Am I the only one who doesn’t care about touch screens? I have a MacBook that I love. It has a fantastic track pad and a responsive keyboard. I don’t want dirty finger marks on my retina screen… I don’t need a touch screen and I don’t want one. But, it seems that all the critics rant about the wonders and the absolute necessity of a touch screen. Windows 10 is designed for it. I have Windows 10 and never use a touch function.
My camera has a joystick to move the focus point. I use the EVF almost exclusively and not the 3″ screen on the back of the camera. I don’t need and don’t want to use a touch screen. I don’t want dirty finger marks all over the screen. No matter what protection is applied to the screen, it will always eventually wear off and the finger marks will show.
I do understand that videographers like to use the touch screen to move the focus point while filming. Despite this, I’ve never seen a professional cameraman take his eye away from the viewfinder to touch a screen and move the focus point. So, I’m assuming this is a feature for amateur and pro-am videographers.
Critics harp on and on about cameras that don’t have touch screens. Sony has stated that it doesn’t consider this a feature for professionals. Except I keep reading reviews of cameras that says thing like “It’s a great camera but ultimately a disappointment because it doesn’t have a touch screen”. Oh, please. Give me a break!
I read in a forum on DPReview that a survey said that most readers don’t want a touch screen. I’d really like to know, is it that important to you?