This might be a simple question, but I thought i'd find out what you thought. With the release of the Canon Rebel T4i on friday, we now have touch screens in the HDSLR world (yes, I remember the GH2 has one) – but I also wondered why the Canon EOS 5D Mark III which was released just 3+ short months ago didn't have it.
Is it because the technology is that new? I don't think so – the tech has been around for years.
Is it because it was decided that the 5D3 was a pro camera and the touch screen is only for consumers? (i sure don't know this one)…
so I thought i'd ask for your opinions. I know in the “what do you want in your next HDSLR?” poll, touch screen menus came in with only 1% of the total votes, so I'm really curious about your ideas here. Don't be afraid to sound off in the comments below too.
NOTE: Clarification – In the Canon Rebel T4i, the touch screen has NOT replaced any buttons or dials – so I would not expect future cameras to just have one mode – I am asking about touch screen in addition to existing functionality.
start this one about 2:14 in and see how she uses the touchscreen
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)