I'm trying to track the hundreds of new product announcements at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. And while there's always innovations in technical functionality, it's hard to spot a direct ergonomic improvement.
But here's a couple of exceptions to that rule:
- The Samsung HMX-R10 video camera(pictured above). A CNET previewer said that it features a "lens that's angled at 25 degrees so you can grip the camera more naturally in front of you for both photos and video--or at least that's what I'm hoping for."
- The Kodak Z980 digital SLR camera has two shutter buttons. One in the traditional top right, and the other on the side of the body for taking pictures in portrait mode ((see video below). In other words when you hold the camera sideways, you have a more accessible and natural reach to the secondary shutter button.