Sometimes biases exist, sometimes reviewers are seeing things through a different prism to consumers.
It happens in all market areas, in OZ for example a certain brand of car, ("Ve vill mention no names, I know nuzing"), has won a wide array of awards from all sorts of magazines. Now don't get me wrong, these cars drive like a dream of the showroom floor, they have it all, which is probably why many reviewers love them. Except.......these cars are notoriously unreliable across the range of models they build and any mechanic can tell you tales of expensive horror and woe. Does this seem to have any effect upon the gushing of motoring writers with regard to ze brand?
Reviewers don't actually have to pay for the vehicle and all its future faults or live with it for 5 years, so no, the reliability issues don't count, Not a bit. I also suspect the many advertorial dollars in play has some impact, you know the old saying, "he who pays the piper plays the tune."
So back to cameras.... sometimes the media can take a set against a camera or brand or range, you've no doubt read the following.
And how long will that take.....oh I find about 10,000 frames.
I understand the temptation, really I do, lately I have been tempted by miss A7r and that sweet little firecracker RX1 looks sooo nice and lets not mention the smooth new A6000 Nex impostor. But I find the best way to kill the temptation is go and take a few pics with the old gals. Works every time