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I have a HP Photosmart R507 & really like it. I can download photos to my laptop while traveling & it fits easily into a pocket. However, the Live View is almost impossible to see when in bright light. I notice that other digital cameras appear to have better Live View under these circumstances. Would it be better if I upgraded to the HO R607 or some other camera in order to be able to have a better view?..

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Newer cameras can have brighter screens that are easier to view in bright light, although it is a problem common to all screens. It might be worth looking at a screen shade such as the ones made by delkin instead of changing the camera if there is nothing else wrong with it...

Comment #1

You would be better off with a Canon G9 or one of their smaller SD series that still has a rudimentary viewfinder. Live view in bright light will often prove problematical no matter what the automatic gain on the LCD. At least with a viewfinder you CAN see what you're framing in very bright light, and of course you can ignore the viewfinder at any other time..

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Comment #2

I may be in a distinct minority, but I try never to buy a camera that does not have an optical viewfinder. Some newer cameras have lcd monitors that work better in bright light outside, but for me none of them work very well..

If you get a camera with an OVF and start using it, you may also find that your shots are better framed and also sharper, as you can hold the camera more steady when it is up to your head...

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Mmditter wrote:.

I may be in a distinct minority, but I try never to buy a camera thatdoes not have an optical viewfinder. Some newer cameras have lcdmonitors that work better in bright light outside, but for me none ofthem work very well..

If you get a camera with an OVF and start using it, you may also findthat your shots are better framed and also sharper, as you can holdthe camera more steady when it is up to your head..

I've always been reluctant to abandon the OVF as well. But, I did to get a Canon SD870IS. The LCD is fine in the sun if you shade it with your hand. And, the LCD is more accurate than an OVF due to 100% coverage and lack of parallax. It's a high-resolution 3" LCD, making it great for checking focus or details. It also has very, very effective IS making camera shake a non-issue (I consistently get sharp 1/8 second exposures)..

Whichever you get, Canon makes much better cameras than HP...

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You might try one of these:.

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Much cheaper ($20 US) than buying a new camera.unless you just really want a new camera..

I have them on three of my digitals..

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