Digital camera with internal LCD viewfinder

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Dave Williams, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. As LCD viewfinders are hard to see in sunlight, and optical viewfinders
    do not show what the camera makes of the scene, does anyone know of a
    camera with an internal LCD screen that is viewed via a lens like a
    normal optical one? It seems to me there is a marketing opportunity
    here for camera makers.
     
    Dave Williams, Dec 22, 2005
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  2. Dave Williams

    Tumbleweed Guest

    There are quite a few. My Panasonic DMC FZ5 has one for example.
     
    Tumbleweed, Dec 22, 2005
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  3. Dave Williams

    Mark Dunn Guest

    The Olympus UZ series too, including my C725. The viewfinder is a lo-res
    LCD, not optical, but it's a bit small and you tend to poke yourself in the
    eye when scrolling through pictures.
     
    Mark Dunn, Dec 22, 2005
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  4. Hi

    Many 'Prosumer' non SLR cameras have them - the trouble is the picture
    through them isn't all that good. The resolution is not all that high making
    things like manual focus very tricky. I've not tried one but some Minolta
    cameras are said to have very good LCD viewfinders.

    Philip
     
    Electric dabbler, Dec 22, 2005
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  5. I thought most of the psuedo-SLR cameras with big zoom lens have this
    sort of viewfinder. I've just replaced my old Olympus E100RS with a
    Panasonic DMC-FZ30, and both have this arrangement.
     
    Chris Morriss, Dec 22, 2005
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  6. Dave Williams

    80/20 Guest

    I have a Konica Minolta Z3 4.0mp with an excellent viewfinder that
    replicates the screen in the eyepiece. Coming from traditional cameras to
    digital means that I use the viewfinder as a matter of course.

    Steve
     
    80/20, Dec 22, 2005
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  7. Dave Williams

    DaveJ Guest

    Most 'long lens' digicams have LCD viewfinders. The Minolta '7' series (7,
    7i, 7hi etc) had both LCD viewfinders and larger displays on the back,
    probably from around 2001.?
     
    DaveJ, Dec 23, 2005
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  8. Which they are exploiting. Search on the term, "electronic viewfinder",
    and you'll see what I mean.

    EVFs are not universally liked.
     
    Roger Whitehead, Dec 28, 2005
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