Dear Photography Enthusiasts,
With a heavy heart, I must report the closure of Digital Photography Review (DPReview), a popular online resource for photographers. The website has operated for 25 years and has been a valuable source of information and inspiration for countless photography enthusiasts worldwide.
Amazon’s Restructuring Plans Lead to DPReview’s Closure
The decision to shut down DPReview is part of the restructuring plans announced by Amazon earlier this year. Amazon acquired DPReview in 2007, and it has remained a popular destination for photographers seeking product reviews and other industry-related news.
DPReview Continues to Deliver Great Content Until April 10
In a statement on its website, DPReview confirmed that the site will remain active until April 10. The editorial team is still working on reviews and looking forward to delivering some of their best-ever content. The staff at DPReview, who were all fans of the site before joining, will be deeply missed.
PetaPixel Offers New Home to DPReview TV Personalities
Upon hearing the news, PetaPixel, another popular photography website, announced that it would offer a new home to Jordan Drake and Chris Niccolls, the faces of DPReview TV, a popular YouTube channel that shares camera and lens reviews, along with photography tips and other related content. The new PetaPixel YouTube channel, launching in May, will offer similar content as DPReview TV while exploring new photography-related themes.
Uncertainty Surrounds DPReview’s Valuable Resources
While it remains unclear whether DPReview’s database of reviews and other content will remain accessible to photography fans, the site’s closure will undoubtedly be a loss to the industry. DPReview has been an invaluable resource to photographers for over two decades. Many have likely landed on the site whenever they’ve researched a camera or lens or sought out news related to the industry.
Thank You, DPReview
We can only express our gratitude to the staff at DPReview for their unwavering commitment to the craft of photography and their service to the community. DPReview has been a staple in photography for over two decades, and its loss will undoubtedly be felt. However, we hope that DPReview’s legacy will endure for years.