Cameras Shouldn't Be Colorful

Cameras Shouldn’t Be Colorful! (Does That Make Me Boring?)

Cameras should only come in one of two colors: black or silver. Call me a purist.

For example, the Nikon Z fc(opens in new tab) and the Fujifilm X-T5(opens in new tab) both have silver accents that give them a vintage look. The need for red, blue, or white cameras is, however, completely unnecessary.

I don’t understand why any camera manufacturer feels the need to offer a variety of color options for their cameras. Despite the fact that neither Nikon’s CoolPix B600 nor Canon’s EOS R50(opens in new tab) were necessary, they were nonetheless produced.

However, Pentax is the biggest culprit of them all: in 2012 it released the Pentax K-30 in not one, not two but nine different color options including Crystal Yellow, Crystal Green, and Crystal Orange are my three least favorite colors. Even though that happened more than ten years ago, it still hurts.

There’s a reason why the majority of mirrorless cameras and DSLRs (opens in new tab) only come in one color. If you showed up to a shoot carrying a hot pink camera, it wouldn’t exactly be the most professional appearance, and if you were looking for a travel camera, you would stand out like a sore thumb.

Another genre of photography where colored cameras fall flat is street photography. It’s a good idea to have a backup plan just in case.

I can see why some of the best cameras for kids (opens in new tab) might be colorful, but that’s only because they’re made to look more like toys than like functional photo equipment, and I’m all for introducing kids to photography at a young age.

I don’t even just dislike bright colors. The Fujifilm X-Pro 3 (opens in new tab) in Dura Silver, which appeared more like champagne gold, and the Fujifilm X-T4 (opens in new tab) in Graphite didn’t appeal to me. I might just be really dull, but I’d rather use my phone than be seen with a camera that is a rainbow of colors.

The Instax Mini 12 and Instax Square SQ1 are exceptions to the rule when it comes to instant cameras(opens in new tab). These cameras aren’t designed to be serious image-making tools – they’re fun in design, and fun to use and it’s the only time I would never buy a camera in black. They are the exception to my boring school of thought, perhaps because it is so obviously made of plastic and has a more childlike design.

I understand that people might want to personalize their cameras, but you can do that by investing in a stylish camera strap (the Peak Design Lite is a favorite and comes in three colors) or you can buy a soft silicon camera cases that come in a range of colors and patterns. At least in this way, your camera is safeguarded and you can go back to the best color if you change your mind. The only color that should be offered for cameras. Black.

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Source: digitalcameraworld

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