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

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robert1955 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,801
Re: What are the DPreview writers drinking when they write this?

Shockwave wrote:

Paul B Jones wrote:

Shockwave wrote:

Paul B Jones wrote:

For most of the English-speaking world, a decision characterized by "bias" is one tainted by prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.

For a subset of DPR commentators, however, the evidence for bias is more subjective, to wit - someone saying something that they disagree with.

This is an amusing approach, but not one that is particularly helpful. Maybe people don't like your gear because it isn't very special, not because of some vast conspiracy.


So you actually believe that the EOS should have won two categories despite being a second rate mirrorless, with limited lenses and no 4K?? And you say that I am biased? The only person that thinks the EOS M is any good is a Canon user who already has Canon lenses. The EOS M came in at 79% on DPreview's own review as opposed to the X-E3 which got 84% and the Olympus E-M10 Mk3 which got 80%. Olympus on the other hand which kills your EOS got nothing? Sorry, I don't buy that and neither are any of the other people commenting on the poor quality of the article in the comments.

Sorry, this has nothing to do with "my gear". This has to do with writers who are either bowing to the sponsors, doing a deceptive marketing pitch for christmas sales passed off as an article or blatant incompetence.

Dude, just because someone has a different opinion than you doesn't make them biased. There is no conspiracy here.

Sorry Paul. Have a look at the cameras they selected for the parent category and tell me that selection wasn't flawed to start with for an apparently (their words) "meticulously prepared and exhaustively researched" article. For the top cameras for parents, they selected:

  • EOS M
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X III
  • Nikon D7500
  • Sony a7 II
  • Sony a6300
  • Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V

You could not have seen a broader mix of styles of camera. Could you imagine a person coming in with that selection of cameras as their selection criteria for a camera for a parent? 3 Sony's? 3?? Where is the X-T20? Where is the Olympus? Where is the Panasonic? could they have selected anymore strangely?

This wasn't about selecting the best camera, it's become quickly apparent its about creating a shopping list for amazon links, or grabbing a whole heap of cameras they happened to have with them, not give an accurate reflection of the best which is what they claimed.

I think Peter's question to you still remains to be answered. So far you have meticulously avoided answering

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