Definition of 'SLR like'

Started Jun 30, 2006 | Discussions thread
buddythedog Regular Member • Posts: 253
Re: DSLR vs. SLR Like (again)

Barrie Davis wrote:

buddythedog wrote:

Please tell me in what way they have any similarity? Maybe similar
size just to make you feel more sustantial?

Size is nothing to do with it.

They both view through the lens that takes the picture, and both
are therefore parallax free. For the first 100 years of the SLR's
development this was its most important distinguishing feature ---
the viewfinding accuracy TTL viewing provides counted above
everything else.

Indeed, regarding framing precision it NOW happens that SLR-like
cameras with EVFs are yet more accurate than typical dSLRs! For
some of us this is vastly more important than all the features you
are so enamoured of.

There need be no dispute.

In effect, "you pays your money, and takes your choice". That you
can make your choice, and I can make mine, is great! Either way, it
is a personal decision. Neither is more "right" than the other, and
for the present both options are available.
--
Regards,
Baz

No, it has nothing to do with whether there is EVF or not. My camcorder has EVF, is it a dSLR? I think not. In fact, most, if not all digicams, use LCD for framing. The reason why the so-called SLR-like cameras have EVF is because they are bigger and more expensive and can afford more expensive components - thus EVF (mainly to overcome the viewing problem of LCD under bright sun!).

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