Despite the popular adage about everything on the internet being there forever, every day pages of information and sometimes entire websites are lost to the sands of time. With the imminent shutdown of the DPReview website, nearly 25 years of reviews and specifications of cameras and related content are at risk of vanishing. Also lost…Archiving the Entirety of DPReview Before It’s Gone
Having DPReview around in the dizzying days of newer cheaper digital cams, and each one claiming superiority was a godsend. Nowhere else were people using sensitometry, resolution charts, and color charts to characterize each one. In a word DPReview was the Consumer Reports for nascent, burgeoning digital photographers. And they were beyond reproach.