Great little compact but image quality / performance do not deserve the “enthusiast camera” label...

Started Apr 6, 2013 | User reviews thread
marike6 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,088
Re: Why no posted images?

Greynerd wrote:

Do not forget people may be worried that you may be as rude about their images as you are here about the review and you might think their images are useless as you so charmingly describe Geekanoids' pictures.

How was I rude?  Photography is a visual medium, and the OP took the time to write a detailed review and had many detailed points about the XZ-10's IQ, but he didn't post a single sample image to support his general thesis - that the XZ-10 "Great little compact but image quality / performance do not deserve the “enthusiast camera” label."

I just pointed out the obvious about lack of images. And I was not the only one to do so.

As far as Geekanoid:  he fashions himself as a professional reviewer.  He has a YouTube channel with a big following and he tests gear for profit.  If you found his XZ-10 photos, that he shot by pointing the camera at objects on his desk, useful I'm glad.  But I'd expect a professional reviewer to at least get up of the chair, leave his room, and take the camera outdoors to find some decent daylight subjects to test it with.  Pointing and clicking photos of your mobile phone or your USB microphone doesn't make for very interesting or informative test images.

It is always a difficult process posting tiny sensor pictures on a specialist site such as this and top end users tend to drive out lower end cameras in most of the forums.

A less aggressive request for images might work a bit better.

marike6 wrote:

Thanks for the min-review, but without any sample images, frankly it's all just talk.

Even the P330 which has been out for the same amount of time as the XZ-10 has some images on Flickr, but other than a few useless indoor macro shots done in his room from the user Geekanoids, there are ZERO XZ-10 sample images.

I was not at all agressive.  Like others I mentioned the need for some samples to go with his review.  This seemed obvious.   I promise to be more polite next time if you promise to get off my back.  

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