Author Topic: Cameras and the problems of miniaturisation  (Read 2109 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Cameras and the problems of miniaturisation
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2018, 03:44:51 pm »
I don't think screens suit the presbyopic and I like using a viewfinder, something my ancient Canon IXUS 70 possesses.

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Re: Cameras and the problems of miniaturisation
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2018, 04:12:56 pm »
I don't think screens suit the presbyopic and I like using a viewfinder, something my ancient Canon IXUS 70 possesses.

How does the view finder compare with the actual image captured?

hellymedic

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Re: Cameras and the problems of miniaturisation
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2018, 07:40:45 pm »
Fairly well, so long as you don't get your fingers or anything else in front of the lens.

IXUS has zoom for optical viewfinder and multizone focussing.

I suppose Error 18 was its downfall but if you escape that it's a nice camera.

They're cheap as chips secondhand.

Re: Cameras and the problems of miniaturisation
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2018, 10:59:57 am »
Put a Leica M10-D on my Christmas wishlist. very little chance of getting one though.
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Re: Cameras and the problems of miniaturisation
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2019, 04:00:43 pm »
Here's an interesting thing. The DJI Osmo looks incredibly secure in the hand.

https://www.stuff.tv/dji/osmo/review

I've often thought the critical dimension of a camera is its height: ideally, a camera needs to be tall enough to get all four fingers round the grip for it to feel secure. If this means the camera ends up taller than it is wide, so be it.

The Osmo takes this principle to its logical conclusion. This thing is a handle with a camera on top. It's 80% grip. You have to supply your own screen, and it is made for video rather than stills, but it's interesting that the designers seem to have taken the user (and in particular the user's hand) as their starting point.

And here's the miniature version, the Osmo Pocket.

https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/dji-osmo-pocket