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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halfmac: Was the video shot with the OM-D E-M5 MII?

"Many believe it's the A7s, but to avoid camera system wars, no official confirmation."

Well, as I've said in a couple of other comments, this video was mostly shot on a Sony A7S. Is that official enough?

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Martinka: Nice video, terrible photos...

Tough crowd.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 08:53 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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nunatak: "With this in mind, Samsung's choice of sunny Hawaii (aloha!) for a 48-hour shooting event to introduce the viewfinder-less NX500 to journalists was perhaps unfortunate."

thanks. i was wondering when you were going to get around to mentioning this was a "paid for" photo junket. the early "tip-off" was the short time DPR had to play with the new Samsung 300mm. :)

What are you talking about?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 08:51 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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dynaxx: sorry Barney but the blogger below is right - if it was the "shoot" was paid for by Samsung then it has to be stated up front very explicitly. I know many people that would have given up on Samsung with that many firmware bugs

Seriously. It's clearly stated in this article. What would be the point of making a big deal out of it in a samples gallery, which contained zero analysis of camera performance?

'Before you look at these pictures and make your own mind up, please be aware that this shooting opportunity was supplied by Samsung'.
That's just silly.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 08:49 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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nunatak: "With this in mind, Samsung's choice of sunny Hawaii (aloha!) for a 48-hour shooting event to introduce the viewfinder-less NX500 to journalists was perhaps unfortunate."

thanks. i was wondering when you were going to get around to mentioning this was a "paid for" photo junket. the early "tip-off" was the short time DPR had to play with the new Samsung 300mm. :)

Is anyone else thoroughly confused?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 17:24 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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dynaxx: sorry Barney but the blogger below is right - if it was the "shoot" was paid for by Samsung then it has to be stated up front very explicitly. I know many people that would have given up on Samsung with that many firmware bugs

It's clearly stated in the article.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 17:23 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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nunatak: "With this in mind, Samsung's choice of sunny Hawaii (aloha!) for a 48-hour shooting event to introduce the viewfinder-less NX500 to journalists was perhaps unfortunate."

thanks. i was wondering when you were going to get around to mentioning this was a "paid for" photo junket. the early "tip-off" was the short time DPR had to play with the new Samsung 300mm. :)

As a thirtysomething in Seattle I'm impressed by people who are polite, intelligent, and both understand the definition of common linguistic terms, and are familiar with their usage in conversational English.

And that, Prossi, is why you and I shoudn't date.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 22:30 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Can you do it all again in the UK? please, because ANY camera under the stonking Hawian light conditions is going to give good results-except for evening firelit scene which is horrid.

Daylight street shots in Bradford? Or Leeds?.

I'm not falling for your tricks!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 00:28 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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nunatak: "With this in mind, Samsung's choice of sunny Hawaii (aloha!) for a 48-hour shooting event to introduce the viewfinder-less NX500 to journalists was perhaps unfortunate."

thanks. i was wondering when you were going to get around to mentioning this was a "paid for" photo junket. the early "tip-off" was the short time DPR had to play with the new Samsung 300mm. :)

To return to your original point... I did mention that this was a Samsung trip *in the article*. So I did nothing more or less than the Daves. My 'does it matter?" response to you was genuine curiosity. I wonder if it makes you look at the words or pictures differently.

PS - are we Randolph Hearst great? Ben Bradlee great? I'm going for the latter since we share alliterative first and surnames.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 22:28 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Can you do it all again in the UK? please, because ANY camera under the stonking Hawian light conditions is going to give good results-except for evening firelit scene which is horrid.

Daylight street shots in Bradford? Or Leeds?.

If you're buying the plane tickets I'd happily fly to Leeds. I could see my Mum and Dad. Pet the family cat. Eat a proper pie and drink a proper pint.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 22:24 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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shademaster: Only photographers would complain about too much sunshine in Hawaii. And photographers from Seattle at that.

Hey now, I'm from Yorkshire.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 21:52 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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nunatak: "With this in mind, Samsung's choice of sunny Hawaii (aloha!) for a 48-hour shooting event to introduce the viewfinder-less NX500 to journalists was perhaps unfortunate."

thanks. i was wondering when you were going to get around to mentioning this was a "paid for" photo junket. the early "tip-off" was the short time DPR had to play with the new Samsung 300mm. :)

Hopefully it's fairly clear that I'm not fawning all over the NX500 in this article ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 21:39 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 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?

That's a yes. No - there will be no EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 21:29 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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nunatak: "With this in mind, Samsung's choice of sunny Hawaii (aloha!) for a 48-hour shooting event to introduce the viewfinder-less NX500 to journalists was perhaps unfortunate."

thanks. i was wondering when you were going to get around to mentioning this was a "paid for" photo junket. the early "tip-off" was the short time DPR had to play with the new Samsung 300mm. :)

Does it matter?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 21:21 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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shademaster: It's a bit unfair to knock it for lack of EVF when there will likely be an NX50.

Like it's unfair to knock the Nikon D810 for being a bit slow because the D4S exists?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 20:57 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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mr.izo: can someone tells me, which sensors use fuji, samsung, olympus etc in theirs mirrorless models?
i'm guessing fuji (same pentax in thier new dlsr line) is sony/toshiba "bitch", while for oly i would song goes with kodak?, for samsung i have no idea, panasonic etc??

Samsung is the world's #1 manufacturer of imaging sensors, I believe. All of the sensors in the NX range are made by Samsung.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 19:34 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Are the solarized effects there on purpose? Seems very strange.

I know what it means, I'm just confused about where HaR is seeing it :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 19:19 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 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?

Confirmed. There will not be.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 19:14 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Are the solarized effects there on purpose? Seems very strange.

?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 17:58 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (669 comments in total)
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malboni: How can DP review possibly review an upgrade and score it lower than the previous model when it is clearly improved in many ways.
X100S achieved 81% and received Gold rating yet the X100T received the same score but only Silver.. !!!!!!!
Sometimes you completely miss the point of improvement and baffle me !!!!!!

There's a very simple explanation for that - time (and the competitive landscape) moves on. Gold/Silver awards are not intrinsically tied to the scoring. This has been explained many many many many many many many many times and there's a link to the full explanation of our scoring system here:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4416254604/camera-scores-ratings-explained

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 19:51 UTC
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