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Old Sep 23, 2003, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default Pentax Optio 555

Why is there no listing for the 555 under upcoming reviews or current reviews? This camera looks very interesting to me. Many times there will be reviews before the production models are available. Any info?
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Old Sep 23, 2003, 11:18 AM   #2
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If pentax will not provide a camera to review sites, then they will not be able to do a review. Steve reviews cameras when the camera company will provide him a camera. This is also true of other review sites.
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Old Sep 23, 2003, 11:24 AM   #3
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A few points...

A camera can't be reviewed unless the manufacturer sends the reviewer a product to review. It would be unfair to the reader if the camera site merely posted the camera's specs and sample pictures sent by the manufacturer, as these were mostly the camera's best pictures rather than a true test of its abilities.

It's useless doing a review on a pre-production camera because many times things have been changed in the final product. Camera sites that do reviews based on pre-release cameras are actually misleading the public...I caught a few sites doing "reviews" based on the pre-release model which had incorrect information that was changed on the release model. Those sites have since updated their information, or changed the wording from review to preview.
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