RAWsumer reviews at the Compact Reviews Organizer
CANON: G11 S95 G10 G9 S90 SX1is
PANASONIC: LX5 LX3 LX2 FZ50 FZ100 FZ40/FZ45 FZ38/FZ35 FZ28
RICOH: GRD III GRD II GX200
SIGMA: DP2 DP1
FUJI: S100fs
NIKON: P7000 P6000
LEICA: D-Lux4
CAMERA DIARIES: Panasonic LX3 Canon G10

Thursday, September 25, 2008

ephotozine prosumer wars: G9 vs LX3 vs DP1 vs GRD II

ephotozine has an excellent idea for a prosumer quad-review featuring the Canon G9, Sigma DP1, Panasonic LX3, and Ricoh GRD II. This is a great way to compare all four, and we'd like to see more review sites engage in comparative side-by-side reviews! The quad-review also features a list of pluses and minuses of each of the cameras compared.

But then we see the verdict which is very confused, the picture on the right and the text do not match on who exactly they pick as the winner. The actual text does not pick a winner, but the last sentence says "Well done Canon".

And then they use some strange reasoning to justify not giving the winner a "highly recommended". We hope this is just a badly (re)edited verdict, and we hope they fix it soon, because if not, this puts into question the credibility of the whole review.

2 comments:

Juha Haataja said...

There are also other inconsistencies, such as "The Panasonic has the smallest sensor at 1/1.63in" - actually Canon and Ricoh have the smallest sensor.

Some of the evidence is opinion rather that fact: "The Canon uses the troublesome wheel found around the navigation pad."

It is strange that the final winner is decided on the price. It feels like the winner was decided before the review was written.

However, some parts of the review were actually quite good, for example most comments about the handling of the cameras.

1001 noisy cameras said...

Great points. It does look like a good round-up but it needs/needed some editing.

It sort of looks like one of my "live update" blog posts, but reviews should be treated more like a technical paper, than a "live blog update" :)

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