Re: [OM] OT: the Nykon "compact" won the competition -- a re-think

Subject: Re: [OM] OT: the Nykon "compact" won the competition -- a re-think
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2010 16:56:42 -0700
On 11/5/2010 4:02 PM, Bill Pearce wrote:
> Then either don't bother or change the design. What they are saying with what 
> they have is, "We understand that a few of you more sophisticated 
> photographers want the advantages of the optical finder, but we know that 
> once we get you to buy the camera, most of you will just used the thing on 
> the back like the mindless automotons that you are and keep it, so we make 
> more money anyway."

Well, I guess I'm not on your list of sophisticated photographers, but am on 
the list of mindless automatons.

As far as I am concerned, I would much prefer it if my G11 had no optical 
finder at all, and was thus smaller, lighter 
and had been less expensive.

A bigger, heavier and more expensive finder with better optical quality and 
close to full coverage would be even worse, 
from my point of view.

I quite like using the LCD and have yet to find a situation where the 
articulation didn't allow me to see it in bright 
light well enough to get the shot. Would I like an SLR quality viewfinder? 
Sure, but that's not possible within the 
other constraints that make it a camera I really like. By the time they added a 
view finder you would approve of, the 
camera would be big, heavy and expensive enough that I might as well simply get 
an E-620 or a Sony SLT A55 and get a 
larger sensor.

Contrarian Moose
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