XT-1 - not as impressed as everybody else.

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MayaTlab0
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Re: XT-1 - not as impressed as everybody else.
In reply to khunfred, 10 months ago

khunfred wrote:

Bill Robb wrote:

Oh the humanity, Fuji has built a camera that is not ergonomically perfect for every one of the 7 billion people on this rock.
May as well blow up the island.

If it's just some insignificant ergonomic issues, I think Fuji could sell 7 billions XT-1.;-)

Some people want a small camera with big knobs, zoom lenses small as pancakes, and getting the best of a camera after 5 minutes of use.

As insignificant as they may appear, ultimately, it's those ergonomical difference that make or brake a particular function on a camera.

At the 1DX / D4 level, some pros will be very much tempted to switch systems for ergonomical reasons alone (whether they carry or not the desire usually depends on their system investment). At the opposite end of the scale, part of the reason why smartphones took over compact cameras is that they were more ergonomical to use for some application.

Just an example related to AF performances : mirrorless cameras are often criticised for their AF-C performances as we all know, and we've seen a tremendous increase in performance in that matter over the last year. Yet, without proper ergonomics, a performant AF system is useless for action shooting. When you realise that you still can't quickly change focus points on all mirrorless cameras appart from the OM-Ds, you realise there is a bit of a problem. A Canon 7D / 5DIII / 1DX or Nikon D7100 / D800 / D610 / D4 (pick your poison) remains miles ahead mirrorless cameras for continuous AF, not just because of their performance, but also because of their user interface / ergonomics.

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