T3: Some people act like this is the first digital compact camera to ever be introduced without a viewfinder! Huh? Where have these people been for the last few years of digital photography? I'm a DSLR shooter, but I take photos all the time with non-VF cameras too. Millions of people take great photos without a VF every day. It's really not that difficult to do. Obviously, there are different camera form factors for different users and different needs. Obviously, this is a compact camera, so the designers obviously wanted to keep it compact. Adding a VF would have made it less compact. So I guess they'll just have to sell this camera to those people out there who have no problem with using an LCD screen to shoot a photo-- which millions of people do every day. Clearly, not everyone *needs* a viewfinder to take a good photo, which has been proven over many years of digital photography.
I agree with you 100%, when I bought my canon G10 I tried to use the viewfinder a few times and then realized it was useless, I began using the LCD screen and used it alone for the next 2 years, I had no problems and enjoyed the camera greatly taking many 1000 of photos. I just sold the camera to a friend and will certainly consider the P7700 for my next camera.