Simon Joinson

Simon Joinson

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

This is my work. My family is my life. Dedicated to keeping my baby girl alive and free from the effects of Cystic Fibrosis as long as I can. http://www.cff.org/

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Lights on! White theme extended to forums, now default for new visitors

You may have already noticed that following a few weeks of tweaking and bug squashing we’ve extended the new ‘light’ theme to the forums and deployed a new unified header that is shared between both dark and light versions of the site. The beta pop-up has been banished from the site and a new permanent ‘Reading Mode’ switch placed at the top right corner of the site. Find out more and share your thoughts after the click.

Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme

We've been working behind the scenes for the last few weeks on one of the most-requested changes to DPReview.com - the option to switch to a lighter color scheme with white background. Today we're pleased to be able to launch the first phase of this project as a public beta. It doesn't yet include every page on the site (we've concentrated on the text-heavy articles, news, homepage and reviews sections), but we will continue to work until we have as near to 100% coverage as possible. Please try it out and let us know what you think!

Happy Holidays from dpreview!

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. We've had another busy year, and have some exciting plans for 2016, including our bi-annual visit to the camera and wurst-fest that is Photokina. Wherever you are, and whatever you're doing today, enjoy yourselves and thank you for being a part of dpreview.com!

PIX 2015 - Limited number of FREE Expo tickets and discounted re:FRAME VIP Passes now available

Pre-registration has opened for our photography expo, PIX 2015 - the photo interactive experience in Seattle on October 6&7. A limited number of FREE passes are available for the main hall, where you'll find photography experiences, educational programming, product demos, panel discussions, and brand and partner booths. For a limited time we're also offering an early bird special on PIX VIP All-Access Passes, which includes Hall Pass plus all re:FRAME talks and galleries at McCaw Hall, and the exclusive PIX awards and cocktail party. Learn more

Happy Holidays from dpreview
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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. It's been a productive - and at times challenging - year here at DPReview, and we're really excited about our plans for 2015. Wherever you are, and whatever you're doing today, enjoy yourselves and thank you for being a part of dpreview.com!

Photokina 2014: Fujifilm interview - 'Over the past few months I’ve been getting more confident'

DPReview attended the Photokina trade show last week in Cologne Germany, and as well as stand reports and hands-on looks at the major new products we also sat down with executives from several of the major camera manufacturers. In this interview, we speak to Toshihisa Iida, Senior Manager of Sales & Marketing in Fujifilm's Optical Device & Electronic Imaging products division. Click through to read more

Photokina 2014: Canon interview - Mirrorless 'in the very near future'

DPReview attended the Photokina trade show last week in Cologne Germany. As well as getting our hands on this season's newest photo gear we also sat down with executives from several major camera manufacturers. One of them was Masaya Maeda of Canon. Our time with Mr Maeda was brief, but in our conversation he shared reactions to the 7D Mark II, and explained that Canon is very serious about mirrorless, and is also committed to making higher-resolution sensors. Click through to read more

Photokina 2014: Sony interview - 'we still need to create more lenses'

At Photokina last week we sat down with Shigeki Ishizuka, the global head of Sony’s Imaging Business. As well as talking us through Sony's current Alpha strategy, Ishizuka-san also explained why the name 'NEX' was dropped and told us a little about how Sony's sensor business works. Click through for the full interview

Photokina 2014: Nikon interview - 'large-sensor mirrorless could be a solution'

When we visited Photokina last week in Germany we made time to sit down with senior executives from several camera manufacturers. Among them was Toshiaki Akagi, Department Manager in Nikon's 1st Designing Department. In our conversation we spoke about reaction to the D750, the legacy of the D600 oil problem and the potential for a large-sensor mirrorless camera from Nikon in the future. Click through to read the full interview

Site Update: notifications
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You may have already noticed that we've made a small, but we hope very useful, change to the notifications system, adding on-site notifications for answers to your comments and activity in forum threads you've participated in. Click through for a little more detail on how it works, and to tell us how much you like it / hate it / how it could be improved / report bugs / ask us where the Nikon D4 review is...