Canon G1X M2 pics....?

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Re: Why the loss of the Flip LCD is a disaster...
In reply to wootpile, Feb 11, 2014

wootpile wrote:

meland wrote:

wootpile wrote:

What do you think is cheaper?

a screen that has a 1-axis mechanism and is supported at several points

or one that has a 2-axis mechanism but only has 1 support

Depends if you are comparing like with like But what if it has touchscreen functionality? Which is difficult to implement on a tilt and swivel screen.

This makes me think you haven't tried one. Go to a shop and handle a couple of 2-axis swivel cameras with touchscreen:

for example

Canon 70d

Canon 700d

Samsung NX-30

Nikon 5300

Panasonic G6

I've used both. Vastly prefer the flippy LCD over vari-angle.

You never answered Melands question (which was mine) -- do you have anything to back-up the assertion that the only reason the flippy LCD is in there is to save costs.

Also, why is it assumed to be cheaper than vari-angle? It's actually a complicated set of mechanisms, especially given the selfie-option over the top (which for me, is a waste, but there you go).

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