New Quattro hands on video

Started Mar 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: "Bigger ones are better" syndrome
In reply to PicOne, Mar 3, 2014

PicOne wrote:

maple wrote:

ChristianHass wrote:

Nice to see it handled, gives a much better idea of the size of the camera.

I'm still not convinced on the ergonomics, and even if it is nice to hold it looks really inconvinient to fit into a bag of any kind.

My thoughts, too.

I just can’t bring myself to liking it, even if that design is a necessity. The problem is more with carrying it than shooting with it.

I’ll wait for the SD version. Really hope though Sigma won’t make it unnecessarily big again.

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Maybe the design is to address sales in the USA specifically. From DPR's Nikon interview during CP+:
"So you find that in America your customers equate physical size with quality?"

"Perhaps, yes. We have done some studies where we presented consumers with a DSLR and a mirrorless camera and ask them if the image quality was the same, which one they would chose, and generally they chose the DSLR. We asked them why and they said ‘of course bigger ones are better!’ ..."

Nikon Interview

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'Everything in photography boils down to what's sharp and what's fuzzy.'
-Gaylord Herron

... and they were right ! Bigger is better. There´s nothing worse than fiddeling around with some tiny knobs and buttons or stitching on the icons of a touchscreen if you want to change your camera settings. What is a fast AF speed good for, if you miss a shot because you need to fumble with horrible tiny switches to get the adjustments done ?

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