Received my RX100 - realise Canon's Strengths.

Started Oct 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP peterharvey Contributing Member • Posts: 920
Re: Received my RX100 - realise Canon's Strengths.

If a HDMI cable is plugged into the base of the RX100, how can we mount the RX100 on a tripod simultaneously? Furthermore, how can we even place the RX100 on a table top with the HDMI cable inserted? Lie it face down on its lens? Or lie it on its back and have the LCD scratched with pressure on the rear controls?

Indeed, the RX100's HDMI output socket placement immediately aft and adjacent to the tripod mount at the base of the camera is probably the best evidence that design ergonomics was not the RX100's primary consideration. It's not just nit picking, and lack of familiarity to a new camera. The RX100 performs better than its ergonomics. Ideally, both the USB and HDMI sockets should be placed on the left hand side of the camera, beneath a sturdy and durable flap.

Even Canon likes to place the USB socket on the right hand side on the grip, because the battery is normally inside the right hand side grip itself, but in an ideal world, it would be better to place on the left hand side. Nevermind too much, because these are only very very small points...

HDMI output socket immediately adjacent to tripod mount.

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