Unformatted text preview: these cannot be considered good sources of information. There have been many occasions on which I have gotten questionable results by relying on information gathered via message boards and chat rooms. For example, while seeking a new camera, the Sony HX5V came highly recommended by the moderator of an internet forum who claimed to be a photography expert and teacher with over 25 years experience. She raved about this new camera and insisted it was the best camera she had ever owned. As my camera's LCD was broken and I had a backpacking trip coming up, I took this "expert" advice and purchased the camera. The camera turned out to be a huge disappointment. Several weeks later, the person who recommended the camera fessed up and stated that had tried to convince herself (and everyone else) how great the camera was, but in the end had returned it....
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- Summer '11
- Internet forum, new camera, hi rd possibility