographer Richard Mosse spent years in the region documenting combatants with infrared film to make the camouflaged soldiers of the Democratic Republic of Congo stand out rather than blend in with their surroundings. Last week, Mosse won the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for his installation The Enclave. Read more

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 M3 : real world sample images

Digital Photography Review - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:53
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As soon as it emerged from our studio we went straight out shooting with the RX100 III, to give an idea of the results it gives. We'll be adding video and more samples over the coming days but this initial gallery aims to show a range of the camera's capabilities. We set the camera's ND filter to Auto, so we could shoot at wide aperture in good light, and include a real-world shot from the wide and long en of the lens, shot this way. Click through to see more.

DPReview is hiring! Writer + Web Developer

Digital Photography Review - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 07:00
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We're looking for an editorial writer and a web developer to join our growing team based in Seattle, WA. Responsibilities for the editorial role include testing and producing reviews of digital system cameras, compact cameras and other photographic equipment. Successful applicants for the web developer role will have strong visual design skills to help us craft the look, feel and functionality of dpreview.com. Click though for more information

PicTricks offers cheap photo 'fixes'

Digital Photography Review - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 06:30
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Do your pictures need a bit of polish? If you're not comfortable with post-processing, a new service called PicTricks can provide quick photo 'fixes' like whitening teeth, removing unwanted elements from a scene and correcting unflattering lighting or skin tone rendition. Their services start at $5 per photo and a 24-hour turnaround from the 'team of editors' is promised. We've had a look at the service, and you can click through to read more

iStick allows for easy image transfer from iPhone to computer

Digital Photography Review - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 05:00
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While most Android and Windows Phone devices act like external drives when connected to a computer with a USB-cable, transferring photos and files to and from an iOS device is a little more tricky. This is where the iStick, a Kickstarter project comes in. iStick is a USB-drive with an integrated Apple Lightning connector, making it compatible with more recent iPhone, iPad and iPod generations. 

What The Duck #850

Digital Photography Review - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 18:25
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We've come to the end of another week here at dpreview, and as our thoughts drift to weekend shooting opportunities, it's time to take things a little less seriously. Aaron Johnson's comic strip ‘What the Duck’ is just the thing, taking a gently satirical look through the lens of a photographically inclined waterfowl. You can find it published here (and in our newsletter) every week; we hope you enjoy it, and your weekend.

Studio Samples added to Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III First Impressions

Digital Photography Review - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:00
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We've just gotten ahold of a full-production Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III and we've added studio test scene images to our first impressions review. This third generation of Sony's much-acclaimed enthusiast compact features a 20.1 megapixel 1"-type BSI-CMOS sensor, a pop-up electronic viewfinder and a more consistently fast 24-70mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens than its predecessor. See studio results

Freewheeling: Shooting roller derby with Micro Four Thirds

Digital Photography Review - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:00
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Roller derby is a bit of an unconventional sport, so it's fitting that James McDaniel uses a somewhat unconventional system to photograph the action. He's been shooting roller derby with Micro Four Thirds cameras and lenses for the past couple of years. With no formal training in sports photography, he found himself with some exciting new equipment and an opportunity to photograph a fast-paced sport up close. He hasn't looked back since - see his work and read our Q&A. Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery

Digital Photography Review - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 02:00
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The Panasonic Lumix GH4's headline features revolve around its 4K video capture capability, but it's still a very attractive stills camera. It offers a newly developed 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, 12 fps burst shooting (7 fps with continuous focus) and up to ISO 25600 sensitivity. A built-in 2.36-million dot EVF and a fully articulated LCD are also provided. Take a look at our gallery of real-world samples and see how it performs in the field. See gallery

Google Camera update brings back self-timer and 16:9 crop

Digital Photography Review - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 18:00
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Google again updates its Camera App, this time with self-timer, 16:9 aspect ratio and two more panorama modes. This addresses a point of criticism raised by users when an update in April removed the self-timer function. Other features that come with the new version of the app include wide angle and fisheye panorama options that are based on the Photo Sphere technology. 

Nokia to bring 41 megapixels of its 808 PureView to Windows Phone (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Mon, 03/05/2012 - 09:45
Digital Trends - Last week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the world got a taste of the most powerful camera phone that crams 41 whopping megapixels into an 18 mm-thick, or approximately 0.7 inch, device. While the majority of fans were fascinated by the incredibly impressive feature, many were also disappointed to find that the 808 PureView will still run on an updated version of Nokia’s practically defunct operating system, Symbian Belle. Nokia has responded to this by hinting that it plans to bring the camera feature to a more popular OS of Windows Phone in the near future.

Kodak sells online business to Shutterfly (Reuters)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Fri, 03/02/2012 - 14:38
Reuters - Eastman Kodak Co has agreed to sell its online photo services business to Shutterfly Inc for $23.8 million, kicking off the bankrupt photography pioneer's relaunch as a much slimmer company although a patent sale seen crucial to its turnaround may still be months away.

Kodak to sell its photo-sharing site to Shutterfly (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Fri, 03/02/2012 - 09:32
Digital Trends - As Eastman Kodak Co. continues to face financial difficulties after it filed for bankruptcy in January, the company maintains its decision to quit the photography business altogether by agreeing to sell its online photo gallery site to Shutterfly for $23.8 million.

The long wait is over — Canon unveils 5D Mk III DSLR camera (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Fri, 03/02/2012 - 03:05
Digital Trends - Canon announced the EOS 5D Mk III DSLR on Friday, a camera which takes its place between the hugely popular EOS 5D Mark II and Canon’s top-of-the-range professional EOS 1D X model.

Kodak to sell photo services website to Shutterfly (Reuters)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 03/01/2012 - 17:47
Reuters - Eastman Kodak Co, which filed for bankruptcy protection in January, said it agreed to sell its on-line photo services business to "stalking horse" bidder Shutterfly Inc for $23.8 million.

Kodak agrees to sell online gallery to Shutterfly (AP)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 03/01/2012 - 17:27
AP - Eastman Kodak Co. said Thursday it plans to sell its online photo service business to online photo publishing company Shutterfly Inc. for $23.8 million.

The skeptic’s guide to Nokia’s 808 PureView: Five reasons 41 megapixels are not a gimmick (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Wed, 02/29/2012 - 08:45
Digital Trends - When Nokia smartphone guru Jo Harlow stepped on stage and pitched the 808 PureView at Monday’s Nokia press conference, I could have sworn I was sitting in the audience for a Ron Popeil infomercial. She even slipped in the obligatory “wait for it” before throwing out the hook: 41 megapixels. The gasps from the audience only sealed the deal.

First look at the next Canon DSLR: 5D Mark III leaks ahead of announcement (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:55
Digital Trends - The Canon 5D Mark III is rumored to be launched in the coming days, but once again the digital camera world has been unable to keep a lid on it and specs and images have leaked. CanonRumors got its hands on a variety of photos showing off the 5D Mark III in all its full-frame glory, which should officially be announced March 2.

Meet the smartphone with higher resolution than your DSLR: Nokia’s 41-megapixel PureView 808 (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Mon, 02/27/2012 - 08:24
Digital Trends - Now that 8-megapixel smartphones cameras are starting to become pedestrian, Nokia – a company that has always celebrated the quality of its smartphone cams – has had to step up its game. And what a step it has taken. On Monday, the company shocked Mobile World Congress audiences by announcing that the upcoming Nokia PureView 808 will boast a 41-megapixel camera.

Samsung Galaxy Beam Is Both a Smartphone and Projector (Mashable)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Sun, 02/26/2012 - 01:52
Mashable - BARCELONA: The Mobile World Congress hasn't even officially kicked off yet, and Samsung is already on fire, announcing devices left and right. After the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, next in line is a smartphone/mobile projector combo called Samsung Galaxy Beam. The device's dual-core 1 GHz CPU, 4-inch, 800x480 screen, 5-megapixel rear camera (with an additional VGA one on the front) and Android 2.3 don't do much to differentiate it from the other mid-to-high-range Androids.
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