Best review site

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  1. Guest

    I don't wish to start a war here, but what's the general consensus for the
    best digicam review site, with regard to unbiased reporting and decent
    coverage?
    , Sep 24, 2004
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  2. GT40 Guest

    http://www.dpreview.com/

    Without a doubt

    On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 09:36:21 -0400, wrote:

    > I don't wish to start a war here, but what's the general consensus for the
    >best digicam review site, with regard to unbiased reporting and decent
    >coverage?
    GT40, Sep 24, 2004
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  3. TRR Guest

    TRR, Sep 24, 2004
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  4. Phil Wheeler Guest

    Agree. Downside is that dpreview does not review as many cameras as
    some other sites. Tends to be more high end.

    Phil

    GT40 wrote:

    > http://www.dpreview.com/
    >
    > Without a doubt
    >
    > On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 09:36:21 -0400, wrote:
    >
    >
    >> I don't wish to start a war here, but what's the general consensus for the
    >>best digicam review site, with regard to unbiased reporting and decent
    >>coverage?

    >
    >
    Phil Wheeler, Sep 24, 2004
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  5. Alan Meyer Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I don't wish to start a war here, but what's the general consensus for the
    > best digicam review site, with regard to unbiased reporting and decent
    > coverage?


    I use Steve's digicams a lot http://www.steves-digicams.com.

    Steve is very circumspect about criticising the manufacturers,
    and he does so many reviews that you see some cut and
    paste between them. But he is very experienced and
    knowledgeable and gives a ton of information about each
    camera - all in a uniform format. He also posts a dozen or
    so photos from each camera and you can usually find photos
    of the same scene from each of several different cameras,
    allowing you to make useful comparisons.

    The other site mentioned, dpreviews, is also excellent.

    There are also some sites where you can get useful
    reviews by users. Two that I've used are:

    http://www.cnet.com
    http://www.epinions.com

    These reviews are hardly ever as useful as the ones
    given by the pros at the first two sites, but taken en masse
    they can tell you a lot. When I bought my Canon S30
    some years back I found 50 reviews at cnet. 49 of them
    were highly positive and the one negative review was by
    a guy who clearly didn't know anything (he bought the
    camera to take photos of runners at a marathon and
    returned it when the photos came out blurry.) I figured
    it was a pretty good sign when 49 of 49 buyers liked it.

    Alan
    Alan Meyer, Sep 24, 2004
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  6. On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 11:09:53 -0500, GT40 <> wrote:

    >On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 09:36:21 -0400, wrote:
    >
    >> I don't wish to start a war here, but what's the general consensus for the
    >>best digicam review site, with regard to unbiased reporting and decent
    >>coverage?


    >http://www.dpreview.com/
    >
    >Without a doubt



    For the information anyway. Shame about the tiny white-on-black font,
    which suggests they don't really want to people to read it very much. At
    least using the Opera browser all I have to do is type ctrl-G (suppress
    styling), and then I get a decently legible page. But I pity anyone who
    has to wade through it with Internet Exploder.

    --
    Stephen Poley
    Stephen Poley, Sep 24, 2004
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  7. Guest

    Thanks to all for your great recommendations.

    On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 09:36:21 -0400, wrote:

    > I don't wish to start a war here, but what's the general consensus for the
    >best digicam review site, with regard to unbiased reporting and decent
    >coverage?
    , Sep 24, 2004
    #7
  8. GT40 Guest

    On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 20:08:58 +0200, Stephen Poley
    <> wrote:

    >On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 11:09:53 -0500, GT40 <> wrote:
    >
    >>On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 09:36:21 -0400, wrote:
    >>
    >>> I don't wish to start a war here, but what's the general consensus for the
    >>>best digicam review site, with regard to unbiased reporting and decent
    >>>coverage?

    >
    >>http://www.dpreview.com/
    >>
    >>Without a doubt

    >
    >
    >For the information anyway. Shame about the tiny white-on-black font,
    >which suggests they don't really want to people to read it very much. At
    >least using the Opera browser all I have to do is type ctrl-G (suppress
    >styling), and then I get a decently legible page. But I pity anyone who
    >has to wade through it with Internet Exploder.



    I like the style, and I use Firefox
    GT40, Sep 24, 2004
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  9. Phil Wheeler Guest

    Stephen Poley wrote:

    > On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 11:09:53 -0500, GT40 <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 09:36:21 -0400, wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> I don't wish to start a war here, but what's the general consensus for the
    >>>best digicam review site, with regard to unbiased reporting and decent
    >>>coverage?

    >
    >
    >>http://www.dpreview.com/
    >>
    >>Without a doubt

    >
    >
    >
    > For the information anyway. Shame about the tiny white-on-black font,
    > which suggests they don't really want to people to read it very much. At
    > least using the Opera browser all I have to do is type ctrl-G (suppress
    > styling), and then I get a decently legible page. But I pity anyone who
    > has to wade through it with Internet Exploder.
    >


    I've found no problems with anything at dpreview using IE and my 67 year
    old eyes.

    Phil
    Phil Wheeler, Sep 24, 2004
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  10. Jer Guest

    Stephen Poley wrote:


    > For the information anyway. Shame about the tiny white-on-black font,
    > which suggests they don't really want to people to read it very much. At
    > least using the Opera browser all I have to do is type ctrl-G (suppress
    > styling), and then I get a decently legible page. But I pity anyone who
    > has to wade through it with Internet Exploder.
    >


    I just highlight by scraping the pointy part across the words.


    --
    jer email reply - I am not a 'ten'
    "All that we do is touched with ocean, yet we remain on the shore of
    what we know." -- Richard Wilbur
    Jer, Sep 25, 2004
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  11. Guest

    wrote:
    > I don't wish to start a war here, but what's the general consensus for the
    > best digicam review site, with regard to unbiased reporting and decent
    > coverage?


    Why not decide for yourself? All of the digital camera for review
    web sites are free so just check them out and see which you like.
    , Sep 25, 2004
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  12. Paul J Gans Guest

    Phil Wheeler <> wrote:


    >Stephen Poley wrote:


    >> On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 11:09:53 -0500, GT40 <> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 09:36:21 -0400, wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> I don't wish to start a war here, but what's the general consensus for the
    >>>>best digicam review site, with regard to unbiased reporting and decent
    >>>>coverage?

    >>
    >>
    >>>http://www.dpreview.com/
    >>>
    >>>Without a doubt

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> For the information anyway. Shame about the tiny white-on-black font,
    >> which suggests they don't really want to people to read it very much. At
    >> least using the Opera browser all I have to do is type ctrl-G (suppress
    >> styling), and then I get a decently legible page. But I pity anyone who
    >> has to wade through it with Internet Exploder.
    >>


    >I've found no problems with anything at dpreview using IE and my 67 year
    >old eyes.


    >Phil


    Yeah but...

    There are many ways of expressing text size on an web page.
    You can do it in picas, ems, pixels, percentages, or a relative
    unit such as "larger".

    All browsers will allow the text on a page to be enlarged.
    Except Internet Explorer. That cutting edge of fantastic
    software will NOT enlarge sizes given in pixels.

    Since pixels are very often used, IE users are shafted.
    Unless the web page coder has gone to the trouble of NOT
    using pixels -- which is not always easy to do.

    It would make web designer's life ever so much easier if
    Microsoft saw fit to follow the international standards on
    things.

    ---- Paul J. Gans
    Paul J Gans, Sep 26, 2004
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