Maybe it’s just me, but have you noticed? Phones these days no longer carry the camera shutter button. Question is why? There was a time I owned the Nokia N8. This phone literally turned me into a camera freak, not only was the camera excellent (as at then), the flash and every other good thing about mobile photography was built around this device. To cap it all off, it had a shutter button.
You press it to launch the camera. Press it halfway down to focus on a subject, then click to capture image. There. Perfect. The reason why manufacturers omit this button these days is still beyond my understanding. Is it to save space, or was it removed to achieve more slimmer designs, or am I getting old school? 🙂
In this world of smartphones, any device markerted as having a ‘great camera’ should have a shutter button. We can suggest it should be compulsory for devices with 13 MP sensors upwards.
The usefulness of the camera shutter button cannot be overstated. Especially when positioned at the perfect spot – that lower right hand side of a phone. (See picture above) I know some nerds in the house will start telling me, “A software may or can replace the shutter button”, or “Install so – so app and use it to configure volume buttons to work as camera shutter button.
A saying goes, “If e no be Panadol, e no fit be like Panadol”. These meagre solutions takes away the true experience of having that button around. Those that have used it (at sometime in the past or presently) would catch my drift and understand my concerns.
What say you? Are my complains unnecessary? Your thoughts.