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Happy Holidays from dpreview

By dpreview staff on Dec 25, 2012 at 08:03 GMT

The entire team at dpreview would like to wish all our readers Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings, Merry Christmas or whatever you say in your part of the world. As we celebrate our 14th anniversary we're thrilled what we've achieved in 2012 and are looking forward to another exciting year in 2013, with even more new features in the pipeline, even more of the high quality content that made this site what it is today, and some exciting new additions to the team. Whatever you're doing today, enjoy yourselves and thank you for being a part of dpreview.com!

Maybe it was the delays wrought by the devastating earthquake in Japan and flooding in Thailand, maybe it was because it's a Photokina year, maybe it's just that product cycles are getting more and more stretched. But whatever the reason, the result was that 2012 was a bumper year for new products in the enthusiast photography world. I can't remember a year where we saw quite so many products that we could genuinely get excited about, and get excited about being able to tell you about. And all this despite the photographic industry continuing to struggle with the challenges of a declining market, poor economy and increasing pressure from the smart phone on the point and shoot sector.

Here at dpreview.com we've had an incredibly busy year, trying to keep up with the deluge of exciting product to cover, launching a completely new site, relaunching lens reviews and completely overhauling the forums software. And of course a lot more work under the hood and behind the scenes - work that you may never see, but that will ensure that dpreview keeps going for another 14 years, and more.

As a result of some of the initiatives launched this year (and some coming next year) we've been able to add to our editorial team for the first time since 2010, and are incredibly excited to have Jeff Keller (founder of dcresource.com) joining our reviews team in the new year (more on that soon). We will continue to invest in high quality content for as long as we can afford to, and I am 100% confident the new recruits will allow our over-worked (and often under-appreciated) editorial team to make dpreview.com an even more indispensable resource for the photographer in 2013.

I was going to write a lot more but it's 10pm on Christmas Eve and I have gifts to wrap. So, until we return to normal operations on Jan 2nd (just in time to haul our collective asses to CES in Vegas) let me wish you a peaceful, happy holidays.

Again, merry Christmas from us all. Without you, none of this would be possible.
Simon

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EssexAsh
By EssexAsh (Dec 25, 2012)

Merry Christmas all. Call it what it is

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gpsgps
By gpsgps (Dec 26, 2012)

Exactly!

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Future user
By Future user (Dec 25, 2012)

Merry Christmas, happy 2013 and more and better new cameras and lenses to all!

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BMWX5
By BMWX5 (Dec 25, 2012)

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all and looking forward for more camera and lens reviews in 2013...

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vesa1tahti
By vesa1tahti (Dec 25, 2012)

Hyvää Joulua ja Onnellista Uutta Vuotta (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, in Finnish) to all of you in DPreview.

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Red Boar
By Red Boar (Dec 25, 2012)

Merry Christmas in return! Really looking forward to the lens reviews!

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Nikonworks
By Nikonworks (Dec 25, 2012)

Blending the major holidays of some of the world's major religions by wishing people 'Happy Holidays' or 'Season's Greeting' is to miinimize the impotance of each holiday.
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Here at DPReview you have more than enough space to say Merry Christmas, happy Channukah, Happy Kwanza, o any other holiday at this time of the year.

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Apewithacamera
By Apewithacamera (Dec 25, 2012)

You criticize those wishing others Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings and at the end say nothing of the sort to anyone?

SAD

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sherwoodpete
By sherwoodpete (Dec 25, 2012)

Because the deliberate insult in refusing to acknowledge the occasion takes away any goodwill there might gave been.

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Deleted pending purge
By Deleted pending purge (Dec 25, 2012)

http://bible.cc/romans/14-5.htm

You feel your sacred days or you don't; no wishing can change that.

"Either all days are holy or none are." (Terry Pratchett)

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itsastickup
By itsastickup (Dec 25, 2012)

Terry Pratchett talks a lot of nonsense and evidently does not know the meaning of 'holy'.

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Klaus dk
By Klaus dk (Dec 25, 2012)

A Christmas Fly is supposed to be a sign of good luck. Unfortunately this one just hit the ointment. So happy Nikon overexposure to you too my friend :-)
- And to the good staff at dpreview: Happy whatever to you and thank you for your great contributions to our enlightenment in the past year.

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JadedGamer
By JadedGamer (Dec 25, 2012)

Are non-holy days unholy? And according to which of a multitude of religions? Cheers to Terry Pratchett for riling stuck-up people like "itsastickup".

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itsastickup
By itsastickup (Dec 25, 2012)

I like to think I have nicely clenched buttocks. :)

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snapster7
By snapster7 (Dec 26, 2012)

The silent majority of secular people don't give a flying fig for the religious aspects of this holiday. Where do you people get off shoving this stone age death cult down our throats every year? Happy Holidays!

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Nikonworks
By Nikonworks (Dec 26, 2012)

To Apewithcamera, checkout my posts on the Coolpix forum, my forum presently, and you will see my Merry Christmas Wish.
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Happy Holidays is an insincere blanket wish too many people express in the same manner they grasp 'political correctness' in my country.

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thepride
By thepride (Dec 26, 2012)

Now tell me, Nikonworks: Isn't "Happy Kwanza" (or any other phrase) as blanket as "Happy Holydays" is? Improper emotionalism? I mean, tolerance is in great demand. I honestly wish you've had Happy Holydays.
Tone of thought in my home country.
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The following I replied to Jimmy jang Boo some minutes ago: we shouldn't judge on other's approaches whatever it may concern. That kind of criticism is simply inadequate in my view. We should keep in mind that Simon's (and DPR's) intension was to send a gladsome message to us. And moreover, this great site is about photography - a spare/fulltime job we all like.

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Nikonworks
By Nikonworks (Dec 27, 2012)

For Your information it is 'Happy Kwanzaa".

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thepride
By thepride (Dec 27, 2012)

Thanks Nikonworks, but I did copy&paste from your post ... :) - anyway, a flashpoint to browse the internet, and I found this (I didn't know before): "Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday created in 1966. It begins on December 26 and lasts through January 1. The name Kwanzaa come from the language of Swahili and means first fruits of the harvest." So we all learn step by step ... 'cause no one knows it all :).

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Nikonworks
By Nikonworks (Dec 27, 2012)

Precisely. And that is why using Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings is of no value to the readers of different beliefs.

Stating the specific holiday is more sincere and instructive.

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four under
By four under (Dec 25, 2012)

All the best to everyone. Merry Christmas!

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KerryBE
By KerryBE (Dec 25, 2012)

Happy holiday season to a great DPR team and all those visiting the site!

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Rmano
By Rmano (Dec 25, 2012)

In my multilingual home we say Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad and Joyeux Noël - adding a Merry Christmas for DPreview staff and all their readers!

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Apewithacamera
By Apewithacamera (Dec 25, 2012)

Happy Holidays to everyone!

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Deleted pending purge
By Deleted pending purge (Dec 25, 2012)

Merry Christmas and another successful new year, Simon et. al.!
I wish you all what you would wish for yourself - above all, good health and a spare set of steel nerves exach - so as to be able to accomplish what you set to do.
In my country people say: "This was an average year: worse than last, and better than the next one...", but I believe this can be tweaked somewhat.
Enjoy your trip to Vegas - don't spend it all in one place! ;-)

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Steve Bauer
By Steve Bauer (Dec 25, 2012)

Merry Christmas to all and best of luck in the New Year.

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pwmoree
By pwmoree (Dec 25, 2012)

Happy days will be here again, that is what I wish for forever.
Your site is the best inspiring. Will be back almost every day.
Happy New Year.

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tony brown
By tony brown (Dec 25, 2012)

My greatest debt to DPReview is for the cameras you stopped me buying with your in-depth reviews. You have saved me thousands! I am a sucker for the latest new gimmick.
With deepest gratitude and best wishes to ALL at DPReview.

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roby17269
By roby17269 (Dec 25, 2012)

Buon Natale! :)

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itsastickup
By itsastickup (Dec 25, 2012)

Bah humbug to you all!

Er, I mean, Merry Christmas. Got a bit confused there.

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Odiug
By Odiug (Dec 25, 2012)

DPREVIEW Team,

I wish you all the best in 2013, keep going with this explandid work that plays an inportant role in my life,tank you so much!

...keep walking...

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AlanJones
By AlanJones (Dec 25, 2012)

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Quest21
By Quest21 (Dec 25, 2012)

Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings is just stupid and has no meaning...
I miss seeing Merry Christmas...

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AlanJones
By AlanJones (Dec 25, 2012)

In my home Christ is the reason for the season!

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RedFox88
By RedFox88 (Dec 25, 2012)

Dude, "merry christmas" was in their news posting if you bothered to read all of the short first paragraph!

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AlanJones
By AlanJones (Dec 25, 2012)

A lot of retailers feel that they will offend someone if they recognize a Christian holiday. I believe that was the point of Quest21 post. Then again, critical people will criticize no matter the subject.

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Mir_ro
By Mir_ro (Dec 25, 2012)

Craciun Fericit tuturor ! ( Merry Christmas to all ! ) from Romania

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CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (Dec 25, 2012)

Have a blessed Christmas season.

May 2013 be a prosperous year to you!

.

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Bluetrain048
By Bluetrain048 (Dec 25, 2012)

Nollaig Chridheil!

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senn_b
By senn_b (Dec 25, 2012)

the same to you, .. and keep going, you do great job

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benny shafir
By benny shafir (Dec 25, 2012)

Merry Christmas to all the DPreview staf.The best
place for Photographers. חג שמח לכל צוות האתר.(in Hebrew)

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yotes
By yotes (Dec 25, 2012)

Merry Christmas and thank you very much for you and your team's hard work. DPreview is awesome!

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SETI
By SETI (Dec 25, 2012)

Merry Christmas DPReview! Thank you for what you do for all us

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tralalax
By tralalax (Dec 25, 2012)

Mr. Phil Askey used to greet us. How is he?But anyway my warmest greetings to the team. merry Christmas!

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HBoss26
By HBoss26 (Dec 25, 2012)

To all the hardwork dpreview team and pros/cons contributors may you have a Merry merry Christmas..

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riegel
By riegel (Dec 25, 2012)

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all the people for whom DPR is what it is : a part of the way of life !

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AV Janus
By AV Janus (Dec 25, 2012)

Season's Greetings to you all!

Wow! That sounds VERY politically correct... :-P

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KieranGee
By KieranGee (Dec 25, 2012)

And a very merry everything to you all too.

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Donny_B
By Donny_B (Dec 25, 2012)

Merry Christmas & a very happy and peaceful New Year to you all whatever your beliefs from me here in Wigan England

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tombell1
By tombell1 (Dec 25, 2012)

Well here on Christmas Morning .... I say a very Merry Christmas to all who wih for it and a Very Happy New Year. It must have been a very tough year for so many .... NOT least great guys like Jeff Keller who has given us so much over the years . I do worry about some of the best sites closing ... because we dont provide funds enough for those who give us so much good content on the internet.

So good luck for next year Jeff ... hope you can find a true home here that suits you. I hope something of the un geeky excellence of your site can come here and enrich dpreview.

In the words of thebIrish greeting

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Tom Bell
Dartmoor

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MaryGierth
By MaryGierth (Dec 25, 2012)

Merry Christmas to all.

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cactusklaw5schel
By cactusklaw5schel (Dec 26, 2012)

Thank you for an informative ,insightful and passionate year .It must be difficult for many of you far from" home" for extended periods.Happy Holidays to all. AlanK New Mexico USA

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Air Show
By Air Show (Dec 29, 2012)

Bonne et heureuse année 2013 to all of you in DPreview ! :)

Your web site is the very best and it helped me a lot on many subjects. Thanks !!!

And thank you to all posters for keeping an amicable relationship between us all. This is where DPreview excels thanks to you all !

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