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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Siobhan A: Don't blame DPR. Part of their job is to get everyone excited about new cameras....then get them to buy them on Amazon.

But this new Sony shows Sony doesn't care about a small affordable system anymore, and shows they are not willing to add the features that so many were asking for the past 18 months.

Doesn't bother me either whether people go to Amazon to buy or not. DPReview is editorially independent of its parent company.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:50 UTC
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M H S: Oh wow? SMH!

At least they don't try to hide their bias.

Nor do you, apparently.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:42 UTC
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Siobhan A: Don't blame DPR. Part of their job is to get everyone excited about new cameras....then get them to buy them on Amazon.

But this new Sony shows Sony doesn't care about a small affordable system anymore, and shows they are not willing to add the features that so many were asking for the past 18 months.

"Part of their job is to get everyone excited about new cameras....then get them to buy them on Amazon."

Uuuurgh. This nonsense again?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:42 UTC
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Kaso: "Oh wow..."?????

Shameless.

Maybe read beyond the headline?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:27 UTC
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piratejabez: I love how there's more backlash here about seeing "Oh, wow!" in the title than there is actual discussion of the camera... That's what I get for reading the comments section :)

8fps with live view and almost edge-to-edge phase-detection autofocus. That's pretty 'wow' to us.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:06 UTC
On article Extreme made easy: GoPro HERO4 Session review (62 comments in total)
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aramgrg: And why does Dpr categorize GoPro as an "Accessory"? Accessory of what? Helmet?

This was a mistake, and has been fixed. It's now tagged 'review'.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
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SupremeWideAngle: Battery power ??? !

Powered by magic, I thought.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:58 UTC
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Eleson: Love the headline!
Borderline sarcastic to both dpreviews to long going praise of Sony cameras ( accordingly to the most bitter ones.) and to press conferences less-than-objective sales pitches!

OT: The camera looks great!!

I can't parse your comment but I can assure you that the enthusiasm is genuine.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:57 UTC
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SidePod: oh wow .. how underwhelming ... but since its a Sony: "WOW!"

Underwhelming...?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:47 UTC
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Boissez: There seems to be something wrong with your price. From the Sony press release:

"The α6300 will be available in Europe from March 2016 priced at approximately €1,250 body only and €1,400 with SELP1650 lens. The α6300 will also be available as a kit with the SEL1670Z lens in April 2016, priced at approximately €2,250."

EDIT: About the camera - it seems like exactly the expected upgrade - all the bells and whistles while lacking the really useful stuff like IBIS and more lens options. Still an exciting camera though.

That's Euros. Not $$

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:37 UTC
On article Readers' Choice Awards 2015: The winners (63 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: Not exactly surprising results considering you presented only a handful of options with some brands not represented at all. I thought the Pentax K3 II was the best APS-C of the year, funny enough that was not an option. How hard can it be to provide a range of options >7?!

What Revenant said.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 01:10 UTC
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Timbukto: I thought the first image was a fancy optical adjustment bench. But it's just hand sanitizer station. I think Chipotle needs some of those.

Also why on earth would anyone need to unbox a unit to QC vs just QC prior to boxing? Shady boxing workers? Or just nonsensical workflow?

Anyone seen any good movies recently?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 18:40 UTC
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Timbukto: I thought the first image was a fancy optical adjustment bench. But it's just hand sanitizer station. I think Chipotle needs some of those.

Also why on earth would anyone need to unbox a unit to QC vs just QC prior to boxing? Shady boxing workers? Or just nonsensical workflow?

OK OK OK! Can we talk about something else now?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 05:10 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)
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Gesture: All that real estate on back. Let's get a larger LCD on there.

JK likes to JK. We'll beat it out of him over time though.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:50 UTC
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Timbukto: I thought the first image was a fancy optical adjustment bench. But it's just hand sanitizer station. I think Chipotle needs some of those.

Also why on earth would anyone need to unbox a unit to QC vs just QC prior to boxing? Shady boxing workers? Or just nonsensical workflow?

With all due respect, I think it's highly likely that you don't understand exactly how the production and QC workflow processes actually operate.

Personally, I left the factory with a lot of respect for the careful attention given to quality control at the plant, both throughout the assembly process and afterwards.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:00 UTC
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Timbukto: I thought the first image was a fancy optical adjustment bench. But it's just hand sanitizer station. I think Chipotle needs some of those.

Also why on earth would anyone need to unbox a unit to QC vs just QC prior to boxing? Shady boxing workers? Or just nonsensical workflow?

Well, I suppose you can. But by doing it separately, at the absolute end of the chain once the gear has entirely passed through the manufacturing and calibration process, you ensure a greater 'randomness'.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 03:25 UTC
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tlinn: I've seen a number of slideshows from this media tour. Yours, Barney, has been the most interesting. The bit about using cement cured with UV light to secure the lens elements in place was particularly noteworthy. I hadn't read that elsewhere.

The image of the lens engraved with "X 5th Anniversary" is one I've seen before. Is that a one-off or special edition of the 18-55?

Thanks! As for the engraved lenses, I've no idea what they are planning on doing with them. The factory demonstrated the engraving technique to us using those lenses (and engraving that text) but to the best of my knowledge the engraved lenses won't enter the retail supply chain.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 02:44 UTC
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Timbukto: I thought the first image was a fancy optical adjustment bench. But it's just hand sanitizer station. I think Chipotle needs some of those.

Also why on earth would anyone need to unbox a unit to QC vs just QC prior to boxing? Shady boxing workers? Or just nonsensical workflow?

Clearly you've never heard of random testing. It's far from 'nonsensical'.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 02:43 UTC
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Photoman: Ouch!!! Puts me off buying Nikon at the moment.

@ SSantana75. It is highly unlikely that this is a marketing exercise. No manufacturer puts their prices up unless they really really have to. This is almost certainly a response to the change in valuation of the Yen.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 20:35 UTC
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Photoman: Ouch!!! Puts me off buying Nikon at the moment.

Surely it incentivises buying Nikon *at the moment* before the price goes up? ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 23:04 UTC
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