Faked DSLR - A new trend for the mirrorless.

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What other shape do you want it to be?
In reply to nofumble, 7 months ago

If you are going to have an ergonomic camera with both a large centered viewfinder and a screen that almost covers the back, the logical place to put the viewfinder is above the screen.  So you basically have a rectangular box with a smaller housing on top of it in the center.  The other option is to make the box taller to enclose the housing, but that makes for an awkward grip with no way for the fingers to engage controls on the top surfaces.

If you take that combination of a horizontal oriented rectangular box shape with a smaller housing at the center top, and put a lens in the middle of the box in the front, it's going to look like, guess what, a camera with a high mounted center viewfinder.  Which is what it is.

How you style it, and therefore how much it looks like a "retro SLR" is a matter for the marketing department.  But the basic shape comes from what it is.

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