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Tilt and/or Swivel Viewing Screens

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I am almost totally convinced that a good size tilt and swivel LCD is close to the top of the priority list for a camera operator who wants to photograph models that spend a lot of their time below waist level and possibly on the floor.

On this basis, a lot of otherwise excellent cameras are falling off my short list, including all digital SLRs and the otherwise very accomplished and excellent value Lumix cams from Panasonic, Kodak (yes they make a couple of cracking good super-zooms!) and Fuji's 7xxx and 5xxx series. In fact, at present, the only cams still on my list are Sony's F828 and the Canon Pro-1. But I'm very willing to rethink things (yet again!) in the light of any new info or insights from camera enthusiasts here.

Has anyone found a workaround for this problem?
I really want to see what you think about your own cameras, with regard to the LCD and its usefulness, whether you wish you had held out for a T & S screen etc.

Has anyone rigged up a small off-cam LCD or even a tiny TV to get around the problem?

Please post anything that might contribute towards my choosing my next cam, with a view to it providing for my needs over the next several years. It has become urgent after having had mine stolen from my car a couple of days back.
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One other point I have about digital camera display screens. I have not seen one yet that is worth a hoot out side in bright sunshine. Which might not be a problem in the UK

The Sony Mavica I have also has a digital single eyepiece viewscreen that only comes on when you put your eye up to it and it can be adjusted to your eyes focus factor. It works like most 35mm through the lens camera for viewing. Also if shooting photos with that option you can turn off the large digital view screen to save battery power.

The batteries used with this one are the lithium ion ones. One is now three years old and is still going and has never run out on me in a shooting situation. They can be charged in the camera or on a separate charger. I keep a spare charged and switch them weekly in case one does go belly up some day. I have taken many thousand shots in these 3 years with no battery failures yet. Knocking on wood.

" Ouch that hurts my head"
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