Blogger Ming Thein: GH3 a "consumer appliance"

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
amtberg Veteran Member • Posts: 6,127
Re: Blogger Ming Thein: GH3 a "consumer appliance"

danijel973 wrote:

amtberg wrote:
Agreed.  When a reviewer starts off by saying that he didn't really try out the camera fully because he was just turned off by the "feel" of it ... you can pretty much disregard what follows.

Maybe, but buying such a camera without an added degree of caution would be... unwise.

For instance, I tried NEX 6 quickly yesterday, in low light. Honestly, I expected better ergonomics and speed, but the EVF is twitchy, AF was slow and everything was as tiny and crowded as on my E-PL1. The user experience of all those EVIL cameras is far behind any SLR, and it's a big problem. If a camera feels fiddly, if it doesn't fit like a glove, it is going to annoy you and interfere with your photographic experience as a whole. Yes, the images matter but the way a camera handles while you think about framing, about background and about the exact point of focus is equally important. If the camera annoys you, there's only so much that you're going to take before you throw the damn thing away.

I agree that ergonomics is important, but I've not seen anyone OTHER than Ming do anything but heap praise on the GH3's ergonomics.  In fact I'd say that the GH3 has the best ergonomics of any EVIL camera out there, and not by a small margin.  That's why I find his review so bizarre.

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