Canon G2X

Started Jan 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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The distinction between rating a camera and a sensor is an interesting intellectual exercise, but when you go to take a picture you take a camera not a sensor...nor do you get to mix and match pieces of one camera with those from another. Paying any attention to the rating on a website for a camera or a sensor is abdicating the entire reason the space between your ears isn't occupied by air. In other words, a rating is only useful if you don't have a brain.

Test results, however, along with being able to interpret them correctly is highly useful. Mix the lens's ability to resolve detail, the characteristics of the sensor at all levels, along with the hardware and software attached to them and you've got yourself a camera.

DxO ratings are idiotic. So are DPReview's for that matter. But neither are idiotic because they're poorly reasoned ratings, they're bad because ratings aren't a matter of reason. Unless you're strictly using a measurement device, specifications aren't as important as utility within the context of an artist's creative intent and need. Expressing yourself with an electromechanical system means there are about a thousand variables that are important in deciding which tool to choose. Using a rating system that takes into account about five of those variables is short sighted to say the least.

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