Samsung gets it right - look here, Oly!

Started Jun 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Kuppenbender Senior Member • Posts: 2,097
That's one pig-ugly camera

NZ Scott wrote:

When I started this thread I hoped it would spark a discussion about the ideal ergonomic layout of an m43 camera.

But I don't thing having the three attributes you mention (an EVF to the left, a generous grip, built-in flash and a hotshoe) are mutually exclusive to having a camera that's pleasing to the eye. I think someone could make a much better looking camera with those three features. Which makes the 'ugly camera' observation pretty irrelevant, but not because form is an unimportant factor in choosing a camera.

That said....

The placement of the EVF on the left is not important to me.

I rarely feel the need for a bigger grip.

I agree with you that having a built-in flash and a hotshoe is very useful. Close to (but not quite) a deal breaker for me.

Fortunately there's a drop-dead gorgeous camera that ticks all the right boxes for me - the GX1.

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