What are the DPreview writers drinking when they write this? Locked

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OP myfujilife Senior Member • Posts: 2,266
Re: What are the DPreview writers drinking when they write this?

biza43 wrote:

Shockwave wrote:

Jerry-astro wrote:

Shockwave wrote:

George1958 wrote:

It fine to disagree, no one is making you eat it, but why be so aggressive ?

because it’s deceptive. It’s marketing crap passed off as an article. It’s insulting to the readers to put this crap in front of them and expect them to eat it. It’s the epitome of everything wrong with journalism today, a lack of integrity.

It's certainly not my job to defend DPR, and I'm not doing so here. However, the editors are entitled to their opinions and to state it in whatever form they wish. It's their site after all. You are also entitled to disagree, though I frankly might suggest that you're making a mountain out of a molehill. If you don't like the list... ignore it. BTW, I would expect Canikon to dominate a list like that since they do, in fact, dominate the market right now, for better or worse.

Sorry, but this feels like a whole lot of righteous indignation over nothing.

Yes, they are entitled to their opinions, it is their site, but this site is called "dpreview" which portrays some level of objectivity, not "dpopinion".

At some point in time, dpreview had a bit of credibility in their articles, to me personally it seems that is gone. The rediculous nature of the articles is out of hand. The last stupid one I saw, tried to claim the GFX wasn't that spectacular because 3 cameras could beat it if you combined the specs of all 3. What the? And then this? How did olympus not make it into that list? Or Pentax? And yet the EOS M finds not one, but two places? Sorry, that isn't opinion, that's a joke.

As stated already, the Canon M6 won the "best camera for parents" category. You don't need 50 lenses in a system to win that. You beloved Fujis actually show up in the individual "contests" as candidates, but they did not win. Thus, they are not mentioned in the summary article. It is quite easy to understand.

Still doesn't make it the best, and that is what it was about...the best.

Let's put this into perspective, the EOS M range won 2 of the categories for ILC mirrorless and both Fujifilm and Olympus won none.

The EOS M6 got 80%, the X-E3 got 84% and the X-T20 got 82%, so both of them beat the M6.

The Olympus EM-10 beat it as well.

So what cameras did Dpreview put up against it?

Seriously? Sounds like their camera selection was the problem

But lets not end there for the awesome EOS M6. Every review of the camera is pretty clear. It's a nice camera, but it's not as good as the competition.


"In isolation, the Canon EOS M6 has plenty going for it. It’s small and light, responsive in use and blessed with a focusing system that’s very capable across both stills and video capture.

Image quality is decent straight out of the box, and once you acquaint yourself with the camera’s behaviour you can improve on this. There’s also plenty of physical control on offer, and plenty of ways in which you can customize the controls to better serve your shooting, while the many post-capture options that are available help you output your images easily and quickly.

Still, it’s difficult to identify exactly what it the M6 offers that places it ahead of its very capable rivals.

With no 4K video, no viewfinder, no electronic shutter and a build quality that falls short of what's offered elsewhere at this price point, the M6 has a hard time justifying its asking price – and when you add in the separate viewfinder, this comes to a figure not far off the cost of the viewfinder-equipped EOS M5, which makes you wonder why you’d want to opt for the separate combination when you can just get everything in one."


"The Canon EOS M6 is as much a success as it is a conundrum: it's well built, easy to control and works well thanks to that tilt-angle touchscreen and combination of physical dials. In that regard this is Canon aligning its mirrorless camera into its best position to date.

What acts against the EOS M6, however, is that it ultimately isn't better than the competition. The Panasonic Lumix GX80 has better autofocus and offers 4K video smarts for the much less money. The Fujifilm X-T20 embodies the shiny, retro style with similar performance - and, pound for pound, throws in the viewfinder for free. The Canon is fine, but fine doesn't always quite cut it."

I could provide more links. Every website says the same thing. Great camera but not as good as the competition. Even the percentage numbers in the dpreview don't match up to their selection. In short, it's a mystery as to how it won.

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