How To Fix An Annoying Design Flaw (Canon Powershot S120)

This happens to all of us, sooner or later: we bought new gear and there is something that’s totally wrong placed, or doesn’t really make sense, or can’t be used as supposed.

In this case the camera is the Canon Powershot S120, a well-performing, WiFi-enabled compact camera with good video capabilities. But there is a problem Casey Neistat couldn’t live with, and for a good reason: the microphones of the S120 are placed on top of the camera, where you spontaneously and normally place your fingers when holding the camera (see pic below). Result: bad sound quality since the mics are covered.

Watch Casey Neistat‘s ingenious solution to tackle the issue in the video above.

[via gizmodo]
  • ANGUS CHAN

    SAME SITUATION ON MY g16 , BUT LUCKLY THERE’S A HOTSHOE WHICH ACT LIKE THE WOODEN STICK IN THE MOVIE ,

  • Galaxy_Surfer_007

    Thought your opening was hilarious!

    Wish you had lost the irritating background music for the video, though. It interfered with watching it– and, ironically, hearing you! 🙂

    How did you manage to break not one, but three, S-series cameras?!

    I found out after watching the video! Anyone who’s willing to put their camera through such tortured fixes and upgrades likely inflicted user breakage via making other desired “improvements” in the other cameras!

    Marvel at your guts and skills in doing this! Still, there is a much easier fix for this problem! Much easier…

    It was provided by Steve Jobs himself! Years ago, with the iPhone 4 antenna issue…

    “You’re holding it wrong!” 🙂