I wish history had seen digital camera menus develop differently

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John Miles
John Miles Veteran Member • Posts: 6,919
I wish history had seen digital camera menus develop differently

As a photographer keen on using the PASM mode settings on my cameras, if find the menu system less than optimal.

Just to put it out there for manufacturers, my dials:


SENSOR: Outer ring of dynamic range, Inner ring of number of captures in stack.

FILM: Outer ring of Normal, Vivid, Sepiar, B&W etc. etc. Inner ring of ISO

EV compensation: That most important dial positioned for optimal use with camera to eye.

I think most of the above is pretty clear, but limits would be set by some selections. For example. Set an ISO. Set a number of stacked images. And exposure times can only be so fast. But screen data can display such limits, as part of camera control; as 'metering' advice.

Other examples:

Set mode to shutter priority, exposure to 1/8. Set stack to 4. Camera takes four 1/64 images and processes them together.

Set Aperture Priority. Set stack to 4. Camera computes ISO exposure limits and displays overall exposure time for the four shots in the stack.

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