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 I've been here ever since.

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On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (142 comments in total)
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phoman: I see no mentioning about s-raw?

My mistake (I knew I'd missed something). It's in there now.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 16:25 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1571 comments in total)
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Just another Canon shooter: It would be interesting to see if the ISO 64 is a gimmick or it is actually an increase in the well capacity. If the latter, this would be something new in the FF world.

It's a genuine 'base' with no dynamic range penalty, from what we've been told. Resulting from tweaks to the sensor design.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 16:52 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1571 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: Why does anybody care about the video specifications of this high-grade stills camera? If I had $3000 to drop on this I'd do so for the amazing pictures it can take, not the Vimeo or YouTube clips it can record. It's an SLR, not a camcorder.

There are a lot of filmmakers out there buying DSLRs like this as 'B' cameras and a lot of film students buying them for videography. You might not care, but plenty of people do :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 16:51 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1571 comments in total)
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Timbukto: Impressions state that the D810 is still 'heavy' with girly hands but according to specs a rather significant 100g reduction of weight inc batteries? Can you guys confirm on a scale if the D810 is lighter than the previous D800s?

Yep.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:50 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1571 comments in total)
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ET2: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikon-d810/5

"D810's 36.3MP CMOS sensor has by far the greatest pixel count of any non medium format DSLR currently on the market, "

Really? Was this copied and pasted from 2 years old review?

I believe that statement is still true...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:50 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1571 comments in total)
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Timbukto: Impressions state that the D810 is still 'heavy' with girly hands but according to specs a rather significant 100g reduction of weight inc batteries? Can you guys confirm on a scale if the D810 is lighter than the previous D800s?

That's probably our error - according to Nikon the figures *including battery AND memory card* are ~980g (D810) and ~1000g (D800/E). I'll fix.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:31 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1571 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: How can you possibly cancel out an AA filter? Is that even physically possible?

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d800-d800e/3

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:24 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1571 comments in total)
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AllOtherNamesTaken: How is the 1.2 crop mode new?

Mistake - now fixed.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:23 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1571 comments in total)
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Timbukto: Impressions state that the D810 is still 'heavy' with girly hands but according to specs a rather significant 100g reduction of weight inc batteries? Can you guys confirm on a scale if the D810 is lighter than the previous D800s?

The difference in weight between D800/E/810 is minimal. Not 100g.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:22 UTC
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)
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Barney Britton: Sorry about that - we like to keep you in suspense. The system for scheduling homepage stories is separate from that which schedules articles - hence the snafu.

Hopefully you can see the article now, sorry about the break in service.

I believe the term predates my 'generation' considerably! By around 50 years... :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 05:17 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (796 comments in total)
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MacJohnMcC: "Our concerns about the handling leave us concluding that, if it had a credible rival, there's every chance the RX100 M3 wouldn't get a Gold award - we'd like a more enjoyable shooting experience from an $800 camera. "

If it had a rival this would be a valid point. But it doesn't. It is currently without rival and seems like an unnecessary nit-pick.

To be fair, we did give it a gold award...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 23:36 UTC
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Leandros S: That's nice and all, but where is the A7? And why isn't there a Nikon in the race?

Also, we wanted to do something quickly, to get some samples on the site. We'll be doing more comparisons with more cameras, but it is incredibly time-consuming.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 17:47 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (272 comments in total)
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km25: I my test, the 7s was the best by about 2 F stops to the Nikon D4s, the Nikon D4s was about 1.5 F stops over the Nikon Df and because I own one, A fuji X-T1. To be honest I like the Fuji X-T1 in Jpeg, better then the Df. Below ISO the Nikons and Fuji start to take over from the 7s, not in noise, but in resolution. 16MP can be considered low by some, just think were 12MP comes in. It must take fine movies. It is too bad Sony does not offer high speed lens that are native to the camera. An F/1.8 cuts near and F stop over the cameras performance.

@ Felts - you're thinking of the D4. The D4S has (slightly) better high ISO performance.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 23:07 UTC
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Just another Canon shooter: So this is essentially an advertising device, trying to make you buy something from Amazon?

Well, it's also a phone and a gaming platform, but yeah - obviously Amazon's model seems geared around making money from letting you buy things *using* its hardware rather than from selling the hardware itself (opposite to Apple's traditional approach).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 00:01 UTC
On 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners announced article (102 comments in total)
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Manah: phone photography! What is the freaking point? Is it because they are too lazy to carry a real camera and lenses that we should make this a topic? Ridiculous! DPreview, please focus on photography, not cell phones.

These are photographs.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 23:43 UTC
On DPReview Reader Showcase: Underwater photography article (11 comments in total)
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Mike Ronesia: One of you at DPR needs to find a dry suit and jump in Puget Sound. There are a world of wonders in your own back yard.

And - ironically - some of the same stuff you might find in a back yard, like old fridges and car tires.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 17:15 UTC
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Thematic: Some very bad advice in this video.

Like another member mentioned - do not use a cloth to clean the camera body and lens.

Most pros NEVER clean lenses with a reusable cloth anyway. Use a disposable lens tissue - you can buy boxes of Zeiss disposable cleaning tissues/wipes for very little money. That way you are not rubbing the same dirt you removed back onto the front lens element.

Not sure why Canon would show things like this in a corporate video unless it is a spoof or joke.

It's really aimed at amateurs/beginners. There's a lot of sound advice in here that first-time camera owners might not have been aware of. Pros do what works for them. (and I've seen plenty of them cleaning their lenses with anything that falls within arms' reach...)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 20:30 UTC
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)
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NetMage: Nice article, but I think you went wrong in the first paragraph - the problem with most traditional superzooms is they are not right in the middle - they use the exact same sensors as compact (often non-enthusiast) cameras and so are all tilted to the zoom side.

This camera and the Sony RX10 are in the middle - less zoom, more sensor. Slightly the Fuji XS-1 as well, but it tilts toward zoom as well.

I don't think there has been any superzooms in the middle until recently.

The first paragraph deals with physical size - it's that respect in which I meant they were 'in the middle'.

You are completely correct.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 23:31 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (102 comments in total)
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TNCasual: Maybe its the angle of the photo 11, but this thing looks comically huge! It cover up nearly her entire face!

Allison't face is on the small side of average (I made sure I asked her permission before writing this). You can see dimensions of the camera - not Allison's face - in our first-impressions review.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 22:23 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Biggstr: I wish at DPReview would stop playing with its Studio Scenes. Every new one seems a step in the wrong direction. The latest is the worst yet. One cannot find comparisons that visually highlight significant differences between cameras.

We''ve only had three in the past 15 years, to be fair...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 16:15 UTC
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