Samsung gets it right - look here, Oly!

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NZ Scott
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Samsung gets it right - look here, Oly!
Jun 18, 2013

Hey kids,

After the disappointment with the E-M5 and E-P5 I started to wonder if Olympus would ever design a camera with decent ergonomics. Hopefully Oly will take a look at Samsung's new Galaxy NX mirrorless camera, which has nailed some of the layout features the E-M5 should have had, namely:

- EFV placed towards the left

- Built-in flash (yes, it can be done Oly, even when there's an EVF) with additional hotshoe

- A nice, deep grip with (presumably) a large battery inside while retaining a slim body

The main problem with the Samsung is that it lacks room for physical controls. However, that's because it has an enormous 4.3 inch display. Knock that puppy down to 3 inches, add some dials and buttons, and Bob's your uncle.

Oly, I promise that when you bring out a camera with this layout (and 5-way IBIS) then I will, at last, upgrade my E-P3.

More info here:

http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/hot-first-images-of-the-samsung-galaxy-nx-mirrorless-system-camera/

Yours in advance of being flamed,

S

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NZ Scott wrote:

Hey kids,

After the disappointment with the E-M5 and E-P5 I started to wonder if Olympus would ever design a camera with decent ergonomics. Hopefully Oly will take a look at Samsung's new Galaxy NX mirrorless camera, which has nailed some of the layout features the E-M5 should have had, namely:

- EFV placed towards the left

- Built-in flash (yes, it can be done Oly, even when there's an EVF) with additional hotshoe

- A nice, deep grip with (presumably) a large battery inside while retaining a slim body

The main problem with the Samsung is that it lacks room for physical controls. However, that's because it has an enormous 4.3 inch display. Knock that puppy down to 3 inches, add some dials and buttons, and Bob's your uncle.

Oly, I promise that when you bring out a camera with this layout (and 5-way IBIS) then I will, at last, upgrade my E-P3.

More info here:

http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/hot-first-images-of-the-samsung-galaxy-nx-mirrorless-system-camera/

Yours in advance of being flamed,

S

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That is one ugly camera, Scott.

...just saying...

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I agree, that's one ugly machine. But everyone is different and given the popularity of the OMD the design is clearly a winner. Each to their own.

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Ugly and the screen is fixed? Not interested.

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NZ Scott wrote:

Hey kids,

After the disappointment with the E-M5 and E-P5 I started to wonder if Olympus would ever design a camera with decent ergonomics. Hopefully Oly will take a look at Samsung's new Galaxy NX mirrorless camera, which has nailed some of the layout features the E-M5 should have had, namely:

- EFV placed towards the left

That's OK if you shoot with your right eye, I use my left eye and the placement of the EVF on the EM-5 (not E-M5) means my nose doesn't touch the LCD.

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For ergonomics, and access to control buttons, nothing in mirrorless can beat G5. It has a nice grip, EVF and as much as 5 buttons.

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Lawrence W wrote:

For ergonomics, and access to control buttons, nothing in mirrorless can beat G5. It has a nice grip, EVF and as much as 5 buttons.

But it's built and looks like it came from Toys R Us.

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NZ Scott wrote:

Hey kids,

After the disappointment with the E-M5 and E-P5 I started to wonder if Olympus would ever design a camera with decent ergonomics. Hopefully Oly will take a look at Samsung's new Galaxy NX mirrorless camera, which has nailed some of the layout features the E-M5 should have had, namely:

- EFV placed towards the left

At least they spell it correctly

- Built-in flash (yes, it can be done Oly, even when there's an EVF) with additional hotshoe

- A nice, deep grip with (presumably) a large battery inside while retaining a slim body

The main problem with the Samsung is that it lacks room for physical controls. However, that's because it has an enormous 4.3 inch display. Knock that puppy down to 3 inches, add some dials and buttons, and Bob's your uncle.

Oly, I promise that when you bring out a camera with this layout (and 5-way IBIS) then I will, at last, upgrade my E-P3.

More info here:

http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/hot-first-images-of-the-samsung-galaxy-nx-mirrorless-system-camera/

Yours in advance of being flamed,

S

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JCB123 wrote:

NZ Scott wrote:

Hey kids,

After the disappointment with the E-M5 and E-P5 I started to wonder if Olympus would ever design a camera with decent ergonomics. Hopefully Oly will take a look at Samsung's new Galaxy NX mirrorless camera, which has nailed some of the layout features the E-M5 should have had, namely:

- EFV placed towards the left

At least they spell it correctly

Maybe Scott likes to call it an Electronic Finder View.

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PAUL TILL wrote:

That's OK if you shoot with your right eye, I use my left eye and the placement of the EVF on the EM-5 (not E-M5) means my nose doesn't touch the LCD.

No it just smashes into your hand/buttons instead.  Using my left eye I lose nothing shooting a Nex7 (hand and controls are far to the right), but with my right eye there is a lot to gain.

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Hopefully Oly will take a look at Samsung's new Galaxy NX mirrorless camera,

Or any (all?) of the G/GH series.

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Chez Wimpy wrote:

PAUL TILL wrote:

That's OK if you shoot with your right eye, I use my left eye and the placement of the EVF on the EM-5 (not E-M5) means my nose doesn't touch the LCD.

No it just smashes into your hand/buttons instead. Using my left eye I lose nothing shooting a Nex7 (hand and controls are far to the right), but with my right eye there is a lot to gain.

I can't help it if you've a very large nose.

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Chez Wimpy wrote:

NZ Scott wrote:

Hopefully Oly will take a look at Samsung's new Galaxy NX mirrorless camera,

Or any (all?) of the G/GH series.

Yes, I agree - but unfortunately they don't have the 5-way image stabilisers.

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JCB123 wrote:

NZ Scott wrote:

Hey kids,

After the disappointment with the E-M5 and E-P5 I started to wonder if Olympus would ever design a camera with decent ergonomics. Hopefully Oly will take a look at Samsung's new Galaxy NX mirrorless camera, which has nailed some of the layout features the E-M5 should have had, namely:

- EFV placed towards the left

At least they spell it correctly

Maybe Scott likes to call it an Electronic Finder View.

Are you children serious? This is your contribution to the discussion?

Sheesh.

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In reply to NZ Scott, Jun 18, 2013

Ergonomics is a very subjective matter. My EM-5 has great ergonomics (without the additional grip) and doesn't lack external controls. Additionaly the OM-D i a very handsome camera. So, following your lead, I could as well say - Olympus gets it right - look here Samsung.

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PAUL TILL wrote:

That's OK if you shoot with your right eye, I use my left eye and the placement of the EVF on the EM-5 (not E-M5) means my nose doesn't touch the LCD.

I'm not familiar with the EM-5.  What is it?  I am very familiar with the E-M5 however.

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PAUL TILL wrote:

NZ Scott wrote:

Hey kids,

After the disappointment with the E-M5 and E-P5 I started to wonder if Olympus would ever design a camera with decent ergonomics. Hopefully Oly will take a look at Samsung's new Galaxy NX mirrorless camera, which has nailed some of the layout features the E-M5 should have had, namely:

- EFV placed towards the left

That's OK if you shoot with your right eye, I use my left eye and the placement of the EVF on the EM-5 (not E-M5) means my nose doesn't touch the LCD.

Actually, it's E-M5. Sorry, couldn't help

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I dont see an articulated screen.....

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PAUL TILL wrote:

NZ Scott wrote:

Hey kids,

After the disappointment with the E-M5 and E-P5 I started to wonder if Olympus would ever design a camera with decent ergonomics. Hopefully Oly will take a look at Samsung's new Galaxy NX mirrorless camera, which has nailed some of the layout features the E-M5 should have had, namely:

- EFV placed towards the left

That's OK if you shoot with your right eye, I use my left eye and the placement of the EVF on the EM-5 (not E-M5) means my nose doesn't touch the LCD.

So you prefer your nose to be pushing the buttons down the side of the LCD? I'd not like your nose is going to scratch the thing.

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In reply to Dheorl, Jun 18, 2013

Olease Olympus do not make such a ugly camera.

I really like the style of the O-MD.

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