Barney Britton

Barney Britton

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United States Seattle, United States
Works as a Editor
Has a website at www.dpreview.com
Joined on Nov 2, 2009
About me:

I'm in charge of the editorial content of dpreview. I joined dpreview when it was based in London in November 2009, after several years as a print journalist in the UK specialist photographic press. I moved from London to Seattle, USA, a year later and I've been here ever since.

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On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (217 comments in total)
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camwow13: I just like how Canon hired some dude to sit in camo at a soccer game

Rugby.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 18:51 UTC
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (217 comments in total)
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pannumon: Comparing this to a 9-year old Canon Flagship model that is marketed to do 1080p does not make much sense (does 1D mk IV in practice shoot OK 720p?). And that 120Mp video does not look very sharp at pixel level either. It's probably kind of OK when downscaled to 8k, except the frame-rate makes it totally unusable.

What does this all tell us about the company?

Yeah, I wanted to be even a bit positive, but I failed.

The EOS 1D IV was the last Canon stills camera to have an APS-H sensor, so the comparison actually makes sense if you want to get an exact like-for-like field of view with the same lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 18:51 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 sample gallery (193 comments in total)
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frombrooklyn22: hi, can you please tell me how to get these CR3 images? i tried to import into Lightroom but it doesn't recognize CR3. How did you get these photos on your computer? jpeg?

Thank you

We're using a pre-release version of ACR, courtesy of the nice people at Adobe.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 18:28 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 sample gallery (193 comments in total)
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shadowz: I was hoping to see more comments about the new CR3 file format .....

..oh.. never mind .....may be it will be covered in the at - length review by DPR !

[click here](https://github.com/lclevy/canon_cr3#cr3-file-Structure) for some very technical info about .CR3. From a user's perspective, it's just another Raw format.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 18:26 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 sample gallery (193 comments in total)
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MrBrightSide: This is off topic, but how do I get Canon products that are badged for Japan? I would love to have a camera that says "Kiss M" on it. Is it like getting Japanese badges for your Nissan or Acura where you have to pay a fortune and wait 6 months for them to come on a boat? Or is it an easy swap out of the camera top?

"how do I get Canon products that are badged for Japan?"

Buy them in Japan!

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 18:25 UTC
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io_bg: Waiting for the Nikon review. I hope you asked them where are the mirrorless cameras :)

Nikon wasn't booking interviews with press at CP+ this year.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 18:22 UTC
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MichailK: so not any word at all about the next e-m5mkiii by the Olympus guys at CP+ ??

Manufacturers don't speak about future products, I'm afraid. At least not 'on-record'.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 18:21 UTC
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So0paman: Great interview ! Will there be a Nikon Interview ?

Nikon wasn't speaking to press at the CP+ show (we did ask).

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 18:20 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Twelve questions, including How long have you been with the company, and what was your first camera.

Well, this solves the problem of asking questions you know the manufacturer won't answer.

I didn't realize you were in the room - you should have said hi.

"This interview has been edited for clarity and flow". That includes consolidation of both questions and responses in order to focus the text, and remove redundancy, repetition and off-record portions of the conversation.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 18:12 UTC
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Eniigma_21: Great interview, but since Tamron and Sigma are putting their effort to E-mount lenses, i would like to see if they would consider making tele-photos for mirrorless as their 100-400 and 150-600.

I have high hopes for the 70-210 F4.

"Sigma just makes copycats"

How so?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 18:09 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 sample gallery (193 comments in total)
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snapa: After viewing the first picture and looking at the trees in the background, I immediately dismissed this camera. There is nothing sharp enough in that picture that would even remotely make me think of getting this camera. Then, I checked out a few more pictures and they only got worse, what a waste of R&D and resources.

I'd rather use my Pixel 2 that would give me much better landscapes than this. I was hoping Canon would have come out with a much better camera than this, but they simply did not, IMO.

"After viewing the first picture and looking at the trees in the background, I immediately dismissed this camera"

That's a shame, because there's a lot of detail in the Raw files.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 02:56 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS M50 sample gallery sample gallery (20 comments in total)
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MikeJ9116: Is this a gallery or a political statement?

I'm very, very far from being 'neutral' on the issue of dead children, Mike. But I promise that my own feelings about the matter don't inform what I put on DPReview, or how.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 22:15 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 sample gallery (193 comments in total)
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OrdinarilyInordinate: Hmm, that kit lens is really underwhelming. JPEG engine also seems so-so--drab colors, poor detail accentuation/sharpening compared to default Lightroom results.

Check [this image](https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/2200691465/canon-eos-m50-sample-gallery/7463921378) for example - I'm perfectly satisfied with the lens. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 22:09 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS M50 sample gallery sample gallery (20 comments in total)
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MikeJ9116: Is this a gallery or a political statement?

"Why don't we have any pro second amendment photos?"

If there had been a pro-NRA rally in Seattle on Saturday, I promise I would have been there with a camera, but there wasn't. I'm not going to censor the content of images on DPReview for fear of triggering conservatives, I'm sorry. That's hardly being 'neutral' ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 22:08 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 sample gallery (193 comments in total)
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OBI656: ...my iPhone is taking much better pictures...

No it isn't.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 22:01 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS M50 sample gallery sample gallery (20 comments in total)
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MikeJ9116: Is this a gallery or a political statement?

You're not being fed anything, don't be ridiculous. This gallery was shot over a 2-day period. On one of those two days, there was a march (which started across the road from where I live) in support of those students calling for gun control in the aftermath of a mass shooting. Simple as that. If you find this message offensive, I'm sorry. But these are just pictures.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 21:56 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS M50 sample gallery sample gallery (20 comments in total)
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MikeJ9116: Is this a gallery or a political statement?

It's a gallery. The sign is a statement.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 21:22 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 sample gallery (193 comments in total)
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OrdinarilyInordinate: Hmm, that kit lens is really underwhelming. JPEG engine also seems so-so--drab colors, poor detail accentuation/sharpening compared to default Lightroom results.

I would definitely call the 15-45mm 'acceptably sharp'. Canon has been making budget optics alongside flagship lenses for a long time. This one strikes a decent balance, I think, considering its price and purpose.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 21:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 sample gallery (193 comments in total)
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OrdinarilyInordinate: Hmm, that kit lens is really underwhelming. JPEG engine also seems so-so--drab colors, poor detail accentuation/sharpening compared to default Lightroom results.

The kit lens is actually pretty decent, especially in the middle of its range. I mean - with expectations appropriately managed. I was impressed by the overall sharpness of some of the images I took at the mountain lookout.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 17:27 UTC
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Zakzoezie: The most important "hidden" catch written in this article is that Tamron only started making dedicated mirrorless lenses (labeled as Tamron) from the moment they recieved all required mount specs from Canon & Nikon FF mirrorless bodies that are coming soon. This allows Tamron to use a single optical lens design for all 3 mounts, so they can simply attach one of these 3 mounts at the back of the lens in factory. This is called "cost-efficient" lens design&production. Production volume of each mount-type will depend on demand & commercial success of respectively Canon, Nikon & Sony FF mirrorless systems. Concretely this means, if you shoot DSLR today and you plan to step into mirrorless, it's probably a smart idea to just wait a little until all 3 brands have launched their FF mirrorless system so you can choose the one that suits you best. PS: also Sigma recently came out with E-mount ART lenses, beeing even more "cost-efficient" by re-using their DSLR lens designs, at least for now.

Nikon I'm not so sure about. The F-mount is tricky. It's older than EF, and narrower. I think Nikon will go the adapter route too, to make sure that they don't lose the massive userbase, but I suspect that its native mirrorless lenses (if and when they're released) will represent more of an upgrade compared to equivalent Canon designs, since the physical and mechanical limitations of the F mount has limited Nikon's lens design options for a while now.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 22:42 UTC
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