Staff Profile

Allison Johnson
Allison Johnson
Managing Editor

Allison has her father to thank for introducing her to photography at a young age. She's written professionally about cameras and consumer technology since 2008, including several years as Editor of DigitalCameraReview.com. She comes to DPReview from North Carolina where she wrote about smartphones, ate more biscuits than she'd care to admit to and spent several months accumulating bruises while training to become a roller girl. She's excited to be writing about photography again full-time and eager to explore Seattle with a camera at her side. Her Instagram account is shamelessly flooded with photos of her cat.

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The one that got away: the gear we sold – and now regret letting go of

Misery loves company, so we're sharing stories of cameras and lenses we sold and now regret letting go of – and inviting you to do the same.

DPReview Virtual Camera Museum Exhibit 1: Digital Camera Hall of Shame

Welcome to the DPReview virtual camera museum, where you'll find everything from high-performance flagships to forgotten gems. Today, we invite you to abandon all hope, and tour the Hall of Shame.

The gear that changed my (photographic) life: my dad's Nikkormat FT3

The camera that has had the biggest impact on Managing Editor Allison Johnson's photography is one that she used very early on – and eventually owned.

Let's talk about Dorothea Lange

You know her famous 'Migrant Mother', but do you really know Dorothea Lange? In honor of International Women's Day, we're celebrating one of the most influential photographers of all time.

Sony's speedy Xperia 1 Mark II shoots 20 fps with AF/AE technologies borrowed from the a9

Sony is updating its flagship Xperia 1 smartphone with faster burst shooting, a bigger sensor in its standard camera and a time-of-flight sensor. And thanks to popular demand, the 3.5mm headphone jack is back.

Canon unveils $400 RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM

Canon's RF system gains an affordable, compact travel zoom in the form of the 24-105mm F4-7.1. It will be offered as a kit option with the EOS R and RP, and will be available separately for $400.

These were the most-clicked-on cameras in 2019

Only four of the top ten most-viewed cameras by DPReview readers in 2019 were announced this year. The Fujifilm X-T3 – announced in September 2018 – tops the list of products that DPReview readers were most interested in learning more about.

Gear of the Year 2019 - Allison's choice: iPhone 11

After nearly a decade of using Apple phones, Managing Editor Allison Johnson jumped ship and became the happy owner of a Pixel device. But the iPhone 11 might just tempt her back.

Sony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS sample gallery

Sony APS-C shooters received some good news this summer in the form of two new lenses: the 16-55mm F2.8 and 70-350mm F4.5-6.3. Covering a 105-525mm equiv. range, the telezoom offers powerful reach for crop-sensor Sony cameras.

These are the best DSLRs you can buy in 2019

We've updated our recommendations for the best DSLRs at a range of price points. From entry-level to semi-pro, we've highlighted the cream of the crop.