While Fujifilm hasn't changed much about the inside of the X20, its successor does gain some nice features.
The second-generation DEV-50V design improves zoom range, the electronic viewfinder, ruggedness, and size -- but not price.
Canon's prosumer AVCHD models for 2010 feature some modest changes plus the move to a large touch-screen LCD. But the addition of an eye-level viewfinder on the top-end model is the real welcome update.
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Olympus doesn't address the lack of a flash or the E-P1's performance woes, but does toss in a nice add-on EVF.
Olympus announced the SP-560UZ, a new EVF camera with an 18x lens.
With its follow up to the E-P1, Olympus doesn't address the lack of a flash or the E-P1's performance woes, but does toss in a nice add-on EVF.
Epson's newly developed EVF seeks to correct all the flaws with electronic viewfinders, and the company states that this can even replace optical viewfinders.
If you're looking for a camera that's not quite as big as a dSLR but doesn't skimp on hardware controls or features like an articulated LCD, EVF and stereo full HD video, the G3 is a great option. But performance is hit-and-miss for shooting action, so you may end up having to go with something just a bit bigger, anyway.
A fine follow-up to last year's M3xx series, the Canon Vixia M4xx series should please most home-movie-oriented videographers despite its relatively high price. If you don't need the EVF, the M400 is your best buy, but if you'll be shooting a lot in sunlight, it's worth it to step up to the M41.