G11 : please restore the ergonomic in handling of the G10

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G11 : please restore the ergonomic in handling of the G10
Dec 17, 2009

I think DPReview missed a very important point in its G11 review.

From G10 to G11, there are actually a few changes in the right part of the camera (when you look at the rear screen),

leading to a worse ergonomic, and to accidentally changing parameters and consequently failing some pictures.

Most of these changes can be seen when you look down at the top of the camera :

1 - The grip is slightly thinner.

The consequence of this point is a slightly worse strength in holding the camera.

2 - The thumb place is smaller.

The consequence of this point is that you often push one of the two buttons placed below,
accidentally of course, changing a parameter, and failing pictures.

3 - The thumb rest (the little "hill" marked with a "star") is lower.

The consequence of this point is that your thumb has nothing to hold on, and tends to slip away.

4 - The command dial (the "ring") is smaller, nearer the edge of the camera,

and not only turning but also swinging (it is in fact an extension of the four-way controller).

The consequence of this point is that you don't hold the body of the camera, but this command dial,
agains changing a parameter and failing a picture.

These worse ergonomic is to be mentioned,
at least to demand Canon to restore the so-good ergonomic of the G10.

They just would have to increase the length of the camera of 5mm,

it would be enough to find a correct place for all buttons and areas necessary for our hand and thumb.
And none user would complain of this length increase, 5 mm is nothing.

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