Magazines for reviews?
What's your opinion of their tests for cameras and lenses?
Do you have any suggestions for other publications for high quality reviews?
There is an explanation of why certain cameras were considered and others were not. Also, they were apparently called on the Camera of the Year choice, but said that the Sony was still a great combination of features for the price and still deserved the recognition.
From Pop Photo letters page, April 2007:
"Of the cameras in the February 2007 shootout, only the Sony and Nikon D80 had been tested by the time we picked the 2006 Camera of the Year. The Canon EOD Rebel XTi was tested in January 2007 and the Pentax K10D and Samsung GX-10 test results were first published in the February shootout.
"Despite the Nikon's excellence, we stand by the Sony as the 2006 Camera of the Year for its great price, built-in image stabilization, and solid performance. It certainly met our criteria for "the camera that best refined and redefined photography" that year.
"Could we name a Camera of the Year without first testing it? That would be ... inconsistent or even worse."
Okay, I understand now.