Just a thought: Nex camera with retro design

Started May 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
dj0502
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Re: Just a thought: Nex camera with retro design
In reply to GaryW, May 15, 2012

GaryW wrote:

dj0502 wrote:

I admire the ergonomics that went into the design of the NEX-7. It's just that you will always see other people complaining about the design and why it doesn't have retro look like the X-Pro, and the Olympus OMD and E-P3 and with Sony not having a camera roots..

Just a thought, since Sony have the Minolta heritage in them (at least), do you think ...

I'm with the "retro is a gimmick" crowd. Having said that, I'm not against using good ideas from the past, and labeled/dedicated dials may still be useful. Keep in mind that some cameras from the past didn't have everything perfect; I have at least one film camera where it's easy to reset the ISO to the wrong setting.

As far as examples of Minolta cameras, why not the more compact Maxxum?

But in the end, the SLR is the wrong example for something like the Nex. The rangefinder cameras are the precursor to the small modern camera, or should be. I don't want a "pentaprism hump". Looking at some of the "newer" rangefinders, there aren't a lot of settings. (For Minolta examples, look for "hi-matic".)
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Gary W.

I don't reallly know the cameras of the past. Here is a quick search in bing.

TBH, they do not look ergonomically good.

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