The power of dpreview: winners of superzoom group-test jump in Amazon ranks
Spoiler alert! This post contains spoilers about the dpreview compact superzoom group-test. If you don't want to be spoiled about the outcome, stop reading now!!!
It's only been a few hours since the dpreview compact-superzoom group-test was published, and already the two co-winners have made big jumps in the Amazon.com seller ranks (Amazon is the only major retailer that provides reliable and consistent data of this type). The Casio EX-FH100, which sells for $285 has jumped from #1062 yesterday to #302 today, while the Samsung HZ35w/WB650, which sells for $250, has jumped from #839 to #369. Amazon uses some sort of a (secret) smoothing-out algorithm, so the net jump is actually bigger. The prices for both of these cameras have been stable the last few days. The HZ35w/WB650 dropped to $250 last Friday (see Camera Deals blog's Samsung archives).