I finally got sufficiently annoyed at my old waterproof Pentax pocket camera that I decided to upgrade. (The dead battery and my inability to find where my wife is hiding the charger also played a role in my decision. She is out of town with our kids, so no better time to buy stuff). Plus, I want a camera for an upcoming trip to the beach.
According to the B&H reviews, it has either excellent or poor image quality, excellent or poor low-light performance and excellent or poor image stabilization. People mostly loved it. However, a few were very disappointed and returned it. The reviews were so contradictory that I basically ignored them and bought on brand reputation. Maybe they were just expecting too much from a P&S?
Generally speaking, do you bother with consumer reviews on places like the retailers site? Is there anywhere else (other than here) to obtain trustworthy reviews? Just curious. Thanks.
Personally, I would give to much weight to on-line user reviews of photo gear, but I agree with the above post that there’s good advice on gear on this site from a lot of people who get out and use the stuff for fishing.
When I research new stuff I start at dpreview.com and also check the numbers on lenses at photozone.de
Generally, if a camera has a problem, dpreview will know about it.. 😉
A picture is thousand words that takes less than a second while a thousand words is a picture that takes a month.