Why are there no cameras with viewfinder on the right?

Started Oct 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Dennis Forum Pro • Posts: 17,990
Re: Why are there no cameras with viewfinder on the right?

Mattoid wrote:

Lazy ignorant designers. If it works well for them it must work for everyone else right? They either ignorant to know about how common and significant left eye dominance is. Or they know and don't care.

Apparently one third of all people are left eye dominant so I actually see only catering for right eyed people as prejudiced.

Assuming there's any truth to that, how would you design a camera with the viewfinder on the right so that it doesn't get in the way of the right handed controls and so there's room for both your hand and your face ?  Or would you move the controls to the left, making the camera ideal only for left-handed, left-eyed shooters ?

Then when you add to the R&D and manufacturing and distribution costs, never mind worry about fighting for shelf space in retail outlets, all to see the same number of cameras, can it really be viewed as ignorant or lazy ?

- Dennis

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