Mode Dial why ?

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Mode Dial why ?
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Can anyone explain to me why the Z cameras have this huge design flaw ?

Is it somehow inherent to a mirrorless design ?

Does it have some usefulness which has completely passed me by ?

I have had Nikon DSLRs since D200 and quite early on they had memory banks where you could store 4 sets of user settings. I have always found those functional.

The new dial means M, A, S and P are totally useless to me as I have no idea what little bombshells might be hiding in their current settings. But if I am using U1 which I have set up, I can't change the mode (to A for example), and if I make some adjustments for the current shoot (such as aperture and shutter speed) they are immediately reset if I switch the camera off for a break (or as one should do to change lenses).

I am guessing that this approach is copied off some other manufacturer with a poorer record of camera interface design, but maybe someone can suggest a more positive explanation.

At least the focus points revert to the User stored position which goes a tiny way as a workaround for the lack of a means of locking the focus points.

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