Barney Britton

Barney Britton

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 well - here we are!

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Eleson: "We had a fascinating (and fun) interview this morning with Kimio Maki,"
and where is it?

We were speaking for an hour, and 1min of audio takes around 5 mins (at least) to transcribe, longer if the interviewee's first language isn't English, plus editing it into something readable, sorting out the on / off-record comments... It needs several hours, which I'm hoping to find this week.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 06:13 UTC
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Edgar Matias: Not sure what the point is of these "PPE 2013: Hands-on" posts. It's just a bunch of photos with no new information.

Am I missing something here?

They're not going to add much for those of you who are regular and loyal site visitors - it's more of a quick roundup of recent (ish) releases from some of the busier camera manufacturers. It's also a convenient hub for some of our more in-depth review and preview content for people who might be new to it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 06:12 UTC
On PPE 2013: Hands-on with Panasonic's newest cameras news story (37 comments in total)
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matty_boy: I'm just a nobody who had a whine about DPReview not being that active, but things really seem to have picked up in the last few days and its articles like this i really want to see more of. Keep up the good work, loving all these recent articles

new cameras were released ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 21:20 UTC
On PPE 2013: Hands-on with Fujifilm's newest cameras news story (24 comments in total)
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johnvr1: Funny. I was there and noticed Fuji X100S cameras standing untouched by anybody...

Lucky you!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 12:26 UTC
On What just happened?! Looking back on last week news story (98 comments in total)
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eljamoquio: Pentax K-3, likely the best APS-C camera on the market... nothing to see here.

I do so enjoy our little chats...

You might have missed our detailed launch coverage of the K-3, so here it is, just in case:

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/pentax-k-3/

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 00:52 UTC
On What just happened?! Looking back on last week news story (98 comments in total)
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eljamoquio: Pentax K-3, likely the best APS-C camera on the market... nothing to see here.

It was covered in a separate roundup of content from *the previous week*. Which, not coincidentally, is when it was released (and previewed in detail).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 20:21 UTC
On What just happened?! Looking back on last week news story (98 comments in total)
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l_d_allan: Seems like much (most?) of the "What just happened?" was DPReview.com making announcements ... a'la pretty much just a pass-through of "Press Releases" from advertisers. Being that much more of a shill for parent Amazon?

Where are the in-depth reviews that DPReview.com "used" to be known for?

* Canon EOS-M ?
* Canon 1D-X ?
* Nikon D4 ?

"pretty much just a pass-through of "Press Releases" from advertisers."

If that's how you characterize major product announcements from camera and lens manufacturers, I'm afraid there's not much I can say to reassure you.

If you're looking for in-depth reviews, we've published more than 40 this year, which is hundreds of pages, plus the hundreds more we've written about all of the new products released recently which *we can't review yet*.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 19:42 UTC
On What just happened?! Looking back on last week news story (98 comments in total)
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JustDavid: so by refocusing on last week only you are quietly dumping Pentax K-3 and Nikon 610 (the week before) as non-relevant, am I correct? Is it an attempt to balance your service?

"wasn't expecting anything worht interest past the duck tape and series of old photographs..."

Happy to help.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 18:10 UTC
On What just happened?! Looking back on last week news story (98 comments in total)
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JustDavid: so by refocusing on last week only you are quietly dumping Pentax K-3 and Nikon 610 (the week before) as non-relevant, am I correct? Is it an attempt to balance your service?

We featured both cameras in the last weekly roundup.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 15:46 UTC
On Iain McKell photographs 'The New Gypsies' news story (183 comments in total)
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Yanko Kitanov: Can you please post some actual photography articles first and then we may look at the "Gypsies and Hypsies" trash?

you might find this page interesting:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 20:48 UTC
On Iain McKell photographs 'The New Gypsies' news story (183 comments in total)
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mcshan: One article about hipsters and another about gypsies. Sad.

@ Peter - we're getting there!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 19:00 UTC
On Iain McKell photographs 'The New Gypsies' news story (183 comments in total)
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mcshan: One article about hipsters and another about gypsies. Sad.

PS - anyone who has seen the amount of new camera/lens previews, reviews, and news coverage that we've posted in the past couple of weeks and STILL complains about a couple of pictures stories at the weekend, might have some perspective issues.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 18:43 UTC
On Iain McKell photographs 'The New Gypsies' news story (183 comments in total)
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gusda9: These people are not original gypsies like I am they are Irish people living in a camp Real gypsys spread from India a thousand years ago They don't even speak the Romani language All of you are very ignorant of the culture of Gypsys We speak a very Distinctive language that is understandable Throughout the world by Other Gypsies Its like seeing any Asian person and saying they are Chinese Really people you need to google stuff up

I'm well aware of the etymology - in this case the photographer himself uses the term, and we're writing about his work.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 18:30 UTC
On Iain McKell photographs 'The New Gypsies' news story (183 comments in total)
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mcshan: One article about hipsters and another about gypsies. Sad.

They're articles about *photography*.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 18:20 UTC
On Marco Bohr investigates 'hipster photography' news story (105 comments in total)
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JDThomas: It took me TWO clicks to find the model in the image. I'm sure she could tell you who the photographer is.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21709126@N06/4832268336/in/photolist-8n1D2j-8mHSyH

I'm really not convinced you ACTUALLY tried to find the original photographer. Sloppy journalism DPR.

Edit: That's actually the PHOTOGRAPHER'S flickr site.

Well done sir, we did indeed try (and skimmed through hundreds of urls of sites bemoaning/celebrating/mocking hipster images), but we were trying to find the photographer, rather than the model - you get points for imagination.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 18:18 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)
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Palau Blue: "only one lens designed to fit it without tipping over....." Though not designed for the GM1, I doubt whether the Oly 15mm pancake will tip the camera over.

I'm sure there will be exceptions - the point is that none of the other M43 lenses on the market were designed with the dimensions of the GM1 in mind. Many are very slim, but some are taller than you might think.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 16:38 UTC
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)
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JDThomas: THE D5300 is $800 BODY ONLY!

Relax people. It was a MISTAKE on DPR's side.

"I wouldn't be suprised if $1300 was nikons intended price- until they saw the price for the new full frame Sony A7. Infact t I bet that's what happened(assuming the $1300 price is really a typo)."

Wow, well rest assured that it was a typo. $1399 is the price with the 18-140mm lens.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 05:34 UTC
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)
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digitallollygag: A great $799 camera! Oh, wait, $1,399? That full-frame Sony A7 is looking better all the time.

That was a spec error, fixed by the time you made that comment. It's $1399 with the 18-140mm lens, not b/o.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 05:31 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)
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TurboElephant: "The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 offers more bells and whistles, but you're limited to its fixed zoom lens and smaller (albeit not that much smaller) sensor."

1" sensor = 116 mm2
43 sensor = 225 mm2

So GM1's 43 sensor s almost twice as big as the RX100, I wouldn't call that "not much smaller" ;)

The comment in the preview is really an aside - both 1 inch and M43 sensors are much bigger than what we'd traditionally think of as 'compact' camera sensors, which is the point.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 04:47 UTC
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peterstuckings: Doh! Anyone can travel through NK and photograph stuff, and have been able to for many years! This is not news, this is a promo for the photog. Yet again, dpreview...

We are a photography website.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 19:41 UTC
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