getting hands on

Markus' ability to quickly generate form studies in the shop allowed us to quickly zero in on ergonomic concepts.  We knew right from the beginning that the absence of a viewfinder on the camera would require a new ergonomic approach - one that would allow dynamic positioning of the camera body without sacrificing stability and comfort as well as visibility of the screen.   Finding the right solution wasn't easy, and took many iterations.  Early on, I was a big advocate for a "toggle" solution, where half of the camera body would swivel like a light switch to adapt to different viewing angles.  Markus favored a baked-in angle to the body shape.  In the end, a hybrid of the two was the ultimate solution:  a baked-in body angle that incorporates a novel "kick" action on the screen to quickly toggle between angled and perpendicular screen orientations.