Digital Camera Resource shutting down

Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by Djarum, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Just an FYI, Jeff is shutting down his site, Digital Camera Reviews and News | Digital Camera Resource Page.

    DCResource to close at end of year; Jeff headed to Digital Photography Review | Digital Camera Resource Page News

    He started doing work for dpreview some time back and it appears he will be going to dpreview full time. Personally I'm sad about this because I enjoyed his site and reviews. His reviews were always more casual and user based than scientific and rather sterile reviews of preview. I purchased my first serious compact, the Panasonic fz3, mostly because of his review.
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I too was a fan of Jeff's site - will miss it.
  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Sad to see it go, he's probably one of the longest running digital camera reviewers out there. Glad he's found a viable way to remain "in the business" though, he's been struggling for years.
  4. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Wow. I haven't been to Jeff's site for a while, but definitely enjoyed it. Nice ride Jeff! And glad he's got a job at DPR.
  5. One of the very best review sites. It will be missed.

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  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I'm surprised they weren't doing well financially. Sad to see them go.
  7. Dmitri

    Dmitri New to SC

    Jan 2, 2013
    Sad to see it go. I was a big fan of the site.
  8. Archiver

    Archiver SC Top Veteran

    Jul 11, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Back in the early 2000's, Jeff's site was my go-to place for reviews about digital cameras. I learned so much about the different brands and how they compared with each other. I liked it more than DPReview, although that changed over time, as I haven't looked at DCR for years and DPReview has become one of the main sites I visit, apart from SC, Leica User Forums and Rangefinder Forums.

    Steve's Digicams was another site I frequented at that time. I wonder how he is traveling, given Jeff's situation. Having just had a look at both DCR and Steve's Digicams, I feel a warm wave of nostalgia and a touch of poignancy for Jeff. It's sad that the site is closing, but I'm happy that he is working for DPReview! His time and experience with DCR has certainly served him in good stead. It's a full-blown resume for a camera reviewer, that is for sure. Go, Jeff!
  9. Biro

    Biro SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Jeff's site will be missed. Like others, I frequented DCR a lot more after I first made the switch to digital than lately - although that's not Jeff's fault.

    Meanwhile, Steve apparently sold Steve's Digicams a few years ago - although I understand he still does the reviews for the site. Steve's is another place I used to hang out a lot more when I was new to digital.

    Old members will notice the Steve's forums have gotten rather quiet - some categories are nearly dead. Although I still try to check in with the friendly crowd in the Pentax DSLR section every few weeks.

    It's like everything else, sites are hot for a while and then people move on for a variety of reasons. It's hard to keep things going if a site is your living. There are a lot more sites doing camera reviews these days than there were 5-10 years ago. Although there are still only a few whose reviews are good enough to warrant serious consideration. Jeff's was one of those and remained so right up until the end.
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  10. Fuddlestack

    Fuddlestack SC Regular

    Dec 1, 2010
    Alsace, France
    I noticed the odd DCR article cropping up on DPR lately, and wondered if they'd been gobbled by Amazon and merged. It seems that the answer is a bit simpler. I'm glad that Jeff is still active. In this biz we need as many different views as possible.