For those of you who do not know DigitalRev TV, it's a famous YouTube channel about everything photography. It's basically a TV show in YouTube due to the format of it's shows. The show features your typical hardware reviews of the latest cameras in the industry from small point & shoots to professional DSLRs. Accessories like tripods and lenses are also reviewed. What sets DigitalRev TV apart from the other photography channels in YouTube is that it always makes sure that the viewers have a good laugh every time they watch any of their videos. This is done by funny dialogues in reviews, some cheesy jokes, and wacky challenges that the hosts are put through. Speaking of hosts, the show is presented by two people, Kai and Lok C. However, the main presenter is Kai. 

What makes DigitalRev TV like Top Gear? First of all, Top Gear is a popular British car show. The show reviews the latest cars in the industry and very often, the hosts (Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond) are put through crazy challenges involving just about anything related to automobiles. Watch a few episodes in DigitalRev TV and you'll soon realize that this show has pretty much the same format as Top Gear but in the context of photography. For example, Kai and Lok are often put in wacky challenges like the episode where Kai and the Canon EOS 1D Mk. IV went "head to head" with an airsoft gun. How does that even make any sense? And Kai's continuous "accidental" mishaps around Lok's work adds a bit of personality to the show, as if the show doesn't have enough personality already. Kai even has a British accent which everyone in the internet seems to be curious about.

What makes DigitalRev TV amazing is that even though it has many similarities with the overly‐popular Top Gear show, it doesn't try so hard to be it. Instead, it takes the vibe of Top Gear and splashes hints of its own clever presentations. The show then doesn't look like a British car show reviewing cameras but a full blown camera reviewing show with a hint of British.

Give it a try. Watch episodes of DigitalRev TV in YouTube and see for yourself. Reviewing photography products or products in general don't have to be a boring parade of facts. DigitalRev TV producers certainly know how to make product information both informative and fun. So sit back, have fun, and stay up to date in photography's top gear Seriously though, where did Kai get his British accent?

- Angelo L. Maralit
 


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