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04-11-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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wide angle screen on pentax cameras

I was using the Panosonic tz10 recently and noticed how one could clearly see the screen from acute angles top, bottom or side on.

So much so that an articulating screen would be more or less redundant on this camera except for really out of the ordinary angled shots.

So why dont we get this wide angle visibility on Pentaxs? Such a screen would obviate the need for an articulating screen for many users and give Pentax cams another strength.

04-12-2011, 01:46 PM   #2
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Well for me the screen could be just a little bigger and then you get a widescreen 16:9.

So a + from me!
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Well for me the screen could be just a little bigger and then you get a widescreen 16:9.

So a + from me!
What is the use of a 16:9 lcd screen on a 3:2 format camera? I prefer having dark stripes, if I'ld ever wish to use a DSLR for filming over having dark stripes to the side all the time...

Nevertheless I can agree, that a wider viewing angle would be convenient at times, though even here I value colour accuracy much higher - if there is a trade-off.

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When I've wanted an articulating screen it is usually when I'm looking straight up or down at the camera which is still pointed forward. I can't even see the screen, no matter how good it is for angled viewing.

Like this. I take 6 or 8 shots because I can't see the subject or angle and hope I get a good one.


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