HolidayBuyer's Guide

Cameras forum

General discussion

viewfinder in brite sunlight and glare!!

by sosjohn / October 10, 2005 3:29 AM PDT

I love my Exilim 100. Nice big LCD viewer. But outside in extreme sun very hard to compose the shot or see my subject. AM I missing something? Any hints??
I am going to Himalaya and I fear this is not going to work. Do I need to get a camera with old fashioned conventional eye-peice viewer? Id so what ar the best digital cameras with conventional viewers?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: viewfinder in brite sunlight and glare!!
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: viewfinder in brite sunlight and glare!!
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
That is a big problem with LCDs. The other is holding the
by Kiddpeat / October 10, 2005 5:01 AM PDT

camera steady while composing and shooting with the LCD. The 'old fashioned' viewfinder solves both problems. Perhaps you've noticed that high end cameras do not display the image on the LCD until after the picture is taken?

There are hoods that can be mounted on the LCD, but you probably don't want to mess with that if you are hiking in the mountains.

Collapse -
Look at:
by rgfitz / October 10, 2005 6:49 AM PDT

Email is:

I use a Jar Sunshield occasionally.

It is cheap and folds flat, attaching to the camera with velcro when unfolded.

Collapse -
For some reason
by rgfitz / October 10, 2005 12:43 PM PDT
Collapse -
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / October 10, 2005 7:28 AM PDT

I assume you have the Casio EXilim S100.

I am sure you chose that camera because it is so thin (0.7'' thick) and weighs so little. That makes it difficult to suggest another camera.

The nearest thing that Casio has (with a viewfinder) is the EXilim Z55. It has a larger LCD (2.5 inch) and it is 0.9'' thick.

According to one review I read on the S100, is that the LCD on the S100 is better than most for use in the bright sun. So you can probably get by in most situations. Perhaps carry one of those sun shields for difficult shots.


Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Cameras that make great holiday gifts

Let them start the new year with a step up in photo and video quality from a phone.