Now I know where Sony got the idea!

OzRay

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Ray
 

Brian Mosley

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That's a he'll of a lens... I may have to buy another if the E-3 replacement is a step up from the Pen sensor IQ.

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Brian
 

squeegee

Mu-43 Veteran
I was actually looking at that as a cheaper alternative to the Panasonic 7mm...

luckily I've talked myself out of it.
 

landshark

Mu-43 Veteran
I think this is where the shape is coming from
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kwaphoto

Mu-43 Regular
Wow...they sure make some UGLY cameras. It's obvious by the post above that this is a trend...some designer(s) need to hang it up and retire already. Wow, those things are to cameras what the AMC Pacer was to cars!!!
 

Brian Mosley

Administrator Emeritus
I actually think Sony did a good thing with the Sony R1 (I've still got mine) - they weren't going for super small with that design, and it works ergonomically.

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bilzmale

Mu-43 All-Pro
Olympus produced some similar shaped film and early digital cams too. Think C2100UZ or the E-10 and E-20.
 

mauve

Mu-43 All-Pro
Olympus produced some similar shaped film and early digital cams too. Think C2100UZ or the E-10 and E-20.
This design can be traced back in the film age to the olympus AZ300. My parents had one when I was a teenager. Made decent pictures, but never liked the form factor (and the button activated zoom was awfully slow to operate).

When you think about it, Olympus single handedly created an impressive number of successful camera designs throughout camera history, that have since been copied by virtually every other brand.
 

squeegee

Mu-43 Veteran
I think the original post was more satire... but since everyone seems to be sony bashing right now. I'll offer 2 other cameras and their companies everyone can bash on for having cameras that look and style the same :

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At least Nikon had the common sense to label the Left and Right micrphones so the sound waves know which side to enter from.
 

OzRay

Mu-43 Hall of Famer
Yeah, my post was tongue in cheek. I was doing some shots with the 7-14mm attached to the Pen 2 when for some reason the NEX image popped into my head. :biggrin:

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Ray
 
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