Olympus OM-D E-M1 Level feature design error?

Growltiger

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I like the level feature so I can be sure I am holding the camera level. But I found I had trouble knowing instinctively which way to tilt the camera. Now I've realised why - the camera design is illogical.

If the camera is tilted to the left the bar is to the right. So if the bar is to the right you should tilt the camera to the right. i.e. the SAME way.

If the camera is aimed down, the bar is downward. So if the bar is downward you should aim the camera upward. i.e. the OPPOSITE way.

Is there any way to correct this?

Is there a way I can learn to think of it that will make it seem logical?
 

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But what about the up/down working the opposite way?
 

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It works correctly but I find its implementation very counterintuitive. Sony and Panasonic have much more intuitive levels - for my eye and brain.
 

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I'm sure if they wanted to they could probably offer an option to swap that feature "direction" much like they do with the focus ring direction...

I think my 7D was just as bad though...
 

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I found it a bit counterintuitive at first as well. I just trained my brain to tilt in the direction of the dots to straighten it out. That mental leap fixed it for me.
 

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