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 ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (340 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 (141 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 (905 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
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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faterikcartman: Still too much strain. I'm really waiting for the stories to be read to me so I can enjoy the site with my eyes closed. But only the stories I'm interested in without having to strain by clicking on anything. And be sure they're read at a pace I like. Hopefully enough people will complain so that this is the next thing the DPR staff works on. I've already changed my entire workflow over to an eyes-closed process. It would be nice if my favourite sites get with the times as well.
Fingers crossed...

Best comment so far.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:52 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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cantanima bis: It's about time. I know there are people who insist that light-on-black is more readable, but they remind me of Apple's onetime user interface guru, Tog. He insisted that shortcut keys were less efficient than picking your hand up off the keyboard, searching through menus, submenus, and sub-submenus to find the particular command you wanted.

Thank you for making the website readable!

Of course, if you REALLY loved us, you'd make the entire color scheme configurable, the way some websites do. That way I can go to black-on-grey, which I like most.

Out of curiosity, would you mind sharing a link to a site that uses this user selectable interface? Thanks!

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:20 UTC
On article DPReview is hiring! Software development manager (109 comments in total)
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kingslayer: What's the compensation? You're looking at $140k/yr plus for the talent you are looking for.

Market rates + access to play with all of the latest gear.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 03:36 UTC
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Banhmi: "This is sponsored content, created with the support of Canon" since when did this start happening? Is this only being mentioned now as a result of the Lord & Taylor vs. FTC legal dispute?

@Gesture, I wish this were true, but DPReview's business model is based on selling online advertising. And banner advertising in general is dying a slow death. It will always be there, but the rates advertisers are willing to pay have been going down for years. This is a big reason for the rise in sponsored content. If you look across the web at different types of publishers, the ones thriving are the ones able to find a way to make sponsored content that their readers enjoy.

Anyways, our entire annual budget, beyond paying our staff, goes to freelance writers. Video production rates vary, but generally you will see about $1000/minute as the absolute lowest rate, and generally most production teams will not take projects below $5000-10,000, and this does not factor in travel expenses, paying the talent, etc.... So a 10-15 minute mini-documentary is a costly affair, much beyond our budget.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 00:32 UTC
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Banhmi: "This is sponsored content, created with the support of Canon" since when did this start happening? Is this only being mentioned now as a result of the Lord & Taylor vs. FTC legal dispute?

We feel good about the video series because we do not consult with the camera companies at any stage. Our editors choose a camera they want to highlight, an interesting match for a photographer and a location, and we go off and shoot. There's no additional layer of complexity or mystery.

So in the end, we are able to make videos that we'd love to be able to make anyways, and the feedback from our users has been extremely positive.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 22:39 UTC
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Banhmi: "This is sponsored content, created with the support of Canon" since when did this start happening? Is this only being mentioned now as a result of the Lord & Taylor vs. FTC legal dispute?

I'd be interested in learning more about why you cannot watch the video once you know that it is sponsored content. At a high level I understand the gut-response to words like "sponsored" or "marketing".

But the reality for us is that we had a relatively simple goal, to make incremental content about photographers and gear that we otherwise could not afford to make. So we sat down and asked ourselves what format would make sense, and settled on this video series, where we pair a camera with a photographer, and go off to use the gear in interesting situations.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 22:39 UTC
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Banhmi: "This is sponsored content, created with the support of Canon" since when did this start happening? Is this only being mentioned now as a result of the Lord & Taylor vs. FTC legal dispute?

The ongoing Field Test video series is DPReview's first foray into sponsored content. And no, DPReview staff do not receive "gifts" from brands. I am curious about your lowlight test reference nonetheless, care to link to it?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 23:01 UTC
On article Field Test: The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV in Mexico (133 comments in total)
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nimrod1212: So, apart from the stills, was the majority of video footage shot with the RX100 also, or not? Obviously if the camera itself is in the shot, then no, unless they had two copies. But it's not explicitly stated how the video sequences were made and this is a really crucial aspect, for me at least.

Footage from the RX100 is labeled in the video as "sample footage", so look for the text overlay to see specific scenes/modes that are provided as samples.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 21:59 UTC
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