AMEN to that Guy.
If a photographer does use more than one camera it can sometimes mean not using one for a few weeks or even months (like me, who uses my Sony gear mostly during the months of May to Sept to shoot weddings), but rarely during the winter months.
So, I have to re-learn the darn thing each time because the interface is so complicated and un-intuitive. The flow is so foreign to actual basic use that it drives me batty.
Not to constantly laud Leica, but the interface of the S camera is one of the fastest and most intuitive I've used to date. Four large toggle surfaces surrounding the LCD each with a logical grouping of controls … and each can be programed to a specific function and accessed by a longer push of that button.
So I have mine set up with ISO top left toggle, and Exposure Compensation is bottom left toggle. Top right is image review/magnification, and WB is lower right toggle.
This is my logical flow in sequence of most used functions. The stop down button can also be programed.
The camera can sit for weeks and I can pick it up and go right to work.
this should be an optimal interface?
compared to button for everything like iso wb compensation switching for metering af and a big control for choosing program included user program you can program up to 5 complete interface for 5 different shooting situation.
leica s2 not have double wheel, for me a deal breaker. so i imagine in manual mode you must push a button to change aperture or speed, am i wrong?
personally i agree sony is complex overburdened interface with useless features.
pentax is not sony, but not even leica as far as usability and interface. is the best brand out there and if you spend 10 minutes with a 645d i'm sure you will find at home easily.