Saturday Feb 29, 2020

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Will There

Ever Be a

Super-Simple Digital Camera?

. I keep kvetching about the absurd complexity of dedicated cameras these days, something I certainly was thinking…
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By Michael Johnston
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. I keep kvetching about the absurd complexity of dedicated cameras these days, something I certainly was thinking about as I was parsing the Fuji X-T4 and comparing it mentally to my X-t1. On the left side of the viewfinder window (where the shutter speeds or apertures used to be on old SLRs) is an elongated histogram that responds to changes of the shooting controls.

Instead of a camera that will do anything, that for everyone and for any purpose, it would simply be intended to get completely out of the way so a photographer can see the world through it without distractions, and take pictures, at normal angles of view, one at a time. Although most camera makers would be technically competent to create such a thing, it would be so radical in the context of their corporate cultures….

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