There are hundreds of digital cameras to choose from and each has its own unique “feel.” Before buying, make sure a camera feels right in your hands.
When holding a digital camera, it should be well-balanced. Buttons and dials should be easy to access and well-spaced, with enough room to place fingers so they do not feel cramped.
If you buy a camera with a long telephoto lens, it is especially important that it has a comfortable grip. You need to be able to grip the camera firmly to help minimize camera shake.
Don’t judge a camera grip by its cover
Judging a grip by the way it looks online or in a publication photo can be a mistake. If possible, visit a local camera shop and hold a camera in your hands to accurately determine if you’re happy with its ergonomics. This is particularly important if the camera merchant has a no return policy or charges a restocking fee.