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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Mark Banas: The only thing missing is an "exit through the gift shop."

There's nobody else here - did you guys bring any games?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
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Mark Banas: The only thing missing is an "exit through the gift shop."

Allison wins.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 21:40 UTC
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NWT: It was great that DPR was denied a Press Pass, otherwise, this would be a D5 review. Congratulate the festival organizer!

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Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 18:11 UTC
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Cdog: What's the next Instagram?
Would love a suggestion preferably not owned by facebook
Seriously, f there's something better out there I'd like to know, I'll switch right now.

Tumblr also allows you to schedule posts and upload images from a desktop browser - imagine that!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 00:48 UTC
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Cdog: What's the next Instagram?
Would love a suggestion preferably not owned by facebook
Seriously, f there's something better out there I'd like to know, I'll switch right now.

I enjoy Tumblr, but it's a very different platform to IG. It is FAR superior in terms of showing off images (and works very well on desktop as well as mobile) but not as effective in terms of building a social presence if you're trying to use it for professional purposes.

I've never liked Instagram for its relative insularity (personally as a casual user I've found that IG posts tend to get seen and mindlessly liked by people I already know, whereas on Tumblr, reposts and likes come from all manner of people from all over the world) but I've also never been a power user of either platform. Just my ¢2.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 22:30 UTC
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pkcpga: Nice review and nice looking camera, nice photos, only wish it had a viewfinder. I guess if it did it would be over priced liked the newer rx100's. At this price point it should be a hit for canon. I wonder if the Nikon DL's are using the same Sony sensor or if they're going to use a BSI Sony sensor.

Ah yes you're right.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 22:19 UTC
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pkcpga: Nice review and nice looking camera, nice photos, only wish it had a viewfinder. I guess if it did it would be over priced liked the newer rx100's. At this price point it should be a hit for canon. I wonder if the Nikon DL's are using the same Sony sensor or if they're going to use a BSI Sony sensor.

To the best of my knowledge all of the Sony 1-inch 20MP sensors have been BSI. I'm sure someone will correct me on that if I'm wrong.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 21:18 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: Wow, Canon still stuck in the 1080p world unless you want to pay $2K on the XC10 fixed lens 4K UHD camera that looks more like 1080p compared to Sony, Panasonic or Samsung 4K UHD cameras that cost much less.

Pretty sure that the sensor Sony is selling Canon in this generation of PowerShots isn't capable of 4K video.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (209 comments in total)
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Impulses: Pentax ought to create a LR plugin if Adobe can't be bothered to work on the K1's Pixel Shift development any further... To spare Mac users from Silky, if nothing else.

We're using it on Mac platforms in the DPR office, and it is a real mess, unfortunately. Great when it works but (arguably) the long-standing stability issues make it impractical for a landscape pro used to an LR workflow on a Mac. We're told that ACR support for the K-1 is 'final' but Adobe has a good track record of improving support on the basis of requests and feedback so fingers crossed.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 19:29 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (209 comments in total)
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User9362470513: Or alternatively you could buy a Sigma camera with a Foveon sensor and you'd get better resolution without any of the hassle.

You'd be forced to use Sigma's software though, which is even more frustrating to use than SilkyPix ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (209 comments in total)
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Impulses: Pentax ought to create a LR plugin if Adobe can't be bothered to work on the K1's Pixel Shift development any further... To spare Mac users from Silky, if nothing else.

Back in the day, we used to call it 'SillyPix'. It's still horrendously unstable on Macs. A shame, since it's so capable.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (422 comments in total)
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RedFox88: 3 nikon reviews in a row? How much are they paying dpr?!

Us lizard people gotta stick together, you know?

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (422 comments in total)
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johnschafer: I'm sorry, but I'm at the point where I'm done with DPR's very obvious Nikon bias. I really don't want to start a negative rant here. But come on, honestly, I must protest. DPR admits in a separate article of the D5's lowest base ISO dynamic range of any current FF Nikon DSLR. Further, look at FStoppers review of the D5. It is very clear to see the D5 hits its useful limit at ISO25600. Here at DPR if this was a Canon-equivalent pro DSLR, it would be demoted to Silver award. Further, DPR hasn't reviewed a Canon 1D-series in 6 years. Nikon D5 is a Silver award, nothing more.

Our EOS-1D X Mark II review is being worked on as I speak - the D5 was done earlier because Nikon sent us a camera earlier. No bias here, but let me know if you have any questions about our scoring system. I'm also assuming you've thoroughly read the review before commenting, of course.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 16:41 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (422 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: I'm still thinking if the old approach not to review the flagships from Nikon and Canon was not the right approach?
Who actually benefits from such reviews? Pro photographers and the handful of enthusiasts who actually don't care about the findings?
The resources spent on reviewing these complex cameras could be spent better by directing the attention to the mainstream gear.
A few people who ask for such review will likely never buy the equipment. On the other hand, it is commendable that DPReview takes all the wishes regarding gear review so seriously that they will review any gear there is to avoid the criticism of the readership, no matter how small it can be.

Reviews of gear like this (and the Sony a7R II to pick another recent example) give us a benchmark, against which to measure everything else that comes along. We don't prioritise cameras like this over (say) D800 or 5D-class products because our audience is typically a little less interested in them, but I'm glad we could get this review out in a timely fashion, since it's such an interesting camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 03:49 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (422 comments in total)
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BigOne: With all due respect, I don't understand why this thing has to be so big and heavy. I could understand it 5-10-15 years ago when electronics were heavy. But in this day and age when everything goes from small to smaller to tiny, is it REALLY necessary to keep the size so Windsor-castle-ish? What IS in this body that takes up so much space? I'm looking at Sony a7's with very similar specifications and I just don't get it why this camera is so insanely huge. I wish someone would disassembe it and prove to me that it's not just "traditional".

Integrated vertical grip, massive battery, probably a fairly substantial heat-sink somewhere in there too...

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 03:46 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (422 comments in total)
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Hedley7d: Still far behind in video. The compression of The Dual Pixel CMOS AF from Canon is a game changer. I had the chance to experiment it on the 7D mark II and C100 Mark II. The d5 still look like an awesome performer in low light. Doesn't seem to have a log mode too... and 3 minutes only at high quality only for 4K UHD 3840 x 2160/24/25/30p. The video compression seem a little weird and too soft for me but overall photographer will surely enjoy is capacity. I'll be curious to see a Timelapse made with RAW photos.

Do at least *try* to be polite. It's not too much to ask...

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 00:21 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (422 comments in total)
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Thoughts R Us: It's funny how the review states that the D5 is not for "photographers on a budget."

No kidding? It's like saying that a Ferrari is not intended for car buyers on a budget.

Of course, I write this not as some severe criticism of the review; it's a great review, and the point is certainly valid. But I simply write this to point out the inherent humor in that statement.

Really it all depends on your specific budget...

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 00:18 UTC
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greenlight149: These photos do not scream "Magnum" at all, not even a little bit. These are the photos that I delete, or refuse to take in the first place.

Maybe they know something you don't.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 18:03 UTC
On article Never miss a video: Subscribe to DPReview on YouTube (9 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: I hate having to subscribe to any shop, service provider, website, hamburger place, ... ... ... and deal with incessant junk mail, and having to unsubscribe each account by ticking 50 boxes on their website, while risking personal data collected from being stolen by hackers due to poor system security.

So, I will rather miss some video. Thanks but no thanks.

What monkeybrain said ^^

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 19:48 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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George Zip: I liked that.

It makes me feel good to win one for the Zipper.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 05:43 UTC
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