PROOF of dpreview's horrible pro Canon bias

Discussion in 'Canon' started by RichA, Oct 12, 2007.

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    "RichA" <> wrote in message
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    For once RichA, I'd say you are absolutely spot on.
    I looked at the comments on the W80 review, including the conclusion. The
    ISO 400 page that the link that your link referred to was interesting - the
    Sony was clearly sharper and less noisy, yet the reviewer basically says
    they are equal. Go to ISO 800 and ISO 1600 and the differences are even more
    pronounced. The Sony is several orders of magnitude better than the Canon
    for both detail and noise, indicating that it's noise reduction doesn't have
    to be as aggressive, IOW the sensor has less noise. Once again though the
    reviewer basically says they are basically equal. Is he blind? The
    difference jumps out and grabs you!
    Now for the interesting part - go to the conclusions page of both the W80
    and the SD800 and they both get 7/10 for image quality.
    You'll see the same pro-canon bias in some of their other reviews, eg the
    S2IS (I bought one of these a little over a year ago, and have regretted it
    since). In the comparisons both the Sony and Panasonic wipe the floor with
    the Canon at ISO400, but again the reviewer makes comments like "there's not
    a lot in it", "[The sony has] excessive contrast and sharpening" - no the
    canon is noisy, soft and lacking contrast. In the conclusion he says "The
    S2IS can produce images every bit as good as anything else in its class".
    Really? the Sony and Panasonic are clearly better in the comparisons. The
    Panasonic's review says "Noise reduction at ISO400 in low light obliterates
    too much fine detail".
    Doug Jewell, Oct 12, 2007
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    On Oct 12, 12:52 pm, RichA <> wrote:
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    Yawn. Phil and Simon are a couple of Canon guys. What else is new? I
    don't disagree with you on this one, but I am way past caring about
    such things. Phil and Simon are entitled to their opinions and readers
    are entitled to disagree with them.

    The other thing to remember is that P&S prices tend to vary widely
    from country to country. Here in Canada the Canon point-and-shoots
    seem to command a hefty price premium over other brands, and you have
    to factor that into any purchasing decision.
    , Oct 13, 2007
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  4. Wolfgang Weisselberg, Oct 13, 2007
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    On Oct 13, 2:03 pm, Wolfgang Weisselberg <>
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    > RichA <> wrote:
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    > [something]
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    > PROOF RichA is a kook



    Some things are just self-evident.

    ;)
    , Oct 13, 2007
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    , Oct 14, 2007
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