DPR should revise its scoring and medal system

Started Feb 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: DPR should revise its scoring and medal system
In reply to KenBalbari, Feb 16, 2013

KenBalbari wrote:

I was under the impression DPReview scores were based primarily on how cameras perform in actual use.

I'd have to disagree with that. The scores are based on measurements and ratings that are artificial, in an attempt to be objective. Unfortunately this has frequently added up to a nonsensical percentage rating in the past - they're taking scores for many diverse, unrelated elements and averaging them, thus hiding the flaws (and for that matter, the strengths) of the  camera in statistical noise.

I agree that DPR's in-depth articles have significant value, but only if you actually READ them...... and ignore the percentage "score" entirely.

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