Why are there no cameras with viewfinder on the right?

Started Oct 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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John Pennington
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Why are there no cameras with viewfinder on the right?

There seems to be quite a few cameras recently - Sony NEX 7, Fuji X-E1 that have their viewfinders on the left, which is great for right-eye shooters.

However, there are lots of people who are left-eye shooters, why are there no cameras with the viewfinder on the right?

Is it due to the shutter button traditionally having been in the right corner?

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