Can we trust reviews ?

Started Feb 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
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peter42y Senior Member • Posts: 2,201
Can we trust reviews ?

In the last few weeks, months, I start trusting less and less DP Review reviews.
The first blow in its credibility was the canon EOS-M review.
DP review and others maligned that camera..., but my eyes were telling me otherwise.

( I could not find that review anymore but I remember DP review  smashed the camera)
The pictures look gorgeous.
I bought a EOS-M camera and I could not have been happier.
I have other cameras ( Canon S95 , Sony A550, Nikon V1 ) , but the small EOS became my favorite camera.

Another blow came when recently I was searching for information about Panasonic GX1.
That camera got silver award but according to the DP review , pictures were blurred with power zoom.

" We do find an isolated, though significant issue when using the GX1's 14-42 power zoom kit lens option at its long end, with images that are much blurrier than those captured at shorter focal lengths. The problem appears to be lens-specific as we see no similar issues when using Panasonic's standard kit zoom lens. "

Afterwards I found many people complaining about camera lack of sharpness.
How come that a camera many complained about , managed to get a silver award ?
I do not get it.
(And color rendition of the GX1 was not great either according to imaging resource ).

Quote :

"The camera's average "delta-C" color error of 6.2 for JPEGs is below average, a little worse than the G3's 5.53 score (lower scores are better)."

End of quote

Today I do trust reviews ?

The answer is no.

Better look at the pictures themselves.

 peter42y's gear list:peter42y's gear list
Ricoh Caplio R8 Canon IXUS 310 HS Nikon 1 V1 Canon EOS M
Canon PowerShot S95 Nikon 1 V1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Sony SLT-A55
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