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: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (798 comments in total)
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gvfx: FZ1000 clone, but with lower rez stills.

Come on now. Even a cursory glance at the spec-sheet would tell you this is untrue.

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On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (798 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: “The Canon XC10 may be the first true 'convergence' camera.”

If you have your head buried in the sand and don’t realize that the FZ1000 came out last year for 1/3 the price.

Biased to Canon? Tell that to the Canon fans - many of them are convinced we're biased *against* their brand of choice. Honestly I can't keep up with who we're meant to be biased towards on any given week. Maybe because we're not? Just a thought.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 19:05 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (798 comments in total)
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harcourtfenton: If this was written in the forums it would sound like fanboy worship. Reads like advertising copy from Canon.

If this is he new face of previews on DPR I'd as soon we had none.

We come to DPR for objectivity, comparisons and, to be frank, a more clinical examination of product that this was. Not gushing product evangelism.

Canon USA hasn't even given us full specifications yet - trust me they're not bugging us for positive coverage...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 19:03 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (798 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: “The Canon XC10 may be the first true 'convergence' camera.”

If you have your head buried in the sand and don’t realize that the FZ1000 came out last year for 1/3 the price.

How many times are you going to leave some variation on this comment?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 18:37 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (798 comments in total)
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harcourtfenton: If this was written in the forums it would sound like fanboy worship. Reads like advertising copy from Canon.

If this is he new face of previews on DPR I'd as soon we had none.

We come to DPR for objectivity, comparisons and, to be frank, a more clinical examination of product that this was. Not gushing product evangelism.

See the word 'opinion' in the headline. Once we've had our hands on a camera we'll produce our usual range of studio and real-world tests and samples.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 17:56 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (798 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Native advertising makes its way to dpreview?

The comparison with the FZ1000 is a little weak. The XC10 is a considerably more pro-oriented 4K tool than the FZ1000, excellent though it is.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 17:55 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (798 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Native advertising makes its way to dpreview?

From our point of view it's a big deal because of what it represents - a true convergence product. As such it's partly interesting not for what it *is* but for what it signifies in the market, and may lead to in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 17:23 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (798 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Nice PR piece for DP to publish...one question, How do use the touch screen with that primitive loupe mounted?

PR piece? Come on now.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 17:11 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (798 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: This is going to be a pathetic stills camera. Low resolution, small sensor, and less than stellar focal ratios. I really do not agree with this article at all.

Out of genuine interest (I promise) how would you describe the kind of photography you most often do?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 16:56 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (798 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Native advertising makes its way to dpreview?

?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 16:55 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (224 comments in total)
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WACONimages: At last Canon offers something out of the box. And see all those comments here on dpreview. Bashing a product no one seen for real, no one touched or had the chance to use.

Give it break. I'm sure there is a market for and soon many website will show reviews from video customers and will tell if it up to do the job.

Just don't understand bashing products you never used or saw in real life.

OK OK I surrender! Everything is terrible! Canon is doomed! Nobody wants this camera!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:56 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (224 comments in total)
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The Squire: I do wonder what this is for.

It's not an enthusiast product at that price.

Maybe production companies need a decent 4k b-camera. But if drone mount is a big part of the story then perhaps they'd have been better off creating something more like a scaled-up GoPro but with a decent 4K codec and IS? IMHO there's a market for such a device, even at this sort of price.

But this... It's hard to justify it over a GH4 or FZ1000 and I suspect if Sony update their excellent RX10 to 4K, this will be dead in the water.

I think that reflects the average concerns of our core (active) audience more than it reflects the likely success of the camera in the market which it's intended to compete...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:38 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (224 comments in total)
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WACONimages: At last Canon offers something out of the box. And see all those comments here on dpreview. Bashing a product no one seen for real, no one touched or had the chance to use.

Give it break. I'm sure there is a market for and soon many website will show reviews from video customers and will tell if it up to do the job.

Just don't understand bashing products you never used or saw in real life.

Nobody offers 4K with these specs plus a 24-240mm lens and ND filter built in. I don't mean to sound like I'm defending the XC10 too much (since I haven't used it) but there really aren't equivalent models out there for 'under $1K'.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:35 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (224 comments in total)
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The Squire: I do wonder what this is for.

It's not an enthusiast product at that price.

Maybe production companies need a decent 4k b-camera. But if drone mount is a big part of the story then perhaps they'd have been better off creating something more like a scaled-up GoPro but with a decent 4K codec and IS? IMHO there's a market for such a device, even at this sort of price.

But this... It's hard to justify it over a GH4 or FZ1000 and I suspect if Sony update their excellent RX10 to 4K, this will be dead in the water.

It's not for you - something you have made abundantly clear in your comments on this article.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:00 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (224 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I didn’t even know what a CFAST card was until I read this article. It looks like a 256 GB CFAST card is “only” $990. Even a 64 GB card is “only” $352. At 300 mb/sec you are going to be burning through those very expensive cards rather quickly.

It looks like a reasonable setup for this camera is in the $4500-$5000 range. I’ll pass.

It's in the press release.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 14:59 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (224 comments in total)
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The Squire: I do wonder what this is for.

It's not an enthusiast product at that price.

Maybe production companies need a decent 4k b-camera. But if drone mount is a big part of the story then perhaps they'd have been better off creating something more like a scaled-up GoPro but with a decent 4K codec and IS? IMHO there's a market for such a device, even at this sort of price.

But this... It's hard to justify it over a GH4 or FZ1000 and I suspect if Sony update their excellent RX10 to 4K, this will be dead in the water.

It's for multimedia professionals who need the smallest possible 4K/Hybrid body and the best possible footage. Assuming the footage is as good as it *should* be from the XC10, it's a pretty cheap package. But it's not an enthusiast stills camera - that's for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 14:29 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (224 comments in total)
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WACONimages: At last Canon offers something out of the box. And see all those comments here on dpreview. Bashing a product no one seen for real, no one touched or had the chance to use.

Give it break. I'm sure there is a market for and soon many website will show reviews from video customers and will tell if it up to do the job.

Just don't understand bashing products you never used or saw in real life.

"Just don't understand bashing products you never used or saw in real life."

Welcome to this little corner of the Internet, my friend...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 14:27 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (224 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Canon is so out of touch with what their consumers will actually buy.

I don't know - they do seem to be selling a pretty healthy number of cameras...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 14:18 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (224 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I didn’t even know what a CFAST card was until I read this article. It looks like a 256 GB CFAST card is “only” $990. Even a 64 GB card is “only” $352. At 300 mb/sec you are going to be burning through those very expensive cards rather quickly.

It looks like a reasonable setup for this camera is in the $4500-$5000 range. I’ll pass.

The camera includes a card in the box, so far as we can tell.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 14:17 UTC
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xmeda: Gitzo? Giottos? Manfrotto? Velbon? Triopo? Novoflex? Benro? Cullman? Kood? etc...

Page 1, paragraph 2:

"we've collected six ball-type heads for review that are in the medium-to-large size class, having a ball diameter between 38 and 48mm. These heads are suitable for most large cameras and lenses, with only the truly gigantic or heavy devices requiring something larger. Therefore, this is a very popular head size among most manufacturers. To narrow the field, we've focused on heads that offer some new or interesting way to manipulate the ball. This group adds some of the most requested brands excluded from our earlier group review"

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 18:45 UTC
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