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 2017 Buying Guides: Best cameras for any budget (34 comments in total)
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jackie semple: The BIG NIKON ADVERT at the top of DPReview Web page is a complete turn off. Nothing against NIKON. It's like a large pop-up advert. Doesn't matter what the product is. I dislike it. So I shut it down by immediately scrolling down the page.

I'll let Nikon know ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:18 UTC
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Weerterbos: And again comments removed without reason.
Why is it that this site can't be called a shopping window for Amazon?

You can call it that, if you want. It's a bit silly (I doubt whether buy-boxes on DPR move Amazon's bottom line by an appreciable amount) but you can say it if you really want to. Nobody is going to delete your comment.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)
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guyfawkes: "Disappointingly, but not surprisingly at this point, the CL offers .....(no) automatic sensor cleaning." What??? This thing costs, body only, $2,800 or £2,250 in the UK. And DPR finds it unsurprising not to have sensor cleaning.

Not surprising because this is a leica. Was the point.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:40 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best pocketable enthusiast cameras (90 comments in total)
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johnami: Just because a model came out 3 years ago, it doesn't mean you should ignore it. The Ricoh GR 2 certainly continues to produce fine images for its size and price. Perhaps each years guide should only contain cameras issued in the year mentioned if you are going to leave out fine, still in production compacts.

He's right. It's an awkward product category - the GR II is definitely worthy of consideration as a pocketable compact too (obviously).

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 06:11 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for parents (18 comments in total)
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mxx: "Unpredictable. Unwilling to sit still."

Nothing a good hiding won't fix.

I'm sorry.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 06:08 UTC
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Kwick1: Nice to see you stole my idea after my interview.

No, not really - we just want to be better at answering one of the most common questions raised by casual (and long-time) site visitors: "what camera should I buy?"

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 05:56 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)
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Biowizard: SERIOUS TECHNICAL POINT: quote "... 18mm F2.8 pancake, ... and the ~F4 aperture (in 35mm terms) limits ..."

No, the F rating does NOT undergo some weird "crop factor" division. F2.8 is F2.8, and never F4 or F anything else. Because it's a ratio of Focal Length divided by Lens Optical Diameter, and has nothing to do with frame size.

Jus' sayin'

Brian

Well that's a confusing and aggressive overreaction, but go right ahead!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 03:27 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)
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Tom Caldwell: Panasonic Lens? Nobody noticed the GM5 elephant in the room?

@ Irakly Shanidze - the 18mm F2.8 is made in Japan. It says so on the bottom of the lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 03:01 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I doubt anyone will want it with that big round white "target" lens surround- is it THE most attention-grabbing flop of a design ever? I think so. I like it OK in black, but cannot figure out for the life of me who, having so much to spend already on a compact camera, would not buy the full-frame one with the 28mm f1.7 Summilux lens instead?
Dont understand, mumble, mumble

You do have the option of buying the black version of the lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 00:06 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)
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Biowizard: SERIOUS TECHNICAL POINT: quote "... 18mm F2.8 pancake, ... and the ~F4 aperture (in 35mm terms) limits ..."

No, the F rating does NOT undergo some weird "crop factor" division. F2.8 is F2.8, and never F4 or F anything else. Because it's a ratio of Focal Length divided by Lens Optical Diameter, and has nothing to do with frame size.

Jus' sayin'

Brian

What I wrote is accurate. Richard will join this thread to explain more cogently than I can but there are several articles on DPR which go into this in depth.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 23:56 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guides: Best compacts, drones and phones (13 comments in total)
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G1Houston: Missing here are cameras that can be used under water, which is an unique category of cameras that are great for family vacation. Top cameras in this category includes Nikon AW300 and Olympus TG-5, and this is really where compact camera still has a niche.

Absolutely. We'll be publishing at least one roundup / guide on tough cameras in spring, after CES (where we'd typically expect to see some refreshes).

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 23:43 UTC
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Steve in GA: I wonder how many people looked at the cameras you have divided into these categories, and then thought, "I take photos in many of these categories (landscapes, travel, children, etc.), and I really need a camera that isn't so specialized."

Sounds like they would be better served by our buying guides organized by budget (links above).

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 23:21 UTC
On article These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy now (156 comments in total)
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Atomez: So.... did you just create a category for each sponsor????

We do not have marketing relationships with any of these brands.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 23:12 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guides: Best cameras for any budget (34 comments in total)
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Clyde Thomas: Considering the a7RIII still doesn't measure up in performance against one year old a99II, why is a99II rated lower than four year old a7RII?

Boggles the mind how AMount is so overlooked, yet the most capable and affordable of all. But thanks for at least getting it on a list, albeit in last place.

Last place = alphabetical order...

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 22:38 UTC
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Kwick1: Nice to see you stole my idea after my interview.

(And is something that I was doing when I still worked in magazines, 11 years ago...)

We've made roundups like this occasionally in previous years, but not consistently. From this year it'll be part of our regular site content, and will be updated throughout the next product cycle. Hopefully they're useful!

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 21:31 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)
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DarnGoodPhotos: Nothing new under the sun? The Sigma Quattro disagrees with that.

Tell that to Kohelet.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 21:17 UTC
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Toby43: Weird the Nikon D750 doesn’t get a mention anywhere...one if the best all rounders on the market imo.

Margins...?

You'll find the D750 in our guying guides arranged by price (and in a great many other places on the site).

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 21:15 UTC
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Kwick1: Nice to see you stole my idea after my interview.

?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 21:05 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: This would be more useful if it was posted at the beginning of November.. Not days before black Friday. Sales start way earlier.

We agree.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 20:52 UTC
On article Video: first look at the Leica CL (103 comments in total)
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Robert Schroeder: What are the those subtitles for that cover a massive part of the image with an opaque block and cannot even be disabled? (That's a question about the video, not the camera, obviously.)

They're subtitles.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 20:04 UTC
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