I guess it comes down to folks who want to keep the camera on vs those who want to conserve the battery. I want to keep it on (and carry extra batteries). As such a two-handed activation is not a bother in the slightest.The Olympus is always a point of contention. Many folks complain about the left should on/off switch. They never bothered my, but I do find around the shutter button to be the quickest to use for a spontaneous photo op.