OMD M10

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OMD M10
4 months ago

First of all, I'm not a beginner, having used various digital cameras and menu systems, but this seems as good a place as any.  After much research here and many other sources, I decided to get an OM M10 over A6000, including the discussion on DPReview.  I did this all on the internet, alas, without holding either one--caveat emptor!.  Well when I received initially the OMD M10, it is a sweet, beautiful little camera, comfortable to carry and shoot.  However, I was absolutely shocked at how useless the manual was--I work in a technical field that requires a lot of good explanation, and even after reading a number of guides for the OMD M5 (the best thing available) I'm at a loss to understand of functions.  I think some of the ergonomics are poor: on/off switch lower back; review button up on top; and view button on the side of EVF.  I am sure the pictures are great but it seems to me you have to be a semi-pro to use it well.  I did go to a store today and liked the ergonomics and controls of the a6000 a lot more as well as the menus.  I don't intend this to be an anti-Olympus rant; but I am very frustrated and quite tempted to return the OMD M10.

My question is this:   I'm curious how many OMD M10 owners have had this initial difficult experience, and what helped them cope with it and get a good feel for the camera or not.

Would anything other than a tutor be enough?  It seems it would take a lot of trial and error to figure things out.

And thanks to all who provide such a range of good info in these fora.

Sony a6000
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