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

Started Nov 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
rrockley
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Re: Have used both ... Huh?
In reply to StevenN, Nov 11, 2012

StevenN wrote:

TrapperJohn wrote:

In order to extend the screen out on the swivel, it has to stick out to the side, and it puts the image off of the plane of the camera/lens. The tilt screen is both more compact in use, and it keeps the image you're viewing in line with the camera body and lens - just seems more natural to me.

I respectfully say this is nonsense. All you have to do is pull the screen out 90 degrees from the body, flip it over, and push it back against the camera body. It is not sticking "out to the side," and it is indeed "in line with the camera body and lens."

But surely you're not using the swivel facility? Isn't this just the same as the Olympus tilt screen, without tilting it?

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