MASSIVE Comparometer Update|
(Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 09:00 EDT)
One of the key features of this site is the Comparometer(tm), a unique tool for comparing standardized test photos shot with any of the literally hundreds of cameras I've tested over the years.
Back in May, we undertook a massive project that made thumbnails of all our test images and rearranged the carrier pages so visitors can get a quick look at large (300 pixel) thumbnail of a camera's image before diving into the often enormous original camera file itself. I've also been planning a total overhaul of the Comparometer, that will make it more interactive and easier to use. This is finally underway again, after being put on hold for a couple of months while we worked on other things.
While we expect/hope to have the new, improved Comparometer up on the site in the next several weeks, the backlog of cameras that hadn't been added to the current incarnation of the Comparometer was huge and growing. I've received so many reader emails asking for this or that camera to be added to the Comparometer that I just didn't want to hold off any longer waiting for the new/improved version.
Thanks to some yeoman duty by my son Arthur, we now have virtually every camera I've reviewed up there, in one of the largest updates we've done to date. (There are still a couple of cameras missing, notably the Nikon D1x and Olympus E20 - We'll try to get those up in the next day or two. Also, you may find a few cameras that immediately appear as full-sized images, rather than the 300 pixel thumbnails. - We should have those fixed later this week as well.)
If you've been waiting for your favorite camera to appear there, now's the time to go check it out!