Barney Britton

Barney Britton

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United States Seattle, United States
Works as a Editor
Has a website at www.dpreview.com
Joined on Nov 2, 2009
About me:

I'm in charge of the editorial content of dpreview. I joined dpreview when it was based in London in November 2009, after several years as a print journalist in the UK specialist photographic press. I moved from London to Seattle, USA, a year later and I've been here ever since.

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On Quick Review: PhotoKeeper article (51 comments in total)
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wootpile: Here's an easy reason Barney as to why some of your readers may feel this "review" leans more toward advertisement: it isn't a review of any sort, just a statement of features and functions.

Here's an easy solution: make it a true "review" (even if ultra-short) by simply listing a few pro's and con's.

"Review"... as in: ok, we've taken a look and here is what we think of it.

Did you miss page 3?

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5415305447/quick-review-photokeeper/3

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On Quick Review: PhotoKeeper article (51 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Is this advertising?

"Is this advertising?"

No it is not.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 18:17 UTC
On Quick Review: PhotoKeeper article (51 comments in total)
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Ribbit74: I wish that advertisements would be clearly labeled as such.

"I wish that advertisements would be clearly labeled as such."

This is not an advert.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 18:17 UTC
On Quick Review: PhotoKeeper article (51 comments in total)
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OzarkAggie: Looks more like a paid advertisement than a real article.

For about $50 a year you can get web hosting with a domain, and for maybe another $50-$100 you can get someone to install a Wordpress theme for photographers. Then you own it, and you don't have to be a web genius.

There's always Picasa if you want a freebie, and all you need is a Gmail account.

"Looks more like a paid advertisement than a real article."

It is not.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 18:16 UTC
On Quick Review: PhotoKeeper article (51 comments in total)
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.Sam.: This review very much smells like advertisement ;-(
There are MANY other photo sharing/storage sites with much better interface and cheaper. None of them were included in the comparison chart. They didn't even through in their own product ... Amazon !!
Very strange review choice.

"This review very much smells like advertisement ;-("

It is not.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 18:16 UTC
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Photato: Got really excited until I saw the price. LOL
I wonder what the Megapixel Megalomaniacs are going to say about "just" 2MP for $30,000.

Yes, Canon seems to have moved or deleted that clip. We've asked for a sample of the camera when they become available so hopefully we'll be able to post some footage before too long.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 17:57 UTC
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belle100: So that is the mentality of Canon. They developed a sensor and it took the management two years to decide to put it on a full frame camera. Is that wonderful or what!

Seems like a pretty normal product development cycle to me...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 05:32 UTC
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Photato: Got really excited until I saw the price. LOL
I wonder what the Megapixel Megalomaniacs are going to say about "just" 2MP for $30,000.

full color HD footage at 0.005 lux... Some people will happily pay for that.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 05:02 UTC
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (279 comments in total)
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smozes: Long reach is not important in the real world? It's a specialized camera exactly for this purpose. Comparing it with other fixed lens cameras with a normal range is beside the point.

That's like pointing out that superzooms are not that useful in the real world, so one should consider other cameras. A review of a camera like this should already take into account an interest in superzoom by the reader as a given. If the reviewer doesn't see the point, then maybe someone else would be better.

Perspective - like it. I like what you did there.

This conversation isn't really going anywhere (and is now pretty much a discussion about semantics) but please can we all agree that when it comes to focal length, a few extra mm at the wide end has a much more profound impact on framing options than it does at the long end.

This - and *only* this - is what I was trying to say in this article, when discussing telephoto reach.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 19:23 UTC
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (443 comments in total)
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camera4me: A..hole Adobe won't get a penny from me.

"you can use CS6 only as long as your computer and operating system support it"

Not sure it's fair to hold Adobe responsible for this... at some point they just have to draw a line. No?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 19:18 UTC
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (443 comments in total)
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camera4me: A..hole Adobe won't get a penny from me.

Without wanting to get into a flame war here, do bear in mind that Adobe has to make money to survive. The company offers a free DNG converter - in perpetuity - for you to convert the Raw files of whatever future camera, and open them in CS6. There are also plenty of other raw converters out there that will do this for you, and there's nothing stopping you from using CS6 for as long as you like.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 17:35 UTC
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BigOne: DPReview is turning into a corporate troll. A few weeks ago they published absolutely talentless photos of military planes, which caused a lot of "stir". Now they show us absolutely meaningless photos of possibly the most hated politician in American history in one of the most tragic moments in American history. Don't you have cameras to test?

With respect, I think you're missing the point. You're also grossly misrepresenting our editorial position.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 16:03 UTC
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (279 comments in total)
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Dan0478: Can the EVF not be installed on top of the off camera cord's shoe, thus enabling off camera flash AND the viewfinder?

Nope. The EVF requires special contacts that can only be found on the camera's hot shoe.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 01:19 UTC
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Richard Franiec: Was the second paragraph of the news necessary? Maybe "off topic" forum would be a better place to post it?

TIME lightbox is a very serious photography site. One of the best on the web right now IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 01:17 UTC
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (443 comments in total)
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AshMills: Presumably DNG converter will still let CS6 work just fine? (assuming your current lenses are already supported)

Yes it will.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 01:16 UTC
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Tape5: So much mean baseless diatribe aimed at Cheney, his colleagues and the Americans here.

I think AR is being sarcastic...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 23:50 UTC
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BigOne: DPReview is turning into a corporate troll. A few weeks ago they published absolutely talentless photos of military planes, which caused a lot of "stir". Now they show us absolutely meaningless photos of possibly the most hated politician in American history in one of the most tragic moments in American history. Don't you have cameras to test?

Whatever your politics, I doubt that any thinking person could seriously conclude that these photos are 'meaningless' but leaving that aside, I really don't understand your first point here. How are we a 'corporate troll'?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 23:48 UTC
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Richard Franiec: Was the second paragraph of the news necessary? Maybe "off topic" forum would be a better place to post it?

http://time.com/lightbox/

Your turn.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 23:43 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1303 comments in total)
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martinj68: looking forwards to the RX10M2 review, any ideas when?

Not yet. Hoping to get one in the next couple of weeks.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 22:30 UTC
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Richard Franiec: Was the second paragraph of the news necessary? Maybe "off topic" forum would be a better place to post it?

Yes, it was necessary, I think, to provide context. An explicitly non-partisan context, I might add (a point roundly missed by a lot of the people commenting here).

Why would we place this content in 'off topic'? This public information release was covered by several other news and photography sites. Why would we bury it in a forum?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 16:50 UTC
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