DPREVIEW: no AF or metering testing?
While all the rigorous ISO, dynamic range, resolution, etc. testing that each and every DSLR goes through before it's reviewed on this site, why haven't they implemented a way to test camera's metering and autofocus? They simply compare specs. I would think creating a variety of studio scenes, artificially lit, could put the metering system through a good test. Something similar could be done for autofocus, with moving subjects, etc.
Autofocus and Metering represent a large part of any DSLR, yet they don't appear to be tested anywhere near as much as pixel peeping at high ISOs (which take up many pages in a review).
Just my 2c.
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