Amazon is shutting down popular camera review site DPReview.com, ending a 25-year run.
DPReview.com established itself as the destination for in-depth reviews of cameras and various photography equipment. Amazon ultimately acquired the company in 2007, roughly nine years after its launch.
“Dpreview.com is by far the most authoritative source anywhere for straight talk about new digital cameras,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and then-CEO of Amazon said at the time. “We at Amazon.com have been their fans for a long time, and we extend a big welcome to the dpreview.com team.”
Unfortunately for photography enthusiasts and professionals, Amazon is now shutting the site down, per an announcement on DPReview.com:
After nearly 25 years of operation, DPReview will be closing in the near future. This difficult decision is part of the annual operating plan review that our parent company shared earlier this year.
The site will remain active until April 10, and the editorial team is still working on reviews and looking forward to delivering some of our best-ever content.
Everyone on our staff was a reader and fan of DPReview before working here, and we’re grateful for the communities that formed around the site.
Thank you for your support over the years, and we hope you’ll join us in the coming weeks as we celebrate this journey.
Scott Everett General Manager – DPReview.com