Canon G1X M2 pics....?

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

Marco Nero wrote:

meland wrote:

Couldn't you have achieved all of those shots with just an angled LCD? OK, I appreciate a vari angled screen is going to be ultimately more flexible for a percentage of users but maybe there are reasons for not going with it that we don't know about yet?

When shooting close to the ground, a flip-LCD screen enables you to adjust for reflections and bright light much more than a tilt screen. Sometimes when shooting on a narrow surface it's necessary to flip the screen to the side and if shooting a model (human) it's great to be able to flip the screen around and show them the results or to ask them to adjust. I think that any mechanical parts requiring power risk damage from wear to the electrical wiring, especially where twisting and flexing occur. That said, I've only seen one LCD requite a repair for this kind of damage and it was a non-Canon video camera. Surely it's less expensive to have a completely fixed screen like the G7. But that twist LCD was always a big seller for Canon and is very popular with new users and old die-hards.

The new camera has a tilt-and-slide LCD. This appears to be enabled to allow the user to take selfies or tilt the screen for shooting in crowds overhead. I'm not sure if it tilts the other way - to allow the user to look down at it - but I would assume it does. It it's a touch screen, this might account for the need to make such a solid, glossy LCD screen.

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Marco Nero.

Marco Nero.

Thanks for posting that Marco. With a 180 degree lcd, it doesn't seem too bad now.

With the current specs, it may replace my S90, RX100m2, and NEX all at once!

One big issue with the sony e mount system is that most of the lenses have a long minimum focus distance, requiring me to switch to a macro lens too often.

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