Scott Everett

Scott Everett

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

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On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (712 comments in total)
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tex: What interests me most about this is not the problem or the fix---I've come to expect problems from one thing or another in my entire life, and appreciate fixes whenever they come about. Like other problems, this one seems to occur under certain circumstances? But when it does it does look a bit serious. Artifacts are of concern to those of us who have exacting standards, or who must work to imposed exacting standards.

What interests me more are the reactions, both from DPR staff and among posters here so far, which seem to me to be demonstrating implicit/unintentional bias in every direction, both in favor of Sony and against it. It is interesting to me because it puts the lie to the concept of complete and total objectivity and neutrality. I don't expect such from readers. But at this point in DPR's development, I do rather want to see more neutrality from DPR. It's (past) time for some independent editorial review mechanism.

What exactly about our coverage of the A7III or this particular issue/article exhibits bias?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 16:42 UTC
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BryceM: Please, DPreview - Quit interviewing marketers!

"From L-R, Hidenari Nishikawa, Asistant Chief, Merchandising Group, Kohei Fukugawa, Supervisor, Software Design Group, Tetsuji Kamio, Staff Engineer, Image ENgineering Group, Emi Fujiwara, PR / Communication Group, Naoki Tanizawa, Manager, Communication Group, Michiharu Uematsu, Advisor, Merchandising Group."

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 16:59 UTC
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Tape5: Hey man how much you pay?

unlimited access to all camera ever made.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 00:03 UTC
On a photo in the Panasonic ZS200 sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)
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comfreak: Here the colours are much better. I presume the pic was not post-edited to increase brightness in the shadows...?

Al of these are out of camera JPGS. We will add RAWs once raw support becomes available.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 18:15 UTC
On a photo in the Panasonic ZS200 sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)
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comfreak: Colours not especially great, IMHO.

It's hard to describe, but Yokohama has this sort of dull blue lighting on sunny days. This is pretty accurate to my memory of the way things looked.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 18:14 UTC
On a photo in the Panasonic ZS200 sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)
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comfreak: Face (skin tones) does not really come out well here... Bit shocking given ISO 200 and wide open...

You have to take into account the fact that this is literally sunrise light, so its extremely orange. Not many cameras will show much color here other than orange.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 18:12 UTC
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User3787089555: Is this a SDE1 or SDE2 position?

SDE2

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 16:56 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix ZS200 sample gallery (86 comments in total)
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deluk: As an LX3 and LX7 owner I rather like these images. I'd also appreciate the extra telephoto. Looking at the exposure details, I'd rather like to know what setting was used. iA or one of the PASM modes.

I was using IA quite often as it generally means I get a range of apertures and ISO values for the gallery.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 13:46 UTC
On article DPReview on TWiT: tech trends in smartphone cameras (36 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: "Sunrise at Banff, with Mt. Rundle in the background. Shot on Pixel 2 "
According to exif data, this was shot on Pixel 1!!

The plot thickens!

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 00:57 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)
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CaPi: Why now? The next one is already in ramp up

We had to save our allowances to buy one.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 16:23 UTC
On article On Assignment with Kylie Mazon and the Canon EOS M6 (131 comments in total)
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JimManson57: My opinion as a regular, longstanding DPReview reader: You really should flag sponsored content more clearly, and separate it out from the editorial news feed. If you don't you will lose credibility quickly.

Hey Jim, thanks for being a reader and for the feedback. We're discussing some additional call-outs to make sure nobody misses the distinction.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 18:36 UTC
On article Have Your Say 2017: the winners (202 comments in total)
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b0k3h: tomorrow: A Look Back at our Winner's Choice 2017

must be these new high editorial standards the Publisher promised us

Tomorrow: A look back at our favorite "a look back at..." comments.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 17:39 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Best of luck on your new position Scott..... and huge thanks to Simon who inherited an excellent website and improved it in lots of ways. And it would be remiss not to mention Phil, who started it all.

Scott, always remember this... we site members enjoy whining a lot, but we also know there is no better source for complete, accurate and trustworthy information. So don't let the complaining wear you down. We really do appreciate everything you guys and gals do.

I look forward to you improving and enhancing a very valuable resource for us. And most of us really do understand it is a business that must meet business goals to continue to exist.

Thanks Marty, we value the feedback no matter which format it takes!

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 20:32 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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n3eg: "...countless blogs offer up half-baked opinions on new products within minutes of their launch..."

Way to slam your readers, guys.

Definitely was not intended to slam anyone, and apologies if it came off that way, I intended to call attention to the contrast between an opinion and a science-based review, perhaps "half-baked" was a tad negative.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 20:31 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: "Simon Joinson, Barney Britton, and Allison Johnson listen politely as I attempt to explain something."

Their eyes look kind of glazed over. You must have gotten too technical for them. :)

I must have been trying to explain equivalence. ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 19:15 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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rickpoole: I've considered myself an advanced-amateur the majority of my photographic life. When I was considering switching to digital more than a decade ago the first site I found was dpreview. Over the years I've learned a huge amount from the information and reviews provided by dpreview and an even larger amount from the interaction with various forum members who are quite more versed and artistic than I am. Thanks for all the hard and high quality work and most of all creating a place and atmosphere for us to share and learn photographic information and technics. Keep up the great work and here is for an even greater 2018!

Thanks for the kind words Rick, we're glad to be a resource and plan to continue growing and improving wherever we can.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 19:15 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: Best of luck in your new role, Scott, and happy New Year to the DPR team and readers!

On the topic of lens reviews: I'll be happy to see those, but frankly, to present us with good data, you'd have to test like Roger Cicala does. There are several other sites that offer decent "single lens reviews", but Roger has clearly demonstrated that sample variation is so significant that numbers off a single test unit are almost nonsensical.

We agree Greg, it is the best possible manner in which to get an accurate data set. More to come in that regard. Thanks for the feedback!

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 18:51 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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MShot: Sponsored content = fake news. Advertising. Would a sponsor pay for a negative review? Do they approve the content in advance? Cold it be unbiased?

Just ignore it.

Hi Mshot and RFSIII, we appreciate the feedback. I respectfully disagree that sponsored content has anything to do "fake news", or "standards of American journalism", because ultimately, it is neither news or journalism, it is instead, marketing. The crux of the issue, however, is how marketing is placed in front of the public, and that is where we likely agree. Our goal at DPR is twofold in this regard, we want to make it absolutely clear when any content is sponsored, and we want to try our best to influence manufacturers to create interesting content. The latter, in our opinion, is the light at the end of the advertising tunnel, because ultimately, if marketers are focused on creating great content, and consumers are able to clearly understand the difference between editorial content and sponsored content, this becomes the only potential path towards advertising being in any way beneficial to the consumer.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 18:50 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: I'd vivisit DPR if you had a followers feature. I'd inspire great contributors to write more contents. The more followers a member has the better.

Hi Miki, love this idea. We've tossed around ideas for better showcasing forum posts, photo posts, and in general highlighting some of the great contributions our community make. The challenge is primarily one of web design, finding the right way for the community to engage with each-other. Thanks for the feedback!

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 18:42 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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Smitty1: Please test multiple copies of a lens in your lens reviews. There is enough difference between copies that seeing results for multiple copies would have significant value in a lens review to get an idea of what is a 'good' copy versus what is a 'bad' copy.

Hey Smitty, we'll share more when we can, but all I can say for now is we agree with you. :)

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 18:40 UTC
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