dp2 Quattro ergonomic study using a mockup

Started Feb 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
MOD Kendall Helmstetter Gelner Forum Pro • Posts: 20,072
Re: dp2 Quattro ergonomic study using a mockup

Erik Magnuson wrote:

1) A battery that large would have made the current DP-M body thicker.

Including lens and grip the dp2 Quattro is 22mm thicker than the DP2M.

That doesn't mean anything though.  Look at the current DP-M design, no way that new battery is going in that same body without the body getting thicker and the thing being quite a chunk.  Yes the overall design of the new body is in theory thicker, but that's only because of all the angles and the longer lens housing.  In reality the actual body of the new camera is thinner.

Personally I think the new body is much nicer than if they had just blown out the back of the current DP camera, which would have been the lazy design choice.

Relocating the processing electronics (noise or heat) from between LCD and sensor is about the only reason that makes much sense for the thin but wide body.

I do think that's the main reason, but they also needed somewhere to put a fairly large battery and there's no room in the old body.

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