Carmel, you have made the most moronic post I have ever read on DPreview... ("A vicious kingfisher piercing an innocent fish").
If you *are* an educated, qualified, biologist then I'm a Kingfisher.
IcyVeins: Is there anybody who doesn't immediately jump ahead to the number at the end before reading anything else in the review? I doubt it
uh, the problem is WE ARE reviewing image quality. Image quality takes up a large part of the review, and a large part of the final score is weighted towards image quality. This should be double blind tested.
Obviously you have to see the camera to judge how it operates in your hands.
but that is stating the obvious!
Any subjective assessment in the scientifc sense is fundamentaly flawed and without worth if it is not double blind. See no reason why camera output assessment is not treated the same.
Oh yes I can - those really expensive cameras and lenses wouldn't look so attractive!
agree - 100%
Quality assessment of photos should be double blind-tested (if that is not a self-contradictory statement!). Any test which includes subjectivity that is not double blind is flawed.
Put the test shots, prints or screen images up against at least four other cameras (of roughly comparable resolution - lets not get silly and put a £100 P&S up against a medium format Pentax) and rate them.
and is there anybody who wouldn't guess at a PEN camera getting in the low 70s before even looking?
let me check the score........yup...
is there anybody that considers a score out of 100 relevent? (is a 71% camera really measurably better than a 70% camera? really?)
epo001: Bet it will be a long time before a Japanese company hires a Chief Executive from outside their cosy circle. Woodford simply didn't realise he was supposed to follow the code of omerta (or is that the Mafia?)
Gaijin can never be Japanese.
Even people born in Japan to Japanese born parents, if there are chinese or koreans down the line, they are, and always will be, gaijin.
photo nuts: Absolutely brilliant. From what I hear, Mount Fuji is only visible at a distance in specific periods of a year. So, this is not an easy shot to come by. Love it! :)
yes, it is not visible when it is cloudy or foggy.
Other than that, you can see it all year round