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Why tilting rather than swivelling screens on Oly M 4/3 ?

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Why tilting rather than swivelling screens on Oly M 4/3 ?
Nov 11, 2012

While I mostly use the viewfinder, I take 20 to 30 % of images from low down.  And especially with wide angle, which I love, portrait orientation images from low down can be very effective.

Tilting screens are fine for landscape orientation images, but no help at all for portrait.  Why have Oly fitted them to their M 4/3 cameras rather than the more versatile swivelling screens?

My first decent camera, a Canon G3, had the swivel screen, and apart from my D700 (which I bought almost by accident), all my cameras since have had this feature, including the Oly E3.

Why don't Oly offer swivel screens on M 4/3?  They can't take up much more s[ace than tilting screens.

I want a camera I can get in a jacket pocket, and while I know Panasonics have swivel screen, I much prefer the Oly colour rendering.

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