Camera back buttons lock

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Camera back buttons lock
« on: 16 / July / 2008, 07:17:59 »
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Hi,

Would it be possible to implement some kind of lock mechanism for the buttons on the back side of the camera?

Something like mobile phones have, when you press 2 specific keys and all the buttons get disabled.

I sometime use my A720IS with just one hand wearing glove, and it often happens that I unintentionally press one of the buttons on the back side of the camera, resulting in ... turning flash on, switching to macro mode, going to alt mode, etc.

But all I need is just shutter button and zoom, everything else I can preset before.

It would be nice if I could lock/unlock all the buttons by pressing direct print btn+delete btn together for example (or anything else, best if it would be possible to lock/unlock it by one hand as well). Maybe this feature could be useful for others as well if they want to use the camera in some "difficult" situations.

Thanks,
Michal

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Re: Camera back buttons lock
« Reply #1 on: 16 / July / 2008, 07:50:35 »
you could use a workaround like this: use a script. set alt-mode to a button not on the backside (dont know if your camera has one of these, on my s3is i have several). and then in script take a photo when you press a certain key.

Re: Camera back buttons lock
« Reply #2 on: 16 / July / 2008, 09:39:19 »
Thanks for the idea, I will try that. Unfortunately all the buttons are on the back of the camera (right side, middle/bottom, easy to hit with my thumb when holding the camera) except the on/off and shutter buttons. But I can try one of the disp/menu buttons for this (these are relatively safe - lowest).

 

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