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In general I found the controls straightforward, but with some confusing and modal aspects. The rotating dial works well for aperture, and the exposure compensation and other functions are readily accessed.
Some auditory feedback would have been nice for setting the aperture (perhaps a mild sound if the min or max aperture were reached).
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I didn’t much care for the auto + manual focus operation:
- Press the shutter half-way to autofocus— the camera enters a magnified view— so far so good.
- Release the shutter in order to cause the camera to show the whole image, to frame the composition.
- Press the shutter to take the picture. But wait! The camera refocuses— making the whole exercise pointless. The alternative, setting the camera to not zoom in for manual focus, is not useful.
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