If you’ve ever been shooting on the fly and wanted to quickly switch over to video mode from photo, then you know that activating (or even finding) the video button can sometimes be somewhat of a challenge.
One guy who has TONS of experience shooting photos and videos is MC Contributor and Hybrid Photography Pioneer Will Crockett, and he may have just the solution you’re looking for.
Some cameras have their video record buttons recessed a bit into the camera body to prevent you from accidentally hitting it. That also makes it hard to find sometimes when you really DO want to hit it! So I found these cool little squishy peel and stick buttons that fit right on top of any push button on your camera so you can easily feel where it’s hiding at. Works like a dream.
They are called ProDots and I think they are terrific. (Read article on DiscoverMirrorless.com)
My 2 Cents
I realize that camera companies are just trying to make it harder to accidentally push the video button on your camera, but man oh man, I think they go overboard sometimes. I mean, some of these things are so hard to engage that it’s like trying to open a child protection cap on a bottle. This can be pretty frustrating when something extraordinary is happening right in front of you and you’re trying to roll video in a hurry to capture a once in a lifetime shot. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to press and then re-press the video record button because it didn’t engage the first time around, so I personally started using ProDots about 6 weeks ago and they work like a charm.