Amazon-owned camera review website, DPReview, a trusted source of news, reviews and photos for the past 25 years, is shutting down. The site will remain active until April 10 as its editorial staff continues to post.
On April 11, the website will be locked and no further updates will be made. It will be available in read-only mode for an unspecified period. However, it’s unclear what will happen to the 25-year worth of photography, news and reviews on the website and going by the announcement it seems like the website might be taken down and the content lost.
DPReview was launched in 1998 and became one of the go-to places for anyone looking for thorough reviews about cameras and lenses. The website alongwith its forums was acquired by Amazon in 2007 but looks like now its staff of 12 will be among Amazon’s 18,000 job cuts announced in January.
“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,” said Scott Everett, General Manager, DPReview.com.
People can request a download link of all their uploaded photos and text from DPReview.com by April 6, 2023, after which period they won’t be able to complete any download requests.
People can log in to the website and click on the request data button via their account icon on the top of the page or go to this link to request their data.
“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.”
In addition to the 18,000 layoffs announced in January, Amazon is cutting another 9000 jobs, which will impact workers at AWS, Twitch, human resources and advertising.
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