Staff Profile

Richard Butler
Richard Butler
Technical Editor

Richard graduated as a scientist but had a lot more fun writing and shooting for his university magazine. A number of years spent variously as a reporter, writer and editor on science and engineering titles combined his knowledge of science with his interest in images and words. But it was spotting the connections between emission spectra, white balance and all the nonsense he'd taught himself playing around in Photoshop that helped kindle an interest in digital photography. Searching for a camera led to him discovering DPReview and Richard was recruited by Phil Askey in 2007. He's been combining his love of photography, communication and attention to detail (pedantry?) ever since.

He has unusually strong opinions about lenses for the APS-C format.

Editorial content

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Fujifilm X-T4 vs X-H1: should you upgrade or hunt for a bargain?

What does two years of progress look like, for Fujifilm's most video-centric models? Is the X-T4 worth the upgrade from the X-H1, or is now the time to bag yourself a bargain?

Hands-on with the Sony ZV-1
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We got a chance to handle the Sony ZV-1 to take a look at its vlogger-focused features and see how it differs from the RX100-series compacts.

Fujifilm X-T4 review
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The Fujifilm X-T4 brings image stabilization, faster shooting and a bigger battery to the X-T series. It's not without its shortcomings but we found it to be an excellent stills and video shooter.

Compact, capable and imperfect: First impressions of the Sigma fp

The Sigma fp packs a lot of capability into the smallest full frame body on the market. What's it like to shoot a video with, though? We found a lot to like, and some things we hope can be improved.

Lenses for mirrorless: how Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and Sony full-frame options compare

Lens availability is a critical part of choosing a camera system. We have a look at the four full-frame mirrorless mounts to see how their lineups and technologies currently compare.

Full-frame mirrorless compared: Z6 vs. S1 vs. EOS R vs. a7 III

Firmware has been updated and lens lineups fleshed-out since Canon, Nikon and Panasonic joined the full-frame mirrorless melee. In the light of these changes, we looked again at the strengths and weaknesses of the main contenders.

Canon EOS R5: The long game ends with a big leap

If innovation in Canon's cameras has seemed somewhat lackluster of late, the EOS R5 may well explain what the company was up to.

Canon EOS R: much improved for people and portraits

We've re-tested the Canon EOS R, using firmware v1.6 and updated the review. We've given particular focus to the Eye AF feature and have investigated both its performance and operation, which boost the camera's score and makes it much easier to shoot portraits.

8K and then some: what the Canon EOS R5's video specs mean

The Canon EOS R5's video specifications look very powerful. We break down what everything means, and what the limitations might be.

Panasonic announces 5.9K ProRes Raw video for Lumix DC-S1H

Panasonic has added 5.9K Raw video output to its Lumix DC-S1H full-frame mirrorless stills/video camera, allowing the recording of ProRes RAW with an Atomos Ninja V recorder.