Simon Joinson

Simon Joinson

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United States SEATTLE, WA, United States
Works as a Editor, writer, photographer
Has a website at www.dpreview.com
Joined on Jul 9, 2002
About me:

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beholder1: A lot of these all in ones have severe in camera processing regarding noise reduction. For the sharpest shots noise reduction needs to bet set to the lowest setting and the aperature controlled to lessen diffraction. And of course the lowest iso is also ideal. Look for shots where the user has specified the in camera process settings. I have yet to test one of these all in ones myself so I am not sure about other factors at the 200-250mm and above or without a tripod. Again diffraction is also a real concern especially when the aperture is not specified.
I recall reading that this review site is forced to capture pics at the default in camera settings.

at most focal lengths this camera is already diffraction-limited at max aperture, and at longer focal lengths you only have the choice of two or three aperture values. Add to this a top SS in Av mode of 1/2000th and you can't always optimize for diffraction. We shoot default JPEG settings generally, but reviewers can play with the exposure controls as much as needed. That said, these are pretty much point and shoot models for most buyers, so the auto/default settings are important.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 23:44 UTC
On article DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks (137 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Very clever April Fools Day story.

I appreciate your editorial sense of humor!

Thanks!

No one takes my spot!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 20:53 UTC
On article DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks (137 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Very clever April Fools Day story.

I appreciate your editorial sense of humor!

Thanks!

We actually make them arm wrestle for a parking spot... hence her current situation...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 20:53 UTC
On article DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks (137 comments in total)
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Paul Guba: Is this an April Fools joke? Really DP Review recommends selfie sticks. We come a long way baby and its all downhill from here.

Is your comment an april fool's joke?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 20:51 UTC
On article Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience (170 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: Tag for the last photo reads ISO 200, not 2000. Confused me when I opened up the file and I saw the noise in the sky!

I guess Samsung hasn't mentioned if there's an add-on EVF coming?

verified. No EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 21:16 UTC
On article Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience (170 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: Tag for the last photo reads ISO 200, not 2000. Confused me when I opened up the file and I saw the noise in the sky!

I guess Samsung hasn't mentioned if there's an add-on EVF coming?

as far as we know there will NOT be an add-on EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 19:09 UTC
On article Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash (57 comments in total)
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CanonKen: Isn't this site a front for Amazon?

Whether or not amazon sells a product has no bearing on our decision to write about it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 06:40 UTC
On article Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash (57 comments in total)
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CanonKen: Isn't this site a front for Amazon?

yeah it's almost like we're not a front for Amazon

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 02:57 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 real-world samples (129 comments in total)
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zakaria: why on the earth nikon dont want to put this fantastic sensor on a d300 body!

We ask them every time we meet them. Every time they give the same answer, which is basically no answer at all.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 18:12 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7S Review (494 comments in total)
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Looleylaylow: Review in sum: "Average performance in nearly all regards. Gold Award!" Once trusted site is acquired by the world's biggest retailer and becomes enamored with the world's biggest consumer brand. Shocking.

and it only took 8 years to manifest itself in this review

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 00:42 UTC
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Just a Photographer: I'll wonder how good the pixel shift for the hires mode works.
If I understood correctly, it takes a second to create this 40MP photo.

In a second much movement can happen,even in a landscape photo (due to wind etc.). How do they prevent image artifacts?

they don't - it is explicitly for static subjects (and on a tripod)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 08:05 UTC
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Mike Hiran: Geez DPR what's with the snarkiness in your news release?!

Instead of taking a view that this is great to add another player into the full frame segment that has a history of good ergonomics, build quality and user interface, you take the view that it's bout f***ing time Pentax came out with a full frame camera.

And the impression you leave in your article is that Pentax promised a full frame camera 14 years ago when it was just showing a prototype.

Whether this camera turns out to be great or not, it should be viewed as a positive that customers will have more options. But placing your own emotional baggage into this news release is just a cheap shot. As if you would know what it would take to have a camera company (let alone a profitable one) make a competitive camera in a crowded segment - your impatient and entitled tone shows your ignorance in understanding the camera market.

so to be clear we're the ones projecting our 'emotional baggage'?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 22:24 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (453 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Let’s get one thing straight. Dpreview has never given any camera anything less than a Silver award. The only thing that the silver award says is that the camera is not good enough to warrant a Gold award.

which is reached after consultation with her peers and is approved by the editor.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 02:03 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (453 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Let’s get one thing straight. Dpreview has never given any camera anything less than a Silver award. The only thing that the silver award says is that the camera is not good enough to warrant a Gold award.

it's not one person's opinion. It's OUR opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 01:29 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (453 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Let’s get one thing straight. Dpreview has never given any camera anything less than a Silver award. The only thing that the silver award says is that the camera is not good enough to warrant a Gold award.

never let the facts get in the way of a good argument.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 20:44 UTC
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allkar: What does this poll? Unfortunately nothing!
I see 9 products, not all belong to the best
and miss the other, good gear.

You have free choice, provided you choose what we want.

Here fits the Winston Churchil's quote:
"The only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself"

I assume you missed all the polls that produced this shortlist. What youre asking for is like a World Cup final with 31 teams on the pitch at the same time.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 19:38 UTC
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tbcass: Didn't include the Sony A77ii so I didn't vote.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/1937786278/have-your-say-best-high-end-ilc-of-2014 It was already knocked out in the first round.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 19:36 UTC
On article Have your say: Best High-end ILC of 2014 (75 comments in total)
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Everlast66: When are we going to see the winners of this poll announced?

I am starting to think DPReview are not comfortable with only mirror-less products winning (and in top of that by Sony) and we are waiting to see the D750 inch past A7 II to announce the end?

yesterday

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 19:11 UTC
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faithblinded: The image for the OM-D E-M10 is actually an E-M1...

I've no idea what either of you is talking about. It's definitely EM-10. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 01:14 UTC
On article UPDATED: Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai (227 comments in total)
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Just Ed: Test...RIGHT!
We get the excuse for a trip to Kauai!

Or... I'm going on vacation so here's an excuse to shoot some sample images.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 21:10 UTC
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