G1X Mark II - What is with the screen??

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G1X Mark II - What is with the screen??
10 months ago

You can't tell from the photos here on DPR, but the screen on the G1X Mark II is not the usual Canon "Vari-angle" - it's a new thing that only tilts up-and-down, not left-and-right.

What is with this? I think it's a huge downgrade from the vari-angle design, which let you nestle the camera tight against your belly for stability (like an old medium-format camera).

I always open the screen to the left, so I can see it with the camera braced against my body - it looks like that won't work anymore!

I'm a huge fan of vari-angle, I've had 4 or 5 cameras with it. And I tried the Sony R1 years back and got rid of it because it had a similar up-and-down-only flip screen.

What is Canon thinking?

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