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The Sony NEX control dial requires almost zero effort to be twiddled, and thus continually switched ISO without me being aware of it.
The same is true of exposure compensation: the camera changes settings seemingly on its own (feather light dials), and so one has to pay attention constantly. It is a poor design for serioius shooting and has ruined quite a few photos in usage scenarios where one can’t be watching such things; I like to set the camera and shoot it, concentrating on composition, not on camera behavior.
Initially (until I learned the fix, see below), I had to re-shoot many times. I don’t RTFCM* with cameras; a well designed camera should never need reading a manual for any kind of normal operation.
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