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!
#2. "RE: Mark Dubovoy - in favor of simplicity (in camera design)" In response to Reply # 0
Little Rock, US
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.
"Sawed that board three times and it is still too short... "
#3. "RE: Mark Dubovoy - in favor of simplicity (in camera design)" In response to Reply # 0
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.