Samsung gets it right - look here, Oly!

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klopus
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What's so wrong with E-P5?
In reply to NZ Scott, 10 months ago

NZ Scott wrote:

After the disappointment with the E-M5 and E-P5 I started to wonder if Olympus would ever design a camera with decent ergonomics.

E-P5 isn't even out yet. I can understand that ergonomics of OM-D can be rather controversial - needless hump, no flash, EVF in the middle, relatively big for what it is, etc.

But what's your beef with E-P5? That it has a soap bar shape with shallow/no grip? But that's the whole point behind E-Pxn line to differentiate it from DSLR-like Pannys.  There are people, you know, who prefer compact "slidable" shape over deep grip. And then why to single out just Oly? Fuji also does it, so is Pana GFx, and Nikon A, and NEX, and Leica, and Ricoh and Sigma. Heck, what about classical film rangefinders?

Interface wise I think that Oly did a very good job with two dials, multiple tactile controls, 1-2 switch and customization. That said I prefer much more visual at-a-glance Leica and Fuji "retro" approach with physical dials and rings for aperture, shutter and EV settings.

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