11-05-2013, 04:02 AM
Quote: I can already feel (just by looking at the controls) the weird redundancy of the PASM-dial together with the shutter speed dial. What will happen if the dial is at a fixed shutter speed, but you set aperture priority?
Yes, that looks weird.
Presumably, if you want A-priority, you need to set the mode dial to A, the shutter speed dial to 1/3 step, then set the aperture by the comand dial; if you want S-priority, you need to set the mode dial to S, then set the shutter value by the shutter speed dial (then no 1/3EV step?); if you want M, then you need to set the mode dial to M, then set the shutter speed by the shutter speed dial (no 1/3 EV step again?), and the aperture by the command dial; if you want the P mode, then set the mode dial to P, and set the shutter speed dial to 1/3 step. That looks pretty comlicated, at least for A and P modes.I don't thin it is a smart design (for the model dial and the shutter speed dial).
It looks to me like a strange camera (unsuccessful combination of retro and modern), given the information available so far.
Edit: Just read from dpreview that the shutter release dial is "optional". My understanding is that if you set it to
1/3 step, then you can simply use the model dial to choose P\A\S\M and then use the two comand dials to set apertures/shutter just like with a normal dslr.