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07-19-2010, 07:36 PM - 1 Like   #1
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KX gets plug in CNET's review of Sony Camera

It's small but CNET acknowledges that the KX is class leading for it's price class during it's review of the alpha 500

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 (with 18-55mm lens) Digital camera reviews - CNET Reviews

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Well, I didn't expect to hear that Pentax would be class leading in anything
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Coming from CNET, it just as well may be an insult. Worst reviewers ever.

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Good press is good press. Regardless.

QuoteOriginally posted by Jasvox Quote
Coming from CNET, it just as well may be an insult. Worst reviewers ever.

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We can leave our opinion of Lori Gunn and her peers out of the discussion.

Every positive mention drives ordinary consumers, particularly first-time DLSR buyers, to Pentax.

That's good for us. We should be cheering, not sneering.

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QuoteOriginally posted by glanglois Quote
We can leave our opinion of Lori Gunn and her peers out of the discussion.

Every positive mention drives ordinary consumers, particularly first-time DLSR buyers, to Pentax.

That's good for us. We should be cheering, not sneering.
I agree, but it is amusing that they mention "class leading k-x" twice, yet when you read their k-x review, it is somewhat ...er...underwhelming.

NaCl(good press is good press, but CNet is inconsistant)H2O
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Yes, well, you're right. And inconsistancy is something that CNET does very well .... consistently.


I'm confused and think I need a nap.
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KX has an amazing sensor, but a bad focus system.
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It's small but CNET acknowledges that the KX is class leading for it's price class during it's review of the alpha 500

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 (with 18-55mm lens) Digital camera reviews - CNET Reviews
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QuoteOriginally posted by glanglois Quote
We can leave our opinion of Lori Gunn and her peers out of the discussion.

Every positive mention drives ordinary consumers, particularly first-time DLSR buyers, to Pentax.

That's good for us. We should be cheering, not sneering.
CNET reviews tend to be more informed than Wired Reviews however.

Mention of Pentax as class leading to people who only use CNET is a very good thing.

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There's a difference between a camera review and a gadget review. CNET sees this and tries. As hard as their little photo budget allows. With the uneven results we enjoy. Or something.

The list of "tech" sites like "Wired" that do gadget reviews is endless. I only read them to remind myself that very smart and capable people can be hopelessly incompetent in tangential subjects, often without realizing it.

Because I'm not particularly bright in any area, it's a good lesson for me in humility. I need it.
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CNET's reviews in general still suck, regardless of what a fanboy needs to keep his purchasing decisions assuaged from what they wrote in this "review".

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