Simon Joinson

Simon Joinson

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United States SEATTLE, WA, United States
Works as a Editor-in-Chief, DPReview.com
Has a website at www.dpreview.com
Joined on Jul 9, 2002
About me:

This is my work. My family is my life.

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On article Nikon D610 Review (407 comments in total)
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IndianCanuck: The review mentions kit lens as 25-85, should it not be corrected to 24-85? Plain ignorance or typo??? ;)

which do you think?

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 02:01 UTC
On article Revamped camera and lens feature search now live! (31 comments in total)
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vratnik: still cannot filter by lens mount type. booo.

In the camera search?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 14:41 UTC
On photo ISO1400_ISO_DSC_0570 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
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Photoflavio: Hello

A question. I have a D3300 and I verified that the ISO sensitivity is adjustable in steps of 1 EV (400, 800, 1600...). In this photo is used ISO 1400, in another photo is used ISO 1250... how is possible? In my D3300 isn't possible to set this intermediate ISO values (and the user manual confirm that ISO steps are only 1 EV)

Thenks,
Flavio from Italy

auto ISO

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 23:34 UTC
On a photo in the Nikon D3300 sample images sample gallery (3 comments in total)
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Photoflavio: Hello

A question. I have a D3300 and I verified that the ISO sensitivity is adjustable in steps of 1 EV (400, 800, 1600...). In this photo is used ISO 1400, in another photo is used ISO 1250... how is possible? In my D3300 isn't possible to set this intermediate ISO values (and the user manual confirm that ISO steps are only 1 EV)

Thenks,
Flavio from Italy

auto ISO

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 23:34 UTC
On article Pentax O-FC1 FluCard: The wireless details (124 comments in total)
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gerard boulanger: Pentax K3 accessories review done before the K3 camera announced 5 months ago and awarded as camera of the year 2103 in this very forum...

Honestly, it's not that I need a full review, a high percentage and a gold medal to appreciate the very good value of the K3, but being so late let some of us think that DPR has priorities.

yes that's exactly it.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 23:56 UTC
On article Pentax O-FC1 FluCard: The wireless details (124 comments in total)
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Conjure: In case you can not find the Pentax K-3 First Impressions Review:

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/pentax-k-3/

;-)

Actually IR hasn't finalized its K3 review yet. But don't let that stop you :)

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 23:55 UTC
On photo 894483_10151695496226053_1679219842_o in Simon Joinson's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Fighting Cystic Fibrosis, one breath at a time

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 00:28 UTC as 2nd comment
On article CP+ 2014: Canon stand report (55 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: off-topic nitpick of the day: the mineral shown in #19 is called "fluorite", not "flourite".

/mineral collector out...

this is a different mineral. It's mined under bakery floors.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 18:20 UTC
On article Readers' Choice: Best Gear of 2013 Awards (194 comments in total)
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itsmeavi: No love left at dpreview for Canon and Nikon :P

@BorisAkunin you might expect that, but you'd be wrong. The profit margin is decided by the retailer, is essentially the same for all cameras, and is razor-thin.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 18:07 UTC
On article Readers' Choice: Best Gear of 2013 Awards (194 comments in total)
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drummercam: Snippets: "I am glad that the value of Pentax is finally recognized. Now let's review it."

"So now the K3 has officially won the dslr section, can DPR finally spare a reviewer?"

Even in announcing that the Pentax K-3 won the poll, DPR could not resist pointing out that K-50 and K-500 "got no love." One might have expected that in the short three or four sentences spared for these announcements, that all the sentences would have been devoted to winning item. In adding the unnecessary smack-down of the K-50/K-500, DP Review simply further exposes their bias against the Giant Killer, Pentax. They just don't want the giants slain.

As for their upcoming review of the K-3, it can add nothing to what actual users of the K-3 already have discovered for themselves; namely, the reasons why it won this poll so convincingly (and please don't tell me that Pentax has more gearheads and fanboys that Canikon). DPR has already missed on this one.

I assume that you'll be taking out our Platinum membership to pay for all these people I'm supposed to hire.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 18:00 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 comments in total)
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SDF: Are we still going to get an A7R review or this is it?

touche... though i don't remember ever promising to post a D4 review at any time, soon or not.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 15:36 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 comments in total)
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SDF: Are we still going to get an A7R review or this is it?

i don't think 'forever' means what you think it does

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 06:06 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 comments in total)
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plasnu: Dpreview should publish the reviewer's name.

up at the top, where it says 'by' ?

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 20:16 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 comments in total)
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luigibozi: DPR, which camera had ~40% clicks before Sony A7? Just curious.

we don't declare a camera of the year unless we've fully tested it. Not wanting to slight PopPhoto, but it is my understanding that they declared the A7r the camera of the year when they'd had it for a few days, and had not performed a full review. We will consider it for 2014. I find it hard to believe that you have any evidence to back up your suggestion that the majority of the hundreds of magazine and thousands of web reviewers declared the A7/A7R 'camera of the year' (not least because that's two cameras).

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 19:53 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 comments in total)
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luigibozi: DPR, which camera had ~40% clicks before Sony A7? Just curious.

I've not counted but I've read em all and would say the A7 defenders are in the vast majority in these comments. Not much sony bashing here. .

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 15:12 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 comments in total)
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Heaven is for real: Out of the 1100 comments, I can count how many agreed with the review because probably they never tried the camera, never owned this camera or hate Sony in general. On the other hand, probably close to 95% A7 owners disapprove of the findings by DP in regards to JPG quality. How could 95% be so wrong or maybe DP is wrong? It is like majority of scientists believe global warming is man made and a few it is not!

1) I love cameras, and i love photography. I have a fondness for many models, and I know some brands do certain things better, but none have my blind loyalty. And I do not 'love' or 'hate' any camera manufacturer. I've been working, independently, in this industry for well over half my life, and i've been lucky that I always had access to any camera I wanted. I own many cameras, some 100 years + old, some new, and have owned scores more. All the brands make some great, some good and a few terrible cameras. To suggest anyone that doesn't agree with your opinion is a 'Sony hater' is simply childish.
2) The S5 Pro review was almost 6 yrs ago, when storage was expensive. The complaint was valid (you can compress raw files losslessly)
3) The RX100 II is not perfect, but it got a high score, a silver award and was described as 'best in class'. It got our 'enthusiast compact of the year' award. I also own a Fuji X100, which is also far from perfect. Your point scoring is missing the point.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 02:33 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 comments in total)
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Heaven is for real: Out of the 1100 comments, I can count how many agreed with the review because probably they never tried the camera, never owned this camera or hate Sony in general. On the other hand, probably close to 95% A7 owners disapprove of the findings by DP in regards to JPG quality. How could 95% be so wrong or maybe DP is wrong? It is like majority of scientists believe global warming is man made and a few it is not!

I would certainly make sense those who agree with the conclusion are uninformed 'Sony haters', whereas those folks who spent the best part of two grand on this camera or are heavily invested in Sony are totally nonpartisan. I used the camera, agreed with the review conclusions and yet I just ordered an RX100 II and use several NEX models regularly. I don't love or hate Sony, mainly because I struggle to form an emotional bond with a giant multinational conglomerate corporation, even if they make some great products.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 01:33 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 comments in total)
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Jonath: This is honestly not a cynical comment and is aimed more at Sony than DP, but I recall that Sony restricted sale of the A7 and particularly the A7r to its own store and selected retailers which didn't include Amazon for several months, certainly in the UK. Will the next version be sold through Amazon from launch in future? Will be interesting to see...

I'm pretty sure it was available from Amazon in the US from day one.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 23:34 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 comments in total)
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fahfah: If this doesn't convince you that DP has a ridiculous bias AGAINST Sony, nothing will.

and yet we named the RX100 as Best high-end pocketable compact, the RX100 II as Best enthusiast compact camera a couple of months ago

Of the 32 Gold awards we've ever given, Sony is in second position:

Canon 8
Sony 7
Nikon 5
Olympus 3
Pentax 3
Panasonic 3
Fujifilm 3
Ricoh 1

Sony is also tied for number 2 (with Nikon) in the Silver Award leaderboard, at 14, (Canon has 17).

Explain to me exactly how the decision to give this particular camera a silver award shows evidence ridiculous bias?

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 17:03 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 comments in total)
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Max Savin: I have had mine for a month now. Of the 15 "CONS" listed in the review, only the slow start up has any meaning for me. All of my systems lenses can be used on this body. My large dslrs and M8 have been unused since it's arrival and I am considering an A7r for back up or primary body.

for 15 years we have been listing the good points and the bad points in as much detail as possible in order for readers to make an informed decision. The cons listed do not, of course, have equal weight. Does 'fiddly battery cover' carry as much weight as 'worst in class image quality'? Of course not. We list everything we find and it's up to you to decide if it matters. If you only shoot raw you can ignore all comments on JPEGs, for example. If you only shoot manual exposure you don't need to worry about comments about auto modes. We have a large, broad audience, and we try to offer as much information for everyone as we can. We also offer a lot of context to our criticisms, including here, where we are at pains to point out that these are not big issues, can in part be mitigated by changing default settings, and will not be relevant to most users.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 03:12 UTC
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