>>3322197>To change ISO and aperture you need to hold down one of two buttons then rotate the wheel. The Fn button, for ISO changes, is on the front left of the camera and just under the flash button. It is a pain to use and often times you can hit the flash button instead.
Definitely the usual $1 missing wheel / button reason to make you upgrade to a much better camera even if you have few other needs.
But that's part of this camera market. Not enough competition, even now that we got a 3rd FF / APS-C system company.> Of course, that's asking too much isn't it?
Somewhat, but WB becomes not very important when your sensor and software is good, and exposure compensation is generally manipulating shutter speed or ISO anyhow.
Point being, the better bodies do have what you need.> I find I have to use AF + manual in order to get the focus close to where it sorta needs to be
That also gets vastly less necessary once your AF system hits precisely even if you use a small area / single point.
A while ago, the AF systems became not only faster but also more accurate / reliable than me, despite having a good bit of routine.
But arguably, the "retro situation" wasn't using MF but just using the old, less sharp, less bright, less color accurate / contrasty / flare resistant lens that also doesn't have a correction profile for its vignetting and distortion and so on unless I create one.