DPReview to Close dpreview.com

Scott Everett of DPReview:

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.

I had no idea DPReview’s parent company is Amazon — shows how often I scroll to the footer, hey? — but this is heartbreaking news. Everett says the site will be available “for a limited period” following the stop publication date; not a promising phrase.

This has a local news component to it, too: Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake, who make the company’s well-regarded review videos, are based in Calgary. They made a farewell video and say there is more to come.

Update: Niccolls and Drake are moving to PetaPixel.