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P&S with fliparound screen?
Still looking for a camera for my sister, now she wants to know if there are any digicams with an LCD display which can be flipped around, presumably just so you can take photos of yourself and know what they will look like before you take them. (eyeroll.) I swear she isn't narcissistic... I think... It certainly wouldn't be MY priority in a camera, but I figured I'd see if it existed..

I told her she could probably do this with a Fujifilm F20 (or others) by hooking up the cable to the PC, at least I know you can film video while watching on the monitor, but I'm not certain if you can do that with a picture.....

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Canon a650 and S5 both have this feature and both are really good cameras. The flip lcd can help in bright sunlight, shooting over your head or very low. A lot of users really like this feature...

Comment #1

My Canon S3 had this feature. It was cool, but it also makes the camera design more complicated, awkward to handle. Can kinda fit in on a bulky SLR like my S3. But on the A650 it's my view that the feature is out of place, simply makes the camera's form factor too fat..

If this user wants a compact camera for a pocket carry, then I would suggest selecting a camera with a nice burst mode instead. Point the camera in your general direction, rip off a burst, select the best single frame, delete the others. Easier to live with I think..

Kelly Cook..

Comment #2

While watching on the monitor, but I'm not certain if you can do thatwith a picture....

I'm pretty sure Canon's software still lets you hook the camera to your computer and control it from the computer..

Also, any camera that connects to a TV will let you do the same thing I guess, in a more limited way..

You'd have to decide if the extra bulk of the flip out screen was worth it if all you were doing was taking photos of yourself. I have a camera with a flip out screen and love it, but I never take photos of myself!.

Androohttp://Androo.smugmug.com..

Comment #3

If the purpose is to take candid shots, add a mirror:.

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Here is a plastic pocket mirror hinged to an F20 with Velcro. It is useful for candids, overhead shots, etc..

Easy to do..

Dave..

Comment #4

There's no live output feed for a laptop, etc on a Fuji F20 that I'm aware of...

Comment #5

....that looks like an interesting idea.....could you tell us more about how it works? Thank you..

LucyE- 510, 40-150 and 14-54 lens!U ZI owner!Olympus C30-20Zhttp://www.pbase.com/lucyFCAS Member #98, Oly Division'Photography is the art of seeing what others do not.'.

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The mirror is attached to the camera with a hinge made of sticky backed velcro, like this:.

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3/4" velcro was used. Some was cut in half lengthwise to about 3/8". As shown above, narrow strips of fuzzy side were put on the the camera below (and above) the LCD..

A wide strip of velcro is stuck to the rear of the mirror and overhangs the lower edge by 3/8"; a 3/8" strip of hook side velcro is stuck to the overhanging strip at the bottom of the mirror. When this hook side strip is stuck to the fuzzy side strip on the camera a hinge is formed..

The mirror naturally hangs at about 45 degrees when tilted away from the LCD and can easily be held in other positions with one's thumb. You just hold the camera at waist level (or at table-top height when seated) and look down into the mirror. It is surprisingly easy to get used to for composing shots. Just like an old fashioned twin-lens reflex or Hassleblad..

I added a fuzzy strip above the LCD so the camera can be held up to look over crowds as well..

I got the plastic mirror from a plastics supply store in our small town. It is 3/16" mirrored plexiglass..

It turns out the mirror stays nestled against the LCD protecting it, so I just leave the mirror on the camera... it will swing out of the way for normal use..

Heres a sample candid shot with the F20. The mirror setup is not as nice as an articulating LCD, but there are no pocket cameras with the high ISO performance of the Fuji F series that have such an LCD. This is a reasonable work-around..

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Dave..

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Canon A650IS, TX1 (though 1.8" LCD), S5IS, Panasonic FZ50 (bulky), Sanyo Xacti VPC E1, HD2 series..

TurboC wrote:.

Still looking for a camera for my sister, now she wants to know ifthere are any digicams with an LCD display which can be flippedaround, presumably just so you can take photos of yourself and knowwhat they will look like before you take them. (eyeroll.) I swearshe isn't narcissistic... I think... It certainly wouldn't be MYpriority in a camera, but I figured I'd see if it existed..

I told her she could probably do this with a Fujifilm F20 (or others)by hooking up the cable to the PC, at least I know you can film videowhile watching on the monitor, but I'm not certain if you can do thatwith a picture....

Best Wishes, Ajayhttp://picasaweb.google.com/ajay0612Thanks for visiting and leaving comments ..

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