A6000 - losing touch

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Re: A6000 - losing touch
In reply to parallaxproblem, Mar 31, 2014

parallaxproblem wrote:

Riquez wrote:

How do you look into an EVF & avoid your nose touching the screen?

Touch screen switches-off when the EVF activates (which it does automatically when your face gets close to it because of a proximity sensor), at least that is what happens on the NEX-5R with external EVF fitted

You also have the option to have the touchscreen permanently switched-off if you don't like it

No downsides to touchscreens (capacative ones anyway, resistive ones reduce IQ slightly because of the extra layer). I don't understand why they aren't fitted to all Sony cameras

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I do. The touchscreen on my 5N is not bad and sometimes helpful for fast focus point selection or playback zoom,

BUT: when I wear sunglasses ist frequently switches to LCD panel and detects my nose as a touching finger, either selecting absurd focus points or goung into playback zoom on its own.

Also, I can't understand why sometimes when raising the camera to my eye-EVF, the EVF displays "This operation is not allowed in this mode" because my nose touched why the camera apparently was busy switching from LCD to EVF. This message is just stupid because if it knows the EVF is activated, it could simply ignore this press as it does when the EVF is on and you touch the LCD.

Also, compared to a phone, the swiping on the 5N touchscreen is very inaccurate.

So do I miss it when going to the A6k? Maybe sometimes, but you can surely get used to it.

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