7D - 70D - 7D2

Started Jul 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
skanter
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Sub-par user interface? Actually, an improved one!

Karl Gnter Wnsch wrote:

muckd wrote:

I would guess that keeping out flip out screens have more to do with it not being perceived as pro enough.

There you guess wrong. The infrastructure to be able to flip the screen out takes space and the frame of the LCD needs more space to be sturdy enough. This results in bad compromises in either screen size or control element placement. The Olympus designers went for a sub par LCD size and the Canon designers went for a sub par user interface. In both cases the results are not desirable unless you absolutely need the slip out screen when you may be forced to contend with the down sides of the design...

...except you are the only person on this forum who has used a 60D who has complained of this  supposed "compromise of control elements". You obviously could not adjust to an interface different from the one you were   used to, that of the 7D. You admitted, at the time you tried a 60D, to breaking your glasses on the swivel screen, a phenomena unheard of in the universe of 60D users.

BTW, it is not a "slip-out screen", but a vari-angle screen that can twist or turn in any direction, allowing practical and creative options for stills, video, live view, macro, and tripod use - that would be difficult or impossible on a fixed screen.

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