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What feature on you camera could you do without?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Ian_Holmes, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Ian_Holmes

    Ian_Holmes Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 27, 2010
    There's so many bells and whistles on these things that there has to be features we won't or don't want to use. What are yours?
    Personally I think I could do without the HD video. I've already got a very nice Canon Vixia HD video camera that serves me very well so the E-P2's video feature is very unlikely to get used in my case.
  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Light meter...I hate light meters....never used them exceptin' these digicams....
  3. Bokeh Diem

    Bokeh Diem Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 14, 2010
    Price tags... I hate price tags... never liked 'em especially on these damn digicams.

    Bokeh Diem
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    The rotating ring/dial on the E-P2 - too easy to move accidentally with my big mitts.
  5. hohoho

    hohoho Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 24, 2010
    Flash (on the G1). Intelligent use of flash (bounce, etc) can be a good thing. Little flashguns like this produce results that look like shi -- sorry, this is a family forum. Let me put it as politely as I can: they produce results that do not appeal to me in the slightest. So I never use them. But then in parties and so on people correctly guess that a flash lurks under the bulge, and want photos with flash, which I hate but feel compelled to use. And then I have to send them the damn photos which I hate just as I had expected.

    Now, if this were instead a question about computers, I'd say "Windows". Those who want it are welcome to it. I don't understand why the fruitcake it is that when I want a notebook computer my choices are limited to (a) Mac OS X, (b) a netbook with Ubuntu, (c) a very expensive ("corporate") laptop with Fedora or whatever, and (d) Windows. Yes, people want and even need Windows. But people also want and even need baby seats in their cars. Yet when I buy a car I'm not forced to pay an extra so many hundred bucks for a baby seat for the baby that I don't have. (Sorry for the off-topic rant, but just last night I paid a pile of my own money for a notebook and Windows that I shall delete.)

    Now that I've worked myself into a froth of fury I think I'll take a big old flashgun around to the entrance to the Microsoft office (a very small detour on my way to work) and stick it to the Man by flashing the suits as they come out of the building. Grrr!
  6. squeegee

    squeegee Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    oh I've been wanting to rant about this for a while... I can't resist the invitation. I have an E-P1.

    1) All the scene and art modes... nuke them all, you can do it all on a computer after anyways. Heck, nuke the Auto too and just leave the P which is almost identical to auto...

    2) multiple image sizes... everyone can crop on a computer anyways. Just give RAW + Large super fine... memory cards are so dirt cheap there's no reason to use anything else.

    3) all image editing options "in camera"

    4) The ability to "print" from the camera.

    5) The ability to display to a TV from the camera.

    okay I better stop before I get in real trouble... :rolleyes: 
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  7. hohoho

    hohoho Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 24, 2010
    Hell no. Let's stick it to the man. Any man. Well, any man wearing a suit.
  8. ajramirez

    ajramirez Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 16, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    It's probably easier to list what I believe the camera should have, and exclude the rest. As I mentioned in another thread, I would appreciate alternative firmware for my E-P1 that would allow the following:

    1. Controls for aperture, shutter speed, WB, single-shot or continuous AF, ISO
    2. Manual, program, and aperture priority shooting modes
    3. Full size RAW only
    4. IBIS

    I may be missing a few features, but I believe everything else can be deleted. I do not need, or want, in-camera noise reduction, picture modes, saturation, sharpening, video (and audio), art filters, etc.

    If I could add one feature to the camera, it would be an integrated OVF or EVF.

    Throw in a few fast, high quality primes, and I would be all set.


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  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Get that damn lightmeter out of my camera...
  10. sabesh

    sabesh Mu-43 Veteran

    The more features and options, the better. They all come in useful one time or another.
  11. hohoho

    hohoho Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 24, 2010
    A camera with lots of features. Don't miss the awestruck comments that follow the picture of it.
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