nex-7 control wheels disappointing

Started May 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
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barri Contributing Member • Posts: 865
nex-7 control wheels disappointing

While I mostly like the Nex7, I found the thumb control wheels a bit disappointing.

When I turn the wheel by 5 clicks, I expect the setting to change by 5 positions. But if you turn these wheels fast, this won't happen. It will change by 2 or 3 positions. As a results, you can't turn these wheels blindly, you always need to look what setting you ended up with.

Such issues didn't exist on previous sony DSLRs, like my A900.

It seems like Sony should have tested the Nex7 some more, by real photographers. And from what I read, the A77 wheels seem flawed, too...

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Canon PowerShot S90 Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G Sony 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
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