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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On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1050 comments in total)
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Smitty1: Can DPmirrorless writers use questions in their headings when they already know the answer?

Is writing in the form of a question annoying?

Who is on first?

I do like that you wrote 'Opinion:' at the front of your heading to differentiate it from the rest of the opinions in every other article. :cP

I can't make sense out of any part of that comment.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 20:06 UTC
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wansai: Shouldn't the title be: SPONSORED CONTENT?

It's only an analysis insomuch as it talks about the camera but it's actually a marketing and sales pitch (or press release).

I have no issues with reading sponsored content but I'd like to know beforehand so I don't start rejecting the content as I read through, expecting it to be an unbiased look when it isn't.

IN DxO's defence, they're quoting both figures for both filetypes. This really does not seem like a big deal at all, surely?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 20:16 UTC
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Spectro: most Seattle area photographers will be at the Fremont Summer Solstice Parade in the morning and noon. Maybe push back your appearance later in the day.

Their event, their rules - enjoy the naked ladies on bikes!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 18:42 UTC
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JoeBingham: Read this...

http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/3adqnl/has_dpreview_lost_its_way_a_commentary_on_their/

I just read it (it's nonsense) and replied on Reddit.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 17:44 UTC
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (195 comments in total)
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Rooru S: no mention of the QX100...it has a 3.5x zoom with a 1.0 Type Sensor too...! and a better bracket to mount it on several types of mobile phones... Perhaps because DPR doesn't want to hurt DxO?

Yeah now that the Kodak money has dried up, I mean - we take it where we can find it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 01:15 UTC
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (195 comments in total)
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Rooru S: no mention of the QX100...it has a 3.5x zoom with a 1.0 Type Sensor too...! and a better bracket to mount it on several types of mobile phones... Perhaps because DPR doesn't want to hurt DxO?

There's no money in being sponsored by Pentax! Ricoh, maybe... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 23:29 UTC
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (195 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: So, let me get this straight. According to the picture, in the French article, you hold the iPhone in one hand while balancing the DXO Cam in the other hand while attempting to keep the Cam level while you are looking at the iPhone, right?

It is an interesting exercise in technology, but for the same money, I agree with other responses that you are better off buying a Sony RX100 model (I through IV ) or a Ricoh, Fuji, or other pocketable and let those who have to be the first on their block to own the latest gadget knock themselves out. Future models of the DXO may make a different impression.

"you hold the iPhone in one hand while balancing the DXO Cam in the other hand while attempting to keep the Cam level while you are looking at the iPhone, right?"

Right. And it's extremely easy to do.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 21:52 UTC

Where's the D810 review?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 21:50 UTC as 17th comment
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (195 comments in total)
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Rooru S: no mention of the QX100...it has a 3.5x zoom with a 1.0 Type Sensor too...! and a better bracket to mount it on several types of mobile phones... Perhaps because DPR doesn't want to hurt DxO?

Oh are we paid by DxO now? Last week we were supposedly being sponsored by Sony. I can't keep up.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 21:06 UTC
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (195 comments in total)
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neo_nights: Hands-on preview AND free French lessons! Thanks, Barney!

De rien!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 18:58 UTC
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random78: And how is it so revolutionary compared to Sony QX100 which achieved the same a long time ago?

Direct physical connection to the phone (so no operational lag) and what should be significantly superior critical image quality.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 17:31 UTC
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wansai: Shouldn't the title be: SPONSORED CONTENT?

It's only an analysis insomuch as it talks about the camera but it's actually a marketing and sales pitch (or press release).

I have no issues with reading sponsored content but I'd like to know beforehand so I don't start rejecting the content as I read through, expecting it to be an unbiased look when it isn't.

What Simon said - this is an analysis of the technical and market significance of a new product by our technical editor. I would hope that a careful reading should make that abundantly clear.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 17:25 UTC
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (195 comments in total)
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laddsmith: Will break the iPhone or iPad. Unless I missed something, the iPad or iPhone is attached only by the lightning connector. If so, that connector was definitely not designed to support the weight of the IOS device or the camera, and it will fail.

It's specifically designed *not* to break the iPhone / iPad.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 17:15 UTC
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (195 comments in total)
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Bev81 from France: Note: The editor learned French a long time ago and to a relatively poor standard. As such, translations provided in this article are based on minimal research and may contain inaccuracies.

Not bad Barney. Could have been much worse :)

Just curious where you really did learn french.
Frankly, you knew "une couille dans le potage" ???

I learned french on the streets.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 16:57 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (570 comments in total)
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2eyesee: I can't really see people opting for this over the FZ1000, which includes an EVF and is $200-300 cheaper.

You are probably not alone in that thought.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 04:36 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (223 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Feels like, looks like...

So 2005.

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Really though? I remember 2005. Pretty sure that a 20MP 24-600mm compact with a 1 inch sensor would have blown my mind ten years ago....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 04:35 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (223 comments in total)
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Haim Hadar: Specs say the camera is 5x4x3mm. This is one small camera!

That's fixed now, sorry about that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 04:35 UTC
On 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article (159 comments in total)
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noflashplease: Looking back over a decade, superzoom point-and-shoot cameras had much better image quality, at least on a subjective level.

Lower resolution - you just weren't looking as closely ;) I suspect that if you downsample images from any of these bodies to 3-5MP, they'll look better than models from previous generations, and of course with the bonus of more focal range. And let's not forget, 3-5MP is enough for a letter sized or larger print, as well as online galleries.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 19:23 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (432 comments in total)
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nandbytes: since you guys are dishing out silver awards to everything like my grandma's cookies what's the point in it?

So if its really special (or DPR team really likes it), then it gets the gold otherwise they are all silver? So the award loses its valve doesn't it?

@nandbytes - pretty sure we've gone over this with you before but for the record: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4416254604/camera-scores-ratings-explained

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 19:24 UTC
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Photato: Great production quality with this video the image quality and other things were Flawless. It was so obvious that I knew a substantial budget and professionals were behind this, which made sense after reading the disclosure.
What Camera was used to shoot the whole thing? I know it was not the G7X.

A C300.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 16:36 UTC
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