This has to be said...
I've been considering the latest designs in M4thirds and SLR designs on the Photo Rumors pages from the likes of Pentax, Sony etc and I have to say that in my view, ALL of them look both hard to use and ugly. NONE of them look to be designed as something easy to use, and while they may appeal to readers of a modern architecture magazine they all look like a small flat slab with a round lens stuck on the end. Hand grips? Nah. Easy to read and large displays? Doesn't look like it to me. Dials and controls large enough to be easy to use? Maybe. If I just take a quick look st my Nikon dSLR bodies, heck, even at my 35 year old Nikkormat, then the picture (sorry about the pun), is very different.
Then there are those bright almost neon color "special editions"... Look the other way while I vomit. Ok now... I concede that maybe they are designed for particular markets or are target purchases for those who want a camera that matches this morning's shirt, but PLEASE - for photographers?
I did some product shots last week (was the first time on my own doing that) and they turned out quite good.Was complimented on the pictures I presented yesterday and I know one shot is slated for nationwide distribution on a brochure for the organization. I used film AND my D7000 --- the point is could I have even thought of doing this on an M4thirds camera... That's a rhetorical question I know the answer... or am I just too old and cynical?