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Right I'm not saying that they should not be set high. I just meant that might be why the ratings aren't as high as before if she is putting the same things in her reviews.
I agree with Taylor. You can't stop progress.
As in everything, as technology improves people are going to use it, stand out and then that once new technology will become nearly expected. It's only human nature to want to improve on things and technology is one of the things that causes these changes.
I plugged the words "digital" "camera" and "affordable" into a search engine and found hundreds of thousands of links. Even the very first page gave me links to thousands of links to reputable dealers selling digital cameras for under $100.00. Here's only one link
There are many more. Most halfway decent phones and lap top cams take pics workable for reviews. Yeah, it's a PITA to take pics, but as things change, they... change and if people expect a different way of reviewing, that's what they do.
Look at the U and EU reviews from 2009 compared to most of the U and EU reviews today. Progress happened and it resulted, for the most part in better reviews. Not always, of course, but as a bulk, yes. Or at least changing expectations. I'm not saying I'd necessarily vote lower for a review with no pics, but for a lot of product I do
want to see the size the shape, maybe how it looks in someone's hand, how it compares to household objects I can related to so I can get an idea of the size and mass of the toy etc.
I think when reviews went digital it was mostly a good thing. Some things really don't need pictures. I'm working on a book review right now, and what would I show? Probably use no pics with this review (but I'm not sure yet.) But, for my other reviews, I nearly always include pics.