DPREVIEW samples v reviews

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Jackson Bryan, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. Can you really get an accurate idea of what a camera can do from the samples
    section on dpreview.
    Sometimes it seems that a camera that is highly recommended in dpreview and
    indeed elsewhere has
    awful dodgy looking samples....or is it the latop monitors are'nt up to
    displaying any photo without that grainy oversharpened look?
    The Nikon D40 samples and review are an example.
    The samples put me right off it.

    JB
    Jackson Bryan, Apr 27, 2007
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  2. Jackson Bryan

    frederick Guest

    Jackson Bryan wrote:
    > Can you really get an accurate idea of what a camera can do from the samples
    > section on dpreview.
    > Sometimes it seems that a camera that is highly recommended in dpreview and
    > indeed elsewhere has
    > awful dodgy looking samples....or is it the latop monitors are'nt up to
    > displaying any photo without that grainy oversharpened look?
    > The Nikon D40 samples and review are an example.
    > The samples put me right off it.
    >
    > JB
    >
    >


    I'm looking at a few - including high iso shots and originals as well as
    cropped versions, and they look pretty darned good to me on a calibrated
    diamondtron crt. The jpegs at high iso look much better than my old
    d70, but are noticeably quite a lot softer than d70 raw.
    Laptop screens generally suck.
    You can probably get quite a good idea of what a camera can do from
    those samples - so long as you note the lens used, settings, and whether
    they were raw or ex-camera jpg.
    frederick, Apr 27, 2007
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    Mark² Guest

    Jackson Bryan wrote:
    > Can you really get an accurate idea of what a camera can do from the
    > samples section on dpreview.
    > Sometimes it seems that a camera that is highly recommended in
    > dpreview and indeed elsewhere has
    > awful dodgy looking samples....or is it the latop monitors are'nt up
    > to displaying any photo without that grainy oversharpened look?
    > The Nikon D40 samples and review are an example.
    > The samples put me right off it.


    Relying on a laptop isn't the best way to judge any photo... Their test
    shots are far more revealing than their "sample" shots of ferris wheels,
    etc. Check out their lab tests and I think you'll find them quite
    revealing.
    --
    Images (Plus Snaps & Grabs) by Mark² at:
    www.pbase.com/markuson
    Mark², Apr 27, 2007
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