People using their tablets as cameras, explain this to me!

Started Dec 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: can't beat the size of that viewfinder!

ljfinger wrote:

Why would anyone carry an ipad around with them, and not a much smaller and more practical phone or compact camera?

I take it that you don't own an iPad.  There's quite a lot more that you can do with the iPad's much larger screen than you can do with a comparatively small screen on a smart phone.  And obviously, there are a ton of things you can do with an iPad that you can't do on a compact camera.  Obviously, people will have different preferences as to which devices they choose to use at any given moment.  But I do have to say that it's pretty neat to frame an image using such a large screen as on an iPad.  Think about it: it's nicer to look at a full frame camera's viewfinder compared to an APS-C camera's viewfinder, thanks to the difference in viewfinder screen size, isn't it?  Now just apply that to a smart phone or compact camera's screen vs the huge iPad screen!  The difference in size is quite dramatic, and obviously the experience of looking at it will be effected by this!

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