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Old 16-02-2018, 12:10 PM   #1
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most user-friendly camera brand?

canon?
worst is ?
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Old 16-02-2018, 07:11 PM   #2
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I'd personally go with Canon being most user-friendly if you're talking entry level cameras. Their newer cameras have a simplified UI and generally speaking ergonomics are not too bad even on their mirrorless lineup. Menu system is navigable enough.

Nikon isn't far behind. With a little knowledge of basic camera functions you should be able to use their cameras well. Similar to Canon, their entry level cameras have a visual UI available. Menu system is neatly sorted.

Sony makes good cameras, but UI wise I'd say it's probably one of the least user-friendly ones. Owing to the myriad of customisations and features on their cameras, the menu system is rather extensive and is many many pages long even on cameras like the RX100. Not the best to navigate and find your settings, but once you use it enough it's easy enough. Just don't expect to be able to use it from the get-go. Ergonomics are good for people with small hands (except maybe the A9).

I can't speak for the rest of the brands (olympus, panasonic etc.) as I have not used their systems extensively.

*Also some cameras do not have touchscreen (if that's important to you). Do a little research before you buy.
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Old 16-02-2018, 10:10 PM   #3
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Really depends on personal taste. Best to go down and try.

For DSLR for example, one brand may have better ergonomics for you but you might not like the menu system, but for others it's the opposite on the exact same camera.
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Old 16-02-2018, 11:17 PM   #4
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I feel

Fuji > Olympus > Canon > Panasonic

Worst is Sony damn hard to understands the menu
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I feel Nikon is pretty good too. Personally
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Old 18-02-2018, 08:58 PM   #6
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Am using a Canon G7x. Loves the Canon app which allows me to have the photos in the G7x to have them wirelessly transferred to my iPad or iPhone.
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Old 19-02-2018, 10:43 AM   #7
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Am using a Canon G7x. Loves the Canon app which allows me to have the photos in the G7x to have them wirelessly transferred to my iPad or iPhone.

Think most new camera allow you to link the camera with smartphone.
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Old 02-03-2018, 03:51 PM   #8
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prefer Nikon. rather user friendly too IMO
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Old 02-03-2018, 04:44 PM   #9
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Canon for me for DSLR....
Fujifilm for me for DSLM....
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Old 02-03-2018, 10:18 PM   #10
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Canon/Pany for me

Sony and Oly not to my liking...
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Old 17-03-2018, 10:52 PM   #12
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I prefer canon, affordable, decent photo quality n most importantly is MIJ

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Old 25-03-2018, 04:09 PM   #13
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Given that many of us are so used to smartphones, I think there are at least three features sometimes overlooked that make a camera "user friendly".

The first is a touch screen. Being able to tap on the screen to focus or access your menu definitely makes the camera easier and more fun to use. The second is a touch screen that can flip or articulate to allow you to take high or low shots; better yet if the screen can orientate to the front for selfies.

In this regard, Sony is a disappointment. It's 2018 and it's entry to mid level mirrorless cameras (a6000, a6300) still do not have touch screens! Only its much more expensive a6500 has I think. And none of them have screens that orientate to the face the front for selfies.

The third is Bluetooth/wifi connectivity to transfer photos to your smartphone so that you can share them on WhatsApp /Facebook etc immediately. This is a critical deal breaker feature. Fortunately, most compact /mirrorless cameras now support this but do confirm before buying.

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Old 09-05-2018, 06:53 AM   #14
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Olympus. After using em10 mk3 and playing with Fuji cameras, Fuji really not user intuitive. Plus Fuji high end camers are cluttered with dials and buttons.
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Old 09-05-2018, 05:26 PM   #15
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Olympus. After using em10 mk3 and playing with Fuji cameras, Fuji really not user intuitive. Plus Fuji high end camers are cluttered with dials and buttons.
Yah I also agree that Olympus interface is quite easy to navigate and understand.
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