Warning: A3000 emits a fake shutter sound that can't be disabled

Started Sep 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
GaryW Veteran Member • Posts: 8,705
Re: Facts about the NEX 3n shutter sound

tomtom50 wrote:...

Sony builds good equipment, but I don't get the feeling many of their engineers are photographers. The NEX interface is awful compared to my EOS-m.

As I recall from the early days of the Nex, the interface wasn't designed by the photographic team, but by the cellphone people, Sony-Erickson.  I guess they felt that they'd have a lot of beginners and amateurs getting into the system and wanted to be sure that it was easy-to-use for them.  It does have a pretty look, kind of like comparing a windowed OS to a command-line OS.  Some things still are more efficient using the command line, but on the computer, I can choose which way I want to work.  On the Nex, I can add the most-used functions to the fn or other keys, or I can dive into the menu.  I dunno, if I were going to redesign it, the main things I'd do is try to split up the massive "setup" menu into a couple of separate categories and make better use of the dials.

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