Canon G1X M2 pics....?

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Marco Nero
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Re: Why the loss of the Flip LCD is a disaster...
In reply to WT21, Feb 11, 2014

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).

I'll chime in here... I remember that Sony used the Tilt-LCD screens on some of their cameras because of costs in the mid-2000s.  On a Still camera (non-video), Canon appeared to own the Patents for Flip-Vari-Angle-LCDs and refused to part with the Patent or share it with the other camera manufacturers... the same as their Optical Image Stabilizers (which forced the other manufacturers to come up with their inferior "Anti-Shake" stabilization method.

So yeah, I'm inclined to believe that the Cost difference was likely a driving factor.  We're talking pennies and dollars here but by keeping costs (especially parts and R&D costs) down, it benefits the shareholders.

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