Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

Dear readers,

After nearly 25 years of operation, DPReview will be closing in the near future. This difficult decision is part of the annual operating plan review that our parent company shared earlier this year.

The site will remain active until April 10, and the editorial team is still working on reviews and looking forward to delivering some of our best-ever content.

Everyone on our staff was a reader and fan of DPReview before working here, and we’re grateful for the communities that formed around the site.

Thank you for your support over the years, and we hope you’ll join us in the coming weeks as we celebrate this journey.


Scott Everett
General Manager –

UPDATED : It seems that due to public uproar the site remains updated as of 18th May 2023

Scott Everett

In anticipation of your questions:

  • What’s the timescale?

    The site will be locked, with no further updates made after April 10th 2023. The site will be available in read-only mode for a limited period afterwards.
  • What will happen to my content?

    You can request a download of all the photos and text you’ve uploaded to the site. This will be available until April 6th, after which we will not be able to complete the request.

Amazon acquired DPReview 16 years ago and then forgot about it

A note from Cine D…”Back in 2007, when Amazon was already a Fortune 500 company, though not nearly as ubiquitous as in 2023, DPReview was acquired by Amazon. You could tell when the founder and CEO, Phil Askey commented on the acquisition saying that he was simply happy to focus on what he and his team did best: making some of the most extensive and detailed written camera reviews in the world. No frills content, fact-based, and minus the “ego” from reviewers that we often find from self-proclaimed camera testers on YouTube these days.”

HDW…I had completely forgot DPReview had been acquired by Amazon but goes to prove that even having such a giant backing you does not guarantee your success. Strangely I can’t see the sense of closing down the online part with 25 years of fantastic technical camera knowledge as we all know Amazon could well afford to pay for its upkeep.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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