For 25 years, has been a beacon for photography enthusiasts and professionals worldwide, offering in-depth reviews, news, and a vibrant online community. Sadly, Amazon, which acquired the site in 2007, has decided that it no longer generates enough revenue to justify its existence and will be shutting it down.

Founded in 1998, DPReview quickly gained a reputation for its comprehensive camera reviews, making it an indispensable tool for photographers of all skill levels.

When I purchased my first digital camera, a Canon D30, DPReview was instrumental in my decision-making process. I remember paying for that camera 3200USD, a considerable amount of money for me then. Since then, whenever I have bought new, expensive equipment, DPReview has weighed heavily in the decision to buy or not.

In 2007, Amazon acquired DPReview, which initially seemed promising for the site’s future. However, as the years went on, it became increasingly clear that Amazon’s priorities lay elsewhere, ultimately culminating in the decision to shutter the site.

For many photographers, DPReview was more than just a source of reviews and news; it was a hub for connecting with like-minded individuals and fostering a sense of camaraderie. The site’s closure represents the loss of a trusted resource and the dismantling of a community that brought together photographers of all levels and interests.

Perhaps the most significant loss resulting from DPReview’s closure is the wealth of user-generated content that will vanish along with the site. Over the years, the site’s forums and comments sections have become treasure troves of insights, experiences, and tips from photographers worldwide. The loss of these contributions will undoubtedly leave a void in the photography community, which relies on these resources for guidance and support.

While it’s undeniable that the closure of DPReview is a significant blow to the photography community, it’s crucial to remember that its spirit will live on through the countless photographers it has influenced and inspired over the years. New platforms and communities will undoubtedly emerge to fill the void left by DPReview, but its impact on the world of photography will not be forgotten.

It’s a sad day for photographers as we bid farewell to DPReview, a site that has been an invaluable resource and community for the past 25 years. As we mourn its closure, it is also time to thank those behind the site who have dedicated their time and work to the development of DPReview and the community of photographers.

Thank you for your legacy and its positive impact on countless photographers worldwide!