Amazon shuts down DPReview, a well-known site for photo enthusiasts

DPReview is probably one of the oldest and most famous sites dedicated to photography. It started 25 years ago, in 1998, and has been a trusted source for information on cameras, lenses and other photo accessories ever since. Probably, not every photo enthusiast of his time before buying a new “SLR” focused on thorough and professional reviews of cameras on DPReview.

Unfortunately, everything comes to an end sooner or later: yesterday the resource editorial team published the official announcement of the closing of DPReview. This decision was made by the owner of the resource, the Amazon company (which purchased it back in 2007), as part of the reduction of 18,000 jobs, which it announced in January. According to the About Us page, the site currently has over 10 employees. It is already known that the hosts of the YouTube channel DPReview TV, which has more than 400,000 subscribers, will continue to create videos on YouTube, but, of course, on another channel.

The editorial staff of DPReview will continue to work and publish new content until April 10, after which the site will “will be available in read-only mode for a limited period” – this “promise” looks like the site will eventually be removed altogether, along with a huge database of almost all cameras of recent years. Members of the DPReview community will be able to upload the photos that they have published on the site until April 6.