Fuji's S3, a mistake?

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by RichA, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. RichA

    Scharf-DCA Guest

    I also wanted there to be one site, that was not intentionallly
    wishy-washy, in order to avoid offending people that were extremely
    sensitive about anything negative being published about something they
    have purchased.

    Mr. d'Urban proves that I have at least achieved this goal.

    As to the design, you're correct, it could be better. But it's the
    content that's important, and while you are upset about the facts, you
    know that everything written is true. Apparently others do too, as the
    hits have increased every month. The referral fees have also gone up,
    and people don't click through on sites that they are angry with.
    Scharf-DCA, Jun 9, 2005
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  2. RichA

    Alan Browne Guest

    You're wasting your time. Tony Polson is upset with dpreview becasue
    those darned dpreview people point out the various shortcomings of
    Olympus products. (As they point out the shortcomings of all products,
    even those that are "Highly Recomended" (a category that does not
    include Olympus)).

    Then Tony Polson says, "This is dpreview retaliation because Olympus
    don't advertise there." I don't know either way, but it is most
    likely Olympus retaliation for dpreviews honesty. Or a dwindling
    advertsing budget as they have so few sales.

    Alan Browne, Jun 9, 2005
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  3. The ratings are pretty loosely defined, but yes, they do compare cameras
    that are in similar categories.

    What dpreview should do, especially on D-SLRs, is to include both the
    orignal rating, and comparative ratings over time. For example, there is
    no way that the S3 Pro could be considered worse than the Sigma SD10,
    but the SD10 review is older; if both were reviewed at the same time,
    the ratings would be reversed (at a minimum). Well I hope they don't do
    this, since it would hurt traffic and my site!

    They could also be less wishy-washy in making recommendations of one
    camera over another, but they don't want to offend their advertisers.
    Still, by comparing the pros and cons of their highly recommended
    models, you can get a pretty good idea of what's best for you.

    The California ballot measure method of evaluating products, which is to
    look at who is saying what about each product, is another effective way
    of knowing what to buy and what to avoid. Those that post obvious
    mis-statements about products that they own (i.e. Preddy, Scales,
    d'Urban, etc.) should be very careful about their actions, since they
    end up hurting the very products that they are promoting.

    Steven M. Scharf, Jun 9, 2005
  4. RichA

    Matt Clara Guest

    So? Ken Rockwell literally just makes shit up, yet his site is popular,
    too. Why don't you just remove all information from your site except for
    Canon's? That is what your conclusions add up to, is it not?
    Matt Clara, Jun 10, 2005
  5. RichA

    Roxy d'Urban Guest

    I wonder why it is that people looking for information on digital cameras
    choose DPreview over most other sites out there? Could it be that they
    actually do thorough testing of the cameras, unlike you?

    You and your site are a complete joke - sadly you just don't get the
    punchline. I would take anything Ken Rockwell says a lot more seriously
    than anything you say.
    Roxy d'Urban, Jun 11, 2005

  6. You've obviously never shot with the S3. The thing is locked up more
    than not. I can't imagine who's really used one actually buying
    one--unbelievably slow body.
    george_preddy, Jun 11, 2005
  7. Sites don't get much uglier than that.
    george_preddy, Jun 11, 2005
  8. Fuji has faded in importance in the DSLR market, so dpreview isn't
    about to give them a good review--those are strictly for sale.
    george_preddy, Jun 11, 2005
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