Mark Dubovoy - in favor of simplicity (in camera design)
Here's an interesting article that I think is similar to how a lot of photographers might feel:
An undeniable paradox: To think that there is any such thing as an absolute rule is at worst naïve, and at best, shortsighted. There is no such thing as an always-true, all context- or situation-salient, absolute rule that always holds true including this one!
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Scotty Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002Tue 05-Nov-13 11:25 AM
Amen to that... good article...
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dagoldst Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2012Tue 05-Nov-13 11:37 AM
I don't disagree with the article when it comes to our personal pursuits, but it is mostly a "tempest in a teapot" sort of story, IMO - designed to drive some site traffic.
I have a D600, the best still camera that I have ever owned. Period. It has video, I have used it just occasionally in the last 11 months, have never activated it accidentally, and it's there if I suddenly need it. Maybe some cameras are worse about accidentally activating it than others, but we shoot Nikons here.
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Matto Nikonian since 20th Jan 2007Tue 05-Nov-13 02:13 PM
I agree with a lot of what he says, but I think there is a difference between having a lot of functions available and how they are organized. For instance with digital you might need some access to adjusting WB if not using raw. I returned a camera I really liked (Olympus OMD) because after three weeks I still could not get it to do what I wanted, even using the despicable printed users manual. (Olympus furnished a user manual on a CD with the camera, not very useful unless you carry a laptop with you on a hike). Apple does a great job of making products with a lot functions that are easy to use. Camera manufactures should take note.