Happy Holidays from dpreview

The entire team at dpreview would like to wish all our readers Happy Holidays, Season’s Greetings, Merry Christmas or whatever you say in your part of the world. As we celebrate our 15th anniversary we’re looking back on one of the busiest years that we can remember and looking ahead to 2014, which is likely to be even more exciting. Wherever you are, and whatever you’re doing today, enjoy yourselves and thank you for being a part of dpreview.com!

With more cameras reviewed (and over twice as much content in total) than in any previous year, four new writers trained and put into action, a swathe of improvements to the forums, a new studio comparison scene, our first foray into live video streaming and the launch of GearShop, 2013 has been another hectic year at DPReview.

You haven’t all liked all the changes (and I know a fair number of you have hated all of them), and we still need to work out how it is that the more reviews we do the more complaints we get about how we used to do more in the old days… But that’s part of the fun of producing content for a passionate, invested and hyper-critical audience: it keeps you on your toes.

The good news is that, in the face of tough times for our industry, DPReview is still managing to grow its audience year over year, and it is our goal in 2014 to introduce even more content and even more features to keep you coming back.

This year we concentrated mainly on ironing out the bugs and adding features in the new forums, as well as doubling down on our efforts to review more cameras, faster – something we’re still working on, and something we’re definitely getting better at. We also launched the first part of our new Buying Guide section. In 2014 we plan to revamp our Feature Search, Challenges and Galleries systems and, fingers crossed, to launch our first apps, as well as expanding our editorial content to cover more accessories, lenses and photo techniques. We’ll also be producing more video content, and we have some exciting events planned (which, I can’t, unfortunately, tell you about yet).

Oh, and we’re hoping to be able to share our ideas for a complete site redesign at some point in the first half of the year. If you’ve been waiting patiently for 15 years to be able to read DPReview on a white background there is light at the end of the tunnel (and if you haven’t, we’ll let you keep the old white on black style, so don’t fret!).  

Of course 2014 is likely to be an interesting camera year thanks to Photokina (in late September). We’ll be there, on the floor, reporting on the latest developments, just as we have since the earliest days of digital photography.

I’d like to personally thank all the editorial and web dev staff for the incredible hard work they’ve put in during 2013. These are people who live and breathe DPReview, who are obsessed with making it better and with getting it right. And I’d like to thank you, our audience, our community. Thanks for visiting, thanks for reading, thanks for contributing and thanks for keeping us honest with your no-holds-barred feedback.

Again, merry Christmas from us all. Without you, none of this would be possible.

DPReview is hiring! Senior UX Designer wanted!

DPReview Recommends: Interchangeable Lens Cameras for Under $1000

DPReview Recommends: Best Cameras for Social Photography

DPReview Recommends: Best Compact Cameras for Travel



Maligayang Pasko at Manigong bagong taon!

From the South Pacific in Asia.


Fröhliches Fest und ein Gutes Neues Jahr 2014. Danke an die Mitarbeiter von DPREVIEW für ihre unermüdliche Arbeit, weiter so !
( I had to bring this in German, as I didn’t see that language in the greetings yet).


Vrolijk kerstfeest en een gelukkig 2014!


Merry Christmas DPR! Site continues to grow and look and perform well! Keep up the good work in 2014!

Peace to all!


Merry Christmas to everybody.

Thank you for all the hard work. It has been truly appreciated and respected.

&the new format/look is now better in every way, much better, though, as the nature of this is, it sure was a big challenge.


Joyeux Noël et bonne année de Gatineau au Québec 🙂

Eugene CH

Happy Holidays, DPR! Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année 2014!


Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i pawb!, oddy wrth Hermann (o’r Almaen)


Happy holiday’s guys and gals.


Merry Cristmas, prettige vakantie, חג שמח, felices fiestas, Веселого праздника, saoire sona, عطلة سعيدة, vacances heureuses, feliĉa ferio, feliz feriado, 節日快樂, 幸せな休日, Sărbători fericite, and all of all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


С Рождеством!


To the staff at DPREVIEW I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for the hard work. Meeting the expectations of this crowd is no joke. Despite the intensity of the debate about camera ratings and so many other things you maintain your class and dignity. I believe it was President Nixon and his term the “Silent Majority” who although you don’t hear from them, they approve of your work efforts. Well done and I look forward with excitement to 2014 and what this fantastic site brings!


Merry Christmas! Jesus the savior is born! Good will and peace to all!


Happy Holidays, DPR staff and members, even those of you who hate everything!


Merry Cristmas – Gleðilig jól from Faroe Islands

Adrian Gopal

A Blessed Christmas to all the folks at DPR (staff members and the photographic community worldwide). Whether you celebrate Christmas or something else, or nothing all, best wishes to all. As the year draws to a close and a new year dawns, may the new year bring, many glorious opportunities, and many wonderful experiences.

A Blessed Christmas from Singapore!


Merry Christmas guys, thanx for all your hard work over the year!

Noise No



Mele kalikimaka!!! To all dpreview staffs for their hard works.


Thank you for all your work, and God Jul from Sweden!


Thanks to all the team at dpreview! This is one of my few daily must-read sites – and I appreciate the work you have all put in.

Looking forward to continuing site enhancements and more quality coverage in 2014.


“If you’ve been waiting patiently for 15 years to be able to read DPReview on a white background there is light at the end of the tunnel”

Now that is a real Xmas miracle! Thanks for all your hard work.


Happy holidays and seasonal greetings from Berlin……………..

Jack Simpson

And Happy Christmas to the DPR staff 🙂


Same to all of you! Keep up the good work!


A blessed, godly Jesus Christmas! Just incase you’re affraid of the C/J/G-words…

Simon Joinson

17 minutes… Nowhere near the 2011 record of 38.5 seconds.


I’m sure there’s a backstory here, but I’m not going to pry. Happy Bodhi Day, Merry Christmas, Joyful Hanukkah, pleasant Solstice, cheerful Yule, contented Kwanzaa and all that to you, too, Pure View.

Simon Joinson

It’s an annual competition to see who can first bring religion into the comments.


@ FoveonPureView

Happy Festivus, pal.


Happy Holidays to the dpreview community (contributors and readers).
Thank you for the reviews!

Can we please have less equivalency calculators/posters next year?
I think by this time, everyone effin’ knows that an F.1.0 lens gathers just as much light on a m43 sensor as on a FF sensor, and also, that in terms of DOF an f1.0 lens on a m43 sensor is similar to a f2.0 lens on a FF.


I didn’t know that.


Happy Hanukkah!


Here enjoying DPR for 12 years and I hope for many more! Maybe even 90 more years 🙂 :

“… it is our goal in 2104 to introduce even more content …”

Happy Holidays!

scotty roxxx

best camera site in the world and everyone in here knows it thanks dp

sandy b

Merry Christmas to the entire staff at DPR, thank you all for all you do.


You guys know how to take your audience’s abuse — erm, criticisms — with a smile, so here’s a cheers to that and to all the hard work you all do. I mean, at least when I’m reading your responses I assume you’re smiling, it’s really hard to tell in print. Anyways, thanks for being awesome and always remember that none of us would be hanging around if you weren’t doing something right.

Antony John

Happy Christmas to DPR staff and those that comment on this site.
I hope the holidays are restful, peaceful and spent in the company of those you love.
P.S. if anyone finds a Nikon Df under the Christmas tree that they didn’t want, please let me know :~)

Source Article from http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/12/25/happyholidays2013