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:

http://www.cff.org/

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On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (281 comments in total)
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Jogger: ... but, DPR commenters keep telling me that FF DSLRs are dead.

Huh?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 15:22 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (281 comments in total)
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UncleLary: What, not text review?

Do not have the time, nor the patience for the video. Might be useful as a conclusive detail after analysis.

But not at first.

In my office we bill by the hour and every moment has value. And economically, we are the target audience for a camera like this ( or the D810 too ).

Nobody on our staff of 4,500 professionals wanted to view it either.

I only write this so that maybe you guys will go back the written reviews, with the video as augmentation. We like your tone. Approachable. Low key. Reasonable accurate-a rare thing in today's online world. We would like to continue to use DP for info. But life is short, and honestly, to many competitors that do give us the aforementioned format.

Hopefully, we will see the text back.

LG

1. This isn't the review. The text review is coming.
2. I do hope those 4500 people who don't have the time to watch a short video find the time to read a 25 page review...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 04:16 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (281 comments in total)
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(unknown member): It's nice to see Nikon starting to catch up to Canon. Thanks for the video.

ah ok.. :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 23:26 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (281 comments in total)
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(unknown member): It's nice to see Nikon starting to catch up to Canon. Thanks for the video.

catching up in what respect?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 23:23 UTC
On ISO640-SAM_0535 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

it is *real* it's just very long dead, and stuffed...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 01:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (309 comments in total)
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OneMoreComment: If the primary objective of this article, was to advertise (indirectly) Sony products, then the objective has been achieved.

P.S The main restriction when buying a product is the price, in this case the product(The GH4) is an overpriced average photo camera, the whole "2014 Enthusiast Mirrorless Camera Roundup" is at least .... unfortunate !!

please talk to the people further up the page who are arguing we are heavily biased against Sony, then let me know which we are, so I can take decisive action in one direction or the other :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 01:24 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (369 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: This is a very infomativ video.
The camara is very interesting.

With what camera did you shout the underwater footage?

a Panasonic GH4

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 05:17 UTC
On Samsung NX mini Review preview (107 comments in total)
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sproket1: Well. Sorry guys but the RAW files are excellent for processing. I shoot photojournalism on occasion with it for major nyc weekly papers( not selfies) and no editor has ever complained. It is not FF RAW granted but the files are fine. The 17mm 1.8 is very sharp. For the intended marketed audience ( basically teens taking selfies for online posting) the camera is more than fine...a step up from a smartphone. It's unfair to say its not great for enthusiasts wanting manual control. Not the intended audience. Not by a long shot.

it's certainly a fair point that it isn't aimed at enthusiasts (though, importantly, this website writes for an enthusiast audience), but I think it's also pretty hard to get teenagers to buy a $450 selfie camera when they have their phones already.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 17:30 UTC
On Sony debuts 21MP stacked CMOS sensor for smartphones article (94 comments in total)
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sebiruns: This is just silly. The details will be smeared. Any 8 megapixel DSLR from ten years ago will out resolve this crappy sensor. Adding more megapixels is just a bad idea. But sure, people will still buy it and think it is the best thing since sliced bread.

are you sure? even if you normalize down to the kind of resolution smartphone shooters actually use (say 2-4MP)?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 20:03 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (455 comments in total)
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(unknown member): The DPR rating scale has truly become a joke. A Silver Award with all those negatives? Thanks to DPR for the honesty in the review but giving this camera the Silver Award after all you disliked about it is laughable.

@thephilips - got any facts to back that up?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 22:38 UTC
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Kim Letkeman: "Prime Photos is extended to all US Prime members."

Canadian Prime subscriptions get nothing but 2 day shipping. No streaming, and apparently no free unlimited storage. There are also freaky huge pricing differences that Amazon don't seem to care about.

The massive value imbalance just gets worse with this announcement ... I assume that things are not that different in Europe etc. Can anyone comment on that?

Sometimes DPReview seem to forget that they have a world-wide membership, making a big deal out of features to which a huge portion of their membership have no access.

At the least, the title of the article could include "relevant to US members only" or some such disclosure.

not a lot of point giving UK prices for a service only available in the US...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 18:51 UTC
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mrmart: DP review owned by Amazon, seem to think this is good - I wonder why?

out of interest where exactly did we indicate that we 'think this is good'?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 18:50 UTC
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Johannes Zander: I have 240 GB of photos on my home server.
So this service is to little for me.

given the story is about *unlimited* storage it probably isn't too little for you.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 20:22 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (154 comments in total)
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newtonseye: just a massive advert for a course, how much did fro pay for this ?

if this post were paid for and we didn't declare that, it would be illegal, in the US at least.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 00:52 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (154 comments in total)
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Prairie Pal: The Howard Stern of photo-talk.

I've allowed this guy ample opportunities over the years to prove he's a worthy listen, but he's failed.

If you think you-tube "hits" and followers are indication of worthiness...well take a look at some of the "man-gets-hit-in-groin" view counts.

from what i've seen of this course (and i've watched a lot of it) it is full of well-presented, valuable information.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 16:52 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (484 comments in total)
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SulfurousBeast: Nice, some really good stuff from the likes of Pany, Sony and Fuji , Oly who are daring to innovate. I still wonder how long the big two will keep "milking" their customers with incremental updates and not truly innovating. i am a Canon user myself, but if it was not for the investments made already over 5K and I am a hobbyist, only thing preventing me to make the switch is my own inertia, sell the curent gear put together a new system etc. but always been amazed and lured to what Sony and Panasoic is doing in this place.

BTW, good review DPR though I almost did not care if GH4 was reviewed already or not.,.so late in getting this out.

to be fair the GH1 review was done before the studio comparison widgets were introduced. For example there are 7 pages of studio comparisons in the GH1 review (compared to 1 page for the widget in the GH4). This is also true for other parts of the review. We stopped doing 30 page reviews because no one was looking at pages 2-29... we do more testing than before but try to use smarter and more concise ways of presenting our results.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 16:47 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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Leandros S: So when is the Ricoh interview happening? I see that there's no slot scheduled for it.

11am. Obviously, since it's Pentax, we will be playing clown music in the background and the interviewer will be slapping john with large wet fish throughout.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 15:24 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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Mark Banas: You've got the names of all the photographers to be interviewed, and of the industry reps expected to chatter on about their wares... but what of the all-important list of DPReview staff that will be appearing?
Will Rishi expound on his ultra-macro work?
Will Simon make an appearance in between meetings?
Will Barney stroke his facial hair thoughtfully?
Will Allison be the hand model for a 1Dx?
And what about the coffee??!!?

I might just have to tune in...

i decided this time to leave it to those that are actually good on camera :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 18:37 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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ericnats73: and there's no Pentax representative because...........(cue drum roll)

we couldn't get everyone, and Pentax was represented at the last event (unlike most of the companies we've got this time).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 04:22 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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jimrpdx: Bummer - Pentax missed the train. Again. Guess the others can talk about AA simulation?

Pentax had a representative at the last DPREVIEW live event.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 02:31 UTC
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