View Full Version : CNET review of G1 - bizarre

Jonathan Gingerich
11-18-2008, 02:40 PM
Bizarre review of the G1 over on CNET by the senior editor. The overall arc and conclusions of the review won't shock anyone, but the details - yikes! The editor admits she dislikes EVF's and feel they burden the "shooting experience". Fair enough, but a bit of a handicap when a whole, important class of P&s's - the ultrazooms - pretty much all have EVFs.. Then she explains the G1 as Panasonic choosing a smaller format to make a lighter alternative to a full frame DSLR. At face value, she seems to be suggesting the G1 is a smaller DSLR with a poor choice of viewfinder, rather than the first modular DSLEVF...yikes!


11-18-2008, 09:09 PM
Cnet's camera reviews feel like they were done by someone who doesn't have any real understanding of what they're using.

11-19-2008, 11:15 AM
Cnet reviews covers a vast range of things, like Digital Cameras, TVs, electronics, software, and even web hosting services. A lot of their electronic reviews aren't in-depth enough, I'm guessing because they don't have experts in every field/category that they cover. Some of their reviews even sound like reviews done by newbies for other newbies. Maybe that suits their target market, the type of people who just need general information on the products.

12-03-2008, 10:25 AM
Unfortunately, CNET lacks the specialized knowledge to offer any real insight into cameras more advanced than a point & shoot. They attempt to review anything that's related to computers, tech, and multimedia, but they really fall short when they are out of their element, which is computing. Even there, some would argue that they are not as informed as hard core technies like AnandTech, Tom's Hardware, or even more esoteric overclocking sites, etc.