Basically, every MFT camera gets a 69% from DPR. It's the new "Recommended (Just)" equivalent, for those familiar with DPR. They seem to have a fear of giving competing similar cameras slightly different marks. What did the Samsung NX10 get? Oh yeah, 69%.the camera is praised but is given a 69% ranking
All good fun, there are some great features of the E-PL1 - it's a fantastic value entry point to m4/3rds... I really like the AF selection using the magnify button.
I read many dpreview's reviews before buying my cameras...and never listened to themI like that dpreview post the data (sample images etc)... their interpretation is always going to be more open to criticism. I like what BB posted above - this is why forums where people can post their personal opinion and experience are so important to me.
The dpreview interpretation reads like a predictive marketing report... it makes me wonder, who is it written for? I do see a lot of prognosticators on the forums over there... maybe it's for industry pundits, by industry pundits?
As I said, all good fun...
As a Pentax user for several years I say (if you've only now just figured this out!), welcome to the club!I thought the review itself was excellent. I never pay much attention to "scores" because I've noticed that within the industry in general there seems to be an unwritten rule that no matter how good an Olympus camera may be it shall not outscore Nikon or Canon!
Oh, I'm well aware that Pentax is lumped into the second class category along with Olympus, despite the fact that they, too, produce some damn fine cameras. I hope rumours that they are considering entering the mirrorless camera market are true but I just wish that they would join :43:. What a wealth of experience, pedigree and inovation that would bring to the party! :smile:As a Pentax user for several years I say (if you've only now just figured this out!), welcome to the club!