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 Forum updates (68 comments in total)
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Tony Sx: And as this point in time I can't insert images! Clicking on the "Insert Image" button offers me the options of inserting from the web, my computer or my gallery. But I can't select any option....Another untested rubbish "upgrade".
P.S. I'm using Opera which is a perfectly acceptable browser.

it has been extensively tested and this is the only report we've had of this issue. Can you (as requested above) use the feedback feature so we can actually help you?

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 00:45 UTC
On article Forum updates (68 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: I hope you also fixed the issue that email notifications don't work (at least for me).

separate issue, being addressed (they're being sent, just never arriving)

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 14:42 UTC
On article Forum updates (68 comments in total)
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Michael Foran: Can you employ a filter that removes all the bitchy, off topic, and misleading comments from brand fanboys?

although I wouldn't use the language, we are working on something that addresses the sentiment of your comment

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 14:42 UTC
On article Forum updates (68 comments in total)
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007peter: ** MAJOR PROBLEM ** I can no longer UPLOAD any photo. There is challenge ending tomorrow. Any chance if FIXING this problem. I try using 3 browser to upload the. Nothing happen. The upload button is grey out!

this is unrelated to this update - i'll get someone to look at it.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 03:32 UTC
On article Forum updates (68 comments in total)
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jalywol: Found a bug....when in the "Photos" tab; in Grid view, there is no way to move off the first page. When you switch to the regular line view, you can see all the posts, but there is no way to access anything past the first 30 or so in Grid view.

(In Grid view on all of the other tab categories, the "go to page #" buttons are present at top and bottom of the thread; just not in the photo tab/Grid view.)
(In both IE9 and FireFox, on Windows Vista64 machine).

-J

we're on it

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 02:16 UTC
On article Forum updates (68 comments in total)
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onlooker: Great. Now please make "old first" selection in comments sticky for users who prefer to read from top down. It drives me crazy that it constantly reverts to "new first" after any change or action.

it's on the list

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 00:16 UTC
On article Forum updates (68 comments in total)
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reginalddwight: At first, I hated the changes. But I was able to change the color scheme back to the classic version.

Now the Forum Updates are "Recommended (just)".

mmm faint praise, my favorite kind.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 00:16 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i review (178 comments in total)
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glarry: You Simon Joinson did it again!It isn't first time u (DPR’s reviews) mention about live view and micro 4/3 cameras, if you want to be fair all Sony (here including classic mirror SLR) got fast LV. I have Sony A580 and what u see in LV is what you get. I tried a Nikon SLR, u push the shutter,the photo is coming after 2 seconds, meantime other people are in your frame.

I don't know what I did but as always I categorically deny it.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 01:13 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i review (178 comments in total)
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rallyfan: At the end of the day it's about clicks. People love to buy Canons, and conveniently, Amazon sells Canons. Match made in heaven, and the faster the review is posted the faster money changes hands.

Shame about Pentax though.

Yeah what a surprise, a website that wants traffic! I don't deny that we intentionally publish content we think a lot of people will want to read (as we always have) - I don't care about 'clicks' but I do want 'visitors'.

But what you are implying here - and in pretty much every other comment you've made that i've seen - is that we base our reviews on what Amazon wants to sell. You're suggesting we're lying to our readers and that we are corrupt and dishonest. And yes, that is kind of irksome.

I don't even understand your point about the Pentax cameras - should we have spent 'more' or 'less' time reviewing them? Why would that change the score?

And you can't really argue against the point that the scores were, are, higher. I think we can agree that there's little ambiguity over the validity of the statement '81 is more than 76', is there?

As explained ad nauseum, you can't compare scores across generations, only when comparing a product with its contemporary peers.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 01:12 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i review (178 comments in total)
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marike6: Nice to have new reviews, but at 27 pages, this is one longest, most detailed reviews in recent memory. In fact it's a much longer and far more detailed review than even the K-5IIs, D7100, D5200, Coolpix A, GH3, X-E1, et al.

When looking three item list of the differences between the T4i / 650D on page one (Introduction), I have to ask, why?

as mentioned in the review 'We've retained product images of the EOS 650D where there's no meaningful change in design, and except where indicated, any comments in the body of this review which reference the Canon EOS 650D / T4i are equally relevant to the Canon EOS 700D / T5i and vis-versa.' - this was a lot less work than a full, new, review. And it didn't really deserve a lot of work.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 23:54 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i review (178 comments in total)
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rallyfan: At the end of the day it's about clicks. People love to buy Canons, and conveniently, Amazon sells Canons. Match made in heaven, and the faster the review is posted the faster money changes hands.

Shame about Pentax though.

I think you'll find that, less conveniently, Amazon sells Pentax too. And we just reviewed the K5II and IIs. And gave them higher scores and gold awards. But hey, let's not allow facts to get in the way of a good story huh?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 23:53 UTC
On article Dpreview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras (559 comments in total)
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mmendo: Another Canon sponsored Post?

The animosity against Nikon have to be for money, I can not find another explanation.

considering there's 2 panasonics in there and (as clearly stated they are presented in alphabetical order) I don't see how you draw this conclusion. This was our pick of the top 5, at the time. No Nikons made the grade.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2013 at 19:56 UTC
On article Just Posted: Our Nikon Coolpix A review (351 comments in total)
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jackspra: If the d4 was a big seller on amazon would this be a reason for a review.Why a point and shoot and not the flagship nikon. Whatever just go to other sites to read the info.

looking at your posting history i'm getting the idea you think we should review the D4. Rest assured, it's great: you should buy one.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 04:50 UTC
On article Just Posted: Our Nikon Coolpix A review (351 comments in total)
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jackspra: Why was a review of the d4 never done and why is this question never answered

the D4 is in the studio comparison. We'll add the 1DX as soon as Canon can get us one.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 02:03 UTC
On article Just Posted: Our Nikon Coolpix A review (351 comments in total)
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jackspra: Why was a review of the d4 never done and why is this question never answered

BTW we don't review all cameras, and we've written a lot about the D4, published plenty of samples etc. We almost certainly won't do a full review on it.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 00:44 UTC
On article Just Posted: Our Nikon Coolpix A review (351 comments in total)
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jackspra: Why was a review of the d4 never done and why is this question never answered

see the comment above yours. People are fed up with reviews, and they're irrelevant.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 00:43 UTC
On article Just Posted: Our Nikon Coolpix A review (351 comments in total)
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JohnyP: I hate to admit this, but i think your reviews are largely irrelevant now. You can't keep up with volume of cameras and reviews simply matter less. People are quite fed up with reviews and buy what they want and ignore opinions.

I know i do and i believe many others are doing the same.

Must be true then :)

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 00:42 UTC
On article Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review (262 comments in total)
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mark25: sadly, another camera review with horrible sample photos... i'm afraid no one pays attention to the samples anymore here on dpreview.com... back in the day, when most reviews were done by Phil Askey, the samples were so much better in terms of content and composition...

so it's been downhill since 2004, basically.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 16:28 UTC
On article New CompactFlash card to allow RAID-style 'mirroring' (100 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: I've been using digital camera since 2001....not once have I ever had a corrupted memory card...just sayin'.

you obviously never used SmartMedia :)

Link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 20:52 UTC
On article Sign up for the DPReview newsletter today! (36 comments in total)
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guinness2: Is it DPreview newsletter only , or Connect too ?

It's DPR only. Mostly.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2013 at 01:16 UTC
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