How Dpreview rates their cameras ?

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How Dpreview rates their cameras ?
6 months ago

The more I know about dpreview, the less I think their reviews is accurate.

Few thinks I noticed on the Sony A7 review.

This morning Sony A7 was marked as a "Semi-professional full frame". At this time, I have checked at their comparison : the cameras is worst than any other FF cameras in Terms of IQ (even the 5D mark II). This contradicts results from one of their partner, dxomark.

This afternoon (APAC timezone), they have moved away the camera to a different category : Mid range full frame camera. Still the same thing (worst camera in terms of IQ (still and raw)).

My question is the following : How do dpreview rate their cameras ? (i.e. subsection : Build quality, Ergonomics & handling Features, Metering & focus accuracy, Image quality (raw), Image quality (jpeg), Low light / high ISO performance, Viewfinder / screen rating, PerformanceMovie / video mode, ConnectivityValue).

Is it on a 100 point scale ? Defined by metrics (Mpix, EV, etc.) ?

Or just based on personal (reviewer) feeling ? If so, how can you be serious about this website ?

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Canon EOS 70D Sony Alpha 7R Sony a6000
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Sony Alpha 7
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