>What good is a review that does not experiment a little or >know the variabilities that have great influence over the >output? It was interesting to read the posts follow it on the >blog of those who were going to cancel their orders. Wow, the >power of un-critical thinking...they are probably not suited >for such a camera with so much adjust-ability anyway.
Exactly, I can't believe how many reviews use default settings like AWB, sharpness, saturation etc. during a 30 page review and then complain the the color rendition under incandescent is poor, or the image is soft, or the colors are muted.
Take the fall scene from the review, apply Unsharp mask @ 150, 0.3, 0 and you'll be impressed. Try radius of 0.5, very nice.
These are not P&S cameras. The most useful reviews are those that attempt to get the best possible IQ out of a given camera.