13 things camera makers did WRONG!

The Olympus Pen-F, Canon EOS m100 and Nikon D7200
(Image credit: Future)

We're not generally a negative bunch at Digital Camera World, nor do we take pleasure in bringing down camera manufacturers. That said, sometimes camera makers really do the strangest things, and we thought we'd look back at some of the things that they've done wrong over the years to try and make sense of the curious decisions.

The best cameras for photography come and go, and we can accept that, but it's often baffling when a genuinely good, reasonably priced and seemingly popular camera gets discontinued. Here, we've taken a trip down memory lane to pull out the things that camera makers have got – in our opinion – wrong. 

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com