Deleted pending purge: There is an important element which is hard to find in the test reviews, and I think it might be important to know: the shutter lag. For people taking action shots this will be a valuable information, since some cameras, otherwise impressive in specs, take simply too long to execute.
K-5 - 104msK-30 - 162ms
The question is how accurate the numbers are (e.g. D4 208ms???)
EPons: How can the scoring in build quality from
Pentax k-30,Nikon D5100,Olympus OM-D E-M5,Canon EOS rebel T2i 550D,Canon EOS 600D T3i,Canon eos 650D T4i,Sony SLT-A77,Sony Alpha DSLR-A550,Samsung NX210
Be the same??????
How can it be that the best low end DSLR ( one of the best image quality, and the only one with weather /dust/cold proofing) at that price ( time when the review comes out) of 650$ be so badly reviewed?
Dpreview from 5-7 years ago was I thing professional....
It is not the same. The applet at the Conclusion section doesn't work properly. At least on my computer in Chrome browser. Switch on the comparison applet and try to add some other cameras and move the cursor over their names. You will see the Build quality bar changes, but is not stable as the other bars... OM-D E-M5 got the best score from your list, I can't say whether K-30 deserves more points or not...
Erik Magnuson: Second major flaw in this test. on p159 of the manual Canon warns that the system may have trouble when there is only horizontal detail, I.e. the Hybrid system only sees vertical detail. What did DPR use as a test subject?
1) in case of PDAF Canon handles with heavier lens elements very well. So I think the weight of moving elements are not an issue.2) you are right about hybrid AF area3) CDAF in Panasonic doesn't have a problem with horizontal details...