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11-16-2010, 06:59 PM   #1
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Biased Review or Not?

http://www.digitalrev.com/en/nikon-d7000-vs-dot-pentax-k-5---why-the-k-5-is-...4-article.html

Any thoughts? To me the reviewer seems a little pro Nikon....

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They are businessmen and not photographers obviously...plus their judgement is purely based on how much profit can the camera earn for them.
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It's a review based on paper specs. Worth about as much as the press releases he got the info from.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Eric Seavey Quote
http://www.digitalrev.com/en/nikon-d7000-vs-dot-pentax-k-5---why-the-k-5-is-...4-article.html

Any thoughts? To me the reviewer seems a little pro Nikon....
I liked (:ugh this part:

"When I first saw the announcement of the Pentax K-5, I was immediately pleased that Pentax was not going to sell me this camera by offering me a ludicrous range of colours."

and this is almost funny:

"the D7000 gets trumped by the extra stop of the k-5 at ISO 51200. However, the image quality of the images at those settings will be the real decider for this point so the Pentax fans out there should not be celebrating just yet…"

Yeah, maybe he wants someone to test the D7000 under the Niagara Falls? ...:

"Weather Sealing – Now both the Nikon and Pentax are being sold with decent weather sealing but perhaps the Pentax is a touch better (added underlining). In this case though, my opinion may be biased through the marketing of Pentax and their stressing of their 77 weather seals. Maybe I should get Kai to do another (where's the first one?)durability test on these two cameras to be sure."

Anyway, I am just making fun of this "review" and wanted to post some of my own remarks ... pity! :ugh:

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according to Nikon's specs on the japan website the d7000 is rated for humidity up to 85% without dew or condensation. Is that weather sealing? :P

Have Nikon said anywhere officially it has real weather sealing?
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QuoteOriginally posted by WerTicus Quote
according to Nikon's specs on the japan website the d7000 is rated for humidity up to 85% without dew or condensation. Is that weather sealing? :P

Have Nikon said anywhere officially it has real weather sealing?
I initially only found this one on the Nikon website:

"All joints on the camera body have also been sealed to ensure a greater level of water and dust resistance."

But more recently this information was added or replaced the original.

"Compact but durable with magnesium-alloy top and rear covers, superior weather and dust seals and a 150,000 cycle-rated shutter system providing reliable operation"


"the D7000 D-SLR is dust and moisture sealed"
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The reviewer did get the K-5's 77-segment exposure metering wrong (said 16-segments)
I detect an overall tone of snobbery in the article towards the K-5 and Pentax in general.... sigh
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this has already been discussed. it's worthless, move on. waste of time, bias or no bias

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