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Happy Holidays from dpreview

By Simon Joinson on Dec 25, 2013 at 07:00 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 15th anniversary we're looking back on one of the busiest years that we can remember and looking ahead to 2014, which is likely to be even more exciting. Wherever you are, and whatever you're doing today, enjoy yourselves and thank you for being a part of dpreview.com!

With more cameras reviewed (and over twice as much content in total) than in any previous year, four new writers trained and put into action, a swathe of improvements to the forums, a new studio comparison scene, our first foray into live video streaming and the launch of GearShop, 2013 has been another hectic year at DPReview.

You haven't all liked all the changes (and I know a fair number of you have hated all of them), and we still need to work out how it is that the more reviews we do the more complaints we get about how we used to do more in the old days... But that's part of the fun of producing content for a passionate, invested and hyper-critical audience: it keeps you on your toes.

The good news is that, in the face of tough times for our industry, DPReview is still managing to grow its audience year over year, and it is our goal in 2014 to introduce even more content and even more features to keep you coming back.

This year we concentrated mainly on ironing out the bugs and adding features in the new forums, as well as doubling down on our efforts to review more cameras, faster - something we're still working on, and something we're definitely getting better at. We also launched the first part of our new Buying Guide section. In 2014 we plan to revamp our Feature Search, Challenges and Galleries systems and, fingers crossed, to launch our first apps, as well as expanding our editorial content to cover more accessories, lenses and photo techniques. We'll also be producing more video content, and we have some exciting events planned (which, I can't, unfortunately, tell you about yet).

Oh, and we're hoping to be able to share our ideas for a complete site redesign at some point in the first half of the year. If you've been waiting patiently for 15 years to be able to read DPReview on a white background there is light at the end of the tunnel (and if you haven't, we'll let you keep the old white on black style, so don't fret!).  

Of course 2014 is likely to be an interesting camera year thanks to Photokina (in late September). We'll be there, on the floor, reporting on the latest developments, just as we have since the earliest days of digital photography.

I'd like to personally thank all the editorial and web dev staff for the incredible hard work they've put in during 2013. These are people who live and breathe DPReview, who are obsessed with making it better and with getting it right. And I'd like to thank you, our audience, our community. Thanks for visiting, thanks for reading, thanks for contributing and thanks for keeping us honest with your no-holds-barred feedback.

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

Simon

Comments

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ovatab
By ovatab (4 months ago)

С Новым Годом!

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OneGuy
By OneGuy (4 months ago)

Hello All,
I think the site is great but as always there could be improvements. This suggestion is not original, for I see it on Yahoo, where if someone makes a reply to your comment you get notified and the link takes you straight to your spot. I guess you can say that your blog section is for that, but I love the Yahoo take because some trolls (or Putin-runners on Yahoo) cannot get the last word in.
Cheers

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Franco8
By Franco8 (4 months ago)

Happy Holidays. What happened to to Merry Christmas.

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OneGuy
By OneGuy (4 months ago)

Don't know what happened to Merry Christmas, but I can guess it's because the Vatican is said to be swarming with aliens (those with tails, no less) and that doesn't help their cause. There is also a trend saying 'spirituality' is in, 'religion' is out. Japanese Shinto, for example, never claimed to be a religion and my guess is that Wicca claims to be a religion only because they get special treatment by IRS.
So, happy return of the sun.

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Simon Joinson
By Simon Joinson (4 months ago)

it says merry christmas twice in the article.

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sixtiesphotographer
By sixtiesphotographer (4 months ago)

Boldog új évet kívánok!

My best wishes to the DPR staff for the best photo equipment review site ever!

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Aleo Veuliah
By Aleo Veuliah (4 months ago)

Thank you Dpreview Team.

Happy Holidays to all the team, a good New Year.

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Dohmnuill
By Dohmnuill (4 months ago)

Merry Christmas (and Christmas it is) !

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Bulva
By Bulva (4 months ago)

It is a shame that Christmas became a "season", "holiday". I do not mind whether You are Muslim, Jewish or else as nonetheless Your political correctness the 25th and 26th of December would always be Christmas time. Forever.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Poland.

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ThePhilips
By ThePhilips (4 months ago)

Advent?

Commercialization is the root of all evil. Easter ware appears on shelves in January - Christmas in September. Mixes nicely with the Halloween fare btw ;)

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Keytsa
By Keytsa (4 months ago)

Yeah I know, each year we get them on shelves earlier. The other day I wanted to buy Nativity scene for under the tree, and there isn't any. Only lights, decorations, buy presents etc... Christmas lost its meaning. I don't like that at all.

btw. Merry Christmas and happy New Year to DPReview staff and to all of You from Croatia.

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EssexAsh
By EssexAsh (3 months ago)

A Christian holiday that was hijacked by the atheists who then moan at the Christians for calling it what it is.

Ignoring the fact that the Christians pinched it from the pagans in the first place.

Religion, what an awesome thing.

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ob33315
By ob33315 (4 months ago)

your site is my favorite site on the web. Thanks for all the great articles and reviews. All the best now and in the new year.

Thanks a million X million pixels.

O.B.

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ThePhilips
By ThePhilips (4 months ago)

Merry Hogswatch!

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ThePhilips
By ThePhilips (4 months ago)

Happy Holidays!

Happy New Year!

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mcshan
By mcshan (4 months ago)

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the DPR staff and forum members.

May photography happiness find you.

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Lee Jay
By Lee Jay (4 months ago)

You're late - Chanukah was over weeks ago.

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D1N0
By D1N0 (4 months ago)

Merry multiverse days people

;)

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eaa
By eaa (4 months ago)

Thx, and likewise!
Keep up the good work!
You're doing an amazing job, and visiting DPR is always both exciting and educational. Looking forward to 2014! :)

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Charlie boots
By Charlie boots (4 months ago)

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Zoom71
By Zoom71 (4 months ago)

Merry Chistmas for all the Dpreview Team!

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Geoff Brown
By Geoff Brown (4 months ago)

A bit late for Christmas but I am looking forward to your efforts in the New Year. I always turn to your comments and reviews before looking at any new camera or piece of photo gear that I may be thinking about.

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
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JeffreyJC
By JeffreyJC (4 months ago)

Merry Christmas!

Thank you DPR for helping me find that camera that fits my needs.

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bangpaap
By bangpaap (4 months ago)

Sawadee Pi Mai from Thailand.

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Quest21
By Quest21 (4 months ago)

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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youngerthanyesterday
By youngerthanyesterday (4 months ago)

To All at DPR,

Thanks for being such a great resource, … whenever I need information or opinions I always check here. Sometimes we may take things for granted but DPR's commitment to news, analysis, and of course the forums I think is unparalleled, and I thank you, it's invaluable.

Happy Holidays to all the DPR personnel, it's members and all those who have goodness in their hearts, or at least have potential to have goodness in their hearts. Peace health and happiness in the coming New Year!

Thanks Again!

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Man Mac
By Man Mac (4 months ago)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. Boas Festas.

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Dave Mckenna
By Dave Mckenna (4 months ago)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Keep up the good work.

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offertonhatter
By offertonhatter (4 months ago)

It is still Christmas Day here in the UK. So.

Happy Christmas to All at DPReview.

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gpsgps
By gpsgps (4 months ago)

Happy hols because it is CHRISTMAS!

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zapatista
By zapatista (4 months ago)

Merry CHRISTMAS to you too, CABRON.

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SteveCooper
By SteveCooper (4 months ago)

Merry Christmas to my favorite and most valuable web site! To the staff I appreciate all of your hard work and advice, and to the members thank you for sharing your knowledge and opinions!

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Cal22
By Cal22 (4 months ago)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the DPreview team!
I appreciate your helpful information and supporting advice.

Best wishes to you and to all visitors here!

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Samuel Dilworth
By Samuel Dilworth (4 months ago)

You know it’s DPReview when even a season’s greeting provokes wild posturing and cries of bias. But happy Christmas anyway, to one and all.

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George Christofi
By George Christofi (4 months ago)

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all.

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mike kobal
By mike kobal (4 months ago)

Happy Holidays!

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RichRMA
By RichRMA (4 months ago)

Thanks very much for an interesting and informative site.

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katarina
By katarina (4 months ago)

FELICEM FESTAM NATIVITATIS
SALVATORIS NOSTRI
DOMINI JESV CHRISTI
ET
ANNVM NOVVM MMXIV
FELICEM FAVSTVM FORTVNATVMQUE!

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justmeMN
By justmeMN (4 months ago)

A belated Happy Winter Solstice!

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ikenkoin
By ikenkoin (4 months ago)

Thank you for the excellent work !

Merry Christmas !

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Summi Luchs
By Summi Luchs (4 months ago)

Merry Christmas to the DPreview team and to all readers !

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snug photography
By snug photography (4 months ago)

Can't live without yinz! Happy Holidays!

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Raist3d
By Raist3d (4 months ago)

Merry Christmas to dpreview.

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imranullah
By imranullah (4 months ago)

Happy Christmas

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LVPhoto1
By LVPhoto1 (4 months ago)

BUON NATALE e FELICE ANNO NUOVO

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Flans
By Flans (4 months ago)

Frohe Weihnachten! Thank you for your work in 2013 and all the best for the next year!

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Ben O Connor
By Ben O Connor (4 months ago)

Everyday, first I visit DPR then visit facebook, and back to DPR.

You folks deserve every superlatives and compliments that we make here.

Keep us all informed in 2014 as well.

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Scrozzy
By Scrozzy (4 months ago)

Happy Christmas. Here's hoping you giving several greetings based on geography doesn't spark an equivalency debate.

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Al Cris
By Al Cris (4 months ago)

Thank you DPREVIEW. Merry XMAS and happy holidays to all :-)

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dpalugyay
By dpalugyay (4 months ago)

Merry CHRISTmas.

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BorisAkunin
By BorisAkunin (4 months ago)

And happy SATURNalia to you.

Comment edited 20 seconds after posting
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Sordid
By Sordid (4 months ago)

Woah dude, your capslock is malfunctioning.

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retro76
By retro76 (4 months ago)

Merry CHRISTmas as well ! People are just jealous of anything that's popular, and anything that's popular they will attempt to ruin if given a chance.

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BorisAkunin
By BorisAkunin (4 months ago)

The most popular parts of Christmas are those that aren't christian...

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BorisAkunin
By BorisAkunin (4 months ago)

just for context, this is the (now deleted) comment by retro76 that I was replying to:

"Boris, Saturn is waiting for you, can we send you there soon ?"

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raztec
By raztec (4 months ago)

Thank you DPreview for your fair, passionate, objective, and highly professional reviews and website. You are the best in the world! Keep up your incredible work!

Merry xmas and happy holidays!

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JS Burnie
By JS Burnie (4 months ago)

Happy Holidays to everyone at DPR!

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Jay557799
By Jay557799 (4 months ago)

Thank you DPR. Your the best!

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KerryBE
By KerryBE (4 months ago)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Great job done by the DPR team to bring information to the photographic community.

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LANDSHOTS
By LANDSHOTS (4 months ago)

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND PEACE ON EARTH AND GOOD WILL TO ALL.

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dccdp
By dccdp (4 months ago)

Merry Christmas!

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