Oh no, the adult film industry is next. I'm pretty sure I have seen the same scenarios over and over. Copyright infringement!
Tom Cody: It seems to me that DPR is being very biased on the new Nikon 1. If you remember back when the Nex 3/5 first came out, DPR gave them very low scores (65 or 66% I believe), then after a firmware upgrade, the score went up to 70%.
Here are a few quotes from the Nex 3/5 review:
…We weren't impressed with the cameras when we first encountered them but an unexpectedly significant firmware update has dramatically improved the shooting experience for enthusiast users…Where the NEXs really impress is the PASM modes where you can take full advantage of the large, very capable sensor…
Well, the Nikon 1 does not have PASM modes or a large very capable sensor, and no firmware upgrade will ever fix that.
So if DPR uses the same logic and reviews the Nikon V1 from the same perspective as they did the Nex 3/5, then you would logically expect a score <65%.
Don’t count on it, DPR is clearly is biased and I'm betting they will give the Nikon 1 a 70% +
I actually think the Nikon 1 will be a quite capable tool for the intended market segment. It really does seem to address issues for that crowd.
All I'm saying is if DPR reviews the Nikon 1 from an "enthusiast" photographer perspective, the lack of some basic controls that the "enthusiast" market segment expects, should get the Nikon 1 a low grade.
If you review if from the P&S perspective, it should probably get a high score for every thing but value, and then it will be quite a dance to get it the score to 70%, but you will surly pull it off. I'm waiting to be entertained on the creative scoring.
It seems to me that DPR is being very biased on the new Nikon 1. If you remember back when the Nex 3/5 first came out, DPR gave them very low scores (65 or 66% I believe), then after a firmware upgrade, the score went up to 70%.