Scott Everett

Scott Everett

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United States Seattle, United States
Works as a Product Manager, dpreview.com
Has a website at www.dpreview.com
Joined on Aug 10, 2004

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On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (373 comments in total)
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Shiranai: You got the same thing wrong like a lot of news sites due to bad research.

The camera manufacturer is NOT Yi. Yi is a brand name like EOS or Instax.
The manufacturer is the well-known company Xiaomi, also responsible for smartphones, drones and robot vacuums.

I also doubt that Yi stands for "young innovators", that might also be some false information.

Hey Mike, I am familiar with the reality that words have meanings, and that there are other languages that exist in addition to English, specifically in that other part of the world that includes China and Japan. My comment above was to clarify that, quite simply, YI came to our office and said "YI stands for Young Innovators". There is no mystery around it, just a simple fact. But please feel free to continue to discussion of translation if you would like. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:03 UTC
On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (373 comments in total)
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Shiranai: You got the same thing wrong like a lot of news sites due to bad research.

The camera manufacturer is NOT Yi. Yi is a brand name like EOS or Instax.
The manufacturer is the well-known company Xiaomi, also responsible for smartphones, drones and robot vacuums.

I also doubt that Yi stands for "young innovators", that might also be some false information.

Maybe the YI guys that came to our office and told us that YI stands for "Young Innovators" many times were lying to us. Only time will tell.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 08:17 UTC
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evilmagicnut: No new information. Can't anyone tell me how much of the sensor the 4k video uses?

I think the problem here boils down to what seems to be your disagreement with Barney's opinion. It bothers you that our Editor wrote an opinion and/or you do not agree with his opinion. That's totally OK, and you should be vocal about what specifically you disagree with, why you think the technology he's excited about is not exciting, why you think the iPhone is not influential in the world of photography, why you think another phone or another camera is more influential, etc.... But if we wrote content with the intention of having everyone agree we'd be living in an alternate universe. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 18:44 UTC
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evilmagicnut: No new information. Can't anyone tell me how much of the sensor the 4k video uses?

Additionally, we still publish all of our technical testing and in-depth review content. None of that changes, or is affected by us functioning as a publisher. We provide our readers with a ton of objective information to form their own conclusions based on their use cases. The iPhone is a "digital camera", that's not up for debate, and we are covering it in the same way we cover any other digital camera. Look at any product whether it be a DSLR, point and shoot, or Galaxy Note, we publish the specs, the press release from the brand, technical testing results, review scores, opinion articles, the whole gambit.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 18:44 UTC
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evilmagicnut: No new information. Can't anyone tell me how much of the sensor the 4k video uses?

I think you are still failing to grasp the basic premise of what the article is. It's not a fluff piece, it's an opinion piece. That's just journalism, its been a part of how publishing works since well before the internet. You will not find a tech blog online that only publishes product reviews, as there would be about 1-2 articles a week. All publishers, print or online, are by their very nature in the business of writing content in different forms. In the case of DPReview, we have a wide variety of content forms, of which an opinion article like this by Barney is just one example.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 18:38 UTC
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evilmagicnut: No new information. Can't anyone tell me how much of the sensor the 4k video uses?

I hear where you are coming from, but I think from a context standpoint, "marketing" is not the right word here. Marketing is in fact a strategic, paid for effort by a brand to promote their product, so DPR could not be enaging in marketing unless we were working with Apple, thats just the definition of what it means. Additionally, Journalists do more than report the news, and our site would be a complete bore if our editors didn't express their opinions on new products, so Barney writing a piece about why he genuinely find the product interesting is pretty par for the course in tech blogging/writing. Barney shoots amazing photos with really expensive gear all year long, so when he writes a piece like this it truly is just him expressing his thoughts.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 17:25 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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Marty4650: If Apple isn't paying Dpreview, then they should.

At the very least Simon should get a free iPhone 7 and a nice thank you card.

Hey Marty, I actually was moreso referring to NoMirror's comment that seemed to be suggesting you should be suspecting that we are somehow being paid by Apple. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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Marty4650: If Apple isn't paying Dpreview, then they should.

At the very least Simon should get a free iPhone 7 and a nice thank you card.

Hey guys, use your brain cells and put away the tinfoil hats. It's illegal for DPR to post content that is paid for without disclosing we've been paid, we simply cannot do it (not that we would want to). The more rational theory (and fact, if you trust me), is that cellphone cameras are news, we cover them no matter what, a little research will show you this. But if you do like conspiracies, I highly recommend Serpico with Al Pacino, great movie!

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 18:29 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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naturetech: Is there a way to filter out all these crapple ads?

It's called scrolling.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 06:37 UTC
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evilmagicnut: No new information. Can't anyone tell me how much of the sensor the 4k video uses?

I think you don't understand how the FTC functions in the U.S., publishers cannot post "advertorial" or paid content without disclosing that it is paid for. Being owned by Amazon, I can assure you we are strongly encouraged not to break the law, just a good habit to be in generally.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 22:28 UTC
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Tactical Falcon: Hey DPreview, don't get in the tool business. You'll try to convince me that a needle is all I need to drill into 1/4 inch steel. Smartphones are getting good as many will tell you. But simple physics aren't going to change the fact that size does matter. The Bokeh is nothing to write home about anyway here.

I am the first to admit change is good, if it is profound, and improves the image process. However, Convenience is not an improvement. It is just convenience for the social. Yeah, get that, and know that. I use all of my image devices relative to what I want to share. But I am not giving up my camera for some so so smartphone only.

By the way, really DPreview, stay out of the tool business because your staff is iPhone 7 jaded, and think it will probably cut through steel too. Geez.

Rishi is working on a new test to see which phones and camera cut through steel the quickest. We'll keep you posted.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 22:12 UTC
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Lee Jay: This article is about why the apple faithful should care, or about why smartphone photographers should care, not why we should.

"We"?

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 22:05 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (136 comments in total)
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Sean65: Are you guys getting ideas from Steve Huff? He did the exact same camera two days ago.

Nope, one of our staff brought in the camera last week from his personal collection so we lined up this story.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 17:20 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)
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jay jay02: Wow what a revolution! I mean my 2 year old HTC One M8 already has a dual camera with Bokeh simulation as well as "live photos"...Next..

"The DuoCam is a unique new feature that makes the M8 stand out but cannot make up for the sensor's image quality problems. Ufocus and the other DuoCam features need more work to improve the image results and turn DuoCam from a gimmick into a genuinely useful function."

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/htc-one-m8-camera-review/9

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 20:24 UTC
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rfsIII: Another outstanding article from the amazing Mr. B. And the photos on your site! Amazing use of deep focus. I hope those cats at DPReview understand how very lucky they are to have you.

We are all in love with Dan and his skateboard.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 16:38 UTC
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ZoranHR: I can not find ´dark/light' swicth on mobile version. Does anyone know where it is? Thanx

Actually it went missing, we are fixing now, sorry!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 19:59 UTC
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Johannes Zander: White background consumes more power and is not eco-friendly!

"Just to reiterate, we may – for now - be defaulting to the white theme (because based on the feedback and the data it’s the right choice), but the dark theme is not going away. Ever"

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 17:50 UTC
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trungtran: if they switch to the white theme permanently, there goes my night time reading before bed.

"Just to reiterate, we may – for now - be defaulting to the white theme (because based on the feedback and the data it’s the right choice), but the dark theme is not going away. Ever"

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 17:49 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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EskeRahn: Personally I like black themes, but as most pages are white I would say that it makes a lot of sense to not try to insist on what many may see as an outdated look.

So thumbs up for the initiative - and nice that you will keep both.
It is always nice with a choice.

But talking themes, what about a theme that uses more than a fraction of modern screen widths?

Wider layouts and mobile optimizations are next on the list!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 00:41 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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notpc: Why are we limiting this to a choice between darkest black and blinding white? Why not something in between that's more pleasant to look at for long periods of time. Don't assume that because people have complained about the ultra black that they want its direct opposite.

For years I have filtered dpreview with a program called Proxomitron so that it will look more like what I want. Take a look at what I see whenever I visit dpreview: http://www2.pic-upload.de/img/30259483/dpreview.jpg It doesn't have to be exactly those colors, but I think the in between look is FAR easier to look at.

This is an option we are considering as we continue to work on the site, thanks for the feedback!

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 23:55 UTC
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